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2023-03-24: News Headlines

Hamaiyal Sana, Paola Ortega, Daniel Scott Corlew, Emmanuel Makasa, Manon Pigeolet (2023-03-25). [Correspondence] Orthopaedic surgical needs during disasters. thelancet.com The earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria on Feb 6, 2023, have left behind a massive burden of injuries, of which a large proportion are likely to be orthopaedic injuries.1 Generally, orthopaedic surgery is a field that is highly dependent on expensive equipment and supplies and, in most low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs), relies heavily on donations. Türkiye, as an upper-middle-income country, faces different challenges than the war-torn, lower-income country of Syria. However, both are set to face barriers in obtaining sufficient materials specific to their context.

Dave DeCamp (2023-03-24). US Launches Airstrikes in Syria After Drone Attack Kills US Contractor. news.antiwar.com The Pentagon announced on Thursday night that it launched airstrikes in Syria after a drone attack killed a US contractor and wounded five US troops near Hasakah in northeast Syria. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said that at the direction of President Biden, he authorized "US Central Command forces to conduct precision airstrikes tonight in …

Juan Cole (2023-03-24). Why are We There? Biden Bombs Syria, after Drone Kills US Contractor, wounds 5 US Military Personnel. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — President Joe Biden ordered air strikes on Thursday (Friday in Syria) against militiamen in the Harabish neighborhood just outside the city of Deir az-Zor, who are suspected of having launched an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) or drone against an American base in northeast Syria. The metro area of Deir az-Zor …

Staff (2023-03-24). Headlines for March 24, 2023. democracynow.org Netanyahu Shielded from Charges as Protests Rage Against Far-Right Judicial Reforms, Millions Join General Strike in France After Macron Uses Executive Fiat to Slash Pensions, Biden and Trudeau to Announce Deal to Block Asylum Seekers at U.S. Northern Border, U.S. Warplanes Strike Syria After Drone Attack on U.S. Base Kills Contractor, Indian Opposition MP Rahul Gandhi Jailed for Criticizing Modi, House Panel Grills TikTok CEO as Progressives Warn Against Anti-Chinese Scapegoating, Utah Passes Law Requiring Parental Consent for Minors Using Social Media, GA and IA Ban Healthcare for Trans Youth; World Athletics B…

Anonymous669 (2023-03-24). Suspected Iranian Drone Kills U.S. Contractor, Wounds Five Other Service Members In Syria (Video). southfront.org File image. | A United States contractor was killed and five U.S. service members and one additional U.S. contractor were wounded early on March 23 after a suspected Iranian suicide drone struck a maintenance facility on a coalition base near the northeastern Syrian city of al-Hasakah, the Pentagon said in a statement. | Two of the wounded service members were treated on site, while three additional service members and the U.S. contractor were medically evacuated to coalition medical facilities in neighboring Iraq."T…

Anonymous103 (2023-03-23). Military Situation In Syria On March 23, 2023 (Map Update). southfront.org

Hamaiyal Sana, Paola Ortega, Daniel Scott Corlew, Emmanuel Makasa, Manon Pigeolet (2023-03-25). [Correspondence] Orthopaedic surgical needs during disasters. thelancet.com The earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria on Feb 6, 2023, have left behind a massive burden of injuries, of which a large proportion are likely to be orthopaedic injuries.1 Generally, orthopaedic surgery is a field that is highly dependent on expensive equipment and supplies and, in most low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs), relies heavily on donations. Türkiye, as an upper-middle-income country, faces different challenges than the war-torn, lower-income country of Syria. However, both are set to face barriers in obtaining sufficient materials specific to their context.

Dave DeCamp (2023-03-24). US Launches Airstrikes in Syria After Drone Attack Kills US Contractor. news.antiwar.com The Pentagon announced on Thursday night that it launched airstrikes in Syria after a drone attack killed a US contractor and wounded five US troops near Hasakah in northeast Syria. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said that at the direction of President Biden, he authorized "US Central Command forces to conduct precision airstrikes tonight in …

Juan Cole (2023-03-24). Why are We There? Biden Bombs Syria, after Drone Kills US Contractor, wounds 5 US Military Personnel. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — President Joe Biden ordered air strikes on Thursday (Friday in Syria) against militiamen in the Harabish neighborhood just outside the city of Deir az-Zor, who are suspected of having launched an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) or drone against an American base in northeast Syria. The metro area of Deir az-Zor …

Staff (2023-03-24). Headlines for March 24, 2023. democracynow.org Netanyahu Shielded from Charges as Protests Rage Against Far-Right Judicial Reforms, Millions Join General Strike in France After Macron Uses Executive Fiat to Slash Pensions, Biden and Trudeau to Announce Deal to Block Asylum Seekers at U.S. Northern Border, U.S. Warplanes Strike Syria After Drone Attack on U.S. Base Kills Contractor, Indian Opposition MP Rahul Gandhi Jailed for Criticizing Modi, House Panel Grills TikTok CEO as Progressives Warn Against Anti-Chinese Scapegoating, Utah Passes Law Requiring Parental Consent for Minors Using Social Media, GA and IA Ban Healthcare for Trans Youth; World Athletics B…

Anonymous669 (2023-03-24). Suspected Iranian Drone Kills U.S. Contractor, Wounds Five Other Service Members In Syria (Video). southfront.org File image. | A United States contractor was killed and five U.S. service members and one additional U.S. contractor were wounded early on March 23 after a suspected Iranian suicide drone struck a maintenance facility on a coalition base near the northeastern Syrian city of al-Hasakah, the Pentagon said in a statement. | Two of the wounded service members were treated on site, while three additional service members and the U.S. contractor were medically evacuated to coalition medical facilities in neighboring Iraq."T…

Anonymous103 (2023-03-23). Military Situation In Syria On March 23, 2023 (Map Update). southfront.org

Anonymous669 (2023-03-23). Explosions Hit Large Base Of Iranian Forces In Syria's Deir Ezzor: Monitoring Group. southfront.org Iranian-backed forces massing around Deir Ezzor city. | Late on March 22, a series of large explosions rocked a large base of Iranian-backed forces in the eastern Syrian governorate of Deir Ezzor, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR). | The base, dubbed Imam Ali, occupies some 20 square kilometers to the southeast of the town of al-Bukamal in the southern Deir Ezzor countryside. It was reportedly established by the Quds Force, the external wing of Iran's Iranian Islamic…

Anonymous669 (2023-03-23). Israel Destroyed Iranian Radar During Recent Attack On Syria. southfront.org Click to see full-size image. Source: (@Israel_Alma_org) on Twitter. | Israel destroyed an Iranian-made Matla-ul-fajr radar during a recent attack on Syria, the The radar was deployed at al-Dabaa Air Base near the key town of al-Qusayr in the southern countryside of Homs. The air base, which is located a few kilometers away from the border line with Lebanon, is known to be a deploym…

Anonymous669 (2023-03-23). Israeli Army Says One Of Its Drones Crashed In Syria. southfront.org A "Skylark" Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) on display at the 2005 Naval UAV Air Demo held at the Webster Field Annex of Naval Air Station Patuxent River. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Daniel J. McLain. | On March 22, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) announced that one of its drones had crashed in Syria during "routine activity." | In a brief statement, the IDF said that there had been no breach of information and the incident was under investigation. The statement did not provide any details…

Anonymous669 (2023-03-23). Russian Fighter Jets Flew 25 Times Over Syria's Al-Tanf Base In March: U.S. General. southfront.org A Russian Su-24 strike aircraft in the sky over the Khmeimim airbase in Syria. Photo: Dmitriy Vinogradov / RIA Novosti | Russian fighter jets have flown over a United States military garrison in the southeastern Syrian area of al-Tanf nearly every day in March, Lieutenant General Alexus Grynkewich, combined forces air component commander for U.S. Central Command, told According to the commander, Russian fi…

Anonymous669 (2023-03-23). Syria, Saudi Arabia Reached Breakthrough Agreement To Restore Relations — Report. southfront.org Syria flag (flickr). | Syria and Saudi Arabia have reached a breakthrough agreement to reopen their embassies, An unnamed regional source aligned with Damascus told the news agency that talks between Damascus and Riyadh had gained momentum after the recent China-brokered agreem…

Dave DeCamp (2023-03-23). Report: Saudi Arabia Agrees to Establish Ties With Syria. news.antiwar.com Saudi Arabia and Syria have agreed to establish ties and reopen their embassies after over a decade of not having formal diplomatic relations, Reuters reported on Thursday. Unnamed sources told Reuters that contacts between Riyadh and Damascus gained momentum following the surprise Saudi-Iran normalization deal that was brokered by China. Tehran is a major ally …

Rachel Hu, Chris Garaffa (2023-03-23). CovertAction Bulletin — Islamophobia and Imperialism: 20 years after the invasion of Iraq. covertactionmagazine.com In the wake of the 9/11 attacks, Islamophobia became a sort of unofficial religion in the United States. Vigilante street attacks on Muslim people became common. The government surveilled mosques and community centers. Over two decades later, the situation doesn't seem much different. Resistance to bringing refugees from Syria into the U.S. based entirely in racism and Islamophobia. As we mark the 20th anniversary of the war in Iraq in March 2023, the New York Times' major retrospective piece barely mentions the hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians who died, and says nothing about its own role in the war or t…

Ramona Wadi (2023-03-24). Israel's new Cycles of forcibly displacing Palestinians. juancole.com Ramona Wadi ( Middle East Monitor ) — US President Joe Biden placed much emphasis on rhetorically opposing Israel's settlement expansion. Hence the reaction from Washington over the Israeli Knesset passing the second and third readings of the Disengagement Law that would allow resettlement of Jewish Israelis in four previously vacated illegal settlement areas in the occupied West Bank. Israel's Ambassador to the US …

Rick Rozoff (2023-03-24). Flanked by Russian ambassador, Serbian minister lays wreath at memorial to children killed by NATO bombs. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Tanjug News AgencyMarch 24, 2023 Selakovic lays wreath at memorial to children killed in NATO aggression BELGRADE — Serbian Minister of Labour, Employment and Veteran and Social Affairs Nikola Selakovic laid a wreath at a memorial to children killed in the 1999 NATO aggression on Serbia, then part of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. City …

Rick Rozoff (2023-03-24). U.S. ambassador tells Serbs, relatives of those slain, not to carry a chip on their shoulders. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com B92March 24, 2023 Hill to the Serbs: "I believe you can suppress your indignation" US Ambassador Christopher Hill said, on the occasion of the anniversary of the NATO bombing, that he knows that the people of Serbia cannot suppress their pain. However, as the U.S. Ambassador added, he believes that the people of Serbia have …

Peoples Dispatch (2023-03-24). Daily Round-up | Investigation launched into killings of Afghans by UK forces & other stories. peoplesdispatch.org In today's episode, we take a look at a probe into killings in Afghanistan, protests in Lebanon against the economic crisis, demonstrations against the death of a protester in Peru, and a strike by Starbucks workers in the US…

Peoples Dispatch (2023-03-24). Lebanon: Protesters demand solutions to prolonged economic crisis. greenleft.org.au Hundreds of people in Lebanon staged a protest outside the government headquarters in central Beirut on March 22 in the second consecutive day of protests against the ongoing economic crisis, reports Peoples Dispatch.

_____ (2023-03-23). Lebanon's Tragedy and the difficulties in overcoming it. journal-neo.org

Peoples Dispatch (2023-03-23). Lebanese protesters demand solutions to the country's prolonged economic crisis. peoplesdispatch.org Hundreds of people in Lebanon staged a protest outside the government headquarters in central Beirut on Wednesday, March 22. This was the second consecutive day of protests against the ongoing economic crisis in the country. | The protests were

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2023-03-23: News Headlines

Anonymous103 (2023-03-22). Military Situation In Syria On March 22, 2023 (Map Update). southfront.org

Dave DeCamp (2023-03-22). Israeli Airstrikes Hit Syria's Aleppo Airport for Second Time This Month. news.antiwar.com Israeli airstrikes hit Syria's Aleppo airport early Wednesday for the second time this month as the region is still recovering from a devastating earthquake that hit Syria and Turkey on February 6. "At about 03: 55 am on Wednesday, the Israeli enemy launched an aerial act of aggression with a number of missiles from the direction of …

John Feffer (2023-03-22). Ukraine and the Lessons of the Iraq War. fpif.org Leaving aside the manufactured justifications, the United States invaded Iraq in 2003 to reassert U.S. power in the Middle East and reduce the influence of Iran. It wasn't terrorism or yellow cake or even Saddam Hussein's appalling human rights abuses that motivated one of the most tragic of U.S. foreign policy blunders. | It was geopolitics, stupid. | According to the fevered imaginations of Donald Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney, and their neocon compatriots, Saddam would be the first domino to fall, followed by other autocrats (Bashar al-Assad in Syria, Muammar Qaddafi in Libya) until, boom, democracy upended the ayatol…

WSWS (2023-03-22). The Turkish-Syrian earthquake and the impending danger to Istanbul. wsws.org The devastation caused by the Kahramanmaraş earthquake shows the horrific loss of life an earthquake could cause in the Marmara region around Istanbul.




ecns.cn (2023-03-22). Ambassadors thumb up fantastic Chinese sceneries at 2023 Discovering China. ecns.cn The launching ceremony of 2023 Discovering China was held in Beijing on Tuesday.

Rick Rozoff (2023-03-22). NATO's Fortress Europe: Swiss defense chief attends North Atlantic Council for first time. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATOMarch 22, 2023 In a historic first, Swiss defence minister joins meeting of NATO's North Atlantic Council Viola Amherd, Swiss Federal Councillor and Head of the Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport, visited NATO Headquarters on Wednesday (22 March 2023) for talks with Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, and to meet with NATO ambassadors. …

Anonymous669 (2023-03-22). Nasrallah Says Hezbollah Will Not Comment On Recent Northern Israel Bombing. southfront.org Hezbollah Secretary-General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah during a televised speech on March 22. Source: Al-Manar TV. | On March 22, Hezbollah Secretary-General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah said that the group will not comment on a recent bombing in northern Israel. | The bombing took place on the Route 65 highway at the Megiddo Junction on

_____ (2023-03-23). Lebanon's Tragedy and the difficulties in overcoming it. journal-neo.org

Anonymous669 (2023-03-22). Landmine Blast Wounds Two Israeli Soldiers On Front With Lebanon (Videos). southfront.org File image. | On March 21, two Israeli soldiers were wounded when a landmine exploded for unknown reasons near the separation line with Lebanon. | In a statement, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) said that the landmine exploded during "routine engineering activity," adding that there was no fear of the incident being an attack. An investigation to find out what set off the mine and why it was not detected by the soldiers had been launched. | The two wounded soldiers were taken to Galilee Medical Center in Nahariya. One…

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