Tag: al-qaeda

Al-Qaeda Admits to Being a US Ally in Yemen

Sana’a (GPA) – The current leader of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), Qasim al-Rimi, announced this week that the Sunni terrorist organization frequently fights right alongside US and Saudi-backed forces. Here at Geopolitics Alert, we’ve always stressed the fact that al-Qaeda is…

Yemen Halts US Spec Ops Raids After JSOC Raid Kills Dozens

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Yemen, (TFC)— Yemen’s government isn’t sitting idly after Trump’s first special operations raid killed dozens of civilians. Instead, despite White House spokespeople demanding media frame the raid as a success, Yemeni officials are calling for further investigations. Hefty restrictions to…

2,300 US Soldiers Headed to Afghanistan This Winter

In one of his final moves in office, president Obama has committed another 2,300 US troops to Afghanistan to help the government curb the resurgence of the Taliban.

After a year of territorial gains by the Taliban in their fight against the weakened Afghani government, the US is sending around 2,300 troops from armor and aviation brigades to assist in attempting to turn the tide. The troops are being sent as part of operation Freedom’s Sentinel to “advise and assist” the Afghan security services in their ongoing fight.

The Afghan forces are also combating the still-active al Qaeda leadership in Afghanistan as well as a new cell of the Islamic State that materialized in the country earlier this year. The US forces have have their work cut out for them judging by the failures of the Afghan government in the past few years as well as the rampant corruption within the security services.

Syria Accuses Israel of Attack on Damascus Airbase

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Earlier today the Syrian government accused Israel of an attack on an important airbase near the Syrian capital.

Reports differ on what kind of strike actually took place but Israel has made no comment. Pro-western media outlets such as Al Jazeera are saying it was possibly an explosion of an ammunition depot that caused the blaze.

The Lebanese news outlet Al Mayadeen claims the attack was carried out by an Israeli jet from Lebanon’s airspace targeting Hezbollah fighters and aiming to further destroy advanced weaponry.