Posts Tagged ‘Airstrike’


November 8, 2012 Leave a comment

Super Secret Hypersonic Aircraft Flew Out of Its Skin

Tuesday, 24 April 2012 06:21

‘It turns out that tearing through the atmosphere at 20 times the speed of sound is bad for the skin, even if you’re a super high-tech aircraft developed by the government’s best engineers at its far-out research agency.

DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency, has made public its best guess about what might have caused its unmanned arrowhead-shaped Hypersonic Technology Vehicle (HTV-2) to suddenly lose contact and crash in the Pacific just a few minutes after slicing through the sky at Mach 20 last August: it was going so fast its skin peeled off.’

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UN Slams Airstrike on Yemen Hospital

September 9, 2011 Leave a comment

Friday, 09 September 2011 06:35


‘The United Nations has condemned a deadly airstrike by the Yemeni regime on a hospital in southern Yemen where government forces have stepped up attacks backed by US airstrikes against alleged armed groups.

The UN deplored the latest attack on Al-Razi hospital in Abyan in south Yemen, where at least seven civilians were killed. “The targeting of civilians and the obstruction of humanitarian aid constitute a serious violation of International Humanitarian Law,” the Associated Press quoted a UN statement as saying on Wednesday.’

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Israeli Warplanes Pound East Gaza

Sunday, 10 July 2011 08:27

‘Israeli warplanes have attacked the eastern Gaza Strip in yet another use of excessive force against the Palestinian residents of the besieged territory.

In the incident, which happened in the early hours of Sunday, Israeli F-16 jets flew over Gaza City and fired a missile at the area of Jabal al-Rayes, east of the city, Xinhua reported. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage to property.’

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US-led Strike Kills 13 Civilians

Friday, 08 July 2011 05:46

‘”Unfortunately eight women, four children, and one man were killed in a NATO airstrike on a residential house in Dowamanda district (of Khost) early this morning,” AFP quoted provincial police chief Mohamad Zazai as saying.

In the past 24 hours, foreign forces have killed at least 17 civilians across Afghanistan — many of them women and children.

Following the US-led military attack, a large crowd of Afghans held an angry protest rally against the foreign forces.’

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Israeli Airstrikes Hit Eastern Gaza

Wednesday, 06 July 2011 07:23

‘According to initial reports, Israeli fighter jets targeted a garage used by mechanics in the Shujaiyyah neighborhood in the besieged Gaza Strip late on Tuesday night.

Earlier in the day, Israeli artillery shelling in east of the al-Maghazi refugee camp in Gaza killed two Palestinians and injured another. In April, a series of Israeli airstrikes killed at least 19 Palestinians in the occupied territories.’

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Countdown to Invasion; Libya’s Neighborhoods Prepare for NATO’s Boots

‘NATO’s claims that private apartments and homes, schools, shops, factories, crops, and warehouses storing sacks of flour were legitimate military targets are not believed by anyone here in Libya. To date NATO has failed to provide a scintilla of evidence that the 15 civilians, mainly children and their aunts and mothers, who were torn to pieces by 8 NATO rockets in the Salman neighborhood last week were legitimate military targets.

Tripoli’s 3,200 neighborhoods, independently of the Libyan Armed Forces, are intensively preparing for the possibility that NATO forces or those they are seen as increasingly arming and directing, might invade the cosmopolitan greater Tripoli area during the coming weeks or months.’

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