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  • Violence escalates in Iraq as government pushes to end protests

    01/27/2020 2:26:13 PM PST · by Mariner · 4 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | January 27th, 2020 | By Aziz El Yaakoubi and Nadine Awadalla
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Gunmen shot dead two protesters in Iraq's southern city of Nassiriya overnight and a Baghdad district became a battlefield on the third day of a drive by security forces to end months of demonstrations against the largely Iran-backed ruling elite. Clashes over the weekend had already killed at least five protesters. Rockets also hit the U.S. embassy compound in Baghdad's fortified Green Zone housing government buildings. Ambassadors of 16 countries in Baghdad including the United States, France and Britain condemned the use of live fire by Iraqi security forces and called for a credible investigation into the...
  • Trump: If Iran wants to be fight, that will be the end of them

    05/19/2019 1:45:27 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 41 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/5/19 | Elad Benari
    ...Trump on Sunday warned Iran not to threaten his country. “If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran. Never threaten the United States again!” he tweeted.
  • Trump says war will mean 'official end of Iran,' warns 'never threaten the United States again'

    05/19/2019 2:59:25 PM PDT · by Innovative · 86 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 19, 2019 | Samuel Chamberlain |
    President Trump fired a social media broadside at the Iranian regime Sunday afternoon, vowing that war between Washington and Tehran would result in "the official end of Iran" before warning, "[n]ever threaten the United States again!" Trump tweeted hours after a rocket landed less than a mile from the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone, the first such attack since September. An Iraqi military spokesman told reporters the rocket appeared to have been fired from east Baghdad, which is home to several Iran-backed Shiite militias. Tensions between the U.S. and Iran have risen in recent weeks after the...

    05/19/2019 11:24:12 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 60 replies
    Reuters, Jerusalem Post ^ | May 19 | Jerusalem Post Staff
    BAGHDAD - A Katyusha rocket reportedly fell in central Baghdad's Green Zone on Sunday night, Iraq military personnel announced. "A Katyusha rocket fell in the middle of the Green Zone without causing any losses or causalties, further details will come later," the military said in a statement.
  • Russia prepares to rain down hellfire on ISIS: Putin's forces deploy 'Blazing Sun'...missile [tr]

    10/15/2015 7:26:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 15, 2015 | Sara Malm
    Russia has deployed one of the deadliest weapons in its arsenal as part of their military action in Syria, according to reports. The mobile multiple rocket launcher - TOS-1A - features thermobaric weapons which can destroy eight city blocks in one strike, causing indiscriminate damage. This comes as Moscow announced that Russian fighter jets hit 40 ISIS targets in Syria since Tuesday morning.
  • This Russian Tank-Mounted Rocket Launcher Can Incinerate 8 City Blocks

    09/14/2015 11:28:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | September 14, 2015 | Jake Swearingen
    When the Soviets were thinking about landwar in the late 1970s, they struck upon idea: How about strapping as many rockets as possible to a T-72 tank chassis, and using it on the battlefield? Thus, the TOS-1 Heavy Flamethrower System was conceived. If you're confused by the "flamethrower" bit in that designation, it's understandable. The TOS-1 (and its more modern variant, the TOS-1A) look nothing like traditional flamethrowers, either handheld or tank-mounted, used in World War II and other conflicts. Instead, the TOS-1 is designated a flamethrower because, in addition to traditional incendiary rockets, it can also fire thermobaric rockets.
  • Katyusha Rocket Fired on Northern Israel from Lebanon

    07/11/2014 6:18:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai
    INN ^ | 7/11/2014, 11:16 AM | Elad Benari, Ari Yashar
    As the rocket fire from Gaza terrorists continues to pelt southern and central Israel, a new front appears to have opened Friday morning as a Katyusha rocket was fired on the northern tip of Israel, north of Kiryat Shmona. The rocket landed in open territory in the upper Galillee. Apparently the IDF estimates it was fired by local terror groups supporting Hamas, and not by the Iran-proxy Hezbollah terror group, reports Walla!. […] In a statement, the Lebanese army declared a total of three rockets were fired on Israel by “an unknown group” from the Marjayun-Hasbaya region of southern Lebanon,...
  • Terrorists’ Aim Katyusha at Israel, Hit Lebanon

    12/12/2011 2:06:32 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/12/11 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Terrorists north of the border fired a Katyusha rocket at Israel late Sunday night but it failed to reach Israel and instead injured a Lebanese woman. The attack was staged from the area of Bint Jbil, where Hizbullah terrorists and the IDF fought a bloody battle in the Second Lebanon War in the summer of 2006. The attempted attack on Israel was the second in two weeks, and terrorists apparently not directly connected with Hizbullah took responsibility for the rocket firings. The Abdullah Azzam Brigade terrorist group, allied with Al Qaeda, said it was behind Sunday night’s Katyusha missile attack...
  • Iron Dome test in South successful

    07/14/2010 11:05:31 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 10 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 7/14/2010 | Yaakov Katz
    Israel inched a step closer recently to deploying a missile defense system along the border with the Gaza Strip after the Iron Dome system successfully intercepted a number of missile barrages in tests. The tests were overseen by the Defense Ministry, the Israel Air Force and the Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. which developed the Iron Dome, slated to be declared operational in the near future. Israel inched a step closer recently to deploying a missile defense system along the border with the Gaza Strip after the Iron Dome system successfully intercepted a number of missile barrages in tests. The...
  • Some Milestones in Israel "Palestine" timeline

    06/30/2010 12:25:15 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 6 replies
    Some Milestones in Israel-Palestine1834 - 1886 - 1920 - 1922 - 1929 - 1938 - 1941 - 1948 - 1950s-1960s - 1970 1972 - 1973 - 1975 - 1976 - 1982 - 1987 - 1994 - 2000 - 2001 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2010 1834 First recorded attack on native Jews in Israel by Muslims, is the one in June 1834, Safed (the Plunder), the massacres and mass rapes went on for 33 days, (an inciter, Muhammed Damoor, a self-proclaimed prophet, ‘prophesied’ the attack for which he agitated). It was repeated in 1838. 1886 First...
  • Air Force strikes in Gaza; 2 injured

    03/18/2010 11:46:22 PM PDT · by Cindy · 225 replies · 2,589+ views
    (REUTERS) via YNET (Hanan Greenberg contributed to the story) ^ | First Published: 03.19.10, 01:30;Latest Update: 03.19.10, 01:47 / Israel News | n/a
    "Air Force strikes in Gaza" SNIPPET: "IDF retaliates for deadly Qassam attack: Air Force hits several Gaza targets, including metal foundry, smuggling tunnel; Vice PM Shalom says Israel to offer strong response to rocket attack that killed Thai worker Thursday" SNIPPET: "IDF aircraft struck at least four targets in the Gaza Strip on Friday, a day after a rocket fired from the Palestinian enclave killed a Thai worker in Israel, Hamas security officials and witnesses said." SNIPPET: "Israel also sent a letter of complaint to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, who is due to visit Israel at the weekend,...
  • Katyusha Rocket lands in Aqaba, Jordan

    04/22/2010 5:48:22 AM PDT · by Trapper6012 · 8 replies · 602+ views
    Ynet News ^ | 4/22/10 | Trapper
    Katyusha lands in Aqaba Authorities examining whether rocket, believed to be fired from Sinai, was aimed at Eilat. No injuries reported in incident Ahuva Mamos Attempt to strike Eilat from Egypt? A Katyusha rocket apparently fired at the southern city on Thursday exploded in the Aqaba industrial zone in Jordan. There were no reports of injuries. The report was received by the Eilat Municipality from Jordanian sources. Another rocket was fired, apparently a 107 mm one, and landed in the Red Sea. Jordan is searching for a third rocket. Residents of Eilat heard an explosion Thursday morning, and hours later,...
  • Hezbollah's relocation of rocket sites to Lebanon's interior poses wider threat

    01/24/2010 1:08:36 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 11 replies · 639+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 1/23/2010 | Howard Schnider
    Hezbollah has dispersed its long-range-rocket sites deep into northern Lebanon and the Bekaa Valley, a move that analysts say threatens to broaden any future conflict between the Islamist movement and Israel into a war between the two countries. More than 10,000 U.N. troops now patrol traditional Hezbollah territory in southern Lebanon along the Israeli border, and several thousand Lebanese armed forces personnel also have moved into the area. A cross-border raid by Hezbollah guerrillas in summer 2006 triggered a month-long war that prompted the United Nations to deploy its force as part of a cease-fire. The United Nations is confident...
  • Hezbollah 'has 80,000 rockets'

    08/25/2009 12:37:40 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 27 replies · 1,913+ views
    Space War ^ | 8/24/2009 | UPI
    Israeli President Shimon Peres claims that Lebanon's Hezbollah now has an arsenal of 80,000 rockets to bombard Israel -- double the previous estimate by Israeli intelligence and almost four times the number the Iranian-backed militants possessed during their 2006 war with the Jewish state. Lebanese Foreign Minister Fawzi Salloukh has dismissed as "lies" the claim made by Peres in an interview with the Kuwait daily Al-Rai published Sunday. "I don't know how he counted these rockets." But the Israeli leader's claim has fuelled regional fears that a new conflict between Hezbollah and Israel is brewing. There has been no independent...

    01/07/2009 2:53:22 PM PST · by Cindy · 113 replies · 3,159+ views ^ | January 07, 2009 | n/a
    "THE BRIEF LIFE AND EXQUISITE MARTYRDOM OF A HAMAS MORTAR CREW" Snippet: "Via Hamas' al-Aqsa TV station, said to be filmed in Jabaliya on 06 January 2008. At about 1'15" the crew is hit by an apparent Israeli counter-strike."
  • Israel successfully tests missile interceptor: report

    07/06/2008 9:12:27 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies · 208+ views
    Breitbart ^ | Jul 6 03:34 AM US/Eastern | AFP
    Israel has successfully tested a new defence system designed to intercept rockets fired from southern Lebanon and the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, public radio reported on Sunday. The "Iron Dome" system is expected to be fully operational within a year and will be able to intercept the military-grade Katyusha rockets used by Lebanon's Hezbollah militia and the cruder Qassam rockets favoured by Hamas. Citing Israeli security officials, public radio said the system would also be effective against mortar fire which has a much smaller window of warning. In January Prime Minister Ehud Olmert viewed a prototype of the 200-million-dollar (140-million-euro) system,...
  • (Islamic terror leader) Hassan Nasrallah in a Special Video for the (Jewish) New Year

    09/20/2006 2:59:09 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 891+ views
    I got this via email from: <<<< direct link to video   Hassan Nasrallahin a Special Videofor the New YearClick here to watch Send to your friends Ms. G. GoldwaterSwitzerland, Genevaiii44@aol.comInternet Correspondent and Commentator << under constructionMember of "Funding for Peace Coalition" [FPC][ ]FPC REPORT EXPOSES MASSIVE CONTRADICTIONS IN EUROPEAN AID TO PALESTINIANS world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing. --Albert Einstein To paraphrase one of the greatest moral insights of the Talmud, those who show mercy to the cruel will be cruel...
  • Russia's Smerch MLRS :an heir to the Katyusha!!

    09/08/2006 5:48:14 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 19 replies · 1,598+ views
    Ria Novosti,Russia ^ | 06/ 09/ 2006 | Viktor Litovkin
    Smerch: an heir to Katyusha 22:38 | 06/ 09/ 2006 MOSCOW. (RIA Novosti military commentator Viktor Litovkin) - Multiple-launch rocket systems (MLRSs) stand out among the weapons and military equipment produced by the Russian defense industry. The 300mm Smerch, which is sometimes called an heir to the Katyusha, is the most powerful of them all, and this is not some journalistic exaggeration. Russia has pioneered these launchers. The first patent, numbered 3603 and dated April 9, 1939, for "The Mechanized Unit for Firing Rocket Projectiles of Different Calibers" was granted to Soviet inventors Andrei Kostikov, Ivan Gvai and Vasily Aborenkov....
  • Shrapnel-filled rockets used on civilians

    08/31/2006 8:44:57 PM PDT · by jdm · 29 replies · 863+ views
    WND ^ | August 31, 2006 | Jerome R. Corsi
    TROUBLE IN THE HOLY LAND Shrapnel-filled rockets used on civilians Israel documents civilian-targeted weapons from Syria, Iran Posted: August 31, 20065:00 p.m. Eastern By Jerome R. Corsi © 2006 School-zone sign in northern Israel shows evidence of lethal metal balls from Hezbollah rockets (photo: Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs) Steel balls and other lethal fragments were encased in rockets from Syria and Iran that were used by Hezbollah on Israeli civilian areas during the recent war, the Israeli Ministry of Defense confirmed to WND today. Photographs of the anti-personnel "flying metal" damage done by Syrian-made 220-mm rockets fired by Hezbollah...
  • Hezbollah rockets more deadly today (good technical backgrounder)

    08/11/2006 4:51:59 PM PDT · by GMMAC · 14 replies · 709+ views
    Calgary Herald, Canada ^ | Friday, August 11, 2006 | Michelle Stirling-Anosh
    Hezbollah rockets more deadly today Michelle Stirling-Anosh, For The Calgary Herald Published: Friday, August 11, 2006 Topography. Trajectory. Range. Power. Accuracy. These are the main reasons that Israel is trying to clean Hezbollah out of south Lebanon. The threat of Hezbollah is all based on how accurate and destructive their missiles can be. And since most of Hezbollah's artillery are Katyushas -- a kind of giant, metal-tipped firecracker, the further away they are, the less damage they can inflict. A Katyusha rocket being launched. Photograph by : Associated Press archive The territory along the south Lebanese side of the...