Russian warships, deployed in Syria’s coastal waters, hit a military operations room near Aleppo with multiple missiles, killing 30 Israeli, US, Saudi, and British officers believed to be providing intelligence and support to ISIS militants in Syria, according to reports.
While it has been confirmed that various ‘opposition’ and jihadi terrorist groups in Syria are trained, supplied and managed by foreign intelligence services (mostly Israeli, US, Turkish and Saudi), the Russian Ministry of Defense has not commented on the issue.
The deadly strike came after Vladimir Putin issued new “rules of engagement” in Syria, with the Russian president vowing to “shoot down” any aircraft threatening the Syrian army on Syrian land.
The military operations room was reportedly located in the western part of Aleppo province in the middle of Sam’an mountain. It was set up by foreign intelligence services in order to coordinate operations of various militant and jihadi groups operating against the Syrian government forces in the provinces of Aleppo and Idlib.
Most of the pro-government media outlets cite the Arabic-language service of the Russian Sputnik news agency as a main source of the information.
“Russian warships fired caliber rockets onto the command posts of the terrorists in western Aleppo, where Turkish, Saudi, Israeli, UK, and US officers are deployed to aid their operations,” Sputnik News Agency reported on Tuesday.
“The Russian warships fired three Caliber missiles at the foreign officers’ coordination operations room in Dar Ezza region in the Western part of Aleppo near Sam’an mountain, killing 30 Israeli and western officers,” the Arabic-language service of the Russian Sputnik news agency quoted battlefield source in Aleppo as saying on Wednesday.
New rules of engagement
After the United States and “coalition” aircraft attacked Syrian Army positions “by mistake” – killing 62 and injuring over 100 Syrian soldiers engaged in the defense of their homeland – Putin has vowed the next mistake will be the pilot’s last, as new Rules of Engagement are now in effect.
Two days ago, on 17 September, US-led coalition jets bombed Syrian government forces’ positions near the eastern city of Deir ez-Zor, killing 62 troops and “paving the way” for Islamic State militants, the Syrian Army General Command told state television.
The bombing took place on al-Tharda Mountain in the region of Deir ez-Zor and caused casualties and destruction on the ground, Syria’s official SANA news agency reported on Saturday.
Sixty-two Syrian soldiers were killed and over 100 injured in the airstrike by the US-led coalition, Russia’s Defense Ministry spokesman, Major-General Igor Konashenkov, said, citing information received from the Syrian General Command.
The Russian Defense Ministry said that the aircraft which carried out the bombings had entered Syrian airspace from the territory of Iraq.
Four strikes against Syrian positions was performed by two F-16 jet fighters and two A-10 support aircraft, it added.
“If the airstrike was caused by the wrong coordinates of targets than it’s a direct consequence of the stubborn unwillingness of the American side to coordinate with Russia in its actions against terrorist groups in Syria,” Konashenkov stressed.
The Defense Ministry also confirmed a report by SANA that an Islamic State offensive began right after Syrian Army positions were hit from the air.
“Immediately after the airstrike by coalition planes, Islamic State militants launched their offensive. Fierce fighting with the terrorists is currently underway in the area of the airport where for a long a time humanitarian aid for civilians was parachuted,” Konashenkov said.
The timing of the ISIS attack, coming within 7 minutes of the US air strikes against the Syrian Army, has led many to conclude the US is providing air cover for ISIS terrorists!
The Syrian General Command called the bombing a “serious and blatant aggression” against Syrian forces, and said it was “conclusive evidence” that the US and its allies support ISIS militants.
According to a news release of the US Department of Defense, the coalition’s aviation performed combat missions in Deir ez-Zor on Saturday.
“We are aware of the reports and checking with Centcom and CJTF (Combined Joint Task Force),” the Pentagon told RT.
The US Central Command later has issued a statement, saying that it had no intention of targeting Syrian government forces near Deir ez-Zor.
“Syria is a complex situation with various military forces and militias in close proximity, but [the] coalition would not intentionally strike a known Syrian military unit,” the statement read.
CENTCOM promised that the strike and circumstances surrounding it will be reviewed “to see if any lesson can be learned.”
An unnamed US military official told Reuters that he was “pretty sure” that the targets hit in US-led coalition air strike on Saturday had been Syrian forces.
According to the official, the bombings in Deir ez-Zor were carried out using US intelligence, which was being gathered for days.
The US says its attack stopped as soon as Russia notified the American side that they had been hitting the Syrian military, he added. But that does not fit the facts.
According to both Russian and Syrian Army reports, the American jets were repeatedly told they were attacking the wrong side but continued attacking until aircraft were “painted” by Russian S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems. It was only after the surface-to-air missile locked-on to the aircraft that they cut off the attack
Israel’s Defence Minister has publicly threatened to destroy Syrian air defence systems after they fired ground-to-air missiles at Israeli warplanes carrying out strikes.
Speaking on Israeli radio on Sunday, Avigdor Lieberman said: “The next time the Syrians use their air defence systems against our planes we will destroy them without the slightest hesitation”
The Syrian Army said that four Israeli jets breached Syrian airspace on Friday morning in what it described as an “act of aggression that aided Islamic State”.. Syria’s air defenses shot down one of the jets over “occupied ground” and damaged another.
Israeli warplanes hit several targets in Syria on Friday, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying the strikes targeted weapons bound for Lebanon’s Shiite Hezbollah movement.
Syria’s military said it had downed one of the Israeli planes and hit another as they were carrying out the pre-dawn strikes near the famed desert city of Palmyra that it recaptured from jihadists this month.
The Israeli military denied that any planes had been hit. The Syrian government has made similar claims in the past.
An Israeli army statement said “several anti-aircraft missiles” were fired following the raid but that none hit their targets.
One missile was intercepted by Israel’s Arrow air defence system, Israeli media reported.
It was the most serious incident between the two countries since the Syrian civil war began six years ago.
In April 2016, Netanyahu admitted for the first time that Israel had attacked dozens of convoys transporting weapons in Syria destined for Hezbollah, which fought a 2006 war with Israel and is now battling alongside the Damascus regime.
Israel does not usually confirm or deny individual raids, but it may have been led to do so this time by the circumstances of the incident.
Israel seized most of the Golan Heights from Syria in the 1967 Six-Day War and annexed it in 1981, in a move never recognised by the international community.
Israel and Syria are still technically at war, though the border had remained largely quiet for decades until 2011 when the Syrian conflict began.
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A helicopter has reportedly crashed in Mumbai’s Aarey Colony, news agency ANI reported and at least two fire engines have been rushed to the spot. It was not immediately known who the helicopter belonged to or how many passengers were in it. More details are awaited.
Kaspersky is a security software developer and cyber security firm that is trusted by people globally. So, when the company states that it has created a hack-proof operating system, users are bound to feel overjoyed.
According to the company’s CEOEugene Kaspersky, this operating system has been under developmental stages from the past 14 years and now the day has finally arrived when it can be publicly unveiled. The name of the new OS is Kaspersky OS and the system was officially ready to be unveiled on November 11th that’s why within the company it is codenamed 11-11.
The OS was launched on a KraftwayLayer 3 Switch, which is the fundamental requirement for running Kaspersky OS. The Switch is designed for networks that require a high level of data security and it is like a breath of fresh air for the highly vulnerable Internet of Things devices.
The company states that the reason why they chose to start from scratch and not adopt the easier way of using Linux is because security was their main priority, which the current systems fail to provide.
“Everything has been built from scratch. Anticipating your questions: not even the slightest smell of Linux. All the popular operating systems aren’t designed with security in mind, so it’s simpler and safer to start from the ground up and do everything correctly. Which is just what we did.”
Instead of using Linux, the company decided to create an entirely new operating system, which is definitely a plus. This OS is quite different from others because of the various distinct features that it contains. Such as:
* It is Microkernel Architecture based, which allows users to fully customize the OS
* It is a GUI-Less OS and doesn’t require “even the slightest smell of Linux” to run
* The system comes with a built-in security mechanism having the ability to control the operations and behaviors of the OS modules as well as the applications. This is what makes it hacking-proof
Today, Friday 25 November, WikiLeaks releases the Yemen Files. .
The Yemen Files are a collection of more than 500 documents from the United States embassy in Sana’a, Yemen. Comprising more than 200 emails and 300 PDFs, the collection details official documents and correspondence pertaining to the Office for Military Cooperation (OMC) located at the US embassy. The collection spans the period from 2009 until just before the war in Yemen broke out in earnest during March 2015. This time period covers both Hillary Clinton’s term as Secretary of State (20092013) and the first two years of Secretary John Kerry’s tenure.
Julian Assange said: “The war in Yemen has produced 3.15 million internally displaced persons. Although the United States government has provided most of the bombs and is deeply involved in the conduct of the war itself reportage on the war in English is conspicuously rare.”
Yemen is of significant strategic interest as Yemen controls a narrow choke-point to the Red Sea and the Suez Canal through which 11% of the world’s petroleum passes each day. In addition, Yemen borders Saudi Arabia (to the north) and Oman (to the east) and has access to the Arabian Sea, through which another 20% of the world’s petroleum passes from the Strait of Hormuz (including the oil of Saudi Arabia and Iran). Saudi Arabia seeks to control a port in Yemen to avoid the potential constriction of its oil shipments by by Iran along the Strait of Hormuz or by countries which can control its other oil shipment path along the Red Sea.
The Yemen Files offer documentary evidence of the US arming, training and funding of Yemeni forces in the years building up to the war. The documents reveal, among other things, procurement of many different weapon types: aircraft, vessels, vehicles, proposals for maritime border security control and Yemeni procurement of US biometric systems.
A US presence remained in the country until February 2015, when the US closed its embassy due to the continuing unrest between different factions in the country. The war broke out a month later.
In other words, Clinton and Kerry had vested interest in Yemen. If they were Republicans, of course, liberal media would be all over this “war-for-oil” story.
You can bet on that.
Tens of billions of dollars were spent providing Yemeni forces with vessels such as “500-1000 Flyer Advanced Light Strike Vehicles,” alone costing $30 billion.
Be sure to check out further purchases for Yemeni forces here, where the revelations get even worse.
The isolated state warns the president-elect against trying to overthrow its leader.
The isolated state’s media arm insists the U.S. cease its “hostile nuclear threats” toward Pyongyang, and lambasts President Barack Obama’s administration’s attempts to “overthrow”leader Kim Jong Un.
“The anachronistic hostile policy and nuclear threat that the U.S. has enforced with unprecedented recklessness against the DPRK have only provoked its just and righteous countermeasures for self-defense,” reads the memorandum, published by the state-run Korean Central News Agency, according to news reports.
North Korea apparently takes particular issue with the U.S. sanctions applied to Pyongyang.
“The U.S. is running amok to impose unilateral sanctions,” the memo said.
“Washington’s hope for North Korea’s denuclearization is an outdated illusion,” Rodong Sinmun, a major North Korean newspaper, said in a commentary.
Trump said during the campaign that he was open to speaking with Kim directly, a departure from previous U.S. practice. While Trump’s statement earned him praise in Pyongyang, he was also rebuffed.
Trump emphasized in his victory speech Nov. 9 that he was willing to work with any country open to working with the U.S. Trump’s Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, on the other hand, said during the campaign the U.S. should perhapsexplore being tougher on Kim’s government than the Obama administration has been.
Some writers have opined optimistically about the incoming administration’s chances to work with Pyongyang.
“American policy toward North Korea veered into a ditch under the Obama administration,” Joel Wit of Columbia University and Richard Sokolsky of the Carnegie Endowment wrote Tuesday.“The new administration has an opportunity to take the North up on its offer to address concerns about its nuclear program… It could make Pyongyang a serious and credible diplomatic offer to negotiate a peace treaty to replace the temporary armistice that stopped the Korean War in 1953.”
Leaders around the world have surged, inspeaking about legalizing drugs. The Global Commission on Drug Policy has released their annual report and stated that we must end both civil and criminal penalties for drug use and possession.
The war on drugs has failed, they say, causing more disruption than ever intended. The number of drug users have increased by almost 20 per cent between 2006 and 2013, to 246 million people and, says the report, the prohibition of drugs has resulted in mass incarceration and executions in direct violation of international law. The report also warns that a blanket prohibition drives human rights abuses by those who supply the drugs.
“After years of denouncing the dramatic effects of prohibition and the criminalisation of people that do no harm but use drugs on the society as a whole, it is time to highlight the benefits of well-designed and well-implemented people centered drug polices,” Former Swiss president Ruth Dreifuss, chair of the Global Commission on Drug Policy, said in a statement.
The panel is composed of a bevy of well known world leaders, including former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan, British businessman Richard Branson and the former presidents of Switzerland, Colombia, Mexico and Brazil.
Dreifuss continues. “These innovative policies cannot exist as long as we do not discuss, honestly, the major policy error made in the past, which is the criminalisation of personal consumption or possession of illicit psychoactive substances in national laws.”
The report comes as some countries are executing severe punishments for indiscriminate amounts of drug possession. The President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, for instance, is in the throes of a massive campaign in which he has called on the public to personally execute members of the drug trade. More than 3,600 people were killed during Mr Duterte’s first 100 days in office.
Duterte has also claimed that he “doesn’t give a shit about human rights.” Without global intervention, the senseless slaughter could continue.