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Covering the Afrin conflict: Two months of reports on war in northern Syria

For two months Turkey and its Syrian rebel allies waged a widespread campaign against the Kurdish YPG in Afrin. I wrote numerous stories about the Afrin conflict, reporting on the agendas involved…
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Russia strikes back as Syrian rebels take credit for shooting down fighter jet, killing pilot

Russia strikes back as Syrian rebels take credit for shooting down fighter jet, killing pilot | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it
Moscow says “precision weapons” killed 30 militants in northern Syria, where a surface-to-air missile brought down the jet Saturday.
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Trump phone call to Turkey’s Erdoğan the sternest warning yet | Ahval

Trump phone call to Turkey’s Erdoğan the sternest warning yet | Ahval | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it
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US 'very concerned' about military op in Syria’s Afrin – Tillerson to Turkey & Russia

US 'very concerned' about military op in Syria’s Afrin – Tillerson to Turkey & Russia | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it
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China to deploy troops to fight alongside Assad in Syria

China to deploy troops to fight alongside Assad in Syria | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it
China is planning to send troops to Syria to aid President Bashar Al-Assad's forces, according to the New Khaleej. According to informed sources, the move comes as China becomes increasingl
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The struggle between regular armed forces and paramilitaries in Iraq, Iran and Syria

The struggle between regular armed forces and paramilitaries in Iraq, Iran and Syria | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it
by Paul Iddon. Today, in a span of territory stretching from Iran’s frontiers with Afghanistan and Pakistan to Lebanon’s Mediterranean coast are states in which paramilitary forces have…
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How Hezbollah Came to Dominate Information Warfare

How Hezbollah Came to Dominate Information Warfare | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it
Hezbollah's information warfare portfolio includes newspapers, social media outlets, television programming, and a major internet presence. Its websites reflect the group's diverse agenda and aim to be multi-generational in their approach, offering information about social services as well as a video game to engage youth.
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Syrian/Hizballah may call up Russian air strikes as cooperation deepens - DEBKAfile

Syrian/Hizballah may call up Russian air strikes as cooperation deepens - DEBKAfile | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it

Russian air crews in Syria are under new orders to respond directly and immediately to Iranian and Syrian demands for air coverage

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Self-Defense and Strategic Direction in the Skies Over Syria

Self-Defense and Strategic Direction in the Skies Over Syria | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it
In the month of June, the United States, though ostensibly not at war against the Syrian regime or its allies, took at least three actions in self-defense
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Russia’s quiet military revolution

Russia is clearly preparing for offensive operations, but the likelihood of action depends on the quality of Europe’s own defence
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With Assad’s Air Force Floundering, Russian Bombers Go On the Attack

With Assad’s Air Force Floundering, Russian Bombers Go On the Attack | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it
If the Trump strategy is to intimidate or wear down Syrian regime airpower, that’s not going to end the war. Moscow is sending its own planes into action.
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Iran & Assad Regime Reportedly Near A Deal To Allow Tehran To Build Military Base At Syrian/Mediterranean Port Of Latakia - Fortuna's Corner

Iran & Assad Regime Reportedly Near A Deal To Allow Tehran To Build Military Base At Syrian/Mediterranean Port Of Latakia http://www.fortunascorner.com           Barney Breen writes in the Mach 10, 2017 edition of the Jerusalem Post, that “Iran is on the verge of reaching a deal with the ‘regime’ of Syrian ‘President Assad …
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Analysis: IS's Imminent Death Could Be Hiding Bad News

Analysis: IS's Imminent Death Could Be Hiding Bad News | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it
While IS and bloody defeats in its strongholds make headlines, more silent threats loom large.
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U.S. military strikes on pro-Assad fighters in Syria kill 100, official says - World

U.S. military strikes on pro-Assad fighters in Syria kill 100, official says - World | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it
The U.S.-led coalition and its local allies in Syria struck pro-government forces with deadly air and artillery fire overnight to repel "an unprovoked attack" near the Euphrates River, the coalition says.
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The War In Syria Has Gotten More Unstable As Turkey Fights US Allies For Control

The War In Syria Has Gotten More Unstable As Turkey Fights US Allies For Control | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it
It's been slow going in the 11 days since Turkey launched what it calls "Operation Olive Branch" inside Syria. It could take many, many more, to the detriment of both its relations with the US and the lives of civilians.
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Turkish troops cross Syrian border near Afrin

Turkish troops cross Syrian border near Afrin | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it
Turkey, after bombing Afrin, moves troops across the Syrian border near the Kurdish-controlled area.
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The end of Syria’s war? ISIL’s defeat means Assad regime will eventually confront Kurds, experts say

The end of Syria’s war? ISIL’s defeat means Assad regime will eventually confront Kurds, experts say | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it
What comes next might include cease-fire agreements, a push toward broader peace talks, or more conflict — or all three. Whatever it is, Assad will dictate the terms
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Israeli jets bombed site close to Damascus airport, reports say

Israeli jets bombed site close to Damascus airport, reports say | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it
Assad affiliated social media reports say at least two missiles were fired in third attack by Israeli military on targets associated with Hezbollah
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US Confirms Syrian Army Crossed Deconfliction Zone in Deir el-Zour

US Confirms Syrian Army Crossed Deconfliction Zone in Deir el-Zour | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it
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Assad’s ‘Victory’: A Disarmed, Declawed Syria

Assad’s ‘Victory’: A Disarmed, Declawed Syria | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it

The end of the syrian state? Take it with caution, as usual...

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Syria: Trump‘s Red Line

Syria: Trump‘s Red Line | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it

I leave you to decide what is true and who is manipulating who... ;-) "President Donald Trump ignored important intelligence reports when he decided to attack Syria after he saw pictures of dying children. Seymour M. Hersh investigated the case of the alleged Sarin gas attack."

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I leave you to decide what is true and who is manipulating who... ;-)

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Turkey demands US stop supporting Syrian Kurdish militants

Turkey demands US stop supporting Syrian Kurdish militants | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it
ISTANBUL — Turkey's leader on Saturday urged the United States to stop supporting Syrian Kurdish militants as local media reported the Turkish military has moved armoured vehicles and personnel carriers to a base near the Syrian border. The relocation comes a day after U.S. troops were seen patrolling the tense border in Syria.
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Why Syria’s Kurds Are America’s Key Ally

Why Syria’s Kurds Are America’s Key Ally | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it
Before the civil war, few outside the Middle East had ever heard of Syria’s Kurds. Syria has by far the smallest Kurdish population of the four countries with Kurdish minorities.
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US deploys heavily armed Marines to Syria

US deploys heavily armed Marines to Syria | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it
Several hundred Marines deployed to prepare for fight to push ISIL out of its Raqqa headquarters.
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