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US suspends F-35 deliveries to Turkey over Russian S-400 deal
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Afghanistan
87 militants including 19 ISIS-K fighters killed in 8 provinces of Afghanistan
[KhaamaPress] At least 87 Death Eaters including 19 ISIS Khurasan (ISIS-K) fighters were killed during the latest operations which were conducted in 8 provinces of Afghanistan lately.

According to informed military sources, Afghan Special Forces conducted a raid in Khugyani district of Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province last night killing 19 ISIS-K fighters.

The sources further added that Afghan Special Forces conducted a similar operation in Zurmat district of Paktiya province killing 3 Taliban
...Arabic for students...
fighters while an Arclight airstrike killed another 6 Taliban fighters in the same area.

The Afghan Special Forces conducted a clearing operation in Tarin Kot district of Uruzgan killing 17 Taliban fighters and destroying 10 pounds of homemade explosives.

The Afghan cops conducted another raid in Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province killing 7 Taliban fighters and confiscating 1 Taliban Humvee and 1 Ranger vehicle.

An airstrike in Tarin Kot district of Uruzgan killed 5 Taliban fighters while Afghan cops conducted an operation in Pul-e Khumri district of Baghlan province killing 3 Taliban fighters.

An airstrike in Chimtal district of Balkh province killed 7 Taliban fighters, the sources said, adding that Afghan Special Forces conducted a two-day operation with ANA forces in Pusht-e Rod district of Farha province killing 7 Taliban fighters and wounding 9 others.

"Afghan cops repelled an attack from Taliban forces early this morning in Nimroz province. The ANA sent a quick reaction force to reinforce the checkpoint being attacked. Airstrikes were called to target the Taliban fighters as they tried to regroup in the open after the initial attack. As a result of the combined effort, 13 Taliban fighters were killed," the sources added.

The anti-government armed Death Eaters including Taliban have not commented regarding the operations so far.
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Afghan and coalition forces carry out airstrikes against Taliban targets in Ghazni
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan and coalition forces carried out separate Arclight airstrikes against Talibs in southeaster Ghazni province leaving at least 9 faceless myrmidons dead.

The 203rd Thunder Corps of the Afghan Military in the Southeast said at least 4 faceless myrmidons were killed in an airstrike of the Afghan Air Force in Alokhel area of Deh Yak district.

According to a statement released by 203 Thunder Corps, at least 5 faceless myrmidons were killed in a similar airstrike conducted in Jelam area of Qarabagh district.

The statement further added that a cycle of violence belonging to Talibs was also destroyed during the same airstrike.

Ghazni is among the relatively volatile provinces in southeastern parts of Afghanistan where Talibs have presence in some of its districts and often attempt to carry out attacks against the government and security forces.
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Arabia
Saudi children abducted by their ISIS father rescued
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Saudi authorities succeeded in returning two young siblings home after their father kidnapped them to join ISIS in Syria.

The kidnapping of Saudi citizens Abdallah and Ahmed took place five years ago, under the pretense that they were going on holiday to The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the most dubious NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Originally it was a mutual defense pact directed against an expansionist Soviet Union. In later years it evolved into a mechanism for picking the American pocket while criticizing the cut of the American pants...
ally....

, from where they were then taken to Syria. A month after their arrival, the father handed his children to ISIS and proceeded to commit a suicide kaboom.

The boys’ mother told Al Arabiya that she could not stop the abduction because she had been divorced from her husband years before they traveled.

"My problem is that I was not around my children nor their father. We got divorced way before they traveled," she said.

The return of Abdullah, 16, and Ahmed, 113, to their hometown of Riyadh was made possible by a strategic and dangerous mission by Saudi authorities who helped them escape from Syria to Turkey.

"If you are in Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
, you are in bliss, safety, and comfort. You are in God’s mercy," says older sibling Abdullah as he expresses his relief to be back home. Pointing at his younger brother’s eye, he adds: "Ahmed doesn’t see with this eye."

Ahmed injured his eye during a blast during the last few days he spent in Syria. "We experienced an attack that caused a piece of metal to cut my eye. They (ISIS) did not treat it; they just sewed it up and told me to go. If anything, they kicked me out and told me to be on my way," he said.

The mother of the kidnapped boys warned other parents to keep an eye on their children and take note of any odd behavior because "if you remain silent, you are causing them more harm than good," she said.

Al Arabiya captured the moment Abdullah and Ahmed reunited with their family at the King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh. The entire family was present to receive the children, in a reunion mixed with joy and pain.

The boys and their family are thankful for the ongoing efforts made by Saudi authorities to retrieve children from criminal groups abroad.

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Yemeni forces target Saudi bases in Jizan, Asir with 7 missiles, causing casualties
[PRESSTV] The Yemeni army and fighters from allied Popular Committees have launched several missiles at Saudi military positions in the kingdom’s southern regions in retaliation for Riyadh's deadly military campaign against their country.

The Yemeni forces fired five Zelzal-1 (Earthquake-1) missiles at Saudi military positions near Alab border crossing in the kingdom's southwestern region of Asir on Sunday, Yemen’s al-Masirah news website reported.

A military source said that the attack left an unspecified number of Saudi troops dead and injured, the report added. Saudi authorities usually keep the number of their war casualties a secret.

The Yemeni forces fired two more missiles at military positions east of al-Nar Mountain in Jizan.

Just days earlier, they foiled a massive Saudi offensive in the city of Sa'ada, killing at least 90 mercenaries and injuring over 100 others.

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US drone strike kills 3 high-ranking Al-Qaeda commanders in Yemen
[ALMASDARNEWS] A U.S. predator drone killed three high-ranking commanders belonging to the al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula
...the latest incarnation of various Qaeda and Qaeda-allied groups, including the now-defunct Aden-Abyan Islamic Army that boomed the USS Cole in 2000...
(AQAP) group that is currently operating in Yemen.

According to reports, the U.S. dronezap killed the following al-Qaeda commanders: Abu Ammar al-Hadrami, Abu Abdullah al-Monzari, and Abu al-Fahtani.

The U.S. drone attack reportedly took place inside Yemen’s al-Sawma’ah District, which is located in the southern part of the country.

The al-Sawma’ah District is located in the eastern countryside of the al-Bayda Governorate; it currently has a large presence of al-Qaeda gunnies.

Over the last few months, there have been several reports of intense festivities between the al-Qaeda and Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
(ISIS/ISIS/IS/ISIS) factions inside the al-Bayda Governorate.

Due to the ongoing civil war in Yemen, the two terrorist groups have been able to carve out their own pockets in the al-Bayda Governorate.

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Houthi forces inflict heavy casualties within Saudi Coalition ranks
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Houthi
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews ...
forces laid a new ambush against a large number of Saudi Coalition and Yemeni National Army soldiers on Monday.

Using roadside kabooms, the Houthi forces were able to inflict heavy casualties within the ranks of the Saudi Coalition and Yemeni National Army.

According to the Houthi forces’ official media wing, their troops carried out the ambush in the contested Sudays region of Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
’s Najran
a city in southwestern Saudi Arabia near the border with Yemen. It is the capital of Najran Province and a favored target of Houthirocket forces....
province.

This attack by the Houthi forces comes just hours after the Saudi Coalition carried out several Arclight airstrikes over the northern provinces of Yemen.

With a fragile ceasefire in place inside the Hodeidah Governorate, the majority of the fighting in Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of. Except for a tiny handfull of Jews everthing there is very Islamic...
has shifted to the Saudi border region.

Northern Yemen has been under heavy attack by the Saudi Coalition and their allies as they continue their push to capture the entire Hajjah Governorate from the Houthi forces.

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The Grand Turk
US suspends F-35 deliveries to Turkey over Russian S-400 deal
[ALMASDARNEWS] The United States has stopped shipping equipment related to the F-35 fighter jet to The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...Qatar's colony in Asia Minor....
. Washington’s move comes after Ankara insisted on purchasing the Russian S-400 missile defense system.

Turkey has only received one unit of the fifth-generation fighter jet thus far. But all current and future shipments of equipment related to the aircraft have been halted, Pentagon said, unless Ankara gives up its commitment to take delivery of a Russian S-400 missile defense system.

US President Donald Trump
...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States...
signed a bill last year blocking the transfer of F-35 fighter jets to Turkey, but the F-35 Joint Program Office said it would execute the transfer according to existing plans. Four US Senators introduced another bipartisan bill last week to prohibit the transfer until Ankara agrees to abandon the S-400 deal.

A NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A cautionary tale of cost-benefit analysis....
ally of the US, Turkey was planning on ordering 100 F-35s, and had signed on to produce fuselage and other components for the next-generation aircraft.

However,
ars longa, vita brevis...
US politicians moved to exclude Turkey from the program, fearing Turkey’s planned purchase of the Russian-made S-400 air defense system could give the Russian system opportunity to learn how to track and spot the jet.

At present, the deal remains on the table. "The contract with Russia on S-400s remains in force and these defensive systems will be delivered to Turkey. Now talks on this issue are underway," Ottoman Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu stated on Friday, according to Russian news agency TASS.

The first of four S-400 batteries will be delivered to Turkey this July. Washington has thus far failed to woo its NATO ally away from the Russian system and to Raytheon’s more expensive Patriot system.

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#1  Wonder if they will cut off power to our base again.

At the very least John Kerry should fly over with James Taylor.
Posted by: Woodrow || 04/02/2019 9:35 Comments || Top||

#2  Maybe this will be like England cancelling the sale of those two battleships to Turkey at the start of the First World War.
Posted by: Laurence || 04/02/2019 14:07 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Tensions reemerge in Kashmir, ‘2 Indians killed’
[PRESSTV] Tensions have resumed between India and Pakistain in the disputed Kashmiri region, where cross-border fire has reportedly killed two Indians, including a maiden of tender years.

Media reports said a five-year-old girl died on Monday after a mortar bomb landed near her house in Poonch, a district on the Indian side of the frontier in Kashmire. A front man for India’s Border Security Force said one trooper with the force was killed and three others were maimed in the shelling as well.

Indian army front man Lt. Colonel Devender Anand said Indian forces returned fire along the de facto border.

Pakistain did not immediately comment.

The latest festivities in Poonch ‐ which often sees heavy shelling between the two arch rivals ‐ came just hours after four gunnies were killed in a firefight with government forces in Pulwama, a district closer to the main city of Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmire. Police said one of their officers was injured, along with three soldiers, in the shootout with Death Eaters.

Such violence between gangs resisting Indian rule and government troops is not uncommon in the restive mountainous region. But fighting has been particularly bloody this year, with at least 162 people killed between January and March

In February, at least 40 paramilitary troops were killed in a bombing in the region. New Delhi, which blamed Pakistain for supporting the bully boyz behind the blast, launched retaliatory aerial raids inside Pak territory for the first time in decades.

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Elderly man killed, 5 wounded in cross-LoC shelling by Indian troops in AJK
[DAWN] An elderly villager died and two women and three young boys were maimed in Azad Jammu and Kashmire (AJK) on Monday in unrelenting ceasefire violations by Indian troops across the restive Line of Control (LoC), officials said.

Ansar Siddique, a police official in Forward Kahuta, the district headquarters of Haveli, told Dawn that Indian troops resorted to shelling in Nezapir sector at about 7am, using small and heavy weapons.

The shelling was largely restricted to military posts on opposite sides "but occasionally the Indian army would also pound civilian settlements", he said.

He said a 75-year-old villager, who was grazing his cattle in Akhori village, was killed on the spot after being hit by splinters of a shell. The dear departed was identified as Ghulam Muhammad, son of Raja Muhammad.

Elsewhere in the same sector, Muhammad Yusuf, 15, and Muhammad Asif, 10, were maimed in Kairni village and Akbar Jan, 55, and Muhammad Shahzad, 11, were maimed in the neighbouring Mandhaar village, the official added.

The injured were admitted to a military-run health facility in district headquarters Kahuta where they were said to be out of danger.

An official in Kotli district told Dawn that Goi and Tattapani sectors had been experiencing heavy shelling since last night.

Rubina Kausar, 28, was injured in Goi Batali village after shrapnel from a shell hit her in the right leg, the official said, adding that two houses were partially damaged in Dhanna village of Tattapani sector.

The administration also shifted an examination centre in Tattapani from a boys’ degree college to a boys’ high school as the building of the college was highly vulnerable to Indian shelling.

The Battal sector in the neighbouring Poonch district also witnessed heavy shelling, but no casualties were reported from there.

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Fugitive Afghan drugs smuggler recaptured after 17 months on the run in India
[KhaamaPress] The Indian police officials have confirmed that a runaway Afghan drugs smuggler has been tossed in the calaboose
I ain't sayin' nuttin' widdout me mout'piece!
17 months on the run, the local media outlets reported Monday.

The 51-year-old drugs smuggler, Ahmad Jawid, was arrested by police in 2014 and heroin worht 160 million Indian Rupees were confiscated.

Jawid disappeared from a hospital in which he was undergoing treatment on 30th of September 2017, the Times of India reported citing Indian police officials.

The reported further adds that Jawid was arrested after a manhunt was launched following his disappearance which lasted for 17 months.

Jawid ws an associated of an international arms dealer named Ghafoor, who also dabbled in cross-border narcotics smuggling, the paper reported, adding that as per Indian intelligence, Ghafoor owned a weapon manufacturing unit i Pakistain.

Jawid had been smuggling heroin to Indian Ghafoor’s instructions vi Kabul-Delhi flight route.
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Iraq
Bomb explosion wounds two Iraqi soldiers in Diyala province
Diyala (IraqiNews.com) ‐ Two Iraqi soldiers were maimed Monday in a kaboom in the eastern province of Diyala, a security source was quoted as saying.

"A bomb kaboom targeted a military vehicle at Sheikh Tami village, 25 km south of Baqubah, leaving two soldiers maimed," the source told Baghdad Today news website.

According to the source, the two soldiers were moved to hospital for treatment, and a probe was opened to identify perpetrators of the kaboom.
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Four Islamic State militants arrested among displaced persons in Kirkuk
In a haystack full of needles, one is not surprised that some needles are found.
Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) ‐ Iraqi security forces locked away
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
on Monday four Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
gunnies at a camp for the displaced persons in the oil-rich province of Kirkuk,
... a thick stew of Arabs, Turkmen, Kurds, and probably Antarcticans, all of them mutually hostile most of the time...
the Interior Ministry front man said.

"Arrest warrants had been issued for the four Death Eaters for joining the Islamic State Death Eater group," Almaalomah news website quoted Major General Saad Maan as saying.

"The four Death Eaters were hiding among the displaced persons in Kirkuk," the front man said, adding that all legal procedures were taken against the arrestees.

Kirkuk officials previously urged reinforcing military troops in the south and west of the province, as the region still has Islamic State members who escaped during liberation of Hawija to remote areas.
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
IDF Arrests Hamas Operative Sheikh Hassan Yousef
[Jpost] The IDF has tossed in the slammer
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
a senior Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth", operative in the West Bank, Sheikh Hassan Yusef, according to reports confirmed Tuesday.

The sheikh was arrested in his home in Ramallah.

Yusef was arrested before for inciting Paleostinians to commit acts of terrorism.

His son, Musab Yousif, helped the Shin Bet thwart attacks against Israelis from 1997 to 2007. Hassan renounced his relationship Musab in 2010.

Musab has since moved the United States, converted to Christianity, and wrote a book about his experience serving as an agent for the Shin Bet titled Son of Hamas.

Palestinians hurled stones, explosives at IDF troops in W. Bank

[Ynet] Paleostinians hurled stones and explosives at Israeli soldiers in the city of Jenin in the West Bank. No casualties among the Israeli troops were reported.
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#1  The literal "Usual Suspect" for a reason
Posted by: Frank G || 04/02/2019 19:11 Comments || Top||


Palestinian prisoners to launch major hunger strike over cellphone crackdown
[IsraelTimes] Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth", chief reportedly warns UN envoy that recent violence between inmates and guards at Israel’s Ketziot Prison could aggravate regional tensions.
Bummer.
Paleostinian security prisoners at Israel’s Ketziot Prison have announced that they will launch a major hunger strike next week to protest an intensifying crackdown on illicit cellphone usage among inmates, according to the Paleostinian Authority.
“Hey, boss— I think we’re gonna be under budget for food this month. Any chance I might get a raise?”
PA Prisoners Affairs Commission front man Hassan Abd Rabbo told The Times of Israel on Monday that the strike will be launched on April 7, two days before Israeli elections, and be observed by inmates affiliated with Hamas, Fatah and other Paleostinian factions.
Go for it, guys.
Rabbo said the hunger strike will begin at Ketziot, and be extended gradually to include Paleostinian prisoners in other Israeli jails. He said the prisoners were launching the strike to protest their incarceration conditions ‐ particularly the recent Israeli measures to restrict cellphone usage by the prisoners, including the installation of jamming systems.
“Avi, make sure your crew checks under their mattresses — that’s where they usually stash their hunger strike chocolate bars.”
On Sunday, the Paleostinian Prisoners Club said that riots at Ketziot sparked by the crackdown have injured over 120 Paleostinian inmates since February.
The poor, suffering darlings.
According to the group, Israel Prisons Service officials have completely isolated several prisoners involved in the riot in "very dire conditions," stripping them of their personal belongings, family visitation rights and interactions with other prisoners.
“Solitary means solitary, habibi.”
Twice last month, Hamas prisoners violently attacked guards at Ketziot Prison, with one guard sustaining serious injuries from a stab wound to his neck. Reports in Hebrew-language media said that, in the second attack, inmates used shanks to stab the guards, as the prisoners were being moved between cells, sparking a riot in the prison.

The IPS said that 11 prisoners were maimed and hospitalized after security forces quelled the March 3 riot. Seven of the prisoners were airlifted to hospitals by the IDF, the Haaretz daily reported at the time.

The stabbings came a week after Hamas prisoners in the nearby Ramon prison torched 14 beds, setting a fire in the wing. The blaze was quickly extinguished and no injuries were reported. In that incident, too, prisoners were protesting restrictions on cellphone usage.

On Monday, the United Nations
...boodling on the grand scale...
’ envoy to the region, Nickolay Mladenov, reportedly discussed the issue of Paleostinian prisoners during talks with Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh
...became Prime Minister after the legislative elections of 2006 which Hamas won. President Mahmoud Abbas dismissed Haniyeh from office on 14 June 2007 at the height of the Fatah-Hamas festivities, but Haniyeh did not acknowledge the decree and continues as the PM of Gazoo while Abbas maintains a separate PM in the West Bank...
in the Gazoo Strip.

Israel’s Channel 13 quoted a Paleostinian source as saying that Haniyeh warned Mladenov that the recent uptick in violence among prisoners could aggravate tensions with Israel. Hamas officials reportedly asked Mladenov to intervene, and said that inmates were prepared to take unspecified measures if the Israeli "attacks" against them continued.
See how terrified the Joooooos are.
Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan has vowed not to negotiate with the inmates. Last week, he called the recent violence "very serious," and said it "proves once again that the prisons service is on the front-line of the war against terror."

Erdan vowed to continue jamming cellphones in the prison, saying that it was an important step in attempts to prevent "terror attacks being directed from within the prison against Israeli civilians."
Indeed.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Hezbollah Established New Missile Factory In Beirut- Report
[Jpost] Hezbollah has built a new missile factory in Beirut with the help of Iran, a Channel 13 report revealed on Monday night.
Cute map at the link.
Israeli intelligence allegedly shared the new intel with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who warned Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri
Second son of Rafik Hariri, the Leb PM who was assassinated in 2005. He has was prime minister in his own right from 2009 through early 2011. He was born in Riyadh to an Iraqi mother and graduated from Georgetown University. He managed his father's business interests in Riyadh until his father's assassination. When his father died he inherited a fortune of some $4.1 billion, which won't do him much good if Hizbullah has him bumped off, too.
of the secret facility on his State visit in March and expressed his concern about the threat the terror-organization poses for the country.

The missile factory could include the capability of manufacturing precision-guided missiles, according to an anonymous American source the report quoted.

"We have made it clear to the Lebanese government that Hezbollah is doing something inside Leb and that the danger of an escalation with Israel as a result is real," the source said, adding that "we made sure that all the information we have in this context is also in the hands of the Lebanese government."

In his address to the United Nations
...an organization conceived in the belief that we're just one big happy world, with the sort of results you'd expect from such nonsense...
General Assembly in September, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Hezbollah of shielding its massive missile stockpiles behind civilian buildings, including Beirut’s main airport.

Hezbollah had been trying to build infrastructure to convert ground-to-ground missiles to precision missiles in the Ouzai neighborhood of the Lebanese capital, near Beirut’s airport. Hezbollah officials reportedly made a conscious decision to transfer the center of gravity of this precision missile project ‐ which they have been dealing with for some time ‐ to that civilian space in the heart of the Lebanese capital, Netanyahu said.

One of the sites, according to Netanyahu, is inside a football stadium belonging to the Lebanese terrorist group. A second site near Rafic Hariri International Airport and a third sits some 500 meters from the airport’s landing strip, in the heart of the Ma’aganah residential neighborhood close full of residential buildings.

Hezbollah’s effort to build accurate and precise missiles ‐ facilitated by Iranian expertise, funding and guidance ‐ has been targeted by Israel on numerous occasions in Syria.
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Turkish Army attacks Kurdish-led YPG forces in northern Aleppo
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Ottoman Turkish Army carried out a powerful attack against the Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG) in the northern countryside of the Aleppo Governorate on Sunday.

Using heavy artillery, the Ottoman Turkish Army repeatedly pounded the YPG’s positions at the town of Shewarga, which is close to the lines of the Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
(FSA).

The Ottoman Turkish Army’s attack on the YPG’s positions in northern Aleppo came just days after the Afrin Liberation Forces killed several members of the Free Syrian Army in the Afrin region.

Despite Sultan Recep Tayyip Erdogan the First
... Turkey's version of Mohammed Morsi but they voted him back in so they deserve him. It's a sin, a shame, and a felony to insult the president of Turkey...
’s repeated threats to expel the YPG from northern Syria, the group still remains relatively active near the Ottoman Turkish border.

With the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
’s (ISIS/ISIS/IS/ISIS) defeat in eastern Syria, the YPG and their allies from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) can now shift their attention to the Ottoman Turkish border, where they hope their American allies will create a buffer zone to prevent any attack from the Ottoman Turkish Armed Forces.

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