After receiving reports from Kurdish forces that ISIL terrorists were attacking civilians in Kawju, a village located south of Sinjar, U. aircraft identified and followed an ISIL armed vehicle to a roadside area. Local MP Abdul Rahman Allowaizi later complained that “U. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in support of Iraqi security force operations, using fighter aircraft to conduct an airstrike in the vicinity of Mosul Dam.
The strike destroyed an ISIL vehicle and all aircraft exited the strike area safely.
There are around 20,000 Syrians in the area, which most are members of the Druze sect.“ While a number of reports attributed the attack to the Coalition, others including Baghdad TV claimed that the Iraqi military (which carried out strikes elsewhere on the city that day) was responsible.5, 2014, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographic area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.”Summary: In an event previously not tracked by Airwars, two civilians were reported as having been possibly killed by a Dutch airstrike on December 26th, after motorbikes strayed into the kill zone during an attack on Fallujah.Syria's Foreign Ministry lodged complaints with the UN Secretary General and Security Council over the Cabinet meeting, calling it “reckless” and “provocative.” It called on the international community to push Israel out of what it called the, “occupied Syrian Golan.” Syria’s Deputy Foreign Minister, Faisal Mekdad, said Syria would reclaim the Golan Heights, even if force was necessary.“We are prepared to do anything in order to return the Golan to the Syrian motherland, including using military force,” he added.On top of that, there’s only one female minister and that the State Minister for Women’s Affairs is… Here’s the list of the (not so) new ministers: – Ghassan Hasbani (Deputy PM and Health Minister, Lebanese Forces) – Melhem Riachi (Information Minister, LF) – Pierre Bou Assi (Social Affairs Minister, LF) – Marwan Hamadeh (Education Minister, Progressive Socialist Party) – Ayman Shqeir (State Minister for Human Rights, PSP) – Talal Arslan (Minister of the Displaced, part of PSP’s share) – Ghazi Zoaiter (Agriculture Minister, AMAL Movement) – Ali Hassan Khalil (Finance Minister, AMAL Movement) – Michel Pharaon (State Minister for Planning Affairs) – Ali Qansou (State Minister for Parliament Affairs, Syrian Social Nationalist Party) – Mohammed Fneish (Sport and Youth Minister, Hizbullah) – Hussein al-Hajj Hassan (Industry Minister, Hizbullah) – Jean Oghassabian (State Minister for Women’s Affairs, al-Mustaqbal Movement) – Nouhad al-Mashnouq (Interior Minister, Mustaqbal) – Mohammed Kabbara (Labor Minister, Mustaqbal) – Jamal al-Jarrah (Telecommunications Minister, Mustaqbal) – Moein al-Merehbi (State Minister for Refugee Affairs, Mustaqbal) – Ghattas Khoury (Culture Minister, Mustaqbal) – Yaaqoub al-Sarraf (Defense Minister, loyal to President Michel Aoun) – Salim Jreissati (Justice Minister, loyal to President Michel Aoun) – Jebran Bassil (Foreign Minister, Free Patriotic Movement) – Pierre Raffoul (State Minister for Presidency Affairs, FPM) – Cesar Abi Khalil (Energy and Water Minister, FPM) – Nicolas Tueni (State Minister for Combating Corruption) – Tareq al-Khatib (Environment Minister) – Enaya Ezzeddine (State Minister for Administrative Development) – Youssef Finianos (Public Works and Transport Minister, Marada Movement) – Raed Khoury (Economy Minister) – Ouadis Kedenian (Tourism Minister) The Kataeb Party refused to take part in the cabinet after it was offered a state minister post, media reports said.Kataeb chief “Sami Gemayel believes that what was offered to Kataeb was aimed at excluding it from the cabinet,” LBCI television reported.Instead of the usual 24 ministers, there are now 30.The funny (read sad) part is that there is only 1 female minister.The new Lebanese government was just announced from the Baabda Palace by Fouad Fliefel, the cabinet’s secretary-general.It’s quite shameful that there’s only one female minister and that the minister of New portfolios included for the first time an anti-corruption post and a Minister for Women’s Affairs.