AAN World News
Monday,17 November 2016, 10:35
San Antonio Naval Base, San Antonio CA, USA
If you would happen to drive by San Antonio Naval Base this mourning, you would see crowds of people gathered both inside and outside the US Navy base. The ones inside are family members of the sailors aboard the USS Geralt. S. Fox aircraft carrier, the United States newest, biggest and most advanced aircraft carrier.
The ones outside are members of the "Homeland Now" movement, protesting against further over seas deployment of US forces.
The USS Geralt S. Fox will be replacing the USS George Walington aircraft carrier within 7'th Fleet , lost 1 month ago due to a reactor meltdown durring a joint naval exercise with the Chinese Navy as reported here on AAN.
Navy spokesman, Cmdr. John Rico had this to say: " The US is demonstrating it's commitment to it's Asian allies by assiging it's most powerfull ship to the Pacific Fleet. Let this by a counter to the rumors that the US has lost interest in safegurading the area."
Cmdr. Rico was reffering to the more and more present speculations within international media that the US is planning a major withdrawl of forces from the Pacific area. Rumours founded by the decommissioning of 10 ships throughout 2014-2016 belonging to 7'th Fleet including the USS Flashpoint, flagship of 7'th Fleet.
The aircraft carrier will be escorted by the navy destroyers USS Theodor Wolle and USS Mark S. Foxhound until it reaches Huzishima Naval Base in Japan.
Monday,17 November 2016, 08:10
Constanta Harbour, Constanta, Romania
Romanian Border Police has seized 10 cargo containers containing a shipment of ilegal weapons. The weapons were hidden among boxes of spare part components for washing machines.
After close analysis, specialist arrived at the conclusion that the weapons were copies of the israelian Tavor assault rifle design. Besides the assault rifles the border police was stunned to find 10 man portable anti aircraft missile systems. The final count led to 85 assault rifles, 330 empty rifle magazines and 10 MANPADS.
This is the second and largest weapon shipment seized this year within Constanta Harbour, a thing that leads the Romanian Border Police to believe that an international weapons smugling ring might be operating through the harbour.
When contacted, the Chinese shiping firm responsible for the transport of the containers had nothing to declare.
Monday,17 November 2016, 17:05
A car bomb was detonated near City Hall while an UN envoy was attending a meating with Mayor Iusuf Farid and other city officials.
5 people were killed and 12 injured. Amongst the killed were 2 members of the NTA and 1 member of the envoys security group.
The envoy and city officials were reported safe and unharmed.
More news as the story developes.