24 Jan 2017

Trump Presidency & Bombing Begins; Pentagon Denies Coordinating With Russia; Syrian Rebels Clash

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

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DNI Chief James Clapper at Senate hearing on alleged Russian hacks (Screenshot from Senate video)
09 Jan 2017

Kerry: We Watched ISIS Grow; Hacking Intel Report a “Dud”; Syrian Rebels Target Water & Energy

Leaked audio reveals John Kerry admitting US watched ISIS grow; intel chiefs’ report on alleged Russian hacking was a “dud;” and more in our global news roundup…

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Citadel of Aleppo, 2010. (By Memorino, CC BY-SA 3.0)
20 Dec 2016

East Aleppo Evacuated; Western Intelligence Officers Captured? Media Confessions

Turkey and Russia brokered an evacuation deal for East Aleppo, and more in our global news round-up

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ISIS fighters in Palymyra. December, 2016. (from video released by Amaq)
12 Dec 2016

98% of East Aleppo Reclaimed; 100,000 Civilians Evacuated; Massive ISIS Attack on Palmyra

The Syrian coalition has recaptured some 98% of East Aleppo and SOHR said the battle is over, and more in our round-up of news from around the world.

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Syrian "White Helmets" in their office in Turkey. December, 2016. (screenshot from AlJazeera video)
08 Dec 2016

Rebels Collapse; Kerry and Lavrov Wrangle; Congress Approves MANPADS; Long Battle for Mosul

West Aleppo celebrated as the Syrian forces took Old Aleppo, the rebel stronghold in the East Aleppo pocket, and more in our global news round-up.

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Civilians fleeing East Aleppo. November, 2016. (by @C_Military1)
29 Nov 2016

Rebels Collapse in East Aleppo & Civilians Flee; Turkey’s Position Weakens; Diplomatic Emergency

Syrian coalition forces broke through to East Aleppo and recaptured territory, working with Kurdish YPG forces, and more in our global news round-up.

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Guided-missile destroyer USS Zumwalt. October, 2016 (by US Navy)
23 Nov 2016

Green Berets Casualties in Jordan Story Disputed; Mosul Siege Completed; Another Zumwalt Breakdown

Next Cold War Roundup 11/23/16: The official story of how the 3 US Green Berets were killed in Jordan has been disputed. Iraqi militias completed the encirclement of Mosul. The USS Zumwalt broke down again in the Panama Canal. And more in our latest Next Cold War roundup… 3 Green

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US Air Force Colonel and Iraqi Air Force chief of staff at Qayyarah West Airfield, Iraq. October, 2016. (by US Army Lt. Johnson)
01 Nov 2016

Iraqi Forces Enter Mosul; Rebels Launch Offensive in Aleppo; Turkish Forces on Borders

Next Cold War Roundup 11/1/16: Iraqi forces entered the city of Mosul and are advancing rapidly. Russia continues a halt on airstrikes in Aleppo as rebels led by al Qaeda launched an offensive in Aleppo. Turkey masses forces on borders. Experts warn of open-ended conflict with Russia. US politicians continue

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Sec. Defense Ash Carter with French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian in Paris, Oct. 25, 2016, (DoD photo by AF Tech. Sgt. Brantley)
25 Oct 2016

Carter Botches Iraq-Turkey Mediation on Mosul, Russia Halts Aleppo Airstikes for 7th Day

Next Cold War Roundup 10/25/16 Iraqi coalition advancement on Mosul continues. Sec. Defense Carter intervened between Turkey and Iraq and made matters worse. ISIS militants flee Mosul to Syria. The Economist signals western factions want them to have a safe corridor. The Russian air force monitors and pledges to strike them.

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UN Human Rights Council, 21 Oct 2016 (UN Photos)
21 Oct 2016

Rebels Shell Civilians in Aleppo to Prevent Escape; UN Begins War Crimes Inquiry

Civilians are used as human shields by jihadists in both Aleppo and Mosul, and more in our global news round-up.

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