Saturday, November 3, 2012

3 Egyptian Police Killed by Gunmen

Three Egyptian policemen were killed, and another was injured, when gunmen fired upon their vehicle, in al-Arish.

Their attackers escaped from the scene, before reinforcements could get there.

The gunmen are believed to be from amongst the militants that Egypt has been hunting down.

Egyptian forces entered the Sinai, on August 26, as part of a joint effort with Israel, to remove Al Qaeda linked Salafists from the area.

Egypt became concerned with the terrorists, after sixteen border guards were killed, on August 5.

Syrians Battle Over Taftanaz Airbase

Syrian military forces and rebels have been involved in heavy fighting around the airbase near Taftanaz.

Rebel forces claim that the fighting is ongoing, whilst the government says they've driven off the assault.

It's but another part of the rebels mission to cut off Aleppo, from Damascus.

They've been having ever growing success in accomplishing just that.

On Friday, video came out that supposedly shows rebel forces executing captured government troops, in Saraqeb.

Also on Saturday, Israel caught Syria sending tanks into the demilitarized zone, of the Golan Heights, and issued a complaint with the UN.

Israel Catches Syrian Tanks in Demilitarized Zone

Three Syrian tanks were caught moving into the demilitarized zone of the Golan Heights, by Israel, on Saturday.

The tanks were moving in on the town of Beer Ajam, where rebel forces were moving in, as part of the ongoing Syrian civil war.

Israel quickly lodged a complaint with the UN Peacekeepers, in the area.

It is the second time Israel has had to lodge complaints with the UN over Syrian actions, during the civil war.

In September, Syrian mortars crossed over the border, landing in Israel.

Wegman's Recalling Spinach and Spring Mix Salads

Sixteen cases of E.coli poisoning have been linked to Wegman's organic spinach and spring mix salads.

Four of those people were hospitalized.

The New York based grocer has issued a recall of five ounce and eleven ounce packages sold from October 14 through November 1.

Wegman's has locations in Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

Customers should throw the packages out, and then take their receipts to their local branch, for a full refund.

Meningitis Fighters Winding up With Epidural Abscesses

A complication has come up for victims recovering from the meningitis outbreak.

Epidural abscesses are striking them, caused by the same by the same steroid that infected them with the deadly meningitis.

They formed in patients who were took powerful anti-fungal medicines to fight the meningitis.

The abscesses are localized infections that can require surgery.

Doctors are not fully sure how to deal with these ones, as many of the patients are too weak for further operations.

At this time it's unclear how many of the 404, infected with the meningitis, have ended up with abscesses.

Blue to Gold: USMC Corporal Alex F. Domion

USMC Corporal Alex F. Domion, twenty-one, of Richfield Springs, New York, died October 31, in Helmand province, Afghanistan.
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

“Corporal Alex F. Domion, twenty-one, of Richfield Springs, New York, died October. 31, as a result of a non-combat related incident in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

The U.S. 2nd Marine Division is a division of the United States Marine Corps, which forms the ground combat element of the II Marine Expeditionary Force. Their motto: “Follow Me.”

The division is based at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina and headquartered at Julian C. Smith Hall. Alex was a graduate of Richfield Springs High School.

Reaction to the soldiers death on the internet has been mixed with emotions running high in some cases. “Why, Why, Why do we have to lose another young American for the sake of the world. When is this hell going to end? I feel for his family”, said one young marine on the Marine Family network website.

Another comment read, “My husband and I are deeply saddened over this young man's sacrifice. Praying for peace for his family during this difficult time.”

“My heart is heavy to learn of the loss of Corporal Alex Domion, another one of America's finest gone far too soon. May his family, friends and brothers in arms take some measure of comfort in knowing that all over America people are mourning with them and praying for them”, says Barb.

Governor Cuomo has directed that flags on state government buildings be flown at half staff on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 in honor of a Richfield Springs Marine who died in Helmand Province, Afghanistan on October 31, 2012.

"I join with all fellow New Yorkers in mourning the loss of Cpl. Domion. New York sends its deepest sympathies to his family, friends, and fellow Marines," Cuomo said. "As we honor his service and sacrifice, we are grateful for his dedication to our nation."

Governor Cuomo has directed that the flags on all state buildings be lowered to half staff in honor of and in tribute to our state's service members and those stationed in New York who are killed in action or die in a combat zone.