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

On July 21, 2014 by stratagem

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

On July 21, 2014 by stratagem

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

On July 19, 2014 by stratagem

  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

On July 16, 2014 by stratagem
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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

On July 7, 2014 by stratagem
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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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UK military’s secret plan to train Syrian rebels to topple Bashar al-Assad

On July 4, 2014 by stratagem
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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

On June 26, 2014 by stratagem
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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

On June 22, 2014 by stratagem
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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

On June 9, 2014 by stratagem
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  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?

On June 6, 2014 by stratagem
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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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Syria Conflict Spawning ‘New Generation of Terrorists: More foreign fighters than Afghanistan in the 1980s

On June 5, 2014 by stratagem
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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

On May 29, 2014 by stratagem
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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

On May 27, 2014 by stratagem
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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

On May 26, 2014 by stratagem
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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

On May 19, 2014 by stratagem
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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

On May 16, 2014 by stratagem
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                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

On May 16, 2014 by stratagem
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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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