Archive for: September 2015

Russian military forces start airstrikes against ISIS in Syria

The Russian Air Force has begun carrying out airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria, the country’s Defense Ministry said. “In accordance with the decision of the Supreme Commander of the Russian Armed Forces, Vladimir Putin, warplanes of the Russian Air Space Forces today [Wednesday] have started an aerial operation, involving pinpoint strikes on ground […]

U.S. support for Syria rebels illegal: Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday branded U.S. support for rebel forces in Syria as illegal and ineffective, saying U.S.-trained rebels were leaving to join Islamic State with weapons supplied by Washington. In an interview with U.S. networks recorded ahead of a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama, Putin said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad deserved […]

U.S.-backed rebels give gear to al-Qaeda group in Syria

U.S.-trained rebels handed over American-supplied vehicles and ammunition to an al-Qaeda linked group shortly after arriving in Syria, the Pentagon said Friday, the latest blow to a Pentagon program that has been plagued by problems since its inception. The rebels surrendered six pickup trucks and ammunition to an Nusra Front “intermediary,” the Pentagon said in […]

Yemenis rally in capital Sana’a against Saudi aggression

Yemenis take to the streets in the capital, Sana’a, to slam the relentless and deadly Saudi aggression against their country. On Monday, thousands of people staged a demonstration in Sana’a at the invitation of the leader of Yemen’s Ansarullah movement, Abdel Malek al-Houthi. The massive rally was held to mark the first anniversary of the […]

Israel, Russia meet to prevent ‘misunderstandings’ in Syria

Netanyahu’s meeting with Putin focused mainly on the Israel’s northern border, with fears of Hezbollah attaining lethal weapons in Syria with help from Iran. Israel and Russia agreed to a create mechanism to prevent accidental confrontation between their forces in Syria, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said following a meeting on the outskirts of Moscow Monday […]

Obama moving towards U.S.-Russian coordination in Syria?

Amidst the hysteria of dyed in the wool warmongers, the Obama White House is approaching a rapprochement with Russia regarding the Syrian Civil War crisis. According to an article published by Fox News on Sept. 17, “…the Obama administration plans to accept an offer from Russia for direct talks on its military buildup in Syria […]

Libya Dawn acting like Somali pirates; Russian ship seized

The Russian Foreign Ministry has demanded the immediate release of a Russian vessel and its crew arrested by the Libyan military, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has said. “We believe the Russian vessel and its crew were seized illegally and demand that the authorities in Tripoli release them immediately and unconditionally,” she said at […]

Azikiwe on American drone strikes against al-Qaeda in Yemen

American drones strikes may have killed as many as 40 Yemeni civilians over the past year, the UN reported on Monday, offering a tally of the human cost of the long-running US campaign against al Qaeda in Yemen, which has continued amid the chaos of country’s current war. The data on drone strikes came from […]

AFP article uses Iraqi Refugee in anti-Syrian propaganda

Charity that helped academics flee Nazis aids Syrians, Iraqis Nadia Faydh, 37, holds a PhD in English and American poetry from the University of Baghdad and was teaching at Al-Mustansiriya University in the Iraqi capital when she encountered intimidation by Shiite militias. From Damascus to Glasgow: Syrian academics’ escape to freedom The couple, who […]

No UN peace talks will result in Libya Dawn leaving Tripoli

The Islamist “Libyan Dawn” has been described as “an uneasy coalition” including “former al-Qaeda jihadists” who fought against Qaddafi in the nineties, Berber ethnic militias, members of Libya’s branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, and a “network of conservative merchants” from Misrata. The militia coalition known as Fajr Libya (Libya Dawn) seized control of Tripoli after […]

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