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News Roundup 5/25/17

by | May 25, 2017

  • A grand jury finds that a police officer who killed a man after a high-speed car chase had committed no wrongdoing. [Link]
  • At least 31 people were killed after falling off a boat trying to flee Africa for Europe. [Link]
  • The UK has positioned 1,000 heavily armed soldier around high profile sites. [Link]
  • The UN reports that 400,000 children in the Democratic Republic of Congo are facing severe malnutrition. [Link]
  • The US carried out 460 airstrikes in Afghanistan in April. This seven times more than the amount in April 2016. This is the highest number of airstrikes in a single month since August 2012. [Link]
  • NATO has agreed to join the anti-ISIS coalition. [Link]
  • Russia and US agree to improve communications to avoid conflict in Syria. [Link]
  • At least 16 civilians were killed in a US-led coalition airstrike in Syria. [Link]
  • Yemeni civilians give their account of an April 23rd airstrike that the US claims killed seven members of al-Qaeda Arabian Peninsula. The Yemeni civilians claim that the strike killed civilians and not members of AQAP. [Link]
  • Yemeni civilians give their account of a recent raid by US special forces. The US government reported that the raid resulted in seven dead members of AQAP. Civilians report that the special forces shot a man who went to welcome them to the town. The special forces then shot four other civilians, including a 69-year-old man. The US special forces then engaged with AQAP fighters and killed two. [Link]
  • 329 people have died of cholera in Yemen since April 27th. Most of the deaths are in the country’s capital Saana. [Link]
  • 100 ISIS fighters stormed a town in the Southern Philippines and killed 13 soldiers. The ISIS fighters were also able to take several hostages. [Link]
  • UNICEF reports that 24 million children in the Middle East and North Africa are threatened by conflict. [Link]

On Foreign Policy Focus #44, I discuss the terror attack in Manchester. The man who carried out the attack was of Libyan descent. Libya has been turned into Hell since a US-led NATO war destroyed the country. Libya is now a failed state with slavery and warring governments. The US-backed government is committing war crimes and huge numbers of refugees reporting being raped or sexually assaulted. The Manchester Terror Attack was an example of blowback. Politicians like Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama created the situation that led to this terror attack. LISTEN HERE!!

Kyle Anzalone

Kyle Anzalone

Kyle Anzalone is news editor of the Libertarian Institute, opinion editor of Antiwar.com and co-host of Conflicts of Interest with Will Porter and Connor Freeman.

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