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ISIS Calls For Backup: Israel Attacks Syrian Army Positions Near Damascus

Israel bombs Syrian army positions on the eve of peace talks in Geneva- Syria peace talks are expected to begin this week in Geneva. And what are the Israelis doing? 300 more words

World At War

Prisoner Paid for Time Served at Gitmo

February 23, 2017 | Authored By the Common Constitutionalist

URL of the original posting site: http://commonconstitutionalist.com/current-events/prisoner-paid-for-time-served-at-gitmo/#more-34066

For years many of us right-wingers complained that former president Obama (that is nice to say – former) was soft on terrorism.

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President Obama

To disrupt the talks in Geneva Assad is shelling the Syrian capital

On February 20 the Syrian government forces escalated their bombing campaign around the Syrian capital, the bombs are falling like rain on the rebel-held areas sending out a bloody message days before the renewed talks are about to start in Geneva. 410 more words

Iraqi Army Ahead of Schedule in Fight For West Mosul, U.S. Officials Say

BAGHDAD — Iraqi forces managed to snatch some key terrain from Islamic State militants in the western half of Mosul, U.S. and coalition officials said here Thursday, marking the end to a fierce first day of fighting to liberate Iraq’s second-largest city after more than two years of terrorist occupation. 982 more words

Middle East

The Raqqa Diaries

An edited version of this review was published at the Guardian.

In March 2013, Free Syrian Army fighters, alongside the al-Qaida-linked militia Jabhat al-Nusra, liberated Raqqa, a city in Syria’s east. 786 more words

Syria

Like losers always do...

Daesh (ISIS) is loosing ground. From an area the size of United Kingdom to what seems to be a fraction. From glorious fights (endless killing), endless markets of captured women, endless stream of oil and income. 323 more words

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