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Houthis launch attacks on Soddys in Al Jawf and Marib
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Afghanistan
US goes one year without a combat death in Afghanistan as Taliban warn against reneging on peace deal
[Stars & Stripes] KABUL, Afghanistan — No U.S. troops have died in combat in Afghanistan for a year as of Monday, but the Taliban have threatened to target them again if Washington opts to keep international forces in the country after a May withdrawal deadline.

Army Sgts. 1st Class Javier Gutierrez and Antonio Rodriguez were the last Americans to die in battle in Afghanistan on Feb. 8, 2020. Two other service members — Army Staff Sgt. Ian McLaughlin and Army Pfc. Miguel Villalon — were killed in combat there in January last year.

Weeks after their deaths, the U.S. and Taliban signed a deal under which Washington pledged to fully withdraw U.S.-led international forces from the country by May 1 of this year provided the Taliban held up its end of the agreement, including stopping attacks on foreign troops, and barring terrorist groups such as al-Qaida from using Afghanistan as a springboard to attack the U.S. or its allies.

Several military officials and lawmakers have said the Taliban also agreed verbally to reduce violence in the country, although that is not included in the text of the agreement made public last year.

Despite the February deal, which was brokered by the Trump administration, violence surged last year and United Nations’ officials have said al-Qaida remains "heavily embedded" with the Taliban.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/09/2021 14:42 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [7466 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  Would have been nice if Trump found time to brag about his peace deals and withdraws. I've run across a number of lefties that have no idea that even happened.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 02/09/2021 16:51 Comments || Top||

#2  I for one am grateful to Trump.
Posted by: Vespasian Ebboting9735 || 02/09/2021 17:31 Comments || Top||

#3  Xiden Bidet will unfortunately turn this around soon.
Posted by: Airandee || 02/09/2021 19:21 Comments || Top||

#4  it's always entertaining to hear moslems warning about being honorable in a deal
Posted by: Bob Grorong1136 || 02/09/2021 21:13 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
Check Clears - Turkey signals compromise with US over Russian S-400 missiles
[Aljazeera] The purchase of air defence system has put extra strain on US-Turkey relations, which have also been complicated by the conflict in Syria.

Turkey might be willing to refrain from the full deployment of the Russian air defence system whose purchase led to United States sanctions, according to the country’s defence minister.

The US wants Turkey to decommission the S-400 missiles, which were originally built to target NATO hardware and acquired by Ankara in July 2019. The purchase has put extra strain on US-Turkey relations, which have also been complicated by the conflict in Syria.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/09/2021 12:01 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6885 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Palestinians Set To Reap Rewards Of Trump's Israel-UAE Peace Deal
[Telegraph via Pirates Cove] Palestinians stand to reap major benefits from Israel’s peace agreements with the Arab world, the Jewish state’s first official ambassador in the Gulf has claimed, as he began his historic posting in Abu Dhabi.

In an interview with the Sunday Telegraph, Eitan Na’eh, the new Israeli ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, said the accords could lead to major investments in Arab-majority towns in Israel and in East Jerusalem, the home of many Palestinians.

"When you connect the dots from the Emirates to Israel there are a few more people along the way, and Palestinians are on the way, and will be there to benefit," he said.

Signed in September on the lawns of the White House, the Abraham accords set up full diplomatic ties between Israel, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, as well as direct [Telegraph via Pirates Cove] flights and a raft of trade deals.

Israeli officials say one of their major goals is to bring more wealth to the Arab population on their side and heal tensions between Jews and Muslims, though Palestinian leaders have strongly condemned the treaty as act of betrayal.

"It’s early now but when you...create jobs, and people are starting to work together, rather than against each other, the increase in trade and investments in areas such as infrastructure, energy, [it] will affect Palestinians too," Mr Na’eh said.
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