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AP Investigation: US allies, al-Qaida battle rebels in Yemen

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nagokod    31
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ATAQ, Yemen (AP) — Again and again over the past two years, a military coalition led by Saudi Arabia and backed by the United States has claimed it won decisive victories that drove al-Qaida militants from their strongholds across Yemen and shattered their ability to attack the West.

 

Here’s what the victors did not disclose: many of their conquests came without firing a shot.

 

That’s because the coalition cut secret deals with al-Qaida fighters, paying some to leave key cities and towns and letting others retreat with weapons, equipment and wads of looted cash, an investigation by The Associated Press has found. Hundreds more were recruited to join the coalition itself.

 

These compromises and alliances have allowed al-Qaida militants to survive to fight another day — and risk strengthening the most dangerous branch of the terror network that carried out the 9/11 attacks. Key participants in the pacts said the U.S. was aware of the arrangements and held off on any drone strikes.

 

Source: https://apnews.com/f38788a561d74ca78c77cb43612d50da

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DocM    14,585
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For nearly a week in May 2016, the militants departed in trucks.

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Khaled Baterfi, a senior leader in the group, said in a previously unpublished 2015 interview...

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A 2016 video produced by al-Qaida shows militants in black uniforms with al-Qaida’s logo...

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Khaled Baterfi, a senior leader in the group, said in a previously unpublished 2015 interview ...

 

 

Those explain a lot 🙄

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nagokod    31
On ‎8‎/‎8‎/‎2018 at 7:19 AM, DocM said:

 

Those explain a lot 🙄

At least mainstream media is confirming what alternative news have been reporting for years ;)

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wakjak    11,804

 

Keep feeding those weapons to the guys who orchestrated 9/11. 

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DocM    14,585

Confirming there are black markets in the ME. Whodathunkit? 🙄

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wakjak    11,804
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Saudi-led strike 

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Weapon used in school bus attack was sold to Saudi Arabia in a State Department-sanctioned arms deal

 

9 hours ago, DocM said:

Confirming there are black markets

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤡🍌💩

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FloatingFatMan    15,713
9 hours ago, DocM said:

Confirming there are black markets in the ME. Whodathunkit? 🙄

Yeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh.... This wasn't that. :rolleyes: 

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+fusi0n    1,783
5 minutes ago, FloatingFatMan said:

Yeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh.... This wasn't that. :rolleyes: 

What do you suppose it was?

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FloatingFatMan    15,713
20 minutes ago, fusi0n said:

What do you suppose it was?

Wakjak pointed it out quite clearly, perhaps you should read his post, or maybe even the OP and linked article?  No black market was necessary here...

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+fusi0n    1,783
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34 minutes ago, FloatingFatMan said:

Wakjak pointed it out quite clearly, perhaps you should read his post, or maybe even the OP and linked article?  No black market was necessary here...

lol. Seems like I'll just keep out of the political section here.. Made a mistake of giving it a try. 

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LOC    836
15 minutes ago, fusi0n said:

lol. Seems like I'll just keep out of the political section here.. Made a mistake of giving it a try. 

Yeah, regardless of your political leanings (or what country you are from in any event) its a deep dive into a deep dark place here :( Still, there are some important things being posted around here, so its good to check in now and again and read up on some news. And there are both sides of the coin being posted, so whatever you believe, there ya go.

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wakjak    11,804

 

 

THANKS TRUMP.....

 

 

And before any Trump Derangement Syndromes chime in...

 

 

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nagokod    31

 

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Yet Another US-Saudi Massacre In Yemen: UN Condemns Airstrike Killing 22 Children

 

Just two weeks after a US-Saudi coalition airstrike on a school bus in Yemen killed some 40 children in an event which finally caught international media attention, there's a new report that coalition jets have struck a camp for internally displaced people in the flashpoint region of Hodeidah.

 

Pro-Houthi rebel outlets were the first to report the massacre, which was quickly picked up in international media. According to reports, at least 22 children and four women were killed.

 

Source: https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-08-24/yet-another-us-saudi-massacre-yemen-un-condemns-airstrike-killing-22-children

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