2 dead, nearly 30 wounded in bomb blast at Philippine mall -AP

COTABATO, Philippines (AP) — Suspected Muslim militants remotely detonated a bomb near the entrance of a mall in the southern Philippines on Monday as people did last-minute shopping ahead of New Year’s Eve celebrations, killing at least two and wounding nearly 30, officials said. The bomb went off near the baggage counter at the entrance of the South Seas mall in Cotabato city, wounding shoppers, … Continue reading 2 dead, nearly 30 wounded in bomb blast at Philippine mall -AP

Chemical weapons team kept from reaching alleged Syria attack site

AFP and AP © Hasan Mohamed, AFP | A child runs along a street in front of clouds of smoke billowing following a reported air strike on Douma, the main town of Syria’s rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta on March 20, 2018. Text by FRANCE 24  Latest update : 2018-04-16 Independent investigators were prevented by Syrian and Russian authorities Monday from reaching the scene of an … Continue reading Chemical weapons team kept from reaching alleged Syria attack site

France accuses Russia of trying to cover up Syria poison gas attack saying ‘essential evidence’ is vanishing as investigators are blocked from site — The Sun

FRANCE has accused Russia of trying to cover up the Syrian poison gas attack claiming “essential evidence” has vanished. At least 70 people were killed, many of whom were little children, after aircraft’s dropped barrel bombs full of toxic chemicals in Douma on April 7. AFP or licensors France has accused Russia of trying to… via France accuses Russia of trying to cover up Syria poison … Continue reading France accuses Russia of trying to cover up Syria poison gas attack saying ‘essential evidence’ is vanishing as investigators are blocked from site — The Sun

France accuses Russia of trying to cover up Syria poison gas attack saying ‘essential evidence’ is vanishing as investigators are blocked from site — The Sun

FRANCE has accused Russia of trying to cover up the Syrian poison gas attack claiming “essential evidence” has vanished. At least 70 people were killed, many of whom were little children, after aircraft’s dropped barrel bombs full of toxic chemicals in Douma on April 7. AFP or licensors France has accused Russia of trying to… via France accuses Russia of trying to cover up Syria poison … Continue reading France accuses Russia of trying to cover up Syria poison gas attack saying ‘essential evidence’ is vanishing as investigators are blocked from site — The Sun

Putin declares US-led Syria strike an ‘act of aggression’

Putin declares US-led Syria strike an ‘act of aggression’ Russian officials warned of “consequences” after President Donald Trump announced his approval of U.S.-led military strikes in Syria against the Russian-backed regime of Bashar al-Assad. Early Saturday, Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a statement saying the Western coalition’s “act of aggression” would only exacerbate the humanitarian catastrophe in Syria. Putin called the strike a “destructive influence … Continue reading Putin declares US-led Syria strike an ‘act of aggression’

Warship Ruse, New Stealth Missiles: How They Attacked Syria

Bloomberg  Toluse Olorunnipa, Jennifer Jacobs, Tony Capaccio and Margaret Talev9 French Minister for Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian and French Minister of the Armed Forces Florence Parly make an official statement in the press room at the Élysée Palace in Paris, France, on April 14. “We cannot tolerate the recurring use of chemical weapons, which is an immediate danger for the Syrian people and our collective … Continue reading Warship Ruse, New Stealth Missiles: How They Attacked Syria

SYria Bombing Update: 105 missiles were launched in strikes against Syria

105 missiles were launched in strikes against Syria In a briefing on Saturday morning, the Pentagon provided the following breakdown of the military weapons used to strike Syrian targets overnight.   From the Red Sea: USS Monterey (Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser) – 30 Tomahawk missiles USS Laboon (Arleigh Burke-class destroyer) – 7 Tomahawk missiles From the North Arabian Gulf: USS Higgins (Arleigh Burke-class destroyer) – 23 … Continue reading SYria Bombing Update: 105 missiles were launched in strikes against Syria

Britain says we had to attack Syria, strikes were highly successful – Reuter

LONDON (Reuters) – British had no alternative but to take military action to degrade Syria’s chemical weapons capability, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Saturday after ordering air-launched cruise missile strikes along with the United States and France. Four Royal Air Force Tornado jets from the Akrotiri base in Cyprus fired Storm Shadow missiles at a military facility near Homs where it was assessed that … Continue reading Britain says we had to attack Syria, strikes were highly successful – Reuter

U.S., France, U.K. Launch Strikes on Syria After Chemical Attack

U.S. launches missile strikes in Syria In Moves that could lead to the beginning of the Third World War, President Trump ordered a military attack against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Friday, joining allies Britain and France in launching missile strikes in retaliation for what Western nations said was the deliberate gassing of Syrian civilians. In a speech monitored from the White House and following … Continue reading U.S., France, U.K. Launch Strikes on Syria After Chemical Attack

A look at the region’s firepower shows who would win if the US and allies fought Russia and Syria today

Business Insider reviewed an Institute of International Strategic Studies report on the military balance in Syria to give a breakdown of who has the edge. The US, France, and the UK, appear on the verge of combat with Syria, and possibly its ally Russia, over suspected chemical weapons use against civilians — and it could easily spiral into one of the most complicated, advanced military … Continue reading A look at the region’s firepower shows who would win if the US and allies fought Russia and Syria today