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Rady said that Egypt also backs the legitimate government and national army and is against "terrorist" militias. In an interview with state-run TV, Rady said that Egypt is concerned with the recent escalation in the Syrian crisis, following military strikes conducted by the US, UK and France in Syria on ...
Vietnam is reported to be quietly developing a state-supported fishing boat militia to hold off China at sea. The fishing militia is being created at a time when the two sides talk about easing territorial disputes. That is the opinion of experts who follow those disputes. Vietnam watchers say the country is ...

The group's open declaration features a militia logo that is a replication of the rising hand and AK-47 in the official logo of the IRGC and militias under its control. "Statement No. 1 (Al Hasakah-Al Jazirah Region)" started with the following Quranic verse: "So do not obey the disbelievers, and strive ... Syrian militia jihad US forces
The base, which is located in the village of Ayn Issa, was previously used by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). Known as Syria's largest pro-government militia network, the National Defense Forces have repeatedly signaled readiness to continue their struggle against the Syrian ...
The UK-based Observatory described the reported arrests as a "trade" business for the Syrian militias. Civilians and members of ... Media with ties to the Kurdish groups in Rojava reported that the man had been tortured by Syrian militias after he voiced objections to their actions in Afrin. ANF identified ... Kurds

I spent some time in combat 50 years ago in Vietnam, and I endorse the sentiments the letter writer expressed in "Former Marine has some gun-control ideas" (letter, March 28). He advocates for sensible gun control measures. I have been surprised that, when gun-control advocates face opposition ...
Militias are ready to fight for God and country. “I've got thirty fellas who have been training hard on the weekends for the last month or two,” stated Thomas “Gabby” King, Commander of District Andrew. “So far we have only caught one squirrelly looking Jew acting suspiciously around Doug MacDonald's ...
Over the last several years, I have met with commanders and fighters from Iraq's Popular Mobilization Forces (al-hashd al-sha'abi, or PMF), an umbrella organization of some 50 paramilitary groups, to hear about their perspectives on the situation in Iraq. Last month, I re-visited a leader whom I hadn't seen ...
It's just over four years since the climax of the so-called Maidan revolution in Ukraine. Months of street protests ended with a violent crackdown by the security forces, which lead to the then president, pro-Russian Viktor Yanukovych, fleeing the country into exile. In the elections that followed, Ukrainian far ...
Envoys from the African Union (AU) have finished a round of meetings with militia groups in the troubled Central African Republic (CAR), the panel said on Monday. The AU's goal is to host a round table gathering armed groups and the government under an "African peace initiative" for the CAR adopted ...
The PMF have become much more than a group of militias, now seeking to establish a legitimate institutional presence and play a role in politics and the economy, against the ... Following Iraq's 2006-2008 civil war, Maliki dealt with a similar militia-related problem and faced two options: integrate or attack.
No to 'Occupation Forces': WATCH Militia in Raqqa Allegedly Shell US Base. © AP Photo/ Gabriel Chaim. Middle East. 21:00 02.04.2018 (updated 21:03 ... by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the US coalition-appointed authorities. They took their protest to the streets on March 27 and organized a resistance militia.
On a drive to the Iraq-Syria border during her last trip, Rubin found that competing military and militia groups had set up checkpoints everywhere, ... Driving from east to west, the groups governing the roads morphed from the Peshmerga into the Iraqi Army into a variety of Shiite-connected militias and finally ...
The gang that kidnapped the children was ostensibly found in Surman on March 15. That day, a militia acted on orders from the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) to go after the kidnappers. A shootout ensued, killing four of the five gang members and sending the lone survivor into a coma.
(AP) - Two leaders of a Southern nationalist organization that participated in the deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, have agreed to a court order barring the group from engaging in militia-like activity in the city. The Daily Progress reported Wednesday that the consent decree signed by ...
The head of Tripoli Municipality Council, Abdulrauf Beitelmal, was kidnapped from his home in the Khalat Al-Furjan area, in the south of Tripoli, by unknown militias just after Midnight today. His whereabouts are still unknown. However, some sources are suggesting that he was ”arrested” by nominally ...

A militia member who tipped off law enforcement to an alleged plan by three men to bomb Somali immigrants in Kansas is expected to testify at their trial. Jurors will hear the testimony of Dan Day on Thursday. The paid informant wore a wire for the FBI, capturing months of profanity-laced recordings that are ...
The transformation of wartime militias into prominent political actors is exemplified by the evolution of Shiite militias in Iraq into versions of Lebanon's Hezbollah. The Asaib Ahl al-Haq militia, which gained notoriety for sectarian atrocities and attacks on Western and Iraqi personnel, was established by Iran ...
“If any militias enter this square,” drawing a map on a piece of paper detailing the area, “they will die.” As the war against ISIS in Syria appears to wind down, the outpost at al-Tanf has been a growing source of confusion about US intentions in Syria, where the Pentagon has deployed about 2,000 military ...
Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens has a point: The Second Amendment is archaic. It guarantees the right of states to sponsor militias. The thing about "arms" is in that context. We have gun rights. But the Second Amendment wasn't written with the current concept of gun rights in mind.
Dave Stringer's (R-Prescott) militia legislation passed through the Senate Committee of the Whole without a single shot being fired. HCR 2002 would (if signed by the governor and passed by the voters) change the State Constitution regarding a state militia by changing the age range of those who could ...
Day recounted one recruitment meeting in the living room of a militia member's house in Lakin, Kansas, during which the homeowner, Trish Burch, adamantly refused to join them, arguing that militias are only for defensive actions. Prosecutors played a recording for jurors in which Stein could be heard ...
Afrin civilians claim targeted by Turkey-backed militias when returning. By Karwan Faidhi Dri 5 minutes ago. People displaced from Afrin sort through clothing donations in Tal Rifaat this week. Photo: George Ourfalian/AFP. ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Afrin civilians say it is not safe to return home and those who try become ...
MOGADISHU, March 30 (Xinhua) -- The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said on Friday that it has started the biometric registration of the Darwish militia in Jubbaland state, preceding their integration into the regional State's security forces. Martin Abili, the AMISOM Police Coordinator in ...
CHARLOTTESVILLE — Two leaders of a pro-Confederate organization that participated in the deadly Unite the Right rally last August have agreed to the terms of a court order that bars their group from engaging in militia-like activity in Charlottesville. According to the consent decree signed by Judge ...
A group defined by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a white supremacist organization has agreed to never return to Charlottesville, but with certain stipulations. The League of the South reached an agreement with the city as a result of a lawsuit it faces stemming from the Unite the Right Rally on August ...
Dozens of militia members were killed, injured and captured during the liberation battle, in which army also recaptured a great deal of weapons and ... The liberation of the camp also enabled the army forces to cut off militias' supply lines that were coming from “Dohrah” region and “Wadi al-Qaeef”, situated ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Kurdish forces in Afrin claimed a deadly attack against Ankara-backed militias Sunday morning in their resistance against ... spokesperson for the YPG in Afrin, said their forces conducted a special operation against Free Syrian Army (FSA) militia in an industrial area of Afrin, ...
DUBAI: Yemeni National Army forces clashed with Iran-backed Houthi militia forces north of the Sarawah district west of Marib, Saudi state-news channel Al-Ekhbariya ... In eastern Sanaa, Arab coalition forces carried out raids on a weapons cache and combat vehicles belonging to the Houthi militia.
WICHITA (AP) — Three militia members plotted for months to blow up an apartment complex housing Somali immigrants in western Kansas, saying that they wanted to "exterminate cockroaches," a federal prosecutor said Thursday at the start of their trial. Gavin Wright, Patrick Stein and Curtis Allen are ...
In December, Saleh was murdered by the Houthis after he announced that he was severing ties with them and called for opening a new chapter of relations with the Arab-led Coalition. The militias have held his body, fearing a big turnout at his funeral that could turn into another uprising against their rule.
(WICHITA, Kan.) — The plot to bomb an apartment complex housing Somali immigrants in western Kansas was just the beginning of a plan by three militia members to “exterminate cockroaches,” a prosecutor told jurors Thursday. “Defendants wanted to send the message Muslims are not welcomed here ...
FILE - This Oct. 14, 2016 photo provided by the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office in Wichita, Kan., shows Curtis Allen. Allen is one of three members of a militia group are standing trial on charges alleging they were plotting to bomb a mosque and a southwestern Kansas apartment complex IN 2016 where ...
Far-right militia groups in the U.S. had new targets: Muslims. They were watching and plotting attacks against mosques. One group in Mississippi had discussed kidnapping and beheading a Muslim, then posting a video of the murder online. The increasing Islamophobia of these domestic extremists, the ...
If we want to solve the problem of gun violence, we have to accept the fact that only a tiny fraction of America's firearms is ever present at the scene of a crime. Most gun crimes don't even involve gun shot victims (burglaries, robberies, the illegal discharge of a firearm are a few examples). It's easy for all of ...
My forefathers were in the militia before we were a country. The militia existed at least 200 years before the Lexington-Concord battles in 1775. There was no Army at that time, but a prominent militiaman, George Washington, became commander of the Continental Army. James Madison and Alexander ...
Hemin Kazim, a Kurdish youth from the disputed town of Khurmatu, was detained and kidnapped by a Hashd al-Shaabi militia group at a Daquq security checkpoint, ... On Oct. 16, Iraqi forces and Iranian-backed Shia Hashd al-Shaabi militias attacked and took over the province of Kirkuk and other disputed territories in ...
"We need you to come and stand with us" states one of the speakers on video, encouraging militia members and other anti-government extremists that believe there is a conspiracy underway to take guns from Americans and enslave them-part of the so-called "Follow the White Rabbit" conspiracy theory.
All four men were members of a militia group, the White Rabbits 3 Percent Illinois Patriot Freedom Fighters, that met regularly in a small brick building owned by Hari. In the days before his arrest, he posted a video plea for other militia groups to come to his aid.
Local observers told Asharq Al-Awsat that “armed militias” are responsible for the kidnaps in most cases. ... “There are many factors behind the widespread phenomenon of forced disappearances in the country, mainly militias anchored and spread in most Libyan cities, their practicing of extortion, theft and ...
The leaders of Harakat Hezbollah Al Nujaba - The "Movement of the Noble Ones" - Iraqi Hezbollah and Asaib Ahl Al Haq - the "League of the Righteous"- are calling ever more openly for the dissolution of the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service (ICTS), or that it be folded into their own forces. The ICTS, which ...
In his latest effort, Armed in America: A History of Gun Rights from Colonial Militias to Concealed Carry, Charles asserts historical record does not support the individual right to bear arms as we know it today. Rather, the founders believed in arming the populace for the sole purpose of a well-trained militia ...
CLARENCE — Before Michael B. Hari's arrest Tuesday on federal charges in connection with a bombing in Minnesota and an attempted bombing in Champaign, his anti-government militia group planned to hold a protest on Saturday in Hari's hometown of Clarence, opposing “the FBI and local law ...
CLARENCE — Before Michael B. Hari's arrest Tuesday on federal charges in connection with a bombing in Minnesota and an attempted bombing in Champaign, his anti-government militia group planned to hold a protest on Saturday in Hari's hometown of Clarence, opposing “the FBI and local law ...
First, the Second Amendment is defined in current federal code (Title 10; Section 311) with the militia divided into two separate but, more importantly, equal groups. The organized being the military, and the unorganized essentially being the rest of the citizenry. To ban so-called assault weapons would be in ...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Police in Brazil say they have arrested nine people suspected of belonging to a paramilitary militia group in one of Rio de Janeiro's most violent districts. Four of the suspects are police officers. Inspector Alexandre Herdy says the nine were taken into custody on Wednesday ...
BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:55 A.M.) – On Monday, Islamic State-linked fighters from the terrorist group's defunct Jund al-Aqsa franchise formed a new armed group called Ansar al-Tahweed. Within one day of its existence, the 'new' rebel militia has already undertaken what can technically be called its first ...
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The U.S.-backed Syrian militia alliance that wrested control of Manbij from Islamic State in 2016 said it was unaware of any U.S.-Turkish deal over the town after Turkey's foreign minister was quoted as saying that Ankara and Washington would oversee the withdrawal of Kurdish YPG ...
Chechen Islamist militants have long composed one of the most significant non-Arab Islamist volunteer militias in the Syrian conflict. In December 2016, following the official scaling back of Russian military intervention, another set of Chechens was deployed to the conflict: the pro-Kremlin Kadyrovtsy who ...


 

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