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Iran not Russia: Deir al-Zour hit by Iranian missiles

IS has moved most of its leaders to al-Mayadin in Syria’s Euphrates Valley, southeast of the group’s besieged capital there, Raqqa. Among the operations moved to al-Mayadin, about 80 km (50 miles) west of the Iraqi border, were its online … Continue reading

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CIA talked to Syria: Pompeo-Mamlouk call

Mike Pompeo reportedly conducted secret telephone conversations with Syrian General Intelligence Director (GID) General Ali Mamlouk in February.   The Pompeo-Mamlouk call would represent the highest-level communication between the two governments in years. It also is surprising given the widespread allegations … Continue reading

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Pakistan not Russia…Pakistan not an ally?

  The Trump administration may withhold at least some assistance to Pakistan.The potential U.S. pivot to a more assertive approach would be sharply different than the approach taken at the start of the Obama administration, when U.S. officials sought to … Continue reading

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Next Year, in Mosul

@USArmy Col. Pat Work, deployed @CJTFOIR greets U.S. Senator Jack Reed who visited service members at Qayyarah West Airfield, Iraq, May 31. pic.twitter.com/BEXsyyEHpA — 2BCT, 82nd Falcons (@2BCT_FALCONS) June 4, 2017   Additional forces from the 82nd Airborne Division will … Continue reading

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F-15E downs Shaheed-129 UAV

  The Shaheed-129 drone was armed and displayed hostile intent when it was intercepted by an F-15E Strike Eagle around 12:30 a.m. local time near the Syrian city of Tanf, according to U.S. Central Command. It was observed heading toward … Continue reading

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Warning after Bush F/A-18E shoots down Syrian SU-22 near Raqqa

  Russia announces it will target any plane from the US-led coalition flying west of the Euphrates river in Syria after the US military shot down a Syrian air force SU-22.   The U.S.-led coalition conducts missions in areas west … Continue reading

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Zintan frees Saif al-Islam

ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said: “I call on Libya and all other States, if in a position to do so, to immediately arrest and surrender Mr Gaddafi to the ICC.”   http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/06/saif-al-islam-gaddafi-freed-prison-zintan-170610190700610.html [June 11] The Abu Bakr al-Sadiq Brigade, a … Continue reading

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