Turkey has taken responsibility for shooting down a Russian fighter jet near the border with neighboring Syria on Tuesday, as both Moscow and Ankara put forth conflicting narratives about what led to the incident which has sparked an emergency meeting of NATO allies and strong rebuke from Russian President Vladimir Putin.
ISIS fighters hop back and forth over the Turkish border with impunity, there are “direct dealings between Turkish officials and ranking ISIS members”, and more than $800,000,000 worth of ISIS oil has been sold in Turkey.
Military jets from France’s Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier on Monday flew their first missions over Islamic State-controlled territories in Syria and Iraq and carried out their first airstrikes. "We will intensify our strikes, we will choose targets that will do the most damage possible to the terrorist army;" French President Francois Hollande.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev: U.S. actions in the Middle East helped Islamic State to gain influence. The strengthening of Islamic State “became possible partly due to irresponsible U.S. politics” that focused on fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad instead of joining efforts to root out terrorism.
A young Palestinian man has reportedly been burned to death after a group of illegal Israeli settlers mercilessly beat him and then set fire to his car in the northern part of the occupied Palestinian territories.
French Defense Minister Jean Yves Le Drian: Russia’s stance on Syria has changed… It was dealt a serious blow by the Islamic State… Now Russia launches significant strikes against ISIL positions"Tuesday Russian Aerospace Forces intensified their campaign in Syria, launching massive airstrikes against ISIL forces.
PBS NewsHour, a daily US television news program shown on the US Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), used footage of Russian airstrikes against ISIL targets, claiming that they were US airstrikes, an Information Clearing House article revealed.
Over the last 48 hours, Russia has destroyed an Islamic State controlled oil refinery, a fleet of 500 ISIS controlled oil tankers used to smuggle oil out of Syria, and launched a massive sea-based cruise missile attack. 10 Russian warships took part in the operation. Russian air force undertook one the most massive, and complex heavy bomber missions in modern history, conducted 522 sorties, deploying more than 100 cruise missiles and 1,400 tons of bombs.
The United Nations security council has unanimously approved France's resolution to take "all necessary measures" against the Islamic State (ISIS) and urged all able member states to join in the fight.
The Islamic State terrorist group produces 40,000 - 50,000 barrels of oil per day; head of Russian Foreign Ministry’s department for new challenges and threats Ilya Rogachev. UN Security Council Resolution 2199 recognized that illegal oil trade is the main source of income for IS and obligated all States to decisively counteract it."
Russia bans food imports from Ukraine. US house of representatives passed a veto proof bill on refugees. France is calling on the UN to pass a bill to build forces to go into Syria and remove Assad. Russia is clearing out Syria and pushing the Islamic State out. US is in trouble and they are now prepping for another false flag event to get the war in Syria.
Turkish Foreign Ministry: Russian ambassador Andrey Karlov was summoned to the ministry to hear Turkey's concern over Russia's bombing very close to the border" with Turkey. Turkey has asked Russia to "immediately end its operation."
Washington has learned that threats and coercion do not work against Russia. West is moving toward drawing Russia into the Western system by offering a coalition against ISIL to bring Russia under Western influence, thus reestablishing Washington’s hegemony.
Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard, having served a 30-year jail sentence in the United States, was released from a North Carolina prison on Friday. was granted parole in July. He will be required to remain in the U.S. for five years. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed the release of Pollard, a former U.S. navy intelligence officer convicted of turning over classified information to Israel.
The Russian fleet in the Caspian Sea has launched 18 cruise missiles, hitting seven terrorist targets in Syria on Friday, Russian Defense Minster Sergey Shoigu. ISIS suffering huge losses as a result of the Russian offensive, Shoigu said, adding that data on the ground shows the flow of terrorists arriving in Syria has decreased, while more militants are fleeing the warzone to head north and south-west. Number of aircraft taking part in the operation has been doubled
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