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August 26 2013

Snipers fire at UN convoy traveling to Syria chemical attack site

Snipers fire at UN convoy traveling to Syria chemical attack site
http://english.al-akhbar.com/content/un-begins-probe-damascus-chemical-attack

Snipers shot at United Nations experts Monday forcing them to pull back from an attempt to investigate a chemical weapons attack near Damascus, a spokesman said.

No injuries were reported when the first vehicle in a UN convoy was hit as it headed for Ghouta, east of the Syrian capital, but the team had to head back toward their base, said UN spokesman Martin Nesirky.

“The first vehicle of the chemical weapons investigation team was deliberately shot at multiple times by unidentified snipers in the buffer zone area,” Nesirky said.

“As the car was no longer serviceable, the team returned safely back to the government checkpoint,” he added.

“The team will return to the area after replacing the vehicle.”

The UN spokesman gave no other details on the venue of the sniper attack or from where the shooting came from.

June 28 2013

US army blocks access to Guardian website to preserve 'network hygiene' | World news |…

US army blocks access to Guardian website to preserve 'network hygiene' | World news | guardian.co.uk
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/28/us-army-blocks-guardian-website-access

The US army has admitted to blocking access to parts of the Guardian website for thousands of defence personnel across the country.

A spokesman said the military was filtering out reports and content relating to government surveillance programs to preserve “network hygiene” and prevent any classified material appearing on unclassified parts of its computer systems.

The confirmation follows reports in the Monterey Herald that staff at the Presidio military base south of San Francisco had complained of not being able to access the Guardian's UK site at all, and had only partial access to the US site, following publication of leaks from whistleblower Edward Snowden.

The Pentagon insisted the Department of Defense was not seeking to block the whole website, merely taking steps to restrict access to certain content.

But a spokesman for the Army's Network Enterprise Technology Command (Netcom) in Arizona confirmed that this was a widespread policy, likely to be affecting hundreds of defence facilities.

#censure

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