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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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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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Tillerson leaves military response to Syrian chemical attacks on the table

THE bombardment of Syria’s rebel-held eastern Ghouta area near Damascus by pro-government forces has killed 250 people in the 48 hours since Sunday night, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday. By – Max Greenwood Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has suggested a U.S. military response to the Syrian government’s alleged use of chemical weapons remains on the table. “President Trump has already ...

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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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Iran building permanent military base in Syria

The Iranian military is said to have established a compound at a site used by the Syrian army outside El-Kiswah, 14 km (8 miles) south of Damascus. Via: Gordon Corera The report comes amid growing tensions over Iranian influence in Syria and across the region. Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu recently warned that Iran wanted to establish itself militarily in Syria. “Israel ...

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The Bodyguards of Kim Jong-Un

“Why did we lose this war?” asked James Burnham of Vietnam in 1972. One reason, he wrote, was that “We failed—that is, our leadership failed—to comprehend this Indochina struggle as one campaign or sub-war in a global conflict. Since we did not set it within its global frame of reference, our leaders could neither develop a comprehensive strategy to win ...

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Macron vows reprisals if chemical weapons used in Syria

French President Emmanuel Macron said Monday that the use of chemical weapons in Syria would be a “red line” that would draw an “immediate response” from France. Macron accuses Russia of following a ‘hybrid strategy combining military intimidation and an information war’   Via: AFP “A very clear red line exists on our side, the use of chemical weapons by whomever,” Macron said ...

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Syria’s Saydnaya prison crematorium hid killings

The Syrian government has constructed a crematorium at a military prison to dispose of the remains of thousands of murdered prisoners, the US has alleged. Via: bbc.com The State Department has released satellite images of the facility which it said was used to hide evidence. Rights groups say thousands of inmates have been tortured and hanged at the military prison outside ...

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Up to 5,000 Chinese Uighurs fighting In Syria in militant groups

p to 5,000 ethnic Uighurs from China’s violence-prone far western region of Xinjiang are fighting in various militant groups in Syria, the Syrian ambassador to China said on Monday, adding that Beijing should be extremely concerned about it. Via:  Ben Blanchard                         China is worried that Uighurs, a mostly Muslim ...

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Uzbekistan Claim They Warned Sweden About #StockholmAttack

The government of Uzbekistan is claiming they previously flagged to Swedish authorities that the Uzbek national behind the Stockholm terror attack was an Islamic State recruit Via: Chris Tomlinson Uzbekistan Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov said Friday that Uzbek security services had told Swedish authorities 39-year-old terrorist Rakhmat Akilov had links to Islamic State well before the attack that claimed the lives of four people. ...

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