Belgian military barracks attack: ‘Hooded man’ tries to storm Flawinne Army base

The damaged car at the army barracks in Flawinne, Belgium

The damaged car at the army barracks in Flawinne, Belgium Photo: AFP

Soldiers open fire on assailant who rammed entrance barriers of Flawinne barracks, in Namur province of Belgium, before fleeing

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Egypt closes schools in Sinai towns as area inches toward open war

Smoke rises as a house is blown up during a military operation by Egyptian security forces in the Egyptian city of Rafah, near the border with southern Gaza Strip November 3, 2014. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

Smoke rises as a house is blown up during a military operation by Egyptian security forces in the Egyptian city of Rafah, near the border with southern Gaza Strip November 3, 2014. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

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Truce collapses, clashes renew in northeast Lebanon

Lebanese soldiers on armored vehicles drive toward Arsal, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014.                                                   (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)

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Tiananmen Massacre 25th anniversary: the silencing campaign

A blood-covered protestor holds a Chinese soldier's helmet following violent clashes with military forces during the demonstrations

A blood-covered protestor holds a Chinese soldier’s helmet following violent clashes with military forces during the demonstrations

Communist party redoubles efforts to silence any mention of Tiananmen Square in the run-up to the 25th anniversary of the bloody suppression of the student protests

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Libyan army clashes with Islamist militants, nine killed

Residents hide near a burning car during clashes between members of Islamist militant group Ansar al-Sharia and a Libyan army special forces unit in the Ras Obeida area in Benghazi November 25, 2013. REUTERS-Esam Omran Al-Fetori

Residents hide near a burning car during clashes between members of Islamist militant group Ansar al-Sharia and a Libyan army special forces unit in the Ras Obeida area in Benghazi November 25, 2013. REUTERS-Esam Omran Al-Fetori

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Unmarked Military Gunboats Patrol Louisiana Canals

Infowars.com
October 26, 2013

A video shows unmarked military gunboats patrolling the canals around Slidell, Louisiana.

Apparently, the residents have never seen this in the area before.

Is this part of some kind of drill or is it just normal now in the new Amerika to see armed troops patrolling public canals?

Egypt announces full-scale assault on Sinai militants

Israel welcomes ‘impressive’ counter-terrorism campaign against insurgency that was sparked by Morsi’s overthrow

Crackdown on Sinai militants

Egyptian soldiers stand guard on a minaret in the border town of Rafah in the Sinai peninsula where the army has launched a crackdown on militants. Photograph: Said Khatib/AFP/Getty Images

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Egypt‘s army has announced a full-scale assault on militant areas in the restive northern Sinai desert, in what a senior Israeli official has approvingly called Egypt’s first-ever serious counter-terrorism campaign in the region.

Since July, militant Islamist groups in Sinai, the peninsular sandwiched between Egypt and Israel, have killed dozens of police and army officers in an insurgency sparked by anger at ex-president Mohamed Morsi‘s July overthrow. A Sinai-based cell also claimed responsibility for last week’s failed assassination attempt on Egypt’s interior minister, and the unrest has been used to justify a brutal state-led crackdown on more moderate and largely peaceful Morsi supporters in Cairo.

On Saturday, Egypt’s army said it killed 30 militants in an assault on 12 villages. Locals said the strikes involved six military helicopters and 50 soldiers going from house to house.

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