Monthly Archives: May 2018

Libya: verbal agreement in Paris to hold elections

The success of today’s agreement to hold elections will rely on whether the rival armed groups allow the elections to take place and then respect the results. The last parliamentary election in 2014 plunged the country into a deeper crisis. … Continue reading

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Syria: Trump said American F-18 airstrike as brief as “10 minutes” killed 100 to 300 Russians

At the Lotte New York Palace Hotel, May 23, President Trump said he was amazed by the performance of American F-18 pilots. He suggested that the strikes may have been as brief as “10 minutes” and taken out 100 to … Continue reading

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Airstrike at Rutbah, Iraq pumping station

On May 23 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against Daesh targets. • Near Rutbah, one strike destroyed one Daesh safe house. From Haditha through Rutba and as far as Burqa, a distance of … Continue reading

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Gen Khalifa Haftar in apparent good health

BREAKING: Commander of Libyan National Army (#LNA), Gen. #Haftar is well & he is back to #Benghazi. Rumours about his death weren't true. Good news for people of #Libya & bad news for Muslim brotherhood, #AlQaeda, #ISIL/ #Daesh & other … Continue reading

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

  “We remain concerned for any that are moving onto the western Euphrates River, where ISIS retains some freedom of action, as their regimes seem either unwilling or unable to effectively deal and finally defeat ISIS on the west of … Continue reading

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French in Manbij from Army Times

the U.S. troops are seen in Oshkosh M-ATVs and regular Humvees, while their French counterparts appear to be driving Nexter Aravis infantry mobility vehicles. Additionally, one of the French trucks is spotted with a satellite communications antenna flared out on … Continue reading

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U.S. in Yemen:“limited non-combat support, such as intelligence sharing”

Twelve Green Berets were deployed to the border in December 2017 “helping locate and destroy” training sites and missiles of the Houthis. The operation includes “limited non-combat support, such as intelligence sharing,” according to Major Adrian Rankine-Galloway. There are also … Continue reading

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