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Fort Lauderdale airport shooter charged: Can get Capital Punishment!

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FLORIDA (JAN. 8, 2017): Twenty-six-year-old Esteban Santiago who reportedly shot  five people dead and injured six others has been charged with shooting at Fort Lauderdale airport.

His aunt Maria Luisa Ruiz , while pointing towards his deteriorating mental condition told that Santiago claimed he “saw things”!

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Florida Airport shooter Esteban Santiago surrendered when he ran out of ammunition

Florida Airport shooter Esteban Santiago surrendered when he ran out of ammunition

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FLORIDA (JAN 7, 2017): The man who had opened fire at Florida’s Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport, killing five and injuring eight, has been identified as Esteban Santiago.

The 26-year-old veteran of Iraq War, who  was hospitalized in December 2016 due to psychiatric issues, claimed in November last year that Government was forcing him to fight for ISIS.

According to details he moved from New Jersey (where he was born) to Puerto Rico with his mother and brother when he was two years old.  

 This is the building located in Anchorage (Alaska) where Esteban Santiago lived from 2014 to 2016 with his girl friend. Here worked for Alaska National Guard.This reportedly is the semi-automatic gun that Esteban Santiago duly checked on flight from Alaska. He loaded it  in the bathroom before starting the shooting spree. He surrendered only when he was out of bullets. Though he never had any history of PTSD he had his brother Bryan Santiago insinuated that he could have suffered a flashback from his time in Iraq.
File photo of the Iraq War veteran Esteban Santiago who claimed that the Government was forcing him to fight IS. 

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Lone gunman shoots five people dead at baggage claim area of Lauderdale Airport, Florida

 

Lone gunman shoots five people dead at baggage claim area of Lauderdale Airport, Florida

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FLORIDA (6 Jan., 2017): A lone gunman, 26 has shot 13 people at a Fort Lauderdale Airport here at 2.50PM in the baggage claim area. Sheriff office has confirmed that at least five have lost their lives.

According to the Florida Senator  Bill Nelson the shooter had been apprehended.

He had Military ID on him. But the Senator said that it was not clear if the identity was accurate and current. 

There have been reports that the shooter’s name is Sebastian who belongs to New Jersey.

Other unconfirmed reports have also insinuated that  there were 2 shooters. 

 

 

 

 

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Israel-Syria trade fire at Golan Heights

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JERUSALEM: Israeli army struck at Syrian government weaponry retaliating to opening of fire at Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

Authorities identified four hits from five rounds launched at the northern Golan from Syria, without reporting any fatalities or damage.

Israeli army stated that it would react forcefully against the Syrian army, according to the situation of who was responsible for the fire and whether it was pre-planned or unintentional.

It is pertinent to mention here that Israel invaded Syria and seized 460 square miles of the Golan Heights in a Six-Day War of 1967.

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Resolution of Palestinian issue essential for global peace: Maleeha Lodhi

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NEW YORK: Maleeha Lodhi Pakistan’s Envoy to the United Nations stated here today that the resolution of the Palestinian dispute was an ultimate pre-condition for regional as well as global peace.

“A viable, independent and the contiguous State of Palestine on the basis of internationally agreed parameters, the pre-1967 borders and with Al-Quds Al-Sharif as its capital, is the only sustainable guarantee for enduring peace in the Middle East”, she stressed.

“As a first step, the illegal and oppressive siege of Gaza by Israel must be lifted”, she insisted.

She further held: “Creating alternate ‘facts on the ground’ cannot change historic realities or neutralize the legal rights of people living under foreign occupation, in Palestine, and elsewhere”.

Pointing towards UN Secretary General’s statement ‘We are a world in pieces. We need to be a world at peace’ she maintained: “The ideal of world peace should begin from the Middle East”.

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Swaraj asks newly appointed Pak Envoy to consider Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case

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NEW DELHI: Newly appointed Pakistan High Commissioner (HC) Sohail Mahmood to India met Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj here earlier this week on Monday (16th of October). 

During the first high-level interaction between the two countries in months, Swaraj insisted to analyze Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case, a condemned prisoner presently incarcerated in a Pakistani jail.

According to sources, she also requested Islamabad to permit Jadhav’s mother to visit Pakistan and see her son.

Swaraj also asked Islamabad to quickly bring to book the alleged Mumbai and Pathankot terror attackers.

Sohail Mahmood has officially taken charge as Pakistan’s HC  to India last month. And this was his first meeting with an apex Govt. official after assuming responsibility.  

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