This time their C.801 missile scored a verifiable direct hit on the catamaran Swift, a former U.S. Navy catamaran now in Emirati service. The missile impacted at the starboard bow and wrecked the ship’s bridge, injuring many of the crew but apparently killing no one.
The newest step in the U.S. entanglement in Yemen is the direct application of U.S. firepower. On Thursday the United States fired cruise missiles at radar installations in territory controlled by the Yemeni rebels known as Houthis. The missile strikes were in response to a couple of unsuccessful firings from that territory of missiles evidently aimed at a U.S. warship.
Saudi Arabia has admitted that it bombed a funeral in the Yemeni capital that killed more than 140 people last week after initially denying it. A statement by a Saudi investigative body said on Saturday the kingdom carried out the strike based on what it called bad information. Saudi warplanes attacked the hall where people were attending a wake for the father of Yemen’s interior minister in Sana’a last Saturday.
Saudi officials initially said their aircraft had not carried out any attack on the Yemeni capital that day.
So far the main outcome of the war was it revealed the utter bankruptcy of the modern Saudi army, which turned out to be a paper tiger, despite the huge expenditure on the purchase of modern equipment and weapons.
Overall, the SAA continues to solve the problem of the elimination of the encircled enclaves of “green”. With the improvement of the situation in Hama, Assad is now quite comfortable. The rebellion is constrained by internal problems associated with the American elections, Russia is increasing its military presence, and the recent failure seriously demoralized militants.The more territories Assad liberates before the moment when the US will start to become more active in Syria, the easier it is for Syria, Iran and Russia to deal with this activity.
As previously reported, in mid-October, “Admiral Kuznetsov” will go to sea campaign, which runs until 2017. The Minister of defence RF Sergei Shoigu said that the aircraft carrier will become part of the permanent operative connection of the Russian ships in the Eastern Mediterranean sea. This week it became known that the possibility of participation of “Admiral Kuznetsov” in the beginning of 2017 in joint exercises with the Egyptian helicopter carrier “Mistral”.
Libya’s UN-backed unity government suffered a blow in its Tripoli base late on Friday when a rival seized key offices in the capital and proclaimed the reinstatement of the former administration.
The Government of National Accord (GNA) was installed by the UN in April, intended to replace two rival administrations, one in Tripoli and one in the eastern Cyrenaica region.
In the case of the options meeting concerning Syria at the White House on Friday, it seems clear that what was briefed was a set of options generated by the Joint Staff. In this meeting the president/CinC met with the chiefs to discuss the options and their secondary effects. Others may have been invited; the DNI, the Director of CIA, the Secretary of State, the CENTCOM commander, but they would essentially be “strap hangers”, i.e., observers at what was essentially a JCS “show.” An accomplished briefer would have presented the Courses of Action. This would be followed by discussion led by General Dunford, CJCS.
However, the European Freemasonry, which appeared in 17 and has become particularly active since the 18th century, gradually becoming a significant political and intellectual power, has declared its succession to the Templars. The Masonic community has developed numerous by Templar legends, including that they were the pioneers of the banking system. Their appeal to the Temple of Solomon has been interpreted in General for Freemasonry as the key and in the context of the overall interests of the masons exotic occult teachings.
The leader of the Shia Houthi militia on Thursday accused the U.S. of planning an attack on Yemen’s Al-Hodeida province following a U.S. cruise missile strike one day earlier that targeted Houthi positions along Yemen’s Red Sea coast, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.
In a statement broadcast by the Houthi-run Al-Maseera television channel, Abdul-Malik al-Houthi declared that the U.S. missile strike had been intended to “pave the way for an aggressive operation targeting Al-Hodeida”.
In Aleppo, the SAA and “Liwa al-Quds” began moving towards the building and Hanano neighborhoods Haidari and Ayun-tal. In the next 1-3 days should destroy all assumptions, and to create conditions for entry in high-density housing. Haidari looks a tough nut to crack, so I would assume that they would use the existing leads in the industrial building next to the quarter Ayun-tal and the ruins North-East of Hanau. Blows to these areas can be supported by the occurrence in the quarter, Bastan Basha, allowing to hit the rear of the fighters holding the front in Ayun Thale.Among other things, the cleanup of this quarter are Kurds from Sheikh Maksoud, as it is here in the Kurdish quarter, the militants had launched a “Hellfire” and were firing from mortars.
A briefing by the chief of the Main operations Directorate of the General staff of the armed forces Lieutenant General Rudskoy on the situation in Aleppo. In addition to details associated with the situation in the city, demonstrates the air strikes in Aleppo and Idlib.
After the morning artillery barrage and continued with a night of attacks of the Russian and Syrian aircraft, units of the “Liwa al-Quds” and part of the 102nd brigade of the Republican guard crushed the resistance fighters and entrenched in key height to the North of the residential districts of Aleppo, which is perfectly visible quarter Haidari and residential development Khan. Rebel positions on the outskirts of the Northern quarters Haidari and Ayun-tal we are exposed to unexposed. In the next few days to begin the assault these neighborhoods from the North.
In the background of a slow but inevitable reduction of the territory controlled by the militants in Aleppo is the expected return to Vienna-Geneva negotiation format. So as a situational deal between the US and Russia on Syria eventually led to progress, the situation decided to roll back to January 2016, when the talks on Syria in addition to the United States and Russia will participate and other stakeholders – Turkey, Iran and Saudi Arabia. The first meeting at the level of the foreign Ministry have to pass this week. A lot of it is not to be expected, since everything depends on the long-standing problems associated with the fact that the United States cannot and do not want to divide terrorists into good and bad, because what they actually are indirect allies of “al-Qaeda” and “al-Nusra” in the Syrian war. In light of the military successes of the SAA in 2016, Russia and Iran will be less inclined to make concessions to opponents of Assad than it was in December 2015 and January 2016, when the position of the fighters was much better than now.