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Aug 13 2020

Video: Turkish forces targeting another vehicle in Northern Iraq


This is the first time Turkish drones operate this close to Dohuk city. Local sources in Northern Iraq claim that this vehicle was carrying 4 PKK members whom 3 are dead and one fled to surrounding mountains. Turkish bombardment of northern Iraq continues; in one of these strikes 3 border guard force operatives were killed in Sidkan Erbil and Baghdad highly condemned it.Baghdad in response to this strike summoned Turkish Ambassador and visit of Turkish defense minster was cancelled. © 2007-2020, All Rights Reserved Syria|Turkey|Yemen|Qatar|Afghanistan|Azerbaijan|News|War

Aug 13 2020

Yemen: Latest Updates on the West Marib Front, 14 August 2020


According to the latest news from the western fronts of Marib, Ansar Allah attacks have started from the north axis of Al-Mukhdarah, Al-Jadaan, east of Al-Labanat base, and these attacks led to liberation of areas Al-Kasarat, Al-Sahda, Hilan crossroad, Al-Sahil, Al-Suwaida and Al-Harmal in the east of the center of Madghal district. Saudi-led coalition warplanes have bombed these fronts more than 13 times. Currently, clashes continue in the east of Madghal district. Ansar Allah has two main goals in such attacks: 1- guerrilla operations and inflicting damage on the enemy, 2- large-scale operations with stabilization of progress. Once the progress …

Aug 13 2020

Breaking: Ansar Allah missile attacks on Saudi Arabia


Breaking: Ansar Allah missile attacks on Saudi Arabia ISWNews Analysis Group: Ansar Allah missile units targeted the Saudi-led coalition positions in Khamis Mushait airport with several missiles and UAVs. According to local sources, two missiles and a drone were intercepted and destroyed by the Saudi coalition’s air defense systems. © 2007-2020, All Rights Reserved Syria|Turkey|Yemen|Qatar|Afghanistan|Azerbaijan|News|War

Aug 13 2020

Three Rockets Strike Iraq’s Balad Air Base That Houses US Forces


Donate Click to see the full-size image 3 rockets struck Iraq’s Balad air base, 80 km north of the capital Baghdad, Iraq’s Security Media Cell announced on August 13. During the US war in Iraq, Balad was the second-largest US base in the country. It still houses some US forces. No casualties were reported as a result of the August 13 attack. In the recent months, a number of rocket and mortar attacks hit bases hosting US-led coalition forces and the area in Baghdad, where the U.S. embassy is located. The United States blames Iran-backed armed groups. The attacks increased …

Aug 13 2020

C-2 Medium-Range Transport Aircraft (Infographics)


Donate Click to see the full-size image The C-2 is a medium-range transport aircraft developed by Kawasaki Aerospace Company for the Japan Air Self-Defense Force. [embedded content] MORE ON THE TOPIC: Donate © 2007-2020, All Rights Reserved Ukraine|Algeria|Egypt|Libya|Morocco|News|War

Aug 13 2020

Yemen: Latest Updates on al-Baydha Front, 13 August 2020


ISWNews Analysis Group: Ansar Allah and popular committees continued its operations in the northwest of al-Baydha, liberating the villages of Yakla, Azla Qifa al-Mahdi, Bahran, as well as the heights of Jabal Wabrah Ramam and Jabal Rada from the control of terrorist groups al-Qaeda and ISIS. With Ansar Allah advances in the Maheliyah district and with the liberation of mentioned areas by Ansar Allah, the extinction of al-Qaeda and ISIS in al-Baydha and southern parts of Marib is imminent. Ansar Allah advances continue in the northwest of Baydha province and the map will be updated after confirmation of fixed regions. …

Aug 13 2020

Russian president Vladimir Putin talked on phone with Azerbaijan president


As mentioned before, following the joint military drill of Turkey and Azerbaijan and dismissing pro-Russia officials in Azerbaijan, Baku needed to get confidence of Russia back.Moscow rejected Yereavn ‘s proposal of a joint military drill a while ago. © 2007-2020, All Rights Reserved Syria|Turkey|Yemen|Qatar|Afghanistan|Azerbaijan|News|War

Aug 13 2020

Averting Barbarossa II: The Liana Space Radioelectronic Surveillance System


Donate P-700 Granit/SS-N-19 Written by J.Hawk exclusively for SouthFront At the end of the Cold War, the level of international tension has considerably declined for at least a decade, thanks to widespread multilateral disarmament bolstered by a variety of arms control regimes for conventional and nuclear armaments. That decade also saw the rapid deterioration of Russia’s early warning and surveillance systems as satellites launched during the Soviet era exhausted their service lives and crashed into the atmosphere without being replaced. At first, this was either not seen as an urgent priority by Russian decisionmakers or, if it was, there were …

Aug 13 2020

ISIS Released Photos Of Recent Attacks On Iraqi Troops In Al-Anbar


Donate On August 12, ISIS’ news agency, Amaq, shared photos of two recent attacks on Iraqi troops in the western province of al-Anbar. In the first attack, ISIS terrorists blew up a booby-trapped motorcycle next to a gathering of Iraqi troops near the town of Kubaysah on July 27. Two service members were killed and another was injured, according to the terrorist group’s claims. Click to see full-size image Click to see full-size image Click to see full-size image The second attack also took place near Kubaysah. ISIS terrorists targeted a vehicle of Iraqi forces with an improvised explosive device …

Aug 13 2020

HTS Arrested American Journalist\Propagandist Bilal Abdul Kareem


Donate On August 13, al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) arrested Bilal Abdul Kareem, an American journalist working in the Syrian region of Greater Idlib. Abdul Kareem runs On the Ground News, an outlet that has been promoting terrorist groups in Syria, including HTS, for several years. “HTS have arrested Bilal Abdul Kareem from Atma town in northern rural Idlib. He was assaulted and taken to an unknown location by masked HTS members,” On the Ground News said in a brief statement. A few hours before his arrest, Abdul Kareem shared a report accusing HTS of torturing British aid worker Tauqir …

Aug 13 2020

Former Sharia Judge Assassinated In Syria’s Daraa


Donate On August 13 morning, unidentified gunmen assassinated a former Sharia [Islamic law] judge in the southern Syrian governorate of Daraa. The judge, Nadim Qwaider al-Miqdad, was reportedly shot by the gunmen on a road linking the villages of Mia`rbah and Ghasam in the eastern countryside of Daraa. The former judge died on the spot. According to local sources, Sheikh al-Miqdad was a judge in the House of Justice in Houran, an Islamic court that ruled over Daraa when the governorate was controlled by Free Syrian Army Factions. In 2018, when the Syrian Arab Army liberated the last rebel’s stronghold …

Aug 13 2020

Turkish Fairy Tales: Ankara Promises Syrian Militants Jobs In Qatar Before Sending Them To Libya – SOHR


Donate Illustrative image Turkey had sent a new batch of Syrian militants to Libya after promising them security jobs in Qatar, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on August 13. The new batch consisted of more than 120 militants from the Suleyman Shah Division, the Sham Legion and the Sultan Murad Division. The three factions are a part of the Turkish-backed Syrian National Army. “At first, this batch was agreed with that they [the militants] will be transferred to Turkey and from there to Qatar to protect government institutions there, but after their arrival on Turkish territory, they …

Aug 13 2020

Iran And Hezbollah Set Up New Force To Knock Out Israeli Forces In Golan Heights


Donate To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK: PayPal: southfront@list.ru, http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront, BTC: 3Gbs4rjcVUtQd8p3CiFUCxPLZwRqurezRZ, BCH ABC: qpf2cphc5dkuclkqur7lhj2yuqq9pk3hmukle77vhq, ETH: 0x9f4cda013e354b8fc285bf4b9a60460cee7f7ea9 Iran,  the 220 Branch of the Syrian Military Intelligence Directorate and Hezbollah are together  establishing a new force to monitor the situation on the contact line with Israeli forces near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, local sources claim. According to reports, the new force will be mostly made up of personnel of the Syrian Army and local fighters from the …

Aug 13 2020

Lebanon: Caught Between Two Systems


Donate Submitted by Matthew Ehret The August 4 explosions in the Port of Beirut have garnered an increasing mountain of speculations in recent days, and unfortunately, these speculative voices have increasingly turned into noise and, the forest is getting lost in the trees. Now that the entire government has resigned in the face of the controlled deployment of chaotic protests across Beirut in the wake of this attack, it is obvious that powerful agendas are at play and have targeted this small yet strategic nation during a historic period of change and potential. Although these explosions were undoubtedly caused by …

Aug 13 2020

Israel And UAE Reached Historical Peace Agreement


Donate A view of Jerusalem. FILE IMAGE: Ronen Zvulun / Reuters Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have reached a historical peace agreement with support from the U.S. President Donald Trump announced the “breakthrough” agreement on the afternoon of August 13, calling Israel and the UAE the “great friends” of the U.S. The agreement was sealed in a phone call between Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed, crown prince of Abu Dhabi. In a joint statement, Israel, the UAE and the U.S. said the agreement will advance peace in the Middle East. The statement …

Aug 13 2020

Military Situation In Yemen On August 13, 2020 (Map Update)


Donate Click to see the full-size image A brief overview of the recent developments in Yemen: Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 2 airstrikes on the Maheliyah area; Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 2 airstrikes on the Kitaf area; Saudi-led coalition warplanes targeted a civilian car in the Qifah area; The Liaison and Coordination Officers’ Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 94 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah over the past 24 hours. Ansar Allah and popular committees captured several villages from ISIS and Al Qaeda forces northwest of Baydha province. MORE ON THE TOPIC: Donate © 2007-2020, All Rights Reserved Ukraine|Algeria|Egypt|Libya|Morocco|News|War

Aug 13 2020

Blight and Revelation: Coronavirus, Austerity and the UK


Donate ILLUSTRATIVE IMAGE Dr. Binoy Kampmark Epidemiologist Michael Marmot begins his August 10 piece in The Guardian on a sombre note.  It is drawn from The Plague by Albert Camus.  “The pestilence is at once blight and revelation; it brings the hidden truth of a corrupt world to the surface.”  Professor Marmot uses the UK’s inglorious record on combating COVID-19 as a mirror for both blight and revelation.  “We are doing badly: dramatic social inequalities in COVID-19 deaths; rates in black, Asian and minority ethnic groups; and, now, the highest excess mortality rate in Europe.” Marmot had already gotten his …

Aug 13 2020

SouthFront Videos On BitChute


Donate DEAR FRIENDS, SouthFront continues facing an agressive censorship and pressure campaign from Euro-Atlantic structures and global corporations. Despite this pressure, SouthFront Team is set to continue our fight for the freedom of speech, against mainstream censorship and propaganda. In August, we are planning to release even more content and announce some ‘surprises’ that will for sure bother our friends from the US State Department and global censorship structures. Meanwhile, we kindly remind that you can also find SouthFront videos on BitChute, an independent video hosting service that has become known as an alternative for activists and organizations censored on …

Aug 13 2020

Кравчук предлагает Стокгольм. Минск может потерять статус переговорной площадки по Донбассу


Глава украинской делегации в Трехсторонней контактной группе Леонид Кравчук не исключает возможного переноса переговорной площадки из Минска в другое место. Он считает более подходящей для этого Швецию. Об этом сообщило украинское издание УНН. Кравчук предлагает изменить место встреч Трехсторонней контактной группы в том случае, если не будет возможности собираться в Минске. Швецию он называет в качестве примера «совсем нейтральной страны». Вместо Минска – Стокгольм? Собственно, у бывшего украинского президента есть основания считать Минск неудобным местом для встреч ТКГ. И дело даже не в том, что по Белоруссии после выборов президента прокатилась волна протестов, из-за чего возникает угроза безопасности участников переговоров. …

Aug 13 2020

Эксперты оценили эффективность комплекса «Анапа-М» – системы противодиверсионного подводного мониторинга


Одно из направлений уязвимости как для боевых кораблей, судов обеспечения, так и для береговой инфраструктуры, связано с возможными подводными диверсиями. В истории мирового флота есть немало случаев, когда БоПл (боевые пловцы), совершая диверсии на объектах флота, могли вывести из строя не только отдельный корабль, но фактически целую военно-морскую базу на достаточно длительный срок. Диверсии под водой в отношении объектов ВМФ (ВМС) способны приводит к огромному ущербу, а потому особняком стоит вопрос о том, как подводным диверсионным силам и средствам противостоять. Одной из наиболее продвинутых на сегодняшний день систем противодиверсионной обороны является российская разработка – ГАС ОПД «Анапа» и «Анапа-М» («Анапа-МЭ»). …

Aug 13 2020

Зенитная артиллерия Южной Кореи


ПВО Республики Корея. Как и большинстве армий стран-союзников США, южнокорейские подразделения противовоздушной обороны сухопутных войск до начала 1990-х годов были оснащены техникой и вооружением американского производства. После заключения перемирия с КНДР в 1953 году основу войсковой ПВО южнокорейской армии достаточно долго составляли зенитные средства, созданные в годы Второй мировой войны: 90-мм орудия М2 и 40-мм автоматы Bofors L60. Для борьбы с воздушными целями на малой высоте предназначались 12,7-мм пулемёты Browning M2 и 12,7-мм счетверённые установки с электрическим приводом наведения M45/М55 Maxson Mount, которые использовались в буксируемом варианте и для установки на транспортные средства. 90-мм зенитки М2 эксплуатировались до конца 1980-х, …

Aug 13 2020

Почему в современной российской армии нет маршалов?


Какое звание в нашей армии считается самым высоким? Кто является счастливым обладателем этого звания? Что означают огромные звезды на погонах некоторых руководителей отечественного Министерства обороны? Эти и похожие вопросы зачастую занимают тех, кто живо интересуется военным делом, но не слишком искушен в некоторых его тонкостях. А ведь ответы на них, в общем, не составляют никакой тайны. Вооруженные силы России, в принципе, практически полностью копируют систему воинских званий Советской Армии. Все у нас примерно аналогично непобедимой и легендарной: имеются солдаты и ефрейторы, прапорщики разного ранга, офицеры: от младшего лейтенанта до полковника, есть и генералы — какая ж без них армия? Весь, …

Aug 13 2020

Авиационный двигатель: воздушного или водяного охлаждения?


Итак, рассмотрев лучших представителей моторов Второй мировой войны, сам бог моторов велит поразмыслить над тем, кто из героев был выгоднее и круче. Здесь мнений много, но попробуем посмотреть на двигатели беспристрастно и с некоторым вожделением. Рассматривать станем на примерах истребителей, просто потому, что бомбардировщику с его задачами, в принципе, без разницы, на каком двигателе лететь. Летим и летим, долетели, высыпали бомбы, летим назад. У истребителей все было несколько сложнее в плане задач. Итак, кто был лучше: двигатель воздушного охлаждения или водяного? Да, будем называть двигатель жидкостного охлаждения по привычке водяным, поскольку ну какие там антифризы были в 30-40 годах прошлого …

Aug 13 2020

In Video: Bashar al-Assad Almost Passed Out While Delivering Speech To Parliament Members


Donate Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad nearly passed out while delivering a speech to newly-elected members of the country’s parliament in a meeting on August 12. The meeting was set to be held under the dome of Syria’s People’s Assembly as usual. Nevertheless, the meeting was exceptionally held at the People’s Palace due to safety measures to confront the coronavirus. According to the Syrian Arab News Agency, al-Assad suffered a slight, sudden drop in blood pressure that interrupted his speech for a few minutes. In the speech footage al-Assad appeared to be disoriented before apologizing and getting off the stage to …

Aug 13 2020

Military Knowledge: CAIC Z-10 attack helicopter


The CAIC Z-10/WZ-10 is a modern battlefield attack helicopter of the Chinese Army. It is intended to directly counter the threat as posed by enemy armor in a number of scenarios utilizing advanced technologies and guided munitions as well as indigenous armament types. The Z-10 is primarily fitted with a 23mm autocannon in its turret which can be replaced by the optional 30mm fitting, 30mm/40mm automatic grenade launcher or a 14.5mm heavy-class Gatling minigun.Across the four available hardpoints can be fitted various air-launched munitions including the HJ-8 anti-tank wire-guided, HJ-9 anti-tank, HJ-10 anti-tank, TY-90 air-to-air, PL-5 short-range air-to-air, PL-7 air-to-air …

Aug 13 2020

US Ninja Bomb Killed Jihadists Military Trainer In Syria’s Greater Idlib (Photos)


Donate A suspected U.S. drone strike has claimed the life of Abu Yahya al-Uzbeki, an infamous jihadist, in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib. A drone targeted al-Uzbeki’s SUV, a silver Hyundai Santa Fe, south of the town of Sarmada in northern Idlib on August 13 noon. Al-Uzbeki was killed on the spot. Other individuals were reportedly injured. Photos from the strike scene indicate that a U.S.-made AGM-114R9X Hellfire missile was used. The missile is a Hellfire copy with a kinetic warhead consisting of pop-out blades meant to reduce collateral damage. The missile is famous as the “Ninja Bomb.” …

Aug 13 2020

Military Situation In Libya On August 13, 2020 (Map Update)


Donate Click to see the full-size image A brief overview of the recent developments in Libya: The Libyan National Army (LNA) allegedly conducted airstrikes targeting Turkish air defense systems near Sadada; According to LNA Spokesman, Turkey transfers militants from camps in Somalia to Misrata with Qatari support and funding; According to local sources, a military cargo plane arrived in Ghardabiya airbase. MORE ON THE TOPIC: Donate © 2007-2020, All Rights Reserved Ukraine|Algeria|Egypt|Libya|Morocco|News|War

Aug 13 2020

Greater Idlib Militants Are Preparing A Major Attack On Government-Held Saraqib – Report


Donate Militants in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib were preparing to launch an attack on the government-held city of Saraqib, U-News reported on August 13, citing a military source. Saraqib is located on the M5 highway which links the capital, Damascus, with Aleppo. The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies liberated the city last March after a fierce battle with Turkish forces. Any new attack on the city will once again block the M5. “Armed groups are preparing to launch an attack on SAA positions on the southern axis of Saraqib in southern Idlib,” the military source …

Aug 13 2020

Парламент Ливана наделил армию чрезвычайными полномочиями из-за непрекращающихся беспорядков


На фоне массовых беспорядков, охвативших Ливан и не прекратившихся после отставки правительства, парламент страны принял чрезвычайные меры. Парламентарии наделили армию широкими полномочиями, которые позволяют ливанским военным противодействовать так называемым «активистам» на территории страны. Такое решение было принято в связи с тем, что силы полиции уже не справляются с митингующими. При этом митингующие уже перешли на откровенные провокации – даже после того, как их основное требование (об отставке кабинета министров) было выполнено. Парламентарии ввели в стране чрезвычайное положение. Примечательно, что от введения ЧП сразу же после мощного взрыва в порту Бейрута депутаты ливанского парламента отказались. Но действия демонстрантов вынудили их пойти …

Aug 13 2020

Azerbaijan: Expanding Karabakh oil field


Ilham Aliyev in his ceremonial speech, decried the previous ruling party (Azerbaijani Popular Front Party and Musavat Party) and said the new oil field increases the income of the government.It is said that the new oil field will be operational until the end of the year. Karabakh oil field in east of Baku (light purple) © 2007-2020, All Rights Reserved Syria|Turkey|Yemen|Qatar|Afghanistan|Azerbaijan|News|War