November 11, 2019
JCG Muzuki (PS-11) & JCG Nobaru (PS-16) ramming Chinese boat piloted by activists who had placed a Chinese flag on Uotsuri Island
#Japanese #coastguard 15/08/2012 - JCG Muzuki (PS-11) & JCG Nobaru (PS-16) ramming Chinese boat piloted by activists who had placed a Chinese flag on Uotsuri Island.@AuthorJP_Ronald @subvet88 @Jimmyfish2019 @shtatsky_ru @JivTurky @WolfSonar @NavyGeo @MikiAV8BHarrier @DnKornev pic.twitter.com/8KHC0IWcz3— Saturnax (@Saturnax1) November 9, 2019
video : why It's time to kick Turkey out of NATO ?— Botin Kurdistani (@kurdistannews24) November 9, 2019
Watch #Turkish Army & Syrian helpless civilians
☑️ #Turkey use #NATO as Tools to committed crime against Humanity
☑️ Turkey has proven over the years to be politically unstable
☑️ Turkey moves from secular country to Jihadist pic.twitter.com/Mt2OHodrkh
Civilians injured as result of drone strike on the village of #Hishe near #Ain_Issa By the #jihadist factions of #Turkey pic.twitter.com/Lb8Bwal8YL— MOHAMMED HASSAN (@MHJournalist) November 9, 2019
November 10, 2019
Islamic State also released images from its Wilayah West Africa (Burkina Faso and Mali) showing its militants pledging allegiance to new IS emir.
November 9, 2019
November 8, 2019
A search has been ongoing for an airman assigned to the 24th Special Operations Wing who fell out of a C-130 on Nov. 5.
November 7, 2019
To further strengthen its capabilities of hitting enemy targets from submarines, India is planning to test-fire the 3,500 kilometre strike-range K-4 nuclear missile from an underwater platform off the coast of Andhra Pradesh on Friday.
The missile system is being developed by the DRDO for the Arihant class nuclear submarines which are being built by India. These submarines would be the mainstay of India's nuclear triad.
"As per plans, the DRDO will carry out test-firing of the K-4 nuclear missile from an underwater platform off the Vishakhapatnam coast on Friday. During the trial, the DRDO will test the advanced systems in the missile system," government sources said in Bhubaneswar.
K-4 is one of the two underwater missiles that are being developed. The other one is the over 700 kilometre strike range BO-5 missile.
Japan's Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) has launched the second Soryu-class diesel-electric attack submarine (SSK) for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) equipped with lithium-ion batteries.
The 84 m-long boat, which has been named Toryu (with pennant number SS 512), entered the water on 6 November in a ceremony held at KHI's facilities in Kobe.
Toryu is also the 12th and final submarine of the Soryu class and the sixth to be built by KHI, with the other six having been built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI). The boat was laid down in January 2017 and is expected to enter service with the JMSDF in March 2021.
The launch comes after GS Yuasa, a Kyoto-based developer and manufacturer of battery systems, announced in February 2017 that Japan would become the first country in the world to equip SSKs with lithium-ion batteries in place of lead-acid batteries.
At the time the company said the batteries, which store considerably more energy than the lead-acid batteries, would be mounted on the final two Soryu-class boats for the JMSDF: SS 511 ( Oryu ), and SS 512 ( Toryu ).
Crashed AW101 helicopter on the flight deck of Italian destroyer Caio Duilio, 6 November 2019. All 6 on board escaped unhurt, but a reminder of the dangers of naval aviation [800 x 600] from /u/Mattzo12 at #WarshipPorn ➡ https://t.co/WXJ7PeY4qg pic.twitter.com/58DbpvYKJx— WarshipPorn (@WarshipPorn) November 7, 2019
November 6, 2019
Afghanistan deployed more soldiers To kunar province near to the border with Pakistan, Any misadventure by Pakistan Army will be repelled with punitive response & no act of terror will go unpunished INSHALLAH, pic.twitter.com/RdiG5wHstz— Rehan khan (@rehankkhanNDS) November 6, 2019
How Pakistan Army raped Bangladeshi women in 1970
Gut-wrenching. ‘We lay like corpses’: Bangladesh’s 1970s rape camp survivors speak out. Documentary Rising Silence preserves the testimony of some of the 200,000 women abducted during the country’s war of independence. https://t.co/xDOWLeW7Xa— Naila Inayat नायला इनायत (@nailainayat) November 6, 2019
November 5, 2019
Step onboard the USS Ronald Reagan. The supercarrier is worth $4.5 billion and costs $1 million a day to operate
How did #Turkish intelligence not know what was going on within shouting distance of their border? How did a #NATO ally, as sophisticated as #Turkey not know he was there?https://t.co/JLXrsyKRBk— The Jerusalem Post (@Jerusalem_Post) November 3, 2019
When US special forces disembarked from eight helicopters to raid a compound where ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was holed up, they had good intelligence from various sources in Iraq and Syria that confirmed the terror leader’s location. They were also just a few kilometers from the Turkish border. They were so close that their flight path took them into Turkish airspace and they had to tell Turkey and Russia about their request to raid the area. They didn’t tell them all the details of the operation.
How did Turkish intelligence not know what was going on within shouting distance of its border? How did a NATO ally as sophisticated as Turkey – with UAVs, signals intelligence and observation posts throughout Idlib where Baghdadi was living – not know he was there? Turkish media, which is almost all pro-government and often rabidly nationalist, has claimed that Baghdadi was only able to get to Idlib by crossing areas held by the Syrian Democratic Forces.
But Turkish intelligence monitors the YPG’s presence because Turkey claims that it is linked to the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and Ankara demanded to take over part of eastern Syria to remove the YPG from the border. Turkey says this is a serious security concern.
Turkey says it is also fighting ISIS, invading Afrin, another Kurdish area, in January 2018, also under the pretense of “security concerns.” Yet, its intelligence agencies could not find Baghdadi, even though Turkey asserts that he had “YPG-Daesh ties.” Turkey claims that its intelligence “played a key role in the death of Daesh terrorist leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi,” because it detained and extradited a local aid to Iraq. Turkey claims it found him in Sakarya province on February 8, 2018. It says that he “entered Turkey through a PKK-linked controlled area.” But wait: He entered Turkey – so shouldn’t Turkey have stopped him when he entered? If his passage through a PKK-controlled area is evidence of PKK not being vigilant, then his ability to enter a NATO country would also reveal the same evidence of an intelligence failure.
Eventually, Turkey did find him and interrogate him, The Daily Sabah says. He was extradited quickly, on February 14, after only six days in Turkish hands. Turkey doesn’t say its interrogation led to actionable intelligence. Instead, it insists that his subsequent interrogation at the hands of the Iraqis and the CIA “enabled a series of operations targeting the terrorist group.” But why didn’t Turkish intelligence obtain the same important information?
ACCORDING TO Martin Chulov in an October 27 piece in The Guardian, the break in the Baghdadi case was helped along by a Syrian man, “who had been used to smuggle the wives of two of Baghdadi’s brothers, Ahmad and Jumah, to Idlib province via Turkey.” They had also brought Baghdadi’s children from Iraq. Turkish intelligence didn’t notice the smuggling of Baghdadi’s relatives apparently.
But the Iraqi intelligence officers did co-opt this man and a woman who was his wife, “as well as one of Baghdadi’s nephews.” It was a “break like no other,” Chulov writes, and the Iraqis gave this gold to the CIA. “By mid-October, a plan to catch or kill Baghdadi was in full swing.”
Baghdadi was paying protection money to a local al-Qaeda affiliate named Hurras al-Din, noted Rukmini Callimachi at The New York Times. Yet here again, Turkey missed what was going on in Idlib among jihadist networks that it should be paying attention to. From the hideout, he was apparently guiding ISIS to pay Hurras al-Din to help smuggle people from areas around Deir Ezzor, according to receipts found in Syria that Callimachi documented.
Baghdadi arrived in Idlib in July. He settled in Barisha, the place he was found by the raiders in October. A man in Baghdadi’s inner circle apparently also betrayed him and gave up information to the SDF. That man was able to help the US confirm Baghdadi’s identity by taking a pair of underwear prior to the raid.
When Baghdadi was finally hunted down by the US on October 26, it was not with Turkey’s participation or apparent knowledge. France 24 says this exposes “distrust of NATO ally Turkey.” The New Republic also notes that the Turkish National Intelligence Office “isn’t among those taking credit for tracking down Baghdadi.”
In the murky world of intelligence one won’t likely ever know the full story. Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister Masrour Barzani compared the search for Baghdadi to a puzzle. “All intelligence services contributed somehow to find a piece of the puzzle, which eventually put everything together that led to this final operation.”
Syrian Arab Army deployed in the Um Harmal region north-east of the city of Abu Rosen in the north-east of the country of Tal Tamr near the Syrian-Turkish border
Reinforced units of the #Syrian Arab Army deployed in the Um Harmal region north-east of the city of Abu Rosen in the north-east of the country of Tal Tamr near the Syrian-Turkish border @200_zoka @SteeleSyAA @johnhand9 @SEEKINGTHETRU17 @ConflictTeam @AWAKEALERT @HarbiehNadie pic.twitter.com/PC71McA4JD— Sukhoi Su-57 Felon 🇷🇺🇮🇳 (@I30mki) November 5, 2019
Roketsan’s ATMACA anti-ship missile has been test-fired from an indigenous warship for the first time.