Thursday, July 13, 2017

 

MISSLE WARS-WERE NORTH KOREA STANDS AFTER ICBM LAUNCH.

JEWISH KING JESUS IS COMING AT THE RAPTURE FOR US IN THE CLOUDS-DON'T MISS IT FOR THE WORLD.THE BIBLE TAKEN LITERALLY- WHEN THE PLAIN SENSE MAKES GOOD SENSE-SEEK NO OTHER SENSE-LEST YOU END UP IN NONSENSE.GET SAVED NOW- CALL ON JESUS TODAY.THE ONLY SAVIOR OF THE WHOLE EARTH - NO OTHER. 1 COR 15:23-JESUS THE FIRST FRUITS-CHRISTIANS RAPTURED TO JESUS-FIRST FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT-23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.ROMANS 8:23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.(THE PRE-TRIB RAPTURE)

MIGRATING BIRDS IN ISRAEL EATS HUMANS FLESH FOR COMING AGAINST ISRAEL-JERUSALEM

EZEKIEL 39:11-12,18
11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will give unto Gog (RUSSIA/ARAB/MUSLIMS) a place there of graves in Israel, the valley of the passengers (EAST OF THE DEAD SEA IN JORDAN VALLEY) on the east of the sea: and it shall stop the noses of the passengers: and there shall they bury Gog (RUSSIAN) and all his multitude:(ARAB/MUSLIM HORDE) and they shall call it The valley of Hamongog.(BURIEL SITE OF THE 300 MILLION,RUSSIAN/ARAB/MUSLIMS)
12 And seven months shall the house of Israel be burying of them, that they may cleanse the land.(OF ISRAEL)
16 And also the name of the city shall be Hamonah. Thus shall they cleanse the land.(OF THE ISRAEL-GOD HATERS)

EZEKIEL 39:17-21
17  And, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD; Speak unto every feathered fowl, and to every beast of the field, Assemble yourselves, and come; gather yourselves on every side to my sacrifice that I do sacrifice for you, even a great sacrifice upon the mountains of Israel, that ye may eat flesh, and drink blood.(OF RUSSIAN/ISLAMIC HORDES AGAINST ISRAEL)
18  Ye shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the princes of the earth, of rams, of lambs, and of goats, of bullocks, all of them fatlings of Bashan.
19  And ye shall eat fat till ye be full, and drink blood till ye be drunken, of my sacrifice which I have sacrificed for you.
20  Thus ye shall be filled at my table with horses and chariots, with mighty men, and with all men of war, saith the Lord GOD.
21  And I will set my glory among the heathen, and all the heathen shall see my judgment that I have executed, and my hand that I have laid upon them.
22  So the house of Israel shall know that I am the LORD their God from that day and forward.

REVELATION 19:17-18
17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God;(AGAINST ALL NATIONS ARMIES THAT COME AGAINST JERUSALEM AND ISRAEL)
18 That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.

EZEKIEL 38:1-7
1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, set thy face against Gog,(RULER) the land of Magog,(RUSSIA) the chief prince of Meshech (MOSCOW) and Tubal,(TOBOLSK) and prophesy against him,
3 And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog,(LEADER OF RUSSIA) the chief prince of Meshech(MOSCOW) and Tubal:TOBOLSK)
4 And I (GOD) will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws,(GOD FORCES THE RUSSIA-MUSLIMS TO MARCH) and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords:
5 Persia,(IRAN,IRAQ) Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:
6 Gomer,(GERMANY) and all his bands; the house of Togarmah (TURKEY) of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee.(AFRICAN MUSLIMS,SUDAN,TUNESIA ETC)
7 Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them.

EZEKIEL 39:1-8
1 Therefore, thou son of man, prophesy against Gog,(LEADER OF RUSSIA) and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech (MOSCOW) and Tubal: (TUBOLSK)
2 And I will turn thee back,(RUSSIA-ARAB MUSLIM ISRAEL HATERS) and leave but the sixth part of thee,(5/6TH OR 300 MILLION DEAD RUSSIAN/ARAB/MUSLIMS I BELIEVE) and will cause thee to come up from the north parts,(RUSSIA) and will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel:
3 And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand.
4 Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands,( ARABS) and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured.
5 Thou shalt fall upon the open field: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.
6 And I will send a fire on Magog,(NUCLEAR ATOMIC BOMB) and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I am the LORD.
7 So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel; and I will not let them pollute my holy name any more: and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel.
8 Behold, it is come, and it is done, saith the Lord GOD; this is the day whereof I have spoken.

Unlikely predators: Owls, raccoons feast on endangered baby hawks-[CBC]-YAHOONEWS-July 11, 2017

The ferruginous hawk, North America's largest hawk, is a fierce predator that survives on a diet of small mammals.But their populations are in decline, and the species is designated as threatened in Canada.New research from the University of Alberta has revealed two unlikely predators: raccoons and great horned owls that attack baby ferruginous hawks in their nests at night.Digital video cameras set up to monitor 90 nests in southeastern Alberta and southwestern Saskatchewan in 2011, 2012 and 2013 recorded a total of four attacks on nestlings, two by raccoons and two by owls.Janet Ng, a U of A PhD candidate, said she and her fellow researchers were trying to discover ways to help slow the decline in the number of ferruginous hawks and help populations rebuild."Since about the 1990s they've lost about half their populations," Ng said. "They're not found in some of the places that they were before either, so these are all concerning things."Looking for ways to reverse population decline-The hawks nest primarily in lone trees, and occasionally artificial nest platforms.Researchers set up their cameras to learn more about what nestlings were eating.They were alerted to the predation problems after finding some nests that were empty."We were surprised when we came up to a nest that had three nestlings, and another one that had two nestlings, and these nests were empty," she said.The video footage, recorded on small, infrared home-security cameras, told the tale."We could see, wow, we had great horned owls attacking nestlings, we had raccoons attacking nestlings," Ng said. "It was really surprising to us."Parent hawks not able to protect nestlings-Researchers thought the parents would have been able to protect their babies, she said."Ferruginous hawks are really big, feisty predators. We wouldn't expect the nestlings to be quite so vulnerable."The attacks happened between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m., a time when raccoons and owls are busy hunting.That's when the hawks were likely roosting, sleeping nearby or circling the nest trying to ward off predators."The parents didn't come back to protect the nestlings and that's surprising because they are generally quite defensive during the day," she said.In one case, a raccoon bumped a female hawk mom right off her nestlings.Ng said researchers will now look into what percentage of nestlings are eaten by other predators, like raccoons and great horned owls."That's an important question to understand to better conserve and recover this population," she said.The research team said risk to ferruginous hawks can be reduced by placing nesting platforms away from known owl nests and including deterrents that prevent raccoons from climbing into nests.

NATO, Russia set to urge each other to curb 'unsafe' Baltic jet maneuvers-[Reuters]-YAHOONEWS-July 12, 2017

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO envoys and Russia were set to urge each other at a meeting in Brussels on Thursday to fly warplanes more safely over the Baltic Sea after the latest intercepts that both sides say involved dangerous pilot maneuvers.At the meeting of the NATO-Russia Council in Brussels, NATO ambassadors will press Moscow for Russian pilots to file flight plans, respond to air traffic control or identify themselves with cockpit transmitters, known as transponders."There have been a series of unsafe intercepts," a NATO official said of Russian pilots. "Risk reduction remains a concern."The Kremlin says all Russian flights over the Baltic are conducted in strict accordance with international law.Wrangling in the Baltic Sea between Moscow and the Western alliance is intensifying. In June, Russia scrambled a jet to intercept a nuclear-capable U.S. B-52 bomber it said was flying over the Baltic, in an incident that had echoes of the Cold War.NATO said last month it tracked three Russian aircraft over the sea, including two jets which it said did not respond to air traffic control or requests to identify themselves.Russia says the incident involved a NATO F-16 fighter jet buzzing a plane carrying Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu as it flew over the Baltic and that the F-16 was seen off by a Russian Sukhoi-27 military jet.The NATO-Russia Council, the forum bringing together NATO ambassadors and Russia's top diplomat to the U.S.-led alliance, is seen as a means to prevent tensions escalating, even when joint exercises and peacekeeping have been suspended.At the meeting, Russia's envoy to the alliance, Alexander Grushko, is expected to discuss the issue, as well as the conflict in eastern Ukraine that has killed more than 10,000 people since April 2014.NATO accuses Moscow of direct support for the separatists and for supplying weapons and troops. Russia denies any involvement and says the conflict is more akin to a civil war.The meeting of the Council is only the fifth since the crisis in Ukraine halted regular talks in 2014 and is also set to discuss planned military exercises in the coming months.Russia and Belarus aim to hold joint war games in September that some North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies believe could number more than 100,000 troops and involve nuclear weapons training, the biggest such exercise since 2013.(Reporting by Robin Emmott; Editing by Louise Ireland)

Missile Wars: Where North Korea stands after ICBM launch-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-July 12, 2017

TOKYO — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is on the cusp of having something his father and grandfather could only dream of — the ability to unleash a nuclear attack on the United States.For anyone paying attention, the test launch of his country's first intercontinental ballistic missile on the Fourth of July came as little surprise.He has been racing to develop better and longer-range missiles and vowed this would be the year of the ICBM in his annual New Year's address. He made good on that vow with the launch of the "Hwasong-14."But that isn't all he's been doing.Here's a quick primer.___CLOSING THE GAP:North Korea's newest missile is called the Hwasong-14. Hwasong means "Mars."Experts believe the two-stage, liquid-fuel missile gives Kim the capability of reaching most of Alaska and possibly Hawaii. Some experts add Seattle and San Francisco. North Korea's missiles aren't very accurate, so big, soft targets like cities are what they would be aimed at.Big caveat: Kim's technicians still have a lot of work to do.It's not clear if this missile could be scaled up to reach targets beyond Alaska, like New York or Washington. Reliability is also a big issue that requires years of testing to resolve. And that liquid fuel makes the missile a sitting duck while it's being readied for launch.___DIVERSIFYING THE ARSENAL:Along with a record number of tests, 17 this year alone, Kim has revealed a surprising array of missiles — Harpoon-style anti-ship missiles, beefed up Scuds, submarine-launched ballistic missiles and missiles that use solid fuel, which makes them easier to hide and harder to destroy.David Wright, with the Union of Concerned Scientists, said heightened activity over the past 18 months suggests Kim decided a couple of years ago to speed up and diversify.The takeaway: North Korea is well on its way toward a fine-tuned arsenal of missiles that can strike South Korea, Japan and the United States.___PUSHING THE ENVELOPE:What's next? More sanctions, almost certainly. U.S. President Donald Trump claimed "severe things" could be in the offing. The U.S. has circulated a new list of sanctions in the U.N. Security Council and U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley put the world, and especially China, "on notice" if it doesn't toe Washington's line.China, North Korea's economic lifeline, has reduced its imports from the North, including a cutoff of coal purchases. It appears to still be selling lots of goods to North Korea, which may anger some sanctions advocates but generates a huge trade deficit that could spell destabilizing inflation for the North if left unchecked.North Korea, meanwhile, needs to improve its nuclear warhead technology. Its Punggye-ri underground nuclear test site has been on standby for months. So a test is fairly likely. And there will be more launches.As Kim put it, expect lots more "gift packages, big and small" for Washington.___Talmadge is the AP's Pyongyang bureau chief. Follow him on Twitter at EricTalmadge. His photos of North Korea are on Instagram at erictalmadge.Eric Talmadge, The Associated Press.

OZONE DEPLETION JUDGEMENT ON THE EARTH DUE TO SIN

ISAIAH 30:26-27
26 Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold,(7X OR 7-DEGREES HOTTER) as the light of seven days, in the day that the LORD bindeth up the breach of his people,(ISRAEL) and healeth the stroke of their wound.
27 Behold, the name of the LORD cometh from far, burning with his anger, and the burden thereof is heavy: his lips are full of indignation, and his tongue as a devouring fire:

MATTHEW 24:21-22,29
21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
22 And except those days should be shortened,(DAY LIGHT HOURS SHORTENED) there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake (ISRAELS SAKE) those days shall be shortened (Daylight hours shortened)(THE ASTEROID HITS EARTH HERE)
29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:

REVELATION 16:7-9
7 And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments.
8 And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.
9 And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.

FIRES AND EXPLOSIONS

REVELATION 8:7
7 The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.

B.C. wildfires threaten thousands of cattle-[CBC]-YAHOONEWS-July 11, 2017

While wildfires in the B.C. Interior have forced thousands of people to flee their homes, attention is now turning to how ranchers can save their livestock.The B.C. Cattlemen's Association is connecting ranchers who need to move their livestock with people who can help get horses and smaller animals out of evacuation areas with trailers. But the association says thousands of cattle can't be helped. According to general manager Kevin Boon, the challenge with most cattle is they are often spread out over thousands of acres of land, making it onerous to round them up."You might have a thousand head out on 40 or 50-thousand acres of land, and you have no way of pinpointing exactly where they are," said Boon.Ryan and Esther Maljaars were forced from their ranch in 100 Mile House in a hurry last Thursday due to the aggressive wildfire closing in on the town.They left with their four children, three dogs, and two cats, but had to leave their cattle — their livelihood."When we left the fire was bearing down pretty hard, and we chased[the cattle] down into a swamp area," said Ryan Maljaars.Maljaars managed to get back to his place on Saturday to get a look at his ranch."Everything was scorched until we came to our place ... most of the fields were burnt up around near the house. I came around the corner and there were all my cows just standing there."So that was the most welcome sight I've ever seen," said Maljaars.Checkpoints restricting access-Maljaars is among the lucky ones. His house is safe and his cows still have a week or two of grass to eat, but some of his neighbours lost their homes and grassland, leaving their cattle with little food.Maljaars still wants to get back to his ranch to tend to his livestock, but like many ranchers, he is being refused re-entry by the RCMP."The RCMP have a job to do, too. They can't just let anybody in. There's a lot of vacant houses out there, there's opportunity for looting," said Boon.Boon says the B.C. Cattlemen's Association is liaising with the RCMP to get people access at the checkpoints so they can transport or tend to their livestock.He estimates that 10,000 cattle are affected, and only a small portion have been moved.While Boon expects some cattle won't survive, he is confident many can endure the harsh conditions.He does worry cattle will start to range on their own and enter the highways as fences burn."We've already had an incident of animals being hit by traffic. We want to make sure that people are aware they're still out there," said Boon.If you have livestock in need of evacuation, or you can help haul cattle for other people, send an email with details to wildfires@cattlemen.bc.ca.With files from The Early Edition

Williams Lake, B.C.: an anxious city prepares for the worst-[CBC]-YAHOONEWS-July 11, 2017

"It's antsy."That's the assessment of Walt Cobb, the mayor of Williams Lake, B.C., as his entire city of 10,500 people sits under an evacuation alert."People are concerned, people are worried. With the smoke, you can hardly see more than about three blocks."For the last five days, as wildfires have raged across B.C.'s Interior, the largest municipality in the Cariboo has been an evacuation centre for those from surrounding areas.Now, it's people from Williams Lake lining up to register at the emergency operations building, in case they need to suddenly leave on Wednesday, when the potential fires from the west could encroach on the city."The problem is when the winds come up, and they suggest they'll increase on Wednesday, the fire will become more volatile and less predictable," said Al Richmond.Extra guard lines being put in place-The Hanceville wildfire is the series of fires, spanning approximately 25 kilometres by 40 kilometres that officials worry might sweep into Williams Lake on Wednesday in a worst-case scenario.But for now, the winds remain relatively low, allowing firefighters to strengthen their defences."We are getting some containment lines built through heavy equipment," said fire information officer Noelle Kekula."We're getting some gains on the guards. If weather permits. we will do some burning operations to try and strengthen those containment lines. We've got a bit more accuracy on the perimeters, and we've got more resources coming in."The best defence is wet weather — but that appears unlikely."It still continues to be very hot and dry out there," said Keklua, with daytime highs expected to be above 25 C for the forseeable future.Businesses closed, people evacuating-With the evacuation alert in place, and the health risk from pollutants in the Williams Lake air at 36 on a scale that normally only goes up to 10, many are already leaving town."All the banks and many other places have been closed since yesterday [Monday]," said Charlene Harrison, president of the city's Chamber of Commerce, who, herself, was leaving for Prince George when contacted by CBC News."Grocery stores are open and the gas stations are open and some of the restaurants are open ... but the staffing is the difficult part, because some of the areas around Williams Lake have been evacuated for a few days. To even have staff is limiting right now."Estimating exactly how many people remain in the city is difficult, said Cobb, because for every person that has already left, there could be another person who has arrived from another municipality as an evacuee."And because of the vast recreational [area] around it, it's very difficult to know who is at their recreational property at any certain time," he added. "But we know the numbers swell drastically."Evacuees would head to Prince George-If an evacuation order goes into place, people will be routed north on HIghway 97 to Prince George, where officials say the emergency centre is equipped to deal with 8,000 additional people.Military aircraft will be on standby to help with evacuations in the worst case scenario, said Bob Turner of Emergency Management B.C.In the meantime, Cobb hopes people in his city stay calm and regularly check official channels of information to make decisions going forward. "With things so up in the air, they're doing their best to keep everyone informed, but sometimes it's hard. They don't get to all the media that are covering it. It's a concern, but they're doing their best," said Cobb.

Evacuees return, damage measured as western wildfires wane-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-July 12, 2017

OROVILLE, Calif. — Relief was arriving after a rough stretch of wildfires all around the U.S. West, with firefighters slowly surrounding once-fierce blazes and evacuees starting to stream back home.Officials on Wednesday downgraded the number of structures threatened by a Northern California fire from several thousand to roughly 600. Authorities surveying the damage said at least 41 homes and 55 other buildings had been destroyed near the town of Oroville.Some residents had returned home after fleeing the flames in the grassy foothills of the Sierra Nevada, about 60 miles (97 kilometres ) north of Sacramento, but thousands remained evacuated as the fire entered its fifth day.The blaze burned nearly 9 square miles (23 square kilometres ) and injured four firefighters. Containment was more than half.Crews were making progress against dozens of wildfires across the western U.S.In Colorado, crews were winding down the fight against a wildfire that temporarily forced hundreds of people to evacuate near the resort town of Breckenridge. Firefighters built containment lines around at least 85 per cent of the blaze.In Arizona, recent monsoon rain has helped stop the growth of a wildfire in mountains overlooking Tucson and an evacuation order for the summer-retreat community of Summerhaven has been lifted.In Nevada, fire crews were getting the upper hand on a wildland blaze that shut down U.S. Interstate 80 along the Nevada-California line most of Tuesday.Three new California fires made trouble Tuesday.One of them, just east of San Jose, destroyed two homes before its growth was stopped.Another broke out in San Diego County and quickly surged to over half a square mile (1.5 square kilometres ). It forced the temporary closure of Interstate 8 and the brief evacuation of 15 families in Alpine, a town of 15,000 people about 50 miles (80 kilometres ) northeast of San Diego.In Northern California, the Placer County Sheriff's Office issued mandatory evacuations along four roads near a 2-acre fire burning north of Auburn.In Santa Barbara County, at least 3,500 people remained out of their homes due to a pair of fires. The larger of the two charred more than 45 square miles (116 square kilometres ) of dry brush and has burned 20 structures since it broke out. To the south, crews are working to fully contain an 18-square-mile ( 46-square-kilometre ) wildfire that destroyed 20 structures.Elsewhere, investigators have determined that lightning ignited a wildfire that has burned about 3 square miles (8 square kilometres ) of timber in a southeast Wyoming national forest. The fire burning in the Keystone area of Medicine Bow National Forest began July 3.The Associated Press.

Giant iceberg breaks off Antarctica-[Reuters]-By Nina Chestney-YAHOONEWS-July 12, 2017

LONDON (Reuters) - One of the biggest icebergs on record has broken away from Antarctica, scientists said on Wednesday, creating an extra hazard for ships around the continent as it breaks up.The one trillion tonne iceberg, measuring 5,800 square km, calved away from the Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica sometime between July 10 and 12, said scientists at the University of Swansea and the British Antarctic Survey.The iceberg, which is roughly the size of the U.S. state of Delaware or the Indonesian island of Bali, has been close to breaking off for a few months.Throughout the Antarctic winter, scientists monitored the progress of the rift in the ice shelf using the European Space Agency satellites."The iceberg is one of the largest recorded and its future progress is difficult to predict," said Adrian Luckman, professor at Swansea University and lead investigator of Project MIDAS, which has been monitoring the ice shelf for years."It may remain in one piece but is more likely to break into fragments. Some of the ice may remain in the area for decades, while parts of the iceberg may drift north into warmer waters," he added.The ice will add to risks for ships now it has broken off. The peninsula is outside major trade routes but the main destination for cruise ships visiting from South America.In 2009, more than 150 passengers and crew were evacuated after the MTV Explorer sank after striking an iceberg off the Antarctic peninsula.The iceberg, which is likely to be named A68, was already floating before it broke away so there is no immediate impact on sea levels, but the calving has left the Larsen C ice shelf reduced in area by more than 12 percent.The Larsen A and B ice shelves, which were situated further north on the Antarctic Peninsula, collapsed in 1995 and 2002, respectively."This resulted in the dramatic acceleration of the glaciers behind them, with larger volumes of ice entering the ocean and contributing to sea-level rise," said David Vaughan, glaciologist and director of science at British Antarctic Survey."If Larsen C now starts to retreat significantly and eventually collapses, then we will see another contribution to sea level rise," he added.Big icebergs break off Antarctica naturally, meaning scientists are not linking the rift to manmade climate change. The ice, however, is a part of the Antarctic peninsula that has warmed fast in recent decades."In the ensuing months and years, the ice shelf could either gradually regrow, or may suffer further calving events which may eventually lead to collapse – opinions in the scientific community are divided," Luckman said."Our models say it will be less stable, but any future collapse remains years or decades away."(Amends mispunch in third paragraph.)(Editing by Toby Chopra)

DANIEL 7:23-24
23 Thus he said, The fourth beast (EU,REVIVED ROME) shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth,(7TH WORLD EMPIRE) which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.(TRADING BLOCKS-10 WORLD REGIONS/TRADE BLOCS)
24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings(10 NATIONS-10 WORLD DIVISION WORLD GOVERNMENT) that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.(EITHER THE EUROPEAN UNION DICTATOR BOOTS 3 COUNTRIES FROM THE EU OR THE DICTATOR TAKES OVER THE WORLD ECONOMY BY CONTROLLING 3 WORLD TRADE BLOCS)

REVELATION 17:9-13
9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.(THE VATICAN IS BUILT ON 7 HILLS OR MOUNTAINS)
10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen,(1-ASSYRIA,2-EGYPT,3-BABYLON,4-MEDO-PERSIA,5-GREECE) and one is,(IN POWER IN JOHNS AND JESUS DAY-6-ROME) and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.(7TH-REVIVED ROMAN EMPIRE OR THE EUROPEAN UNION TODAY AND THE SHORT SPACE IS-7 YEARS.THE EUROPEAN UNION WILL HAVE WORLD CONTROL FOR THE LAST 3 1/2 YEARS.BUT WILL HAVE ITS MIGHTY WORLD POWER FOR THE FULL 7 YEARS OF THE 7 YEAR TRIBULATION PERIOD.AND THE WORLD DICTATOR WILL BE THE BEAST FROM THE EU.AND THE VATICAN POPE WILL BE THE WHORE THAT RIDES THE EUROPEAN UNION TO POWER.AND THE 2 EUROPEAN UNION POWER FREAKS WILL CONTROL AND DECIEVE THE WHOLE EARTH INTO THEIR DESTRUCTION.IF YOU ARE NOT SAVED BY THE BLOOD OF JESUS.YOU WILL BE DECIEVED BY THESE TWO.THE WORLD POLITICIAN-THE EUROPEAN UNION DICTATOR.AND THE FALSE PROPHET THAT DEFECTS CHRISTIANITY-THE FALSE VATICAN POPE.
11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.
12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.
13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.

Heres the scripture 1 week = 7 yrs Genesis 29:27-29
27 Fulfil her week, and we will give thee this also for the service which thou shalt serve with me yet seven other years.
28 And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week:(7 YEARS) and he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife also.
29 And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be her maid.

DANIEL 9:26-27
26 And after threescore and two weeks(62X7=434 YEARS+7X7=49 YEARS=TOTAL OF 69 WEEKS OR 483 YRS) shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary;(ROMAN LEADERS DESTROYED THE 2ND TEMPLE) and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.(THERE HAS TO BE 70 WEEKS OR 490 YRS TO FUFILL THE VISION AND PROPHECY OF DAN 9:24).(THE NEXT VERSE IS THAT 7 YR WEEK OR (70TH FINAL WEEK).
27 And he ( THE ROMAN,EU PRESIDENT) shall confirm the covenant (PEACE TREATY) with many for one week:(1X7=7 YEARS) and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease,(3 1/2 yrs in TEMPLE ANIMAL SACRIFICES STOPPED) and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

Barnier urges UK to come up with Brexit positions By Eszter Zalan-JULY 12,17-EUOBSERVER

BRUSSELS, Today, 15:45-The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, urged the UK to come up with its negotiating positions before the second round of talks due next Monday (17 July).The French politician expressed his frustration that the UK has not formulated positions on key issues related to the divorce agreement, especially on the single financial settlement.The British government has not yet accepted the principle of the need for a financial settlement, arguing that it has no obligations once the UK leaves the EU.At a press conference on Wednesday (12 July), Barnier warned that until the UK accepted the principle of paying, there would be no grounds to talk about future relations."This is a question of major importance in creating the basis that we need in starting the discussion on the future relationship,” he told journalists.Barnier also fired back at foreign minister Boris Johnson who told EU leaders to “go whistle” if they expected Britain to pay.“I’m not hearing any whistling, just the clock ticking,” the chief negotiator quipped."It is not a ransom, it’s not an exit bill, it’s not punishment, not a revenge, it is simply settling accounts - any separation needs settling accounts,” he added."How would you build a relationship - on trade, on defence - which is going to last with a country with which you don’t have trust. … Trust means giving security for the four million [EU/UK] citizens, it means settling accounts,” Barnier stressed.The French negotiator said that progress needs to be made on all three key subjects identified by the EU - citizens’ rights, the financial settlement, and the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland - to move onto the second phase on the future relations.“We now need to know the UK position on each of these issues in order to make progress,” Barnier said.The UK government will come up with position papers before the weekend, an official told EUobserver.The EU has published nine position papers so far on key Brexit issues.“We need to engage substantially in all the issues in the first phase of the negotiations,” Barnier said.He added that what is at stake in the discussions on Monday is identifying points where the two sides agree and disagree.He highlighted the issue of citizens’ rights, where there are substantial differences between the two sides - for instance, on reciprocity and on the European Court of Justice as the guarantor of those rights.Earlier on Wednesday, the European Parliament’s Brexit point man, Guy Verhofstadt, also pointed out that the UK’s proposals on citizens’ rights is not enough.The former Belgian prime minister told the EU parliament's committee on constitutional affairs: "It falls short in respecting the rights of EU nationals on family reunification, rights to participate in local elections," adding that it "creates second class citizenship for EU nationals.”Verhofstadt also said the parliament will do its own assessment in October - before EU leaders decide on the matter - on whether enough progress has been made to move onto the second phase of talks.Barnier will suggest to the leaders of member states to move onto discussing the future relations once he thinks “sufficient progress” has been made on the three key divorce issues.However, the EU parliament’s consent is obligatory for any divorce agreement to be accepted by the EU side.

Flights to EU at risk if no Brexit deal, airlines warn By Eszter Zalan-EUOBSERVER

BRUSSELS, 11. Jul, 19:25-Aviation executives warned MEPs on Tuesday (11 July) that Brexit could mean serious disruption to flights between the UK and the EU 27 if there was no agreement on the UK remaining part of Europe’s open skies policy.The chief executive of Irish low-cost airline Ryanair, Michael O'Leary, spelled out a dark future to the transport committee of the European Parliament.He said flights between the UK and Europe could come to a halt for several months in case of a hard Brexit.“There is a real prospect of no flights between the UK and Europe for weeks, or months,” O’Leary said.The European Union liberalised its aviation market 25 years ago, allowing EU carriers to fly to any airport within the bloc. This opened up the business to low cost carriers, as it created more choices for consumers.Travellers took advantage: In 1992, 360 million passengers flew within the EU. That figure now stands at over 900 million a year.If Brexit takes place by March 2019 as planned, that would mean that Britain would probably leave the European Common Aviation Area, as the British government does not want to accept the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice (ECJ), which governs the policy, however.Aviation representatives warned MEPs that there would be no World Trade organisation (WTO) rules to fall back on in the area of aviation, as there are in other sectors.-Booking starts-The clock is ticking quickly.Without a newly negotiated deal between the UK and the EU to replace the open skies policy, nobody knows what woud happen in March 2019.The aviation and tourism industries are worried as passengers usually start booking their holidays and trips a year before travelling.That means the sector would need certainty, possibly in a form of an agreement between the EU and the UK, already early next year.Ryanair’s chief said Britons would wake up to the hard truth when, in September 2018, they tried to book their holidays for next year.“UK voters will realise that they can drive to Scotland or get a ferry to Ireland for their holidays,” he argued, saying no airlines would be able to fly if there was no deal."It is delusional to think a deal will be done, they [the UK government] have no idea what they want, other than leaving the ECJ,” O’Leary said."If there is no deal, there are no flights, there is no mechanism,” O'Leary said.-Quick deal-Other aviation executives also called for a quick deal between the EU and the UK on open skies.Willie Walsh, chief executive of IAG, one of the world’s largest airline groups, said the EU and UK should sign a comprehensive air transport agreement to maintain consumer benefits.He said that would allow airlines all the existing freedoms in the air and clarify that airlines could be owned by either UK or EU firms.John Holland-Kaye, CEO of Heathrow Airport, said that Brexit negotiators should prioritise aviation in the second phase of the talks on the future relationship between the UK and the EU.He added negotiators should come to a transitional agreement in 2018 to “maintain today’s arrangements as long as possible”.“Maintaining the status quo on the European aviation market is in the interest of Britain and the rest of the EU,” he told MEPs.Franck Goldnadel, an executive with the Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, said airports and airline operators needed “as much time as possible” to adapt to any new rules, but at least a year or two.But O'Leary argued that there would be no good will for a bilateral agreement allowing the UK back into open skies as German and French competitors would want to take advantage of the situation.He said bluntly: “when Germans and the French have a chance to stick it to the UK”, they use it.-Halt unlikely-Other aviation executives did not think a complete halt was likely, as both the EU and the UK were interested in avoiding big disruptions that could mean job losses.Ralf Pastleitner, an official with the TUI Group, a tourism company said an estimated €21 billion would be lost in tourism in the case of a hard Brexit.He said the five top destinations from the UK - France, Spain, Portugal, Italy and Greece - could suffer the most.In 2016, there were 2.5 million travellers from Britain to Greece alone, he noted.Pastleitner said it was not just a British, but a European problem, if there was no accord.

WORLD POWERS IN THE LAST DAYS (END OF AGE OF GRACE NOT THE WORLD)

EUROPEAN UNION-KING OF WEST-DAN 9:26-27,DAN 7:23-24,DAN 11:40,REV 13:1-10
EGYPT-KING OF THE SOUTH-DAN 11:40
RUSSIA-KING OF THE NORTH-EZEK 38:1-2,EZEK 39:1-3
CHINA-KING OF THE EAST-DAN 11:44,REV 9:16,18
VATICAN-RELIGIOUS LEADER-REV 13:11-18,REV 17:4-5,9,18

WORLD TERRORISM

OH BY THE WAY WHEN THE MEDIA SAYS ALLU-AK-BAR MEANS GOD IS GREAT LIE. IN ISLAM ALLU-AK-BAR MEANS OUR GOD IS GREATER OR GREATEST. THIS IS HOW THE MEDIA SUCK HOLES UP TO ISLAMIC-QURANIC-MUSLIMS. BY WATERING DOWN THE REAL MEANING OF THE SEX FOR MURDER DEATH CULT ISLAM. TO MAKE IT SOUND LIKE A PEACEFUL RELIGION (CULT OF DEATH AND WORLD DOMINATION).

GENESIS 6:11-13
11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.(WORLD TERRORISM,MURDERS)(HAMAS IN HEBREW IS VIOLENCE)
12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence (TERRORISM)(HAMAS) through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

GENESIS 16:11-12
11 And the angel of the LORD said unto her,(HAGAR) Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael;(FATHER OF THE ARAB/MUSLIMS) because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.
12 And he (ISHMAEL-FATHER OF THE ARAB-MUSLIMS) will be a wild (DONKEY-JACKASS) man;(ISLAM IS A FAKE AND DANGEROUS SEX FOR MURDER CULT) his hand will be against every man,(ISLAM HATES EVERYONE) and every man's hand against him;(PROTECTING THEMSELVES FROM BEING BEHEADED) and he (ISHMAEL ARAB/MUSLIM) shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.(LITERAL-THE ARABS LIVE WITH THEIR BRETHERN JEWS)

ISAIAH 14:12-14
12  How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer,(SATAN) son of the morning!(HEBREW-CRECENT MOON-ISLAM) how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
13  For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
14  I (SATAN HAS EYE TROUBLES) will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.(AND 1/3RD OF THE ANGELS OF HEAVEN FELL WITH SATAN AND BECAME DEMONS)

JOHN 16:2
2 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.(ISLAM MURDERS IN THE NAME OF MOON GOD ALLAH OF ISLAM)

EU naval mission leads to more migrant drownings, says report By Nikolaj Nielsen-JULY 12,17-EUOBSERVER

BRUSSELS, Today, 09:19-The EU naval operation Sophia in the Mediterranean, which aims to crack down on people smugglers, has resulted in an upsurge of deaths, according to a UK parliamentary report.The inquiry, published on Wednesday (12 July) by the cross-party House of Lords, says Sophia's sinking of boats has led to smugglers sending people on more unseaworthy vessels "resulting in more deaths at sea."The military naval mission has, so far, removed over 420 boats from the sea and apprehended 109 smugglers and traffickers since late 2015. Around 2,206 people have died in the attempt to cross from Libya towards Italy since January 2017.Similar concerns over drownings had already been raised last year when a spokeswoman at the EU's border agency, Frontex, told EUobserver that rubber boats were becoming more overcrowded following the Sophia boat seizures.She noted last August that the number of people travelling on 10-12 metre-long rubber dinghies had, at the time, risen by more than quarter. Amnesty International last week had come to similar conclusions, noting that less-safe rubber dinghies are now standard given the seizure of the more stable wooden boats.Although Sophia has saved over 30,000 people, the UK inquiry noted its core mandate - to stop the business model of human smuggling and trafficking networks - has broadly failed to deliver, given the number of people still trying to leave Libya.Instead, the UK inquiry said that any meaningful EU action against people smuggling networks inside Libya first requires a unified government that is able to able to provide security across the country.The high numbers of people leaving Libya on unseaworthy boats has forced NGOs and charities to operate closer to the Libyan coastline.People rescued end up disembarked at Italian ports, triggering a backlash from Rome, as accusations circulate that the presence of NGOs near Libya has become a lure for more migrants.Italy has asked for other EU states to open their ports but received short shrift from EU interior ministers last week at a meeting in Tallinn.Italian authorities, with the backing of the European Commission, are now drafting a controversial code of conduct for NGOs, which aims to curb their rescue efforts near the Libyan coast.A leaked draft of the code bars NGO vessels from entering Libyan territorial waters to undertake rescues. Lights to signal their location to vessels at imminent risk of sinking will also be banned, among other plans.But Iverna McGowan, director of Amnesty International’s European Institutions Office, says the code will only further endanger lives."Perversely, the proposed code of conduct for NGOs saving lives in the Mediterranean could put lives at risk,” she said in a statement.-Tug of war-The tug of war over rescues - between those carried out by authorities or by NGOs - only continues to escalate.On Tuesday, Frontex chief Fabrice Leggeri met with Italian authorities, along with a handful of other EU states, to discuss reinforcing the agency's surveillance operations in the central Mediterranean.Frontex wants to expand its multipurpose aerial surveillance (MAS) operation, which involves using a plane to stream real-time video and other data to the agency's headquarters in Warsaw.A hearing on search and rescues is also being held on Wednesday at the European Parliament in Brussels.

UK government declines to publish review on funding of extremism-[Reuters]-By Michael Holden-YAHOONEWS-July 12, 2017

LONDON (Reuters) - The British government said on Wednesday it would not publish in full its report on the sources of funding of Islamist extremism in Britain, prompting opposition charges that it was trying to protect its ally Saudi Arabia.The report, commissioned in November 2015 by then-Prime Minister David Cameron, was handed to the government last year and ministers have been under pressure to release its findings following three deadly attacks in Britain since March which have been blamed on Islamist militants.But Home Secretary (interior minister) Amber Rudd said that though some extremist Islamist organizations were receiving hundreds of thousands of pounds, she had decided against publishing the review in full."This is because of the volume of personal information it contains and for national security reasons," she said in a written statement to parliament.The review found the most common source of support for these organizations was from small, anonymous donations from people based in Britain, according to Rudd.But it also found overseas funding was a significant source of income for a small number of organizations."Overseas support has allowed individuals to study at institutions that teach deeply conservative forms of Islam and provide highly socially conservative literature and preachers to the UK's Islamic institutions," Rudd's statement said. "Some of these individuals have since become of extremist concern."Critics were quick to see a cover-up to shield Saudi Arabia, a powerful Gulf ally of Britain and the world's biggest oil exporter.Lawmaker Caroline Lucas, co-leader of the Green Party who has been pressing the government to release the full report, said the statement from Rudd was unacceptable."The statement gives absolutely no clue as to which countries foreign funding for extremism originates from - leaving the government open to further allegations of refusing to expose the role of Saudi Arabian money in terrorism in the UK," she said.Britain's Henry Jackson Society (HJS) think tank last week released a report which said foreign funding for Islamist extremism in Britain primarily came from governments and government-linked foundations in the Gulf, as well as Iran."Foremost among these has been Saudi Arabia, which since the 1960s has sponsored a multimillion dollar effort to export Wahhabi Islam across the Islamic world, including to Muslim communities in the West," the report said.The Saudi government has demanded the HJS provide evidence for its claims, saying it was committed to fighting terrorism and violent extremism at home and across the world."If there is a list of names of Saudi individuals or organizations with proven links to UK terrorism, the think tank should present them and Saudi Arabia will deal with them," Saudi Information Minister Awwad Alawwad said in a statement.Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said the government should be naming and shaming "the perpetrators of vile ideologies (including) so-called allies like Saudi Arabia and Qatar"."It seems like the government, yet again, is putting our so called friendship with Saudi Arabia above our values," he said.After an attack by three Islamists on London Bridge last month in which eight people were killed, opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said Britain needed to have "some difficult conversations" with its ally Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states.(Additional reporting by Kylie MacLellan and William MacLean in Dubai; Editing by Mark Heinrich)

Refugees return to Syria from Lebanon in Hezbollah-mediated deal-[Reuters]-YAHOONEWS-July 12, 2017

ARSAL, Lebanon (Reuters) - A convoy of refugees began leaving the Lebanese border region for Syria on Wednesday, a security source said, the second group to return under an agreement brokered by the Lebanese Shi'ite group Hezbollah.The Lebanese army escorted around 250 people out of the border town of Arsal, a security source said. The refugees headed for the Syrian town of Asal al-Ward across the border, northeast of Damascus.A military media unit run by Damascus ally Hezbollah said the buses carried 60 families.It is the second batch of people to leave Arsal as part of an agreement for the return of refugees to their hometowns across the border. Hezbollah arranged the deal in indirect talks with the Syrian rebel group Saraya Ahl al-Sham, said an official in the alliance fighting in support of the Damascus government.Hezbollah also coordinated with the Lebanese military and with the Syrian government separately, securing crossings for refugees who want to leave, the official said.Since early in the Syrian conflict, Hezbollah has backed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government, along with Iran and Russia, sending thousands of its forces to fight the mostly Sunni Syrian rebels.More than 1 million registered Syrian refugees have fled to Lebanon, a quarter of its population, the United Nations refugee agency says. The number is widely put at closer to 1.5 million.They are scattered across Lebanon, mostly in makeshift camps and often in severe poverty, and face the risk of arrest because of restrictions on legal residence and work.The group of refugees returned on Wednesday as part of a local deal, not a broader agreement. Politicians are deeply divided over whether Lebanon should work directly with the Syrian government over the return of refugees, which Hezbollah and its allies advocate.Other parties and officials, including Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, are strongly opposed, questioning the safety of the refugees once they return to Syria. The premiere has called for setting up secure areas on the Syrian side of the border to which refugees could voluntarily return under United Nations supervision.In a televised speech on Tuesday, Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah warned that time was running out for Syrian militants along the border near Arsal to reach reconciliation deals with Syrian authorities."It's high time to end the threat of militant groups in Arsal and little time is left to reach certain reconciliation deals," Nasrallah said. "There are terrorists and planners of attacks in Arsal and this needs a solution."Nasrallah praised the security campaign the Lebanese army has been waging in recent weeks against suspected militants.The army says it regularly stages operations in the hills near the northeastern border against Islamic State and militants formerly linked to al-Qaeda.In late June, authorities arrested several hundred people in raids on Syrian refugee camps in Arsal. A Lebanese military prosecutor has ordered forensic examinations on the bodies of four Syrians who died in army custody after rights groups called for an investigation.(Reporting by Hassan Abdallah in Arsal, Ellen Francis and Laila Bassam in Beirut, editing by Larry King)

Number of fatal terrorist attacks in western Europe increasing, data show-[Reuters]-By Mark Hanrahan and Jessica Wang-YAHOONEWS-July 12, 2017

LONDON (Reuters) - The number of terrorist attacks resulting in fatalities in western Europe increased in 2016, despite an overall drop in the number of incidents taking place, according to data released by the Global Terrorism Database.The data shows that there were 30 such attacks resulting in fatalities in western Europe in 2016 and 23 in 2015. This compares with two attacks across the region resulting in fatalities in 2014 and five in 2013.In addition, terrorist attacks have become more deadly, with 26.5 people on average being killed in 2015 and 2016, up from an average of four a year in the preceding three years.The deadliest incident recorded in western Europe was the series of coordinated attacks on Paris in November 2015 that resulted in the deaths of 130 people and was claimed by Islamic State.Experts said ISIS, responsible for seven of the 10 deadliest attacks since 2012, was increasingly encouraging the use of knives and vehicles over firearms and explosives by their followers."It's very different to the al Qaeda threat, which was obsessed with mass casualties, bringing down airliners", Dr. Sajjan Gohel, International Security Director with the Asia-Pacific Foundation think tank told Reuters."What ISIS is trying to do is have a greater volume of attacks, but make it more cost effective and simpler."(Reporting by Mark Hanrahan and Jessica Wang; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

Iraq strikes Islamic State in Mosul days after declaring victory-[Reuters]-YAHOONEWS-July 12, 2017

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi forces clashed with Islamic State militants holding out in Mosul's Old City on Wednesday, more than 36 hours after Baghdad declared victory over the jihadists in what they had declared the de facto Iraqi capital of their "caliphate".Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's victory announcement signaled the biggest defeat for the hardline Sunni group since its lightning sweep through northern Iraq three years ago. But pockets of Mosul remain insecure and the city has been heavily damaged by nearly nine months of grueling urban combat.About 900,000 people fled the fighting, with more than a third sheltered in camps outside Iraq's second largest city and the rest living with family and friends in other neighborhoods.Civilian activity has quickly returned to much of Mosul and work is underway to repair damaged homes and infrastructure, something the United Nations estimates will initially cost more than $1 billion.Newly trained local police are deployed in Mosul alongside the military, but authorities have not prepared a post-battle plan for governance and security in the city, officials say.Iraqi forces exchanged gunfire with the militants in their final Mosul redoubt just before midnight and through the day on Wednesday, three residents living just across the Tigris River from the area told Reuters.Army helicopters strafed the Old City and columns of smoke rose into the air, though it was unclear if these came from controlled explosions or bombs set off by Islamic State, the residents said by phone."We still live in an atmosphere of war despite the victory announcement two days ago," said Fahd Ghanim, 45. Another resident said the blasts shook the ground around half a kilometer away.An Iraqi military official attributed the activity to "clearing operations"."Daesh is hiding in different places," he said, using an acronym for Islamic State. "They disappear here and pop up there, then we target them."Media access to the area has been heavily restricted since Abadi claimed victory on Monday, hailing "the collapse of the terrorist state".Footage released by Islamic State news agency Amaq entitled "Fighting till the last gasp" and allegedly filmed in Mosul's Maydan district showed militants mixed in with civilians and unidentified corpses lying amid the rubble of an urban battlefield. Reuters could not authenticate the video.ASYMMETRIC ATTACKS-Thousands of civilians have been killed during the Mosul offensive. Many were targeted by Islamic State but rights groups have also accused Iraqi forces and the U.S.-led coalition backing them of killings that violated international humanitarian law.On Tuesday, Amnesty International cited a reliance on weapons it said had only crude targeting capabilities.The coalition strongly rejected the charges, and Abadi, without mentioning Amnesty, said in a statement on Wednesday that rights groups should check their sources.The Iraqi official declined to estimate the number of militants or civilians remaining in the Old City, but the top U.S. general in Iraq said on Tuesday that as many as a couple of hundred IS insurgents could still be in Mosul."There are bypassed holdouts. We haven't cleared every building in this city the size of Philadelphia. That's going to have to be done, and there are also hidden IEDs (improvised explosive devices)," Lieutenant General Stephen Townsend told reporters. "There are still going to be losses from the Iraqi security forces as they continue to secure Mosul."The coalition said it had conducted three air strikes on IS in the Mosul area on Tuesday, targeting militants, machine-gun emplacements and rocket-propelled grenade systems.South of the city, Iraqi security forces repelled an IS attack launched from western desert areas on the village of al-Jaran, a tribal fighter said.Reinforcements also arrived to help government forces oust militants armed with machine guns and mortars from the village of Imam Gharbi, further to the south.A policeman was killed and two others wounded in clashes on Wednesday, a security official said. IS has taken more than 75 percent of the village since storming it last week.These are the kind of asymmetric, guerrilla-style strikes Islamic State is expected to concentrate on now as U.S.-backed Iraqi forces regain control over cities the group captured during its shock 2014 offensive.Another attack on a border guard convoy in western Anbar province, near the Syrian border, killed two soldiers and wounded four on Tuesday, military sources said.Separately, 28 Sunni Muslim civilians were kidnapped in the Iskandariya district south of Baghdad this week and 20 of them were found dead later, a police officer told Reuters.Suspects detained by the authorities said they belonged to the Shi'ite Muslim Asaib Ahl al-Haq militia. A Baghdad-based spokesman for the group, whose fighters are taking part in the Shi'ite-led government's campaign against Islamic State, said he had no knowledge of the incident.The government's victory in Mosul may rekindle revenge attacks and fresh violence between Sunnis and Shi'ites, a sectarian divide that tipped Iraq into civil war after the U.S.-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein in 2003.(Reporting by Stephen Kalin; editing by Michael Georgy and Mark Heinrich)



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