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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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US Launches Airstrikes in Syria

The United States launched dozens of cruise missiles Thursday night at a Syrian airfield in response to what it believes was Syria’s use of banned chemical weapons that killed at least 100 people, U.S. military officials told NBC News. Via:  Brünnhilde Two U.S. warships in the Mediterranean Sea fired 59 Tomahawk missiles intended for a single target — Ash Sha’irat ...

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France wants UN Security Council meeting after Syria chemical attack

A suspected chemical attack killed at least 58 civilians including several children in rebel-held northwestern Syria on Tuesday, a monitor said, with the opposition accusing the government and demanding a UN investigation. Via: timesnow.tv The attack in the town of Khan Sheikhun left dozens suffering respiratory problems and symptoms including vomiting, fainting and foaming at the mouth, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory ...

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Marines have arrived in Syria

Marines from an amphibious task force have left their ships in the Middle East and deployed to Syria, establishing an outpost from which they can fire artillery in support of the fight to oust the Islamic State from the northern Syrian city of Raqqa, defense officials said. Via: washingtonpost.com  The deployment marks a new escalation in the U.S. war in Syria, ...

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