Monday, March 26, 2018

Daily Misfortune Wednesday March 21, 2018

Daily Misfortune Wednesday March 21, 2018 --- ===
Date: March 21, 2018 Wednesday


*Summary

  1. Saudi Arabian-led intervention in Yemen Houthis claim to have shot down a Royal Saudi Air Force F-15 jet over Sa'da provinceYemen(Sputnik News) Boko Haram insurgencyDapchi schoolgirls kidnapping Boko Haram releases most of the 110 Nigerian schoolgirls it had kidnapped in February 2018, and warns against sending them back to school. (The Globe and Mail)
  2. Accidents and incidents involving helicopters A Eurocopter 120 helicopter carrying five people crashes into the sea near Hardy Reef off the Whitsunday IslandsQueenslandAustralia. Two people are killed. (The Guardian)
  3. Aftermath of the 2015 Shoreham Airshow crash The Crown Prosecution Service charges pilot Andrew Hill with 11 counts of manslaughter by gross negligence and one count of endangering an aircraft over an accident at Shoreham Airshow in England(The Telegraph)
  4. Israel admits for the first time that it carried out an airstrike on a suspected nuclear reactor in Deir ez-Zor GovernorateSyria, on 6 September 2007. The strike allegedly killed ten North Koreanworkers. (Reuters)
  5. Poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal Russia holds a briefing on the case for all foreign diplomats in Moscow, where it accuses the United Kingdom of withholding evidence. (The Guardian)
  6. Austin serial bombings Mark Anthony Conditt, the main suspect in the serial bombings, dies after detonating a bomb in his vehicle while being pursued by Austin police officers. The police chief warns residents that while they believe the bomber is deceased, he may have sent more packages before his death. (CNN)
  7. Aftermath of the 2017 Parsons Green bombing The Independent claims the Metropolitan Police misidentified material in convicted bomber Ahmad Hassan's possession as not related to ISIS when in fact it was produced by the group. The newspaper says it has submitted evidence to the Central Criminal Court that could affect Hassan's sentence. (The Independent)
  8. Police in the Philippines fatally shoot 13 suspected drug dealers in Bulacan(France 24)
  9. March 21, 2018 Travis Air Force Base Vehicle With Propane Tanks Explodes At Gate A former taxi driver from India who lives in the San Francisco bay area 51-year-old Hafiz Kazi packed up his minivan with  five propane tanks, three gallon-size gasoline cans, and several cigarette lighters, and set it on fire and crashed and died after he approached the gate to Travis Air Force Base. Originally treated as a suspected terrorist attack, investigators sent in a bomb squad, but could find no jihad videos on his phone, nor any connections to terrorists, so his motive remains a total mystery.  

*Details
  1. Saudi Arabian-led intervention in Yemen Houthis claim to have shot down a Royal Saudi Air Force F-15 jet over Sa'da provinceYemen(Sputnik News) 
    1. Did Yemen Rebels Shoot Down an F-15 Fighter Jet? https://www.popularmechanics.comJan 9, 2018 - The civil war in Yemen appears to have claimed an American-made F-15 Eagle fighter. Over the weekend, Houthi rebels released a video in which they claim to have shot down a Panavia Tornado fighter, but later changed their story to an F-15. In response, the Saudi government reported the loss of a “twin ...
    2. Caught On Video: Houthi Rebels Shoot Down Another Saudi F-15 ... https://www.zerohedge.com/.../caught-video-houthi-rebels-shoot-down-another-saudi-...  On March 21, the Houthi insurgency in Yemen, also known as the Houthi rebellion, reportedly shot down a Saudi Arabian McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle, in the northwestern region of war-torn Yemen, cited Sputnik. A source within the Yemeni air defenses told Saba News Agency thatHouthi rebels ...
    3. Houthis Hit Saudi F-15 With Ground-To-Air Missile Over Yemen's ... https://southfront.org/houthis-shoot-down-saudi-f-15-with-ground-to...
    4. The Aviationist » Yemen's Houthis Claim Saudi F-15 Kill with SAM ...   claimed to be a Royal Saudi Air Force F-15Eagle being shot down by an unspecified surface to air (SAM) missile over Yemen's capital city of Sanaa. The video is alleged to have been obtained using a ground-mounted forward-looking infra-red sensor usually ... ideo released by the Houthis media wing clearly showed an unidentified warplane being hit by what appears to be a Soviet made R-27T missile. The Saudi-led collation revealed last November that the he Houthis had managed to turn Soviet-made R-27T air-to-air missiles into ground-to-air missiles.
  2. Boko Haram insurgencyDapchi schoolgirls kidnapping Boko Haram releases most of the 110 Nigerian schoolgirls it had kidnapped in February 2018, and warns against sending them back to school. (The Globe and Mail)
  3. Accidents and incidents involving helicopters A Eurocopter 120 helicopter carrying five people crashes into the sea near Hardy Reef off the Whitsunday IslandsQueenslandAustralia. Two people are killed. (The Guardian)
  4. Aftermath of the 2015 Shoreham Airshow crash The Crown Prosecution Service charges pilot Andrew Hill with 11 counts of manslaughter by gross negligence and one count of endangering an aircraft over an accident at Shoreham Airshow in England(The Telegraph)
  5. Israel admits for the first time that it carried out an airstrike on a suspected nuclear reactor in Deir ez-Zor GovernorateSyria, on 6 September 2007. The strike allegedly killed ten North Koreanworkers. (Reuters)
  6. Poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal Russia holds a briefing on the case for all foreign diplomats in Moscow, where it accuses the United Kingdom of withholding evidence. (The Guardian)
  7. Austin serial bombings Mark Anthony Conditt, the main suspect in the serial bombings, dies after detonating a bomb in his vehicle while being pursued by Austin police officers. The police chief warns residents that while they believe the bomber is deceased, he may have sent more packages before his death. (CNN)
  8. Aftermath of the 2017 Parsons Green bombing The Independent claims the Metropolitan Police misidentified material in convicted bomber Ahmad Hassan's possession as not related to ISIS when in fact it was produced by the group. The newspaper says it has submitted evidence to the Central Criminal Court that could affect Hassan's sentence. (The Independent)
  9. Police in the Philippines fatally shoot 13 suspected drug dealers in Bulacan(France 24)
  10. March 21, 2018 Travis Air Force Base Vehicle With Propane Tanks Explodes At Gate A former taxi driver from India who lives in the San Francisco bay area 51-year-old Hafiz Kazi packed up his minivan with  five propane tanks, three gallon-size gasoline cans, and several cigarette lighters, and set it on fire and crashed and died after he approached the gate to Travis Air Force Base. Originally treated as a suspected terrorist attack, investigators sent in a bomb squad, but could find no jihad videos on his phone, nor any connections to terrorists, so his motive remains a total mystery.