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Russia’s Network-Centric Warfare Experiment in Syria

Russia’s Network-Centric Warfare Experiment in Syria | Information wars | Scoop.it

Russia experimented *network-centric warfare* and reflexive control  in Syria

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Is Calling ISIS ‘Genocidal’ Meaningful?

Is Calling ISIS ‘Genocidal’ Meaningful? | Information wars | Scoop.it
The U.S. declaration that the Islamic State has committed genocide must be followed by prosecutions to deter future abuses, says expert Naomi Kikoler.
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Putin’s Attack Helicopters and Mercenaries Are Winning the War for Assad

Putin’s Attack Helicopters and Mercenaries Are Winning the War for Assad | Information wars | Scoop.it
Putin’s Attack Helicopters and Mercenaries Are Winning the War for Assad « | Foreign Policy | the Global Magazine of News and Ideas
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How Iran Is Building Its Syrian Hezbollah

How Iran Is Building Its Syrian Hezbollah | Information wars | Scoop.it
Syrian Shiite fighters increasingly show loyalty to Tehran, over even the Assad regime, marking an important shift in the wartime dynamic.
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Iran won’t surrender militias that conduct Assad’s war | The National

Iran won’t surrender militias that conduct Assad’s war | The National | Information wars | Scoop.it
The diplomatic spat between Iran and Saudi Arabia is being reflected in the debate over which groups in Syria are terrorist organisations, writes Hassan Hassan
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The Isis papers: leaked documents show how Isis is building its state | The Guardian

The Isis papers: leaked documents show how Isis is building its state | The Guardian | Information wars | Scoop.it
Pierre Levy's insight:

"Nation building" "State building"

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KSA urges UN panel to flay Iran for Syria role

KSA urges UN panel to flay Iran for Syria role | Information wars | Scoop.it
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia is urging the UN General Assembly’s human rights committee to condemn Iranian and Russian intervention in Syria, a move that prompted complaints on Tuesday from Iran and Syria.
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Russia’s Attacks in Syria May Only Create More Jihadists

Russia’s Attacks in Syria May Only Create More Jihadists | Information wars | Scoop.it
Russian President Vladimir Putin has labeled his entry into the Syrian conflict, following a rapid military buildup in the Latakia region, as a war on terror. Yet Russia’s very first airstrikes in Syria targeted areas where the Islamic State (ISIS...
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Joint Syrian-Iranian-Russian Offensive Achieves Only Limited Initial Gains

Joint Syrian-Iranian-Russian Offensive Achieves Only Limited Initial Gains | Information wars | Scoop.it
Key Takeaway: The Syrian regime has not gained much terrain in the first week of its large-scale ground offensive against rebel forces, despite support from intensified Russian airstrikes and hundreds
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Russian warships in Caspian Sea fire dozens of missiles at Syria

Russian warships in Caspian Sea fire dozens of missiles at Syria | Information wars | Scoop.it
— Russian warships have fired dozens of missiles at militants in Syria, a Russian official said Wednesday, marking an escalation in Moscow’s eight-day air campaign that the United States says is attempting to prop up Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government.
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Iran troops to join Syria war, Russia bombs group trained by CIA | Reuters

Iran troops to join Syria war, Russia bombs group trained by CIA | Reuters | Information wars | Scoop.it
BEIRUT/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Hundreds of Iranian troops have arrived in Syria to join a major ground offensive in support of President Bashar al-Assad's government, Lebanese sources said on Thursday, a further
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What's Bashar al-Assad's Endgame in Syria?

What's Bashar al-Assad's Endgame in Syria? | Information wars | Scoop.it
Will the dictator’s sinister plan to win over America and Russia work?
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In Syria, militias armed by the Pentagon fight those armed by the CIA

In Syria, militias armed by the Pentagon fight those armed by the CIA | Information wars | Scoop.it
Syrian militias armed by different parts of the U.S. war machine have begun to fight each other on the plains between the besieged city of Aleppo and the Turkish border, highlighting how little control U.S. intelligence officers and military planners have over the groups they have finance
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Exclusive: Russia, despite draw down, shipping more to Syria than removing

Exclusive: Russia, despite draw down, shipping more to Syria than removing | Information wars | Scoop.it
When Vladimir Putin announced the withdrawal of most of Russia's military contingent from Syria there was an expectation that the Yauza, a Russian naval icebreaker and one of the mission's main supply vessels, would return home to its Arctic Ocean port.
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Iran deploys Army Special Forces to Syria and Iraq | The Long War Journal

Iran deploys Army Special Forces to Syria and Iraq | The Long War Journal | Information wars | Scoop.it
The deployment would mark the first time that Army forces, including commandos and snipers of the Rapid Response Battalions, have operated outside Iranian
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Russia begins surprise withdrawal from Syria as peace talks get underway

Russia begins surprise withdrawal from Syria as peace talks get underway | Information wars | Scoop.it
Russian troops were packing up as suddenly as they arrived.
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La Syrie enjeu d'une nouvelle guerre de Trente Ans

La Syrie enjeu d'une nouvelle guerre de Trente Ans | Information wars | Scoop.it
Monarchie absolue contre théocratie, l’affrontement à mort entre la famille royale des Saoud et les grands prêtres de la République islamique est au cœur de la crise du Proche-Orient depuis plus de trente ans. Il a fallu attendre le 30 octobre 2015 pour qu’un timide processus diplomatique s’engage sur la Syrie, avec son lot de non-dits et de doubles jeux. Au mieux, il pourrait réussir à apaiser le conflit entre le régime de Damas et son opposition « modérée »... Un affrontement historique oppose, de (...)
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Syria: 3 troops killed by US-led strikes; US blames Russia

Syria: 3 troops killed by US-led strikes; US blames Russia | Information wars | Scoop.it
BEIRUT (AP) — Syria on Monday accused the U.S.-led coalition of bombing an army camp in the eastern part of the country, killing three Syrian soldiers and wounding 13, but a senior U.S. military official said the Pentagon is "certain" the strike was from a Russian warplane.
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In Syria, many families face a terrible dilemma | The National

In Syria, many families face a terrible dilemma | The National | Information wars | Scoop.it
Except for the meagre military achievement over the past year, the US campaign seems to be only degrading and destroying the livelihoods of the poor families living under ISIL, writes Hassan Hassan
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Turkey says new wave of Syrian refugees will head for Europe

Turkey says new wave of Syrian refugees will head for Europe | Information wars | Scoop.it
Turkey is preparing for tens of thousands more refugees from Syria as government »»
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The time of the assassins in the Middle East

The time of the assassins in the Middle East | Information wars | Scoop.it
This is the time of the assassins in the Middle East. This is the time of the great disruption and
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Thousands of Iranian troops amass for all-out assault on Aleppo

Thousands of Iranian troops amass for all-out assault on Aleppo | Information wars | Scoop.it
Thousands of Iranian troops have arrived in Syria in recent days, as forces loyal to President Assad prepare a major assault on rebel-held territory in Aleppo. The Syrian government, bolstered by the new arrivals and two weeks of intense Russian airstrikes on rebel positions, is determined to win back territory around the country’s biggest city, and once its commercial hub.
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Zaslon — Russia’s Ultra-Secretive Special Ops in Syria

Zaslon — Russia’s Ultra-Secretive Special Ops in Syria | Information wars | Scoop.it
When it comes to wars, nations like to have insurance policies in case things go bad. Russia isn’t an exception. The Kremlin’s ground-attack planes in Syria are not there by themselves, but have cover from high-tech fighter jets in case anyone, namely the United States, tries to challenge the Russian air force....
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Russia bombs Syria targets for 2nd day, including U.S.-backed rebels

Russia bombs Syria targets for 2nd day, including U.S.-backed rebels | Information wars | Scoop.it
Russian jets carry out a second day of strikes in Syria, and some activists claim that the targets included rebels backed by the United States.
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