Friday, September 21, 2018

BiH has 'potential sources of terrorism', says U.S. State Department report

By Mladen Dragojlovic / Published on: 20-09-2018, 18:35

In its current report named "Country reports on terrorism 2017 in Europe", the U.S. State Department has marked Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) as a country with potential sources of terrorism.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Idlib's rebel-terrorist forces strength

Currently, the key actors in the province are Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) (around 16,000 fighters) who control the major part of the region, including the provincial capital, and Bab al-Hawa Border Crossing, located not far from the Turkish border; Falaq al-Rahman (around 6,000 fighters); Nusrat al-Islam (2,500 fighters); Jaysh Al-Izza (approximately 6,000 fighters), and Ahrar al-Sham ( about 1,500 fighters). There are also a lot of foreign mercenaries from across the Middle East, Northern Africa, Asia, and CIS of up to several thousand persons.

According to different sources, from 50,000 to 100,000 militants remain in Idlib, armed with from 300 to 400 units of various armed vehicles.

Monday, September 3, 2018

Η λήξη της "Αραβικής Άνοιξης" φέρνει Καυκάσια εμπλοκή της ΕΕ ; Του Ιωάννη Μιχαλέτου

Η πρόσφατη επίσκεψη της Γερμανικής ηγεσίας στις χώρες του Καυκάσου μόνο τυχαία δεν ήταν. Η ουσιαστική λήξη της Αραβικής Άνοιξης και της αποτυχίας του σχεδίου ενός διευρυμένου αγωγού "Ναμπούκο" που θα έφερνε τα κοιτάσματα φυσικού αερίου του Κατάρ μέσω Συρίας-Τουρκίας-Βαλκανίων, φέρνει στην επιφάνεια το εναλλακτικό σχέδιο. 

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Turkey’s intel agency trafficked drugs and stolen vehicles to jihadists in Syria, By Abdullah Bozkurt

A hushed-up investigation in Turkey’s capital city of Ankara in early 2014 reveals how intelligence officers on the payroll of the National Intelligence Organization (MİT) were involved in drug trafficking and the transport of foreign fighters and stolen vehicles to jihadists in Syria.

Bulgaria linked to Turkey’s illegal arms shipment to jihadists in Syria, By Abdullah Bozkurt

An intercepted arms shipment to jihadist groups including al-Qaeda-affiliated fighters in Syria by the government of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan apparently involved the Bulgarian government, a new document provided to me by a confidential source indicates.