Leila Hyams was an American film and stage actress, model, and vaudevillian, who came from a show business family. Her relatively short film career began in 1924 during the era of silent films and ended in 1936.
Born: May 1, 1905, New York City, U.S.
Died: December 4, 1977, Bel Air, Los Angeles, U.S.
Occupation: vaudevillian, stage performer, model, film actress
Hooters (Leila is Lacking) - Hooters' business has continued to dwindle - and it seems that the company is now trying to nip the issue in the 'butt' as it were, courtesy of its new buttock-baring uniforms.
'There's no bottom, there's a CROTCH STRING': Hooters Girls slam 'TINY' new uniform shorts and compare them to 'PANTIES' - as infamous chain shifts its focus to bare derrieres after decades of cleavage flaunting. (Daily Mail)
[ToloNews] The Islamic Emirate deployed a group of quick reaction forces to the northeastern province of Badakhshan to maintain security for the people and to protect the borders, local officials said.
The new quick reaction forces are reportedly equipped with modern light and heavy weapons.
Part of the supply the Americans left behind, no doubt.
Local officials in Badakhshan province said that the quick reaction forces have been trained for two months
...perhaps they should be called Instant or RediMix instead...
and are ready to provide security along the borders and beside local residents.
"Afghanistan wants to have a powerful army as other countries have," said Nesar Ahmad Ahmadi, the deputy governor of Badakhshan.
The local officials also called for a strong army in the country.
"Every country has the right to have a powerful army and Afghanistan also needs to have an army that can defend its borders," said Sher Ahmad Jawad, the head of the Vice and Virtue office in Badakhshan.
Several residents of Badakhshan province welcomed the forces. "The forces who are trained will be effective in maintaining security in Badakhshan," Abdul Baes Hakimi said.
Badakhshan is located in the northeastern part of Afghanistan and shares a border with Tajikistan.
[NPASYRIA] Terrorists from Iraq and Syria are gathering in Afghanistan, Vladimir Putin ...President-for-Life of Russia. He gets along well with other presidents for life. He is credited with bringing political stability and re-establishing something like the rule of law, which occasionally results in somebody dropping dead from poisoning by polonium or other interesting substance. Under Putin, a new group of business magnates controlling significant swathes of Russia's economy has emerged, all of whom have close personal ties to him. The old bunch, without close personal ties to Putin, are in jail or in exile or dead from poisoning by polonium or other interesting substances... , the Russian President said on Wednesday.
He added that they may try to destabilize the situation in the Commonwealth of Independent States.
"In this regard, it is important to constantly monitor the Afghan border and get ready to confront the holy warriors. For this purpose, the law enforcement and security parts must coordinate their work and do special joint operations if needed," he noted.
Putin pointed out that the situation in Afghanistan is not easy and it is complicated simply because of ISIS actions.
"Last September, the probable emerging threats to Central Asia, Caucasus and other areas were discussed in detail in both the Collective Security Treaty Organization and Shanghai Cooperation Organization summits," the Russian President indicated.
"We are going to discuss the issue in the next Commonwealth of Independent States summit as well."
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10/15/2021 00:00 ||
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[IsraelTimes] Security agency claims separatist terrorist group was backed by Morocco and ’the Zionist entity’
Algerian security services said Wednesday that they had foiled armed attacks planned by a separatist group that was receiving foreign help — including from Israel — local media reported.
The DGSN security agency said police this week broke up a network linked to the Movement for the Autonomy of Kabylie (MAK), a group that seeks independence for the restive Kabylie region and which Algeria considers a "terrorist" organization, according to a statement carried by local media.
According to Rooters, Algeria’s Ennahar TV said the attack was being planned by separatists aided by "the Zionist entity" as well as a North African country. The second country was not named, but Algeria has previously accused MAK of being supported by Israel and its neighbor Morocco.
The statement from the security agency said 17 people were detained across the northeastern Kabylie region, accused of planning "armed acts aiming to harm the country’s security, with the complicity of domestic parties advocating separatism."
The suspects admitted to having been "in constant contact via the internet with foreign parties operating under the cover of civil society associations and organizations" based in Israel and in a North African country, the statement said.
In August Algeria Algeria cut ties with Morocco, accusing it of "hostile actions."
The move came after Morocco’s envoy 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... in July expressed support for self-determination for Kabylie, a stronghold of the Amazigh (Berber) minority. Algiers strongly opposes any independence aspirations in the region.
Long-tense relations between Algeria and Morocco have deteriorated of late as conflict in the disputed Western Sahara flared last year after a long ceasefire.
Morocco considers the former Spanish colony an integral part of its kingdom, but Algeria has backed the Polisario Front, a movement that seeks independence there.
Morocco’s normalization last year of diplomatic ties with Israel, a quid pro quo for American recognition of Rabat’s illusory sovereignty over the Western Sahara, also stirred new tensions with Algeria, a supporter of the Paleostinian cause.
[AlAhram] A Sudanese migrant was beaten, shot and killed in Libya after escaping from a government-run detention center in the North African country, the U.N. refugee agency said on Wednesday.
The 25-year-old who arrived in Libya two years ago was detained and held in the Mabani detention center in the Libyan capital, Tripoli ...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn... , one of more than 5,000 migrants colonists detained in a massive crackdown earlier this month.
The man, from Sudan's war-wrecked Darfur region, was beaten and shot before masked gunnies took him to a hospital. He was then transferred to another hospital where he died late Tuesday.
The UNHCR has called for an investigation into the killing and for holding those responsible to account.
Libya holds migrants colonists in overcrowded detention centers where torture, sexual assault and other abuses are rife. Guards at Mabani shot and killed at least six migrants colonists and maimed at least 15 as hundreds staged a breakout and fled the detention center, according to the U.N. migration agency.
Libyan authorities recaptured many of migrants colonists while others sought protection at a UNHCR's facility.
Libya has been engulfed in chaos since a NATO ...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. It's headquartered in Belgium. That sez it all.... -backed uprising toppled and killed longtime dictator Muammar Qadaffy ...Proof that a madman with money will be politely received for at least 42 years until his people get tired of him and kill him... in 2011. The county has since emerged as migrant hub for those fleeing poverty and civil war in Africa and the Middle East and hoping a better life in Europe.
[LIBYAREVIEW] On Wednesday, an gang reportedly kidnapped Major General Rashid al-Rajbani, Head of Libya’s Internal Security Agency, from inside Tripoli ...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn... ’s Mitiga Airport, according to social media reports.A well-informed source claimed that an gang, allegedly affiliated with Prime Minister Abdel-Hamid Dbaiba, attacked one of the planes on the runway, and kidnapped al-Rajbani from inside the plane.
The source confirmed that this move comes after al-Rajbani was forced to resign, and Lotfi al-Hariri was appointed as his successor. al-Rajbani was appointed as head of the Internal Security Agency on the orders of the previous Prime Minister, Fayez al-Sarraj.
Meanwhile, ...back at the railroad tracks, Little Nell tried to kick her bound feet and scream post the snotty handkerchief Scarface Al had stuff into her mouth... the Ministry of Interior has not yet commented on the kidnapping incident.
Notably, the United Nations ...an organization which on balance has done more bad than good, with the good not done well and the bad done thoroughly... Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has documented a number of cases of illegal arrests and detention, enforced disappearances, torture, and extrajudicial killings of civilians, officials, journalists, civil society members and human rights ...which are often intentionally defined so widely as to be meaningless... activists in Tripoli during the past year.
"Under international human rights law, no one may be arbitrarily arrested or detained. Torture, enforced disappearances, and extrajudicial killings are strictly prohibited as are abductions and kidnappings," said Jan Kubis, Head of UNSMIL.
"The Mission calls on the Libyan authorities to fully investigate all alleged violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law. Libya must end the entrenched culture of impunity in the country", stressed Kubis.
Libya has sought to emerge from a decade of chaos since the 2011 fall of Muammar Qadaffy ...who single-handedly turned a moderately prosperous kingdom into a dictator's fantasyland and was then murdered by his indignant subjects 42 years later... ’s regime.
A transitional government was formed earlier this year under the auspices of the UN. It has been tasked with leading the country to elections scheduled for 24 December 2021.
Despite political progress in recent months, the security situation in the oil-rich country remains precarious.
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10/15/2021 00:00 ||
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[NPASYRIA] Following conducting separate raids in the country, the Russian Federal Security Service ... the successor to the KGB... arrested, on Thursday, 14 people on charges of financing Death Eaters in Syria.
The arrests took place in the regions of Moscow, the Republic of Dagestan ...a formerly inoffensive Caucasus republic currently bedevilled by low-level Islamic insurgency, occasional outbreaks of separatism, ethnic tensions and terrorism, primarily due to its proximity to Chechnya. There are several dozen ethnic groups, most of which speak either Caucasian, Turkic, or Iranian languages. Largest among these ethnic groups are the Avar, Dargin, Kumyk, Lezgin, and Laks. While Russers form less than five percent of the population, Russian remains the primary official language and the lingua franca... , Khabarovsk, Kurgan, Penza, Ulyanovsk and Samara, according to Sputnik.
The investigations carried out by the coppers proved that the suspects provided funds on an ideological basis.
The means of communication and tools used to send money and illegal activities, in addition to bully boy religious publications, were all confiscated.
Different kinds weapons and ammunitions were found in the places of the arrests.
Criminal proceedings have been instituted against those arrested under the heading "Assistance in terrorist activities."
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10/15/2021 00:00 ||
Top|| File under: Islamic State
[ABC News] KONGSBERG, Norway -- The bow-and-arrow rampage by a man who killed five people in a small town near Norway's capital appeared to be a terrorist act, authorities said Thursday, a bizarre and shocking attack in a Scandinavian country where violent crime is rare.
Police identified the attacker as Espen Andersen Braathen, a 37-year-old Danish citizen, who was arrested on the street Wednesday night about a half-hour after authorities were alerted.
They said he used the bow and arrow and possibly other weapons to randomly target people at a supermarket and other locations in Kongsberg, a town of about 26,000 where he lived.
Witnesses said their quiet neighborhood of wooden houses and birch trees was turned into a scene of terrifying cries and turmoil.
"The screaming was so intense and horrifying there was never any doubt something very serious was going on," said Kurt Einar Voldseth, who had returned home from an errand when he heard the commotion. "I can only describe it as a ’death scream,’ and it burned into my mind."
Four women and a man between the ages of 50 and 70 were killed, and three other people were wounded, police said.
Andersen Braathen is being held on preliminary charges and will face a custody hearing Friday. Police said they believe he acted alone.
"The whole act appears to be an act of terror," said Hans Sverre Sjoevold, head of Norway's domestic intelligence service, known as the PST.
"We do not know what the motivation of the perpetrator is," Sjoevold said in English. Classic! This guy should go into journalism.
"We have to wait for the outcome of the investigation."
He said the suspect was known to the PST, but he declined to elaborate. The agency said the terror threat level for Norway remained unchanged at "moderate."
Regional Police Chief Ole B. Saeverud described the man as a Muslim convert and said there "earlier had been worries of the man having been radicalized," but he did not elaborate or say why he was previously flagged or what authorities did in response.
Norwegian media reported the suspect had a conviction for burglary and drug possession, and last year a court granted a restraining order for him to stay away from his parents for six months after threatening to kill one of them.
Norwegian tabloid Verdens Gang (VG) reports that the suspect is a Danish citizen who had lived in Norway his whole life, and had not been working since the early 2000s. The newspaper also claims that a family member had been in regular contact with police over their concerns and had tried to get in touch with other authorities.
The family member told VG he believed the suspect was "mentally ill" and "should have been in a closed ward a long time ago".
The man has since been charged with murder. Police attorney Ann Irén Svane Mathiassen told NRK that officials have interrogated the man, who admitted guilt, but would not disclose whether a motive had been established.
Saying that the suspect had been cooperative, Ms Mathiassen said: "He had explained what happened and what he did. He acknowledged the circumstances of what occurred and said that he was the one who carried out the actions."
The attorney also said the suspect had used other weapons, the details of which she would also not disclose at the time of the presser.
Police identified the suspect as Espen Andersen Brathen, a 37-year-old Danish citizen who was a resident of the area, and said he had confessed during questioning. In a deleted YouTube video, he said in English that he was a “messenger” who “comes with a warning,” and continues: “Bear witness that I am a Muslim.”
Kongsberg, a small town of some 26,000 inhabitants, is about 66 kilometers (41 miles) southwest of Oslo.
As reported by Skidmark’s link, Mr. Braathen’s schizophrenia started to blossom when he was in his later teen years, getting to the point when his immediate family were terrified he was going to murder them.
[IsraelTimes] Dutch police arrested a 22-year-old man in July on suspicion of threatening to kill caretaker Prime Minister Mark Rutte, according to court documents, the latest in a string of threats against politicians in the Netherlands.
Dutch daily newspaper De Volkskrant first reported that the court documents allege the suspect, identified as Yavus O.,
...Yavus appears to be a Turkish name...
used a channel on the Telegram messaging app to post incitements to violence. Dutch law enforcement officials shut down the channel this week.
Authorities have charged the arrested man with incitement to a terrorist crime, gathering intelligence for a terrorist crime and threatening a terrorist crime, according to a copy of the charging document seen by The News Agency that Dare Not be Named.
Prosecutors plan to ask at a court hearing next week to have his detention extended while investigations continue.
Dutch media reported last month that Rutte, who is known for cycling around The Hague to get to meetings and visits with the Dutch king, had received extra security amid concerns of a possible attack by members of the criminal underworld.
Rutte, who continues to walk through the city, has declined to comment on any security measures.
On Tuesday, a 42-year-old man was sentenced to five months’ imprisonment for making online threats against Dutch Foreign Minister Sigrid Kaag and Health Minister Hugo de Jonge.
Anti-Islam Dutch politician Geert Wilders has lived for years with around-the-clock protection due to death threats.
Yavuz O. posted inciting messages in Telegram groups, also asking where he could find weapons and shooters, the Volkskrant and NU.nl reported.
In one of the Telegram channels, O. posted a photo of the Rutte III cabinet with the King on December 12. "Indeed, thanks to them, the Netherlands is screwed," he wrote with the photo, according to NU.nl. "Would you have what it takes to shoot them all? From a car. Open the window. Gun out. And shoot." He also tried to recruit people to help him. "Get fighters first. Not just any fighters, serious people who want to do something," he said on the messaging app. And: "I'm not looking for protesters. I'm looking for revolutionaries. Shooters/hitters/armed/violence. Everything allowed."
According to the Volkskrant, O. was active in, among others, the public Telegram channel "De Bataafse Republiek," which translates to "The Batavian Republic." This channel was founded by known conspiracy theorists Micha Kat, Joost Knevel, and Wouter Raatgever. It was taken offline by the judiciary earlier this week due to inflammatory and threatening messages shared there.
In a separate declaration, antifa member Chad Loder admitted to going to a direct action in riot gear. He also admits to being pulled over when he was driving w/expired tags. Police confiscated his umbrellas & shields & he was arrested. NLG bailed him out. https://t.co/k4UlrBaxavpic.twitter.com/fCj5ivc0E9
[AlAhram] The Sick Man of Europe Turkey ...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire... has detained an Iranian and a Turk on spying charges, a bigwig said Wednesday, in the latest espionage case threatening to roil relations between the two neighbouring regional powers.
The two alleged spies were detained as they plotted to kidnap and forcibly repatriate a former Iranian military official from the eastern Ottoman Turkish region of Van, the official told AFP.
Six local "collaborators" were also arrested in operations conducted jointly by Turkey's MIT national intelligence agency and the national police, the official said.
The official did not disclose the suspects' identities or the reasons for their attempted kidnap of the former Iranian military official.
Turkey and Iran ...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan. The abbreviation IRGC is the same idea as Stürmabteilung (or SA). The term Supreme Guide is a the modern version form of either Duce or Führer or maybe both. They hate JewsZionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol... have historically close economic relations but occasionally find themselves on opposite sides of regional conflicts, including in Syria.
In February, Turkey briefly detained an employee of the Iranian consulate in Istanbul in connection with a probe into the liquidation of an Iranian dissident in Turkey in 2019.
Turkish security forces have arrested a network of eight people, including two alleged Iranian agents, in Van province for trying to abduct a former soldier, reported Turkey’s state media on Wednesday
Anadolu Agency reported that the Turkish National Intelligence Organization (MIT) and police conducted an operation on September 24 to chase a group of eight people who they believed were attempting to abduct a former Iranian soldier. The group consisted of six Turkish nationals and two Iranian agents.
The news agency said the network had been provided with a budget of $30,000 - one third of which was supposedly for enticing the wife of the target to help them. She was reportedly threatened by authorities in Tehran, which said her family in Iran would be harmed if she refused to cooperate.
They were caught in Van, which borders Iran, on the first day of the operation after they were allegedly sent to bring the man back to Iran in a car.
A JCO was among two army men killed in a gunfight with the militants in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, taking the number of soldiers killed this week in the border district to seven, official sources said.
An official source told Greater Kashmir that two soldiers, including a Junior Commissioner Officer (JCO) were killed in the gunfight that broke out today evening in Bhimber Gali area of the border district.
However, an army spokesman said two soldiers were critically injured in the gunfight. “In an ongoing Counter Terrorist operation in general area Nar Khas Forest, Mendhar Sub Division, District Poonch there has been exchange of fire between army troops and terrorists during evening hours on 14 Oct 2021. During the ensuing exchange of fire one JCO and one soldier have been critically injured. The operations are under progress. Update follows,” said the spokesman.
Earlier, the security forces had launched a Cordon-and-Search-Operation (CASO) in Bhata Dhurian and Sanjiote villages near Bhimber Gali following inputs about the presence of militants there.
An official said this operation was launched along with another anti-militancy operation which is going on in Dehra ki Gali where five soldiers were killed on Monday.
He said traffic movement has been suspended on Jammu-Rajouri-Poonch National Highway in view of the firefight.
[NPASYRIA] On Thursday, the Iraqi Ministry of Water Resources announced that the water agreement with The Sick Man of Europe Turkey ...the decaying remnant of the Ottoman Empire... has come into effect after being ratified by the Ottoman Turkish President.
"The Ottoman Turkish president ratified the memorandum of understanding signed between Iraq and Turkey, and thus it entered into force, yesterday, on Wednesday," the Iraqi Minister of Water Resources, Mahdi al-Hamdani, said.
"We were officially informed by Ottoman Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs about the ratification of the memorandum," al-Hamdani added.
He pointed out that one of the terms of the agreement includes releasing a fair and equitable share for Iraq through the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.
Since last February, the Ottoman Turkish government has reduced the flow of the Euphrates River towards the Syrian and Iraqi territories, amid regional and global warnings of a health and agricultural disaster in the region.
"There has been a positive change in Turkey’s position regarding dealing with Iraq on the water issue, as the government succeeded, in a short period of time, in reaching understandings with Turkey that Iraq had not obtained for decades," the minister stated.
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10/15/2021 00:00 ||
Top|| File under: Sublime Porte
UN Convention: That the rule of equitable utilization is required by customary international law is shown by the many treaties based on the concept, by international judicial and arbitral awards, and by the near-unanimous opinions of legal scholars. The UN General Assembly codified the rule of equitable utilization in Article 5 of its United Nations Convention on Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercourses. The Assembly approved the UN Convention on May 21, 1997, by a vote of 104–3. Article 5 requires watercourse nations to utilize an international watercourse in an equitable and reasonable manner with a view to attaining optimal and sustainable utilization and benefits consistent with adequate protection in the watercourse. See
[IsraelTimes] Soldiers open fire at two suspects in southern West Bank, striking one who succumbs to his wounds; second suspect arrested at scene, Hamas, the braying voice of Islamic Resistance®, flag found nearby
Israeli troops rubbed out a Paleostinian man who was throwing Molotov cocktails at Israeli vehicles outside of Bethlehem in the southern West Bank on Thursday night, the army said.
The soldiers opened fire on two suspects who were targeting Israeli cars passing near the village of Beit Jala, according to an Israel Defense Forces spokesperson.
One suspect was struck by the gunfire and died at the scene after receiving first aid. The second person was arrested by the soldiers.
No Israeli soldiers or civilians were maimed in the incident.
Israeli soldiers found a Hamas flag at a lookout point where the suspects had allegedly thrown the Molotov cocktails.
Beit Jala, sandwiched between Jerusalem and Bethlehem, sits above Route 60, a main traffic artery traversing the West Bank which connects the capital to the Etzion settlement bloc and Hebron.
The shooting transpired almost 24 hours after a Border Police officer was maimed in an apparent car ramming near the Qalandiya checkpoint north of Jerusalem.
The 20-year-old officer was taken to Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical with moderate injuries, but his condition deteriorated overnight to serious but stable, the hospital said.
Police said the ramming occurred while troops were working to move illegal structures built in an area near the West Bank crossing.
The suspect was placed under arrest at the scene of the ramming and transferred to the custody of the Shin Bet security service for questioning.
[IsraelTimes] Tens of thousands of impoverished families in the Gazoo ...Hellhole adjunct to Israel and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, inhabited by Gazooks. The place was acquired in the wake of the 1967 War and then presented to Paleostinian control in 2006 by Ariel Sharon, who had entered his dotage. It is currently ruled with an iron fist by Hamaswith about the living conditions you'd expect. It periodically attacks the Hated Zionist Entity whenever Iran needs a ruckus created or the hard boyz get bored, getting thumped by the IDF in return. The ruling turbans then wave the bloody shirt and holler loudly about oppression and disproportionate response... Strip begin receiving Qatar ...an emirate on the east coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It sits on some really productive gas and oil deposits, which produces the highest per capita income in the world. They piss it all away on religion, financing the Moslem Brotherhood and several al-Qaeda affiliates. Home of nutbag holy manYusuf al-Qaradawi... i humanitarian funds, for the second time since Israel agreed to a new distribution mechanism involving the United Nations ...an idea whose time has gone... Recipients of the money queued from the early hours outside 300 distribution centers spread across the Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth",-ruled Paleostinian enclave.
Qatari envoy Mohammed al-Emadi says the $100 handouts will be provided to "95,000 needy families" in Gaza through the UN.
After the latest flare-up between Israel and Hamas in May, Israel objected to a resumption of the funding under the previous terms, saying money was being used by gangs rather than strictly for humanitarian needs.
The stalemate was resolved in August, when Israel and Qatar announced the approval of a new mechanism to distribute the funds, with money transferred directly to individuals by the UN.
Under the scheme, Israeli-approved recipients in Gaza are issued UN credit cards to withdraw the funds.
Strike yesterday by Israel reportedly hit near a crude oil processing plant south of Palmyra in Syria and a communications tower nearby. Local accounts report 4 SAA soldiers killed and others wounded. Pictures reportedly of an Iranian-backed NDF checkpoint struck by the missiles: https://t.co/fgApLf1AEw
Syrian air defenses responded Wednesday to an Israeli airstrike targeting areas close to the historic Syrian town of Palmyra in the central province of Homs, state television reported.
The reported quoted an unidentified military official as saying the strike occurred shortly before midnight and targeted a telecommunications tower and some posts around it, only causing material damage.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an opposition war monitor, said the strikes hit an airbase known as T4, adding that Iran-backed militiamen based in it were targeted.
A Russian general on Thursday said that Syrian air defenses did not engage Israeli jets that reportedly carried out a strike in central Syria because there were two civilian airliners in the air at the time.
Syrian Rear Admiral Vadim Kulit told the Sputnik news site that the strike was carried out by four Israeli F-16 jets.
“The Syrian military leadership decided not to use air defense systems since at the time of the Israeli aviation attack, two civilian passenger aircraft were in the zone of destruction of the anti-aircraft systems,” Kulit said.
Russia has repeatedly accused Israel of using civilian aircraft as a “shield” against Syrian air defenses, amid lingering anger over a case in 2018, when the Syrian military shot down a Russian spy plane while responding to an Israeli strike over Syrian airspace.
Pro-Iran militias vow harsh response against Israel over alleged Syria strike.
‘Syria Allies Operations Room’ says several killed, injured in overnight attack near Palmyra, which it says was conducted by Israel, US; Israel closes Golan airspace as precaution.
“The command of the operations room has taken the decision to respond to this attack in retaliation for the lives of the martyrs and the blood of the wounded, and the response will be very harsh,” the groups said in their statement.
The Syria Allies Operations Room maintained that it is in Syria only to assist dictator Bashar Assad and to fight the Islamic State terror group and accused Israel and the US of trying to “drag us into side battles.”
Iran, a close ally of Assad, both maintains its own military presence in Syria and supports a number of predominantly Shiite militias in the country. These militant groups fight alongside Assad’s troops against the country’s opposition, but Israel maintains they also are used to conduct attacks against Israel and to facilitate the transfer of weapons and other materiel throughout the region.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.