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Syria: Syrian Army in Hasaka

Syrian Army units have entered the predominantly Assyrian Christian town of Tal Tamr, about 12 miles from the Turkish border, in Hasaka “to face Turkish aggression.” The area had been under Kurdish control for 7 years. [February 5 2019 U.S. … Continue reading

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Syria: detained IS fighters at Al-Hol about 60km from Turkey

Roj and Ain Issa, which are home to 1,700 and 12,900 people respectively in May 2019, would both be located inside Turkey’s proposed “safe zone”. Al-Hol, which is by far the biggest such camp with more than 68,000 residents, is … Continue reading

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ISIS resurgence in Iraq

Officials with CJTF-OIR, the command overseeing the fight against ISIS, said that “despite improving capabilities of the Iraqi Security Forces, ISIS is rebuilding in remote areas that are hard for these forces to secure.” CJTF-OIR’s estimate “that some 45,000 ISIS … Continue reading

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Afghanistan: “green-on-blue” attack kills two

Two paratroopers were shot by an Afghan soldier at a military base in the Shah Wali Kot district in southern Kandahar province. The Pentagon said Spc. Michael Nance and Pfc. Brandon Kreischer died in Tarin Kot, the capital of Uruzgan … Continue reading

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Aleppo Syria: ISIS spokesman killed in crossfire

Islamic State spokesman Abu Muhammad al-Adnani has been killed, ISIS announced June 18 2019. Adnani “was martyred while surveying the operations to repel the military campaigns against Aleppo.” Turkey, a major backer of rebel groups fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, … Continue reading

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Pompeo: expel every last Iranian boot” from Syria

  Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State, The American University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt January 10, 2019 declared that the U.S. would “use diplomacy and work with our partner to expel every last Iranian boot” from Syria. And he promised … Continue reading

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Hajin: SDF says they have entered the town

QAMISHLI (Kurdistan 24) – US-backed, Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on December 6 that they had gained control of half the territory in the final Islamic State (IS) stronghold, located in eastern Syria’s Deir Al-Zor Province. In an online … Continue reading

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