Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Disgusting Beyond Belief! Congrats! for Taking Down Calais! Here you go. Hypocrites!


France Tears Down 'Jungle' in Calais

Voice of America - ‎7 hours ago‎
Crews destroy shelters as migrants are directed through processing centers in an effort to clear out the port of Calais camp Tuesday. The demolition of "the jungle" is part of a French government plan to wipe out what has become a symbol of Europe's ...

More Migrants Leave Calais 'Jungle' Camp as Demolition Begins

New York Times - ‎11 hours ago‎
CALAIS, France — Young men with scarves wrapped around their faces to ward off the morning cold and with bags and suitcases in tow continued to trickle out of the migrant camp near the French port of Calais on Tuesday, the second day of a long-awaited ...

Migrants evicted from miserable Calais camp leave with bittersweet memories

Washington Post - ‎5 hours ago‎
CALAIS, France — As French authorities began demolishing parts of the notorious “Jungle” camp Tuesday, hundreds of migrants lined up with all of their possessions for transport to asylum centers elsewhere in France. More than 2,500 migrants have left ...

Workers wield sledgehammers to tear down Calais "Jungle"

Reuters - ‎7 hours ago‎
"The migrants have known for a long time this was going to happen," the Calais region's prefect, Fabienne Buccio, told Reuters after arriving at the camp escorted by between 150 and 200 riot police. "We are making sure it is done properly. We define an ...

Calais 'Jungle': Demolition of massive migrant camp begins

CNN - ‎11 hours ago‎
Authorities dismantled part of the camp early this year, but it failed to stop more and more migrants from arriving, with high hopes of crossing the Eurotunnel from Calais to reach the UK, just over 30 miles away. The Jungle has become a gritty symbol ...

Aid groups warn kids at risk as Calais camp demolition begins

USA TODAY - ‎11 hours ago‎
Teams started dismantling structures housing migrants at a camp in the northern French town of Calais on Tuesday, as human rights organizations warned that hundreds of children were at risk. The United Nations said around 2,000 migrants voluntarily ...

Photos Show The Calais 'Jungle' Going Up In Flames

Huffington Post - ‎5 hours ago‎
It's the beginning of the end for the so-called “Jungle” refugee camp in the northern French city of Calais, where thousands had sought refuge while waiting for an opportunity to start new lives in the United Kingdom. French authorities began ...

France begins dismantling Calais 'Jungle' refugee camp

Aljazeera.com - ‎8 hours ago‎
French crews have begun disassembling makeshift shelters in the so-called "Jungle" refugee camp near Calaisin France as residents are bussed to shelters around the country. Wearing hard hats and orange overalls, French workers on Tuesday used ...

Crews Begin Dismantling the Calais 'Jungle' Migrant Camp

TIME - ‎12 hours ago‎
Crews have started dismantling the “Jungle” migrant camp in Calais, France, the Associated Press reports. Roughly 1,900 migrants left the slum voluntarily on Monday to travel to other centers across France, as more than 1,200 police and government ...

Calais refugees set sights on UK rather than France, for economic reasons

Marketplace.org - ‎5 hours ago‎
Migrants leave with their luggage at the Jungle migrant camp in Calais, France. Migrants are leaving the Jungle migrant and refugee camp by coach for a second day as French authorities clear the camp of an estimated 7000 people ahead of its demolition.

Calais Jungle: French migrant camp's demolition begins

The Mercury News - ‎4 hours ago‎
CALAIS, France (AP) — Crews in hard hats and orange jumpsuits on Tuesday started dismantling a makeshift camp in France that has become a symbol of Europe's migrant crisis while thousands of people remained there waiting to be relocated. The workers ...

French Authorities Begin to Dismantle Calais 'Jungle'

Wall Street Journal - ‎12 hours ago‎
PARIS—French authorities on Tuesday started tearing down sections of the sprawling migrant camp in the coastal town of Calais as part of France's most concerted effort so far to end a humanitarian crisis in its own backyard. Government workers began ...

Calais camp demolition begins as charities call for protection of minors

The Guardian - ‎7 hours ago‎
The demolition of the makeshift camp in Calais began on Tuesday, as charities said the measures were unacceptable while children remained and calls were made for all the children to be registered and taken to safety. Crews wearing hard hats and orange ...

THE NEW JUNGLE: Migrants on mission to get to Britain head from Calais to new Dunkirk camp

Express.co.uk - ‎3 hours ago‎
There are now fears the growing human trafficking trade will simply shift 30 miles up the northern French coast to the Dunkirk area. The operation to remove the remaining migrants and destroy the Calais camp is expected to last all week. Squads of ...

As Calais refugee camp clears, can tech innovations provide answers?

Christian Science Monitor - ‎4 hours ago‎
There's the Refugee Info Bus, which brought a free Wi-Fi hotspot into the Calais camp. There are the countless Facebook groups for – and sometimes by – refugees seeking a place to squat, a host with a roof, credit for their phones, or navigation ...

Calais 'Jungle': Demolition crews pull down migrant camp

BBC News - ‎10 hours ago‎
Crews have begun dismantling the "Jungle" migrant camp in Calais with sledgehammers as its inhabitants leave by coach for other parts of France. Workers in hard hats and orange jumpsuits pulled down unoccupied tents and shacks by hand. More than ...

Calais camp: demolition crews move in

The Guardian - ‎12 hours ago‎
Crews in hard hats and orange jumpsuits have started dismantling the makeshift camp in Calais that has become a symbol of Europe's refugee crisis, as thousands of people remained there waiting to be relocated. The workers tore down plywood cabins, ...

Evacuation in progress, crews tear down French migrant camp in Calais

Chicago Tribune - ‎9 hours ago‎
The workers used their gloved hands to tear down flimsy plywood shelters, tarp-covered huts and other temporary buildings at the camp in the port city of Calais known as "the jungle." Backhoes, construction dumpsters and trucks carted off the debris.

For Calais refugees, this is the bulldozing of hope as well as home

The Guardian - ‎10 hours ago‎
The dismantling of the Calais refugee camp brings a sense of deja vu for those of us who followed the eviction of the Idomeni camp on the Greece-Macedonia border in May. The streams of buses; the heavy machinery waiting to destroy the tents and shacks; ...

What Is Happening to the Children of the Calais 'Jungle'?

Newsweek - ‎7 hours ago‎
A short drive from the orderly streets of the Calais town center, past a series of warehouses and fuel stations, is one of the most startling scenes in modern Europe: the squalid, sprawling, overcrowded migrant camp often called the “Jungle.” Before ...

Calais camp scuffles break out as 2000 refugees prepare to leave

The Guardian - ‎15 hours ago‎
Up to 2,000 people were expected to leave the Calais refugee camp on Tuesday, as isolated scuffles broke out on the second day of an attempt by the French government to clear the site. On Monday night the UK Home Office and French officials held talks ...

Diplomacy would have prevented Calais migrant debacle: Mallick

Toronto Star - ‎6 hours ago‎
A view of the Calais "Jungle" camp taken late on Tuesday during the demolition of the camp, in Calais, northern France, as hundreds of migrants boarded buses on the second day of a massive operation to clear the squalid settlement. More than 1,900 left ...

Calais 'Jungle' camp demolition resumes after night of violence (VIDEOS)

RT - ‎12 hours ago‎
According to French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, as of Monday, 1,918 migrants had left Calais on buses headed for 80 accommodation centers across France. AFP reported some 45 buses had left the camp Tuesday morning. Hundreds queued up in ...

French Police Called to Calais Migrant 'Jungle' Camp

Wall Street Journal - ‎12 hours ago‎
French police were deployed to Calais on Tuesday to keep order among migrants at the "Jungle" - a makeshift camp along the French border. Dozens of migrants had jumped over railings in an attempt to get to the camp's temporary processing center, the ...

French Police Launch Demolition Of “Jungle” Refugee Camp In Calais

Center for Research on Globalization - ‎5 hours ago‎
The Pas-de-Calais police prefecture's press release stated, “Over 700 journalists are now accredited. They can rely on the services of the Pas-de-Calais prefecture, who are doing their best to reconcile journalists' ability to report on the operation ...

Evicting migrants: Calais's never-ending operation

CBC.ca - ‎15 hours ago‎
Overlooking the Strait of Dover, Calais is a short ferry crossing or 35-minute underwater tunnel trip to England. That's agonizingly close for the countless migrants who have tried and failed to make the crossing illegally while dreaming of greater ...

France Begins Demolishing Calais 'Jungle' Camp

Voice of America - ‎9 hours ago‎
Workers began demolishing the port of Calais "Jungle" camp Tuesday as part of a French government plan to clear what has become a symbol of Europe's refugee crisis. Hundreds of migrants boarded buses on the second day of a massive operation to ...

Watch live: thousands evicted as Calais 'Jungle' camp demolition begins

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎19 hours ago‎
More Calais refugees and migrants are set to join the thousands who left the "Jungle" camp on Monday as the authorities prepare to dismantle the squalid settlement. Thousands of people packed their bags on the first day of the mass exodus, French ...

Calais: French workers begin demolishing 'Jungle' asylum seeker camp, officials warn of 'mini-camps'

ABC Online - ‎6 hours ago‎
French workers have begun demolishing the "Jungle" asylum seeker camp in Calais, wielding sledgehammers to tear down makeshift dwellings as former residents — many seeking entry to Britain — were moved out.

Dismantling the 'jungle' migrant camp in Calais, France

Baltimore Sun - ‎8 hours ago‎
France began the mass evacuation Monday of the makeshift “jungle” migrant camp in Calais, a mammoth project to erase the humanitarian blight on its northern border, where thousands fleeing war or poverty have lived in squalor, most hoping to sneak into ...

Obaid Karki's Painful Politics: They’re sitting ducks, if they stay back, tending wounds & guarding ghost’s towns than hit and run.

الي لقاء في كربلا يامقحبة مقتدي
در كربلا اب نبود بيبسي كولا بود
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2016 — As of yesterday, Iraqi forces have taken an estimated 800 square kilometers from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in the battle for the city that began Oct. 17, U.S. officials told reporters today at a Pentagon briefing.
Speaking on background, they said the battle to retake Mosul from ISIL has seen good initial gains and is proceeding as planned, as U.S. advisers continue to be embedded with Iraqi forces, providing advice behind the frontlines from mobile headquarters that move as the frontlines shift.
Whether directly or indirectly, the vast majority of the thousands of U.S. troops in Iraq are supporting the effort to retake Mosul, they said.
Progress Expected to Slow Closer to Mosul
The operation will move at the pace of forces on the ground, the officials said, and fighting is expected to intensify as the Iraqi army and Kurdish peshmerga forces move closer to the dense, urban environment of Mosul where they will be dealing with the complexities of a crowded, urban environment and a substantial defense from the enemy.
Mosul is the most heavily defended city in Iraq, the officials explained, with obstacles including t-walls, berms, trenches and fields of improvised explosive devices.
ISIL is ceding territory as the counter-ISIL forces continue their advance toward Mosul, the officials noted, and is expected to try to divert attention away from its movements, with those tactics already including suicide attacks, vehicle bombs and deliberately set structure fires.
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Peshmerga forces 5 miles from Iraq's Mosul in key battle against ISIS

CNN - ‎Oct 23, 2016‎
ISIS executed about 40 people celebrating the "liberation" of their villages by Iraqi forces, a Mosul official said. Dozens of ISIS militants were killed in the Peshmerga push to Mosul'soutskirts; Two Christian towns -- Hamdaniya and Bartella -- were ...

Pentagon Expects Mosul Push to Unlock Trove of ISIS Intelligence

New York Times - ‎Oct 22, 2016‎
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is sending dozens of additional intelligence analysts to Iraq to pore over a trove of information that is expected to be recovered in the offensive to recapture Mosul from the Islamic State, data that could offer new clues ...

Mosul offensive: ISIS kills hundreds of men and boys, Iraqi source says

CNN - ‎Oct 23, 2016‎
"Life will be restored to normal in the next few hours" Karim said Sunday, adding that security checkpoints in the city would be reopened. He did not mention how many security forces and civilians were killed in the ISIS offensive. What's happening in ...

Darkness at Noon: ISIS Sets Oil and Sulfur Fires in the Battle for Mosul

TIME - ‎Oct 23, 2016‎
Here in the Iraqi town of Qayyarah, in the desert south of Mosul, the sun is an orange orb burning through a screen of black and gray clouds that cover the sky. The sky at midafternoon is the color of dusk, and the air is painful to breathe. Retreating ...

Turkey's Push to Join Battle for Mosul Inflames Tension With Iraq

New York Times - ‎Oct 23, 2016‎
ERBIL, Iraq — A dispute between Iraq and Turkey has emerged as a dramatic geopolitical sideshow to the complicated military campaign to retake Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, from the Islamic State. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey has ...

What happens to ISIS after it loses Mosul?

CNN - ‎Oct 24, 2016‎
Others, such as former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, are keen to strengthen Baghdad's position, and are therefore against affording too much autonomy to the provinces. This debate on federalism is expected to continue even after ISIS loses control of ...

Ash Carter: Mosul support plan needed after ISIL ousted

USA TODAY - ‎Oct 23, 2016‎
The arduous task of wresting the Iraqi city of Mosul from Islamic State militants will ultimately be completed and a stabilization plan must be developed, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Sunday. Carter visited the Kurdish capital of Irbil in ...

Mosul offensive: Turkish and Kurdish forces launch attacks on IS

BBC News - ‎Oct 23, 2016‎
Kurdish forces have carried out new attacks on positions of so-called Islamic State (IS) in northern Iraq to retake the town of Bashiqa, near Mosul. Kurdish Peshmerga commanders said they made large advances into IS territory and secured part of a ...

The Islamic State After Mosul

New York Times - ‎Oct 24, 2016‎
After all, it was in Mosul that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi — the city's leader for two years before he became the Islamic State's leader in 2010 — declared a caliphate from the pulpit of an iconic 12th-century mosque. If the Islamic State loses Mosul, the ...

Mosul: Turkey insists its forces 'cannot remain idle'

BBC News - ‎Oct 22, 2016‎
Turkey has insisted that its forces cannot remain idle during the fight to drive so-called Islamic State militants from the Iraqi city of Mosul. PM Binali Yildirim said it might be necessary to take action because Iraq and the US had not kept their ...

Iraqi forces advance near Mosul as ISIS attacks western town

Fox News - ‎Oct 23, 2016‎
KHAZER, Iraq – Iraqi Kurdish forces pushed toward Mosul on Sunday, cordoning off eight villages and coming within 5 ½ miles of the northern city held by the Islamic State group, which staged an attack in a western town hundreds of miles away in an ...

Mosul offensive: ISIS militants fleeing to Syria, says tribal leader

CNN International - ‎Oct 24, 2016‎
Coalition forces celebrated better-than-expected territorial gains over the weekend and artillery fire pummeled ISIS positions in the encircled town of Bashiqa early Monday morning in the relentless push for Mosul. According to the Iraqi Joint ...

Flee or Stay? For Mosul Residents, Both Choices Are Risky

New York Times - ‎Oct 21, 2016‎
Iraqi and Kurdish forces backed by a U.S.-led coalition have launched an assault to retake Mosuland surrounding areas from Islamic State militants. Civilians returned to their village south of Mosul on Friday after it was liberated. Credit Thaier Al ...

Battle of Mosul Has Bearing on Two Presidencies

Wall Street Journal - ‎Oct 23, 2016‎
For President Barack Obama, Mosul is reverberating beyond his broader fight against Islamic State and into his legacy as a reluctant wartime president. It is an opportunity for Mr. Obama to secure a victory in a region that has given him few, but also ...

The battle for Mosul: The beginning of the end

Aljazeera.com - ‎Oct 23, 2016‎
Typically they require huge numbers of troops, are painstakingly slow and result in high levels of casualties particularly among the civilian population. Yet, the Iraqi government is not fighting a conventional war and, as it prepares to wrest back ...

Defense Secretary Carter gets closer assessment of Mosul anti-ISIS fight

Fox News - ‎Oct 23, 2016‎
IRBIL, Iraq – U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter visited Irbil on Sunday for a closer assessment of the fight against the Islamic State group in northern Iraq and to hear from Kurdish leaders whose forces launched a new offensive in the operation to ...

Turkey-Iraq relations remain tense on Mosul

Fox News - ‎Oct 24, 2016‎
Iraq has objected to the presence of some 500 Turkish troops who are training Sunni Arab and Kurdish forces at a base near Mosul, saying they are there without permission from Baghdad. Turkey has refused to withdraw them, and insists it will play a ...

Iraqi forces launch new attack northeast of Mosul

Fox News - ‎Oct 23, 2016‎
The forces taking part in the Mosul offensive include Iraqi troops, the peshmerga, Sunni tribal fighters and state-sanctioned Shiite militias. Many fear the operation could heighten tensions between Iraq's different communities, which are allied ...

US troops, embedded with Iraqi brigades and battalions, push toward Mosul'scity center

Military Times - ‎19 hours ago‎
One week into the battle for Mosul, U.S. troops are embedded with Iraqi battalion- and brigade-level units, pushing forward with mobile headquarters elements as the fight moves toward the dense city center, according to U.S. officials familiar with the ...

Mosul fight could send wave of terrorists home to Europe, officials warn

Fox News - ‎Oct 24, 2016‎
The U.S.-backed Iraqi operation to retake the Islamic State hub of Mosul could send thousands of fighters who traveled from Europe back home -- a process made easier as ISIS forges travel documents, European officials warned Sunday. ADVERTISEMENT.

Obama hoping for quick Mosul victory to validate ISIS strategy, boost Hillary Clinton

Washington Times - ‎Oct 23, 2016‎
clouded: Islamic State fighters have ignited oil wells outside Mosul to create a smokescreen for U.S.-backed Iraqi and Kurdish forces. A successful liberation of Iraq's second-largest city would bolster President Obama's legacy of leading from behind.

Battle for Mosul: How ISIS is fighting to keep its Iraqi stronghold

CNN - ‎Oct 24, 2016‎
(CNN) One week into the battle for Mosul, and the vast coalition seeking to oust ISIS from Iraq's second city is making swifter than expected progress. But for all its gains -- 78 villages liberated, and nearly 800 ISIS fighters killed as of Monday ...

Mosul battle: Hundreds treated over toxic fumes in Iraq

BBC News - ‎Oct 22, 2016‎
The US military says IS fighters set the plant on fire earlier this week, as they fled an advance by pro-government forces on their Mosul stronghold. On Saturday, US soldiers at a base near Mosul donned protective masks as wind blew smoke towards them.

ISIS Fighters in Iraq Attack Kirkuk, Diverting Attention From Mosul

New York Times - ‎Oct 21, 2016‎
ERBIL, Iraq — Facing a broad offensive from Iraqi and Kurdish troops, the Islamic State has defended villages around Mosul with its signature tactics of suicide car attacks and roadside bombs. But on Friday morning, militants attacked the strategic ...

How will the battle for Mosul affect Iraq?

Aljazeera.com - ‎Oct 23, 2016‎
The battle for Mosul is intensifying as Iraqi government forces and Kurdish troops edge closer towards the country's second-largest city. According to the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) interior ministry, the Iraqi army is only five kilometres from ...

Battle for Mosul: Peshmerga seizes Bashiqa from ISIL

Aljazeera.com - ‎Oct 23, 2016‎
Kurdish Peshmerga have taken the town of Bashiqa near Mosul from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) as coalition forces pressed their offensive against the armed group's last urban stronghold in Iraq. A US official said Masoud Barzani ...

Iraqi Kurds Seize Town Near Mosul, As Offensive Presses On

Huffington Post - ‎Oct 23, 2016‎
ERBIL, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Kurdish fighters said they had taken the town of Bashiqa near Mosulfrom Islamic State on Sunday as coalition forces pressed their offensive against the jihadists' last stronghold in Iraq. Masoud Barzani, President of the Iraqi ...

Iraq rejects Turkish role in Mosul battle, as forces advance toward city

Washington Post - ‎Oct 22, 2016‎
BAGHDAD — Iraq's prime minister on Saturday rejected the possibility of Turkish involvement in the current campaign to liberate Mosul from the Islamic State, just a day after Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter announced that he had reached an ...

Limited gains in first week of Iraq's Mosul offensive

Fox News - ‎Oct 23, 2016‎
KHAZER, Iraq – In the week since Iraq launched an operation to retake Mosul from the Islamic State group, its forces have pushed toward the city from the north, east and south, battling the militants in a belt of mostly uninhabited towns and villages.

The history of Mosul, in five maps

Washington Post - ‎Oct 21, 2016‎
In 1165, Benjamin of Tudela, a medieval Spanish Jewish traveler, approached the city of Mosulon the banks of the Tigris. A visitor, even a thousand years ago, could marvel at its antiquity. "This city, situated on the confines of Persia, is of great ...
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