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There are conflicting reports of Russian and Ukrainian fighters having been killed by American forces in northeastern Syria, with some sources claiming that up to 200 Russians and Ukrainians, most of them private contractors working for the Syrian government, were left dead in clashes last week. If such reports are accurate, they could point to the most lethal American-Russian confrontation since the end of World War II.
Source: Conflicting reports of Russian fighters killed by US forces in Syria
The US-led coalition has carried out several “defensive” airstrikes on Syrian forces in retaliation for what they called an “unprovoked” attack on the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and foreign military “advisers.”
“In defense of Coalition and partner forces, the Coalition conducted strikes against attacking forces to repel the act of aggression against partners engaged in the Global Coalition’s defeat-Daesh (ISIS) mission,” the Central Command said in a press release.
The retaliatory attack was carried out after Syrian “pro-regime forces initiated an unprovoked attack against well-established Syrian Democratic Forces headquarters,” the coalition claimed.
The US-led coalition has also firmly stressed its “non-negotiable right to act in self-defense,” since its service members are embedded with the “partners” on ground in Syria.
TWO US Air Force snooper planes designed to guarantee “destruction of enemy forces” have been dispatched to an airbase near North Korea, according to flight monitors.
By Joshua Nevett
6th February 2018
Two US Northrop Grumman E-8 Joint STARS planes have been sent to the Korean Peninsula on a US Air Force mission, military aircraft trackers show.
The £175million ($244million) aircraft were deployed from Kadena Air Base, in Japan’s Okinawa Prefecture, at around 7.32pm local time (10.32am GMT).
Details of the mission were not immediately available, but the state-of-the-art aircraft are designed to gather intelligence on enemy positions prior to an attack.
Flight path projections show the E-8 planes were headed towards north-west South Korea, where Osan Air Base is located – 77 km (48 miles) away from North Korea.
The air base – one of two major US Air Force installations – is located near Songtan Station in the city of Pyeongtaek, South Korea, 64 km (40 miles) south of Seoul.
At a UN conference in Geneva, meanwhile, US official Robert (more…)
A total of 177 Palestinians have been injured in a new wave of clashes with the Israeli servicemen in the West Bank and in the Gaza Strip, mostly due to the use of tear gas, local medical organizations told Sputnik.
According to the Palestine Red Crescent Society’s figures, a total of 164 Palestinians were injured in the clashes that took place in the West Bank on Friday.
“Eight of them were injured by military bullets, 25 by rubber bullets, 131 were injured by gas,” Palestine Red Crescent Society’s spokeswoman Erab Fuqaha said.
A powerful storm that hit British Columbia, Canada over the weekend, leaving more than 73 000 people without electricity, dumped massive amounts of snow on Vancouver Island, creating dangerous conditions that forced ski resorts and roads to temporarily close. Mount…… Read more »
According to the ANF News agency, the tank was hit in the area of the village of Kurdo in the Bilbil district of the Syrian city of Afrin on Sunday morning.The video has been posted on the YouTube channel of the Kurdish People’ Protection Units (YPG).
In a single day, Kurdish fighters destroyed five Turkish tanks in the Afrin area, ANF reported.
Two tanks were hit in the village of Diqmetash and two in the vicinity of the town of Tel-Rifat. It is in these areas that the fiercest battles are currently being fought between Kurds and the Turkish Army.
The Kurdish command reported that four Turkish soldiers and 10 pro-Turkish guerrillas were killed in the fighting in northwestern Syria.
“As a result of these clashes, 10 members of the gang were killed in different parts of the region, 20 bandits [members of the armed Syrian opposition] were wounded. In addition, four Turkish soldiers were killed and many were injured in clashes in Bilbil,” the YPG reported in a press release.
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim reportedly said they are targeting US-backed Kurdish fighters.
Shocking pictures show dozens of tanks and armoured vehicles crossing over the border in a terrifying display of military might.
In spite of the fact that they have harmed no one, a court is forcing an Amish family to violate their religious beliefs and use electricity.
Source: Gov’t Revokes Off-Grid Amish Community’s Religious Rights, Forces Them to Use Electricity