Daesh Militants Leave Raqqa, Cross Euphrates – Russian Military
Daesh (banned in numerous countries) militants continue to cross the Euphrates River in Syria from their stronghold of Raqqa despite being encircled by Kurdish and US-led coalition forces, the Russian Defense Ministry said Thursday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The ministry said in a statement the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), together with the US, UK and French special forces, have “virtually blocked” Raqqa from the north.
“At the same time, the SDF stopped its offensive, resulting in ruptures in the IS’ [Daesh] ring of encirclement. Using this, the terrorists cross the Euphrates and seek to transfer their formations in the southern direction of Syria,” it said.
TAP – with the US/UK regular armies poised in Jordan on the Syrian border, the terrorists we created are now moving South to join the presumably coming invasion. The Asian ones seem to be heading for the Philippines, where the main population as yet seems oblivious to what will possibly be coming. The armed forces have a lot to learn facing experienced terrorists who can hold urban areas almost indefinitely, using the civilian populations as shields.
10 Philippine Soldiers Killed in Friendly Fire Airstrike in Marawi
Philippine defense secretary said that ten soldiers died and eight were injured Wednesday in friendly fire by the country’s forces hunting Islamist militants in Marawi.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Ten soldiers died and eight were injured Wednesday in friendly fire by Philippine forces hunting Islamist militants in Marawi, the defense secretary said Thursday.
“A group of our own army men were killed by our own airstrike – 10 killed and 8 wounded,” Delfin Lorenzana told reporters, as quoted by the local ABS-CBN radio.
The minister said the government of the Pacific Ocean archipelago was examining the incident.
The attack appears to be part of the ongoing operation to flush Maute militants, affiliated with the Islamic State terror group (Daesh), out of the city on the southern island of Mindanao.
Fighting broke out in Marawi last month when Islamists stormed the city, prompting Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to declare martial law on the island. More than a hundred, including militants, have died in clashes.
Meanwhile Killary and Chelsea Clinton join the war of words with President Duterte.