Thursday, September 8, 2016

World News Briefs -- September 8, 2016

Forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad walk at a military complex as one of them holds up a Syrian national flag, after they recaptured areas in southwestern Aleppo that rebels had seized last month, Syria, in this handout picture provided by SANA on September 5, 2016. SANA/Handout via REUTERS

Reuters: Syrian army and allies regain southern Aleppo district: monitor

Syria's army and its allies have regained an important Aleppo district lost to rebels last month, state media and a war monitor said on Thursday, and were pressing an offensive south of the city to further squeeze the insurgents.

If sustained, the advance in Ramousah would reverse nearly all gains rebels made in a push last month, tighten a blockade over rebel-held eastern Aleppo and ease access for the army into government-held western districts through the city's south.

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MIDDLE EAST

Lavrov and Kerry to meet over Syria peace plan as airstrikes continue in Aleppo. Russia-US deal on Syrian reconciliation ‘not yet finalized,’ talks to continue – Kremlin.

Iraq militia fighters join battle for Syria's Aleppo.

U.S.-led coalition carries out 14 airstrikes against ISIS on Labor Day.

Israeli military strikes targets in Syria.

Turkey's Erdogan says largest ever operations underway against Kurdish militants.

Nine Yemeni civilians, four of them children, killed in air strike: residents.

Russia says Palestinian, Israeli leaders agree to meet. Russia: Israel, Palestinian leaders agree to meet for talks.

Palestinian court suspends local elections.

ASIA

Afghanistan: Taliban pushes into Uruzgan's Tarinkot. Afghan forces repel Taliban offensive in provincial capital: officials.

Duterte tells regional leaders, U.S. not to lecture Philippines on rights.

Obama, Duterte meet despite Filipino leader's crude language.

As Obama caps years of Asia 'pivot', regional tensions smolder.

China minister says regional problems should be solved within region.

Uzbek PM named interim president in interests of "stability".

As Mao death anniversary nears, supporters push back in China.

AFRICA

US airstrikes kill 4 Al-Shabab militants in Somalia.

South Sudan fighters get emergency UN aid in DR Congo.

Britain to deploy up to 100 more troops to South Sudan: minister.

UN: Over 100 South Sudan opposition fighters cross to Congo.

Two car bombs explode in Tripoli, no casualties: security official.

Opponents of Gabon's Bongo face deadline for poll challenge.

Mugabe's Zanu-PF 'blocking food aid' amid Zimbabwe drought.

EUROPE

Armenian prime minister resigns.

Britain, EU must work together for smooth divorce: PM May.

2 years after cease-fire weary Ukraine still at war.

EU extends Russian asset freeze, travel ban.

Hollande: France's democracy will beat barbarism.

Croatia weekend snap vote unlikely to end political turmoil.

Serbia appeals for border aid as region awaits migrant flows.

AMERICAS

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton tackle security issues.

Barack Obama chides 'wacky' Trump after Putin jibe.

Obama says Americans too ‘lazy’ to explore the world, triggers backlash at home.

Party lines split U.S. on terror threat 15 years after 9/11: poll.

Obama to mark 15 years since 9/11 at Pentagon ceremony.

GOP senator to Obama: Explain Iran payment. Cotton: Iran payments offer terrorists 'untraceable cash'.

Venezuela opposition leader delayed by govt backers. Opposition in Venezuela tries to keep recall pressure on President Maduro.

Mexico president replaces finance minister after damaging Trump visit.

TERRORISM/THE LONG WAR

9/11 Commission leader: US at ‘stalemate’ in anti-terror fight 15 years later.

Guantánamo downsizes by closing one prison, cutting 400 troops.

British spooks delete 1,000 extremist videos weekly – still can’t keep up with propagandists.

ECONOMY/FINANCE/BUSINESS

Crude prices rising on shrinking US reserves, rising Asia demand.

US media firm Liberty Media to buy Formula 1.

LinkedIn denies gender bias claim over site search.

8 comments:

RRH said...

It looks like Turkey's shift to the border areas, not to mention the constant pressure by the Russian Aerospace forces and Suheil al Hassan's men, is paying off in Aleppo. Hopefully the SAA, NDFand allies can actually hold the gains they have made.

It seems no little coincidence, by the way, that the latest accusations of gas warfare by Government forces come at thesame time as their victories.

RRH said...

It looks like Turkey's shift to the border areas, not to mention the constant pressure by the Russian Aerospace forces and Suheil al Hassan's men, is paying off in Aleppo. Hopefully the SAA, NDFand allies can actually hold the gains they have made.

It seems no little coincidence, by the way, that the latest accusations of gas warfare by Government forces come at thesame time as their victories.

Miguel LM said...

"
It seems no little coincidence, by the way, that the latest accusations of gas warfare by Government forces come at thesame time as their victories."

Are you telling that they are false?

Anonymous said...

Faggot

RRH said...


Oh no Miguel,

Your "rebel" friends would never tell a lie.


http://theduran.com/as-jihadis-lose-in-aleppo-stories-of-barrel-bombs-and-chlorine-gas-appear-as-if-on-cue/

RRH said...

It's funny too how you always show up here during or after a(nother) asswhoopin' taken by the "moderate" headchoppers or their Nazi doppelgängers in the Ukraine.

Jay Farquharson said...

b. has very kindly noted that the "alleged" victims of the "alleged" gas attack were treated very professionally and with quality and state of the art care at East Aleppo's al Qud's Hospital,

You know, the same Hospital jihadi propaganda said was completely destroyed by barrel bombs in April, with most of the medical staff "slaughtered".

b. also kindly notes that Western Taxpayers are spending $60 million a year to fund this propaganda, but we arn't getting good quality product for all that money.

RRH said...

We should give the $60 million to al Hassan for a a couple dozen 72B3s with battlesets.

We would then get some real bang for our buck while Miguel's buddies get their virgins.

A win win if ever there was one.