SUN SUNI KHABAR MARCH 15TH, 2016
RUSSIA WITHDRAWS FROM SYRIA
According to a statement from the Russian Defense Ministry, Russian planes are beginning to leave Syria. For the last few weeks, the Russians have been mounting an offensive against the Free Syrian Army in the Middle Eastern country, but after a tenuous ceasefire agreement engineered by the United States, they have begun to leave. While the majority of states are surprised by Russia’s move, the Syrian government was not. Bouthaina Shaaban, senior adviser to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, said that the move was made in coordination with the Syrian government.
SHOOTERS TIED TO PARIS ATTACKS
A raid tied to last year’s attacks on the Bataclan in Paris turned deadly on Tuesday, as police went to Brussels, Belgium to search an apartment they believed to be empty. However, soon after entering, the police were shot at nearly 30 times. Marie Verdete, a spokeswoman for police in south Brussels, said that police experienced slight injuries in two different shootouts in the same building. Tuesday’s raid was believed to be in connection with the 2015 Paris attacks. Though the details are not known, it is widely understood that Belgium has become the focal point of the investigation.
FAR RIGHT TERRORISTS CLAIM HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION
Anders Behring Breivik gave a Nazi salute as he entered a courtroom on Tuesday for the first day of his lawsuit against Norway. Breivik was arrested for his bombing attack in July 2011, which killed 77 people. He is claiming that the Skien prison where he was incarcerated is in violation of the European Human Rights Convention. Breivik was given the maximum punishment by the Norwegian court: 21 years. When he entered the courtroom, Breivik made the salute typical of Nazis in the 1940s. He was instructed to not repeat the gesture.
DO OR DIE FOR THE GOP
This Tuesday is the “day of reckoning” for the Republican party. Back in the summer of 2015, Donald Trump declared his candidacy for the White House. Many doubted he would stay in the race, opting to ignore him in favor of other candidates. However, this year has seen the meteoric rise of Trump to the head of the Republican field. The third Super Tuesday could see Trump become the de facto nomination for the Republican party. Trump is currently leading by double digits in Florida, and is just trailing Kasich in Ohio. If he can win those two swing states, he will have more than half the delegates.