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  • US Airstrike Kills ISIS Commander, Bodyguard In Afghanistan [Video - Start To Run - Boom!]

    04/10/2018 3:15:14 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10 April 2018 | Joseph Lafave
    The Department of Defense released details — and video — of an April 5 airstrike that killed top Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant – Khorasan Province (ISIS-K) commander Qari Hikmatullah and his bodyguard in northern Afghanistan.
  • US forces carry out airstrike against extremists in Somalia

    12/18/2017 9:58:33 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Dec. 18, 2017 | staff
    OHANNESBURG — The U.S. military’s Africa command says its forces conducted an airstrike against Islamic extremists in Somalia last week, approximately 30 miles northwest of Kismayo, killing eight militants and destroying one vehicle. In its statement released Monday, the U.S. Africa Command said that it assess no civilians were killed in the strike. The statement said U.S. forces will continue to use “all authorized and appropriate measures” to protect U.S. citizens and to disable extremist threats. This includes partnering with the multinational African force in Somalia and the Somali National Security Forces to attack the extremist rebels of al-Shabab, their...
  • Coalition forces killed Turki-al-Bin’ ali (ISIS Mutfi)

    06/20/2017 7:33:33 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 36 replies
    U.S. Central Command ^ | June 20, 2017 | Release # 20170620-03
    June 20, 2017 Release # 20170620-03 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   SOUTHWEST ASIA — Coalition forces killed Turki al-Bin’ali, the self-proclaimed “Grand Mufti,” or chief cleric, of ISIS, in an airstrike May 31 in Mayadin, Syria. Al-Bin’ali had a central role in recruiting foreign terrorist fighters and provoking terrorist attacks around the world. As chief cleric to ISIS since 2014, he provided propaganda to incite murder and other atrocities, attempted to legitimize the creation of the “caliphate,” and was a close confidant of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Leveraging his self-proclaimed religious role, his propaganda writings included the call for terrorists to pledge allegiance to...
  • 36 Years Ago today, “Operation Opera”: The Israeli Air Strike on an Iraqi Nuclear Reactor.

    06/09/2017 12:05:09 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies
    The Aviationist ^ | Jun 07 2017 | Tom Demerly
    1735 HRs Local, Sunday, June 7, 1981. Al-Tuwaythah Nuclear Research Facility, outside Baghdad, Iraq. Iraqi Colonel Fakhri Hussein Jaber is in shock. His jaw drops, mouth gaping open as a strained moan leaves his throat. Despite the hot desert temperature his limbs feel cold. He cannot believe what he is seeing. Eight F-16s painted sand-colored desert camouflage flying in a single-file attack formation at rooftop level hurtles over the outskirts of Baghdad from the southwest. They bank hard left, slicing white tendrils of vapor from their missile-clad wingtips in the evening air. One at a time they light their afterburners...
  • Russia shows more support for Syrian Kurds after Turkish airstrikes

    04/29/2017 5:46:47 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 5 replies
    ARA News ^ | April 29, 2017 | Wladimir van Wilgenburg
    A Russian government spokesperson praised the Kurdish forces in their fight against ISIS. Meanwhile, the co-Chair of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), Salih Muslim, and PYD Europe representative Abdulselam Mustafa met with Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Gennady Gatilov in Geneva on Thursday.The two sides discussed the recent developments in northern Syria, including the Turkish air strikes against the People’s Protection Forces (YPG). Russian officials have condemned the Turkish air strikes against the Kurds in Syria and Iraq that took place last week.“On April 25, it was reported that Turkish jets carried out a series of strikes on the positions...
  • Does Turkey plan to continue airstrikes in Iraq and Syria?

    04/29/2017 7:31:48 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 5 replies
    Al Monitor ^ | April 28, 2017 | Metin Gurcan
    Turkey's airstrikes on Kurdish regions in Syria and Iraq recently raised many an eyebrow around the globe. They left world leaders wondering if there will be more strikes and, if so, how the escalation will unfold. This article is a sequel to Amberin Zaman’s piece on April 25 that reflected the viewpoints of the United States, the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) and Baghdad. This will focus on the perspectives of Ankara and Moscow, Ankara's strategic calculations behind the attacks and Moscow’s position on the events. Early April 25, the Turkish air force carried out simultaneous air attacks on Iraq’s Sinjar region and on Mount Qarachok near the...
  • YPG announces the IDs of fighters martyred in Turkish airstrike

    04/28/2017 8:40:55 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 5 replies
    ANF News ^ | Friday, April 28, 2017 | none stated
    YPG Press Office has announced the IDs of 20 YPG-YPJ (People's/Women's Defense Units) fighters that fell martyr as result of the Turkish aerial attack on Qereçox on April 25. YPG Press Office has announced the IDs of 20 YPG-YPJ (People's/Women's Defense Units) fighters that fell martyr as result of the Turkish aerial attack on Qereçox on April 25. The statement by YPG Press Office said the following: “The YPG General Command Headquarters in Qereçox region was bombed by Turkish warplanes at 02:00 on April 25. The aerial attack targeted the YPG Press Centre office, Dengê Rojava (Voice of Rojava) Radio...
  • Images from Qereçox after Turkish airstrike (Syria)

    04/26/2017 5:31:59 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 16 replies
    ANF News ^ | Wednesday, 26 Apr 2017, 08:30 | none stated
    Rojava people condemned Erdoğan and his never-ending attacks, saying that he recognized no law, no religion, no law, no morals. Rojavans also stressed that attacks will never be able to intimidate or deter them from their struggle. Thousands from across Rojava rushed to the Qereçox area following the bombardment by Turkish jets and condemned the attack. The Qereçox (Karachok) area near the city of Derîk houses YPG Headquarters, media center, a local radio station, communication headquarters and some military institutions. People rushed to the area as of early morning hours yesterday after it was shelled by Turkish aircraft at midnight....
  • Syrian Kurds urge UNSC to react to Turkish airstrikes

    04/26/2017 8:34:03 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 16 replies
    KOM News ^ | 25 April 2017 18:08 CEST | none stated
    Syrian Kurds on Tuesday called on the UN Security Council (UNSC) to express its opinion regarding Turkish airstrikes against the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), a representative body of the Rojava federal region in Russia said in a statement.Earlier in the day, Turkish planes had attacked northeastern Syria near the town of Derik in the Karachok mountains. The airstrikes targeted a media centre, a local radio station and some military buildings, killing civilians and YPG members.“The international community and the UN Security Council should have a position of their own, and express their opinion with regard to Turkey, which...
  • Turkish airstrikes targeting Kurds, support for Islamic State: PYD co-leader Muslim

    04/25/2017 6:57:27 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 6 replies
    KOM News ^ | 25 April 2017 07:41 CEST | none stated
    PYD co-leader Salih Muslim Democratic Union Party (PYD) co-leader Salih Muslim condemned Turkish airstrikes targeting Kurdish positions in Syria and Iraq on Tuesday morning and said coalition forces should not to remain silent on the matter.Speaking to Europe based News Channel, the leader of the largest Syrian Kurdish party said the attack was expected due to the heavy military deployment at the Turkey-Syria border.“There is a tense situation. There were already aerial attacks at the border and reconnaissance flights [by Turkey]. We were expecting this, it is not a surprise. They cannot scare the people of Kurdistan with these attacks. The people of...
  • Will Turkish airstrikes stop Kurdish-led operation to capture Raqqa?

    04/25/2017 6:29:08 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 14 replies
    KOM News ^ | 25 April 2017 13:10 CEST | none stated
    YPG commanders and US-led coalition representatives visited the site of Turkish airstrikes in Karakoch, northeastern Syria on Tuesday (Photo: ANF) Airstrikes by the Turkish military on Kurdish groups in Syria and Iraq on Tuesday has put the operation to capture the Islamic State (IS) stronghold Raqqa in danger, according to statements from Syrian Kurdish leaders.Turkish airstrikes targeted the positions of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), the main group in the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which is spearheading the assault on Raqqa, killing at least 18 early Tuesday morning, Reuters reported.Syrian Kurdish officials of the Kurdish-led autonomous administration in northern...
  • Footage from Turkish airstrike targeting civilian areas in Qandil (Iraq)

    04/24/2017 6:40:48 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 25 replies
    ANF News ^ | Sunday, 23 Apr 2017, 12:17 | none stated
    This morning's strikes by Turkish warplanes on Qandil region of Medya Defense Zones also targeted the villages with civilian population, and the fields of the locals. This morning's strikes by Turkish warplanes on Qandil region of Medya Defense Zones also targeted the villages with civilian population, and the fields of the locals. Footage by ANF shows Turkish airstrikes openly targeting civilian areas.   What is the goal? The Turkish state is known to be after accomplishing its genocidal operations against the Kurds and the dirty policies it seeks to pursue mainly in Kurdistan territory. Turkish airstrikes targeting civilian areas in...
  • Nikki Haley: It’s ‘long past time for Russia to stop covering for Assad’

    04/12/2017 3:34:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Hot ^ | April 12, 2017 | JOHN SEXTON
    U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley gave a speech today in which she sharply criticized Russia, saying it was “long past time” for them to stop covering for the Assad regime in Syria. “To my colleagues from Russia, you are isolating yourselves from the international community every time one of Assad’s planes drop another barrel bomb on civilians and every time Assad tries to starve another community to death,” Haley said. “People, not just in the West but across the Middle East and the world are speaking out against Assad’s brutality,” she said. She continued, “It is long...
  • Trump's Syria strike celebrated by 'terrorists', Iran says

    04/08/2017 3:10:25 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 15 replies
    BBC ^ | Saturday, April 8, 2017 | BBC News
    A woman with a baby in a crowd of protestersImage copyrightEPA Image caption - Syrians protested outside the UN offices in Damascus Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has said "terrorists are celebrating" US strikes on a Syrian airbase. His comments echo the response from Russia, which like Iran is allied to Syria, and from Syria itself. At least six people are reported to have been killed in the missile strikes in the early hours of Friday. The strikes followed Wednesday's suspected chemical attack on the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun, in which 89 people are reported to have died.
  • Tragedy and Reaction in 2017 Syria

    04/07/2017 11:15:44 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 7 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | April 7, 2017 AD | John F Di Leo
    What do we know about the modern Middle East, particularly the “hot zones” like Syria, the Gaza Strip, and Iraq? We know that people die before their time. Old people, young people, children, even babies. Innocent or guilty, they’re all targets of the Islamic jihadists’ war for the control of their regions, and ultimately, the world. In Syria, for example, where we have been horrified at the murders of little children by an apparent chemical weapon attack allegedly committed at the order of Bashir al-Assad, we must remember how other children were killed the very same week, even the very...
  • Tim Kaine: Trump has no congressional authorization for Syria strike

    04/07/2017 7:11:00 AM PDT · by kevcol · 120 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 7, 2017 | Kyle Feldscher
    "He should not have done this without coming to Congress," Kaine said. The strikes took place around 8:40 p.m. Eastern time Thursday night and were only confirmed following the attack. While some members of Congress were notified of the strikes, the majority found out through press reports, Kaine said. That's unacceptable under the Constitution, the Virginia Democrat said.
  • Early Video Showing Damage From US Air Strike - From Russian Media Outlet - 1:05 min

    04/07/2017 3:39:16 AM PDT · by bogusname · 90 replies
    Salt YT ^ | 4/7/2017 | Salt
    A Russian media video showing the damage from the US strike on a Syrian Airbase.
  • How Trump unleashed awesome Mediterranean arsenal on Assad: Tomahawk missiles launched from (trunc)

    04/07/2017 2:30:49 AM PDT · by blueplum · 15 replies
    The Daily Mail UK ^ | 07 Apr 2017 04:27am EDT updated 5:11 | Martin Robinson, Chief Reporter
    Full Title: How Trump unleashed awesome Mediterranean arsenal on Assad: Tomahawk missiles launched from US destroyers 150 miles away with pinpoint accuracy without endangering American pilots or enraging neighbouring allies ....If President Donald Trump decides to launch more strikes against Syrian regime targets, the Pentagon has many ways with which to do so.  Any strike against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is likely to be conducted remotely to avoid putting US pilots in harm's way. In September 2014, US ships launched 47 Tomahawk missiles during the first night of strikes against ISIS in Syria. These missiles can also...
  • Gen. Jack Keane reacts to US airstrikes in Syria (FOXNEWS VIDEO)

    04/06/2017 11:13:20 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 51 replies ^ | 4/6/2017 | FOXNEWS
  • US-led coalition devastates Raqqa with heavy airstrikes

    02/22/2017 11:03:59 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 33 replies
    AMN ^ | 22/02/2017 | Chris Tomson
    According to a statement released by the Combined Joint Task Force, the anti-ISIS coalition conducted a total of 32 airstrikes on ISIS insurgents yesterday.23 of the sorties were conducted in Syria while air raids were especially intense over Raqqa. The statement continued to read that 10 strikes engaged seven ISIS tactical units, destroying three fighting positions, three technicals and destroying two bridges.US-led airstrikes were also conducted on Islamic State militants near Deir Ezzor and Palmyra, two cities that have Syrian government forces stationed nearby.No American airstrikes were conducted on ISIS militants at Al-Bab, suggesting some tension between the US and...