Afghanistan (Tasnim) – A protest on Friday that began at the site of a huge bombing in Kabul earlier this week and made its way to the gates of the Afghan presidential palace turned deadly, with security forces firing into the…
During the first three days of the ongoing military operation to win the Iraqi city of Mosul back from Daesh control, the coalition carried out airstrikes at a rate of one bomb every eight minutes.
Iraqi security forces, assisted by the US-led coalition, the People’s Mobilization Forces (PMF) and Kurdish fighters are currently focused on liberating Mosul, the second largest city in the country and the last bastion of Daesh militants there.
Colonel Daniel Manning, deputy director of the Combined Air Operations Center, on Friday told Military.com in a telephone conversation that the intense bombing is what makes this anti-Daesh operation stand out, especially if you take into account that each of these bombs are precision-guided weapons.
In recent weeks the bombing of Syria has been stepped up. Russia’s Aerospace Defense Forces has been wiping out the die-hard militants, carving out four corridors that can be used to evacuate the civilian population, plus one corridor through which the «moderate» opposition can leave together with their weapons, but planes from the US-led coalition are conducting airstrikes over homes and civilian infrastructure in areas nominally under the control of the Islamic State.
Speaking at an Aug. 2 Security Council meeting, the Deputy Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations, Evgeny Zagaynov, described the situation in the Middle East, and in Syria in particular, as dismal. He said, «In just the last few days and weeks dozens of civilians – including women and children – have been killed as a result of US airstrikes in Syria».
In the wake of fatal blasts that rocked a rally in Kabul on Saturday, nearly all Afghan analysts and commentators chide the central government for its failure to ensure security across the country, citing either the lack of will, reluctance, inability or corruption.
At least 80 people were killed and hundreds more injured after three explosions struck the large demonstration march in the Afghan capital on Saturday.
The peaceful protest was staged by Hazara people, a Shiite minority making up an estimated 9% of the Afghan population.
Iran’s Police spokesman said that Interpol has arrested a female member of the terrorist Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) in Albania for involvement in a bomb blast at the headquarters of the Islamic Republic Party in Tehran in 1981.
Speaking to the Tasnim News Agency on Sunday, General Saeed Montazer-al-Mahdi said the woman was arrested after she was put on the Interpol’s Red Notice, a warrant that necessitates measures to seek the location and arrest of a person wanted by a judicial jurisdiction or an international tribunal with a view to his or her extradition.
On June 28, 1981, a powerful bomb went off at the headquarters of Iran’s Islamic Republic Party in Tehran, while the members were holding a meeting.