Monthly Archives: October 2019

Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi: dogs chased him down

Central Command Commander Gen. Frank McKenzie said two young children died with baghdadi, not three. The two children are believed to have been under the age of twelve.       [October 28 2019] Baghdadi killed himself during the raid … Continue reading

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Arab spring? unfinished business left by 2011.

Demonstrators have targeted bastions of government power, notably the walled off Green Zone in Baghdad. It used to be the centre of the American occupation. Now it is the place where government offices and embassies are located, as well as … Continue reading

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Algeria: presidential vote on Dec 12

Algeria’s electoral authority says 23 candidates have qualified for the North African country’s controversial presidential vote on Dec 12. Power in Algeria is now concentrated around Army Chief Ahmed Gaid Salah. Interim president Abdelkader Bensalah: “The media has exaggerated the … Continue reading

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Syria: Our K-9, as they call — I call it a dog, a beautiful dog

We have declassified a picture of the wonderful dog (name not declassified) that did such a GREAT JOB in capturing and killing the Leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi! pic.twitter.com/PDMx9nZWvw — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 28, 2019 Trump: “Our … Continue reading

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Syria: Wagner v Prince in oil patch?

U.S.forces are moving “some “mechanized forces” inro Deir al-Zor, Syria’s oil region, east of the Euphrates. Russia replies: U.S. troops and private security companies in eastern Syria are protecting oil smugglers What private security forces? The St. Petersburg-based website Fontanka … Continue reading

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Syria: Oil – TotalFinaElf, Shell, PetroCanada and Conoco

“The United States will maintain a reduced presence in Syria to deny ISIS access to oil revenue,”, Secretary of Defence Mark Esper said the steps would include “some “mechanized forces” in Deir al-Zor, Syria’s oil region, east of the Euphrates. … Continue reading

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Iraq: bringing the troops home

Defence Minister Najah al-Shammari said the American troops are “transiting” in Iraq will depart the country within four weeks and will then head either to Kuwait, Qatar, or back to the United States. Maj. Gen. Najah Hassan Ali al-Shammari was … Continue reading

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