Posts Tagged ‘troops’

Tripoli govt invites Pentagon to redeploy troops to NATO-ravaged Libya… to ‘deter Russia’

In the wake of plans voiced by US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper to scale back America’s military presence in the region and re-focus its forces globally towards confronting adversaries such as Russia and China, Fathi Bashagha, the interior minister for the UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA), told Bloomberg that Libya would be happy […]

Turkey Kills Over 50 Syrian Troops, Russian Warplanes Intervene to Halt Offensive

(ANTIWAR.COM) — Fighting in Syria’s Idlib Province has escalated substantially on Thursday, with Turkish forces attacking the Syrian military claiming to have killed over 50 soldiers, and Russia ultimately sending in warplanes to stop the fight, warning Turkey away from continued action. Turkish officials said Syria had killed two Turkish soldiers who were in Idlib to “establish […]

UN Troops Featured in World Military Games in Wuhan China Weeks Before Coronavirus Outbreak

By Spiro Skouras In this report we take a closer look inside the World Military Games opening ceremony held in Wuhan China weeks before the coronavirus outbreak. Is it just a coincidence that a UN-themed pandemic simulation of a global coronavirus outbreak took place the same day as the UN-themed opening ceremonies in Wuhan, ground […]

‘Hit with a truck’ – How Iran’s missiles inflicted brain injury on US troops

Reuters | Phil Stewart, Idrees Ali: In the wee hours of Jan. 8, Tehran retaliated over the U.S. killing of Iran’s most powerful general by bombarding the al-Asad air base in Iraq.  Among the 2,000 troops stationed there was U.S. Army Specialist Kimo Keltz, who recalls hearing a missile whistling through the sky as he lay […]

Riot troops & armored vehicle sent to small Ukrainian town as residents attempt to block evacuated coronavirus patients (VIDEO)

On Thursday, the Ukrainian government finally evacuated its citizens from the epidemic-stricken Chinese city of Wuhan. Four people were barred from boarding the plane by medics due to elevated body temperature, but 73 others boarded the charter flight. After a short detour to Kazakhstan to deliver two nationals to the Central Asian country, the plane […]

IDF: Troops find body of gunman suspected of recent attack on soldiers

Israeli soldiers on Monday found the lifeless body of a Palestinian man in the central West Bank whom the military believes is the gunman who opened fire at troops earlier this month, injuring one of them, the Israel Defense Forces said. In the February 6 attack, the gunman opened fire at Kfir Brigade soldiers stationed […]

US ‘brain injury’ numbers a cover-up for dead US troops in Iranian missile strike – IRGC

   The spokesman for the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps has said that Washington’s alleged numbers of “brain injuries” in its troops following the Iranian retaliatory missile strike on the Ain al-Assad airbase represent the number of dead troops. “We conclude that what the United States announces to be related to brain injuries from the attack […]

Syrian Troops Demine 15% of Maarat Al-Numan, Israeli Bombs Found in Idlib

February 12, 2020 Source Syrian army troops cleared roughly 15 percent of the Maarat Al-Numan city of mines, as it was recaptured from militants in the northwestern Idlib province earlier this week, Zein al-Abedin, the deputy commander of the military unit specializing in bomb disposal, said on Wednesday. “Our commanders sent us here soon after the […]


Syrians Give Warm Welcome To Erdogan Troops Attacking Saraqib South Front During the last few days, Turkey deployed approximately 1,000 units of military equipment, including self-propelled howitzers, M06T and Leopard 2A4 battle tanks, in the Syrian province of Idlib. According to local sources, the number of Turkish troops and special forces personnel in the province […]

Turkey reinforces troops in Syria’s Idlib amid talks with Russia

Press TV – Turkey has further reinforced its troops in Syria’s Idlib province, ratcheting up fears of a large-scale confrontation with Syrian government forces, as officials from Turkey and Russia met in Ankara to discuss the fighting. Ankara sent hundreds of military vehicles on Saturday into Syria’s northwestern Idlib province, witnesses said, after Syrian government […]

Radicalizing troops? 19yo rookie soldier named suspect in French police station knife attack, after ISIS threat phone call

The suspect was “a young soldier who was completing his two months of initial training and was on probation,” Defense Minister Florence Parly confirmed on Tuesday. She added that the man was not on duty during the attack. The prosecutor in the northeastern city of Metz Christian Mercuri told reporters that the 19-year-old alleged culprit […]

Viral defense: US military in S. Korea to quarantine troops returning from epidemic-hit China

“USFK has instituted a 14-day self-quarantine for US service members returning from mainland China to South Korea on or after January 19, effective Sunday, February 2 at noon,” it said in a statement released on Sunday. The measure is also “highly encouraged” for family members, DoD civilians, and contractors. Meanwhile, the force said it’s unaware […]

Rising Numbers of US Troops in Iraq with Traumatic Brain Injuries

In retaliation for the Trump regime’s assassination of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani on January 3, the IRGC struck two Pentagon bases in Iraq days later. Iranian missiles successfully penetrated US air defenses, striking targets with pinpoint accuracy — causing significant damage and injuries to US forces. What Trump dismissively called “headaches and a couple of […]

More American troops sustain brain injuries from Iran missile strike in Iraq

The New York Times – The number, which has steadily increased since the Jan. 8 attack, is now at 64. The Defense Department said on Thursday that 64 troops had sustained traumatic brain injuries after the Iranian ballistic missile strikes on Ayn Al Asad Air Base in Iraq this month, up 14 from an earlier […]

Pentagon Now Says 50 US Troops Suffered Brain Injuries in Iran’s Missile Strike

(ZH) — The Pentagon casually slipped in an update to their ever evolving casualty numbers from the Jan.8 Iranian ballistic missile attack on Ayn al-Assad air base in Iraq, which the American public was initially told resulted in “no casualties” and that “all is well”: The Pentagon now says 50 American military service members suffered traumatic brain injuries following Iran’s Jan. […]

US says 50 troops now diagnosed with traumatic brain injury after Iran strike

Reuters – The Pentagon said on Tuesday 50 U.S. service members were now diagnosed with traumatic brain injury after missile strikes by Iran on a base in Iraq earlier this month, 16 more than the military had previously announced. President Donald Trump and other top officials initially said Iran’s Jan. 8 attack had not killed […]

20,000 US Troops Have Surged Into Middle East Since Last Spring to ‘Counter Iran’

(ZH) — The Associated Press reports a staggering surge of US troops into the Middle East since last Spring: “Over the past eight months, the United States has poured more than 20,000 additional troops into the Middle East to counter the escalating threat from Iran that peaked with the recent missile attack on American forces in Iraq.” This despite President Trump’s multiple prior pledges […]

Iraqi people take to streets and demand US troops leave country

Hundreds of thousands of Iraqi protesters have hit the street in Baghdad after the influential Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr called for a “million-strong” march to demand the withdraw of U.S. coalition forces from the country. NBC News Tehran Bureau Chief & correspondent Ali Arouzi said hundreds of thousands of protesters marched […]

Houthis Anticipate US Assassination Attempts, Warn US Troops Will Be Targeted in Retaliation

As tensions in the Middle East continue to rise, there are indications that Donald Trump’s administration is planning to carry out assassination operations against high-ranking Houthi officials inside of Yemen similar to the U.S. assassination of Iranian Revolutionary Guard General, Qassem Soleimani, a move likely to open the door for further escalation in the region. […]

US Troops Seen Blocking Russians From Syrian Oilfields In Series Of Dangerous Standoffs — The Duran

Tense encounters could turn deadly, sparking a major clash of superpowers after third such incident within a week. Yet another dangerous incident has played out between American and Russian forces operating in Syria in what appears a series of standoffs near key oil installations since Saturday. “This is the third incident that occurred within a […]

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