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Jordanian tribe threatens to ‘shake’ country unless jailed figurehead freed

Leaders of one of Jordan’s most powerful tribes have threatened to “shake the pillars of the Jordanian state” unless a prominent opposition figure arrested for calling for political change is released within hours. By – middleeasteye.net At a press conference late on Sunday, the son of Fares al-Fayez said members of the Beni Sakhr tribe would block the main road between ...

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Swedenstan: The biggest exporters of jihadists in Europe

Sweden is a peaceful democratic state that has long been a safe haven for those fleeing conflict. Yet many young people whose families took refuge there are now turning their back on the country. More than 300 people have gone to fight in Syria and Iraq, making Sweden per capita one of the biggest exporters of jihadists in Europe. By ...

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French special forces detained in Syria

The Syrian military detained a motorcade of 20 vehicles, which included approximately 60 French military personnel travelling with sniper equipment and thermal imagers. There are no official confirmations of the incident at the moment. By – Brünnhilde  According to a report by the Telegram-channel WarGonzo, the Syrian army has detained a group of French special forces in the province of Hasaka, ...

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US and its allies mobilize the biggest task force since Iraq on course for Syria.

The largest US air and naval strike force since the 2003 Iraq war was heading towards Syria last night as Theresa May won the backing of the cabinet to join in military action. By – thetimes.co.uk US-led strikes after the suspected chemical weapon attack in Douma, which left as many as 40 people dead, are expected within the next three days. The prime minister continued ...

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Families Go Underground to Survive Syrian Regime’s Bombs

Thousands of women, children and men have taken cover underground in unfinished basements, bunkers and tunnels to survive the Syrian government’s bombing campaign on the rebel-held district of Eastern Ghouta on the outskirts of Damascus. By – Nour Alakraa and Raja Abdulrahim Food is scarce, privacy and hygiene nearly absent. Bathrooms are typically a corner of the room, roped off with curtains. The ...

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Iran’s Most Famous General Is More Popular Than President

The head of Iran’s most secretive, elite force has become increasingly popular at home as he helps expand Tehran’s influence through military victories by allies across the Middle East. By – Tom O’Connor Major General Qassem Soleimani, head of the expeditionary Quds Force branch of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), enjoyed a “very favorable” view among 67.7 percent of Iranians, according ...

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Iran threatens to ‘raze Tel Aviv to the ground’

IRAN has vowed to destroy Tel Aviv if Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu carries out his recent threats to launch military action against the Islamic republic as simmering tensions in the Middle East reach boiling point. By – express.co.uk Angry exchanges between the two countries have intensified recently with the bitter Syrian war spilling over into a wider proxy fight and Iran’s ...

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Muslim Persecution of Christians, June 2017

“They defend freedom of worship in the West in order to ban it in their homeland. They fight to build mosques in someone else’s homeland whilst destroying churches and synagogues where they have power.” — Kamel Abderrahmani, Arab journalist, Algeria. Via: Raymond Ibrahim   “ISIS publicly caged and burned alive 19 Yazidi girls for refusing to have sex with ISIS fighters, according ...

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Satellite imagery reveals US military base near Syria’s southern border

Satellite imagery that was captured recently from the Jordanian-Syrian border revealed a constructed U.S. military base located some 18 km east of Syria’s Tanf Crossing into Iraq’s Al-Anbar Governorate. Via: Leith Fadel                              As seen above from the satellite image, the U.S. has a fully functional base that ...

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Palestinian who killing a British student will be paid £800 a month by the Palestinian government

A terrorist accused of murdering a British student in Jerusalem will be paid a salary of more than £800 a month by the Palestinian government – which receives more than £25 million a year from the UK in foreign aid. Via:  Nick Craven Jamil Tamimi, who has a history of mental health issues, killed theology student Hannah Bladon in a frenzied knife attack ...

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