TEL AVIV – Former IDF chief Gadi Eisenkot denied Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah’s claim about the existence of additional cross-border tunnels that the army doesn’t know about. “There is no truth behind Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah’s claim that we have not found all the terror tunnels,” Eisenkot said Sunday at the Institute for National Security Studies conference in Tel Aviv.“[Nasrallah’s] claim that there are things we don’t know about is baseless,” he said. “We have clear knowledge that this project was foiled.” Earlier this month, the IDF wrapped up its operation, dubbed Northern Shield, to locate and destroy the Hezbollah-dug attack tunnels that ran from southern Lebanon into northern Israel. “We assessed that there was a [tunnel] project like this, and beginning in 2014 we had specific knowledge of the program. When we decided to act, we acted. And in six weeks we destroyed … [Read more...] about Ex-IDF Chief: Nasrallah Lying About More Cross-border Attack Tunnels
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Lieutenant General Hoang Xuan Chien, Commander of the Vietnam Border Guard, and Senior General Dam Vuthy, Deputy Director of the Cambodian General Commissariat of National Police, co-chaired the event. At the event At the conference, the two sides reviewed their collaboration in preventing crimes over the past year, particularly in dealing with drug trafficking and other cross-border crimes, and maintaining social order and security along the shared borderline. They agreed to continue expanding cooperation in fighting cross-border crimes, exchanging information, and handling arising problems along the borderline. In addition, they will jointly hold bilateral border patrols and anti-terrorism drills as well as launch information dissemination programs to raise border people’s awareness of the traditional partnership between the two countries. Translated by Trung Thanh … [Read more...] about Vietnam, Cambodia step up cooperation in fighting cross-border crime
KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Egypt and Sudan, which face cross-border threats from militias operating in Libya, agreed on Sunday to set up joint military patrols on their border, Sudan's chief of staff said following talks between the countries' defence ministers.Libya, with which Egypt and Sudan have a joint border, has been riven by internal strife since Muammar Gaddafi was toppled in 2011 and a power vacuum has grown that has allowed rival militias and armed Ismalist groups to grow.gi "It was agreed to establish joint military patrols between the two countries' borders, establish mechanisms to control the border and establish future joint forces on the border to combat terrorism, cross-border crimes, control the border and combat all manifestations of evasion," Sudanese Chief of Staff Kamal Abdul Maarouf told reporters.He said the two militaries would form a strategic partnership in all fields, especially intelligence and operational cooperation and training. Joint investments were also … [Read more...] about Egypt and Sudan set up joint patrols against cross-border threats
SAMMY Wilson has said Leo Varadkar's behaviour was "despicable, low and rotten" after the taoiseach used the story of an IRA bombing of a customs post to emphasise the importance of the border issue to EU leaders. The East Antrim MP said the taoiseach has taken a "sledgehammer" to years of cross-border political relationship-building. Addressing fellow EU leaders in Brussels on Wednesday evening, Mr Varadkar related the story of an IRA bomb attack at a customs post in Newry, Co Down in 1972. Earlier today, Tánaiste Simon Coveney rejected any suggestion Mr Varadkar was "scaremongering". However, the DUP's Mr Wilson claimed the taoiseach had "lost any sense of self control" in relation to Brexit, claiming his previous warnings about the impact of a no-deal had made him a "laughing stock". Read More: "His latest use of a victim of the IRA who was killed when the republican terrorists blew up a border post scrapes the bottom of the very deep barrel of … [Read more...] about Sammy Wilson slams Leo Varadkar over ‘despicable, low and rotten’ Brexit border terror claims
The two cases highlight how federal courts disagree over whether federal agents should have legal immunity at the border – and whether foreign nationals are protected by the U.S. Constitution. The cases could end up making their way to the U.S. Supreme Court. (Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.) The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Tuesday that the mother of a teenager shot and killed in Mexico by a Border Patrol agent standing in Arizona can sue for damages, and that the agent does not have immunity. But just five months earlier, in March, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the family of another dead teenager, also shot by an agent in America while the teen was in Mexico, cannot sue. The two cases highlight how federal courts disagree over whether federal agents should have legal immunity at the border – and whether foreign nationals are protected by the U.S. Constitution. The cases could end up making their way to the U.S. … [Read more...] about Cross-border shootings and a border agent’s immunity: Will the Supreme Court make final decision?