Pakistan expresses condolence at the martyrdom of Iranian Border Guards

pakistan-expresses-condolence-at-the-martyrdom-of-iranian-border-guardsPublished in: Pakistan

Pakistan has expressed its grief on the martyrdom of several Iranian border guards in an incident in the Iranian territory of Sistan-Baluchistan. Its sincere condolences were also conveyed to the government and people of Iran, specially the bereaved families. This message was given by Syed Tariq Fatemi, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister, to the Iranian Ambassador, who called on him yesterday.

Iranian ministry says Pakistan accountable for deaths of Iranian border guards

iranian-ministry-says-pakistan-accountable-for-deaths-of-iranian-border-guardsPublished in: Pakistan

Iran says Pakistan should stand accountable for letting armed bandits operate on its soil after they killed nine Iranian border guards on the country’s southeastern frontier. 
“The Pakistani government should be held accountable for the presence and operation of these vicious groups on its soil,” Foreign Ministry spokesman, Bahram Qassemi, said in a post on the Telegram messenger channel on Thursday.

UK to join US in attacks against Syria

uk-to-join-us-in-attacks-against-syriaPublished in: Rest of World

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has said the UK will likely join the US in military action against Syria if asked by US President Donald Trump.

Johnson said Thursday it would be "very difficult to say no" if Washington sought London’s help for a military mission against the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad over chemical weapons use.

“If the Americans were once again to be forced by the actions of the Assad regime ... and they ask us to help it would be very difficult to say no,” Johnson said.

The top UK diplomat said the UK government won’t wait for Parliament’s vote on such a move. He added that British Prime Minister Theresa May will decide what course of action London would take.

Parliament will be dissolved next week ahead of Britain's June 8 election, so lawmakers would not be able to vote on a request for military assistance before then.

“How exactly we were able to implement that would be for the government, for the prime minister," he added.

Earlier this month, a suspected chemical attack targeted the town of Khan Shaykhun in Syria’s northwestern Idlib Province, which reportedly killed over 80 people and injured dozens more.

Trump ordered a military attack on a Syrian airbase in Homs province in western Syria just a day after the alleged attack.

Israeli missiles hit near Damascus International Airport: Syria media

israeli-missiles-hit-near-damascus-international-airport-syria-mediaPublished in: Middle East

A huge explosion that rocked the area of Damascus International Airport was caused by Israeli missiles targeting a “military position,” according to Syria’s SANA news agency.

"A military position southwest of Damascus International Airport was targeted at dawn today by an Israeli aggression using several missiles fired from occupied territory, sparking explosions in the area," SANA said Thursday, citing a military source.

Footage emerged of burning fuel or gas at fuel tanks and an ammunition depot in the airport's compound early on Thursday, according to reports.

"The blast was huge and could be heard in Damascus," said Rami Abdulrahman, head of the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Israeli tank fires on southern Gaza Strip

israeli-tank-fires-on-southern-gaza-stripPublished in: Palestine

An Israeli tank has shelled the southern part of the Gaza Strip as the Tel Aviv regime goes ahead with its acts of aggression against the besieged Palestinian coastal sliver.

The Israeli military announced in a statement on Thursday that the tank fire had struck and destroyed a purported military site belonging to the Palestinian resistance movement, Hamas, after shots were allegedly fired from the Gaza Strip at Israeli forces stationed near the border between the occupied territories and the enclave.

There were no initial reports of injury or damage in the incident.

The Tel Aviv regime’s latest assault against the Gaza Strip came more than a month after an Israeli combat drone struck an alleged military site in al-Sudaniyah district, completely destroying the building.

An Israeli F-16 fighter jet fired two missiles into the same area shortly afterward. No reports of casualties were reported though.

Iraqi volunteer forces liberate Hatra city southwest of Mosul

iraqi-volunteer-forces-liberate-hatra-city-southwest-of-mosulPublished in: Iraq

Iraqi fighters from the Popular Mobilization Units have managed to gain complete control of the ancient city of Hatra southwest of Mosul, as they are helping government troops with battles to drive Daesh Takfiri terrorists out of their last urban stronghold in the Arab country.

The media bureau of the pro-government forces, commonly known by the Arabic word Hashd al-Sha’abi, announced in a statement on Thursday that fighters from the 2nd and 11th brigades had liberated Hatra, located 110 kilometers southwest of Mosul, and are purging the western outskirts of the city of the Daesh Takfiris.

The statement added that Hashd al-Sha’abi forces were currently clearing Hatra of hidden explosive devices laid by the terrorists.

Meanwhile, a high-ranking Iraqi military figure says the Daesh extremists were only in control of four neighborhoods in the western part of Mosul.

<div>Seminaries' students to be allowed to join armed forces of Pakistan</div>

seminaries-students-to-be-allowed-to-join-armed-forces-of-pakistanPublished in: Pakistan

The statement of National security Adviser Nasser Janjua has evoked a debate within Pakistani society that if the powers that be are going to Talibanise the Pakistan Army by opening doors to the pupils of the religious seminaries because the majority believe that these pupils would be from Deobandi seminaries who had always facilitated Taliban after encouraging its creation.