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25 Nov

United States Wars, News and Casualties

United States Wars, News and Casualties

Damn The War Criminals,Bush,Cheney,Rice,Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Powell and Blair from England.

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The war ended for those children, but it has never ended for survivors who carry memories of them. Likewise, the effects of the U.S. bombings continue, immeasurably and indefensibly.

How many Iraqis have died as a result of the invasion 15 years ago? Some credible estimates put the number at more than one million. You can read that sentence again.

The invasion of Iraq is often spoken of in our country as a “blunder,” or even a “colossal mistake.” It was a crime.

Those who perpetrated it are still at large. Some of them have even been rehabilitated thanks to the horrors of a mostly amnesiac citizenry.

We condemned children to death, some after many days of writhing in pain on bloodstained mats, without pain relievers. Some died quickly, wasted by missing arms and legs, crushed heads. As the fluids ran out of their bodies, they appeared like withered, spoiled fruits. They could have lived, certainly should have lived – and laughed and danced, and run and played- but instead they were brutally murdered. Yes, murdered!

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War News

GUARD: Syrian state TV accuses rebels of gas attack on civilians in Aleppo

Officials say more than 100 treated for gas attack symptoms, while nine die in Idlib from shelling

Syria has accused insurgents of wounding more than 100 people in a suspected toxic gas attack in Aleppo, which a health official described as the first such assault in the city.

The shells spread a strong stench and caused dozens of people breathing problems on Saturday night in Aleppo, which is under state rule, a monitoring group said.

The State news agency Sana said on Sunday that 107 people were injured, including children, after militants hit three districts with projectiles containing gases that caused choking.

It marks the highest such casualty toll in Aleppo since government forces and their allies recaptured the city from rebels nearly two years ago.

Syria’s foreign ministry urged the UN security council to condemn and punish “these terrorist crimes”.

Rebel officials denied using chemical weapons and accused the Damascus government of trying to frame them.

Russia’s defence ministry accused insurgents on Sunday of firing shells filled with chlorine gas at Aleppo from the rebel stronghold of Idlib.

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REU: More than 100 injured in Aleppo in suspected rebel gas attack

A woman breathes through an oxygen mask after what the Syrian state media said was a suspected toxic gas attack in Aleppo, Syria November 24, 2018. SANA/Handout via REUTERS

A woman breathes through an oxygen mask after what the Syrian state media said was a suspected toxic gas attack in Aleppo, Syria November 24, 2018. SANA/Handout via REUTERS

More than 100 people were wounded in a suspected toxic gas attack in Syria’s Aleppo late on Saturday, which a health official said was the first such assault in the city.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also said warplanes struck rebel territory in the northwest on Sunday for the first time since Russia and Turkey agreed a buffer zone there in September.

State news agency SANA said on Sunday that 107 people were injured, including children, after militants hit three districts of Aleppo with projectiles containing gases that caused choking.

It marks the highest such casualty toll in Aleppo since government forces and their allies clawed back the city from rebels nearly two years ago.

REU: Syrian foreign ministry calls on U.N. to act after Aleppo attack

A woman lies on a stretcher inside a hospital after what the Syrian state media said was a suspected toxic gas attack in Aleppo, Syria November 24, 2018. Picture taken November 24, 2018. SANA/Handout via REUTERS

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syria’s foreign ministry urged the United Nations on Sunday to take action after a suspected gas attack by militants that injured more than 100 people in Aleppo city.

The government “calls on the Security Council to immediately and strongly condemn these terrorist crimes …(and take) deterrent, punitive measures against the nations and regimes that support and fund terrorism,” it said in a statement.

REU: Shelling kills five in Idlib: Syrian Observatory

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Government shelling killed three children and two women on Saturday in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province, where Russia and Turkey agreed on a buffer zone, a monitoring group said.

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said shells hit Jarjanaz village which lies on the inner edge of the 15-20 km (9-13 mile) deep zone.

The deal to create the demilitarized zone, running along the contact line between insurgent and government territory, staved off an army offensive against Idlib.

Intermittent exchanges of fire have broken out in northwest Syria since the agreement between Russia, a key Damascus ally, and Turkey, which backs some rebel factions.

The United Nations says nearly 3 million people live in the northwest region and has warned against a battle to restore state rule there.

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AP: Syrian warplanes strike rebel areas after alleged gas attack

In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows a woman receiving oxygen through respirators following a suspected chemical attack on her town of al-Khalidiya, in Aleppo, Syria, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. Some 50 civilians were being treated following a suspected poison gas attack by Syrian rebel groups on the government-held Aleppo city in the country’s north, according to Syrian state media. (SANA via AP)

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian warplanes attacked rebel-held areas in northern Syria for the first time in weeks on Sunday, as Syrian officials said more than 100 people were treated at hospitals following a suspected poison gas attack by rebels in the northern city of Aleppo.

The latest wave of shelling and airstrikes in northern Syria is the most serious violation of a truce reached by Russia and Turkey that brought relative calm to the country’s north for the past two months. The rebels, who have denied carrying out any chemical attacks, accused the government of trying to undermine the cease-fire.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Thiqa News Agency, an activist collective, said government warplanes pounded rebel-held areas west and south of Aleppo city. The airstrikes were the first since the truce went into effect on Sept. 17.

Syria’s Arab News Agency, SANA, said the alleged chemical attack late Saturday was carried out by “terrorist groups positioned in Aleppo countryside” that fired shells containing toxic gases on three neighborhoods in Syria’s largest city.

Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said Russian chemical weapons specialists have been dispatched to Aleppo. Russia is a close ally of President Bashar Assad and has intervened in recent years to turn the tide of the civil war in his favor.

“According to preliminary data, particularly the symptoms shown by the victims, the shells that bombarded residential areas of Aleppo were filled with chlorine gas,” Konashenkov said.

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NYT: Afghans Clash With Police After Arrest of Militia Leader

KABUL, Afghanistan — Hundreds of protesters have clashed with police in the Afghan capital after the arrest of a Shiite militia commander.

Kabul police spokesman Basir Mujahid says three policemen were shot and wounded and another 20 were hit by stones thrown by the protesters, who torched two police checkpoints.

The demonstrations erupted after the arrest of Alipoor, who leads a Shiite militia in the western Ghor province and who goes by one name. It was not immediately clear what he is charged with, but state-allied militias are often accused of extortion and other mafia-like behavior.

During a previous attempt to arrest Alipoor, in June, security forces in Ghor clashed with his followers, leading to the deaths of seven civilians and four police.

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Afghan military reports progress in ongoing operations in Dasht Archi

The Afghan Military in the North has reported a progress in the ongoing joint clearance operations being conducted in Dasht Archi district of Kunduz province.

The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North in a statement said at least 69 militants have been killed since the launch of the operations which kicked off four days ago.

The statement further added that the operations are jointly being conducted by the 10th Kandak of Afghan Special Forces and 09th and 05th Units of the National Directorate of Security.

Around 54 militants have been killed during the operations over the past four days and at least 15 others have sustained injuries, the statement added

At least 13 commanders of the Taliban group are also among those killed, the 209th Shaheen Corps said, adding that the Afghan forces have also discovered and defused 33 landmines while two mortars, a Dshk heavy machine gun and two motorcycles have been destroyed during the airstrikes.

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Afghan presidential elections likely to be postponed for 3 months

The Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan has informed regarding the likely postponement of presidential elections for another three months.

A spokesman of the Independent Election Commission Abdul Aziz Ibrahimi said the commission is currently working on some schemes regarding the upcoming elections.

Ibrahimi further added that the presidential elections, parliamentary elections in Ghazni, and district council elections would likely be held three months later from the date which was previously considered.

The election officials had earlier said that the presidential elections would likely be conducted on 20th of April.

In the meantime, Ibrahimi said the Independent Election Commission is also considering recommendations for the postponement of presidential elections.

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Afghan Special Forces clash with Taliban militants in Faryab province

The Afghan Special Forces clashed with the Taliban militants in northern Faryab province of Afghanistan with the Afghan military claiming at least 11 militants were killed or wounded during the clash.

The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North in a statement said the clash broke out in the vicinity of Sar Hawz village in Pashtun Kot district.

The statement further added that four Taliban militants were killed and at least seven others sutained injuries.

According to 209th Shaheen Corps, two key commanders of the Taliban identified as Qari nabi Mukaram and Mullah Nazir were among those killed.

The anti-government armed militant groups including Taliban have not commented regarding the clash so far.

Faryab is among the relatively volatile provinces in North of Afghanistan where the Taliban militants and other groups are actively operating in some of its districts and often carry out terrorist related activitie

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