Posted in China Ethiopia Iran Turkey U.A.E.

Ethiopia civil war: Government defeats Tigray rebels with drones from China, UAE, Turkey and Iran

[The New York Times] “After Ethiopia’s embattled prime minister pulled off a stunning military victory earlier this month, reversing a rebel…

Posted in Iran UK USA

UK intelligence base linked to US drone strike that killed Iranian general Qassem Soleimani

[The Guardian] “Campaigners have called on ministers to explain whether the secretive Menwith Hill intelligence base in Yorkshire is involved…

Posted in Afghanistan USA

Afghan man targeted by U.S. drone strike that killed ten, including seven children, was aid worker, not terrorist

[The Independent] “A man who was killed by a US drone strike in Kabul may have been targeted as the result of faulty intelligence,…

Posted in Afghanistan EU Iraq Pakistan Somalia Syria UK USA Yemen

Brown University Report: U.S.-led global ‘war on terror’ cost 1 million lives and $8 trillion

[Middle East Eye] “The US-led “war on terror” has killed nearly one million people globally and cost more than $8 trillion…

Posted in Afghanistan Iraq Pakistan Somalia USA Yemen

Drone War: Whistleblower Daniel Hale Sentenced to 45 Months in Prison ‘For Exposing U.S. War Crimes’ – 90% of killed are bystanders, not intended targets

[Common Dreams, Courage Foundation] “Human rights and press freedom advocates expressed dismay on Tuesday when whistleblower Daniel Hale, who pled guilty earlier this…

Posted in Armenia Azerbaijan Bulgaria Cyprus Egypt EU Greece Iraq Israel Lebanon Libya Russia Syria Turkey

Turkey’s new drone base on occupied Northern Cyprus threat to Mediterranean region, lifting embargo and arming Cyprus urged

[Kathimerini, The National Interest] “Under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey has grown increasingly aggressive. Whereas Turkey once occupied only Cyprus,…

Posted in Afghanistan Kyrgyzstan Pakistan Russia Tajikistan USA Uzbekistan

US troop “withdrawal” from Afghanistan: CIA seeks to relocate bases in neighbouring countries, drone war will continue

[The New York Times] “The rapid U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan is creating intense pressure on the C.I.A. to find new ways…

Posted in Georgia India Israel Russia Singapore South Korea Sri Lanka Syria Thailand Turkey

Israeli drone technology sold to Russia was pivotal for rescuing Assad in Syrian war

[Haaretz] “When Israeli-licensed military drones first took off from Syrian air force bases to stalk opponents of Bashar Assad’s regime,…

Posted in USA Yemen

Yemeni leaks indicate al-Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki was a CIA asset

[The American Conservative] “Leaked recordings from Yemen further indicate that “the bin Laden of the Internet” was a U.S. government…

Posted in Israel U.A.E.

Israel Aerospace Industries and UAE weapons company to develop anti-drone system

[Jewish News Syndicate] “Israel Aerospace Industries announced on Thursday that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the…

Posted in Israel Myanmar

Israeli drones, spyware sold to Myanmar despite ban

[The New Arab] “Israeli companies Cellebrite, Elbit Systems and Gaia Automotive Industries have reportedly sold arms and spyware to Myanmar.”…

Posted in Djibouti Kenya Somalia USA

US bombs Somalia a day after “troop withdrawal”, now stationed in neighboring Kenya and Djibouti

[Antiwar.com] “After announcing that the troop withdrawal from Somalia was completed on Sunday, the US carried out multiple airstrikes in…

Posted in Armenia Azerbaijan Israel Turkey

Nagorno-Karabakh War: Azerbaijan used Israeli and Turkish Drones against Armenia

[Forbes] “The fighting that flared up Sept. 27 is the deadliest in that region since 1994. Among other weapons, Azerbaijan…

Posted in Iran Iraq Saudi Arabia USA

Iraqi PM says Trump asked him to mediate with Iran then assassinated his guest, emissary Qasem Soleimani

[Liberation News] “The acting Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi […] revealed that Soleimani had traveled to Baghdad to deliver a…

Posted in Afghanistan Pakistan Somalia USA Yemen

Indiscriminate drone attacks increased under Obama, creating more terrorists than removing, warns former CIA official

[The Guardian] “A former top terrorism official at the CIA has warned that President Barack Obama’s controversial drone programme is far too…

Posted in Pakistan USA

‘State-sanctioned extra-judicial executions’ – CIA drone attacks deliberately target rescuers and funerals, killing civilians

[The Bureau of Investigative Journalism] “The CIA’s drone campaign in Pakistan has killed dozens of  civilians who had gone to…