Archiv: attacks


03.02.2019 - 19:26 [ PressTV ]

2 servicemen injured in US-led attack on Syrian artillery

“At around 23:30 local time (late on Saturday) the aviation of the international coalition conducted an airstrike on the artillery mount of our forces operating in As Sukkariya region to the west of Abu Kamal,” said the source, adding that the air strike led to the destruction of the Syrian artillery mount.

27.11.2018 - 05:03 [ CNBC ]

China defends alliance with Pakistan after Karachi consulate attack

The bilateral alliance is „higher than (the) mountains and deeper than (the) sea,“ Lijian Zhao, deputy chief of mission at the Chinese Embassy in Islamabad, said on Twitter days after the terror attack. „The friendship has never been empty talks, but deeply imprinted in hearts of Chinese and Pakistani people,“ Zhao said, noting how Chinese civilians made donations to the families of Pakistani security officers who died on Friday.

25.08.2018 - 12:49 [ Haaretz / googleusercontent.com ]

More Ops, More Secrets, More Money: Mossad’s Supercharged Transformation

Technological developments are obliging espionage agencies to adopt diverse methods of operation: not only to dispatch agents to enemy countries and to recruit local sources for intelligence, but also to dupe people into serving as agents without their knowledge, to use mercenaries and to rely on new capabilities, such as cyberattacks. To avoid biometric identification, as well as to evade security cameras, espionage organizations are being compelled to make increasing use of unwitting local agents.

17.05.2018 - 14:17 [ Haaretz ]

Israel Says Informed Russia Ahead Large-scale Strike on Iranian Targets in Syria

(10.5.2018) Israel forewarned Russia of its strikes on Thursday against multiple targets in Syria, an Israeli military spokesman said.

„The Russians were informed prior to our attack by the established mechanisms that we have,“ Lieutenant-Colonel Jonathan Conricus told reporters without elaborating.

09.05.2018 - 07:37 [ Reuters ]

Syrian state media says Israel attacked just after U.S. quit Iran deal

Syrian state media accused Israel of launching missiles at a target near Damascus on Tuesday, shortly after U.S. President Donald Trump announced he was quitting the Iranian nuclear deal, a move that had prompted Israel to go on high alert.

06.05.2018 - 08:58 [ France24.com ]

France condemns Trump’s statements at the NRA

Trump told an NRA (National Rifle Association) meeting in Dallas on Friday that if any employees or civilians present during the attacks had been armed, „it would have been a whole different story“.

On Saturday, France condemned Trump’s remarks, calling on him to show respect for the victims of the attack.

„France expresses its firm disapproval of the comments by President Trump about the attacks of November 13, 2015 in Paris and asks for respect of the memory of the victims,“ foreign ministry spokeswoman Agnes von der Muhll said in a statement.

30.04.2018 - 17:29 [ Middle East Monitor ]

Israeli minister threatens to strike ‘Iranian footholds’ in Syria and Tehran

(26.4.2018) Israel’s Minister of Defence has vowed to destroy any “Iranian foothold” in Syria, and even strike Tehran if Tel Aviv is attacked. Avigdor Lieberman made his comments in an interview with Saudi-owned Elaph news site on Thursday during his trip to Washington for meetings with US officials.

18.04.2018 - 21:32 [ Haaretz ]

‚Jewish Man‘ Attacked in Berlin Admits He’s an Israeli-Arab Who Didn’t Believe Germany Was anti-Semitic

„I’m not Jewish, I’m an Israeli, I grew up in Israel in an Arab family,“ the man told German broadcaster Deutsche Welle.

He was conducting what he termed an „experiment“ in response to a warning from a friend that wearing a kippa in Germany was unsafe, saying he refused to believe this.

An interview by Israeli broadcaster Kann identified the 21-year-old as Israeli Adam Armoush and showed that he was slightly injured by the belt.

18.04.2018 - 10:03 [ Kommunistische Partei von Israel ]

Hundreds Protest US-Led Strikes vs. Syria outside Haifa Consulate

Holding aloft red flags and chanting anti-imperialist slogans, several hundred Hadash and Communist Party of Israel (CPI) activists demonstrated in Haifa Saturday evening, April 14, against Washington-led missile strikes on Syrian targets. The rally against the attack was held in front of the US Consulate in Haifa.

Hadash and CPI condemned the attack and said that the US has a history of “aggression and bullying in the region, with the excuse of destroying weapons of mass destruction, which turned out to be false.”

14.04.2018 - 13:30 [ Organisation des Nordatlantikvertrages ]

Statement by the NATO Secretary General on the actions against the Syrian regime’s chemical weapons facilities and capabilities

I support the actions taken by the United States, the United Kingdom and France against the Syrian regime’s chemical weapons facilities and capabilities. This will reduce the regime’s ability to further attack the people of Syria with chemical weapons.

NATO has consistently condemned Syria’s continued use of chemical weapons as a clear breach of international norms and agreements. The use of chemical weapons is unacceptable, and those responsible must be held accountable.

12.04.2018 - 06:46 [ Charles Shoebridge, former army officer, Scotland Yard detective and counter terrorism intelligence officer / Twitter ]

Update: BBC journalist who admitted (see above) that #Syria rebels & activists manipulate photos of dead children has now protected his account, meaning only followers (including Syria rebel backing activists) can see his tweets. A screenshot of the now hidden new tweet is here:

11.04.2018 - 19:15 [ Syrian Arab News Agency ]

Al-Jaafari: Western threats to attack Syria will not dissuade it from confronting any aggression regardless of its source

New York, SANA – Syria’s Permanent Representative to the UN Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari stressed that the threats by Western states to launch an aggression on Syria and their maneuvers, misdirection, lies, and terrorism will not dissuade Syria from preserving its sovereignty and territorial integrity and from confronting any aggression regardless of its source, adding that Syria will not allow any of the permanent or non-permanent member states to do in Syria what they have done in Iraq or Libya.

Speaking during a session of the Security Council on the situation in Syria on Tuesday, al-Jaafari said “The US representative said that there is a single monster today which stands in the face of the whole world, and it is a monster which has armed and financed terrorists for more than seven years in Syria, and I say that this monster is the US, Britain, and France who sponsored terrorism in Syria and before it in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya.”

11.04.2018 - 19:03 [ Tass ]

White Helmets staged Douma ‘chemical weapons attack’ on civilians — Russian General Staff

The chemical weapons attack on civilians in the Syrian town of Douma was staged and filmed by members of the White Helmets organization, First Deputy Chief of the Russian General Staff’s Main Operations Department Lieutenant General Viktor Poznikhir told reporters on Wednesday.

„On April 7, probably the last attempt to stage a chemical weapons attack in Eastern Ghouta was made. The notorious White Helmets, who operate as part of terrorist groups, staged and filmed a chemical weapons attack on civilians in the town of Douma,“ he said.

09.04.2018 - 03:36 [ New York Times ]

As Trump Seeks Way Out of Syria, New Attack Pulls Him Back In

Days after President Trump said he wanted to pull the United States out of Syria, Syrian forces hit a suburb of Damascus with bombs that rescue workers said unleashed toxic gas.

Within hours, images of dead families sprawled in their homes threatened to change Mr. Trump’s calculus on Syria, possibly drawing him deeper into an intractable Middle Eastern war that he hoped to leave.

08.04.2018 - 20:24 [ New York Times ]

Trump Vows ‘Big Price’ for Syria Attack, Raising Prospect of Missile Strike

(8.4.2018) President Trump on Sunday promised a “big price” to be paid for what he said was a chemical weapons attack that choked dozens of Syrians to death the day before, and a top White House official said the administration would not rule out a missile strike to retaliate against the government of President Bashar al-Assad.