According to Turkey's Defense Minister Ismet Yilmaz, a helicopter went seven miles into Turkish territory, for a period of five minutes, before the two jets fired two missiles into it.
French arrested in unsuccessful Assad assassination attempt ~ link ~
Two French nationals along with Syrian Kurds were arrested in a bizarre attempt on the life if Bashar al Assad, President of Syria. The French government has already contacted Damascus through direct channels asking for the return of those arrested. They French indicate they are willing to enter into negotiations for the return of the captive accused assassins.
The alleged conspirators are said to have been working with a Kurdish terror cell that had penetrated the household staff of Assad. The Kurds had planted explosives inside detergent containers at the presidential palace south of Damascus. The attack was not successful.
US troops inside of Syria kill ISIS "moneyman" ~ link ~ Also see link ~ I don't trust this latest US Government line of crap! The key is "US troops inside of Syria" ... this is the "camel's nose under the tent" ... the rest is likely BS. Stirling
Dodging Turkish army units inside Syria and their advanced air defense systems, a US Special Forces unit killed an ISIS “oil minister” while an identical Syria operation took out another “oil minister,” both Saudi nationals. Turkish air defenses downed a Syrian surveillance drone but no US planes or helicopters were hit. Turkey has publicly claim the drone was an attack aircraft flying over Turkey.
Simultaneously, Syrian forces killed 40 ISIS terrorists including ISIS oil minister Abu al Taym al Saudi in what is clearly a much more successful and meaningful raid. ISIS air defenses shot down a Syrian drone during that raid. The Turkish government claimed credit for downing the drone, claiming it was an attack aircraft. Turkey has placed the downing of the Syrian drone 400 miles north of where the action actually occurred in order to attempt to hide their incursion deep into Syria. Turkish air defense systems have been operating with ISIS and Al Nusra terrorists inside Syria since the beginning of May according to Veterans Today sources on the ground inside Syria.
Over the past two weeks, Turkey has set up a “buffer zone” inside Syria, deploying air defense systems to protect key ISIS and Al Nusra command and control facilities. The Turkish army missile units were delivered by Turkish Air Force c 130 aircraft that landded in Raggah and Mayadin during the first week of May. Air operations against ISIS have been at a virtual standstill after the Turkish incursion and the withdrawal of Saudi Arabia from the US led coalition. Both the US and Saudi Arabia have yet to announce this move by the new Saudi king, openly hostile to President Obama.
Iran: No Saudi permission is needed for Yemen aid delivery ~ link ~ This could be the spark that "starts the big one", or not, only time will tell. Stirling
A senior Iranian diplomat says Saudi Arabia is in no position to make decisions regarding the delivery of humanitarian aid to Yemen which has been targeted by Riyadh's military aggression.
“Saudi Arabia cannot decide for the UN and the countries helping Yemen,” Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, Iran's deputy foreign minister for Arab and African affairs, said on Saturday. He added that the Saudi regime’s blocking of aid delivery to Yemen has denied 20 provinces humanitarian aid.
US Congress accepts vast amounts of Zionist money and commits treason against America ~ link ~
It is amazing how we have a whole school of thought of these people who, with complete ignorance and in defiance of the facts of history, insist that Israel was a land without people for a people without land as if there have never been any people living in Palestine when of course the truth is that they have always been there.
So the Congress is just stuck in a state of denial and they are funded… they get half of their campaign contributions - which are basically bribes - from pro-Israel people. The Israel lobby is the richest and most heavily funded lobby in America; so, it is not surprising that they are taking their marching orders from Netanyahu and his Likudniks. Of course, this is treason against the United States of America, it has been representing a foreign government like this but nobody in Congress seems to care.
Syrian Army and Hezbollah forces advance further in key Qalamoun border area ~ link ~
The Hezbollah-affiliated Lebanese television station, al-Manar TV, reported Saturday that Hezbollah fighters, backed by Syrian forces, have liberated two new hills north and south of Tallit Moussa, a strategic hilltop that was liberated on Wednesday.
“Syrian army and the resistance [forces] took control of the northern and southern hills near Tallit Moussa hilltop and engaged in fierce clashes [with militants] on Salajah Qamou hilltop known as Jabal Salajah south of Jord Flita in Qalamoun,” al-Manar said in a short statement.
A later report by the Arabic TV said Hezbollah fighters have also attacked a gathering of Nusra Front militants in Jord Flita, killing scores of them, including a major commander of the terrorist group, who was identified as Abu Alaya. Earlier in the day, Hezbollah forces also managed to detonate a car bomb laden with “more than 500 kg of highly explosive material” in Fatleh crossing, an area located in Jabal al-Barouh region which was entirely recaptured on Friday.
The Saturday advancement gives Hezbollah an almost 90-percent of control of Qalamoun, an area straddling the Lebanese-Syrian border. Before the most recent Syria-Hezbollah joint operations since nearly two weeks ago, Nusra Front militants had been using Qalamoun mountainous region for transferring weapons and reinforcements from Lebanon into Syria, where they have been engaged in terrorism operations against the government.
Sec. of State Kerry: US concerned by China's South China Sea actions ~ link ~