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Before assuming office, Trump suggested he could end support for FSA. He has…well,

‘A claim March 17 2019 that the U.S. military is developing plans to keep nearly 1,000 U.S. troops in Syria is factually incorrect,’ General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said. [July 22 2017 ]    In … Continue reading

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IS growing again in Iraq

IS insurgency had been particularly sustained in disputed territories, with the number of attacks more than doubling in Kirkuk province from 2017 to 2018. The vast disputed area, consisting of Kirkuk and parts of Nineveh, Saladin and Diyala provinces, has been … Continue reading

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Syria: French troops at Deir Ezzor

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday, April 26, that French special operations forces arrived in Syria over the past two weeks to help boost US-led efforts against the Islamic State group. “You’ll see increased operations on the Iraqi side … Continue reading

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Plummeting oil price means smaller payoffs to support Iraqi government

The hemorrhaging of the government budget reliant on oil will force dramatic cuts in spending or dangerous increases in borrowing, Not only is fighting ISIS an expensive endeavor, but many of the political deals that need to be done to … Continue reading

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