Two rockets hit #Russian embassy compound in #Damascus

  Two rockets struck the Russian embassy compound in Damascus on Tuesday sparking panic as several hundred people gathered to express their support for Moscow’s air war in Syria, AFP journalists said. Some 300 people had begun to gather for … Continue reading Two rockets hit #Russian embassy compound in #Damascus

#ISIS Threatens to Kill #Christians in Video Showing Executions in #Syria

ISTANBUL, Turkey (Morning Star News) – The terrorist group Islamic State (IS) late last month killed three Assyrian Christians, presumably in Syria, according to an execution video released Wednesday (Oct. 7). In the video, the group threatened to kill some 200 … Continue reading #ISIS Threatens to Kill #Christians in Video Showing Executions in #Syria

‘#Guncontrol #Jerusalem mayor tells #Israelis Carry your firearm everywhere #2A

Flamboyant Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat has told city residents it’s their “duty” to carry licensed weapons to stave off a spate of stabbings by Palestinians. Barkat attracted controversy earlier for carrying around a souped-up Glock in an Arab neighborhood “Given the current escalation of violence in the security situation, those with a licensed firearm who know what to do with it must go out with their weapon. In a way, it’s like military reserve duty,” the millionaire and former entrepreneur, who has been in charge of Jerusalem since 2007, told Army Radio on Thursday morning. Source: ‘Carry your firearm everywhere,’ … Continue reading ‘#Guncontrol #Jerusalem mayor tells #Israelis Carry your firearm everywhere #2A

#Syrian official says ‘wide-scale offensive’ launched

(CNN) The Syrian regime, which had appeared earlier this year to be on the ropes, has “launched a wide-scale offensive,” a senior military official said Thursday. The aim is “eliminating the terrorist groups and liberating the areas and towns that have suffered from terrorism and its crime,” Gen. Ali Abdullah Ayyoub, the Syrian army chief of staff, said on state media, Source: Syrian official says ‘wide-scale offensive’ launched – CNN.com Continue reading #Syrian official says ‘wide-scale offensive’ launched

#Syrian Christians Cry ‘Jesus!’ Before #ISIS Mass #Beheading

The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) executed 12 Christians, including a 12-year-old boy, after they refused to abandon their faith and convert to Islam. The murders occurred on August 28 outside of Aleppo.“In front of the team leader and relatives in the … Continue reading #Syrian Christians Cry ‘Jesus!’ Before #ISIS Mass #Beheading

#UN chief calls for #Israeli probe after clashes kill four

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged Israel on Tuesday to conduct a full investigation of recent clashes in Jerusalem and the West Bank and criticized the demolition of Palestinian houses. Ban said a “prompt and transparent” probe of the recent violence in which a 13-year-old was killed by Israeli soldiers would serve to determine “whether the use of force was proportional.”   Source: UN chief calls for Israeli probe after clashes kill four | The Times of Israel Continue reading #UN chief calls for #Israeli probe after clashes kill four

#ISIS in #Syria using human shields and mosques as shelters

Islamic State militants are hiding in mosques and using locals as human shields because they know that Russian jets would never target civilian areas, the Russian Defense Ministry revealed at two briefings on Tuesday. Islamic State (formerly ISIS/ISIL) forces are sheltering in mosques and trying to hide their vehicles around them, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov told reporters Tuesday, citing video evidence.“Knowing our careful, respectful attitude to mosques they understand that we would never – under any circumstances – carry out airstrikes against civilian facilities,” he said, following a meeting with Defense press attachés from several countries, with a US representative … Continue reading #ISIS in #Syria using human shields and mosques as shelters

#Russia says it hit 12 #ISIS group targets in latest #Syria strikes

Russian jets carried out air strikes on 12 Islamic State (IS) group sites in Syria on Tuesday, the defence ministry in Moscow said. The Russian warplanes hit the region around the eastern city of Deir Ezzor and in the provinces … Continue reading #Russia says it hit 12 #ISIS group targets in latest #Syria strikes

#IslamicJihad Claims #Israel Attack: “Intifada 3 Has Begun?” 

  The Islamic Jihad terrorist group has claimed responsibility for sending the 19-year-old Arab terrorist who murdered two Israelis and wounded two others in a stabbing attack in Jerusalem’s Old City on Saturday night.The terrorist was named as Mohannad Shafik Halabi, a resident of Al-Bireh located adjacent to Ramallah in Samaria.”Mohannad Shafik Halabi, 19, is a member of Islamic Jihad,” a senior member of the Gaza-based terror group told AFP on condition of anonymity, after the group issued a statement hailing the attack and saying it was in response to Israeli “terrorist crimes” against Palestinian Arabs.Just days before the attack, Halabi posted on … Continue reading #IslamicJihad Claims #Israel Attack: “Intifada 3 Has Begun?” 

#Palestinian Child Shoots Self Then Blames #Israel ‘Settlers’ 

On Saturday, during the Jewish Sabbath, Palestinians claimed that a Jewish resident of Judea-Samaria shot and wounded a six-year-old child near to Kalkilyeh, lightly wounding him.According to initial Palestinian claims, the child was standing by the side of the road when an Israeli car stopped close by. At that point, they claimed, a “settler” emerged, drew his weapon and shot the child in his stomach. The child was then transferred for treatment in Kalkiyeh. Source: Palestinian Child Shoots Self – Blames ‘Settlers’ – Defense/Security – News – Arutz Sheva Continue reading #Palestinian Child Shoots Self Then Blames #Israel ‘Settlers’ 

Two Killed in #Jerusalem #Terrorist Attack

Two people have been killed and three others wounded in a terrorist attack near the Lion’s Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City on Saturday night, shortly after the end of Shabbat.Several of the victims are members of the same family. The 40-year-old father was hospitalized at Jerusalem’s Shaarei Tzedek hospital in critical condition with multiple stab wounds, but was pronounced dead shortly thereafter. Source: Two Killed in Jerusalem Terrorist Attack – Defense/Security – News – Arutz Sheva Continue reading Two Killed in #Jerusalem #Terrorist Attack

#Netanyahu Asked #Kerry: Where’s #Abbas’s Condemnation Thursday’s terror attack?

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Friday met in New York with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, and expressed his dismay over the fact that Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas has not condemned Thursday’s terror attack in Samaria in which Rabbi Eitam and Naama Henkin were murdered in front of their children.At the start of the meeting, Netanyahu stressed that Israel plans to respond to the cruel murder.”I wish to extend my condolences to the family. This murder will not pass without a response,” he said, adding, “We’ve increased the presence of our forces on the ground, we are … Continue reading #Netanyahu Asked #Kerry: Where’s #Abbas’s Condemnation Thursday’s terror attack?

#Russia carries out new airstrikes in #Syria 

  (CNN)Russia’s airstrikes in Syria “do not go beyond ISIL (ISIS), al Nusra or other terrorist groups recognized by the United Nations Security Council or Russian law,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Thursday. Pushed to define “other terrorist groups,” … Continue reading #Russia carries out new airstrikes in #Syria 

Couple Murdered By #Islam #Terrorists in Terror Road Shooting #Israel

  A shooting attack took place just after 9 p.m. on Thursday night, with initial reports indicating two people in their 30s were killed in the gunfire. MDA volunteers said that the victims were a man and a woman and that they were dead when the volunteers arrived on the scene. They had suffered wounds in the upper body. Four children were in the vehicle. The children are aged four months, four years, 7 and 9. They were unhurt and did not require evacuation to hospital. Source: Couple Murdered in Terror Road Shooting – Defense/Security – News – Arutz Sheva Continue reading Couple Murdered By #Islam #Terrorists in Terror Road Shooting #Israel

#Iraq PM open Door to #Russian airstrikes on #IslamicState militants

Lavrov said that Russia would not go if they were not invited, looks like the invitations are in the mail…   Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told FRANCE24 in an exclusive interview on Thursday that he is open to allowing … Continue reading #Iraq PM open Door to #Russian airstrikes on #IslamicState militants

#Assad allies, including #Iranians, prepare ground attack in #Syria

  Hundreds of Iranian troops have arrived in Syria in the last 10 days and will soon join government forces and their Lebanese Hezbollah allies in a major ground offensive backed by Russian air strikes, two Lebanese sources told Reuters. … Continue reading #Assad allies, including #Iranians, prepare ground attack in #Syria

Clinton E-mail Calls #Israel ‘Always Cocky’

  Hillary Clinton accused the Jewish state of “always” sounding “cocky” during a major 2010 feud between the Obama Administration and Israel over Jerusalem construction, according to an email she sent to an aide.Clinton was secretary of state at the time. The Washington Free Beacon reported that the email had been “recently disclosed” and featured a screenshot of it.A week before the email – which is dated March 22, 2010 – she had scolded Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in a 43-minute phone call, after an Israeli announcement that 1,600 new housing units were being built in the Ramat Shlomo … Continue reading Clinton E-mail Calls #Israel ‘Always Cocky’

Breaking! #Russian Airstrikes Hit US-Trained Rebels

  Russian jets have hit a training camp operated by a rebel group trained by American CIA agents, it has been claimed. The strikes were among 30 conducted by Russian planes in Syria, since Vladimir Putin entered the military fray … Continue reading Breaking! #Russian Airstrikes Hit US-Trained Rebels

8 #ISIS targets hit during 20 combat flights in #Syria – #Russianmilitary

Russia has struck eight Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) targets in Syria, the country’s Defense Ministry said, adding that civilian infrastructure was avoided during the operations.“Today, Russian aerospace force jets delivered pinpoint strikes on eight ISIS terror group targets in Syria. In total, 20 flights were made,” spokesperson for the Russian Defense Ministry, Igor Konashenkov, said. “As a result, arms and fuel depots and military equipment were hit. ISIS coordination centers in the mountains were totally Source: 8 ISIS targets hit during 20 combat flights in Syria – Russian military — RT News Continue reading 8 #ISIS targets hit during 20 combat flights in #Syria – #Russianmilitary