Daily Archive: September 9, 2016

Obama says Americans Too ‘Lazy’ to Explore the World, Triggers Backlash at Home

President Barack Obama says Americans are so uninterested in the rest of the world because they are “lazy” and don’t feel like knowing about “other people.” His remarks have not gone unnoticed at home, where angered Americans suggested he stay abroad. “[…] We are such a big country we haven’t always had to know about other parts of the world,”...

Israel Starts Building Underground Wall Along Gaza Border to Counter Hamas Tunnels

The Israel Defense Force (IDF) has started work on a massive underground concrete wall along the Gaza Strip border to prevent Hamas militants from digging tunnels into Israeli territory and using them in their attacks, Israeli officials say. Israeli defense officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmed to AP that the construction of the barrier began several weeks ago. They...

China Keeps Grip on South China Sea with Patrols from Sansha Outpost Driving Off Hundreds of Foreign Ships

City set up to administer disputed islands and atolls has driven off more than 370 foreign vessels from the contested waters, mayor reports. China’s outpost of Sansha in the South China Sea has sent vessels to drive away at least 370 foreign ships from disputed waters in the area in recent years, according to an article penned by its mayor,...

Airstrike Kills Top Nusra Commander Outside Aleppo, as Syrian Army Retakes New Neighborhood

Senior Al-Nusra Front commander, known under the alias Abu Omar Saraqeb, was reportedly killed in a targeted airstrike on the village of Kafr Naha, 15 km north of Aleppo. In the city, Syrian government forces regained control over Ramousah district. The airstrike reportedly hit a group of Jabhat Fath Al-Sham militants as they were convening a meeting in the village...

Syrian War Report – September 9, 2016: Iranian Fighters Arrive Aleppo City

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pMqU5Jp_SA September 8, 2016 saw heavy action for the Islamic State in eastern Qalamoun, Damascus. Faylaq al-Rahman, the Alabdo Martyr brigade and the Islamic State exchanged fire near the capital on Thursday. The Islamic State was reported to have lost a 23 mm gun to a TOW missile strike from Faylaq al-Rahman during combat. The so-called ‘Free Syrian Army’ captured...