WASHINGTON (AP) — After billions of dollars spent and more than 10,000 extremist fighters killed, the Islamic State group is fundamentally no weaker than it was when the U.S.-led bombing campaign began a year ago, American intelligence agencies have concluded.
NATO gave President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan unanimous support for Turkey joining the US-led military offensive against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), which is being used as a cover to escalate Washington’s intervention against the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad.
Some of the most successful fighters against the Islamic State are being isolated and attacked by America’s new favorite ally in the region. Kurdish militias are achieving the stated goals of the Obama administration — to “degrade and ultimately destroy” ISIS — as well or better than any other fighting force. From Kobane to the recent liberation of Tel Abyad, Kurdish militias have won hard-fought victories against ISIS fighters in Syria, while preventing the advance of ISIS into northern Iraq.
The suspected sabotage attack took place in the Doğubeyazıt district, 15 kilometers from border with Iran. No one has claimed responsibility for the blast."The explosion caused a fire breakout. After repairing the gas flow will resume."
As Turkey continues to bomb alleged ISIS targets in Syria and Kurdish targets in Iraq, it has now taken yet another step toward its goal of establishing a “buffer zone” and “no-fly zone” over Syria. Turkey has called an emergency NATO meeting scheduled to take place on Tuesday.
Large-scale military drills have been launched in Israel with the aim of testing the IDF’s readiness to go into emergency mode. Hundreds of thousands of reserve soldiers are involved in testing the system.
An agreement reached between Turkey and the United States on what they call cooperation against the ISIL terrorist group also includes establishing a no-fly zone over the Arab country.
Israel gave 16 AH-1 Cobra attack helicopters to Jordan to prevent militants from spilling across border. Israel had two squadrons of Cobra helicopters provided by United States. Ideal for aerial surveillance, ground troop cover fire, both squadrons disbanded by Israeli Air Force in favor of the Apache.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu one of most vocal opponents of the Iran nuclear deal. To allay his concerns, Ambassador Dennis Ross former top advisor to President Obama has recommended providing Israel with B-52 bunker-busting bombers.
United States waging war in six Middle East countries Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Somalia, Libya, and Yemen; include training the local army, using drones to attack, providing weapons, logistical support to one side side or the other, sending in American combat troops, sometimes all of the above. None of the countries poses a threat to national security, least of all Yemen, one of the poorest countries in the world. .
Saudi Arabia has reportedly sent Special Forces into Yemen under the pretext of escorting some fugitive former Yemeni officials back into its war-torn southern neighbor. Friday, Saudi strikes reportedly hit an airbase near Yemeni capital Sana’a International Airport.
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu attacked UN Human Rights Council following a UNHRC report, which presented evidence of war crimes committed by Israel and Hamas in summer of 2014, urges implementation of report’s recommendations, calls for prosecution of Israeli officials responsible for alleged violations. Netanyahu: UN Human Rights Council is not really interested in human rights.”
Egyptian air force launched airstrikes at members of Islamist opposition groups in Sinai Peninsula 23 dead, Egyptian army troops conducted house-to-house raids in Sinai town of Sheikh Zuweid,pilots flying US-made Apache helicopter gunships continued to pound targets in the town.
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu says his country would not hesitate to launch a military intervention in Syria in case of what he referred to as a potential threat to Turkey’s “security.” Turkey has deployed additional forces and equipment along its border with Syria.
U.S. government dealt setbacks in five of the seven Islamic countries its military has attacked or invaded; Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and Yemen. Pakistan and Somalia, situation remains extremely unstable. Hezbollah, al Qaeda, or ISIS rarely attack for no reason.During the Cold War, United States fueled Islamist jihadism to battle communism. Interventions made things worse through unintended consequences, American targets for retaliatory attacks.
Saudi warplanes launched airstrikes in several locations in the western province of Hajjah, nearby al-Haz, principal town of Jawf province, also bombarded by Saudi fighter jets. Dhaher district of Sa'ada province, a Yemeni civilian reportedly killed, a number of others injured by Saudi artillery shells.
Turkey's opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), called on the government to avoid military intervention in Syria, urged Ankara to hold talks with the Syrian government to find a peaceful solution to the armed conflict in the country.
The office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed on Monday the fence will be erected to prevent the entry of illegal migrants and terrorists. Israel has also erected other separation barriers through occupied West Bank, Egyptian border, through Syria's Israeli-occupied Golan Heights; also erected barriers along the Gaza Strip and Lebanon.
Three people, including a child killed after Saudi warplanes targeted the area, no report on number of injured or material damage. Earlier in the day, Saudi fighter jets targeted a residential area, destroyed two schools in the district of Saqayn injuring a woman.
The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) urged Saudi Arabia to lift its blockade on Yemen, stressing that ships carrying food, fuel and other vital supplies must be permitted to enter ports in Yemen which is on the brink of famine; "an urgent need for ongoing commercial supplies to enter Yemen as a humanitarian imperative."
Claims are raised Israel is everyday increasing its assistance and supports for the terrorist groups in Syria, sraeli forces have moved hundreds of terrorists wounded while fighting the Syrian army and people, in clear violation of the UN and Security Council resolutions.
Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's prime minister, has issued a veiled threat to intervene directly in Syria's civil war for the first time, after Syrian rebels surrounded a village occupied by the Druze minority close to the border,said he had given "instructions to do what is necessary."
UN issued a recent report on violence against children in warzones worldwide, and was facing intense US and Israeli pressure not to mention Israel in this, despite the large death toll among children in last summer’s Israeli invasion of Gaza. In the end, they didn’t mention Israel in that official report, but released a separate report about Israel.
"The Ansarullah fighters backed by the Yemeni army hit Amir Khalid airbase in Khamees al-Mushait region in Southern Saudi Arabia with a scud missile and several Najm al-Saqeb (Striking Star) missiles last week, killing over 20 senior Israeli officers and 63 Saudi military men and capturing 35 others," Mehdi Nasser al-Bashi told FNA on Wednesday.
Thousands of Syrian refugees trying to enter Turkey repelled by Turkish border guards as clashes flare up between Syrian Kurds and the ISIL Takfiri terrorists over control of a town on Syrian-Turkish border. Turkish forces used water cannon, fired warning shots to disperse massing refugees.
Breakthrough in the fight against Islamic State seizing Syria and Iraq is impossible without a ground operation. History will show that al-Qaeda in Iraq was defeated, after he decided to send more troops to the Middle East country instead of withdrawing them during US invasion in 2003; former US President George W. Bush said in an interview with Israel Hayom newspaper Friday.
Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon raised concerns the United States' move to supply various Gulf Arab states with arms as a counterweight to Iran could weaken Israel's own US-backed regional military dominance.
Israel’s talks on migrant workers with China deadlocked due to Beijing refusing to allow its citizens to participate in construction of settlements in the occupied West Bank. “We are negotiating with China for an agreement on the arrival of thousands of additional workers," an unnamed government official said.
Israel carried carried out tests in the Negev desert in order to gauge out the repercussions and damage caused by an explosion of a “dirty” radiological bomb by enemy forces, according to the Israeli daily Haaretz. A dirty bomb combines radiological materials with other more standard explosives.
Israel and the Gulf states shared an interest in countering what they saw as rising Iranian influence in the Middle East. While the two sides sparred in public they enjoyed “good personal relations” behind closed doors Gulf Arabs still “not ready to do publicly what they say in private.”
The US-backed war against Yemen has left 20 million people—nearly 80 percent of the country’s population facing a humanitarian disaster, without access to adequate food, water and medical care; United Nations.
Study shows gap between government revenues and spending as country’s population ages and Haredim, Arabs make up a larger part of the population. Long-term demographic projections released by Central Bureau of Statistics two years ago aroused debate about what Israel will look like.
Israel is preparing to carry out a false flag operation in the United States and will blame it on Iran as a strategy to entangle Washington in a war with Tehran; former US Senate candidate Mark Dankof.
14,500 KMU-556C/B Joint Direct Attack Munitions tail kits, built by Boeing to convert ordinary "dumb" bombs into "smart bombs" guided by GPS. 4,100 GBU-39 Small Diameter, precision GPS-guided glide-bombs. 50 "bunker buster" bombs capable of penetrating through 20 feet of reinforced concrete. 3,000 Hellfire Missiles. 250 Air-to-Air Missiles. 4,500 1,000-lb bombs
Human Rights Watch (HRW) says evidence shows Saudi Arabia has been pounding neighboring Yemen with internationally banned cluster bombs, warning that such attacks are “harming civilians.”
The military targeting of civilian infrastructure, especially of water supplies, is a war crime under the Geneva Conventions, precisely what NATO did in Libya, while blaming the damage on Gaddafi himself. Since then, the country’s water infrastructure and the suffering of its people has only deteriorated further.
US State Department approved sale of 1,600 guided bomb units to the United Arab Emirates worth more than $100 million. Principal contractors will be Boeing and Raytheon; accompanied by repair parts, technical and logistical support.
This week two F16s shot down over Yemen. Both were types never supplied to an Arab nation, not Saudi Arabia, not anyone. The only “buyer” in the region for that type of plane is Israel. One of these aircraft most likely responsible for dropping the neutron bomb on Yemen a few days ago. Aircraft shot down by an updated BUK system supplied by Russia. Yemen war is now clearly an Israeli war.
Shocking video reveals proton bombardment from a neutron bomb. Israel is reported to be the one to deploy such neutron bombs. Any doubts about the nuclear attack on Yemen attributed to Israel, as evidenced in two Israeli F16s shot down and forensically identified, are now gone. Forbidden strikes have brought about a storm of worldwide protest. Two Israeli F16's, painted as Saudi, burning on the ground in Yemen.
The Israeli air force has started carrying out attacks on the Gaza Strip, as the Palestinian resistance movements of Hamas and Islamic Jihad deny launching projectiles into Israel.
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