War in the Caucasus: Turkey-Azerbaijan-Israel, Turkey-Azerbaijan-Georgia, Turkey-Azerbaijan-Pakistan axes


Daily Sabah
May 6, 2021

Ways of reviving the Turkey-Azerbaijan-Israel triangle
Cavid Veliyev


Turkey and Israel made important contributions to “Operation Iron Fist.” Turkey’s unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) Bayraktar TB2 and Israel’s drones Harop contributed to the breaking of the defense line of the Armenian army, which occupied Azerbaijan’s territories, and to the Azerbaijani army’s successful liberation operation. Azerbaijan effectively used a combination of both countries’ modern technologies. Israel did not heed the objections of Armenia against selling weapons to Azerbaijan and, after a short time, Armenia recalled its ambassador, which it appointed with the hope of increasing support for Yerevan. On the other hand, Azerbaijani Jews living in Israel carried flags of Turkey, Azerbaijan and Israel together while celebrating the outcome of the Second Karabakh War.

Turkish and Israeli companies are working together to rebuild areas liberated from the Armenian occupation in Azerbaijan. Intergovernmental economic commissions’ meetings…

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A little more than an hour ago [at the time of writing, May 6th 2021], the Ukrainian armed forces shelled the village of Mine No. 7 in the Petrovsky district of Donetsk.

This was reported to our channel by the volunteer Andrey Lysenko, who was delivering food packages around the village and came under fire.

“They were hitting the residential sector on Safonov Street with bursts of BMP fire. Shells exploded in the air above my head. At this time, children were coming back from school. The locals hid them in their yard. The shelling damaged the fence of this yard and the ‘Zhiguli’ car next to it – a shell broke through its windshield on the way out. If the children had not been hidden, a tragedy could have happened. Thank you people whom I don’t know. You have done a real heroic deed.”

He added that while the shells were exploding in the air, parents were running along the street looking for their children.

“When the children had not yet all come from school, and small children from kindergartens, the beasts from the UAF opened fire on peaceful homes. Friends, this is heavy stuff, when I was filming my hands were shaking, you can’t show everything in the video. Mothers are calling for children, the children are hiding in the bushes. In the background, there are shouts everywhere, everybody is calling for children. And nearby there is a kindergarten, and there are kids  in it. UAF beasts, what the hell are you doing?”

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Daily Situation on the Front Line: Ukraine ~ 5 May 2021

Donetsk People’s Republic

The armed formations of Ukraine fired at the territory of the DPR twice a day, the fire was fired in the Donetsk direction. This was announced today by the representation of the Republic in the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of the Ceasefire (JCCC).

“The outskirts of the village of Staromikhaylovka on the western outskirts of Donetsk were under fire from the Ukrainian military. The enemy used artillery guns with a caliber of 122 mm and grenade launchers (RPG and SPG).

Attempts to use the coordination mechanism for promptly establishing silence on all the facts of violations of the ceasefire regime were ignored by the Ukrainian side in the JCCC, ”it was reported.

In violation of the third point of additional measures, the deployment of six units of weapons and military equipment of the VFU near residential buildings and municipal facilities in the territory controlled by Ukraine was revealed.


This morning, Ukrainian troops fired at the village of Zaichenko in the Novoazovsky district in the south of the DPR. This was reported in the representative office of the Republic in the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of the Ceasefire (JCCC).

“At 08:05, 2 LNG grenades, 3 RPG grenades were fired from the VFU in the direction of the Zaichenko village,” it was reported.

The JCCC added that the fire was fired from the territory of the Kiev-controlled settlement of Hnutovo.

Luhansk People’s Republic

The armed formations of Ukraine violated the ceasefire in the LPR’s zone of responsibility four times a day. This was reported by the representative office of the Republic in the JCCC.

“The areas of the villages Smeloe, Logvinovo and Kalinovka and the urban-type settlement Donetsk were subjected to shelling. The fire was conducted from 120-mm mortars, heavy anti-tank SPG-9 grenade launchers and small arms. As a result of shelling in the area of ​​Bold, a soldier of the People’s Militia was wounded, ”the message says.


Servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine placed an infantry fighting vehicle BMP-2 on a personal plot in the urban-type settlement Novotoshkovskoye. This was reported by the press service of the People’s Police Department of the LPR.

“In the area of ​​responsibility of the 14th brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, on a personal plot in the village of Novotoshkovskoye, militants disguised an BMP-2,” the message says.


In the Donbass, in the area of ​​the Joint Forces Operation, six violations of the ceasefire were recorded over the past day, May 4. This is stated in the morning report of the OOS headquarters.

“At Vodyanoy, the enemy fired from 120-caliber mortars prohibited by the Minsk agreements. Twice he opened fire at Krasnohorovka from 120-caliber mortars and from heavy-duty anti-tank grenade launchers. Not far from Avdiivka, enemy units fired towards the positions of our defenders from large-caliber machine guns, and near the village of Luganskoye also from grenade launchers of various systems. Also, near the settlements of Novoluganskoye, Zaitsevo, Shumovo, Yuzhnoye, Krymskoye, Toretskoye and Novgorodskoye, an enemy UAV of the Orlan-10 type was seen flying over the demarcation line. The drone was suppressed in a timely manner by means of electronic warfare, ”the headquarters said in a statement.

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Details of the tragedy in Gorlovka

The number of civilian casualties as a result of the explosion by mines left by the Ukrainian security forces continues to grow. Kiev punishers mine roads, fields, forest plantations without warning signs and not only to fight the enemy’s military personnel, but also to harm the civilian population.

On the first day of May in the village of the Gagarin mine on the outskirts of Gorlovka, a married couple (a sixty-seven-year-old man and a sixty-five-year-old woman) were blown up by a Ukrainian mine. When the explosion occurred, they were grazing livestock near their summer cottage.

The husband was the first to blow up. His wife rushed to help him and also stepped on a mine. A man’s foot was torn off, a woman’s leg.

“Terrorist methods of warfare have been a hallmark of the Armed Forces of Ukraine since 2014. Using devices for remote mining of the area, the Ukrainian occupiers purposefully create a mortal danger to the lives of civilians, ”Oleg Nikitin, a spokesman for the DPR People’s Militia Department, commented on the tragedy. 

Representatives of the city authorities and the People’s Militia of the DPR appeal to the residents of the Republic to strictly adhere to the requirements of mine safety when moving on the outskirts of settlements near the line of contact.

https://anna-news.info/podrobnosti-tragedii-v-gorlovke/ (Russian)

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Afghanistan: 9 civilians martyred, 6 hurt in enemy aggression

KAPISA, May 1 – The savage enemy forces martyred an eight-year old child in a cold blood and wounded another one in a nighttime aggression in Tagab district of Kapisa province.

In another brutal episode, a civilian driving a vehicle and a child in the vehicle were brutally martyred when the enemy aircraft targeted the vehicle, while a driver was wounded when the enemy opened fire on his vehicle.

In a similar episode, a woman was martyred and several houses of the civilians were damaged when the residential area came under the enemy airstrikes in Jalriz district of Wardak province.

Sadly, a small girl was brutally martyred and 3 of her little sisters and her mother were wounded when one of the mortar rounds fired by the enemy slammed into the house of Fida Mohammad, a civilian in Khogyani district of Ghazni province.

In another sad event, a little girl was martyred when the enemy pounded the residential area with mortar rounds in Munawara district of Kunar province, while a 12-year old girl was martyred when the enemy opened indiscriminate fire from their post in Namak Abad district of Takhar province.

Furthermore, a woman was martyred another one was wounded in the enemy weapons attack in which 2 houses were destroyed in Manjigak district of Jowzjan province, while a woman was martyred and 1 man was serious injured when the enemy opened fire on a private vehicle in Dowlat Shah district of Laghman province

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PMU Chief: US Troops Targeting Iraqi Forces Instead of Backing Them

Iraq: The chairman of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) or Hashd al-Sha’abi has denounced the destabilizing role of American troops in the Arab country, saying they are targeting Iraqi forces instead of supporting them.

Speaking on Tuesday, Falih al-Fayyadh urged the Iraqi government to call for an end to the US military mission as it had previously requested their presence, al-Ahed news website reported.

“The Americans are not a pro-Iraqi, but rather a dominant and occupying force,” he said. “The American forces currently present at their bases are combat personnel and their job seems to be inciting groups opposed to their presence in Iraq. Their presence in Iraq is a source of instability.”

“US troops are not fulfilling their duties to provide Iraqi forces with monitoring and intelligence support or equip them with weapons [but] are targeting Iraqi forces, including Hashd al-Sha’abi, especially the commanders of the Nasr” resistance group, he added.

In early 2003, the US invaded Iraq under the later debunked pretext that the regime of Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction.

It withdrew soldiers from Iraq between 2007 and 2011, but redeployed them in 2014 along with other partners to allegedly counter the threat from the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group.

Since then, Washington has been fabricating scenarios to prolong its presence in the country and causing insecurity there, dragging its feet on the withdrawal of all foreign forces under its leadership as part a law adopted by the Iraqi parliament.

On January 3, 2020, the US assassinated Iran’s legendary anti-terror commander Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani and his Iraqi trenchmate Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy head of the PMU, in a drone strike authorized by former president Donald Trump near Baghdad International Airport.

Two days later, the Iraqi parliament unanimously approved a bill, demanding the withdrawal of all foreign military forces led by the United States from the country.

In recent months, Baghdad and Washington have held several rounds of strategic talks on the pullout of foreign forces from Iraq.

Iraqi Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed al-Sahaf announced last month that the presence of US troops will be limited to “advisory and training missions,” and that foreign force will be stationed outside Iraq according to a certain timetable.”

However, US Central Command General Kenneth McKenzie said he had not been given any directive to withdraw, noting, “The government of Iraq wants us to stay.”


Baghdad Summons Turkish Envoy over Ankara’s Ongoing Violations in Northern Iraq

Iraqi Foreign Ministry has summoned Turkish chargé d’affairs in Baghdad to submit a letter of protest over Ankara’s ongoing violations in the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region, including the presence of the Turkish defense minister in the area without prior coordination.

“The Iraqi government expresses its strong dissatisfaction and condemnation regarding the presence of Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar in Iraqi territories without coordination or prior approval by competent authorities, and his meeting with Turkish forces who are illegally present in the region,” Iraqi Deputy Foreign Minister Nizar al-Khairallah said in a statement on Monday, the official Iraqi News Agency (INA) reported.

The ministry also denounced Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu’s statements about establishing a permanent Turkish military base in northern Iraq.

“The Iraqi government categorically rejects the ongoing violation of Iraq’s sovereignty by Turkish forces,” the statement noted.


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Traitor to the Iranian People’s Revolution ~ Zarif

Imam Sayyed Khamenei Rebukes Foreign Minister over Leaked Remarks on Foreign Policy

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Seyyed Ali Khamenei rebukes Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif for the latter’s “wrongful” remarks about Iran’s foreign policy, the Quds Force of the country’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) and the force’s martyred commander Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani.

Sayyed Khamenei made the remarks in a live televised speech on Sunday in reference to a leaked audio file featuring allegations by Zarif about some occasions in which the country’s foreign policy had been “sacrificed” in favor of the force’s activities.

Sayyed voiced regret and surprise at the comments, calling the IRGC’s Quds Force “the biggest effective factor that prevents [enactment of] a passive diplomacy in the West Asia region.”

Therefore, “one should not talk in a way that causes foreigner’s remarks to occur to the mind,” Sayyed Khamenei advised.

The Westerners oppose Iran’s leading an active foreign policy, and rather prefer that the country falls back under the dominion of its former Western-backed tyrannical rule of the Pahlavi regime, the Leader highlighted.

“This force carries out the policy of the Islamic Republic. The Western countries persistently want the foreign policy of Iran to come under their flag. They have been wanting this for years. Iran was under Western domination both in the later years of the Qajar dynasty and under the Pahlavi rule. The [Islamic] Revolution freed Iran of their dominion and now they are trying to restore that dominion,” Sayyed Khamenei said.

It is because of this opposition that the West frowns on any indication of such active foreign policy such as the Islamic Republic’s expanding its ties with China, Russia, and also its neighbors, Sayyed stated.

The Leader said, “I know many cases wherein high-ranking officials of neighboring countries wanted to visit Iran and the Americans opposed it. We cannot step back in the face of their demand. We must act forcefully.”

Still referring to Zarif’s comments, Sayyed Khamenei said some remarks “are repetition of the US [officials’] remarks. Suppose that Americans have been angry with Iran’s [regional] influence for many years. They were angry with Martyr Soleimani for this reason and this is why they martyred him.”

“We must not say something that would bring to mind the idea that we are repeating their remarks, both about the Quds Force and about Martyr Soleimani himself,” the Leader emphasized.

General Solaimeni was martyred along with his companions in a United States’ drone strike against Baghdad early last year.

During his lifetime, General Soleimani won reputation as the region’s most popular and decisive anti-terror commander. He was martyred while paying an official visit to the Iraqi capital.

Foreign Ministry’s remit

“A country’s plans include military, scientific, cultural and diplomatic plans, and their totality makes up a country’s policy. It’s meaningless for one sector to negate the other and this is a major error, which must not be committed by the officials of the Islamic Republic,” the Leader said.

Sayyed Khamenei said nowhere in the world does the foreign ministry set a country’s foreign policy outlines, but there are higher authorities that set the main lines of a country’s foreign policy and the foreign ministry just carries out those policies.

In the Islamic Republic, the foreign policy is determined at the Supreme National Security Council in the presence of the country’s authorities, and the Foreign Ministry should implement it using its own methods, the Leader remarked. He underscored, “We must not talk in a way as if we do not accept the country’s policies and in doing so, make our enemies happy.”

Upcoming presidential elections

Meanwhile, the Leader called for the massive participation of the Iranian people in the forthcoming presidential election, warning against efforts made to dissuade people from participating in high numbers in the polls.

Sayyed Khamenei identified such remarks as the ones that were made by the top diplomat as counterproductive discourse that discouraged a high electoral turnout. Such talk reflected previous statements made by enemies of the Islamic Republic, especially those statements, which were made to undermine the Quds Force and General Soleimani, the Leader said.

“When people take part in elections [in multitudes], no power can harm the country. Therefore, anybody who takes part in the election, makes an effort for [determining] the country’s fate and its future,” Sayyed Khamenei noted.

The Leader also warned against efforts made to discourage people by casting doubts on various aspects of elections, including the governing bodies and especially the Constitutional Council.

Sayyed Khamenei noted that despite some efforts made in a number of past elections to influence the voting process and the poll results, none of those efforts were important enough to affect the final result of the polls.

The Leader added that those who want to run for the election must believe in the basic principles of the Islamic establishment and not cast doubt on them.

Sayyed Khamenei also advised those hoping to run in the election to avoid making promises they cannot keep.

At the beginning of his Sunday speech, the Leader first elaborated on the spiritual status of Imam Ali, the first infallible Shia Imam, whose martyrdom anniversary is just a few days away, noting that the most important characteristics of the Imam included strict justice, courage, wisdom, as well as taking care of the oppressed people who are usually wronged by the society.

Sayyed Khamenei noted that those who proclaim to be true followers of Imam Ali must get as close as possible to his spiritual characteristics, especially his zeal to administer justice.

The Leader noted that Imam Ali was martyred while praying at the mosque, noting that there have been many people in our time, in the Islamic Republic, who also followed suit with their Imam and sought martyrdom.

Sayyed Khamenei mentioned General Soleimani as one of the true followers of Imam Ali, saying that when enemies threatened to kill him, he reacted by saying “they are threatening me with something that I am seeking so ardently.”

The Leader also talked about the National Teachers’ Day, which marks the martyrdom anniversary of Ayatollah Morteza Motahhari, who was martyred by Forqan Group soon after the victory of the Islamic Revolution.

The Leader noted that Motahhari, as one of the main thinkers of the Islamic Revolution, spent his time on studying all schools of thought, and tried to give answers to questions posed by his young audience, both at the university and at the seminary of Qom.

Sayyed Khamenei said the most important task of teachers is to transfer their trove of knowledge to the next generations and also pay attention that they must safeguard the thought and ideas of their young audience.

“Therefore, we can say that teachers are the officers of the country’s progressive forces,” the Leader said.

Sayyed Khamenei noted that teachers are now playing a more prominent role, because there have been few junctures in history when “our young people have been exposed to such relentless cultural invasion.”

The Leader emphasized that teachers, along with workers, enjoy a lofty and important status in the society and the society and people should recognize this, adding that in addition to recognizing their lofty status, efforts must be made to solve the livelihood problems with which teachers are facing, especially under conditions created by the new coronavirus pandemic.

Reflecting on the Workers’ Day, the Leader noted that workers enjoy a lofty status in Islam, which prompted the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) to kiss their hand.

“One of the most important roles in an independent economy is played by workers… because an independent economy depends on domestic production, which in turn depends on workers,” Sayyed Khamenei said.

The Leader noted that the Islamic Republic’s enemies did their best to pit workers against the Islamic establishment, but they never stopped backing the Islamic Republic and played their prominent role in this regard.

The Leader added that one of the most important ways to support the country’s domestic production is to support the labor force.

“We must note that supporting workers is actually supporting the national wealth, because if workers are supported, they promote national wealth, which will make any country proud,” Sayyed Khamenei said.

The Leader noted that special attention should be also paid not only to the livelihood and economic problems of workers but also to their professional training.

“The issue of job security is a form of labor support, meaning that workers should not be concerned that they would lose their job … and they should enjoy job security and know that their employment is guaranteed.”

Provision of housing for workers and establishing equitable relationship between the labor force, employers and government was another point on which the Leader laid special emphasis.

Sayyed Khamenei noted that various administrations should take advantage of all available potentialities to create new jobs, both because of its economic outcomes and social effects, including boosting vibrancy of people in the society.

Sayyed Khamenei also warned against efforts made to shut down Iranian factories, noting that those who shut down a factory for their own personal benefits, are knowingly or knowingly doing an act of treason against the country’s independence and production.

He exhorted executive officials and relevant ministries to take necessary action to deal with those who want to shut down production units and factories on any grounds.

Sayyed Khamenei said the best way to thwart sanctions imposed on Iran by Western countries, especially the United States, is to boost domestic production in true sense of the word, noting that this will first render sanctions inefficient and then will make enemies to remove sanctions.


NATO’s southeastern spearhead: Turkey’s military aggression in Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Caucasus signals proxy conflict with Iran


NATO’s southeastern spearhead: Turkey’s military aggression in Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Caucasus signals proxy conflict with Iran
Rick Rozoff

The past week has witnessed reports of increased Turkish military activity in Iraq and Syria as well as its intruding itself deeper into the war in Yemen. In all three cases Ankara has pitted itself against forces that are or can be seen to be pro-Iranian: Shiite parties in northern Iraq, the government of Syria and the Houthi-led government in Yemen.

Direct tensions between Turkey and Iran have been increasing since last year over the above three nations as well as the Turkish-directed attack on Nagorno-Karabakh by Azerbaijan (Turkey and Azerbaijan identify themselves as “one nation, two states’) and its aftermath.

Each time the North Atlantic Treaty Organization has rushed to Turkey’s defense over the past eighteen years – holding Article Four consultations four times (one time to “protect” it against…

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A letter of wisdom. Sardar to his daughter

Daily Situation on the Front Line: Ukraine ~ 1 May 2021

Donetsk People’s Republic

Ukrainian troops violated the ceasefire five times in a day. This was reported by the DPR representation in the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of the Ceasefire (JCCC).

“During the shelling, they used anti-aircraft guns, 82-mm mortars, grenade launchers (SPG, RPG, AGS) and small arms, including large-caliber weapons. Areas of the villages Zhabunki, Spartak, Staromikhaylovka in the Donetsk direction, as well as the villages of Petrovskoe and Grigororovka in the south of the DPR were under fire.

The Ukrainian side in the JCCC ignores the request for a ceasefire by engaging a coordination mechanism. All our appeals received a constant answer: we do not confirm the shelling, we comply with the RPO, ”the JCCC said.

In violation of the third clause of additional measures, it was revealed that twelve units of weapons and military equipment of the VFU were deployed near residential buildings and municipal facilities in the territory controlled by Ukraine.


This morning, the Armed formations of Ukraine fired mortars at the outskirts of Donetsk and Horlivka. This was reported by the representative office of the DPR in the JCCC.

“The first shelling was recorded at 06:12. The fire was conducted from the Peski settlement, controlled by the Ukrainian troops, in the “Volvo Center” area on the northern outskirts of Donetsk. Fired 14 mines with a caliber of 120 mm and six mines with a caliber of 82 mm.

The second shelling was recorded at 06:35. Ukrainian troops fired from the area of ​​the Novgorodskoye settlement in the direction of the Zheleznaya Balka settlement in the west of Gorlovka. They fired 20 mines with a caliber of 82 mm, ”the office said.

Luhansk People’s Republic

The Ukrainian Armed Forces violated the ceasefire in the LPR’s area of ​​responsibility twice a day. This was reported by the representative office of the Republic in the JCCC.

“The areas of Zolote-5 and the urban-type settlement Donetsk were subjected to shelling. The fire was conducted from the SPG-9 heavy-duty anti-tank grenade launchers and the RPG-7 hand-held anti-tank grenade launchers, ”the JCCC reported.


Kiev security forces use electronic warfare to interfere with the operation of unmanned aerial vehicles of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission in the Zolote region. This was reported by the press service of the People’s Police Department of the LPR.

The Defense Ministry noted that “Ukrainian militants continue to obstruct the work of OSCE observers by jamming control and navigation signals of the mission’s unmanned aerial vehicles.”

“In the area of ​​responsibility of the 92nd brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, in order to jam the control signals of the OSCE SMM UAV near the village of Zolote, we record the operation of the electronic warfare station Bukovel-AD of the mobile group of the 305th separate battalion of electronic warfare,” the message says.


In April 2021, the representative office of the LPR in the JCCC by the armed formations of Ukraine (VFU) recorded 92 shelling of the territory of the Republic, including the use of weapons prohibited by the Minsk agreements.


Over the past day, servicemen of the armies of the LPRP Donbass allegedly violated the ceasefire six times. This was announced on Saturday, May 1, by the press center of the headquarters of the so-called Joint Forces Operation.

“For example, not far from Krasnogorovka, the enemy opened fire from 120 caliber mortars prohibited by the Minsk agreements. In the suburb of Avdiivka, they fired from automatic easel grenade launchers, and in the area of ​​the settlement of Shyrokyne – from heavy anti-tank grenade launchers and small arms. There were no combat losses among the servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine over the past day, ”the headquarters’ morning report says.

The defense department of Ukraine reported that as of 7 am, on May 1, two violations of the ceasefire by the units of the LPNR armies were recorded.

“Not far from the settlement of Novgorodskoe, the enemy opened fire from heavy anti-tank and automatic heavy grenade launchers. In the area of ​​Vodyanoe, using an unmanned aerial vehicle, the enemy dropped VOG-17 at the positions of the Ukrainian military. As a result of the fire, a member of the Joint Forces was injured. He was promptly provided with medical assistance and taken to a hospital. The state of health of the wounded is satisfactory, “the OOS headquarters said.

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Group warns over ‘expansionist’ Turkish plan to build base in Iraq

An Iraqi parliamentary faction has expressed opposition to a plan by Turkey to build a military base in the northern part of the Arab country, calling the move “provocative” and a “violation of Iraqi sovereignty.”

On Friday, a Turkish government official said Ankara had plans to construct a military base on Iraqi soil amid long-time clashes with Kurdish militants in the north.

Turkey’s Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said Ankara would press ahead with its military operations near its border in Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region. 

Emphasizing the strategic significance of the Metina region of Duhok Province in Iraqi Kurdistan, Soylu said, “Just like we did in Syria, we will establish bases and control the area.”

“This region is a route to Qandil and we will control this line,” the minister added, referring to the mountainous area in northern Iraq where militants of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) are based.

On Saturday, Ammar Ta’meh, head of the al-Nahj al-Watani faction, said Turkey’s “expansionist plans” would threaten the relationship between the two countries and “bring harm and loss to everyone,” according to the Arabic-language National Iraqi News Agency (NINA).

He also stressed that the existence of a unified Iraqi national position to help the government in maintaining the sovereignty of the country and ending the influence of foreigners is a necessity for maintaining the security and stability of Iraq.


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3 civilians martyred, 2 injured in fresh waves of violence – Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

KUNDUZ, Apr. 28 – An elderly man was martyred in the U.S-puppet joint  airstrikes in Imam Sahib district of Kunduz province. The body of the old man was burned to the ash in the houses set on fire in the airstrikes.

A day later, a woman was martyred and 2 civilians were injured when the U-S warplanes bombed out the residential area in Imam Sahib district of Kunduz province. A house of the civilian was also destroyed in the bombardment.

In a brutal attack, 1 child was martyred when the enemy shelled the built-up area in Syed Abad district of Wardak province in which a house was flattened.

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Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen due to US-Saudi Siege, not Civil War

As Ukraine simmers, Victoria Nuland is now highest-ranking member of U.S. Foreign Service


As Ukraine simmers, Victoria Nuland is now highest-ranking member of U.S. Foreign Service
Rick Rozoff

On April 29 the U.S. Senate confirmed Victoria Nuland as Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, which has been described as the fourth most important position in the State Department. Though as the first three are filled by political appointees and the other by a career foreign service officer, the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs is the highest-ranking member of the U.S. Foreign Service.

In an appearance before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in April as part of her confirmation process, she reflected on her thirty-two years in the Foreign Service working for five presidents of both parties and nine secretaries of state. She retailed some of her “historic moments” in that career, among them “working on tough arms control problems and conflicts from Rwanda to Haiti to Bosnia and Kosovo.” But…

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Daily Situation on the Front Line: Ukraine ~ 30 April 2021

Units of the Ukrainian army in the past day seven times opened fire in the direction of the territory of the DPR. This was announced today by the representation of the Republic in the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of the Ceasefire (JCCC).

“The blows hit the outskirts of the village of Yakovlevka near Yasinovataya, the northern suburb of the capital – the village of Veseloe, the western outskirts of Donetsk – the settlement of the Trudovskaya mine; the settlement of mine 6/7 in Gorlovka, as well as the vicinity of the villages of Naberezhnoye and Leninskoye, located in the south of the DPR. The enemy used artillery with a caliber of 122 mm, mortars with a caliber of 120 and 82 mm, grenade launchers (AGS) and small arms. The work of a sniper was also recorded. The Ukrainian side in the JCCC ignored all requests from Donetsk to establish ceasefire. No casualties among civilians and damage to civilian infrastructure were recorded during the reporting period, ”the ministry said.

In violation of the third point of additional measures, the deployment of three units of weapons and military equipment of the VFU near residential buildings and municipal facilities in the territory controlled by Ukraine was revealed.


This morning, the Ukrainian security forces, using heavy weapons, fired at the outskirts of Donetsk. This was announced by a representative of the DPR in the JCCC.

“At 07:30 in the village of Peski, Ukrainian troops opened fire on the village of Zhabunki. Three LNG grenades were fired across the DPR.

At 08:03 the settlement of Staromikhaylovka got into the shelling zone: 12 mines were fired from an 82 mm mortar. The shelling was carried out from the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Krasnogorovka, ”said the JCCC representative.



Armed formations of Ukraine fired at the area of ​​the village of Grigorovka near the contact line in the south of the DPR, the representative of the Republic in the JCCC said.

“The shelling was recorded at 10:30 from the direction of the Ukrainian-controlled settlement of Granitnoye. Four LNG grenades fired. Large-caliber machine guns were also used, ”the ministry said.

The security forces of Ukraine violated the ceasefire in the LPR area of ​​responsibility five times a day. This was reported by the representative office of the Republic in the JCCC.

“The areas of Zolote-5, the villages of Zhelobok, Lozovoe and Nizhnee Lozovoe were bombarded. The fire was conducted from 82-mm mortars, mounted anti-tank grenade launchers SPG-9 and grenade launchers GP-25, ”the JCCC said.


Kiev security forces placed armored vehicles on the territory of a residential area in Shchastya. This was reported by the press service of the People’s Police Department of the LPR.

“The militants of the 80th brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine placed one armored personnel carrier BTR-80 and an armored reconnaissance and patrol vehicle BRDM-2 on the territory of a residential area in Shchastya, and another BTR-80 was found near this settlement,” the message says.

The press center of the headquarters of the so-called Joint Forces Operation stated in the morning report that units of the armies of the Donbass Republics over the past day carried out 13 attacks on the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. One soldier was wounded.

“So, in the area of ​​the settlements of Nevelskoye and Opytnoye, the enemy opened fire from 120-caliber mortars, and near Krasnohorovka – from heavy anti-tank grenade launchers. In the area of ​​Luhansk and Pavlopol, positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were fired at from 82-caliber mortars, grenade launchers of various systems and small arms. And near Svetlodarsk and Vodyanoye, automatic easel and easel anti-tank grenade launchers were used. In the suburb of Prichepilovka, heavy machine guns, grenade launchers of various systems and small arms were fired. Also, shelling was recorded in the area of ​​the villages of Peski, Zolotoe-4, Verkhnetoretskoye, near the village of Shuma, near the village of Novgorodskoye. One member of the Joint Forces was wounded as a result of enemy shelling. He was promptly provided with medical assistance.

Original Source (Russian)


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