(WASHINGTON) CENTCOM REPORT: Army Maj. John Rigsbee, a spokesman for U.S. Central Command, said in a statement that al – Qaeda leader Abdul Hamid al-Matar was killed by a drone strike #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.24: Initial reports said the attack appeared to include two drone strikes and a small number of rockets. One official said one of the drone strikes hit the U.S. side of the al-Tanf garrison, while one may have hit the side where Syrian opposition forces are based.

#AceDailyNews says according to NBC U.S. Military Says It Killed Senior al-Qaida Leader in Drone Strike in Syria: U.S. and coalition troops are based at al-Tanf to train Syrian forces on patrols to counter #IslamicState group militants.

Associated PressOct. 21, 2021, 9:21 AM UTC / Updated Oct. 21, 2021, 1:16 PM UTC

The attacks were targeted at a small remote U.S. military base in al-Tanf, Syria.

Attack hits Syria base that houses US troops; no U.S. injuries

A military outpost in southern Syria was hit by a coordinated attack on Wednesday, but U.S. officials said no American troops stationed there were injured or killed.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss military operations.

In a statement, Central Command spokesman Capt. Bill Urban confirmed “a deliberate and coordinated attack. Based on initial reports, the attack utilized both unmanned aerial systems and indirect fire.”

“All U.S. personnel have been accounted for, and we are not aware of any injuries to U.S. personnel at this time. We continue to work with our partners to confirm whether they suffered any casualties as a result of this deliberate attack.”

“We maintain the inherent right of self-defense and will respond at a time and place of our choosing.”

U.S. and coalition troops are based at al-Tanf to train Syrian forces on patrols to counter Islamic State group militants.

It is the only position with a significant U.S. military presence in Syria outside the Kurdish-controlled north.

The garrison was first set up when ISIS fighters controlled eastern Syria bordering Iraq but since the militants were driven out, it is seen as part of the larger U.S. strategy to contain Iran’s military reach in the region.

The base is also located on a road serving as a vital link for Iranian-backed forces from Tehran all the way to southern Lebanon and Israel.

Initial reports said the attack appeared to include two drone strikes and a small number of rockets. One official said one of the drone strikes hit the U.S. side of the al-Tanf garrison, while one may have hit the side where Syrian opposition forces are based.

The officials said there was no information on whether local Syrian forces were injured or killed in the attack. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss military operations.

U.S. and coalition troops are based at al-Tanf to train Syrian forces on patrols to counter Islamic State group militants.

It is the only position with a significant U.S. military presence in Syria outside the Kurdish-controlled north.

The garrison was first set up when ISIS fighters controlled eastern Syria bordering Iraq but since the militants were driven out, it is seen as part of the larger U.S. strategy to contain Iran’s military reach in the region.

The base is also located on a road serving as a vital link for Iranian-backed forces from Tehran all the way to southern Lebanon and Israel.

Army Maj. John Rigsbee, a spokesman for U.S. Central Command, said in a statement that Abdul Hamid al-Matar was killed by a drone strike.

Rigsbee said the killing of al-Matar will disrupt al-Qaida’s “ability to further plot and carry out global attacks threatening U.S. citizens, our partners, and innocent civilians.” He said al-Qaida “uses Syria as a base for threats reaching into Syria, Iraq and beyond.”

The drone strike came two days after a U.S. military outpost in southern Syria was hit by a coordinated attack that included drones and rockets. U.S. officials said no American troops stationed there were injured or killed.

SOURCE: The Associated Press

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Oct.24: 2021:

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(WASHINGTON) JUST IN: DoD Report: The United States military has carried out a drone strike against an alleged ISIS-K “planner” following a suicide bombing in Kabul that killed 13 American soldiers and at least 70 Afghans #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.28: U.S. military forces conducted an over-the-horizon counterterrorism operation today against an ISIS-K planner,” U.S. Central Command Spokesman Captain Bill Urban told Fox News on Friday. “The unmanned airstrike occurred in the Nangarhar Province of Afghanistan. Initial indications are that we killed the target. We know of no civilian casualties.”

#AceDailyNews says that a US Over-The-Horizon-Drone-Strike that killed the ‘ISIS-K planner’ in Afghanistan, Pentagon says the ‘target’ was killed in the attack but no civilian casualties ….

 ISIS-K planner killed in US drone strike
Drone Attack

Fox News has confirmed that the drone hit a vehicle carrying an ISIS-K leader who was believed to be “carrying out future attacks.”

It’s not clear if the planner was involved in the suicide attack at the Kabul airport Thursday, which killed 13 U.S. service members and wounded 20 others. 

The ISIS-K planner was also traveling with an “associate,” Fox News understands.

The drone strike took place a few hours ago near the border with Pakistan, the official said. 

The strike comes the day after a suicide bombing, for which ISIS-K claimed responsibility, rocked the outside perimeter of the Kabul airport to which thousands of Americans and Afghans have been flocking in order to evacuate Afghanistan.

President Biden is being attacked from all sides after the deaths of at least 13 American service members Thursday in an ISIS-K terrorist bombing at the Kabul airport, with calls for his impeachment and resignation from some. 

The outrage over the American deaths Thursday was compounded by news that the U.S. gave the Taliban the names of Americans and Afghanallies it wanted to evacuate.

The political crisis for Biden follows a foreign policy crisis in Afghanistan after the Taliban swept into power as American troops withdrew from the country on Biden’s orders. Even Democrats are criticizing the president’s actions. Prior to yesterday’s bombings, images out of Afghanistan contributed to plunging approval ratings for the president. 

“Although it is clear to me that we could not continue to put American servicemembers in danger for an unwinnable war, I also believe that the evacuation process appears to have been egregiously mishandled,” Rep. Susan Wild, D-Pa., tweeted Thursday. “In order to move forward, we need answers and accountability regarding the cascading failures that led us to this moment.”

Critics argue Biden should have left some troops in Afghanistan to keep the brutal Taliban regime from coming into power, or that he should have more strategically handled the drawdown to prevent frantic and deadly evacuations. The White House counters that the withdrawal would be messy no matter what and that the airlift out of the country has saved many lives. According to the White House, 12,500 people were evacuated from Kabul between 3 a.m. Thursday and 3 a.m. Friday, including 8,500 on U.S. military flights. 

Tyler Olsen contributed to this report

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: Aug.28: 2021:

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(WASHINGTON) State Dept Press Statement Report: Condemn attacks on Houthis’ drone attack targeting a school in Saudi Arabia’s Asir region #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – June.15: State dept & Saudi Civil Defense on Sunday said it had received reports of a Houthi drone launched from Yemen towards one of the Asir region’s governorates hit and damaged a school. No injuries were confirmed:

WASHINGTON: State Dept says they condemn in the strongest terms yesterday’s attacks on the al Shifaa Hospital in Afrin, Syria. This barbaric attack took the lives of children, medical staff, and first responders. Civilians and civilian infrastructure, including hospitals, must never be the target of military action. Additionally, we note that this hospital’s coordinates have been shared with the UN deconfliction mechanism for Syria. This attack is part of a recent escalation of violence in northwest Syria and must end. The United States calls for an immediate nation-wide ceasefire and a de-escalation of violence in Syria.

June 13, 2021 19:54:

US DEPT OF STATE

Local Media: Attack on Hospital in Afrin, Syria

The UAE foreign ministry denounced the attack and said the continuation of these crimes reflects the militia’s disregard for all international laws and norms, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
Bahrain has also expressed its full support for the Kingdom and all the measures it takes to confront the Houthis’ criminal acts, Bahrain News Agency said.

Meanwhile, the Arab Parliament called on the international community to intervene immediately to stop these systematic violations that aim to destabilize the security and stability in the region, SPA said.
Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen, the Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, said the organization condemns the crimes committed by the militia and those behind it and providing it with money and weapons by targeting innocent civilians.

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: Jun.15: 2021:

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(LOS ANGELES, Calif.) FBI Report: Special agents with the FBI Thursday morning arrested a Hollywood man on a federal charge alleging that he recklessly operated a drone that crashed into a Los Angeles Police Department helicopter according Breaking911 #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.23: The drone damaged the LAPD aircraft and the pilot was forced to initiate an emergency landing: The drone also damaged a vehicle when the unmanned aircraft fell from the sky after the crash: Andrew Rene Hernandez, 22, was arrested pursuant to a criminal complaint filed Wednesday that charges him with one count of unsafe operation of an unmanned aircraft:

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According to the complaint filed in United States District Court, during the early morning hours of September 18, LAPD officers responded to a burglary call at a pharmacy in Hollywood: The responding officers requested air support, and an LAPD helicopter flew toward the scene. As the helicopter approached the pharmacy, the pilot saw the drone and attempted to evade the unmanned aircraft. Despite the evasive efforts, the drone stuck the helicopter, forcing the pilot to initiate an emergency landing. The drone damaged the helicopter’s nose, antenna and bottom cowlings. According to the complaint, “if the drone had struck the helicopter’s main rotor instead of the fuselage, it could have brought the helicopter down.”

LAPD officers located parts of the drone near the pharmacy and discovered a vehicle damaged by the drone as it fell from the sky: Further investigation, including a review of the drone’s camera and SD card, led to the identification of Hernandez as the drone’s operator:

The FBI executed additional search warrants in late October at Hernandez’s residence. Hernandez admitted to flying the drone on September 18 after he heard police vehicles and an approaching helicopter just after midnight: According to the complaint, Hernandez said he flew his drone “to see what was going on.” As the drone was ascending, Hernandez saw the drone “smacked” by the hovering police helicopter, and it fell to the ground at a nearby residence, the complaint states:

#AceNewsDesk report ……………Published: Nov.23: 2020:

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AFGHANISTAN: ‘ US DRONE ATTACK KILLS PAKISTAN TALIBAN AT SAME TIME THEY ARE KILLING PESHAWAR STUDENTS ‘

#AceWorldNews – AFGHANISTAN:Dec.17 – A US drone strike in eastern Afghanistan killed four Pakistani Taliban members and seven other insurgents, Reuters reported.

The missiles killed the militants on Tuesday afternoon as members of the Pakistani Taliban were attacking a school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar, according to Mahlem Mashuq, the governor of Sherzad district in Nangarhar province.

“Eleven insurgents, four of them Pakistani Taliban, were travelling in a pickup truck that was hit by a drone strike, killing all of them,” Mashuq said.

The Pakistani and Afghan branches of the Taliban are loosely allied and operate across the porous border.

#ANS2014 

#drone, #killed, #strike

` Al-Qaeda Militants have shot dead a man in `Yemen ‘ for allegedly giving the `US ‘ information on Drone Strikes’

#AceWorldNews says that Al-Qaeda militants have shot dead a man in south-eastern Yemen for allegedly giving the US information used to carry out drone strikes, Reuters reported.

The man was found shot dead on a football pitch in the town of Shahr in Hadramout province, residents said.

He was reportedly captured a year ago and accused of working for American intelligence and helping to guide drone strikes in 2012 and 2013.
One on Dec. 25, 2012 killed five Islamist militants, SITE monitoring service said.

#ANS2014

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` US Drone strike in `Northern Yemen’ kills four suspected `Al-Qaeda ‘ Members ‘

#AceWorldNews says that a US drone strike in northern Yemen on Wednesday killed four suspected Al-Qaeda members, a military official said.

The unmanned aircraft fired two rockets at a vehicle in the Khalka area of Jawf province, AFP reported.

Ali Juraym, a local militant chief, who had fought in Iraq, was reportedly among those killed.

The US military operates all drones flying over Yemen in support of Sanaa’s campaign against Al-Qaeda.

#ANS2014

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` Facebook reportedly in talks to take-over over `Titan Aerospace’ and build its own fleet of Drones ‘

#AceSocialNews says that Facebook is reportedly in talks to take over an American-based aerospace company, and if so the social networking site could soon have its fleet of drones delivering the internet to currently unconnected people across the world.

TechCrunch was the first website to report this week on rumors that Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook is interesting in acquiring Titan Aerospace — a deal that is believed to be worth as much as $60 million.

But while that hefty sum is not exactly chump change, it’s just a fraction of what Facebook has spent on other acquisitions recently: Facebook bought mobile photo app Instagram for $1 billion in cash and stock in 2012, and only weeks ago forked over nineteen-times that to acquire the rights to the WhatsApp program.

This time, however, Facebook could be getting its hands on some drones, and ideally harnessing the abilities of those unmanned aerial vehicles to bring the internet to the estimated 2.7 billion people currently without access.

Titan Aerospace is responsible for making near-orbital, solar-powered drones, and TechCrunch says Facebook could be spending millions of dollars to acquire the company and get around 11,000 of those small UAVs in return.

According to TechCrunch, Facebook’s new arsenal would be composed of Titan’s “Solara 60” UAVs, an aircraft that can carry a payload of 250 pounds apiece.

On the Titan website, the company explains that these drones can be used for anything from weather monitoring to disaster recovery to earth imaging, and provides customers with “easy access to real-time high-resolution images of the earth, voice and data services, and other atmospheric-based sensor systems.”

RT – TechCrunch – #ASN2014

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` EU legislation banning the use of drones won’t diminish the number of Drone Attacks’ -Interview ‘

#AceWorldNews says that an interview with RT reveals thoughts on Drones by former Pentagon official Michael Maloof.

EU legislation banning the use of drones won’t diminish the number of drone attacks, it will just be much more selective in terms of where they can be used, former Pentagon official Michael Maloof told RT.

A number of European parliaments have voted in favour of a proposed EU ban on American drone strikes, which have resulted in massive casualties among the civilian population, and also demanded from the US more transparency.

The new legislation is to put more pressure on such states as Germany and Britain who are closely involved into the US drone operations.

RT: The EU’s bill banning drone attacks covers strikes outside of war zones, like in Yemen and Pakistan, as well as attacks in combat zones that violate international laws. So what kinds of strikes can still be carried out under these guidelines?

Michael Maloof: The resolution reflects the will of a lot of people around the world on the use of drones because so many innocent people have been killed. While it reflects the sympathetic sentiment, the reality is that drone strikes are still going to continue.

I think what it’s suggesting at least is that if you are going to use drones and designate it and be legal about it, you go to the UN Security Council and ask for it.

And that does not appear to be the case either for the US, or for Germany or the UK, which are very eager to sell drones to the US and, in fact, have participated in some of their activities. I think it’s going to raise some problems for the UK and Germany. The US probably will ignore it.

But the reality is that people are very upset that this is happening. The area has to be designated as a warzone, as I understand the resolution, but when you consider drones that are now being used from Pakistan to Yemen, perhaps into Somalia and into the Maghreb and North Africa, those areas have not been designated as the warzones because you deal with transnational terrorist activity.

So this raises a dilemma and I think the UN is going to have to address this problem in very short order.

RT: So far, the UK and Germany have resisted citing national security as their motive for involvement in US strikes. Facing increased scrutiny following this vote, what reasons might they cite to validate their actions now?

MM: I think the concern they might have from a national standpoint is the potential threat of terrorism into Europe itself coming in from the Maghreb and North Africa. Those countries are becoming increasingly restive over that fact and also Britain has been concerned about Pakistan and the TTP, and also the fact that many Pakistanis are coming out of the UK and fighting in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Consequently this is going to pose some serious national issues for Germany and the UK especially.

RT: The US has been carrying out drone strikes for years. With this new legislation now, how do you think it is going to end up? Will there be more territories called warzones?

MM: I think it’s not going to diminish it. The reality is while it expresses sentiments of concern about killing innocent people and many thousands have been killed, drone strikes are going to continue. The use of drones is really going to be the new 6th-generation type of warfare that the US instigated, initiated, and we are seeing other countries quickly adapting that process.

And I don’t think it is going to diminish at all, it will require being much more selective in the use of drones and where they can be used and indeed the UN is going to have to deal with this transnational problem of terrorism, which is a subject and rather an object of drone strikes.
It’s potentially a serious problem to come.

The statements, views and opinions expressed in this column are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of Ace News Group or RT News.

#ANS2014

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“Yemeni Farmer Killed by Drone Strike”

#AceWorldNews says a Yemeni farmer was killed Thursday by a US drone strike witnesses described as an attack intended for suspected militants in South Eastern Yemen, Reuters reported. Witnesses claim the farmer was killed by the shrapnel propelling from two rockets fired by the drone early Thursday morning as he walked in the village of Al-Houta. A local government official confirmed the report. Last month, at least 15 people were killed and five others wounded by a US drone strike on a wedding party in Central Yemen. The party was mistaken for an Al-Qaeda convoy.

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