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Israeli Soldiers Kill 2 Palestinians In The West Bank

Published 2019-03-12 19:25:22 by Robert Inlakesh in Middleeast, Palestine

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (7:30 P.M)- Israeli occupation soldiers have killed two Palestinian men in the West Bank today. According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, two men have been confirmed dead following separate fatal encounters with Israeli soldiers. [media-credit id=1831 align="alignnone" width="625"][/media-credit] 27 year old, Yasser Fawzi Shweiki, shot dead by an Israeli soldier. Earlier today 27 year old, Yasser Fawzi Shweiki, was shot and killed in Wadi al-Husayn area, east of al-Khalil (Hebron). Israeli soldiers claim that Yasser had a knife. No soldiers were injured. https://www.facebook.com/presstvuk/videos/1137103843126081/ Just minutes ago a 23 year old man, named Muhammed… Read on ->

Tags: Israeli, Palestinian Killed, West Bank


Israeli Soldiers Execute Palestinian in Al-Khalil (Hebron)

Published 2019-03-12 15:03:32 by Robert Inlakesh in Middleeast, Palestine

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (2:52 P.M)- Israeli soldiers have shot and killed a Palestinian man in al-Khalil Hebron, claiming he was attacking them. [media-credit id=1831 align="alignnone" width="640"][/media-credit] Israeli occupation forces at the scene of their shooting. The Palestinian Health Ministry have reported the death of 27 year old, Yasser Fawzi Shweiki, following an incident in which Israeli forces shot him in the chest. The shooting took place in the Wadi al-Husayn area, east of al-Khalil (Hebron). According to Israeli soldiers, the 27 year old had attempted to stab one of them, although no soldiers sustained injuries.  

Tags: Palestinian Killed, Stabbing, West Bank


Russia to receive 7 new warships this year

Published 2019-03-12 14:08:54 by News Desk in World-News

Shipbuilders are planning to hand over seven new warships, including four submarines, and seven repaired vessels to the Russian Navy in 2019, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday. “In 2019, the shipbuilding program of enterprises integrated into the United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) stipulates the construction of seven combat ships, including three nuclear-powered submarines and one diesel-electric sub, and the completion of the repairs of seven warships and vessels,” the defense chief said at a meeting with shipbuilders in Severodvinsk. “The completion of the construction and the delivery of the nuclear-powered underwater cruisers Knyaz Vladimir and Kazan to the Navy… Read on ->

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Tags: Russia


Breaking: ISIS claims 15 SDF fighters killed in eastern Deir Ezzor

Published 2019-03-12 14:01:02 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:45 P.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) allegedly carried out a deadly VBIED attack against a group of fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in eastern Deir Ezzor this afternoon. According to the official media wing of the Islamic State, the terrorist group targeted an SDF gathering in the Ziydaban region, which is near the strategic Al-Omar Oil Field. The Islamic State claimed they also destroyed two military vehicles during the attack this afternoon. No further details were released by the terrorist group.

Tags: Deir_Ezzor, ISIS, SDF, Syria


Syrian Army spy films from Idlib city as offensive looms (VIDEO)

Published 2019-03-12 13:10:56 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 P.M.) – A spy from the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) Tiger Forces recently filmed from inside Idlib city as the military prepares to launch a new offensive to capture the governorate. Based on the video released by the Tiger Forces, the spy tours the Al-Mahrab Roundabout and heads towards Al-Jomaa Street. https://www.facebook.com/syrianarmy.sy/videos/2314409128829683/ The Tiger Forces spy moves through Idlib city undetected, despite the large presence of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham fighters throughout the provincial capital.  

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Russian Navy enters Syrian waters for new mission

Published 2019-03-12 12:48:39 by News Desk in Middleeast, Syria

Russian Northern Fleet frigate Admiral Gorshkov and its convoy passed through Gibraltar and crossed into the Mediterranean Sea as part of its long-range operational cruise, the Northern Fleet press service told TASS on Tuesday. “A squadron of ships and logistics vessels of the Northern Fleet including the frigate Admiral Flota Sovetskogo Soyuza Gorshkov, the multifunctional logistics support ship Elbrus, the salvage tug Nikolay Chiker and the medium-sized sea tanker Kama passed through the Strait of Gibraltar last night and entered the Mediterranean Sea,” the press service announced. In the coming days, the squadron will continue to perform its Mediterranean long-distance… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria


New rebel infighting breaks out in eastern Aleppo

Published 2019-03-12 12:36:17 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:20 P.M.) – A new round of rebel infighting broke out inside the eastern region of the Aleppo Governorate last night. According to reports from east Aleppo, two Turkish-backed rebel police forces clashed at the Al-Marwaha Roundabout inside the town of Al-Bab. The reports said that the rebel infighting resulted in two police officers being hospitalized inside of Al-Bab. The reason for the infighting is unknown at this time, but some activists have claimed that it is due to disputes over control of Al-Bab.

Tags: Aleppo, Syria


Pakitan deploys entire F-16 squadron to Indian border: report

Published 2019-03-12 12:23:39 by News Desk in World-News

Even as the international community makes diplomatic efforts to facilitate a de-escalation of tensions between India and Pakistan that began in mid-February, Pakistan has deployed an entire F-16 fighter jet squadron along the Indian border, says a report in the newspaper the Hindustan Times quoting an unnamed Indian defence official. Pakistani authorities have yet to comment on the Indian media report. The fact that the Pakistani government has not opened up the air space along Indian border that was shut down after India’s air strike in February, is seen to be an indication that the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) is on full operational alert. Besides, the Rawalpindi-headquartered 10 Corps along with a Special… Read on ->

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Tags: India, Pakistan


Over 35 ISIS fighters killed in last 48 hours: report

Published 2019-03-12 12:14:20 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) has suffered heavy losses over the last 48 hours, as the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) continue to push into their last enclave in the eastern region of the Euphrates River Valley. According to a military report from eastern Deir Ezzor, the Syrian Democratic Forces have killed 38 Islamic State fighters since they resumed their offensive near the Baghouz Camp. The report said that the Syrian Democratic Forces have only suffered three casualties during this operation. In regards to the accusations of heavy civilian losses, the U.S. Coalition’s spokesperson Sean Ryan said… Read on ->

Tags: ISIS, Syria


FSA sleeper cell kills Syrian military commander in east Daraa

Published 2019-03-12 11:44:03 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:30 A.M.) – A Free Syrian Army (FSA) sleeper cell recently carried out the assassination of a Syrian military commander in the eastern countryside of the Daraa Governorate. According to a military communique from the Daraa Governorate, the commander of the military security office of Maliha Al-Sharqiyah, Nasser Hussein Al-Amari, was killed last night when the FSA fighters opened fire on his vehicle. Al-Amari and three of his bodyguards were killed in the attack; his daughter was badly wounded as well. A Free Syrian Army sleeper cell calling themselves the “Public Resistance” claimed responsibility for the attack.

Tags: Daraa, FSA, Syria


Houthi forces kill several Saudi soldiers in new border attack

Published 2019-03-12 11:28:31 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:10 A.M.) – The Houthi forces carried out a powerful attack against the Saudi Coalition, yesterday, targeting their positions along the southern axes of the Jizan and Najran provinces. Using their anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM), the Houthi forces managed to score several direct hits on the Saudi Coalition positions inside the Qais Mountain region. The Houthi forces said that this attack resulted in the death of several Saudi Coalition soldiers and their allies from the pro-government Yemeni military. Following this attack on the Jizan province, the Houthi forces launched a number of missiles towards the Saudi Coalition’s vehicle… Read on ->

Tags: Houthi, Yemen


Scores surrender as SDF offensive against IS continues near Baghouz (VIDEO)

Published 2019-03-12 11:11:13 by News Desk in Syria

Scores of self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) militants surrendered to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Monday, according to the US-backed alliance, as the offensive continues at the last IS stronghold near Baghouz. Plumes of heavy smoke can be seen rising above the reported area of SDF attacks amid burning fires and the occasional explosion.

Around 100 IS members and their families surrendered to the SDF on Monday, during a pause in clashes between 13:30 and 14:00 GMT, according to the alliance. The SDF says the operation against the last IS stronghold started on March… Read on ->

Tags: Daesh, ISIS, SDF, Syria


Jihadist rebels launch first suicide attacks against the Syrian Army

Published 2019-03-12 10:58:28 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:45 A.M.) – The jihadist rebels launched their first suicide attacks of the year against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) this morning. According to a report from northern Hama, two jihadist suicide bombers attacked a Syrian military checkpoint near the government stronghold of Mhardeh. The jihadist suicide attacks were carried out at dawn this morning and they resulted in the death of at least one Syrian Arab Army soldier. Due to the increased tensions in northern Hama and southern Idlib, the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham have stepped up their attacks against the Syrian Arab Army and… Read on ->

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Tags: Hama, Syria


Iraqi reinforcements deploy to Syrian border as ISIS terrorists attempt to escape Syria

Published 2019-03-12 10:34:54 by News Desk in Iraq, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:10 A.M.) – The Iraqi Armed Forces deployed a large number of military personnel to the Syrian border this week to block any Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) from fleeing into Iraq. According to a new report, the Iraqi Army and Hashd Al-Sha’abi deployed these reinforcements to the Anbar-Deir Ezzor border after some Islamic State terrorists were suspected of sneaking into Iraq from eastern Syria. The Iraqi Armed Forces are taking these precautionary measures because as the battle for the Islamic State’s enclave in the eastern region of the Euphrates River Valley comes to an end, many terrorists will likely… Read on ->

Tags: Iraq, ISIS, Syria


OPCW will likely blame Syrian gov’t for Douma attack: Russian envoy

Published 2019-03-12 09:35:12 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 A.M.) – The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) will likely blame the Syrian government for the April 2018 chemical weapons attack on the rural Damascus town of Douma, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the OPCW Alexander Shulgin stated during a press conference on Monday. “We have to state that [when preparing a report on Douma], the OPCW experts did not dare to contradict the US, France and the UK, who chose to take justice into their own hands and avoid any other version besides their own, on the involvement of the Syrian government in what… Read on ->

Tags: OPCW, Russia, Syria


WATCH Russian ship test weapon that renders enemy targeting systems useless

Published 2019-03-12 09:06:10 by News Desk in World-News

The Russian TV channel Zvezda has published a video featuring the test “firing” of a Russian weapon for visual and optical warfare, the 5P-42 “Philin” (Russian for “eagle owl”). The system can be used at night and essentially renders enemy targeting systems, night vision equipment, and scopes within a 5 km range useless by “blinding” them. It’s also capable of blinding and disorienting enemy personnel within a range of 2 kilometers. The system has already been deployed on several Russian ships. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztuNnWpgmwg&feature=youtu.be The frigate drew the attention of British media outlets on 7 March after The Scotsman reported that Russian naval vessels, including the Admiral Gorshkov, had been “sailing through UK… Read on ->

Tags: Russia


US Senator pushes for international recognition of Israel’s sovereignty over Golan Heights region

Published 2019-03-12 08:46:11 by News Desk in Middleeast, Syria

US Senator Lindsey Graham vowed to push for the US recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, as he toured the Golan Heights alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman on Monday. Graham said, “I will go back to the United States Senate. Working with Senator Cruz, I will start an effort to recognise the Golan as part of the State of Israel now and forever.” He went on to say that withdrawing from the territory would be “a strategic nightmare” for Israel. In turn, Netanyahu thanked Graham for his “unbelievable support,” calling… Read on ->

Tags: Golan, Graham, Israel, US


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