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US, British ‘Clean House’ to Delete Syria Terror Links

By Finian Cunningham

US President Barack Obama has just given the Pentagon orders to assassinate commanders of the Al Nusra terror network in Syria. American media reports over the weekend say the new urgency arises from US intelligence fears that al Qaeda-affiliated groups are preparing to mount terror attacks against Western targets from strongholds in Syria.

The purported US «kill list» will be acted on through drone strikes and «intelligence assets». The latter refers, presumably, to US special forces that are already operating in northern Syria alongside Turkish military.

Last week, a similar announcement was carried in the British press, which reported that elite British SAS troops had received orders to kill up to 200 jihadi volunteers from Britain who are suspected to be active in Syria (and Iraq). Again, the same rationale was invoked as in the latest American plan. That the assassination program was to pre-empt terror attacks rebounding on Western states.

A British defense offic…

LITHUANIA SHADY SELLS RIFLES SUPPLIED BY US

The Lithuanian Weaponry Fund has sold the M14 semi-automatic rifles, supplied to the Lithuanian Army by the US in 1999, although the sides signed an agreement to ban sale of the weapons. The M14 semi-automatic rifle (Photo: didzgalvis.lt)

The M14 semi-automatic rifles, supplied to the Lithuanian Army by the US in 1999, were sold to individual persons, although the countries signed an agreement to ban sale of the weapons, the Delfi informational website reported on Tuesday.

The agreement between the Lithuanian government and the US, according to which Lithuania committed not to transfer the delivered rifles to third parties, was signed in 2002, three years after the supply.


“The US government provided a support to Lithuania in the form of the preowned M14 semi-automatic rifles, which were sold to third parties in 2014, although Lithuania and the US signed an agreement to ban sale of the weapons,” the article reads.

According to Delfi, the rifles were on free sale, any private person, who h…

RUSSIAN MILITARY RELEASES RARE FOOTAGE OF BASTION COASTAL DEFENCE SYSTEM TARGETING MILITANTS IN SYRIA

The Russian military has released a rare footage of Bastion coastal defence system targeting militants in Syria.

The Bastion system launched cruise missile P-800 (Oniks) on ‘terrorist objects’ at 0:35