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Good Morning

Rittenhouse Trial Witness Says Prosecutors
Asked Him To %u2018Change' His Statement To Police
Thursday November 11th, 2021

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Two Chechens sentenced for financing passage to Syria
Common Afghan impersonating journalists flown out of Afghanistan: Afghan Journalists Union
600 ISIS-K affiliates arrested since mid-August: Mujahid
UN pays $8 million in salaries to Afghan health workers
Iranian-supplied arms smuggled from Yemen into Somalia, study says
Turkish drone strikes a residential area in Syria

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#1 
Posted by: A RantburgDSTP Reader || 11/11/2021 17:13 Comments || Top||

#2  To the People Serving & Their Families
Posted by: A RantburgDSTP Reader || 11/11/2021 17:18 Comments || Top||

#3  And On this Day, We the People, WILL NEVER FORGET YOU.
God Bless You... ? < No... Dear Unknown Souls, Known Only to GOD.
Posted by: A RantburgDSTP Reader || 11/11/2021 17:23 Comments || Top||

#4  Thank you for your beautiful and thoughtful tribute on this Veterans Day, DSTP Reader.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/11/2021 19:28 Comments || Top||

#5  You, sweet lady, are a treasure.
Posted by: Skidmark || 11/11/2021 21:22 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
600 ISIS-K affiliates arrested since mid-August: Mujahid
[KhaamaPress] Spokesperson of General Directorate of Intelligence (GDI) Khalil Hamraz in a presser said that they have arrested 600 ISIS-K affiliates and have killed 33 more in the past three months.

This was his first presser that was held in Kabul on Wednesday, November 10.

Khalil Hamraz claimed that the overall security situation has been better and is getting better day by day.

"82 suspects of kidnapping arrested, 12 hostages released, 76 people accused of fabricating documents arrested in the past three months" added Hamraz.
In the meantime, the spokesperson of the Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
Zabiullah Mujahid who also attended the presser said that the ISIS-K affiliates in Afghanistan are not the real ISIS fighters from Iraq and Syria.

Like always, Mujahid again underestimated the ISIS-K fighters in Afghanistan and claimed that this is a small group that is impressed by the ideology of ISIS.

Mujahid said that the Air Force of Afghanistan has been reactivated and asked the Afghan pilots to return to the country and join the forces.

"Invitations for most of the Afghan pilots have been extended and they were asked to join Afghan Air Force." Said Mujahid.
This comes as US has lately flown out nearly 200 Afghan pilots and military personnel from Tajikistan to that country.
The Times of Israel adds:
Spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid says there were even a few women among those captured, who would be questioned by other women.

Mujahid says that unlike its counterpart in the Middle East, IS-Khorasan was mostly made up of local fighters, and that its presence in Afghanistan is not a threat to other countries.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/11/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [128 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Africa Horn
Sudan's main civilian political coalition rejects any negotiation with the military
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 11/11/2021 00:53 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [67 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Sudan


Arabia
Breaking: Iran-Backed Militants Storm US Embassy in Yemen, Seize Hostages and Equipment
Also submitted by 746.
[WFB] Let's go, Brandon! Fuck Joe Biden
State Department 'concerned about the breach of the compound,' demands release of hostages

The State Department is working to secure the release of several kidnapped hostages taken by Iran-backed terrorists just a day after the militant group stormed the U.S. embassy facility in Sana'a, Yemen, U.S. officials told the Washington Free Beacon early Thursday.

A group of Houthi rebels reportedly stormed the U.S. compound on Wednesday seeking "large quantities of equipment and materials," according to regional reports translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute. The raid comes just five days after the Houthis kidnapped Yemeni nationals who work for the U.S. embassy. "The alleged raid comes after the Houthis kidnapped three Yemeni nationals affiliated with the U.S. Embassy from one of the employee's private residences in Sana'a on November 5," according to MEMRI. At least 22 other Yemenis were kidnapped by the Houthis in recent weeks, "most of whom worked on the security staff guarding the embassy grounds," according to MEMRI.

The State Department confirmed to the Free Beacon that the Yemeni staffers are being detained without explanation and that the Iran-backed militants stole property after breaching the American facility in Sana'a, which housed U.S. embassy staff prior to the suspension of operations there in 2015.
Posted by: Frank G || 11/11/2021 13:40 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [394 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

#1  Set as new headline.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/11/2021 13:50 Comments || Top||

#2  Suspend operations, but keep desirable (by the attackers anyway, or so they think, or so we are told) equipment there and maintain a payroll. Sounds like typical gummint log-rolling to me.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 11/11/2021 13:54 Comments || Top||

#3  Aw Fuck, More Reruns.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 11/11/2021 14:02 Comments || Top||

#4  Sana'a is deep in Houthi held territory.

US has probably, for years, been paying bribes to Houthis for safety.

Maybe somebody was too busy studying pronouns to write the check.
Posted by: Lord Garth || 11/11/2021 14:46 Comments || Top||

#5  Yeah! The 70s!

What we need is a rescue mission which fails because NATO Phonetic is triggering.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 11/11/2021 15:59 Comments || Top||

#6  ^^^ Exactly right. Except in the 70s it took about 10 years to mess things up this badly. Joe has done it all in less than a year.
Posted by: Tom || 11/11/2021 16:14 Comments || Top||

#7  Ted Koppel, where are you now that we really need you?
Posted by: Tom || 11/11/2021 16:14 Comments || Top||

#8  We need someone with experience in this kind of situation. Paging Jimmy Carter. Jimmy Carter to the red phone please.
Posted by: jpal || 11/11/2021 16:25 Comments || Top||

#9  "#2 Suspend operations, but keep desirable (by the attackers anyway, or so they think, or so we are told) equipment there and maintain a payroll."

Did exactly that for 13 years in AFG from Feb 89 to Jan 2002. I talked to the dude who did the payroll runs from I-Bad to Kabul over the Khyber Pass.
Posted by: Bangkok Billy || 11/11/2021 16:59 Comments || Top||

#10  Party like it's 1979
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 11/11/2021 17:04 Comments || Top||

#11  Thirteen years, Bangkok Billy? One wonders if we are still doing the same in Tehran...

Separately, PJ Media’s Robert Spencer reminds us that President Biden’s administration took the Houthis off the foreign terrorists list in February.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/11/2021 19:32 Comments || Top||

#12  Can I say BAT SHIT CRAZY in Rantburgs comments section ?

If so,

Biden is BSC...

Thank you, Thank you very much, You BSC Biden Voters
Posted by: Injun B. Hayes5531 || 11/11/2021 19:42 Comments || Top||

#13  #10: deja-vu all over again. n'est ce pas?
Posted by: irish rage boy || 11/11/2021 19:44 Comments || Top||

#14  #12 - of course you can. FACTS
Posted by: Frank G || 11/11/2021 20:01 Comments || Top||

#15  So, it's 11/11.
Posted by: Skidmark || 11/11/2021 21:18 Comments || Top||

#16  We’re actually stupid enough to have an embassy in Sana’a? Having one even in Aden would be bad enough, but Sana’a,???
Sana has been the Houthi capital for the last decade
Everyone who works in the State Department belongs in front of a firing squad for such stupidity or send back to Europe,
where most of them are from.
I'm still a little miffed about the Saudis financing that thing in New York where some people did some things. Let's Go Brandon and the Saudis too. Rot in Hell.
PS Why our military is listening to this highly European educated amateurs teenagers
Posted by: Ichnusa || 11/11/2021 22:09 Comments || Top||

#17  Give them the same treatment as State gave our people in Afghanistan. Leave them behind.
Posted by: Punky Elmigum9411 || 11/11/2021 23:47 Comments || Top||


UN sanctions three Houthi militants over Marib offensive
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] 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...
has added three leading Iran's Houthi sock puppets
...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 legitimate Yemeni government has accused the them of having ties to the Iranian government. Honest they did. 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 They like shooting off... ummm... missiles that they would have us believe they make at home in their basements. On the plus side, they did murder Ali Abdullah Saleh, which was the only way the country was ever going to be rid of him...
holy warriors to its list of people sanctioned 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...
, the British mission to the world body said Wednesday.The sanctions were imposed following persistent Houthi cross-border attacks into Saudi 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. Fifteen of the nineteen WTC hijackers were Saudis, and most major jihadi commanders were Saudis, to include Osama bin Laden. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman quietly folded that tent in 2016, doing terrible things to the guys running it, and has since been dragging the kingdom into the current century...
which have killed and maimed civilians, and the ongoing Houthi offensive on oil-rich Marib, the last loyalist stronghold in the war-torn country.

As part of the offensive, the Houthis are seeking to cut off access to humanitarian aid and are making widespread use of child soldiers, the British mission said in a statement.

The newly sanctioned are Muhammad Abd al-Karim al-Ghamari, who is leading the offensive; Yusuf al-Madani, a Houthi leader; and Saleh Mesfer Saleh Al Shaer, an assistant defense minister who assisted in acquiring smuggled arms and weapons in violation of international humanitarian law.

The sanctions will freeze their financial assets and impose travel bans.



Posted by: Fred || 11/11/2021 00:49 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [126 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

#1  The Saudi Arabia=Yemen boundary on the map is delimited incorrectly. Only slightly so, but still wrong.
Posted by: Bertie Crains2651 || 11/11/2021 7:48 Comments || Top||


Saudi-led coalition says 60 Houthis killed near Yemen's Marib
[AlAhram] The Saudi-led coalition 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...
said Wednesday its latest air strikes killed another 60 Iran's Houthi sock puppets
...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 legitimate Yemeni government has accused the them of having ties to the Iranian government. Honest they did. 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 They like shooting off... ummm... missiles that they would have us believe they make at home in their basements. On the plus side, they did murder Ali Abdullah Saleh, which was the only way the country was ever going to be rid of him...
rebels near Marib, the last government stronghold in the north.

Eight military vehicles were destroyed and 60 rebels killed in 11 operations over 24 hours to hunt down rebels, it said in a statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency.

It said the operations were carried out in Sirwah to the west of Marib and al-Jawf province to the north.

The coalition has reported high corpse counts on a near daily basis by the coalition, amounting to over 3,000 deaths among the rebels since mid-October.

The Iran-back Shia Houthis rarely comment on casualties, which cannot be independently verified.

A Yemeni military official said Wednesday that 28 fighters from the pro-government Obaida tribe and seven government forces were killed in festivities with rebels south of Marib over the previous 24 hours.

A military official in the government said last week that the Houthis have made advances in the south.

The rebels have intensified their efforts to capture Marib since September after a lull in their advance which began February.

The capture of the strategic oil-rich city would aid the Houthis' expansion to other provinces, marking a major blow to the coalition.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/11/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [67 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Two Chechens sentenced for financing passage to Syria
Direct Translate via Google Translate. Edited.
[KavkazUzel] The Military Court of Appeal upheld the verdict of Anvar Bolotkhanov and Kamil Eldarov, residents of Chechnya, who were convicted of transferring 20,000 rubles for a trip to Syrian militants.

As the "Caucasian Knot" wrote , on July 28, the Southern District Military Court in Rostov-on-Don  sentenced Anvar Bolotkhanov, a native of the Gudermes region of Chechnya, 5.5 years in prison, and Kamil Eldarov, a native of Gudermes, five years in prison under articles on assisting terrorism.

According to the investigation and the court, in 2015 Bolotkhanov "using a bank card provided by Eldarov" transferred funds in the amount of 20 thousand rubles to another person in order to assist him in leaving for Syria to participate in a banned armed group. The convicts admitted their guilt.

One of the convicts appealed against the verdict, but the collegium of the Military Court of Appeal in the Moscow region today also found Bolotkhanov and Eldarov guilty and upheld the verdict of the Southern District Military Court unchanged, a court official told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent.

"Caucasian Knot" does not yet have comments from Anvar Bolotkhanov and Kamil Eldarov regarding the court's decision.

The complaint against the verdict of Bolotkhanov and Eldarov was received on September 28, according to a file on the website of the Military Court of Appeal.
Posted by: badanov || 11/11/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [93 views] Top|| File under: Devout Moslems


Europe
Paris court hands life sentence to murderer of French Holocaust survivor
[IsraelTimes] Yacine Mihoub given no chance of parole for 22 years over 2018 killing of Mireille Knoll, which sparked an outcry about antisemitism in La Belle France.

A French court on Wednesday sentenced the killer of an elderly Jewish woman to life imprisonment, with no possibility of parole for 22 years, over the 2018 murder which caused an outcry over antisemitism in La Belle France.

Yacine Mihoub was convicted of the murder of Mireille Knoll, 85, who was stabbed 11 times and whose body was partly burned after her Gay Paree apartment was set alight on March 23, 2018.

A second defendant, Alex Carrimbacus, was acquitted of murder by the Gay Paree court, but found guilty of theft with anti-Semitic motives, for which he was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

The court said that attack, which began as a robbery, was fueled by "a broader context of antisemitism" and "prejudices" about the purported wealth of Jewish people, which led Mihoub to believe the victim had "hidden treasures" in her home.

Knoll’s family hailed the verdict as "just."

French President Emmanuel Macron attended the funeral of the octogenarian, who had survived a notorious 1942 roundup of Jews in Gay Paree during World War II by fleeing with her mother to Portugal and who later married an Auschwitz survivor.

Mihoub, the son of one of Kroll’s neighbors who described her as being like a "surrogate grandmother" to him, denied any hand in her death, blaming Carrimbacus instead.

Knoll’s murder caused added repugnance because she was suffering from Parkinson’s disease and could not move unassisted.

Knoll’s son Daniel told the court that when his mother let Mihoub, who had done odd jobs for her for years, into her home "she never expected that the person she had protected for years would become her executioner."

In his final statement to the court on Wednesday, Carrimbacus told Knoll’s family he regretted not preventing an attack described by the prosecution as "particularly savage."

The attack was classified as antisemitic after Carrimbacus told Sherlocks he overheard Mihoub arguing with Kroll on the day of her death "about Jews’ money and their wealth."

He also claimed Mihoub, who had multiple convictions for violence, shouted "holy shit! Allahu akbar" ("God is greatest") while stabbing her.

Prosecutors also pointed to messages glorifying jihadist attacks found in Mihoub’s prison cell as proof of his alleged antisemitism.

La Belle France’s 500,000-strong Jewish community, the biggest in Europe, has been rocked by a series of attacks in recent years by radical Islamists that have targeted Jews.

During the three-week murder trial the defendants, both repeat offenders who had become acquainted in prison, blamed each other for her death.

The case drew parallels with the killing in 2017 of an Orthodox Jewish woman in her sixties, Sarah Halimi, who was thrown out of the window of her Gay Paree apartment by a neighbor shouting "holy shit! Allahu akbar" ("God is greatest.")

La Belle France’s highest court ruled in April that the killer in that case, Kobili Traore, was not criminally responsible after succumbing to a "delirious fit" under the influence of drugs and could not be put on trial.

That ruling infuriated the victim’s family as well as Jewish groups, and prompted Macron to urge a change in French law to ensure people face responsibility for violent mostly peaceful crimes while under the influence of drugs.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/11/2021 00:16 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [272 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  So, not sentenced to life at all.
Posted by: Too Old To Work || 11/11/2021 7:15 Comments || Top||

#2  ^ It is, if he's killed soon
Posted by: Frank G || 11/11/2021 9:04 Comments || Top||

#3  I had to look through the older articles on the subject to discover that Mr Mihoub is 29 and his eager assistant is 23. Even barring the opening of the prisons that would result from completing the Muslim conquest of Europe, they’ll have many years of freedom if they serve their minumum sentences.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/11/2021 11:24 Comments || Top||

#4  Whatever happened to the guillotine?
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 11/11/2021 17:50 Comments || Top||

#5  #4: i like 'eye-for-an-eye' justice. break a window a window in your house gets broken. mug someone, you get beaten. Murder someone ...
Posted by: jim murray || 11/11/2021 19:49 Comments || Top||


Italy letting rescue ship with 306 migrants go to Sicily
[AlAhram] After days of waiting in the choppy central Mediterranean, a charity rescue ship with 306 migrants colonists aboard on Wednesday received permission by Italia to disembark the passengers just as a storm approached, the humanitarian organization said.

SOS Mediterranee tweeted that those aboard Ocean Viking felt "indescribable relief'' that Italian authorities approved disembarking of the passengers in Augusta, Sicily.

The humanitarian group said the port assignment came just ahead of a strong storm bearing down on area of the central Mediterranean where Ocean Viking has been essentially stranded for days while waiting permission to dock.

"States must set up again a mechanism for disembarking to avoid these continuous stalemates at sea,'' the charity said.

With the anti-migrant League one of the parties in Premier Mario Draghi's broad coalition, political pressure has been strong to discourage the arrivals of migrants colonists rescued at sea by charity ships from unseaworthy vessels launched by human traffickers.

Crew members aboard the Ocean Viking said that recent downpours left migrants colonists on the open deck drenched and shivering. The migrants colonists' "teeth are chattering'' from the cold, SOS Mediterranee said hours before port permission was received. The charity said that on Tuesday night 2-meter (6.5 foot) high waves rocked the vessel.

Last weekend, the Italian Coast Guard evacuated a total of eight people, including those needing medical assistance and their immediate family members, from Ocean Viking.

That left 306 migrants colonists aboard, some for more than a week since their rescue, waiting in limbo off Lampedusa, a tiny Italian island south of Sicily.

On Sunday, another humanitarian rescue ship, Sea-Eye 4, arrived in the port of Trapani, Sicily, after days of waiting for permission. Aboard were more than 800 rescued migrants colonists.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, migrants colonists rescued at sea and brought to Italia undergo preventative quarantine, many of them transferred to currently unused passenger ferries.

Those fleeing poverty are usually denied asylum.

Italia's pleas to other European Union
...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing...
nations to take in some of the asylum-seekers generally go unheeded. Since Italia has barely a handful of repatriation agreements with the homelands of the migrants colonists, they often wind up staying in Italia, trying to find odd jobs or a way to reach work or family elsewhere in Europe.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/11/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [98 views] Top|| File under: Human Trafficking


Iraq
Clashes between PMF and ISIS cease in Amerli
[SHAFAQ] The festivities between ISIS holy warriors and units from al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces-PMF) supported by locals in Saladin ended with the Iraqi airforces bombing sites of the terrorist organization.

A source told Shafaq News Agency that four fighters from the PMF and supporting locals were killed and four others were maimed in the confrontations near al-Azim lake, west of Amerli.

The festivities erupted between the 52nd PMF Brigade and locals on one side and ISIS holy warriors on the other during a search campaign for a fisherman who was kidnapped by an ISIS group after killing his lover companion.

A security source said that the festivities ended after the Iraqi airforces bombed ISIS sites in the territory, while the fate of the kidnapped fisherman is still unknown.

Another security source said that the confrontations resulted in the death of two PMF fighters from Asad Amerli Brigade (Amerli Lion).
Posted by: Fred || 11/11/2021 00:40 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [72 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iraqi security forces arrest the military advisor to ISIS
[EN.ALGHADEERTV.NET] Iraq’s Security Media Cell announced that the military advisor in the so-called "Nineveh State" in ISIS was arrested.

In a statement, the Cell said, "the National Security Service detachments arrested the military advisor for the so-called Nineveh State after he entered Iraq coming from a neighboring country."

The statement added, "the terrorist admitted planning to attack the military forces during the liberation operations."

He also assumed many administrative and financial positions in the ISIS gangs, the most important of which was the Emir of one of the boycotters of the so-called state of al-Jazeera.

The Cell pointed out that it "referred him to the legal authorities to take the necessary measures against him."
Posted by: Fred || 11/11/2021 00:35 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [101 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Drone strikes Iran-backed militias in eastern Syria – report
[IsraelTimes] An unidentified drone carried out strikes on Iranian-backed militias near the Syrian-Iraqi border in the early hours of Wednesday morning, according to an opposition-linked war monitor.

The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the strike targeted weapons caches belonging to pro-Iranian militias in the Bukamal region of eastern Syria, an area that has reportedly been targeted by Israel in the past.

Yet, according to the Observatory, it was not immediately clear if the attack was carried out by the American-led coalition that operates in the area or by Israel.

The strike on the arms depots triggered massive explosions that were heard throughout the area, according to the Observatory.

Earlier in the week, Syria accused Israel of conducting a series of Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s on targets in the area of Homs and Tartus in a rare early-evening attack on Monday. Syrian state media outlet SANA reported that two Syrian soldiers were maimed in the strikes, which also caused "material losses."

Syrian media reported that the targets of Monday’s strikes were arms depots in Shayrat Airport near Homs and just outside the coastal city of Tartus. Satellite images from Tuesday showed significant damage to a warehouse located south of Tartus, indicating that it was the primary target.

On Tuesday night, a senior Russian military official said Monday’s strikes were carried out by six Israeli F-15 fighter jets flying near northern Lebanon Hezbollahstan
...Formerly inhabited by hardy Phoenecian traders, its official language is now Arabic, with the usual unpleasant side effects. ...
Israel has refused to comment on the Monday strikes, in line with its policy of ambiguity regarding its activities in Syria. Despite the comments by the Russian official — Vadim Kulit, one of Moscow’s leading representatives to its ally Syria — Israel generally believes that Russia tacitly approves of its efforts against Iran
...Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979...
in the country so long as no Russian forces are harmed in the process.

According to Kulit, the six F-15s fired eight missiles at targets in the area of Homs and Tartus. He claimed that six of them were shot down by the Syrian military with Russian-made air defenses. Israeli military officials, as well as civilian defense analysts, largely see these claims of high interception rates by Syrian and Russian official to be empty boasts.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/11/2021 01:05 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [108 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies


Turkish drone strikes a residential area in Syria
Direc Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
Turkey’s decades-long war against the Kurds continues.
[REGNUM] The city of Al-Qamishli (Haseke province, Syria) came under fire from the Turkish Air Force on November 10, Al Hadath reports.

According to Kurdish sources, the shelling was carried out with the help of a drone: the strike fell on a residential area - on a car in which there were people - probably members of the same family. None of them survived.

According to the Kurds, the Turks planned to destroy the representative of the "Forces of Democratic Syria" (a Kurdish organization), but he was not in the car at the time of the strike.
Posted by: badanov || 11/11/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [106 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte



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Thu 2021-11-11
  Iran-Backed Militants Storm US Embassy in Yemen
Wed 2021-11-10
  Half-Naked Knifeman Reportedly Shouting 'Allakhu Akbar' Injures Police Officer in Oslo, Gets Shot
Tue 2021-11-09
  Fugitive ISIS operative hunted by the Russian government is arrested at airport in Bogota
Mon 2021-11-08
  Afghans facing 'hell on earth' as winter looms
Sun 2021-11-07
  Assassination attempt on Iraqi PM
Sat 2021-11-06
  Minneapolis leftists threaten to burn down
another police station after election defeat
Fri 2021-11-05
  Miqati Urges Kordahi to Resign, Hits Out at Hizbullah and Its Allies
Thu 2021-11-04
  Turkey probes 30 social media users for sharing tweets suggesting Erdogan died
Wed 2021-11-03
  March 8 Forces Want 'Price' for Kordahi Resignation
Tue 2021-11-02
  Yemen Rebel Strike on Mosque Kills at Least 22
Mon 2021-11-01
  Taliban's supreme leader appears, sez he's not dead
Sun 2021-10-31
  2 Killed by Gunmen at Nangarhar Wedding: Family
Sat 2021-10-30
  KSA Expels Lebanese Ambassador
Fri 2021-10-29
  Sudan Military Leader Fires 6 Diplomats who Criticized Coup
Thu 2021-10-28
  Uganda bus blast a 'suicide bomb attack'

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