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Video: US special forces troops film themselves getting gunned down during ISIS ambush in west Africa

At least three US special forces troops (service branch unknown but likely army) have been gunned down during a well-executed ambush by Islamic State terrorists in western Africa.  By –  Andrew Illingworth According to sources, the engagement took place near the Mali-Niger border. It appears that ISIS militants achieved full surprise over their American opponents on the point of contact, getting ...

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Russia President Vladimir Putin mocks Mueller charges as ‘yelling and hollering’

Russian President Vladimir Putin called on the United States government to provide evidence his citizens meddled in the 2016 presidential election, dismissing the allegations as nothing more than “yelling and hollering” in Washington. By – Jessica Schladebeck  “I have to see first what they’ve done. Give us materials, give us information,” Putin said in a recent interview with NBC’s Megyn Kelly. Special counsel ...

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Key Russian oligarch in touch with Russia, Assad before mercenaries attacked US troops

Before a Russian mercenary attack on US and allied forces in Syria earlier this month, the Russian oligarch believed to control the mercenaries — a man who the US special counsel indicted last week — was “in close touch” with Russian and Syrian officials, The Washington Post reported Thursday evening. By –  Eli Watkins The Post, citing US intelligence reports, said intercepted communications showed 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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Viktor Orban: ‘Christianity is Europe’s last hope’

HUNGARY’S Prime Minister Viktor Orban has claimed “Christianity is Europe’s last hope” in a fiery speech in which he also took aim at “politicians in Brussels, Berlin and Paris” over migration. By – Harvey Gavin Mr Orban said the European Union risks being “overrun” by mass immigration and “Islamic expansion” before calling for a global alliance to what he portrayed as a growing ...

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U.S. funding of Syrian YPG militia will impact Turkey’s Ottoman slap

A U.S. decision to continue funding the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia will affect Turkey’s future moves, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday ahead of a visit this week by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. By –  Ercan Gurses & Daren Butler U.S. officials have said that Tillerson expects to have difficult conversations when he visits Turkey on Thursday and Friday, given that the ...

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The long hunt for Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Day and night for the past three years, an unprecedented number of the world’s spies have zeroed in on a patch of Iraq and Syria to hunt for one man. Their target, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State terrorist group, has eluded them all. But only just. By – Martin Chulov The most wanted man on the planet has ...

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U.S.-Backed Force Could Cement a Kurdish Autonomy in Syria

A plan to create a new American-backed, Kurdish-led border force in northeastern Syria has raised alarms in the region that the United States may be helping to cement an autonomous Kurdish enclave that could further divide the country. By – Anne Barnard  The 30,000-strong force, vehemently opposed by Russia, Turkey, Iran and the Syrian government, could also ignite a new phase ...

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Swedenstan worried about future of U.S. funds for Palestinian aid agency

The Swedish ambassador to the United Nations said on Tuesday he is concerned about the Trump administration’s plans to review funding for a humanitarian agency that provides aid to Palestinian refugees. By – todayonline.com “My concern (is) that as we talk about region stability, withdrawing funding for UNRWA would be very negative both in terms of humanitarian needs of over 5 ...

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Sweden: The defense posture of a ‘peace nation’

“Step by step,” says the defense minister, Peter Hultqvist. “Step by step, we are developing our military capability.” (He might say redeveloping.) Sweden is adjusting to the new realities of the region. By – Jay Nordlinger  What region? Scandinavia? Sweden is indeed a Scandinavian country, along with its western neighbors, Norway and Denmark. Unlike them, Sweden is also a Baltic state, ...

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