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Feb 9 2020

IRGC unveiled ‘Raad-500’ missile and ‘Salman’ space composite engine


Using the technology of carbon fiber, provides the ability of tolerancing pressure of 100 bar, temperature of 3,000 degrees Celsius and access to the very light weight missiles.The missile of Raad-500 is from the new generation missiles that compared to missile of Fatih 110 with steel body, has the half of its weight but with 200 km increasing in range. ‘Salman’ space composite engine with mobile nozzle, as the new generation of rocket propellers.Also, today the commander of IRGC Aerospace forces, Haj Amir Ali Hajizadeh and the IRGC commander, Haj Hossein Salami have unveiled ‘Salman’ space composite engine with moveable …

Feb 9 2020

In Video: Turkish Military Deploys Rocket Launchers In Idlib


On February 9, the Turkish Armed Forces deployed several T-122 Sakarya multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) in the northwestern Syrian governorate of Idlib. The al-Moharar News, an outlet affiliated with the Turkish-backed Sham Corps, released a video showing the launchers entering Idlib from the Kafr Lusin border crossing. Developed by Turkish defense giant ROKETSAN, the T-122 system consists of two pods of 122 mm launch tubes which are hydraulically traversed and elevated. The launcher is equipped with an advanced fire control system which calculates firing data automatically for rockets with different warheads and is capable of storing up to 20 …

Feb 9 2020

ANNA Releases New Video Documenting Battle Of Saraqib City


On February 9, the Abkhazian Network News Agency (ANNA) released a video documenting the battle of Saraqib city, that was captured by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) earlier this week. The video shows government troops advancing towards Saraqbi, which is located in southeast Idlib, and later combing its streets. Al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and its allies were forced to withdraw from the city within a few days. Dozens of Syrian and Russian airstrikes, which targeted militants’ positions and equipment in the city and its outskirt, were also included in the video report. The video also documents the militant’s fortifications …

Feb 9 2020

Hailie Deegan: Meet the teen driving sensation set to take the NASCAR world by storm


It may seem on the surface that NASCAR is quite literally a male-dominated pursuit but try telling that to 18yo phenom Hailie Deegan who looks set to become the next female driver on the circuit. Deegan, who races for DGR-Crosley in the ARCA Menards Series, was pipped to the post by fellow driver Michael Self in Saturday’s race at the Daytona International Speedway where she became the third woman to place second in an ARCA race, an oft-used feeder program into NASCAR. Afterwards, a gleeful Deegan – who has been pursuing a career in stock car racing since switching from a dirt track …

Feb 9 2020

Military Situation In Western Aleppo On February 9, 2020 (Map Update)


Click to see the full-size image This map provides a general look at the military situation in western Aleppo. Government forces have liberated several settlements and are now storming the area of Rashideen 4. MORE HERE MORE ON THE TOPIC: Military Situation In Syria On February 9, 2020 (Map Update) The post Military Situation In Western Aleppo On February 9, 2020 (Map Update) appeared first on .

Feb 9 2020

Cabinet approves a plan for restoring services to areas liberated from terrorism


Damascus, SANA – The Cabinet approved a plan to restore services gradually to areas which had been liberated by the Syrian Arab Army from terrorism in Aleppo and Idleb provinces, and secure the return of locals to them. During its weekly session on Sunday chaired by Prime Minister Imad Khamis, the Cabinet requested the ministries concerned to start removing debris, opening roads, assessing the damage caused to the two provinces, and restoring main services according to priorities and possibilities in each area. The Cabinet also approved the executive program for Health Ministry’s plan which focuses on maintaining state support for …

Feb 9 2020

120 Syrian, Russian Airstrikes Target Militant Positions In Western, Southwestern Aleppo


On February 9, Syrian and Russian warplanes carried out more than 120 airstrike on the western and southwestern Aleppo countryside, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR). The London-based monitoring group said that the airstrikes targeted the towns of Maaret Elnaasan, Kafr Nouran, Kafr Aleppo, Urem Al-Kubra and Mansoura as well as the 46th Brigade Base. Click to see full-size image. Click to see full-size image. Click to see full-size image. Click to see full-size image. A day earlier, the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) and the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) resumed their operations in northwest Syria. Bad …

Feb 9 2020

Infection-free taxi: Hazmat-suit-wearing cab driver helps passengers to laugh off coronavirus hysteria (VIDEO)


Passengers in the Siberian city of Omsk were shocked to see their taxi driver wearing a gas mask and a hazmat suit. But it turned out to be a prank to lighten the mood amid scary reports of the coronavirus reaching Russia. Laughter is known to prolong human life, but cabbie Andrey Gonchar believes it’s also effective against the world’s newest virus or, at least, the negative psychological effect that news about the disease has on people. That’s why he greets all his passengers while sporting full protective gear, and strictly questioning them if they’ve recently been to China. Buckle …

Feb 9 2020

Syrian Army liberates more villages in Aleppo countryside


Aleppo, SANA_ Syrian Arab Army units on Sunday continued their advance during their operations against terrorist organizations on the southern directions of Aleppo countryside, liberating the villages of al-Bawabiyya and al-Kusaybia, west of the international highway, and Tal Hadya, al-Barqum, and the Agricultural Research Center (ICARDA) from the eastern side. SANA reporter said that the army units continued their operations against terrorist groups positioned in a number of villages in the southern countryside of Aleppo, making new advance with the liberation of the village of al-Barqoum, Tal Hadya, and the Agricultural Research Center on the eastern side of the International …

Feb 9 2020

‘My life was divided between sport and struggling with this illness’: Russian gymnastics star Soldatova opens up on bulimia battle


Russian rhythmic gymnast Alexandra Soldatova has spoken on her battle with bulimia, revealing that for the past two years her life has been “divided between my fight with this illness and the beautiful sport of gymnastics.” The four-time world champion, 21, was forced to deny Russian media reports last week that she had been admitted to a Moscow hospital after a suicide attempt. Russian champion gymnast Alexandra Soldatova rejects reports she was hospitalized after ‘suicide attempt’ (VIDEO) Soldatova issued a firm rebuttal of those claims in a powerful video message on Thursday, and appeared for a Grand Prix gala show …

Feb 9 2020

Breaking: Rashedin 4 in verge of complete siege! + Map


Currently, heavy clashes between Resistance forces and militants are continuing in southern part of Rashidin 4. The liberation of Kalariyah and subsequently the liberation of Rashidin 4, plays an important role for securing southwest Aleppo and will pave the way for Khan al-Assal. Click to see the full size map

Feb 9 2020

Windy with trampoline chance: Storm Ciara brings gales & flooding across Britain, disrupts air traffic (VIDEOS)


Powerful storm Ciara has reached the UK, causing massive disruption of land and air traffic, as well as sporadic flooding and property damage. It also sent many light objects flying, causing an online joking storm as well. The authorities urged citizens to refrain from travel altogether, as heavy rain and extreme winds caused country-wide infrastructure disruption. Here's a reminder of the #wind warnings in force for today due to #StormCiara#WeatherAware pic.twitter.com/3QTZMqxvjW — Met Office (@metoffice) February 9, 2020 Although multiple flights across the country were cancelled, some planes, however, braved the weather — and landings in such winds are scary …

Feb 9 2020

Turkish Military Establishes Yet Another Observation Post South Of Idlib City


On February 9, the Turkish military established a third “observation post” in the outskirt of Idlib city in the northwestern part of Syria. According to al-Moharar News, an outlet affiliated with the Turkish-backed Sham Corps, the new post was established on a hilltop near the town of Qaminas. The town is located 5 km to the south of Idlib city. A day earlier, several convoys, consisting of dozens of armored vehicles, of the Turkish Armored Forces entered Idlib and headed towards the city’s southern outskirt. The first Turkish post in Idlib city’s outskirt was established on February 7 north of …

Feb 9 2020

Latest Updates on Iraq, 9 February 2020


1. The artillery of Hashd Al Sha’ab Brigade 21th targeted the gatherings of ISIS members in the region of Al Aith in the east of Salahaddin province, and during it 6 ISIS members were killed. 2. Shaikh Qais Khazali, the secretary general of Asaib Ahl al-Haq movement:– The military option is still on the table of Resistance.– The US president has infracted all of the red lines in Iraq.– The operation of Resistance against US bases in Iraq, with imposing pressure by political figures of this country and specially Hadi Ameri and Muqtada Sadr, was delayed. 3. Throwing grenade to …

Feb 9 2020

Army discovers underground headquarters for terrorists in Saraqeb, Idleb


Idleb, SANA_ During the canvassing operations in Saraqeb city in eastern Idleb province, the Syrian Arab army units discovered a fortified underground headquarters for Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists, SANA reporter said. The headquarters includes several rooms linked by a complex network of tunnels.

Feb 9 2020

Map: Al-Eis region completely secured


Thus, the areas and villages of Tal Hadiyah, Talihiyah, Bawabiah, Kusaibiyah, ICARDA, Hadbat al-Khadra, Barqum and al-Zarba have been liberated in southern Aleppo since last night.It should be noted that with these advances, the Turkish observation post in Hadbat al-Khadra was completely besieged by the Syrian army. Operation along the M5 highway continues… Interactive map click to see the full size map

Feb 9 2020

Iran Unveils Brand New Tactical Ballistic Missile (Video)


On February 9, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) unveiled a new tactical ballistic missile, dubbed “Ra’ad-500.” The new missile was unveiled in the capital, Tehran, in a ceremony attended by IRGC Commander Maj. Gen. Hossein Salami and Commander of the IRGC Aerospace Force Brig. Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh. According to the Mehr News Agency, Ra’ad-500 is equipped with an advanced engine, dubbed “Zohair.” The missiles’ body and the engine’s shield are both made from composite materials. Thanks to the use of “carbon fiber” composites, the weight of Ra’ad-500 has been reduced by half in comparison with the Fateh-110 missile …

Feb 9 2020

Clashes between Afghan Army and US troops in Nangarhar


It is said that these clashes have happened during joint operation of US forces and Afghan army and due to verbal tension of the two sides forces in the city of Shirzad in the Nangarhar province.The US Ministry of Defense has announced the casualties of this clashes as 2 killed and 6 wounded, some local sources in Afghanistan have informed of killing 8 personnel. The cause of this clash has not been cleared yet, some sources have announced that this attack has done by Taliban that isn’t true. Also the Taliban news sources have not published any news in this …

Feb 9 2020

Footballer al-Soma among candidates for the award of best scorer in Asia


Kuala Lumpur, SANA_ After getting the title of best footballer in Syria, the Asian Football Federation chose Omar al-Soma and another nine players to win the title of best Scorer in Asian Leagues. The Asian Football Federation said on its website that al-Soma is one of the best players in Asia, and he has a special gift of scoring in the air and in the free fixed shot. Al-Soma has got the rate of one goal per game since he played in al-Ahli in 2014, the Asian Football Federation added. Omar al-Soma was born on March, 28, 1989. He got …

Feb 9 2020

‘The whole of France is in shock!’ Judo legend Teddy Riner loses for first time in 10 YEARS and 154 BOUTS (VIDEO)


After 154 matches spanning 10 years and two Olympic gold medals, French judoka Teddy Riner finally tasted defeat on Sunday as he lost out to Japanese rival Kageura Kokoro at the Paris Grand Slam in a monumental upset. The 24-year-old Kokoro was tipped to give Riner problems when they first met in Brasilia last year, but Riner pulled out the victory after six minutes of Golden Score overtime. Also on rt.com ‘Sports changed my life & mindset’: Putin says parents were against him studying martial arts, but coach talked them around The pair once again couldn’t be separated within the allotted …

Feb 9 2020

Syrian Army Is Clashing With Militants In Aleppo’s Rashidin 4 (Map Update)


Click to see the full-size image Units of the Syrian Army liberated the areas of Tal Kalariyah and Kalariyah, and advanced on positions of militants in the Rashidin 4 district of Aleppo city. The Rashidin 4 is among the few suburbs of the city, which remained in the hands of militants during the last years. MORE ON THE TOPIC: Syrian Army Captures Three Towns Along M5 Highway From HTS The post Syrian Army Is Clashing With Militants In Aleppo’s Rashidin 4 (Map Update) appeared first on .

Feb 9 2020

The race for Arctic oil is heating up


Norwegian and Russian companies are leading the charge in a renewed offensive for Arctic oil and gas riches. Despite climate concerns and environmentalist backlash against exploration for oil and gas in pristine sensitive regions of the Arctic, companies continue to explore for hydrocarbon resources in the Arctic Circle, in Russia and Norway in particular. he largest Russian energy companies are looking to explore more Arctic oil and gas resources on and offshore Russia, while Norwegian and other Western oil firms are digging exploration wells in Norway’s Barents Sea. Read more India could become first non‑Arctic state to develop Russia’s Arctic …

Feb 9 2020

American Empire Mistakenly Believes Shale Revolution Will Continue Until 2050 And Beyond – Part 1


ILLUSTRATIVE: AFP 2019 / Robyn BECK Written by Dr. Leon Tressell exclusively for SouthFront forecasts for U.S. oil production are extremely over optimistic the decline of U.S. shale oil production will have profound impacts on geo-politics and the U.S. economy The Trump regime never tires of trumpeting the myth of American ‘energy independence’. The foreign policy establishment in Washington sees America’s emergence as the worlds largest oil exporter as giving a huge boost to the achievement of U.S. geo-political goals. In his testimony to the House Foreign Affairs Committee Kenneth Medlock, Senior Director of the Center for Energy Studies at Rice University’s James A. Baker Institute …

Feb 9 2020

Deadly attack on American soldiers shows Afghans want US out of their country, Tehran says


An attack that killed two US troops in Afghanistan illustrates that the American military is no longer welcome in the country, a senior Iranian adviser has said, adding that US forces will be forced out of Iraq and Syria. Ali Akbar Velayati, a top international adviser to the leader of the Islamic Revolution, said that Saturday’s incident in Nangarhar province signals that “it is time for the Americans to be expelled from Afghanistan,” Iranian media reported. The Pentagon confirmed that two US service members were killed and six others injured after an individual in “Afghan uniform” armed with a machine …

Feb 9 2020

Military Situation In Syria On February 9, 2020 (Map Update)


Click to see the full-size image A brief overview of the recent developments in Syria: Government forces took control of Buwaybiyah, al-Kusaybiyah and the ICARDA; The Syrian Army entered the areas of Al-Zurbeh and Tall Hadeah; The Syrian Army secured the area of Al-Eis encircling the nearby Turkish observation post; Pro-militant sources reported intense airstrikes in Kafr Nouran, Kafr Hamrah, Khan al-Asal, and west of Saraqib; A Turkish service member was killed and four others were injured in an road “accident” in northeastern Syria; A security guard was killed by ISIS-linked radicals in the al-Hawl camp. The camp hosts a …

Feb 9 2020

Second shooting in Bronx: NYPD cop shot as gunman opens fire in precinct hours after ‘assassination attempt’ on patrol car


A New York police officer was shot in the arm and the suspect was taken into custody, just hours after an unknown assailant opened fire on a marked police van. Both incidents happened in the Bronx. Someone walked into 41 Pct and started shooting. Lieutenant at desk got shot in the arm. Law enforcement sources believe the gunman was the same man from the Saturday night shooting of a Bronx cop. pic.twitter.com/OvWzUqqAfs — news smart (@NewSmartNews) February 9, 2020 Sunday morning’s attack occurred at the NYPD 41st Precinct building in the Bronx. Police said that one officer was shot in …

Feb 9 2020

The Conor conundrum: Does Khabib need to ditch anti-McGregor rematch sentiment if he is to stay as UFC champion?


UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has insisted that he has no interest in a rematch with Conor McGregor but the reality is that his future status as the 155lb titleholder could be inextricably linked to the notorious Irishman. Such was the bad blood which surrounded Nurmagomedov’s October 2018 win against the former champion that even McGregor, a man known for his acerbic wit and silver tongue, admitted recently that some of the pre-fight trash talk crossed a line.  That first fight, with its story forged in the bowels of a Brooklyn arena car park and concluded with a post-fight brawl in …

Feb 9 2020

Military Situation In Afghanistan On February 9, 2020 (Map Update)


Click to see the full-size image A brief overview of the recent developments in Afghanistan: 2 US soldiers were killed and 6 others were wounded in an insider attack in the Sherzad district of Nangarhar province; At least 4 policemen and 2 civilians were killed in an explosion in the Nahr-e-Saraj district in Helmand province. 2 other policemen were also injured; The Taliban claimed that 23 government troops were killed or wounded, and 3 vehicles were destroyed in the Nahr Siraj distrcit of Helmand province; The Taliban claimed that 11 civilians were killed in US-led forces’ attacks in the Bala …

Feb 9 2020

Syrian Army Captures Three Towns Along M5 Highway From HTS


On February 9, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) captured three towns located along the M5 highway from al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and its allies. Army units stormed the towns, Barqum, al-Zarbah and al-Salehiyah, in the early morning. The towns were fully secured within a few hours. Click to see full-size map The SAA began advancing along the M5 highway a day earlier after liberating the town of al-Eis. The army captured many towns north and south of the highway in a matter of hours. HTS and its Turkish-backed allies are reportedly withdrawing their militants from the remaining part of …

Feb 9 2020

‘Corona whatttttt’: England ace Dele Alli under fire for ‘mocking’ Asian man in ‘racist’ coronavirus VIDEO


England and Tottenham Hotspur football star Dele Alli has been forced to apologize after facing accusations of mocking an Asian man in a “racist” video about the coronavirus. Spurs ace Alli, 23, posted footage of himself on Snapchat as he was preparing to fly out of London’s Heathrow Airport last week. In the video, shared by the UK media, Alli is seen wearing a black facemask and zooming in on a man with Asian appearance in the background who is unaware he is being filmed. “Corona whatttttt, please listen with ­volume,” Alli captioned the clip, which appears to pick up Chinese …

Feb 9 2020

3D printer that could cover burns with ARTIFICIAL SKIN undergoing trials (VIDEO)


A device capable of ‘printing’ sheets of artificial skin onto burns has performed strongly in recent trials, bringing it one step closer to use in burn clinics. The handheld 3D skin printer was developed by engineers at the University in Toronto in 2018. The innovative technology passed a major milestone earlier this month, after the team reported promising results following its latest trial of the device on pigs in the journal of ‘Biofabrication’. One researcher on the team described the sci fi-looking tool as a “duct tape dispenser” that uses artificial tissue “tape.” A video posted by the University of …

Feb 9 2020

Turkey And Russia Hold Negotiations On Idlib To Agree That More Negotiations Are Needed


IMAGE: aa.com.tr On February 8, delegatinos of Turkey and Russia held talks in Ankara discussing the escalating tension in the Syrian province of Idlib. The Turkish side was represented by Deputy Foreign Minister Sedat Onal and representatives from Defense Ministry, General Staff and National Intelligence Organization. The Russian delegation was chaired by Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Vershinin and special envoy on Syria Alexander Lavrentiev as well as representatives from military and intelligence. There little details on the results of the talks with the official statements saying that the sides have agreed that more talks are needed. “During the talks, the …

Feb 9 2020

Stones thrown by SECT rioters as police arrest rabbi accused of rape & ‘HEALING’ for money (VIDEOS)


Members of a cult-like sect tried everything to prevent officers from bringing to custody a controversial Israeli rabbi thought to have taken advantage of gravely ill people and convicted of sexual assaults on women. Israeli police have arrested Rabbi Eliezer Berland early on Sunday morning, along with his wife and other top members of his ultra-Orthodox Shuvu Bonim sect. Shortly afterwards, the sect’s followers thronged the nearby street, trying to seal it off and stop the vehicle carrying Berland. Stunning footage from the arrest shows them hurling stones at officers and banging fists on the passing car. Riot police shielded …

Feb 9 2020

Armed Forces achieve significant advance, regain control over 600 square Km in Idleb, Aleppo countryside, Army Command says-video


Damascus, SANA- Army and Armed Forces General Command has announced that units of the Syrian Arab Army in Idleb and Aleppo provinces continued their field advance to eliminate terrorist organizations which have escalated their acts of aggression against civilians and took them as human shields. The General Command said in a statement on Sunday that the Syrian Armed Forces have achieved significant field advance as the forces advancing from Idleb eastern countryside have met the forces advancing from the direction of southern Aleppo, reestablishing control over an area of about 600 square km and liberating tens of villages, towns and …

Feb 9 2020

Boeing with 94 on board hits runway with its tail during hard landing in Russia (PHOTOS)


В городе Усинск республики Коми «Боинг» авиакомпании Utair сел на «брюхо» По предварительной информации, у него возникли проблемы с шасси, пишет РИА «Новости». На борту было 94 пассажира и шесть членов экипажа. «Рен ТВ» сообщает об одном пострадавшем, доставленном в травмпункт. pic.twitter.com/CiBdij4hZZ — Лентач (@oldLentach) February 9, 2020

Feb 9 2020

US envoy warns Washington could pull support as Israel unilaterally starts drawing map for West Bank annexations


Unilateral action by Israel to annex land in the West Bank would endanger US support for a proposed blueprint for the region, US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman has said. “Israel is subject to the completion [of] a mapping process by a joint Israeli-American committee. Any unilateral action in advance of the completion of the committee process endangers the Plan & American recognition,” Friedman said, in a message posted on Twitter. Israel is subject to the completion a mapping process by a joint Israeli-American committee. Any unilateral action in advance of the completion of the committee process endangers the Plan …

Feb 9 2020

‘We need to start holding judges accountable’: MMA fans and pros react as Jon Jones claims razor-thin decision at UFC 247


Jon Jones continued his reign of dominance over the UFC light heavyweight division on Saturday night but several figures within the MMA community have said that his win against Dominick Reyes came as a result of bad judging. Longtime UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will wake up on Sunday morning with the title belt once again in his possession but his UFC 247 opponent, Dominick Reyes, could be forgiven for expecting the same. Jones was awarded the win on the scorecards (48-47, 48-47, 49-46) but the manner in which it came has been the source of debate since the …

Feb 9 2020

“End That Son Of A Bitch”: Duterte Moves To Terminate Philippines’ Military Pact With US


Originally appeared at ZeroHedge President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte is moving to terminate the shaky US-allied country’s military pact with the United States after Washington revoked former police chief and now Senator Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa’s US visa last month. The close Duterte ally stands accused of widespread of widespread war crimes, including ordering extrajudicial killings of thousands during the Southeast Asian Pacific nation’s brutal ongoing ‘war on drugs’ — raging since 2016. An enraged Duterte had threatened last month: “I’m warning you… if you won’t do the correction on this, I will terminate the… Visiting Forces Agreement,” and declared provocatively “I’ll end that …

Feb 9 2020

Syrian swimming team wins four medals in Martin International Cup, Thailand


Bangkok, SANA – Syria’s National Swimming teams won four medals( a gold, two silvers and a bronze ) in the first day of the Martin International Cup held in the Thai capital, Bangkok. Syrian swimmer Omar Abbas won a gold medal in 400-meter freestyle and a silver medal in 1500- meter freestyle race. Syrian swimmer Ayman Kalzia won a silver medal in 400-meter various style and a bronze medal in 50-meter butterfly race. H. Zain

Feb 9 2020

‘She’s a f*cking savage!’: Valentina ‘Bullet’ Shevchenko batters Katlyn Chookagian to retain flyweight title at UFC 247


Valentina ‘Bullet’ Shevchenko yet again showcased her credentials as one of the pound-for-pound greatest MMA fighters on the planet as she dominated Katlyn Chookagian to defend her flyweight title at UFC 247 in Houston, Texas. Kyrgyz destroyer Shevchenko finished number one flyweight contender Chookagian in the third round of their co-main event at Toyota Center, defending her world title for the third time. It was the latest masterclass at 125lbs from ‘Bullet’, who has made the division her own and will leave the UFC struggling to find worthy opponents as Shevchenko extended her reign in some style.      💃🏆💃@BulletValentina #UFC247 …

Feb 9 2020

Military Situation In Idlib Province On February 9, 2020 (Map Update)


Click to see the full-size image The Syrian Army and its allies continue advancing on positions of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and other radical groups in the provinces of Idlib and Aleppo. MORE ON THE  TOPIC: Military Situation In Idlib Province Following Liberation Of Al-Eis (Map Update) The post Military Situation In Idlib Province On February 9, 2020 (Map Update) appeared first on .

Feb 9 2020

2 US Service Members Killed, 6 Wounded In Insider Attack In Afghanistan


Two American soldiers in June, 2019 in Wardak Province, Afghanistan. (Thomas Watkins/Agence France-Presse) 2 U.S. military service members were killed and 6 others were wounded in a firefight in eastern Afghanistan on February 8, the U.S. military reported. According to the official statement, the incident is being investigated as a possible insider attack. “Two U.S. service members were killed and six others were wounded in a firefight on Feb. 8 in Sherzad district, Nangarhar province,” U.S. Forces- Afghanistan said. “The wounded service members are receiving medical treatment at a U.S. facility.” “Upon completing a key-leader engagement at the district center, …

Feb 9 2020

In Video: Tiger Forces Capture Several Terrorists In Course Of Advance Along M5 Highway


The Tiger Forces (recently renamed to the 25th Special Mission Forces Division) have captured several militants in the course of their advance along the M5 highway in the province of Idlib. MORE ON THE TOPIC: Syrian Army Secures ICARDA Center And Two Towns Along M5 Highway The post In Video: Tiger Forces Capture Several Terrorists In Course Of Advance Along M5 Highway appeared first on .

Feb 9 2020

OPCW Report (Predictably) Smears Whistleblowers


Written by Kit Knightly; Originally appeared at Off Guardian Despite leaking credibility like a sieve, chemical weapons watchdog doubles down on Douma narrative Image source – here The OPCW has released a briefing note summarising the recent “independent investigation” into their recent Titanic-sized leaks. (You can read the summary at the link above, or the full “independent” report here). It’s a fairly narrow statement, focusing entirely on the two unnamed inspectors (Inspector A and Inspector B) who worked with the Working Group on Syria, Propaganda and Media to leak the censored reports. (There is not a word about the e-mails later released by WikiLeaks). You …

Feb 9 2020

Temperatures continue to drop, weather very cold at night


Damascus, SANA- Temperatures will continue to drop to become from 6 to 9 degrees below average as the country is affected by a low air pressure in all layers of the atmosphere accompanied by a very cold polar air mass. Meteorology Department expected in its Sunday bulletin that the skies will be partly cloudy in general and shower mixed with snow sometimes will fall while in the evening at night rainfalls and snow will fall over different areas and the weather will be very cold, warning against frost and ice in most areas. The wind will be westerly with a …

Feb 9 2020

All 3,600 on board allowed to leave cruise ship quarantined in Hong Kong after crew test negative for coronavirus


All 3,600 passengers and crew have been cleared to leave a cruise ship that was quarantined in Hong Kong, after testing for coronavirus on the vessel showed negative results, health officials said. The World Dream cruise ship was quarantined after it was discovered that crew may have come in contact with eight passengers infected with coronavirus on a previous trip. Subsequent tests showed that the staff were not carrying the deadly virus. As a result, all 3,600 people on board have been allowed off the ship. They cruise ship had been under quarantine for more than four days. Also on …

Feb 9 2020

A book by a martyr’s mother documents story of al-Kindi Garrison heroes


Damascus, SANA- A new literature narrating a legend immortalized by history declared the beginning of translating the martyrdom, heroism and sacrifices of the Syrian Arab Army personnel into written words. Sometimes when even the letters become unable to convey the truth of what happened, a person who has witnessed that heroism and sacrifices, his/ her words become a more authentic documentation for the time. 11 heroes of al-Kindi Hospital Garrison in Aleppo were executed by the devil of the age in the year 2013, and their photos have become a totally Syrian icon. They defied the bullets of the killers …

Feb 9 2020

Indian pharma threatened by coronavirus outbreak that could lead to shortage of Chinese drug imports


India’s pharmaceutical industry has warned that the ongoing coronavirus epidemic could impact the supply of ingredients and drugs imported from China. The possibility that drug imports could be slashed due to the outbreak is being “closely monitored” and the government is working with pharmaceutical companies “in an integrated way to deal with the situation,” Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance Secretary General Sudarshan Jain told local media. A shortage of Chinese drugs would have an immediate effect on India’s pharmaceutical industry, as China accounted for some 68 percent of total imports for bulk drugs and ingredients in 2018-2019. Also on rt.com China coronavirus …

Feb 9 2020

‘Warsaw is closer to Moscow than to Washington’: Ex-president Walesa vows to break ice in Poland-Russia ties


It is imperative to improve Russia-Poland relations, outlive the troubled past and move forward, ex-president Lech Walesa has said, adding that only a “third party” benefits from the discord. While the relationship between Poland and Russia wasn’t particularly warm throughout recent decades, it can be unfrozen if both sides do their part, Walesa told Russia’s Sobesednik weekly. “Even now, these relations can be made good,” the former president said. When we quarrel, only third parties win. Warsaw was always closer to Moscow than to Washington. Poland and Russia “deserve to live in peace and friendship… despite all the losses both …

Feb 9 2020

SANA’s camera accompanies army units in Saraqeb City after its liberation from terrorism