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US claims of Syria nerve gas attack: The anatomy of a lie – World Socialist Web Site

The charges against the Syrian government are absurd and unbelievable. The campaign mounted by the Trump administration, the intelligence agencies, the Pentagon and the Democratic Party demonstrates complete contempt for the intelligence of the people, and a belief that they can lie with impunity, because nothing they say will be challenged by the servile American […]

US deploys Rangers, Marine artillery to Syria | IHS Jane’s 360

US deploys Rangers, Marine artillery to Syria | IHS Jane’s 360 – CJTF-OIR spokesman Colonel John Dorrian told journalists on 9 March that around 400 additional US personnel from the US Army Rangers and a US Marine Corps artillery unit had been deployed to Syria, saying the US military is “preparing logistical and fire support […]

Jihadi group claims mortar attack on Hamas in Gaza | News , Middle East | THE DAILY STAR

Hamas security forces arrested a Salafist leader last month, alleging that he was a supporter of ISIS, which holds vast swathes of territory in Syria and Iraq. Gazan jihadis have pledged allegiance to ISIS in the past, but there has been no confirmation from the group itself that it has a presence in the coastal […]

Why is Senegal sending troops to Saudi Arabia? – BBC News

“Why would Senegalese troops go to Yemen to fight a war that is not theirs?” is a widely shared view on social media today. And many did not go far before making the link between President Macky Sall’s recent announcement that Saudi Arabia would invest heavily in the government development programme known as Programme Senegal […]

CIA Director Mad That Iranian General Fights Against ISIL in Iraq / Sputnik International

“If it were not for the cooperation of the Islamic Republic of Iran and General Soleimani, we would not today have a government headed by Haider al-Abadi in Baghdad,” Ameri said during a memorial service for a fallen soldier, according to Fars News Agency. But CIA Director John Brennan seems less sure of General Soleimani. Speaking on Fox News Sunday, Brennan said that Suleimani – […]

High-profile Saudi princes accused of funding Al Qaeda | Middle East Eye

Moussaoui said Prince Turki al-Faisal (former intelligence chief), Prince Bandar bin Sultan (former ambassador to the US), and Prince al-Waleed bin Talal (well-known billionaire investor) all appeared on the al-Qaeda donor lists, as well as many of Saudi Arabia’s leading religious figures. The former al-Qaeda member said he met the newly anointed King Salman, then […]

ISIS Claims US Hostage Kayla Mueller Killed in Airstrike | 6abc.com

A Jordanian official told ABC News ISIS’s claim was “illogical” and was part of the terror group’s public relations campaign. “We need to be very careful not to fall in their trap,” the official said.Jordan’s Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh, called ISIS’s claim “an old and sick trick.””So they behead innocent #US #UK & Japan hostages […]

Japan condemns apparent IS execution, demands release of remaining hostage – International – World – Ahram Online

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga condemned what he said was “a video showing what appears to be a murdered Japanese, Mr. Haruna Yukawa, as well as Mr. Kenji Goto.” Relevant government ministers would meet to discuss the situation as the government gathers information, Suga told reporters, declining to take questions. Reuters could not independently verify […]

Civilians in Yemen Killed by CIA Drone Strikes & Covert Ops Far Outnumber Victims of Paris Terror Attack – The Constantine Report

Confirmed US drone strikes: 59-69 Total reported killed: 287-423 Civilians reported killed: 24-71 Children reported killed: 6 Reported injured: 74-185 Possible extra US drone strikes: 87-106 Total reported killed: 306-486 Civilians reported killed: 24-47 Children reported killed: 6-8 Reported injured: 79-110 All other US covert operations: 12-77 Total reported killed: 144-377 Civilians reported killed: 59-88 […]

en.alalam.ir : Involvement of Saudi, Jordan in Backing ISIL in Iraq is Proven by the Documents found

The ISIL militants control some parts of Syria and Iraq. They have engaged in crimes against humanity in the areas under their control, including mass murdering local civilians as well as captured army and security officers while terrorizing people from diverse communities, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, and Christians. via: http://en.alalam.ir/ —  Involvement of Saudi, Jordan […]

VIDEO: MintPress Gathers Around The Campfire With Female Guerrillas Fighting ISIS

These women, also fully clad in camo, with extra ammunition hanging from green vests, are members of the Women’s Protection Unit (YPJ), an all-women’s Muslim-Kurdish guerrilla militia based in the far north of Syria (termed Rojava by the Kurdish population) known for its staunch fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The […]

Marjory of IS civilian victims in Syria are reportedly Sunnis | Middle East Eye

The majority of IS’s victims in Syria have been civilians, he said.”Of the total number of people beheaded or shot dead in mass killings by IS, 879 have been civilians, some 700 of them members of the Shaitat tribe.”The Sunni Muslim Shaitat tribe, from the eastern province of Deir Ezzor, rose up against the group […]

Juan Cole: U.S. Dismayed That Iraq’s Shiite Government Hasn’t Armed Sunni Tribes Fighting Islamic State – Juan Cole – Truthdig

Al-Hayat reports that the US is thinking about arming and training the Sunni tribes itself, but that report contradicts what Gen. Martin Dempsey has said about needing the Iraqi government itself to do the arming.The problem in Iraq is similar to that in Syria.  The Baghdad government only wants to see ISIL destroyed if it […]

IS uses intelligence to purge opponents – Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

Based on IS operations, the list of people to eliminate includes tribal sheikhs who have previously cooperated with the government, members of the Awakening movement who have participated in fighting jihadist groups in the past, clerics who oppose IS’ extremism and anyone suspected of delivering security information to governmental parties or other cooperating parties.The policy […]

US decides against military tribunals for non-Guantánamo detainees | US news | theguardian.com

The debate had been prompted by concerns about the continued viability of detentions of non-Afghans held by the US at Bagram airfield in Afghanistan. During the 13-year war, the US has held battlefield detainees at Bagram without charge.But the impending end of formal US combat at the end of 2014 prompted administration lawyers to question […]

Islamic State militants now world’s richest – Yahoo News

Because the group, also known as ISIL, has “amassed wealth at an unprecedented pace” from different sources than most terror groups, it presents a particular challenge to the US and its allies working to choke off money flows.”We have no silver bullet, no secret weapon to empty ISIL’s coffers overnight. This will be a sustained […]

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