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    A residence in Damascus was destroyed by Israeli missiles and what is not explained is this was the son of a Palestinian resistance commander, who was also assassinated in Gaza. So far, Iron Dome has intercepted twenty of over 200 missiles that made a mess around Rafah.

    Around the corner, the Ukranian tycoon who heavily backed the right-wing death squads has turned coat and is seeking rapprochement with Moscow.

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    Here is the German answer to the Turkish prisoners: nothing. Just let them go.

    Russia has seized Sirrin Airbase as soon as the U. S. bugged out, and have looted a gymnasium. The landing strip will of course turn into a significant asset for humanitarian recovery.

    One of Iron Dome's Tamir Interceptors landed in Gaza with its radar and fuse intact, which means thy classified technology are now belong to Gazans. The U. N. has just reaffirmed that Golan belongs to Syria, and Israel should pay Lebanon for the 2006 oil spill. Trump and Erdogan just met, but nothing much seems to have come from it. Instead, the U. S. is invigorating Qamishli.

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    Continuing the fracas from the top of the page, Israel claims that four missiles were launched by Iran from inside Syria, all were repelled, and they retributed by annihilating dozens of Iranian and Syrian military installations.

    Syria maintains they were watching their radar, the attack came in, and most of it was blocked, except for a few civilian casualties. Israel did not mention civilians.

    Why would Iran launch a measly four missiles to achieve nothing but massive return fire?

    They are busy with thugs paid $60 to start fires. Again there is a scene of legitimate peaceful protest against gasoline prices, into which, there is a mostly Saudi-backed media blitz, along with a few suitcases full of cash, to exploit the situation and turn it violent. There are now some heavily armed gangs and wounded police. Same way the Syrian situation started. We keep finding international tentacles that buy violence and terror where otherwise there would be little. Meanwhile, terror acts prevented by Homeland Security are believed to amount to zero.

    Syria tends to under-report its losses and defeats, but it does seem reliable to say their Frankenstein air defenses get rid of 70-80% of the incoming. Iron Dome probably can block four. What we can also see is they did not enter Syrian airspace beyond Golan. It is relatively easy for them to take jabs at Damascus which is fairly close to them. Oh, and recycle the same story.

    Turkey is far from pleased with Israel in general, a few years ago they had almost become fellows, but now with the West Bank, embassy in Jerusalem, etc., it's all evaporated. Their invasiveness to Syria seems to have come to a standstill.

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    It seems that the UAE and Syria’s President Assad have come to some agreement about the state of affairs in Syria and the Middle East.

    *I have loved the stars too dearly to be fearful of the night*

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    Default Re: War breaking out in the Middle East: Israel vs Syria, May 2018 (perhaps entangling Iran, Russia and the US)

    Here, something happened on the border to Iraq.

    The U. S. controls most of the Iraqi crossing points, and just bombed the Iraqi Popular Forces at the one they do not. Pretty majorly, 30+ fatalities, 40+ injured.

    Well, quite similarly to Israeli behavior, this was response to a small ground rocket that did actually kill an American. Of course, no one is really sure where it came from, but the U. S. is known for having the answers prepared ahead of time. So they attacked the "guilty party" at a location 450 km away.

    At this point, U. S. Baghdad Embassy is stormed by thousands of protestors, and they called in Marines to break it up. The same protestors may stop their own Parliament if it does not enact things to drive the U. S. out of Iraq.

    This is full of anti-Iran rhetoric, while the Iran sanctions are increasingly seen as a bad idea by legislators. In other words, they are trying to tell Iraq what to do in order to protect everyone from Iran, but there may be a pivot here where the whole thing washes away.

    Syria itself just seems to be slowly winning back pieces of Idlib. Turkey has moved elements of the "Free Syrian Army" to Libya.

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    Breaking News

    Quote Iran's top general killed in US airstrike in Iraq
    Qassem Soleimani: Pentagon confirms US has killed leader of Iran’s Quds Force

    The Pentagon has confirmed it killed Qassem Soleimani, Iran’s most powerful general in Iraq, on the orders of Donald Trump.

    Within an hour of news breaking that Soleimani, the head of the elite Revolutionary Guard’s Quds Force, had been killed in an airstrike at Baghdad Airport, the US said it had carried out the operation and claimed it acted to “deter future Iranian attack plans”.

    “At the direction of the president, the US military has taken decisive defensive action to protect US personnel abroad by killing Qassem Soleimani,” a Pentagon statement said.
    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...-a9268486.html


    Quote U.S. airstrike kills top Iran general, Qassim Suleimani, at Baghdad airport

    Suleimani's death could drastically increase tensions with Iran, which were heightened by the New Year's attacks on the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad.

    The United States killed a high-profile commander of Iran's secretive Quds Force, the Defense Department said late Thursday.

    "At the direction of the President, the U.S. military has taken decisive defensive action to protect U.S. personnel abroad," the department said in a statement announcing the death of Qassim Suleimani, a commander of Iran's military forces in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and elsewhere throughout the Middle East.

    The deadly airstrike will raise tensions between the U.S. and Iran, which were already heightened by the New Year's attacks on the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad.

    Another man, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, said to be the deputy of the militias known as the Popular Mobilization Units and a close adviser to Suleimani, was also killed in the airstrike near Baghdad's airport, according to Iraqi television reports. The PMU tweeted that al-Muhandis and Suleimani were killed when their vehicle was hit on the road to the airport.
    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/a...iraqi-n1109821

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