September 21, 2018

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Hizbollah chief boasts of moving 'high-precision' weapons under Israel's nose

Hizbollah chief boasts of moving 'high-precision' weapons under Israel's noseThe leader of Lebanon's militant Hizbollah has boasted the group now possesses "highly accurate" missiles despite Israeli attempts to prevent it from acquiring such weapons. Hassan Nasrallah did not offer specifics on the precision weapons, but his comments prompted a reply from Israel's Prime Minister. Benjamin Netanyahu warned the Hizbollah leader that "if he confronts us, he will receive a lethal blow that he can't even imagine." Israel worries that Hezbollah has been improving its capabilities and Israeli officials have said they will not allow "game-changing" weapons, such as guided missiles, to reach the group. In recent months, Israel has acknowledged carrying out scores of strikes in Syria, most of them believed aimed at halting suspected arms shipments for Hizbollah from Iran, its main backer and Israel's archenemy. Female supporters of Lebanon's Hizbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah chant slogans as he addresses his supporters via a screen Credit: Reuters On Thursday, Nasrallah claimed Israeli strikes in Syria to prevent Hizbollah from acquiring precise missiles were ineffective. "I tell (Israel) no matter what it did to cut the route, it is over. It has already been achieved," he said, adding that Hizbollah "now possesses precision missiles and non-precision and weapons capabilities." Nasrallah was speaking during a traditional televised speech at the end of Ashoura, a top religious holy day for Shia Muslims that lasts for 10 days. He told supporters to be confident and Israelis to be concerned of Hizbollah's capabilities. Nasrallah said the balance of power in the region has changed. Hizbollah has thousands of fighters in Syria supporting President Bashar Assad's forces in the civil war. "If Israel imposes a war on Lebanon, Israel will face a destiny and reality it didn't expect any day," Nasrallah said. A general view shows Russian fighter jets on the tarmac at the Russian Hmeimim military base in Latakia province, in the northwest of Syria Credit: AFP Nasrallah's speech was broadcast on a large screen to supporters in Beirut's majority-Shia suburb of Dahiya. On Wednesday, Nasrallah said Israeli claims to have targeted a shipment to Hezbollah in Syria's Latakia province earlier this week were "lies." Hizbollah fighters will continue to be deployed in Syria, he said, but perhaps in lesser numbers due to reduced fighting there after Syrian government forces regained control of most rebel-held areas. Nasrallah also urged supporters to rally behind Iran, saying it's facing hard times as more US sanctions take effect in November. 


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Three killed during drug distribution centre shooting in Maryland, America

Three killed during drug distribution centre shooting in Maryland, AmericaThree people were killed on Thursday morning in a shooting at a drug distribution centre in northeast Maryland, officials said. A law enforcement official with knowledge of the shooting stressed that the number of dead is based on preliminary information. The official wasn't authorised to discuss details by name and spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press. A suspect was taken into custody and was in critical condition, Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler told a news conference. It appears there was only one weapon, a handgun, that was used and there were no shots fired by responding law enforcement officers, Mr Gahler said. Mr Gahler also said multiple people had been killed and wounded in the shooting, without giving any other details on casualties. Mr Gahler said the call about shots fired came in from the Rite Aid distribution centre at about 9:06 am and deputies and other officers were on the scene in just over five minutes. Authorities say multiple people have been shot in northeast Maryland  Credit: Jerry Jackson /The Baltimore Sun via AP "We are so preliminary in this investigation," Mr Gahler said. "It's so important that we deal in facts." He said authorities don't want to "make it worse" for the families involved by giving out incorrect information. The attack came nearly three months after a man armed with a shotgun attacked a newspaper office in Annapolis, Maryland, killing five staff members. Authorities accused Jarrod W. Ramos of attacking The Capital Gazette because of a longstanding grudge against the paper. The FBI had described the Aberdeen incident as an "active shooter situation" and said its Baltimore field office was assisting. Police officials said that the suspected shooter had been detained Credit: Jerry Jackson /The Baltimore Sun via AP In a tweet, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said his office is monitoring the situation in Aberdeen and that the state stands ready to offer any support. Susan Henderson, spokesman for the drugstore chain Rite Aid, said the shooting happened on the campus of a company distribution centre in Aberdeen. She described it as a support facility adjacent to a larger building. Harford County Executive Barry Glassman said that unfortunately, incidents like this are "becoming a too-often occurrence not only in Harford County but in the country."


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Maryland shooting: 'Rite Aid employee' who shot six people in Aberdeen has died from self-inflicted injuries

Maryland shooting: 'Rite Aid employee' who shot six people in Aberdeen has died from self-inflicted injuriesA number of people have been killed in a shooting at a distribution centre in Maryland. Officials have confirmed that seven people were shot with four deceased, including the lone suspect who has since been identified as 26-year-old Snochia Moseley from Baltimore County. The shooting took place at a Rite Aid - a national pharmacy chain – distribution centre in Aberdeen.


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