Russia has warned the US military twice in the last week that its forces, along with Syrian regime units, are prepared to attack in an area where dozens of US troops are located, according to several US defense officials.
Russia claims that there are militants in the area protected by US troops.
Moscow's declaration has sharply raised US commanders' concerns that American forces would be at risk if a Russian attack goes forward. And it has sparked US warnings to Moscow not to challenge the US military presence.
A strong Magnitude 6.2 earthquake has just struck Ecuador in South America. The quake took place at a depth of only 19km and was very widely felt.
This comes just hours after a Severe Magnitude 8 earthquake struck near Fiji in the South Pacific. That quake took place very deep in the earth, 608km and has apparently now set in-motion, another round of strong earthquakes elsewhere on the planet.
The "Green Zone" in the Iraqi capital, where most foreign Embassies are located, is now under extremely heavy Mortar attack.
Attack Warning Sirens are blaring from the US Embassy and numerous explosions are taking place RIGHT NOW 5:55 PM EDT on 06 September.
According to the US Geological Survey, a strong Magnitude 6.7 earthquake has just struck northern Japan.
The quake took place at a depth of 39km and was widely felt. Tsunami Analysis is pending but no Buoys are alerting in the ocean.
The well publicized offensive by the Syrian Arab Army to rid the Idlib Province in Syria of ISIS, Al-Qaida, Al-Nusra Terrorists and "Free Syrian Army" Rebels seems to have begun! Heavy attacks were in-progress now 1:33 PM EDT Sunday. (UPDATE: All military activity suddenly HALTED in and around Idlib, with no explanation)
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