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Russia and Syria ‘weaponising’ refugee crisis to destabilise Europe

Russia and Syria are indiscriminately bombing Syrian civilians to drive the refugee crisis and “weaponise migration”, a Natocommander has claimed. General Phil Breedlove, Nato’s Supreme Allied Commander for Europe and head of the US European Command, said weapons such as barrel bombs have no military value to hit precise targets and instead serve to terrorise those living in rebel-held territories. ...

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Global Jihad – March 3, 2016

Main events of the week The ceasefire in Syria between the Syrian regime and the non-jihadi (so-called moderate) rebel organizations, validated by a UN Security Council resolution, came into effect on the night of February 26-27, 2016. In the following days, there was a marked decline in the intensity of the fighting in the areas where the agreement is supposed ...

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Assad: Terrorists breached cessation of hostilities agreement from the very first hour

Damascus-President Bashar Assad asserted that terrorists breached the cessation of hostilities agreement from the very first hour, while the Syrian Army has refrained from retaliating in order to give the chance for the agreement to survive. President al-Assad added in an interview given to ARD German television that every Syrian gunman should give up armament, and he shouldn’t bear weapon or ...

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Global Jihad news February 20, 2016

Main events of the week This week, the Syrian Army continued its attack north of Aleppo, with intensive Russian air support. The Syrian Army recorded achievements and expanded the corridor that it has taken over between the city of Aleppo and the Shiite towns of Nubl and Zahraa. At the same time, the Kurdish forces took over the city of ...

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Global Jihad February 10, 2016

Main events of the week The main development of the week was the offensive by the Syrian Army, in the area north of Aleppo, which began on the day the Geneva III Conference started.The strategic goals of the Syrian offensive, as is evident from an interview with Bouthaina Shaaban, political and media adviser to Bashar Assad, are to take over ...

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New Fighter Aircraft to Expand Russian Air Campaign in Syria

Russia’s air power assets operating in Syria are about to be given a significant boost. The most modern fighter aircraft in service today with the Russian Aerospace Forces will deploy to Kheimim aerodrome near Latakia, Syria. The Russian contingent in Syria announced Feb. 5 that the aircraft, the Su-35S will be place in operation for the first time outside the ...

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Russia and Turkey Head for Clash on Syria Border

AFP/Getty Images Mass exodus from Aleppo, Syria continues amid reports Russians are using cluster bombs United Nations demands that Turkey admit tens of thousands of Syrian refugees Turkey border ‘buffer zone’ could result in clash with Syrian army Mass exodus from Aleppo continues amid reports Russians are using cluster bombs Refugee camp in northern Syria on border with Turkey on ...

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ISIS to attempt U.S. attacks this year

Washington (CNN)Top U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday that ISIS was likely to attempt direct attacks on the U.S. in the coming year and that the group was infiltrating refugees escaping from Iraq and Syria to move across borders. ISIS “will probably attempt to conduct additional attacks in Europe, and attempt to direct attacks on the U.S. homeland in 2016,” Lt. ...

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Russia ‘simulated a nuclear strike’ against Sweden, Nato admits

Russian Tupolev Tu-22M supersonic strategic bombers fly above the Kremlin in Moscow Photo: AFP The Russian airforce conducted a mock nuclear strike against Sweden during war games less than three years ago, Nato has said. The 2013 exercise, which saw a contingent of Russian aircraft approach Swedish airspace after crossing the Gulf of Finland, was one of several examples of dummy ...

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