Monthly Archives: November 2019

Iran: based on official figures and credible reports

GENEVA (Reuters) – Iranian opposition leader Mirhossein Mousavi has compared Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to the Shah, the monarch deposed in a 1979 revolution, following the government’s crackdown on protests this month.Mousavi’s comments about Khamenei, the highest authority in … Continue reading

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Mali: a Tiger and Cougar helicopter – 13 dead

A combat operation ended in the collision of a Tiger and Cougar helicopter.. A parachute commando group operating on the ground in complete darkness without moonlight between Gao and Menaka called in air support from Mirage 2000 combat aircraft and … Continue reading

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Edward Gallagher : pinned ?

Esper had requested Spencer’s resignation “after learning that he had privately proposed to White House officials that if they did not interfere with proceedings against Gallagher, Spencer would ensure that Gallagher was able to retire as a Navy Seal, with … Continue reading

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Mali: looted arms and vehicles motivate Sahel atacks

The raiders add to their weapons stockpile with each raid. Fighters linked to al-Qaida and the Islamic State group have published images on social media of their spoils of war including automatic weapons, motorcycles and other vehicles. Militants in the … Continue reading

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Burkina Faso: G5 deploying ground troops to the “three borders”

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso – Florence Parly, the French minister of armed forces, has announced her country will be deploying ground troops to the “three borders” area of Burkina Faso. https://wp.me/p1kUZv-bI The “three borders area” of the country is where Burkina … Continue reading

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Syria: Turks in rectangle between Ras al-Ayn and Tal-Abyad

Turkey cannot rely on the undisciplined Syrian proxies that it has used so far, meaning large numbers of regular Turkish army troops will be engaged against a skilled and determined adversary. Costly battles with a conscript army are rarely popular … Continue reading

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Pakistan: 3-time PM Nawaz Sharif leaves for medical treatment

LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) – Pakistan will allow Nawaz Sharif to leave the country for medical treatment. Three-time PM Sharif, 69, was released on bail last month from a seven-year sentence for corruption after repeated medical issues. [July 1 2019 NAB … Continue reading

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