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U.S. military preps for surveillance flights over Syria

Editor’s Note: Agreed. The Pentagon is preparing for the expansion of airstrikes into Syrian territory. Source: MarketWatch The Pentagon is preparing to send surveillance aircraft, including drones, into Syrian airspace to gather intelligence...

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France to speed up arms for Lebanon

Source: BBC France says that it is to speed up the delivery of weapons to the Lebanese army, as violence from Syria’s conflict threatens to spill over. The army has been fighting and...

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Lebanon Deploys Troops to Halt Syrian Jihadist Spillover

Source: VOA Lebanese security forces say a tip from U.S. intelligence agencies enabled them to pre-empt an assault planned by Syrian jihadists on predominantly Shi’ite Muslim villages in the Bekaa Valley. The intelligence...

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MİT truck documents prove weapon shipments to al-Qaeda and ISIL, says CHP’s Tezcan

Source: Today’s Zaman Republican People’s Party (CHP) Deputy Chairman Bülent Tezcan shared police records on Monday concerning the search of a National Intelligence Organization (MİT) truck in Adana as part of an investigation...

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Weapons of War: Syria Faces an Imminent Food and Water Crisis

Source: Chatham House [...] Water as a weapon  The deliberate targeting of water supply networks and related structures is now a daily occurrence in the conflict. The water pumping station in Al-Khafsah, Aleppo...

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Battle for Syria gas field after ISIS execute hundreds

  Editor’s Note:For the meantime , the Iranian Qud forces and Peshmerga forces have halted ISIS’s advance eastward. With millions of dollars of CIA donated and captured U.S. military equipment/weapons ISIS will spark new military operations and atrocities in Syria. Killing innocent people...

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Libyan jihadists in Syria and Iraq returning home to fight Haftar

Source: aawsat Libyan jihadists fighting in Syria and Iraq are returning home to fight the breakaway militia led by Khalifa Haftar, who has recently emerged as a serious threat to the country’s Islamists, security...

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ISIS And Assad Waging A ‘Water War

Source: IB Times Syrian militants and government forces are waging a “water war” for control of the country’s scarce resource, increasing the likelihood they may trigger a major humanitarian crisis: Lake Assad, which...

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04. 07. 2014
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UK military’s secret plan to train Syrian rebels to topple Bashar al-Assad

Source: Guardian The British military drew up a secret plan two years ago to train a 100,000-strong Syrian rebel force aimed at toppling president Bashar al-Assad. The plan was the brainchild of General Sir David...

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ISIS Cashing in on Looted Antiquities to Fuel Iraq Insurgency

Source: National Geographic Much evidence suggests that ISIS cashed in on the Syrian oil fields it captured. But two weeks ago, Iraqi intelligence officers discovered new sources of its income, according to a report in...

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Israel strikes 9 military targets in Syria

Source: Chicago Tribune Reporting from Jerusalem and Beirut — Israeli warplanes and missiles struck nine Syrian military positions early Monday in retaliation for an earlier cross-border attack that killed a 14-year-old boy and...

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U.S. arms supplies to Syrian rebels may create Somali-style warlords, rebel commander

  Source: EuroNews U.S. arms supplies to Syrian rebels may create Somali-style warlords and are undermining Washington’s allies in the rebels’ exile military command, the former Syrian army general who leads it said. Brigadier General...

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U.S. Interests in the Eastern Mediterranean—a New Persian Gulf?

Source: German Marshall Fund For more than two decades, the United States has taken Eastern Mediterranean maritime security for granted. But the discovery of energy sources is changing the regional security landscape, eliciting...

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05. 06. 2014
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Syria Conflict Spawning ‘New Generation of Terrorists: More foreign fighters than Afghanistan in the 1980s

Source: Time In just three years, 12,000 foreign fighters have traveled to Syria to fight, according to a new report by the Soufan Group — and most arrive already steeped in extremism  The...

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About 300 Ukrainian mercenaries from Syria fighting with battalion of Right Sector in south-eastern Ukraine

Source: Itar Tass About 300 Ukrainian mercenaries who fought in Syria on the opposition side against Bashar Assad returned to Ukraine in March-April and are now participating in the punitive operation of Ukrainian...

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Syria, Iraq and Lebanon Merging Into a Single Sectarian War

Source: AINA Iraqi forces have stepped up their patrols along the barren 605km Syrian border recently, but they admit they have very little to show for it. The flow of guns, fighters and...

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Syrian Rebels Describe U.S. -Backed Training in Qatar

Source: Frontline In a documentary to be aired Tuesday night, the rebels describe their clandestine journey from the Syrian battlefield to meet with their American handlers in Turkey and then travel on to...

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Jordan redeploys military along border with Syria

Source: Jerusalem Post/Reuters The Jordanian military is redeploying its forces along the Hashemite Kingdom’s lengthy border with Syria in light of the deteriorating security situation on the frontier, the London-based Arab-language newspaper Al-Hayat reported on...

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Odessa Network: Huge Ukrainian Arms Shipper Going After Center for Advanced Defense Studies

                Editor’s Note: The C4ADS report from last year tracking  the shipment of weapons from Ukraine’s Oktyabrsk port to Syria and the report from the Jamestown Foundation. U.S./Russia...

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Extremist groups battle each other for control of Syria’s oil hub

Source: CSMonitor Fighting between extremist factions in eastern Deir ez Zor Province has escalated this week, killing dozens of rebels and forcing residents to flee. At stake is control of a large number...

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IDF Human Intelligence Division ‘UNIT 504′ recruiting agents to work against Syrian jihadists

Source: Middle East Monitor Israel is deeply concerned after Syrian opposition forces were reported to have control of more than 70 per cent of the border area, the Jerusalem Post said on Friday....

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U.S. Special Operations Forces shifting strategic posture to Asia-Pacific and Al Qaeda hotspots

  Source: DoD Buzz U.S. Special Operations Forces are shifting their strategic posture to the Pacific and regions where Al Qaeda affiliates are seeking safe haven as the Afghanistan war winds down, Pentagon leaders...

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Mossad Assassinates Syrian General

Source: Richard Silverstein The respected publication,Intelligence Online, reported today that Samir al-Sheikh, the Syrian general responsible for intelligence operations in the southern sector bordering the Golan Heights, was assassinated on April 13th.  The...

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Iran: Senior IRGC commander: 130,000 trained Basij forces waiting to enter Syria

Source: NCR IRAN In a rare acknowledgement by a senior commander of the Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) on the Iranian regime’s military intervention in Syria, Major General Hossein Hamedani, said: “Today, 130,000 trained Basij...

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Top Ten Extreme Risk Countries

          Editor’s Note:  Maplecroft’s Conflict and Political Violence Index fails to mention  U.S./NATO Military operations and interventions currently being carried out in 6 (Somalia,Libya,Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Central African Republic) out of the...

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Saudi Arabia Relocating Takfiri Fighters from Syria to Ukraine

              Editor’s Note: Bandar did meet with Putin and reports are the meetings were nothing more than a disagreement of Syrian geopolitics. If the report is true...

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Ukraine Funnels Arms to Jihadis in Syria via Germany

    View Post   Editor’s Note: Der Spiegel linked to Jamestown Foundation About Page instead of the actual report. The article for those interested in reading. Jamestown Foundation:Ukraine’s Arms to Syria Set to...

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Saudi Arabia Trains Chechens to Operate in Syria: Report

Source: ABNA Syrian Opposition sources and Western analysts agreed that Saudi Arabia has facilitated the recruitment of more than 1,000 Islamist fighters from Russia’s autonomous Chechnya in preparation for being sent to Syria,...

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The Middle East we must confront in future will be a Mafiastan ruled by money

                Source: Independent Saudi Arabia is giving $3bn – yes, £2bn, and now let’s have done with exchange rates – to the Pakistani government of Nawaz...

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Syrian oil plundered by armed groups

          Source: Al Monitor News on the situation of Syria’s northeastern oil fields is not pleasant. Governmental authorities, however, do not have the required tools to change the course of sabotage...

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Jordanian air strike destroyed Al Qaeda raider force heading for secret US-Jordanian training facility

        Source: Debka The Royal Jordanian Air force strike Wednesday, April 16, against a combat vehicle convoy from Syria destroyed an Al Qaeda raider force on its way to attack...

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Canada prepared for possible military mission in Syria, defence documents show

                Source: National Post Canadian defence and diplomatic officials have been quietly working on plans for possible Canadian military missions — as well as shoring up...

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Hezbollah develops new tactics in Syrian civil war

Source: PhilStar/AP The commandos infiltrated Syrian rebel-held territory near the Lebanese border, watching rebel fighters come and go from a two-story villa before slipping inside to plant a powerful bomb. The next morning,...

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Syrian insurgents acquire TOW missiles

            Source: IHS Jane’s 360 Syrian insurgents have released the first videos showing them using US-made M220-series TOW heavy anti-tank weapon systems, indicating that a state sponsor is...

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Obama’s Redline, Erdoğan’s False Flag and the Rat Line Channel Highway into Syria

            Source: London Review of Books Seymour M. Hersh [...] The full extent of US co-operation with Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar in assisting the rebel opposition in...

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The CIA Is Expanding America’s Covert War In Syria

            Source: Mintpress News The Obama administration may green-light shipments of shoulder-launched anti-aircraft missiles to Syrian opponents of Bashar al-Assad and expand covert CIA training and assistance in...

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25. 03. 2014
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Turkey’s military plan to rescue its soldiers in Syria revealed

Source: Al Monitor [...] According to information provided by sources, the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK ) comprehensive plans are ready. Reports talk of three different action plans, according to different scenarios. Air intervention first...

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23. 03. 2014
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Syrian warplane shot down ahead of polls in a graft cover-up attempt

          Source: todays zaman The Turkish military shot down on Sunday a Syrian aircraft after it violated Turkish airspace on the Turkish-Syrian border near Yayladağı, a district in southern Hatay,...

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U.S. shifts Syria proxy strategy to ‘southern front’: CIA operatives giving cash-stuffed envelopes to rebel fighters

            Source: LA Times The Free Syrian Army commander, head of a moderate rebel force fighting just across the border in southern Syria, watched helplessly for months as better-funded Islamist...

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18. 03. 2014
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Pipeline Predicament: The Ukraine-Syria-Russia-U.S. gas nexus

              Source: Tehran Times “The past five years have demonstrated that the U.S. president does not have any ethical dimension for his foreign policy – Syria is...

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Lebanon’s Army, Outmatched by Hezbollah, Seeks to Strengthen Its Hand

          Source: NextCity “The security situation,” as it is vaguely referred to in Lebanon, is deteriorating rapidly. The conflict in Syria has long surpassed spillage into its tiny neighbor....

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IDF Strikes in Syria Following Border Incident

            Source: Arutz Sheva The IDF attacked several sites on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights overnight Tuesday, in retaliation for a terror attack in which four soldiers were...

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U.S. sends additional Special Forces to train Jordanian and Iraqi forces

Source: Reuters he United States recently sent a small number of special forces soldiers to Jordan to train with counterparts from Iraq and Jordan, a new step in the Obama administration’s effort to...

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07. 03. 2014
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U.S. military presence in Africa growing in small ways – U.S. forces in Tunisia, Algeria and Libya

Editor’s Note: U.S. DELTA FORCE COVERTLY OPERATING IN SOUTHERN LIBYA Source:LA Times Amid a surge of Islamic militancy in North Africa, a team of fewer than 50 U.S. special operations troops with a single...

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What would a U.S.-Russia war look like?

  Source: The Week The chances that the U.S. and Russia will clash militarily over Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine are very, very slim. Ukraine isn’t a member of NATO, and President Obama isn’t likely to...

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01. 03. 2014
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A Saudi and Future Movement decision: The Information Branch will combat al-Qaeda

Source: al-akhbar After a decision taken by the Saudis and the Hariri camp, the Information Branch returns to combating terrorism after a three-year hiatus. According to officials involved in this decision, cooperation with the...

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27. 02. 2014
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The Next Battle in the Syrian Civil War May Actually Take Place in Lebanon

Source: Vocativ The Lebanese border town of Arsal has become a hub for Syrian rebels. And many say it’s only a matter of time before Hezbollah attacks ARSAL, LEBANON—The emergency room is full...

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U.S Secret Debate Over Cyberwar Against Syria

Source: NYT/Updated news.ca Not long after the uprising in Syria turned bloody, late in the spring of 2011, the Pentagon and the National Security Agency developed a battle plan that featured a sophisticated cyberattack...

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What is happening in Ukraine and Syria – is Western project , a new type of war

Source: KM Translated In Munich, recently completed safety conference . The main issue on the agenda was the situation in Ukraine and Syria. Stroke Conference and its outcome in an exclusive interview KM.RU...

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21. 02. 2014
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Iranian specialists deployed to aid Assad’s war effort

Source: ENCA As Syria’s war nears the start of its fourth year, Iran has stepped up support on the ground for President Bashar al-Assad, providing elite teams to gather intelligence and train troops, sources with knowledge...

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On Syria, a spymasters’ conclave

  Source: Washington Post Western and Arab intelligence services that support Syria’s struggling opposition gathered for a two-day strategy meeting in Washington last week that appears to signal a stronger effort to back...

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17. 02. 2014
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US to use Jordan as base for potential military intervention in Syrian

Source: Middle East Monitor The United States is planning to use the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan as a base for a potential military intervention in Syria to topple Syrian President Bashar Al Assad and his...

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Is Turkey Planning A Military Intervention In Syria?

Source: Worldcrunch ISTANBUL – Manufacturing consent is a term first used by Walter Lippman in the 1920′s in his book: “Public Opinion.” Later expanded on by noted linguist and activist Noam Chomsky, the concept refers to the ability...

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Saudis Agree to Provide Syrian Rebels With MANPADs

Source: WSJ AMMAN, Jordan—Washington’s Arab allies, disappointed with Syria peace talks, have agreed to provide rebels there with more sophisticated weaponry, including shoulder-fired missiles that can take down jets, according to Western and...

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300,000 Syrian citizens underwent military training with Iran’s help

Source: Trend Az Iran has trained some 150 000 Syrian citizens in Iran, and another 150 000 in Syria itself, Iranian MP Seyyed Mahmoud Nabavian said, Fars news agency reported on Feb. 12....

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MAP: SYRIA’S SHIFTING BATTLE LINES

Click to zoom Source: PBS Since the uprising began nearly three years ago, the war in Syria has become increasingly diffuse. The high security risk for journalists and the fluid nature of the conflict make it...

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08. 02. 2014
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Moscow’s Middle East pivot: Opportunities and risks

Source: INDRUS Forty-two years ago Egyptian President Anwar Sadat gave the marching orders to more than 20,000 Soviet military advisers, and forced his country into an unpopular alliance with the United States. Big...

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06. 02. 2014
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Are These Gas Fields Israel’s Next Warzone?

Source: Daily Beast Rumors of war could become the reality as Israel vies with the other nations of the Levant for control of the huge riches beneath the sea. When Israel looks at...

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30. 01. 2014
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Israeli general reveals al-Qaeda bases in Turkey

Source: alarabiya Some of the al-Qaeda militants fighting in Syria have set up bases in Turkey, where they can also easily access Europe, Israel’s military intelligence chief said Wednesday. Al-Qaeda fighters from around the...

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The scramble for Syria’s oil: ISIS and the Nusra Front seize control of most of Syria’s oil and gas resources

Source: NYT Islamist rebels and extremist groups have seized control of most of Syria’s oil and gas resources, a rare generator of cash in the country’s war-battered economy, and are now using the...

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A Southern Strategy in the Eastern Mediterranean

    Source:  Arutz Sheva The U.S., Israel, Greece, and Cyprus can enhance cooperation. The U.S. should leverage its growing and warming military ties with both Israel and Greece to repel Russia’s growing...

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28. 01. 2014
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Iran-Saudi new Cold War heating up?

Source: CNBC Tension is rising between long-term rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia in what commentators are likening to a “Cold War” scenario which is increasing geostrategic risk in the Middle East. While the...

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27. 01. 2014
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US Congress secretly approves weapons flow to ‘moderate’ Syrian rebels

Source: Jerusalem Post Light arms supplied by the United States are flowing to “moderate” Syrian rebel factions in the south of the country and US funding for months of further deliveries has been...

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27. 01. 2014
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Israeli jets bomb missile launchers in Latakia

Source: Turkish Weekly Israeli fighter planes bombarded S-300 missile launchers in the Syrian port city of Latakia late Sunday, Syrian opposition groups are quoted as saying by Israel’s Channel 2 television. Residents of...

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21. 01. 2014
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CIA, Saudi and Qatari intelligence secretly backs rebels to fight al Qaeda in Syria

Source: Telegraph The United States and Gulf countries have been secretly backing efforts by opposition rebels to destroy al-Qaeda’s most extreme wing in Syria,diplomats and rebels involved in the plan have told The Telegraph....

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10. 01. 2014
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Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant seizes American weapons in Iraq

Source: panorama.am The worst fears of the United States are coming true: after the takeover of Fallujah, al-Qaeda militants seized the weapons left by the Americans for the Baghdad government, Paolo Mastrolilly reports to...

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05. 01. 2014
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The mysterious truck – MİT [National Intelligence Organization] smuggling weapons to Turkmen or al-Qaeda?

Source: Cihan A few days ago, Hatay police received a tip about a truck, which was allegedly carrying weapons to Syria. A prosecutor in charge of terrorism issues sought to have the gendarmerie...

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03. 01. 2014
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Moscow Enters The Eastern Mediterranean Gas Fields: What’s Really Behind Russia’s Energy Deal With Syria?

Source: IBT As the United States and Western Europe struggle to find a resolution to the bloody civil war in Syria, Russia has undertaken another geo-strategic gambit in the Eastern Mediterranean by boldly...

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02. 01. 2014
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This year’s wars: list of 10 conflicts to monitor in 2014

Source: Tico Time/FP Before we dive into next year’s list of conflicts to watch, some thoughts on the year we are about to conclude are in order. In short, 2013 was not a...

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02. 01. 2014
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Al Qaeda seizes partial control of 2 cities in western Iraq

Editor’s Note: Related Article Al qaeda plans to annex one-third of iraq Source: Long War journal Over the past several days, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham, al Qaeda’s affiliate in Iraq,...

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29. 12. 2013
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A proxy civil war is underway in Lebanon

Related Article: StratRisks: As tension rise, Saudi Arabia to give Lebanese army $3 billion Source: The National The serious developments unfolding in Lebanon create the perfect recipe for a civil war which might be...

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Al qaeda plans to annex one-third of iraq

Editor’s Notes: As a reminder, U.S. Military and Intelligence Units did not exit Iraq.  With the recent Pentagon delivery of hellfire missiles and drones to Iraq, expect many CIA directed drone attacks on the...

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The Global Conflicts|Hot Spots to Watch in 2014

The Global Conflicts|Hot Spots to Watch in 2014

Source: The Atlantic As South Sudan, the world’s newest country, veers dangerously close to ethnic civil war, we’re already getting a glimpse of the international crises that could greet us in the new year. Now...

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17. 12. 2013
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Turkey Supplied 47 Tons of Weapons to Islamist Rebels

Turkey Supplied 47 Tons of Weapons to Islamist Rebels

Source: Israel National News The Turkish government has supplied Syrian rebel forces with more than 47 tons of weapons in the past few months it has been revealed – this despite the Islamist...

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Saudis’ big deal for U.S. anti-tank missiles may be meant to help Syrian rebels

Saudis’ big deal for U.S. anti-tank missiles may be meant to help Syrian rebels

Source: SCMP No one is expecting a tank invasion of Saudi Arabia anytime soon, but the kingdom just put in a huge order for US-made anti-tank missiles that has Saudi-watchers scratching their heads...

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U.S. to keep 1,500 troops in Jordan | U.S. Special Forces active in South Sudan, Congo and CAR

Editor’s Note: I have been archiving many articles pertaining to the connection of the Pentagon’s | NATO’s  covert and overt operations in sovereign resource rich  African nations .  The militarized scramble for Africa is nothing more than to...

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Benghazi, Libya, has become training hub for Syrian Islamist fighters

Benghazi, Libya, has become training hub for Syrian Islamist fighters

Source: McClatchy Every week, about a dozen Syrians arrive at Benghazi’s airport for what’s described as insurgent training. When they fly out, they’re carrying fake Libyan passports, according to three officials familiar with...

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An Inside Look At the Israeli Spy Agency’s Secret Kill List

An Inside Look At the Israeli Spy Agency’s Secret Kill List

Source: PolicyMic Last Tuesday, a Hezbollah leader named Hussein Al-Laqis was shot in the head at close range outside of Beirut, Lebanon, raising questions as to Israel’s role in the targeted killing. Al-Laqis was a weapons-manufacturing expert...

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09. 12. 2013
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Israel-Syria Border a Tinderbox

Israel-Syria Border a Tinderbox

Source: Gatestone Institute Israeli military planners say the Syrian arena has become intrinsically linked to Lebanon. Commanders are telling their units that war could erupt — swiftly and unpredictably — tomorrow, and to...

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08. 12. 2013
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National Reconnaissance Office secret sensor system inside Syria and Al-Nusra sarin capabilities

 Source: London Review Bookshop Whose Sarin? Barack Obama did not tell the whole story this autumn when he tried to make the case that Bashar al-Assad was responsible for the chemical weapons attack...

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06. 12. 2013
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Marines Prepared for Boots on the Ground During Syria Crisis

Source: USN An expeditionary Marine unit was ready to execute rescue missions in and around Syria this summer at a time when the world waited for President Barack Obama to follow through on...

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Chechnya Sets Up Security Unit to Fight Syrian Radicals in North Caucasus republic’s territory and abroad

Chechnya Sets Up Security Unit to Fight Syrian Radicals in North Caucasus republic’s territory and abroad

Source: Ria Novosti Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov said Wednesday that a special security unit is being formed in Chechnya to deal with Syrian radicals both on the North Caucasus republic’s territory and abroad,...

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30. 11. 2013
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Israeli Intelligence and Electronic Warfare Units Active in Damascus Battles

Israeli Intelligence and Electronic Warfare Units Active in Damascus Battles

Source: As-Safir Roughly Translated Israel military  in East Gouta to Damascus? Battles, which began last Friday, a surprise attack on the outposts of the Syrian army in the far East Gouta, may turn...

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25. 11. 2013
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Kurdish militia aims to connect Kurdish enclaves in Syria

Kurdish militia aims to connect Kurdish enclaves in Syria

Source: Al Monitor The main Kurdish militia in Syria, the People’s Protection Units (YPG), has plans to take over mixed areas inhabited by Arabs, Turkmen and Kurds to make a contiguous Kurdish region. This would...

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16. 11. 2013
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The Slavonic Corps – Russian mercenaries fighting in Syria

The Slavonic Corps – Russian mercenaries fighting in Syria

Source: Blouin News Additional Source: St. Petersburg Sends Contractors to Syria Ironically in the very week when amendments to the Russian Criminal Code stiffened the penalties for citizens in “illegal armed units” fighting...

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06. 11. 2013
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Saudi Arabia’s Shadow War

Saudi Arabia’s Shadow War

Source: Foreign Policy Saudi Arabia, having largely abandoned hope that the United States will spearhead international efforts to topple the Assad regime, is embarking on a major new effort to train Syrian rebel...

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03. 11. 2013
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CIA, Israeli intelligence train substitutes for Syrian military after the government falls

CIA, Israeli intelligence train substitutes for Syrian military after the government falls

Source: alalam A senior commander of the so-called Free Syrian Army (FSA) says Israeli intelligence services has been helping some Syrian military defectors to be trained in order to hold posts in the...

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29. 10. 2013
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Balkanization | Partitioning Syria

Balkanization | Partitioning Syria

Source: online opinion au After two-and-a-half years of steadily metastasizing violence in Syria, the harsh reality is that the country isn’t going to become a stable, unified state again in the foreseeable future,...

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26. 10. 2013
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Saudi Restores Libyan Spy Chief’s Role as Global Shadow Broker

Saudi Restores Libyan Spy Chief’s Role as Global Shadow Broker

Source: Al Akhbar Until two months ago, Saudi Arabia considered Moussa Koussa, the most prominent Libyan intelligence chief under Muammar Gaddafi, a major threat to its security. But it seems that Bandar bin...

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12. 10. 2013
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Federation of American Scientists Warn Against Loose MANPADs in Syria

Federation of American Scientists Warn Against Loose MANPADs in Syria

Editor’ Notes: Did Dyncorp Mercs deliver MANPADs to the CIA backed Al Qaeda terrorists in Syria?  The U.S. State Dept. has contracted the security company DynCorp International to help track missing surface-to-air missiles...

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08. 10. 2013
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Natural Gas Resources May Be Backstory in Syria War

Natural Gas Resources May Be Backstory in Syria War

Source: Al Monitor No one can ignore the reality any longer now that the conflict raging in Syria has evolved beyond the simple question of a people fighting for the right to participate...

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04. 10. 2013
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Balkan region exporting Jihadist fighters to Syria by means of covert routes

Balkan region exporting Jihadist fighters to Syria by means of covert routes

Source: serbianna The Balkan region is exporting Jihadist fighters to Syria since 2011 and the latest information available point out about an ongoing process which is directly related to an international Al Qaeda...

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02. 10. 2013
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CIA’s Special Activities Division ramping up covert paramilitary training program for moderate Syrian rebels

CIA’s Special Activities Division ramping up covert paramilitary training program for moderate Syrian rebels

Source: Washington Post The CIA is expanding a clandestine effort to train opposition fighters in Syria amid concern that moderate, U.S.-backed militias are rapidly losing ground in the country’s civil war, U.S. officials...

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02. 10. 2013
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Middle East and North Africa to be Split into 14 Independent States?

Middle East and North Africa to be Split into 14 Independent States?

Source: Oilprice A recent report emerged earlier this week indicating that five countries in the Middle East and North Africa could soon split up to reform themselves as 14 different independent states. While...

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01. 10. 2013
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Re-mapping the Middle East | North Africa

Re-mapping the Middle East | North Africa

Source: ABNA “Syria’s ruinous war is the turning point. But the centrifugal forces of rival beliefs, tribes and ethnicities – empowered by unintended consequences of the Arab Spring – are also pulling apart...

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28. 09. 2013
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The wars being fought over natural gas

The wars being fought over natural gas

Source: Cyprus Mail WARS in the Middle East in the first decade of the new millennia used to be about oil. Now they are about natural gas. Cypriots beware: don’t be hoodwinked by...

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26. 09. 2013
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Genie Energy: Syria is not in a position to undermine our right to discover oil in the Golan Heights

Genie Energy: Syria is not in a position to undermine our right to discover oil in the Golan Heights

Source: israel hayom Effie Eitam’s company is poised to drill in ten different locations in the disputed area if quantities deemed large enough • “Syria is not in a position to undermine our...

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26. 09. 2013
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Syria: Another Afghanistan in the making

Syria: Another Afghanistan in the making

Source: Live Mint US President Barack Obama has aborted his planned military attack on Syria but the proxy war that pits the US and its allies against Russia is set to intensify in...

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24. 09. 2013
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Fast & Furious, Part II: No way to keep U.S. weapons out of enemy hands in Syria

Fast & Furious, Part II: No way to keep U.S. weapons out of enemy hands in Syria

Source: WT Some of the U.S. weapons flowing to rebels in Syria are bound to fall into the hands of Islamic extremists, say analysts and a retired Army general just back from touring...

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