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HOUTHI FORCES TARGET A SAUDI VESSEL OFF YEMENI COAST

A screenshot from the video The video shows a moment when Houthi forces targeted a Saudi vessel carrying weapons for troops involved in the Saudi-led coalition oepration in Yemen. The pro-Houthi media outlet Al Masirah TV reported on Wednesday, that the Yemeni Navy targeted the vessel off the coast near the port of Mocha. According to pro-Houthi sources, the vessel was destroyed. However, the video does not allow to confirm this.

Politico Goes Off The Deep End. Identifies U.S. Veterans as Putin’s Fifth Column

Written by Brian Kalman exclusively for SouthFront;Brian Kalman is a management professional in the marine transportation industry. He was an officer in the US Navy for eleven years. He currently resides and works in the Caribbean. Politico Magazine has joined the ranks of the Washington Post and the New York Times on the Anti-Russia bandwagon. Not only did their “investigation” rely exclusively on insider sources linked to the U.S. government and intelligence community, half of which remain anonymous and far from unbiased sources, but went a step further by insinuating that U.S. service members and veterans are unable to discern the truth from lies. Apparently, men and women smart enough to defend the nation cannot be trusted with access to the free market of ideas present in an open society. In an investigative report titled, “How Russia targets the U.S. Military. With hacks, pro-Putin trolls and fake news, the Kremlin is ratcheting up its efforts to turn American servicemembers and…

THE UN JUST ACCUSED THE US OF KILLING 300 CIVILIANS SINCE MARCH

Written by Darius Shahtahmasebi; Originally appeared at TheAntiMedia According to a U.N. Commission of Inquiry tasked with investigating violations of international war crimes and crimes against humanity in Syria, the intensification of airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition has led to a “staggering loss of civilian life,” the Guardian reports. The U.N. war crimes investigators found that since the acceleration of airstrikes in the Syrian city of Raqqa commenced last week, 300 civilians have already died. This statistic arguably makes Bashar al-Assad pale in comparison; Assad’s regime reportedly kills approximately 20-50 people in any given week. “We note in particular that the intensification of air strikes, which have paved the ground for an SDF advance in Raqqa, has resulted not only in staggering loss of civilian life, but has also led to 160,000 civilians fleeing their homes and becoming internally displaced,” Paulo Pinheiro, the chairman of the U.N. Commission of Inquiry told the h…

QATAR TRIES TO OBTAIN WHITE HOUSE SUPPORT, SIGNS $12BN CONTRACT TO BUY F-15 FIGHTER JETS FROM U.S.

Source: bbc.com Qatar is trying to obtain the Trump administration’s support in the ongoing diplomatic crisis with some of its neighbouring states led by Saudi Arabia. According to the Qatari Defense Ministry, Doha has signed a $12-billion contract to buy F-15 fighter jets from the US. The $12-billion deal was announced just days after US President Trump accused Qatar of supporting terrorism. “The aircraft purchase was completed by Qatari Minister of Defence Khalid Al Attiyah and his US counterpart Jim Mattis in Washington DC on Wednesday, according to Qatar News Agency (QNA). Attiyah said the agreement underscores the “longstanding commitment of the state of Qatar in jointly working with our friends and allies in the United States in advancing our military cooperation for closer strategic collaboration in our fight to counter violent extremism and promote peace and stability in our region and beyond”. The deal is “yet another step in advancing our strategic and cooperative defence r…