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4 KILLED, AT LEAST 20 INJURED AS RESULT OF TERROR ATTACK NEAR UK PARLIAMENT

A woman lies injured after a shottingt incident on Westminster Bridge in London, March 22, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville

4 people were killed and 10 inured as a result of an attack near the UK Parliament which SF had reported earlier today.
A car mowed down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge and charged the gates of parliament;
A kinfe attacker was shot outside the UK parliament after attacking police officers.Summary of the crucial facts:
Police describes the incident as a terrorist attack;
In total, 4 people are dead: a police officer, the attacker and 2 other people;
At least 20 people were injured according to reports. Some of them have “catastrophic” injuries;
A police officer was killed by a kinfe attacker;
The attacker was killed by armed police.

What Would Happen If Washington Gave Up On The Jihad?

By Thierry Meyssan

President Trump's desire to fight Daesh and to put an end to international terrorism is going to be extremely difficult to implement. Indeed, it will cause damage to the states who organised it, and implies a reorientation of international politics. The new President of the United States does not seem ready to give his troops the order to attack until he has found and sealed new alliances.

The opposition against President Donald Trump is so strong that the plan to fight Daesh, which is scheduled to be presented on 22 March during a Coalition summit in Washington, is still not ready. Its political direction is still vague. Only the objective of eradicating jihadism has been agreed upon, but none of the implications of the plan have been resolved.

General Joseph Votel, the head of CentCom, still has not presented the options on the ground. He should do so only at the beginning of April.

On the ground, the plan is restricted to the exchange of information from the U…

SECOND PHASE OF JIHADISTS’ ADVANCEIN EASTERN DAMASUCS LOST MOMENTUM

A screenshot from the video

Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham and its allies have lost momentum in the Qabun industrial area in the eastern Damascus countryside.

Earlier today, the joint militant forces launched the second attempt to seize this important industrial zone from government forces. The Syrian army and the National Defense Forces, backed up by the Syrian Air Force, stopped the militant advance after militants captured the Fabric Factory.

Clashes have been ongoing since morning, but militants have not been able to develop momentum in the area.

Multiple airstrukes and artillery strikes played an important role in preventing further advances of Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham and its allies.

The advance in the Qabun industrial area was launched by Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham, Faylaq al-Rahman and Ahrar al-Sham on Sunday with the goal to link up Qabun with the Eastern Ghouta region controlled by militants. On Tuesday, Jaish al-Islam, which is described as a moderate opposition group and involved in the Astana fo…

CHINA MAY REDUCE 5 OF 18 ARMY GROUPS OF ITS LAND FORCES

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army is going to reduce its several army corps in the frameworks of the ongoing military reform.


PLA troops pictured taking part in a military parade in the centre of Beijing two years ago (Photo: SCMP / Simon Song)

Five army groups (army corps) of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) will be reduced within the framework of the ongoing military reform, the South China Morning Post newspaper reported, citing its own military sources.

Four army groups, in particular the 14th, 20th, 27th and 47th corps are supposed to be disbanded, while the 40th and 16th corps will be combined. Some part of the disbanded army’s units may be transferred to marines of the Chinese Navy and the airborne forces of the PLA Air Force.

On March 13, the same newspaper reported, citing some military sources, that the number of marines of the PLA Navy will be increased manyfold, as well as that two brigades from the ground forces had already been transferred to its composition in …

WE CANNOT STOP CHINA FROM BUILDING IN SOUTH CHINA SEA – PHILIPPINES

The Philippines President believes that his country cannot stop China from building in the South China Sea without risking to start a war with the superpower. Sailors on the guided-missile frigate Yancheng at Ogden Point (Photo: Times Colonist / Darren Stone)

The Philippines can do nothing to stop China from building on Scarborough Shoal, also known as Panatag Shoal, in the South China Sea, the Daily Caller news portal reported, citing Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who believes that any assertive course of action would risk war with the superpower.


“We cannot stop China from doing its thing,” the Philippine President said before his trip to Myanmar. “What do you want me to do? Declare war on China?” he asked. “I can, but we’ll lose all our military and policemen tomorrow, and we will be a destroyed nation.”

In his speech Sunday, Duterte also admitted China’s right to send ships into Philippine waters.


“You have the right to pass through, anybody can. The Americans come through dai…

U.S. CRIES FOUL AS RUSSIA TESTS 9M729 CRUISE MISSILE, BUT WHO VIOLATED THE INF TREATY FIRST?

Written and produced by SF Team: J.Hawk, Brian Kalman, Daniel Deiss, Edwin Watson

One of a multitude of stories in the usual barrage of anti-Russia war hysteria, concerns the reported deployment of a brand-new weapon system whose existence, if confirmed, would represent a transgression against the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. The INF Treaty has been in force since the late 1980s and bans land-based cruise and ballistic missiles with ranges between 500km and 5,500km. Since that time, both the U.S. and Russia have not only eliminated existing stocks of weapons falling into this category, but also refrained from testing or deploying new ones. The recently fielded Iskander brigades, whose launch vehicles can use both cruise and ballistic missiles, is compatible with the INF Treaty in that the range of the missiles it utilizes are 500km or less.

In usual dramatic fashion, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Paul Selva, at a House Armed Services Committee hearing …