LastDayWatchers as you watch, the "Awakening" continues to be put to sleep
Iraqi police say a suicide bomber in western Iraq has killed a prominent pro-government tribal sheik as well as six of his militiamen, Sheik Saeed Fleih al-Osman — a councilman and a leader for the town's anti-al-Qaida Sunni tribal militias.
Largely Sunni province of Anbar, the Awakening Councils, or Sahwa, were first formed and financed by the U.S. troops to help fighting extremist militant groups. They are the favorite targets for the insurgent groups who see them as traitors.
As Trouble from the north grows
Since August 15, 2006, the day the war on Lebanon that year came to a halt, the Resistance began restoring, developing, and expanding its military capabilities in both quality and quantity.
The Resistance’s rearming was so successful that Israel was eventually forced to admit that Hezbollah possessed more than 100,000 rockets that can hit any target in Israel. This is part of a bigger missile arsenal in the region directed at the Jewish State, to the tune of 170,000 rockets, as Israel estimates.
What we are seeing now is a tug of war. There is an Israeli attempt to take advantage of the attack on the resistance axis in Syria and Lebanon, Hezbollah’s response and decision were to raise a yellow card. The ball may now be in Israel’s court, so will Israel understand what it means for Hezbollah to raise a yellow card? Will it be more prudent so as not to provoke a red card?
The Syrian army killed members of an armed terrorist group from the so-called ''Ahrar Sawran Military Wing" in Hama countryside, among them the group's leaders, Mahmoud Adib Hassani, Hamed Abdul-Rahman Yassin, Anas al-Shiekh Omar al-Bakkour, Amin Mustafa, Abdul-Rahman al-Darraj and Karam yaser al-Sheikh.
Army units set an ambush for terrorists near the town of Nahlia in Idleb countryside, injuring a number of terrorists, killing others including Ahmad Saleh al-Na'es, and destroying their weapons and equipment.
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A day after gunmen seized the Ukrainian parliament and raised the Russian flag, a representative of Turchinov in Crimea said 13 Russian aircraft had landed on the Black Sea peninsula with 150 personnel on board each one.
More than 10 Russian military helicopters flew over Crimea and Russian servicemen blockaded a unit of the Ukrainian border guard in the port city of Sevastopol, the guard said.