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Most US Airstrikes in Syria Target a City That's Not a "Strategic Objective"
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But a close look at the details of the American air offensive reveals a less triumphant narrative: Although the strikes may have slowed ISIS's advance in the area around the Syrian Kurdish city of Kobani, the overall strategic gains have been minimal …

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40% of Israelis say strike on Syria 'political'
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Political considerations were involved in the decision to attack Hezbollah operatives and an Iranian general in Syria earlier this week, 40 percent of Israelis said, according to a Panels poll taken Wednesday for The Jerusalem Post and its Hebrew …

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After Kobani, where is Islamic State's next target?
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In a newspaper interview in November 2013, Salih Muslim, the co-chairman of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party of Syria (PYD) had predicted: “The situation in Hasakah is sensitive. If pushed, it could lead to Kurdish-Arab clashes.” News reports from …

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Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL Targets in Syria, Iraq
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SOUTHWEST ASIA, Jan. 22, 2015 – U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today. Officials …

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January 22nd, 2015 · 2 min read Syria: The Executive Summary, 1/22
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"That statement is a formal admission of a point that we have repeatedly made … that Turkey remains the main channel to smuggle foreign terrorists and mercenaries from around the world into Syria," Syria's U.N. Ambassador Bashar Ja'afari wrote in a …

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Kerry hails anti-IS coalition effort
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Coalition strikes in Syria and Iraq have halted or reversed the momentum of Islamic State militants, the top US diplomat says at talks in London.

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Davos 2015 – Iraq and Syria: the strategic context
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During the session, moderated by Al Arabiya's senior news anchor Rima Maktabi, Allawi said there was “insufficient coordination” between regional and international powers in fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Allawi said Iraq does not …

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Israel Bombs Syria, Kills Top Iranian General and Top …
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In yet another brazen attack on national sovereignty and human rights, Israel has once again launched a bombing mission onto Syrian soil in defense of death squads and terrorists that it has been supporting – along with the …

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