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US troops in Iraq knew of Iranian attack 2.5 hours ahead of time – report

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US troops stationed at a base targeted last week in a devastating, but not deadly, Iranian missile attack had advance warning of the assault, buying them time to either leave or take shelter in bunkers before rockets rained down on their location, CNN reported.

In what marked the first time media were given access to the base since the attack, the cable station on Saturday reviewed impact sites and spoke with troops who were on the ground in the Al-Asad air base during the attack.

Iran fired over a dozen missiles as two bases in Iraq — Al-Asad and another base in the northern city of Irbil — housing US troops last Wednesday, in revenge for a US drone strike that killed senior Iranian commander Gen. Qassem Soleimani a few days earlier.

US troops stationed at a base targeted last week in a devastating, but not deadly, Iranian missile attack had advance warning of the assault, buying them time to either leave or take shelter in bunkers before rockets rained down on their location, CNN reported.

In what marked the first time media were given access to the base since the attack, the cable station on Saturday reviewed impact sites and spoke with troops who were on the ground in the Al-Asad air base during the attack.

Iran fired over a dozen missiles as two bases in Iraq — Al-Asad and another base in the northern city of Irbil — housing US troops last Wednesday, in revenge for a US drone strike that killed senior Iranian commander Gen. Qassem Soleimani a few days earlier.

An Arab diplomatic source told CNN that the Iraqis had warned the US in advance of which bases would be hit after receiving the information from the Iranians. Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi said the Iranians gave an official verbal message warning Iraq shortly before the attack started.

Many troops at Al-Asad were evacuated from the base some two and a half hours before the missile attack started, and those who remained hunkered down in shelters, CNN reported.

Beginning at just after 1:30 a.m. Wednesday there were four volleys of rockets that hit Al-Asad, some coming down directly on living quarters that had been evacuated due to the warnings.

CNN said little was left of the living quarters hit due to the blast damage and a fire that raged for hours afterwards. Footage from the site showed shattered buildings and large craters in the ground.

Although most troops were moved out of harm’s way, the information the US received indicated that there might be a ground assault on the base too. As a result, some soldiers remained deployed outside in the open, maintaining the perimeter as the explosions rocked the base.

US troops stationed at a base targeted last week in a devastating, but not deadly, Iranian missile attack had advance warning of the assault, buying them time to either leave or take shelter in bunkers before rockets rained down on their location, CNN reported.

In what marked the first time media were given access to the base since the attack, the cable station on Saturday reviewed impact sites and spoke with troops who were on the ground in the Al-Asad air base during the attack.

Iran fired over a dozen missiles as two bases in Iraq — Al-Asad and another base in the northern city of Irbil — housing US troops last Wednesday, in revenge for a US drone strike that killed senior Iranian commander Gen. Qassem Soleimani a few days earlier.

An Arab diplomatic source told CNN that the Iraqis had warned the US in advance of which bases would be hit after receiving the information from the Iranians. Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi said the Iranians gave an official verbal message warning Iraq shortly before the attack started.

Many troops at Al-Asad were evacuated from the base some two and a half hours before the missile attack started, and those who remained hunkered down in shelters, CNN reported.

This satellite image provided on January 8, 2020, by Middlebury Institute of International Studies and Planet Labs Inc. shows the damage caused from an Iranian missile strike at the Ain al-Asad air base in Iraq. (Planet Labs Inc./Middlebury Institute of International Studies via AP)

Beginning at just after 1:30 a.m. Wednesday there were four volleys of rockets that hit Al-Asad, some coming down directly on living quarters that had been evacuated due to the warnings.

CNN said little was left of the living quarters hit due to the blast damage and a fire that raged for hours afterwards. Footage from the site showed shattered buildings and large craters in the ground.

Although most troops were moved out of harm’s way, the information the US received indicated that there might be a ground assault on the base too. As a result, some soldiers remained deployed outside in the open, maintaining the perimeter as the explosions rocked the base.

US sources told CNN that Iran was “not that concerned” with preventing US casualties, and that if precautions had not been taken, the rockets “could potentially have caused significant US casualties.”

Lt-Col Staci Coleman, who remained in a shelter during the attack, described the experience as “extremely scary.”

“We knew something was happening but we didn’t know exactly what,” Coleman related. “As the time drew closer, we kind of felt we had an indication of what it might be but we still weren’t certain. We had advance warning there may be some rockets followed by a base incursion. So we had to keep our security forces out to make sure we were safe from that.”

Coleman said the pressure from the blasts as the missiles exploded on the ground was so strong they could see the bunker doors pushed inward and then sucked back out again with each impact.

The rockets continued to fall intermittently for the next two hours. At dawn officers emerged from the bunkers to review the damage.

According to the US there were no injuries in the attack. Iran has claimed, without offering evidence, that dozens of US troops were killed.

Iran for days had promised to respond forcefully to Soleimani’s killing, but its limited strike on two bases appeared to signal that it was also uninterested in a wider clash with the US.

Although some Iranian officials have threatened that more attacks will follow, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted after the barrage that the country had “concluded proportionate measures in self-defense.”

Source: www.timesofisrael.com

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Video: I Prophecy TB Joshua’s death – Prophet Nigel Gaisie – ghanapublisher.com

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The founder and leader of Hill Chapel Worldwide Prophetic , Prophet Nigel Gaisie has linked a prophecy he gave during 31st December 2020 night vigil to the death of Nigerian popular prophet TB Joshua.

“On Saturday 5th June 2021, Prophet TB Joshua spoke during the Emmanuel TV Partners Meeting: “Time for everything — time to come here for prayer and time to return home after the service,” T.B. Joshua Ministries wrote in a Facebook post. “God has taken His servant Prophet TB Joshua home — as it should be by divine will. His last moments on earth were spent in the service of God. This is what he was born for, lived for and died for.”
Joshua’s cause of death was not stated. Since his rise to prominence in the late 1990s, the popular preacher was renowned for his philanthropy, prosperity teachings, and purported healings and miracles.
In a recent facebook post by Prophet Nigel Gaisie, he posted an edited video with TB Joshua’s image and a prophecy he gave during 31st December 2020 night vigil.
The prophecy which was numbered 7 among his prophecies said a famous man of God will pass on but did not mention a specific name of the man or the country the man comes from.
Below is the post
A Great Loss To The Body Of Christ…..ANOTHER REASON WHY,THE CHURCH SHOULD LOVE AND PROTECT ITS OWN…..PNG.
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Video: Ghanaian Lady shot dead in Miami

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A Ghanaian woman believed to be in her 30s has reportedly been shot and killed in the US.

The lady in question has been identified as Rachel Maame Adwoa Amuah.

She is reported to have been shot dead around 1:20am on the seventh-floor of a high rise building on the 698 NE First Avenue on Thursday, May 6, 2021.

Miami Local 10 News reporter that the police after receiving a distress call in the area found the victim severely wounded around her neck from an apparent gunshot.

Reports say she was taken to the Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center in critical condition. She reportedly died shortly after.

A Miami Police officer named Kenia Fallat is quoted as saying “Right now, we have one person that has been detained and one possible witness that we are questioning at this time.”

 

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Breaking: Billionaires Bill Gates and wife Melinda to get divorced after 27 years – ghanapublisher.com

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In a message on the Microsoft founder’s Twitter account, the couple said they made the decision after “a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship”.

Gates, the fourth richest man in the world with a net worth of $130bn, married Melinda in January 1994.

“Over the last 27 years, we have raised three incredible children and built a foundation that works all over the world to enable all people to lead healthy, productive lives,” they said.

“We continue to share a belief in that mission and will continue our work together at the foundation, but we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives.

“We ask for space and privacy for our family as we begin to navigate this new life.

The couple, who married on a golf course on the Hawaiian island of Lanai, have three children together – Jennifer, Rory and Phoebe.

They live in an earth-sheltered mansion in the side of a hill overlooking Lake Washington in Medina, Washington.

 

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