Tag: terrorism

Turkish Airlines Posts First Loss In 17 Years

Reading Time: 1 minute Turkish Airlines became the latest Middle East carrier to report a fall in fortunes this year, reporting a $350 million operating loss for the year. The figure compares with a $682 million profit figure in 2015 which suffered due to terrorism and a tenuous political environment in Turkey which led to the lowest traffic figures […]

Fort Lauderdale Shooter Was Passenger Who Legally Checked Handgun

Reading Time: 2 minutes The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has confirmed the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood (Florida) International Airport (FLL) shooter was an arriving passenger who used a handgun from his checked baggage. The suspect flew on two Delta Air Lines flights Jan. 6, originating in Anchorage (ANC) and connecting at Minneapolis (MSP) for a flight to FLL, according […]

U.S. Conducts Precision Air Strikes Against ISIL in Libya

Reading Time: 1 minute On Monday, at the request of the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), the United States military conducted precision air strikes against ISIL targets in Sirte, Libya, to support GNA-affiliated forces seeking to defeat ISIL in its primary stronghold in Libya. Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook stated that these strikes were authorized by the president […]

Russian Military Mi-8 Downed in Rebel-Held Idlib Province

Reading Time: 1 minute Reuters, citing the Russian Defence Ministry, report that a Russian military helicopter carrying five people was shot down in the north of Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province on Monday. According to the information provided by the Russian Defence Ministry, Russian military personnel on board a helicopter are dead. They died a “heroic death” on a humanitarian mission, Kremlin spokesman […]

IATA Statement on Atatürk Airport Terrorist Attack

Reading Time: 1 minute The International Air Transport Association (IATA) expressed outrage at last night’s attack at Atatürk Airport Istanbul, Turkey. “Once again, innocent travelers have been attacked in a cowardly and murderous act. Our thoughts are with the victims, and their families and friends,” said Tony Tyler, IATA’s Director General and CEO. “Air transport brings people together and […]

Top Fighter Jets Fighting ISIS in Syria

Reading Time: 10 minutes ISIS originated about a decade ago as an Al Qaeda offshoot and it is now a state within a state, complete with a “capital” in Raqqa, Syria. The movement controls a huge territory around Syria and Iraq. In response to rapid territorial gains made by ISIS and internationally condemned brutality, reported human rights abuses and […]