Category Archives: Syria

‘Friendly fire’ in northern Syria killed 18 allied fighters

This photo from the Kurdish-run Hawar News Agency shows fighters from the predominantly-Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces at a funeral procession in Tal Abyad, Syria, on April 13, 2017, for 18 comrades who were killed by a misdirected airstrike by the … Continue reading

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Legacy: “Obama scattered his drones and special forces throughout the Muslim world”

In January, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism reported that President Obama embraced the US drone programme, overseeing more strikes in his first year than Bush carried out during his entire presidency. A total of 563 strikes, largely by drones, targeted Pakistan, Somalia and … Continue reading

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Barbaric US airstrikes cost $1 billion; add to this the effects of terror, injuries, killings and ruined infrastructure

  Japan Times reports today that the Pentagon issued a statement about a U.S. airstrike in Syria last month killed what the Defense Department describes as a senior al-Qaida leader who once had ties to Osama bin Laden. Full details … Continue reading

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Mayhem! what we are we doing? Adding political to military strikes.“UN, US, UK devastation, complicity and double standards”

“Arms sales above flesh and blood, terror, heartbreak and humanity, every time” These words of journalist Felicity Arbuthnot reverberated as the writer belatedly discovered Josie Ensor’s report from Istanbul that a US air strike killed nearly 60 civilians, including children, … Continue reading

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Civilians, ‘friendly’ soldiers and basic infrastructure destroyed in airstrikes

In the latest report from Iraq there are echoes of Kunduz and the Afghan government apologia following the official US line: “The Afghan government here has asked us to stay, has invited us in”. European mainstream media (apart from BBC … Continue reading

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Britain killed our children with its ‘precision’ bombing from drones and jets

 And ISIS arrives in Afghanistan Earlier this month, Anthony Loyd wrote from Kabul in Afghanistan about Pashtuns living in refugee camps or in remote villages of Helmand districts. These Afghans, from the most heavily contested areas of Helmand, know at … Continue reading

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Was this shameful “extra judicial” British killing directed by ‘our special friend’ in Washington?

Times change: once courted . . . Cardiff-born Reyaad Khan and Ruhul Amin, from Aberdeen were killed in Syria by a drone on 21st August by a remotely piloted aircraft, whilst travelling in a vehicle. Another British national, Junaid Hussain, … Continue reading

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