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Inside The Global Jihad August 26 – 2016

Main events of the week This week, the fighting in Syria was concentrated in and around the city of Aleppo and in the area west of the Euphrates River, near the Syrian-Turkish border. In this context: In Aleppo, the rebel organizations (led by the Fateh al-Sham Front) managed to fend off attacks by the Syrian Army and maintain the logistical ...

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Norway to build fence on border with Russia

Norway is putting up a steel fence at a remote Arctic border post with Russia after an influx of migrants last year, sparking an outcry from refugees’ rights groups and fears that cross­border ties with the former Cold War adversary will be harmed. The government says a new gate and a fence, about 660 feet long and 11 feet high ...

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U.S. and Europe Say Assad May Have Kept Some Chemical Weapons

The world’s chemical weapons watchdog has repeatedly found traces of deadly nerve agents in laboratories that Syria insisted were never part of its chemical weapons program, raising new questions about whether Damascus has abided by its commitments to destroy all of its armaments, according to a highly confidential new report. The discoveries of precursors for chemical warfare agents like soman ...

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China strongly warns Japan not to send SDF to South China Sea

China strongly warned a high-level Japanese official around late June that Tokyo should not send its Self-Defense Forces to join U.S. operations that test the freedom of navigation in the disputed South China Sea, diplomatic sources said Saturday. Japan will “cross a red line” if SDF vessels take part in U.S. freedom of navigation operations, Chinese Ambassador to Japan Cheng ...

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Top US commander warns Russia, Syria

Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend (pictured) based in Baghdad, vowed to defend US special operations forces in northern Syria if they come under another attack A top US commander has warned Russia that the United States ‘will defend itself if threatened’ after warplanes attacked near American forces operating in Syria. Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, based in Baghdad, vowed to defend US special operations ...

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Russia has killed more civilians than ISIS

RUSSIA has killed more civilians in Syria than ISIS despite only being active for a third of the time the jihadi’s, according to a report. Putin’s forces supporting the Assad regime have reportedly killed at least 2,704 civilians since they entered the war in September. AP:ASSOCIATED PRESS Russian airstrikes have reportedly caused more deaths than ISIS in Syria But ISIS have ...

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Putin’s Savage War Against Russia ‘New Muslims’

Today there are more than 2,000 fighters from Russia on the battlefields of Syria and Iraq fighting on behalf of the Islamic State. [i] A large number of these fighters are Muslims originating from the Northern Caucasus, a fact that feeds a narrative back in Russia that has been growing since the 1990s. Many Russians now link the Muslim populations ...

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Ukraine Crimea: Russia sends new air defence missiles

The Russian military has announced the delivery of new air defence missiles to Crimea, in a move scheduled before the latest tension with Ukraine. The S-400 Triumph missile systems were earmarked for troops in Crimea last month, Russian media said at the time. Moscow also announced exercises in Crimea next week to simulate an attack by weapons of mass destruction ...

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NATO Air Policing jets train with US bombers over the Baltic Sea

Danish F-16s supporting NATO’s continuous Air Policing mission, along with JAS-39 Gripens from the Partnership for Peace nation of Sweden, conducted intercept training with a U.S. long range bomber.  Additionally, Typhoons from Great Britain – one of the Baltic Air Policing detachments – were airborne in western Estonia training areas while the bomber transited the Baltic Sea off the Estonian ...

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NATO Not Ready As Russian Sub Threat Rises

WASHINGTON: The balance of power underwater is shifting against the West, warns a new report from the Center for Strategic & International Studies. Both Russian and NATO capabilities cratered after the Cold War, but the Russian submarine fleet is clawing its way back — and we’re not ready to face it, CSIS says. The US, its allies, and the Nordics need ...

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