SUN SUNI KHABAR MARCH 14TH, 2016
KURDISH FORCES HOLD AMERICAN WHO LEFT ISIS TERRITORY
An American man emerged from ISIS territory and is currently being detained by Kurdish forces. According to a report from Kurdish officials, the man was fighting for ISIS, but left their ground to turn himself in. He claims to have Iraqi and Palestinian lineage, but U.S. citizenship. A statement from the United States State Department said that when the man first emerged from ISIS territory, Kurdish forces thought that he may have been a suicide bomber and fired shots at him. However, the man turned himself in to the soldiers after being fired at.
AMTRAK TRAIN CRASH INJURES 32
A Chicago bound Amtrak train derailed early Monday morning in rural Kansas. Official reports indicate that as many as 32 people were taken to the hospital for treatment, but 29 of them were released by midmorning. Five of the nine passenger cars that the train had derailed approximately 20 miles west of Dodge County, Kansas. An Amtrak spokesperson said that there are no life threatening injuries at this point, but declined to comment on the exact nature of the injuries.
KASICH’S CAMPAIGN DEPENDENT ON 13 MINUTES
Ohio Governor John Kasich has gone largely unnoticed in this presidential race, failing to secure even a single state thus far. However, he was catapulted into prominence on Monday when a Marco Rubio supporter filed a petition which objected to hundreds of signatures from the Kasich campaign to get their candidate on the ballot. Kasich’s legal team said that the petition was 13 minutes late, rendering it void. In response to the issue, Republican frontrunner Donald Trump fired off several tweets, lamenting Kasich’s absence from the ballot, and saying the Ohio governor would not win the nomination. However, the tweets proved to be factually inaccurate, as Kasich is still on the ballot.
CONFIRMED CASE OF LASSA FEVER AT EMORY UNIVERSITY
A car bomb exploded in the Turkish capital of Ankara on Sunday, killing 27 and wounding as many as 75. Officials say the blast, which could be heard several hundred kilometers away, was most likely engineered by the Kurdistan Worker’s Party, or the PKK. The Ankara government blamed the PKK for a similar blast that took place on February 17th. Currently, Turkey is the target of many terror threats, as it is part of a United Nations Coalition fighting ISIS on the borders of Syria and Israel. In the southeast region of Turkey, a long standing ceasefire collapsed, leading to the worst fights with the PKK that Turkey has seen since the 1990s.