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Manbij Syria: Turks arrive

Syrian television broadcast footage of what it said was government troops entering Manbij, west of the Euphrates river, on October 15 2019. The troops that had entered were mostly Kurdish fighters now allied to the government. A resident inside the … 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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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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Libya:Haftar to control entire onshore oil?

Mahmoud Jabril, Ali Tarhouni, Libyan rebel Interim National Council takes shape. Qatar markets rebel oil, Continue reading

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Syria: playing with fire on Twitter

Spoke w/ President Erdogan of Turkey to advise where we stand on all matters including our last two weeks of success in fighting the remnants of ISIS, and 20 mile safe zone. Also spoke about economic development between the U.S. … Continue reading

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Three card monte in Idlib

Syrian troops who have been freed up after pacifying the south have been redeploying to the north in anticipation of an offensive in Idlib. At the same time, Turkey has been reinforcing its observation posts in the province, which were … Continue reading

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Idlib Syria: whose manpad shot down Russian jet?

Orient News, an opposition media outlet, claimed that the Russian jet was shot down with an Igla anti-aircraft missile, a shoulder-fired weapon which can be carried by a single man. Nations still sell MANPADs to clients with bad international reputations. … Continue reading

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