Monthly Archives: June 2020

Kuwait: Ahmad al-Jaber Air Base covid cluster

While the exact number is unknown, around 30 U.S. personnel have come down with the novel coronavirus in recent weeks at Ahmad al-Jaber Air Base, [February 5 2020 Middle East deployment for 389th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron ] F-15E Strike Eagles … Continue reading

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Iraq: Haji Tayseer, Isis leader, dead in Syria

Moataz al-Jubouri, the deputy leader of the Islamic State group, is dead following air strikes by the US-led international coalition.The operation was conducted following a brief period of tracking Al-Jubouri’s movements in and out of Iraq. The commander, also known … Continue reading

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Mali: Imam Dicko

Terms limits bar President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta from standing again in 2023.Could that leave the field open for Imam Mahmoud Dicko to emerge as the standard bearer of a nationalist tradition exasperated with the deal-making of the conventional political class?Imam … Continue reading

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Chinese drones competition draws U.S.marketing

The US plans is to reinterpret its treatment of drones that fly slower than 800km/h (500 mph), including Reapers and Global Hawks. Reapers, made by General Atomics, are used for both surveillance and air strikes – including the recent US … Continue reading

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Syria: Russian planes in Deir Ezzor

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Libya: attack on al-jufrah AB crossing a “red line.”

President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi warned that any attack on Sirte or the inland Jufra air base by forces loyal to the internally recognized government in Tripoli would amount to crossing a “red line.” El-Sissi spoke while inspecting Egypt’s air force … Continue reading

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Notoriously shy Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) and R9X Hellfire missile

The R9X is a version of the Hellfire missile that has its warhead removed and replaced with six swords. The weapons that were recovered have letters and numbers on them and say AGM R9X. This isn’t exactly clandestine then, since … Continue reading

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Syria: U.S. sanctions bite on Asma al-Assad, French sentence Rifaat Assad

Bashar al-Assad’s wife, Asma al-Assad, who was born in Britain to a cardiologist father and diplomat mother, is a former investment banker. But Pompeo in his statement charged that she, with the support of her husband and her own family, … Continue reading

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Nigeria: ISWAP massacred 81 people around Monguno

Fighters believed to be from the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) faction massacred 81 people at a village in the area. The same group of jihadists was then believed to have carried out an attack on the strategic garrison … Continue reading

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Mali: Egyptian soldiers shot, vehicles had stopped

Two UN peacekeepers have been killed in Mali in an attack on a convoy in the north of the country. The vehicles had stopped while travelling from Tessalit to Gao on Saturday when unidentified gunmen opened fire, a UN statement … Continue reading

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