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    Israel strikes Syria in response to attempted terrorist attack

    The IDF carried out airstrikes against targets belonging to the Syrian military in southern Syria on Monday night, in response to an attempted terrorist attack that was thwarted along the Syrian border the night before.

    IDF aircraft, including fighter jets and helicopters, carried out the strikes, according to the IDF Spokesperson's Unit.

    The targets hit in the strikes included lookout points, intelligence gathering mechanisms, anti-aircraft weapons and means of control and command at Syrian military bases.

    "The IDF sees the Syrian regime as responsible for all operations carried out in its territory and will continue to act with determination against all attacks on the sovereignty of the State of Israel," the IDF said in a statement.

    Syrian air defenses responded to "enemy targets" southwest of Damascus on Monday night, according to Syrian state news agency SANA.

    According to the agency, only material damage was caused in strikes that targeted the Quneitra area in southern Syria. Al-Arabiya reported that injuries were caused in the strikes.

    Shortly before the strikes in Quneitra, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that airstrikes by unidentified aircraft had targeted sites on Monday morning belonging to pro-Iranian militias in Albukamal in the Deir Ezzor area of Syria near the Iraqi-Syrian border. Deaths and injuries were reported in the strikes, which damaged armories and other sites belonging to the militias.

    According to SOHR, about 15 pro-Iranian militants of Iraqi nationality were killed during the strikes in Albukamal.

    IDF soldiers thwarted an attempt to place explosive devices near the Syrian border fence late Sunday night.

    “Special forces that were carrying out an ambush near an IDF post in the southern Golan Heights spotted a cell with a number of terrorists planting explosive devices along the border. An IDF force and an aircraft opened fire together on the four-member cell and hit them,” the military said, adding that no soldiers were harmed in the incident.

    “We don’t know who sent them,” said IDF spokesman Brig.-Gen. Hidai Zilberman on Monday. “There are a lot of players in Syria, some acting for Iran and some not. We cannot say right now that this is a Hezbollah attack, but we can’t rule it out either.”

    Later on Monday, the army said that during an investigation of the scene, some 25 meters from the perimeter fence inside Israeli territory, weapons and a bag containing a number of explosive devices were found.

    The foiled attack took place near an abandoned military post in the southern Golan Heights on the Syrian border where the IDF had operated the Mazor Ladach field clinic, which was opened in August 2017 and closed a year later, Zilberman told reporters.

    Israeli army strikes Syria in response to attempted terrorist attack - The Jerusalem Post

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    I think this is in the wrong forum, neither of these countries are in Asia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent_Smith View Post
    I think this is in the wrong forum, neither of these countries are in Asia.
    I suggest you go back to geography school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent_Smith View Post
    I think this is in the wrong forum, neither of these countries are in Asia.
    wtf are they??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent_Smith View Post
    I think this is in the wrong forum, neither of these countries are in Asia.
    I would love you to tell me in which continent they actually are.

    Take your time now.

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    Of course it's Asia all the way to include Turkey but if one sub-divides it . . . the Middle East . . . still Asia, but 'same same but different', init bruv.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Of course it's Asia all the way to include Turkey but if one sub-divides it . . . the Middle East . . . still Asia, but 'same same but different', init bruv.
    No. It's commonly referred to as "West Asia" or "Western Asia".

    Western Asia - Wikipedia

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    Welp, guess I learned something there. Never in a million years would I have thought the Middle East were Asian countries. Always thought they were Southern Europe, like Greece and Italy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent_Smith View Post
    Welp, guess I learned something there. Never in a million years would I have thought the Middle East were Asian countries. Always thought they were Southern Europe, like Greece and Italy.
    Ever seen Riyadh United in the Champions League?



    BTW Egypt is normally considered part of the Middle East, and that's in Africa.

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    geographically egypt may be part of africa, but politically it is firmly planted in the middle east. likewise all the other failed states in that region, call them asian, call it the gulf, call them western asian, call them what the fxck what you want, but politically they are the middle east, the planets long established lunatic asylum.

    with israel being the only island of sanity in the region.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    geographically egypt may be part of africa, but politically it is firmly planted in the middle east. likewise all the other failed states in that region, call them asian, call it the gulf, call them western asian, call them what the fxck what you want, but politically they are the middle east, the planets long established lunatic asylum.

    with israel being the only island of sanity in the region.

    Clearly you know nothing about Israel and it's twirly haired religious zealots.

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    they are few in number and mostly seen as lunatics and reviled by the general population.

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    They are actually not so few in number . . . but yes, the general population thinks they're fanatics

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    they are few in number and mostly seen as lunatics and reviled by the general population.
    As zealots generally are in most Muslim countries, although you probably don't like to hear that.

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    zealots in the middle east can do what they want. its when they re locate to civilised countries and open their big mouths that the trouble starts.

    expat blue suede shoes tend to keep their heads down and in general don't make their presence felt in foreign countries in the same way as the other team do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    zealots in the middle east can do what they want. its when they re locate to civilised countries and open their big mouths that the trouble starts.

    expat blue suede shoes tend to keep their heads down and in general don't make their presence felt in foreign countries in the same way as the other team do.
    That's probably because the nutters do not leave "the promised land". You know, the one they kicked a lot of the "other team" out of....

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    As zealots generally are in most Muslim countries, although you probably don't like to hear that.
    I've been living and working on and off in Malaysia for over 15 years . . . I have zero problems with living there as an ethnic and religious minority

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    I had a very useful accountant of that faith.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    I had a very useful accountant of that faith.
    Didn't your government drag him off to a concentration camp with a million other Muslims in China?

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    Mine was a purely business relationship. A buffer between two entities, who delivered a service, which clarified the alleged "misunderstanding/issue" that satisfied all parties.
    Last edited by OhOh; 12-08-2020 at 02:47 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Didn't your government drag him off to a concentration camp with a million other Muslims in China?
    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    waffle waffle waffle
    So, the poor Muslim was dragged off to a Chinese concentration camp

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    So, the poor Muslim was dragged off to a Chinese concentration camp
    The important thing is was he dragged out of poverty?

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    Good point . . . a thread should be set up discussing poverty eradication among the Uighur minority by the magnanimous Chinese Communist Party

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Didn't your government drag him off to a concentration camp with a million other Muslims in China?
    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    So, the poor Muslim was dragged off to a Chinese concentration camp
    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    The important thing is was he dragged out of poverty?
    Off thread topic posts.

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    I think you have set yourself up as "fair game", OhOh...

    And it's hunting season.

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