Daily Archive: September 17, 2016

‘Crusaders! Infidels! Dogs! Get out!’ US-backed Rebels Force US Commandos to Leave Syrian Town

“Five or six” US special forces troops had to withdraw from the town of al-Rai on Syria’s border with Turkey, after allies from the Free Syrian Army (FSA) had driven them out, calling them “infidels” and “crusaders,” several media outlets have reported. The Turkish military, which last month openly crossed the Syrian border to fight against Islamic State (IS, formerly...

1/3 of Saudi Strikes Hit Yemeni Hospitals, Schools and Other Civilian Targets – Study

In five of the last 18 months of the Saudi-led war in Yemen, the coalition hit more non-military than military targets, a Guardian study has revealed. Overall more than one-third of all strikes ended up hitting civilian sites including hospitals, schools and mosques. After analyzing public source data for some 8,600 air raids conducted by the Saudi-led coalition between March...

Spike in US Intel Ops Against Russia Signals Relations at ‘Point of No Return’

On Wednesday, US media reported that America’s intelligence agencies have expanded the scope and breadth of their operations against Russia to Cold War levels. Commenting on the news, Russian experts have said this is the clearest indication yet that Washington has shifted Russia’s status from a ‘geopolitical rival’ into an outright ‘enemy’. On Wednesday, sources cited by the Washington Post...