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  • Strikes on northwest Syria kill 1 person, cause wide damage

    03/22/2021 7:25:32 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 4 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3-22-21 | unattributed
    Airstrikes on several locations in northwest Syria near the border with Turkey have killed at least one person and set afire several trucks used to distribute aid, opposition activists and a paramedic group said Monday. The late Sunday attacks angered Turkey, which had asked Russia to secure an immediate end to the strikes, Turkey’s Defense Ministry said, adding that Turkish troops had been placed on alert. Turkey and Russia support rival parties in Syria’s 10-year conflict. The countries reached a deal last March that stopped a Russian-backed government offensive on the northwestern Idlib province, the last major rebel stronghold in...
  • Is Biden Reenlisting in the Forever Wars?

    03/02/2021 4:16:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | March 2, 2021 | Pat Buchanan
    Thursday, in its first military action, the Biden Pentagon sent two U.S. F-15Es to strike targets of Kataib Hezbollah, an Iranian-backed Iraqi militia just inside the eastern border of Syria. The U.S. strikes were in retaliation for a missile attack on a U.S. base in Irbil, capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, which killed a contractor and wounded a U.S. soldier. "We're confident that the target was being used by the same Shia militia that conducted the strikes," said Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin. But Democratic Sens. Tim Kaine and Chris Murphy want to know where President Joe Biden got his authority to...
  • U.S. wages retaliatory strikes against Iran-backed militia in Iraq (Top Iranian Gen. killed)

    03/13/2020 7:14:24 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/12/2020 | Phil Stewart, Idrees Ali
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States waged a series of precision air strikes on Thursday against an Iran-backed militia in Iraq that it blamed for a major rocket attack a day earlier that killed two American troops and a 26-year-old British soldier. The U.S. strikes appeared limited in scope and narrowly tailored, targeting five weapons storage facilities used by Kataib Hezbollah militants, including stores of weaponry for past attacks on U.S.-led coalition troops, the Pentagon said. In a statement, Iraq’s military said the U.S. air strikes hit four locations in Iraq that housed formal Iraqi police and military units, in...
  • Kissed by a Hellfire Missile

    01/04/2020 3:37:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 53 replies ^ | January 4, 2020 | D.W. Wilber
    Since 1979 the Islamic Republic of Iran has been at war with the United States. Generally a very one-sided war with only the Iranian fanatics in Tehran inflicting any casualties. The United States has been reluctant to really engage Iran, partly out of fear of things escalating into a larger regional conflict. And partly out of some misguided belief that one can negotiate with religious fanatics and expect them to abide by any treaty or agreement they enter into. In 1979 the Iranian regime took and held American diplomats hostage for four hundred forty four days, only releasing them when...
  • The Killing Of Qassem Suleimani Is A Reminder That Iran Is Weak

    01/03/2020 12:46:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 3, 2020 | John Daniel Davidson
    Iran Is Weak Suleimani's killing was long overdue. The last time Iran was chastened on the world stage was when the U.S. sank half of the Iranian navy in 1988. The first thing to say about the U.S. airstrike on Thursday night that killed Qassem Suleimani, the longtime leader of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps’ Quds Force, is that President Trump made the right decision.Taking out Suleimani, who was killed as he traveled in a convoy near the Baghdad airport, was long overdue. In a statement, the Pentagon said Suleimani “was actively developing plans to attack American diplomats and service...
  • US conducts airstrikes in Iraq, Syria after contractor killed, American troops injured in rocket attack

    12/29/2019 12:50:11 PM PST · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 29, 2019 | Nicole Darrah
    The U.S. military carried out airstrikes in Iraq and Syria on Sunday — days after a U.S. defense contractor was killed at a military compound in a rocket attack. Military jet fighters conducted "precision defensive strikes" on five sites of Kataeb Hezbollah, an Iran-backed Iraqi militia, Jonathan Hoffman, a spokesperson for the Pentagon told Fox News. Two defense officials added that Air Force F-15 jet fighters carried out the strikes. U.S. officials have blamed the militia for a rocket barrage Friday that killed a U.S. defense contractor, wounded four U.S. troops and two members of the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF)...
  • US troops demolished ISIS leader's suspected building to prevent it from becoming a shrine

    10/27/2019 5:04:50 AM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 35 replies
    Business Insider ^ | October 27, 2019 | David Choi
    US special operations forces who are believed to have killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi issued an airstrike on his compound to prevent the location from becoming a shrine, according to Newsweek. Soldiers from the 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment, or Delta Force, conducted a raid against what they believed to be Baghdadi at the northern province of Idlib, Syria, on Saturday, unnamed US officials said in numerous news reports. Baghdadi, who fetched a $25 million bounty in the US, is believed to have been killed in the raid. Military officials were still awaiting forensics verification, according to Newsweek, who...
  • Turkish military operation launched in northern Syria, Erdogan says

    10/09/2019 9:21:41 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 40 replies
    Cox Media via WPXI ^ | October 9, 2019 | Theresa Seiger
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced Wednesday the beginning of a military operation in northeastern Syria, days after President Donald Trump pulled U.S. troops out of the region. "The Turkish Armed Forces, together with the Syrian National Army, just launched #OperationPeaceSpring," Erdogan wrote Wednesday in a tweet. "Our mission is to prevent the creation of a terror corridor across our southern border, and to bring peace to the area." Mustafa Bali, a spokesman for the U.S.-backed Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, said Turkish warplanes started carrying out airstrikes on civilian targets Wednesday. "There is a huge panic among people of the...
  • Turkey launches offensive in northern Syria with air strikes

    10/09/2019 9:49:32 AM PDT · by tkocur · 91 replies
    Turkish warplanes have bombed parts of north-eastern Syria at the start of an offensive which could lead to conflict with Kurdish-led allies of the US. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the operation was to create a "safe zone" cleared of Kurdish militias which will also house Syrian refugees. The strikes have killed at least two civilians, Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said. The group vowed to resist any Turkish advance across the border. It asked the US and the coalition against the jihadist group Islamic State (IS) to establish a no-fly zone in the area to stop "attacks on...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Trump: I do not need congressional approval to strike Iran

    06/24/2019 10:06:40 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 55 replies ^ | June 24, 2019 | SAAGAR ENJETI AND JORDAN FABIAN
    The president disputed Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) assertion that he would need congressional approval for any “hostilities” against Iran. "I disagree," he said. "Most people seem to disagree." "They have ideas. They’re intelligent people. They'll come up with some thoughts," Trump said, referring to lawmakers. "I actually learned a couple of things the other day when we had our meeting with Congress."
  • America First allies say Trump saved presidency from John Bolton by scrapping Iran strike

    06/21/2019 10:38:13 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 106 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 21, 2019
    Non-interventionist Trump allies are cheering President Trump's Thursday night decision to buck his most senior advisers and abandon an airstrike on Iran, saying the decision could help him win reelection while preventing a major regional war. Trump canceled the bombing of Iran after authorizing it, saying via Twitter he learned 150 Iranians might die, and that it would not be proportional to the loss of one U.S. drone. National security adviser John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reportedly favored the attack, after issuing aggressive recent statements on Iran. “He doesn’t trust them. He felt that they were cornering...
  • 'Not Proportionate': Trump Explains Why He Halted Air Strikes Against Iran

    06/21/2019 7:22:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 207 replies
    Townhall ^ | 06/21/2019 | Matt Vespa
    For some, you could hear the sound of war drums. It was coming. Iran had shot down a surveillance drone in international waters. President Trump did not mince words, saying Iran made a huge mistake, though was cagey about military action. He told the press “you’ll find out” when asked. President Trump has taken action before, firing cruise missiles at an airfield in Syria in 2017 after a horrible chemical weapons attack struck the town of Khan Shaykhun. The airfield was the staging ground. Reports trickled in last night that air strikes were ordered against Iran but were halted by...
  • Israeli Army Strikes in Gaza After Rockets Target Tel Aviv in First Since 2014 War

    03/14/2019 4:52:06 PM PDT · by higgmeister · 14 replies ^ | Yaniv Kubovich, Jack Khoury and Noa Landau
    The Israeli army attacked Thursday overnight targets in Gaza Strip, hours after two rockets were fired at Tel Aviv from Gaza, a first since Israel's 2014 campaign in Gaza. According to the Israeli military, the Iron Dome missile defense system was activated. It is assumed that the rockets landed in open areas due to the fact that no damage or injuries were reported as of yet. The last time rocket alerts were activated in Tel Aviv was two years ago, in what turned out to be a false alarm. The flare-up comes three weeks before Israel holds its general election.
  • Venezuela Invades Guyana to Block Exxon Mobil Oil Exploration

    12/25/2018 5:33:00 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 82 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/24/2018 | Frances Martel
    The Venezuelan Navy illegally entered the waters of Guyana this weekend and forced a ship contracted by Exxon Mobil to conduct oil research in the area to vacate, The incident, which Guyanese authorities angrily denounced and vowed to bring to the attention of the United Nations, reignites a feud Venezuelan socialist dictator Nicolás Maduro began with the neighboring country in 2015, claiming as much as two-thirds of Guyana itself belonged to Venezuela. Guyana has repeatedly noted that Venezuela signed an agreement in 1899 on the territory in question and no disputes remain as to who owns that land. Exxon Mobil...
  • Saudi-led Yemen airstrike kills 22 children fleeing earlier bombing, rebels say

    08/26/2018 6:28:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | 08/25/2018 | By Hakim Almasmari, Hamdi Alkhshali, Nima Elbagir, Waffa Munayyer and Tamara Qiblawi
    Saudi-led coalition airstrikes killed 30 people, including 22 children, in a rebel-held area in northwestern Yemen on Thursday, according to the Houthi-controlled Health Ministry. Four families were evacuating their homes in a vehicle when the airstrikes hit, according to Houthi-owned media. Earlier coalition airstrikes on Wednesday killed four people and injured two, according to two surviving family members who preferred to remain anonymous for security reasons. "Four people were killed in the strike before, that's why they fled. They wanted to save their lives, their children's lives. Is nowhere safe for us?" one survivor said. Both sources did not want...
  • Talks fail; air strikes resume in Syria

    07/05/2018 1:21:35 PM PDT · by BBell · 6 replies
    The Syrian government and its closest military ally - Russia - have intensified their bombing campaign Thursday in the southern province of Deraa, after ceasefire deal between rebels and Russians broke down. Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr, reporting from Beirut, said that had airstrikes intensified on Thursday as government troops advanced steadily to recapture lost territory. “The relative lull in the fighting has now been shattered following the collapse of peace talks. Syrian government and Russian planes have been targeting a number of rebel-held towns in the province,” Khodr said. “Dozens of airstrikes were reported by activists, mainly targeting the towns...
  • Report: Putin gives OK to Israeli strikes on Syria

    06/01/2018 7:11:22 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/6/18 | Guy Cohen
    According to a report in a leading Arabic website, Moscow has given its consent to Israeli military strikes deep in Syrian territory. Al-Sharq al-Awsat reported Friday that Moscow and Jerusalem held talks Thursday concerning Syria and agreed to “limit” the Iranian presence in the south of the country. Israeli counterpart Avigdor Liberman met met in Moscow with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Shoigu, while Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and President Vladimir Putin spoke about Syria over the phone. The two sides agreed to “limit” Iran, keep its forces away from the south, and to allow the IDF to target "menacing...
  • Report: Iran Expected To Attack Israel Following Lebanon's May 6 Election

    05/01/2018 4:14:15 AM PDT · by Strategy · 86 replies
    Jerusalem Online ^ | April 30, 2018 | Becca Noy
    Following the alleged Israeli airstrikes in Syria last night, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said his country is more committed than ever to eradicating terrorists from his country. Meanwhile, an official in an alliance that includes Syria and its regional allies told the New York Times that Iran will likely attack Israel after the Lebanese parliamentary election in May.

    04/30/2018 9:50:00 AM PDT · by gandalftb · 50 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | APRIL 30, 2018 | ANNA AHRONHEIM
    The target was reportedly an underground missile production facility and depot for surface-to-surface missiles. The explosions following the strike registered as a 2.6 magnitude earthquake, but the weapons used did not cause the quake. Over 18 people were killed and another 60 were wounded. The targets were Syrian army bases being used by Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps and Shi'ite militias with troops from Lebanon, Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Missiles also struck targets in the Al-Malikiyah area, north of the Aleppo’s airport. The underground missile production facility and depot for surface-to-surface missile is funded by Iran and built with the help...
  • 'Iranians killed in suspected Israeli strike' in Syria

    04/30/2018 7:46:53 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 41 replies
    The Telegraph via Yahoo Noose ^ | April 30, 2018 | Raf Sanchez
    The shadow war between Israel and Iran in Syria escalated sharply on Monday after suspected Israeli strikes killed 26 Iranian and Assad regime fighters, according to monitors. One strike tore through a military base dug into a mountain near the central city of Hama on Sunday night, causing an explosion so large it registered as a 2.6 magnitude earthquake. A second strike targeted an airbase near the northern city of Aleppo. There was no claim of responsibility for the attack but suspicion immediately fell on Israel, which has carried out a number of strikes as it tries to prevent Iran...