‘Don’t cry mama, I’m fine’- dying last words of an 8 years old Yemeni little girl as she was being shot and killed by US soldiers

While the media attention has been focused on the death of one US serviceman who was killed during a raid in Yemen, one of the most tragic casualties of the assault ordered by President Donald Trump was an eight-year-old girl.

The raid took place over the weekend, as US forces attempted a “site exploitation” attack that attempted to gather intelligence on Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), the extremist group behind several high-profile terror attacks, including the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris in two years ago.

Though the United States hailed the operation as a success, reports from Yemen would seem to indicate that the price paid by Yemeni civilians and non-combatants was extraordinarily high. Continue reading “‘Don’t cry mama, I’m fine’- dying last words of an 8 years old Yemeni little girl as she was being shot and killed by US soldiers”

American navy destroyer acting like thugs after firing warning shots at Iranian vessels in Strait of Hormuz

A US navy destroyer has fired multiple warning shots at Iranian patrol boats near the entrance of the Gulf, according to US defence officials.

The US officials said in a statement on Monday that the shots were fired as a result of failing to establish contact with the Iranians, and after a US navy helicopter released smoke flares as a cautionary move.

There were conflicting initial reports on whether the Americans and Iranians had established radio communication, as one US official said the main concern aboard the Mahan was the speed at which the Iranian boats were approaching, as opposed to their proximity. Continue reading “American navy destroyer acting like thugs after firing warning shots at Iranian vessels in Strait of Hormuz”