News Roundup 5/25/17

  • A grand jury finds that a police officer who killed a man after a high-speed car chase had committed no wrongdoing. [Link] Police Fyle
  • The UK has positioned 1,000 heavily armed soldier around high profile sites. [Link] UK Fyle 
  • The UN reports that 400,000 children in the Democratic Republic of Congo are facing severe malnutrition. [Link] Africa Fyle
  • The US carried out 460 airstrikes in Afghanistan in April. This seven times more than the amount in April 2016. This is the highest number of airstrikes in a single month since August 2012. [Link] Afghanistan Fyle
  • Russia and US agree to improve communications to avoid conflict in Syria. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • At least 16 civilians were killed in a US-led coalition airstrike in Syria. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • Yemeni civilians give their account of an April 23rd airstrike that the US claims killed seven members of al-Qaeda Arabian Peninsula. The Yemeni civilians claim that the strike killed civilians and not members of AQAP. [Link] US/Saudi War Against Yemen Fyle 
  • Yemeni civilians gave their account of a recent raid by US special forces. The US government reported that the raid resulted in seven dead members of AQAP. Civilians report that the special forces shot a man who went to welcome them to the town. The special forces then shot four other civilians, including a 69-year-old man. The US special forces then engaged with AQAP fighters and killed two. [Link] US/Saudi War Against Yemen Fyle
  • 100 ISIS fighters stormed a town in the Southern Philippines and killed 13 soldiers. The ISIS fighters were also able to take several hostages. [Link]
  • UNICEF reports that 24 million children in the Middle East and North Africa are threatened by conflict. [Link]

On Foreign Policy Focus #44, I discuss the terror attack in Manchester. The man who carried out the attack was of Libyan descent. Libya has been turned into Hell since a US-led NATO war destroyed the country. Libya is now a failed state with slavery and warring governments. The US-backed government is committing war crimes and huge numbers of refugees reporting being raped or sexually assaulted. The Manchester Terror Attack was an example of blowback. Politicians like Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama created the situation that led to this terror attack. LISTEN HERE!!

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