Saturday, April 14, 2018

Syria: US, United Kingdom and France attack chemical weapons sites

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The US, UK and France have bombed multiple government targets in Syria in an early morning operation targeting alleged chemical weapons sites.

The strikes were in response to a suspected chemical attack on the Syrian town of Douma last week.

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Somalia: Al-Shabaab claims responsibility for bomb blast at packed soccer stadium, at least 5 killed

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A bomb exploded at a packed football stadium in southern Somalia and killed five spectators while wounding several others, police said Thursday evening.

The Somalia-based, al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab extremist group immediately claimed responsibility for the explosion in the port town of Barawe. Witnesses said the bomb had been buried in the sandy stadium and went off during the local-level match.

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Ukraine: Ukrainian military in Donbass awaiting large-scale offensive

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It is widely rumored in Donbass that Ukraine’s Armed Forces are preparing an offensive, Ukrainian military told Strana, a Kiev-based online newspaper. They say the situation has become rather tense on the engagement line lately.

“It is rumored that our General Staff is planning offensive. If even our privates speak about this, separatists should have known about it, for sure. That is why, perhaps separatists are so nervous,” a Ukrainian officer serving on the engagement line told the newspaper.

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Saudi Arabia: Saudi forces intercept new Houthi attack

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Saudi air defense forces intercepted a Houthi militant attack on Wednesday with ballistic missiles and drones targeting the capital, Riyadh, the cities of Jazan and Najran, and Abha airport.

The missiles were aimed at Riyadh and the two southern cities. One armed drone targeted Abha airport and a second drone was heading toward a civilian neighborhood in Jazan.

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United States of America: Trump tells Russia to get ready for Syria missile attacks

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US President Donald Trump told Russia in an early morning tweet to prepare for “nice and new and ’smart!’” missile attacks in Syria after an alleged gas attack on the last rebel stronghold in the country.

The tweet came after the Russian ambassador to Lebanon said in an interview on Tuesday with Hezbollah-owned al-Manar TV that “if there is a US missile attack, we - in line with both Putin and Russia’s chief of staff’s remarks - will shoot down US rockets and even the sources that launched the missiles”.

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