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  • 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 Air.com ^ | 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 · 89 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
    video.foxnews.com ^ | 4/6/2017 | FOXNEWS
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  • 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...
  • US airstrike in Mosul leaves 90 Iraqi troopers dead (helps ISIS forces)

    12/12/2016 5:54:55 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    Press TV ^ | 12/10/16
    At least 90 Iraqi soldiers have lost their lives when fighter jets from the United States Air Force (USAF) mistakenly struck their position in Mosul as government forces and allied fighters are trying to flush Daesh terrorists out of the strategic northern city. An Iraqi army source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told the Arabic service of Russia’s Sputnik news agency on Saturday that the airstrike had targeted soldiers from the 9th Armored Division of the Iraqi army the previous day, destroying eight infantry fighting vehicles as well as four Humvee military trucks. Some 100 soldiers were also wounded as...
  • Report: IDF strikes near Damascus

    12/07/2016 4:37:41 AM PST · by Lera · 45 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/7/16 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    Arab media outlets have reported that the IDF targets inside Syria near the capital city of Damascus early Wednesday morning. The incident has yet to be confirmed by Israeli sources, and the IDF has refused to comment on the report. According to the claims, large explosions were heard around the El-Mezzeh airbase just outside of Damascus. No casualties were reported in the attack. A Syrian state media service report by SANA claimed the attack was made by land-based missile batteries, with no reference to Israeli air units. "At 3:00 a.m. (0100 GMT), the Israeli enemy fired several surface-to-surface missiles from...
  • Reports: Israel attacks targets in Syria

    11/29/2016 9:18:36 PM PST · by Lera · 71 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | Elad Benari
    Arab media reports that Israeli aircraft targeted the Syrian army and a Hezbollah convoy near Damascus. Arab media reported on Wednesday morning that Israeli aircraft carried out two airstrikes in the Damascus area overnight Tuesday. One report said that the first airstrike hit a weapons warehouse belonging to the Syrian army near Damascus. The second attack, according to the report, targeted a convoy of cars belonging to the Hezbollah terrorist group. Other Syrian websites reported that the attack on the Hezbollah convoy was meant to thwart a delivery of missiles from Syria to Lebanon. According to these reports, the convoy...
  • Turkey Threat to Retaliate after Syrian Air Strike Kills Its Soldiers

    11/24/2016 3:42:00 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 39 replies
    South Front ^ | 11/24/16 | none stated
    Ankara said it will retaliate after three of its soldiers were killed in a suspected air strike by the Syrian Air Force in the province of Aleppo. The attack occurred last night during a Turkey-backed militants operation in northern Syria, the Turkish military said in a statement. 10 other soldiers were wounded in the air strike that it “assessed to have been carried out by Syrian regime forces”. No details about the location of air strike have been provided. “It is clear that some people are not happy with this battle Turkey has been fighting against Daesh (Islamic State). This...
  • Turkish forces in Syria near al Bad were hit with 2 airstrikes today

    11/24/2016 2:45:31 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 3 replies
    Twitter ^ | November 24, 2016 | Texas Fossil
    I was told via Direct Message that Turkish forces in al Bad in Syria were hit with 2 air strikes today. So far no one is admitting to doing it. But today is 1 year since Turkish aircraft shot down a Russian Aircraft in disputed territory near the border of Turkey and Syria. Coincidence? Guess we will see. I was told there were many casualties.
  • BREAKING - US military strikes Yemeni ‘radar sites’ in response to missile attack on navy destroyer

    10/12/2016 8:14:31 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 93 replies
    Russia Times ^ | 10-12-2016 | Russia Times
    The US military has launched strikes on radar sites in Yemen, the Pentagon announced, according to Reuters. The move comes in response to failed attacks on the US navy destroyer USS Mason. According to the Pentagon’s initial assessments, three “radar sites” in the Houthi rebel-controlled area of Yemen were destroyed in the attack. The US military vowed to respond to “any further threat to our ships and commercial traffic,” according to a statement cited by Reuters.
  • US 'appalled' by Syrian regime's breach of truce

    03/31/2016 10:25:55 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/4/16
    The United States said Thursday it was "appalled" by Syrian government air strikes Thursday that killed more than 30 people - including children - in a key rebel bastion east of the capital of Damascus. The raids took place in Deir Al-Assafir, a town in the opposition stronghold of Eastern Ghouta, one of the areas in Syria where a fragile ceasefire brokered by the US and Russia has been in place since February 27. "The United States is appalled by aerial strikes March 31, reportedly by the Assad regime, on a school and hospital in the Damascus suburb of Deir...
  • Russian Air strike kills top Syrian rebel leader on edge of Damascus

    12/25/2015 1:30:07 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/25/2015 | BY SULEIMAN AL-KHALIDI
    The head of the most powerful Syrian insurgent group in the rebel-held suburbs of Damascus was killed on Friday in a Russian air strike on the secret headquarters of his group, rebel sources said. The Syrian army confirmed the death of Zahran Alloush, whose Jaysh al Islam grouping has thousands of fighters and is the biggest rebel faction in the area. Several rebel group leaders have been killed since Russia launched its air campaign on Sept. 30 in support of President Bashar al-Assad, whose troops had suffered a series of setbacks in a civil war now nearing the end of...
  • British ISIS leader Jihadi John 'probably' killed in air strike

    11/13/2015 6:23:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Yahoo News via Reuters ^ | 11/13/2015 | By John Davison and Mariam Karouny
    BEIRUT (Reuters) - The United States targeted British Islamic State leader "Jihadi John" in an air attack in northern Syria which Britain said would "strike at the heart of Islamic State" if the militant's death is confirmed. British Prime Minister David Cameron said the death of Mohammed Emwazi, who was known as Jihadi John after appearing in videos showing the killings of U.S. and British hostages, could not yet be confirmed and the Pentagon said it was still assessing the effectiveness of the strike. But a U.S. official said Thursday's attack in the town of Raqqa, Islamic State's de facto...
  • Russian Defense Ministry gets impression location of IS facilities is US state secret

    11/05/2015 4:15:09 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 12 replies
    Tass ^ | 11-5-2015 | Tass
    The Russian Defense Ministry denies US allegations that Russian warplanes in Syria are bombing regions, which are out of President Assad’s control, rather than terrorist infrastructure, Russian Defense Ministry Spokesperson Igor Konashenkov said on Thursday. He explained that US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland told Congress hearings held earlier that the Russian air group in Syria delivered most of its strikes at regions which were no longer under the control of President Assad’s regime rather than at terrorists. "If we analyze what various US officials say, there is an impression that the location of terrorist-held facilities is the most...
  • Top al Qaeda leader Sanafi al-Nasr killed in U.S. airstrike, Pentagon says

    10/18/2015 1:38:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/18/2015 | By Barbara Starr and Tim Hume
    The leader of an al Qaeda-linked group allegedly bent on attacking the West has been killed in an airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition in Syria, U.S. officials said Sunday. Sanafi al-Nasr, a Saudi citizen whose real name is Abdul Mohsen Adballah Ibrahim al Charekh, was the highest-ranking member of the Khorasan Group -- a collection of veteran al Qaeda jihadis which had moved into Syria, the Pentagon said in a statement. He was killed in an airstrike in northwest Syria on Thursday, the statement said. Nasr, who was once al Qaeda's chief financial officer and had been designated a Specially...
  • Video: ISIS leaders targeted in Iraq airstrike, but … Escaped?

    10/12/2015 7:46:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/12/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Iraqi officials claim that their air forces struck the convoy of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as well as a meeting of other ISIS leaders in western Iraq yesterday. The US is skeptical that Baghdadi got hit, and ISIS sources flat-out deny it, but the Iraqis insist that they at least hit the self-styled caliph in the air strike. Reuters reports that the Iraqis claim they got eight ISIS leaders at the meeting, at least: Eight senior figures from Islamic State were killed in an air strike while meeting in a town in western Iraq, but the group’s reclusive leader Abu...