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Breakthrough in Syria Conflict

Update 6 Jan, 2017:    Scores of thousands of Syrian rebels are being concentrated in Idlib province, Syria; as they evacuate various towns in the country.  To stop the fighting in many areas the Assad regime is allowing the rebels to evacuate to Idlib and by allowing the rebels to evacuate to Idlib rebel forces […]

Mosul Offensive Set to Begin

The operation to liberate Mosul, Iraq from the Islamic State is set to begin within days  On Tuesday Oct 4, Iraq launched a radio station to help Mosul residents stay safe during the upcoming military offensive.  The radio will give instructions on possible safe exit routes, places to avoid, where to find assistance and emergency […]

News Blog, June 2016

  Daily News Archives The most far right extremist government in Israeli history has been sworn in.  The beleaguered Islamic State has promised Ramadan [6 Jun – 5 July] attacks on Europe and Israel.  The new Israeli governing coalition has been established to use any attack as a casus belli to wipe out the Gaza militants […]

News Blog April 2016

  Daily News Archives   29 APRIL:   A convoy of Italian marines, British special forces and Libyan troops traveling from the northwestern city of Misrata  with the Libyan National Army, a militia commanded by Gen. Khalifa Haftar [a Libyan who has American citizenship]; toward the Islamic State  stronghold of Sirte, located 273 kilometers [165 miles] to […]

Text of Obama Islamic State Speach

President Obama’s speech on the Islamic State laid out his reasons for declaring ISIL a terrorist entity subject to American attack under the anti-terror laws of the United States. He then declared war on the Islamic State and pledged to attack them wherever they are found including inside Syria.  The operation to destroy ISIS would […]

Gaza Ceasfire and its Implications

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ office confirmed Tuesday afternoon that an open ended ceasefire agreement was reached and an official statement would be made by the PA leader – after an Egyptian announcement. According to a senior source in Hamas, the agreement includes the opening of the Rafah crossing under the supervision of the Abbas’ Palestinian Authority security […]

Behind the Iraq ISIS Crisis

UPDATE 12:00 EDT:  Saudi Arabia is mobilizing its military to defend its border against any spillover during the coming anti ISIS offensive.   Egypt is assembling an expeditionary commando force to fly to Saudi Arabia and bolster its border defenses. Behind the Iraq ISIS Crisis Russia and China have resisted continued attempts at the UN to authorize […]

Homs Liberated by Assad

In a huge defeat for the Syrian insurgents, the Syrian opposition fighters surrendered the old city of Homs and were being allowed to withdraw from Homs Wednesday under a deal with the government brokered by the UN and Iran. Aid can now reach the population for the first time in two years. Earlier this year, about 1,400 […]

Israel Suspends Peace Talks

A meeting of the Israeli security cabinet ends with unanimous decision to suspend peace talks with the Palestinians and to take unspecified steps against the PA.  Peace negotiations with Abbas are frozen and economic sanctions will be imposed on the Palestinian Authority “in accordance with developments.” The Palestinian Authority / Hamas reconciliation deal came as the […]

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