` New Spy-In-The-Sky as Israel Launches ` Ofek 10 Satellite ‘ citing Security and Threats in any Weather ‘

#AceNewsServices – ISRAEL – April 10 – A new Israeli spy satellite entered orbit early Thursday, the Defence Ministry said. The remote-sensing observation Ofek 10 satellite was launched into space on a Shavit rocket late Wednesday, AFP reported.

It outdoes earlier models with its ability to “skip” from one target to another rather than simply “sweep” areas. Ofek 10 will “enable the security establishment to better deal with threats near and far, at all hours of the day and in any weather,” Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon said.


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#Baghdad : ” Four Car Bomb’s Explode Near Baghdad’s Green-Zone Killing Thirteen People”

#AceWorldNews says four car bombs exploded near Baghdad’s heavily-fortified ‘Green-Zone’, killing at least 13 people early on Wednesday, Reuters reported, citing security sources.
Two of the bombs were parked opposite the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and killed five people, according to the sources. A suicide bomber blew himself and the vehicle up outside a restaurant close to a checkpoint one street away from the Green Zone, killing four people.
Another explosion near Khullani Square in central Baghdad left four others killed. The explosions came a day after two rockets were fired into the Green-Zone.

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Israel: ” Iron Dome Missile Defence System Intercepts Five Rockets Fired at the City of Ashkelon”

#AceWorldNews says Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted five rockets fired at the city of Ashkelon from the Gaza Strip on Thursday, Reuters said. No group has taken responsibility for firing the rockets, which were shot down by small radar-guided missiles over Ashkelon, a city of 125,000 people about 12km north of Gaza. Palestinian security officials said Israel’s airstrikes hit two Hamas camps, wounding five people.

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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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#AceWorldNews says according to the United Nations today:


The United Nations today called on the Iraqi Government to ensure maximum security for some 3,200 Iranian exiles in a camp near Baghdad airport after a rocket attack on the airport last night reportedly killed a number of residents and seriously wounded others.

"This is another stark reminder of the increasing violence in Iraq,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Representative Nickolay Mladenov said, voicing deep concern at the attack, in which rockets fell on Camp Hurriya, which houses the exiles, many of them members of a group known as the People’s Mojahedeen of Iran who have been in Iraq since the 1980s.

“The Government, in cooperation with the Camp Hurriya leadership, needs to take immediate action to ensure that appropriate measures are put in place to maximise the security of the residents,” he added, stressing that responsibility for protecting the camp’s residents falls on the Government under an agreement it signed with the UN in 2011. “This latest incident must be fully investigated by the authorities and those responsible brought to justice."

Both Mr. Mladenov and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) urged the international community to urgently intensify efforts to find resettlement opportunities. “This is the ultimate guarantee of the security and safety of Camp Hurriya residents," he <"http://www.unhcr.org/52bd69f09.html">said.

Strongly condemning the rocket attack, UNHCR appealed to countries to act urgently on 1,400 cases from Camp Hurriya that have already been submitted for relocation. Since 2011, UNHCR, together with the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), has been trying to find relocation opportunities outside Iraq for all 3,200 residents of the camp, but so far, the international community has secured relocation to third countries of only 311 residents.

The agency said three residents were reportedly killed in the attack and many more wounded, at least four of them seriously and rushed to hospitals by the Iraqi authorities.

Camp Hurriya has already been hit on multiple occasions. Camp New Iraq (formerly Ashraf), where residents were previously staying, was also the target of an attack in the past. UNHCR has consistently deplored such unacceptable attacks.

“UNHCR remains deeply concerned for the safety of the residents of Camp Hurriya and is calling on the Government of Iraq to urgently scale up security measures in the camp to ensure the safety and security of its residents,” the agency said in a statement. “We are also urging the Government to launch a full scale independent investigation into all the incidents.”

Dec 27 2013 12:00PM

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#syria Israel Claims – Joint US Missiles – fired in Mediterranean – claiming just for target practice #peace

Israel says it carried out a “joint” US missile launch in the Mediterranean, having earlier claimed ignorance. Russian radars detected two ballistic rockets fired in the region on Tuesday, sparking widespread speculation over who was behind the launch.


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