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23 Apr 19
Russia News Now

Donate The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) shelled militant positions in al-Taman’a, Tar’e and Um Jalal in southern Idlib; The SAA shelled militants in al-Mansoura, Tal Waset, and Khirbet al-Naqous in northern Hama; Government forces discovered another weapon cache in the Quneitra countryside; Clashes between the SAA and ISIS were reported in Sayal in the Euphrates […]

23 Apr 19
The Denver Post
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — The Easter attacks in Sri Lanka are a bloody echo of decades past in the South Asian island nation, when militants inspired by attacks in the Lebanese civil war helped develop the suicide bomb vest. Government ministers have said seven Sri Lankans from a little-known local group carried out the six nearly simultaneous bombings at churches and hotels on Sunday that killed more than 300 people and wounded about 500. While little else was known about the group or their motives, Sri Lanka’s Tamil Tiger fighters used suicide bombings in the country’s 26-year civil war before being wiped out by government forces. Similar bombs would then detonate across Israel, wielded by Palestinian militants, and later across the wider Middle East, Africa and Europe by Islamic extremists in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Such attacks strike fear around the world because of their indiscriminate slaughter of civilians, like those eating breakfast at a hotel or worshipping in a church on Easter. Sunday’s assault also raises questions about whether the perpetrators had help or experience from abroad. “I call today the age of the suicide bomber. This is very much a time of extreme acts that have to, in a way, usurp the previous attacks,” said Iain Overton, executive director of the London-based group Action on Armed Violence, who wrote a book on suicide bombings. “They have to be much more devastating, more impactful, more hurtful, to get as much media headlines as possible.” Experts put the first modern suicide bombing in 1881, when a radical killed Tsar Alexander II of Russia. What may be the first photographs of a suicide bomb vest came in the 1930s, when China used them in its war against Imperial Japan. Japanese kamikaze pilots turned their own planes into weapons. But the shock of the suicide bomber only struck the minds of many in the West in the 1980s with Lebanon’s civil war. Suicide truck bomb attacks struck both the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, killing 63 people, and later a U.S. Marine barracks, killing 231 American troops in the bloodiest day for the armed forces since World War II. The U.S. later would blame the Shiite militant group Hezbollah, which formed out of Lebanon’s civil war, and Iran for the bombings. Both deny involvement. At that time, however, a small contingent of Tamil fighters was receiving weapons training in Lebanon and took what they learned back to Sri Lanka, Overton said. Their first suicide attack, in which a bomb-laden truck drove into a Sri Lankan army barracks and killed 55 people in 1987, resembled the U.S. Marine barracks attack. Over 26 years of civil war, the Tamil Tigers would launch more than 130 suicide bomb attacks, making them the leading militant group in such assaults at the time. They killed a Sri Lankan prime minister and a former Indian prime minister, among others, including bystanders. The war ultimately ended in 2009 with the government crushing the Tamil Tigers, with some observers believing that tens of thousands of Tamils died in the last few months of fighting alone. But while the Tamils were secular nationalists, Islamic extremists in the Middle East would embrace the suicide bomb as a weapon. By the 1990s, Palestinian militants from both Hamas and Fatah would use suicide bombs against Israel. Then al-Qaida under Osama bin Laden would employ them against U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, and later against the USS Cole off Yemen. Then came Sept. 11 and the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan. Up until then, there were some 350 suicide attacks worldwide from 1980, said Robert A. Pape, a political science professor at the University of Chicago who directs the school’s Chicago Project on Security and Threats. The U.S. war in Iraq followed, fueling bloody sectarian violence that put Iraq on the brink of civil war. Suicide bombers pounded the country. An al-Qaida branch there would morph into the Islamic State group, which would launch its own suicide attacks around the world. Today, the number of suicide attacks since 1980 is around 6,000, Pape said, with around half in Iraq and Syria alone. “When we invaded and conquered Iraq, we touched off the largest suicide terrorist campaign in modern times,” he said. Sri Lankan authorities have blamed a local Islamic group, National Thowfeek Jamaath, for the Easter attacks. However, there is no recent history of Muslim extremist attacks in Sri Lanka, a predominantly Buddhist island nation off the southern tip of India. Nor was there any explanation for how a group previously not known for violence could engineer such a massive attack, which experts said resembled an assault by the Islamic State group or al-Qaida. “What they are seeking to push is this ISIS mantra, which is ‘We love death more than they love life,'” Overton said, using an alternate acronym for the militant group. “It is the icon of a death cult.” The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the Sri Lanka attack via its Aamaq news agency on Tuesday, but offered no photographs or videos of attackers pledging their loyalty to the group. Such material, often showing suicide bombers pledging loyalty before their assaults, offers credibility to their claims. Since the Islamic State group has lost all the territory it once held across Iraq and Syria, there’s been more concern among nations about foreign fighters returning home. Sri Lanka’s justice minister told parliament in 2016 that 32 Muslims from “well-educated and elite” families had joined the Islamic State group in Syria. It’s unclear what happened to them. “There weren’t many, but there don’t have to be many,” Pape said.
23 Apr 19
The Atlantic Post

By Agent Report President Muhammadu Buhari has directed a quick intervention and response to the affected communities in the recent communal conflicts in Adamawa and Taraba, according to a report by the News Agency of Nigeria. The quick intervention response delegate, led by Air Commodore Akube Iyawu, Director Search and Rescue of the National Emergency […]

23 Apr 19

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23 Apr 19
Truth Troubles

(THIS ARTICLE IS COURTESY OF THE TIMES OF ISRAEL)   The people have spoken. They want to live in Netanyahu’s Israel Israelis were not under-informed or unfairly swayed. They knew what they’d get with a 5th term of Netanyahu. The result was the highest vote ever for right & ultra-Orthodox parties By DAVID HOROVITZ 15 April […]

23 Apr 19
Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7News

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Easter attacks in Sri Lanka are a bloody echo of decades past in the South Asian island nation, when militants inspired by attacks in the Lebanese civil war helped develop the suicide bomb vest. Government ministers have said seven Sri Lankans from a little-known local group carried out the […]

23 Apr 19
Middle East Monitor

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro caused a big uproar in Israel after he addressed a group of evangelical pastors in Rio de Janeiro, saying that he believes the crimes of the Holocaust can be forgiven but not forgotten. The Yad Vashem Holocaust Remembrance Centre criticised him, and Israeli President Reuven Rivlin not only criticised him but […]

23 Apr 19
Aal-e-Qutub Aal-e-Syed Abdullah Shah Ghazi

ANSWERING TO FITNAHTUL  WAHAHABIYYA ACCUSATION: Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem Answering Wahhabism:Isthighasa from Grave&Calling Up on The Pious In The Grave is Not Shirk Not Bid’ah!!! Wahhabis saying:those in the grave do not hear or respond! and it is shirk to speak to those in the grave, But It is Sunnah to give salam to those in […]

23 Apr 19
Ace Newsroom Live

Hama: Jaish Al-Azza targets the military camp in the village of Cabaree in response to the shelling of the civilian areas by pro-Assad forces

23 Apr 19
Middle East Monitor

Born in Rafah, in the Gaza Strip, in 1951, Mousa Abu Marzook was educated in Egypt and the USA. He went on to become the first head of the Hamas political bureau. He currently lives in Cairo. What’s your view of the recent Israeli General Election? The election took place early due to the breakdown […]

23 Apr 19
Ace Newsroom Live

A rocket attack from the positions of the pro-Assad forces targeting the city of Morek and its outskirts in the northern Hama countryside

23 Apr 19
Ace Newsroom Live

A rocket attack from the positions of the pro-Assad forces targeting the city of Morek and its outskirts in the northern Hama countryside

23 Apr 19
Ace Newsroom Live

A rocket attack from the positions of the pro-Assad forces targeting the city of Morek and its outskirts in the northern Hama countryside

23 Apr 19
Ace Newsroom Live

A rocket attack from the positions of the pro-Assad forces targeting the city of Morek and its outskirts in the northern Hama countryside