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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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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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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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Inside Iran August 14, 2016

Main Points At least six Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) fighters and one regular army officer were killed during the past two weeks battling Syrian rebels in the Aleppo region. Qasem Soleimani, commander of the IRGC’s Qods Force, recently paid a visit to the family of the commander of the Afghan Fatemiyoun Brigade who was killed in Syria in February ...

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Germany ‘was warned about Ansbach suicide bomber’

Germany was warned in advance that a Syrian who blew himself up last month might carry out a “spectacular” suicide attempt if it tried to deport him, BBC Newsnight has learned. Mohammed Daleel was due to be deported when he detonated a bomb in the Bavarian town of Ansbach on 24 July. A 25-page psychological assessment written more than a ...

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Should Refugees Be Taught Not to Rape?

A British parliamentarian has suggested that all male refugees settling in the UK should be given compulsory classes on gender equality. Thangam Debbonaire is chair of the parliamentary group on immigrants. “What I don’t want is for the British people to respond to a case of assault or sexual harassment by saying no to more refugees, which seemed to be ...

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Denmark extends Isis fight into Syria

Danish lawmakers on Tuesday approved a plan to commit F-16 warplanes, a transport aircraft and 400 military personnel to expand the country’s fight against the Islamic State jihadist group from Iraq to Syria. In a 90-19 vote, only three small leftist parties opposed the proposal, which was announced last month by Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen. “The brutal and ruthless ...

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Inside the Islamic Global Jihad May 19, 2016

Main events of the week This week, ISIS suffered two additional blows in the strategically important Iraq-Syria-Jordan tri-border area. On May 17, 2016, the Iraqi Army announced the liberation of the city of Rutba, located near the tri-border area on the Baghdad-to-Damascus highway. Previously (May 13, 2016), the Al-Tanf (Al-Walid) border crossing between Syria and Iraq, near the tri-border area, ...

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Russian Military Base Is Threatening Ancient Ruins In Syria

Satellite views of the ancient ruins of Palmyra in Syria suggest that Russia is building a military base on top of a World Heritage Site, possibly breaking international law protecting antiquities. In March, Syrian, Iranian, and Russian forces retook Palmyra from ISIS forces. ISIS did extensive damage to Roman era ruins and statues at the site over the last year. ...

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