A Syrian Mi-8 helicopter was shot down by a MANPADS while carrying out mission over Nayrab. It's not clear if jihadists or the Turks launched the attack.
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:20 P.M.) – Harakat Nouriddeen Al-Zinki has sent reinforcements to the western Aleppo front following a series of losses for the jihadist rebels at the hands of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA).
According to opposition reports, Harakat Nouriddeen Al-Zinki sent reinforcements to western Aleppo to help relieve the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) and the Turkish-backed National Liberation Front (NLF).
Harakat Nouriddeen Al-Zinki used to be one of the largest militant groups in the Aleppo Governorate; however, following a militant civil war in the western outskirts of the provincial capital, they lost most of their positions.
The video was published on social media by a group of Kurds who were expelled from Afrin in Syria.
Date and location is not clear, however, it is most likely that the brutal incident occurred in the Aegean Sea.
The fate of the refugees is unknown.
Turkey’s coast guard has long been accused of taking harsh measures to prevent an estimated 60,000 to new refugees attempting to cross the Aegean and reach Europe.
Videos posted on Twitter show crowds of civilians screaming in terror and running down streets with gunfire heard in the background.
Several reports are now emerging from the capital that Iranian soldiers are firing at the crowds.
Local media footage showed a woman with blood pouring from what appeared to be a gunshot wound.
Video verified by The New York Times appears to show an Iranian missile hitting a plane near Tehran’s airport, the area where a Ukrainian jet crashed on Wednesday, killing all 176 people on board.
A small explosion occurred when what appears to be a missile hit the plane above Parand, a city near the airport, but the plane did not explode, the video showed. The jet continued flying for several minutes and turned back toward the airport, The Times has determined. The plane, which by then had stopped transmitting its signal, flew toward the airport ablaze before it exploded and crashed quickly, other videos verified by The Times showed.
Ukraine is probing whether a passenger jet that crashed in Iran was shot down by a missile fired from a Russian-built air-defence system.
Photos circulating on social media allegedly show a fragment of a rocket, and posts claim the debris was found near the site where Ukrainian International Airlines flight 752 went down, killing all 176 on board.
Kyiv has sent investigators to Iran and they are probing a number of potential scenarios, including whether the plane was downed by a Russian-made Tor-M1 surface-to-air missile, a type used by Iran's military.
KYIV, Ukraine — Investigators will look into the possibility that a missile shot down the Ukrainian passenger jet that crashed in Iran, a senior Ukrainian official said on Thursday, but he did not rule out a range of other possibilities for the disaster that killed at least 176 people.
The official, Oleksiy Danilov, secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, said that investigators were following up on unconfirmed reports that fragments of a Russian-made Tor surface-to-air missile — a system used by Iran — had been found near where the plane came down.
Ukraine was negotiating with Iran to allow the investigators to search the crash site near Tehran for possible rocket fragments, he told Censor.net, a Ukrainian news outlet.
A Ukrainian International Airlines plane with 180 passengers on board has crashed after take off from an airport in Iran.
The Boeing 737 is said to have crash-landed due to technical problems, but in this unverified video footage appearing to show a possible missile strike on the airline.
Sources in Iraq have notified us this is the exact moment ballistic missiles reigned down on US troops homes in Anbar Province, Iraq.
Iran struck back at the United States for the killing of a top Iranian general early Wednesday, firing a series of ballistic missiles at two Iraqi bases housing U.S. troops in a major escalation that brought the two longtime foes closer to war.
Iranian state TV said it was in revenge for the U.S. killing of Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani, whose death last week in an American drone strike near Baghdad prompted angry calls to avenge his slaying.
Afghanistan helmet cam combat footage shows US soldiers taking our Taliban fighters during a close range firefight in the middle of a Taliban ambush in Afghanistan. The Taliban fighters can be heard communicating with each other during the engagement.
What level of dignity did the scooped up remains of Iranian terror guru, Qasem Soleimani, deserve? No more than to place him in a cardboard box and stick him in coach, across two seats while really bad Iranian B movies played. Wonder if his box got peanuts.
Several videos showing the aftermath of the US bombing of Iranian general, Qassem Soleimani have surfaced.
The pre-dawn attack also killed Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis in a major escalation of regional tensions.
General Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran's elite al-Quds force, has been reported killed alongside six others following a US air attack at Baghdad's international airport.
Iraqi officials and the state television reported that aside from Soleimani, Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis was also killed in the attack.
Ahmed al-Assadi, a spokesman for Iraq's Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF) umbrella grouping of Iran-backed militias, also confirmed the deaths of Soleimani and Muhandis.
Sources from the Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF) earlier told Al Jazeera that the rockets destroyed two vehicles carrying "high-profile guests", who had arrived at the airport and were being escorted by a PMF official.
Videos have surfaced on social media of Iraqis and Iranians celebrating the death of Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani, who was killed in an American airstrike in Baghdad.
As things descend into madness in Chile, rioters get more and more creative. They now resort to using laser pens to blind police, causing them to back off in their armored vehicles.
Sure, this hunter/killer is avoiding its handlers for now, but for how long? 10 years from now, we'll all be underground, hiding from these things
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Nick Paton Walsh: There were lots of moments during Donald Trump’s speech which jarred to some degree. It is extraordinary how the communications were managed. It was a long trail ahead of him actually releasing details, explicit details, some of it which sort of echoed frankly the crudeness you would often expect to hear from ISIS about the whimpering, screaming Baghdadi penned down in a sealed tunnel killing himself and his three children. It was sort of disturbing to hear to some degree.
MEXICO CITY — Mexican security forces captured and then released one of the country’s most powerful drug lords Thursday after apparently being overpowered by heavily armed combatants who laid siege to the northern Mexican city of Culiacan.
Security Minister Alfonso Durazo told Reuters that officials were trying to protect lives when they decided to free Ovidio Guzman Lopez, a leader of the powerful Sinaloa cartel and the son of notorious drug boss Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.
Others speculated, however, that authorities may have colluded with gang members in Guzman’s release.
Turkey allegedly bombed Tel Tamer hospital in North Syria and killed all sick & injured civilians inside including 3 children of the screaming man in the video. He can be heard yelling "they killed all of my family, all my children were killed, they destroyed my home I have nothing left now".
Situation getting worse with ISIS affiliates fleeing jail in Ain Issa, almost half a million people displaced in 6 days. — Urgent meetings happening in the US and among Europeans. Pressure could be ramped up on Turkey but Erdogan says it will have no effect on his military planning.
Things are heating up in Iraq.
Ecuador is in the middle of civil war and things have gotten so bad, the military have been protecting the citizens from the abusing and murderous police.
Young Iraqi man passionately asks military police why they are shooting people who have done nothing and are unarmed and ends up getting murdered in cold blood, shot in the face.
Iraq has descended in chaos and once again illustrates why the West should never meddle in that region. We get rid of one homicidal maniac for another.
Iraqi forces destroying offices of TV channels for reporting the current events. Thought the whole point of removing Saddam was to get a more civilized government in its place. Lesson learned. There are no civilized governments in the Middle East.
Wild footage of US soldier nearly getting killed by a Taliban sniper in Afghanistan. The soldier was lucky to only get his arm grazed.
Drone strikes have sparked huge fires at two major oil facilities in Saudi Arabia run by the state-owned company Aramco.
Apocalyptic scenes were caught in footage from Abqaiq, the site of Aramco's largest oil processing plant.
The huge fire engulfed multiple sections of the site, which is the world's largest oil processing plant ad employs a number of Western workers.
The man who filmed the footage, who declined to be identified, said he was woken up by the noise coming from the refinery.
A second drone attack started fires in the Khurais oilfield, which is the country's second largest oilfield.
An island "infested" with ISIS fighters was annihilated by almost 40 tonnes of bombs dropped from US warplanes.
Dramatic aerial footage shows explosions as bombs hit Qanus Island followed by huge mushroom clouds billowing into the air over the Tigris River in Iraq.
The island had become a "safe haven" and "major transit hub" for the terrorists, who hid within thick vegetation, as they moved into Iraq from neighbouring Syria, the US-led coalition said.
But the hideout was obliterated and an unknown number of jihadists were killed as US Air Force F-15 Strike Eagle and F-35A Lightning II aircraft, alongside Iraqi warplanes, launched airstrikes this week.