Monthly Archives: September 2017

Syria: in operations against ISIS in Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor province, U.S. retains right of self-defense at all times.

Airstrikes on villages and towns held by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria have killed and wounded dozens a day after an attack by the extremists killed more than 120 pro-government fighters and briefly cut off the highway linking … Continue reading

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IS too beneficial to Assad, allowing him to appear as lesser of two evils

In Syria, IS is still holding on to the fertile and densely populated Euphrates valley between the city of Deir al-Zor and the Iraqi border, an area to which many IS leaders are thought to have withdrawn. The narrow valley … Continue reading

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Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s death? No?

There have been several previous reports of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s death. But on August 31, Gen Townsend said there were “indicators in intelligence channels that he’s still alive”. “We’re looking for him every day. I don’t think he’s dead,” he … Continue reading

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