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According to IRNA , General Stephen J. Townsend (United States Africa Commander) has been killed

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posted on Jan, 5 2020 @ 12:38 PM
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#BREAKING

According to #IRNA , General Stephen J. Townsend (United States Africa Commander) has been killed in the revenge of General #QassemSoleimani by Iranian troops in #Kenya .

#Iraq #Baghdad #AFRICOM #BaghdadAirstrike #BaghdadAirportAttack #USEmbassyAttack #USIranTension t.co...



edit on 1/5/2020 by UberL33t because: BBCode




posted on Jan, 5 2020 @ 12:42 PM
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a reply to: UberL33t

Your source is a tweet that itself has no source.



posted on Jan, 5 2020 @ 12:43 PM
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a reply to: UberL33t

Last I saw was that there was an attack on US Africa Command base in Kenya by al Shabaab.

Also read that four militants were killed, but it's not in the release.

Africom.mil : Attack at Manda Bay Airfield, Kenya


Al-Shabaab has put out multiple press releases exaggerating the security situation on the ground. This practice has proven common place for this terror organization.


Twitter
edit on 5-1-2020 by Liquesence because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 5 2020 @ 12:51 PM
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We are still doing an "accountability assessment of personnel" so nothing has been confirmed from us yet.

I hope this can be thrown in the Hoax Bin



posted on Jan, 5 2020 @ 12:51 PM
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a reply to: UberL33t



Unconfirmed


You should wait for a confirmation before making a thread. Not good to spread rumors.



posted on Jan, 5 2020 @ 12:53 PM
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a reply to: UberL33t

There's been nothing on IRNA about this so pretty confident it's a complete hoax. Plus Al Shabaab are at war with Iran, they're not an Iranian backed militia
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posted on Jan, 5 2020 @ 01:06 PM
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AFRICOM Headquarters is in Stuttgart, Germany. He's not going to be traveling to remote bases like Manda Bay without good reason. So unless something happened in Germany that we haven't heard about yet, the chances of this being a hoax are very high.



posted on Jan, 5 2020 @ 01:10 PM
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How did they know it was him ?

Did they check his wallet for a ID ? SMH



posted on Jan, 5 2020 @ 01:21 PM
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a reply to: Fallingdown

Must have been his ring.


Cheers



posted on Jan, 5 2020 @ 02:43 PM
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ABC: 1 US service member, 2 DOD contractors killed in terror attack on US base in Kenya


One U.S. service member and two American Department of Defense contractors were killed in a terror attack on a military base in Kenya that houses some U.S. military personnel. The Somali terror group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for the attack that Kenyan authorities said had been repelled with four militants killed in the fighting.



posted on Jan, 5 2020 @ 02:47 PM
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Shabab is as much an enemy of Iran as they are anyone.

They wouldn't be helping Iran but would try to do incidents that will enflame the strife between Iran and the US.



posted on Jan, 5 2020 @ 03:11 PM
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originally posted by: UberL33t
Unconfirmed



#BREAKING

According to #IRNA , General Stephen J. Townsend (United States Africa Commander) has been killed in the revenge of General #QassemSoleimani by Iranian troops in #Kenya .

#Iraq #Baghdad #AFRICOM #BaghdadAirstrike #BaghdadAirportAttack #USEmbassyAttack #USIranTension t.co...


It appears that the General made the announcement, not a trip to the pearly gates.
www.breitbart.com...



posted on Jan, 5 2020 @ 03:34 PM
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originally posted by: Willtell
Shabab is as much an enemy of Iran as they are anyone.

They wouldn't be helping Iran but would try to do incidents that will enflame the strife between Iran and the US.


I think you oversimplify things. They are an Al-Qaeda offshoot, who are heavily supported by Iran.



posted on Jan, 5 2020 @ 03:46 PM
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a reply to: UberL33t


Iranian troops in #Kenya


citation required



posted on Jan, 5 2020 @ 03:59 PM
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a reply to: UberL33t

Interesting and non-confirmed as you say. Why post it? To promote an agenda. This does nothing to help anywhere.



posted on Jan, 5 2020 @ 05:53 PM
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originally posted by: BlueJacket
It appears that the General made the announcement, not a trip to the pearly gates.
www.breitbart.com...



So, as it is proven to be untrue...closing this thread.




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