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  • 'The siege of Mount Sinjar is NOT over'

    08/15/2014 7:18:16 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 16 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 8-15-2014 | Simon Tomlinson
    An Iraqi MP and United Nations relief workers today dismissed claims by the U.S. and the UK that the humanitarian crisis on Mount Sinjar was all but over. Yazidi MP Vian Dakhil claims some 70-80,000 refugees are still stranded on the mountain despite assertions from American and British leaders that they number only in their low thousands. President Barack Obama yesterday said the ten-day siege by the Islamic State had been 'broken' by missile strikes and humanitarian aid drops, allowing tens of thousands of Yazidis to escape. Downing Street also said the situation had improved so much that further aid...
  • Iraq evacuation of Yazidis on hold as White House declares siege is over

    08/14/2014 5:57:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 08/14/2014 | Spencer Ackerman
    The Obama administration has ruled out for now a risky US military mission to rescue thousands of Iraqis stranded on a northern Iraqi mountain, declaring a siege by Islamist extremists to be over. After a small complement of special forces and US aid workers landed on Mount Sinjar to assess the situation of the Iraqi Yazidis – who for days have received air drops of food, water and medicine – the Pentagon said things were not as bad as initially feared. “An evacuation mission is far less likely,” said Rear Admiral John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, late on Wednesday....
  • Help Request – White House 9-11-12 Photo During Benghazi 7 Hour Seige…. ?

    01/04/2013 8:12:36 AM PST · by Nachum · 81 replies
    Conservative Tree House ^ | 1/4/13 | sundance
    The White House has refused repeated attempts by journalists to produce pictures of President Obama and his team in the White House Situation Room during the 9-11 Benghazi terrorist attacks [3:30pm to 11:00pm Eastern Time]. Personally, after researching the offical reports minute by minute, and comparing them to the media released statements, I believe the Situation Room was empty. Today the White House released this picture taken on 9-11-12. It was included in a White House FLICKR Album “The Year In Pictures“. You Decide:
  • Toulouse siege: live

    03/21/2012 10:53:42 AM PDT · by KyGeezer · 47 replies · 1+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 3/21/12 | Murray Wardrop, Chris Irvine and Raf Sanchez
    Live coverage of the siege at the home of the suspected Toulouse serial killer responsible for the murders of four people outside a Jewish school and three paratroopers in south west France.
  • (31) Hostages Freed From Russian Seige School

    09/02/2004 5:11:32 PM PDT · by blam · 35 replies · 1,687+ views
    Hostages freed from Russian siege school (Filed: 02/09/2004) The armed gang holding more than 350 people hostage in a Russian school has released 31 women and children. Two-year-old Amina Dzantieva is comforted by her father after being freed from the school Officials said the hostages were released in a group of 26 and another of three women and two children. Russian soldiers carried children through crowds of relatives waiting outside the school in Beslan, 40 miles from the border with Chechnya. The move came well into the second day of the siege and hours after President Vladimir Putin made a...
  • 'Second Briton Dead' In Saudi Seige

    05/31/2004 3:34:44 PM PDT · by blam · 4 replies · 254+ views
    Ananova ^ | 5-31-2004
    'Second Briton dead' in Saudi siege Officials were investigating reports that a second Briton had died in a bloody 24-hour siege in Saudi Arabia. Earlier it was confirmed that a British oil executive had been shot dead at the start of the siege. Gunmen held up to 50 people hostage in a residential compound after attacking the offices of two oil companies in the eastern city of Al Khobar. It ended with security forces storming the militants' stronghold. The gunmen were initially believed to have killed 22 people - eight Indians, three Filipinos, three Saudis, two Sri Lankans, an American,...
  • US Lays Seige To Suburb Of Mosul After Tip-Off

    08/31/2003 4:11:27 PM PDT · by blam · 204+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 9-1-2003 | Katherine Butler
    US lays siege to suburb of Mosul after tip-off By Katherine Butler 01 September 2003 American forces backed by helicopters besieged a district in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul yesterday after receiving a tip-off that Saddam Hussein was hiding there. Al-Jazeera, the Qatar-based satellite channel, reported that soldiers backed by air support moved into the al-Arabi district after receiving intelligence that Saddam was in the neighbourhood. Witnesses said that soldiers in 15 armoured vehicles checked a batch of farms in the Hawwi outskirts of Mosul, 240 miles north of Baghdad, as helicopters flew overhead. "There is a heavy presence...
  • For a Baghdad plan, look south to Basra

    04/05/2003 7:36:45 AM PST · by knighthawk · 5 replies · 126+ views
    National Post ^ | April 05 2003 | Peter Goodspeed
    If it becomes a siege, British troops have developed a model KUWAIT CITY - Saddam Hussein's regime appears poised to fall as a U.S. invasion force stands on Baghdad's doorstep and his elite Republican Guard divisions have been sent reeling in defeat or have fallen back on the capital for a bloody last stand. Late last night, as U.S. troops attacked Baghdad's international airport, the city was plunged into darkness from unexplained power cuts and the situation on the battlefield was said to be so fluid no one could predict what would happen next. Some U.S. troops are said to...
  • How Russian Special Forces Ended the Seige in Moscow

    10/26/2002 3:59:09 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 44 replies · 531+ views
    BBC News ^ | Oct. 26, 2002 | BBC News
    How special forces ended siege Special Forces moved in before dawn The swift and bloody end to the Moscow theatre siege came when Russian authorities realised time was running out for the hostages, and there was no option but to act quickly. Tensions inside and outside the building had risen in the early hours of Saturday morning. At around 0230 local time (2330GMT Friday), gunfire was heard inside the theatre. The Chechen rebels, it emerged, had executed two hostages and shot and wounded two others. Some hostages panicked and rose against their captors in a desperate attempt to escape. The...
  • Siege Mentality Intensifies As Suburban Killer Stays Silent

    10/19/2002 3:48:38 PM PDT · by blam · 39 replies · 282+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 10-20-2002 | Andrew Buscombe
    Siege mentality intensifies as suburban killer stays silent By Andrew Buncombe in Washington 20 October 2002 Amid increasing desperation to uncover a real lead in the hunt for the Washington serial sniper, detectives were yesterday examining a shell casing found in a white van similar to the kind of vehicle sought by police. The casing was found in a box truck on Friday by staff at a car rental agency near Dulles International Airport, close to where many of the 12 shootings have taken place. At the same time, officers have charged a man who gave a detailed description of...
  • A Sanctuary Under Siege: Clergy Expected Palestinians to Seek Refuge

    04/20/2002 6:55:13 PM PDT · by anapikoros · 19 replies · 291+ views
    Washington Post ^ | April 20, 2002 | Craig Whitlock
    .......The prayers that evening, April 2, were interrupted by a gunshot coming from the Franciscan monastery, adjacent to the church's ancient basilica. A bullet blew apart a lock to a century-old side door, enabling a handful of Palestinian gunmen to walk in. Over the next two hours, dozens more followed, about 200 in all, until the sanctuary was filled with Palestinians, black paint streaked across many of their faces. The sudden appearance of a small army of guerrilla fighters in one of the holiest sites in Christianity did not, however, come as a complete surprise to most of the clergy...
  • Vatican outrage over church siege

    04/10/2002 2:52:46 AM PDT · by Khepry · 167 replies · 569+ views
    BBC News ^ | April 8 2002 | BBC
    The Vatican has issued a stern warning to Israel to respect religious sites in line with its international obligations, following a gun battle around Bethlehem's besieged Church of the Nativity. Spokesman Joaquin Navarro-Valls said the Vatican was following events "with extreme apprehension" and trying to establish the truth about the fighting that flared early on Monday. This is an act of indescribable barbarity, a violation of every law of humanity and civilisation Father David Jaeger Franciscan spokesman Israel says its troops are under orders not to fire at holy places and blamed Palestinian militants for a fire near the church,...