Trump presidency (& bombing) begins. US-led coalition coordinating with Russia or not? Syrian rebel infighting, Astana peace talks, and more in our war news round up… CENTCOM Syria: Russian Military Claims Coordination With US Coalition, Pentagon Denies _ On Monday, AP reported: “BREAKING: Russian Defense Ministry says its warplanes
Dan and Joanne talk to independent journalist Rania Khalek, who recently traveled to Syria. She shares what she witnessed and her conversations with Syrians.
Civilians are used as human shields by jihadists in both Aleppo and Mosul, and more in our global news round-up.
ISIS has reportedly disappeared from the streets of Mosul; an exposé of the “White Helmets” in Syria has rattled the War Party establishment, and more in our round-up.
Though many scoffed when Jabhat Al-Nusra rebranded itself Jabhat Fateh Al-Sham, that cosmetic change was apparently enough to convince the US to start sending arms.
The video sparked outrage on social media, especially because it was from one of the so-called “moderate” rebel groups that America was backing.
While Obama has been able to keep fewer US boots on the ground than Bush, the effort to play God in the affairs of other nations remains unchanged.
The fighting in Syria continues. The US and Russia continue to work on cessation of hostilities. Al Qaeda calls for unity jihad and an emirate in Syria.
AP and the New York Times published a colorful report of the cowboys of the Golan Heights and their intent to stay on this land.
The CIA has drawn up plans to provide more-powerful weapons to the so-called moderate Syrian rebels if the current truce in Syria collapses.