Monthly Archives: August 2019

Hormuz: U.S.cyber attack

US government wiped out a database and computer systems that Iran’s paramilitary arm used to plan attacks against oil tankers in the Persian Gulf, The attack occurred on June 20, the same day that President Trump called off a retaliatory … Continue reading

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Yemen: U.S. drone downed

VIDEO: #Saudi Air Force F-15 Eagle shoots down an #Iranian made IED-drone, Qasef-2K, over #Yemen. It’s worth mentioning that RSAF F-15s have intercepted & destroyed around 20 drones over the last 12 months. pic.twitter.com/TuNZhDoNLN — محمد بن خالد (@MbKS15) August … Continue reading

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Mali: Koutougou barracks raided

More than 40 jihadists aboard pickup trucks and motorcycles laid assault to Koutougou barracks close to the Mali border. Overnight August 14 to August 15 2019 armed men described as jihadists raided a village in the restive north, killing 24 … Continue reading

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Syria: Assad planes hit strategic town

Syrian government warplanes targeting the Turkish convoy heading toward the northern Idlib town of Saraqeb. Syrian state TV indicated that the convoys were carrying military equipment for what it called “terrorist groups” fighting the Syrian government around the strategic town … Continue reading

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Nissour Square Massacre: Nicholas Slatten gets life;guilty of first-degree murder

Nicholas Slatten was sentenced to life after being found guilty of murder. Slatten was the first to fire shots in the September 2007 massacre of Iraqi civilians at a crowded traffic circle in Baghdad. It was Slatten’s third trial on … Continue reading

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Russia’s Wagner new player in Central African Republic

https://wp.me/p1kUZv-9F https://www.cnn.com/interactive/2019/08/africa/putins-private-army-car-intl/ Portugal will deploy six Pandur II 8×8 armoured vehicles and an additional 45 troops to the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). The planned deployment will provide additional mobility and protection for … Continue reading

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Sudan: returned rebels pardoned

Sudan’s military rulers have pardoned two rebel leaders who had been sentenced to death in absentia. Malik Agar, head of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement – North (SPLM-N), and his deputy Yasir Arman were given the death penalty in 2014 … Continue reading

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Hormuz: Israel assisting with intel

August 6 2019: Foreign Minister Israel Katzat at a closed session of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, said Israel was assisting the mission with intelligence and other unspecified fields, Israel was not expected to send ships. HMS Duncan … Continue reading

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ISIS resurgence in Iraq

Officials with CJTF-OIR, the command overseeing the fight against ISIS, said that “despite improving capabilities of the Iraqi Security Forces, ISIS is rebuilding in remote areas that are hard for these forces to secure.” CJTF-OIR’s estimate “that some 45,000 ISIS … Continue reading

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Sudan: a technocratic government ? Dagalo

The ambitious, Janjaweed-affiliated leader of the RSF, Hemeti (General Muhammad Hamdan Dagalo), who has been held responsible for the violent crackdown, appears to be firmly ensconced even after a power-sharing agreement was reached between the TMC and the opposition. Irina … Continue reading

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