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For Freedom and Honor

Grief prevails despite victory as Yazidis mourn loved ones BY Mohammed A. Salih With a pistol hanging from his belt, Dilkash Murad walks into his own house on the eastern side of Sinjar, an Iraqi town that was occupied by the terrorist group Daesh last year. The ceiling is covered in smoke caused by repetitive battle

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Syria’s Assad Says His Enemies Increasing Support for Insurgents

BEIRUT/AMMAN, Nov 29 – Syrian President Bashar Al Assad told a senior Iranian official on Sunday that his adversaries had increased weapon supplies and financial support to insurgents since the start of a major offensive aided by his allies to regain lost territory. Assad was quoted by state media as telling Ali Akbar Velayati, a

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Germany May Send Troops to Join Coalition in Middle East

By John O’Donnell FRANKFURT, Nov 29 – Germany could send 1,200 soldiers to the Middle East by the end of the year to provide service support to planes and ships of a coalition battling Daesh, Germany’s top defense official told a newspaper on Sunday. Chancellor Angela Merkel promised to support the offensive against Daesh during

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Britain’s PM Cameron Says Time to Start Bombing Militants in Syria

By Elizabeth Piper LONDON, Nov 26 – Prime Minister David Cameron told lawmakers on Thursday it was time to join air strikes against Daesh militants in Syria, saying Britain cannot “subcontract its security to other countries.” Cameron, who lost a vote on air strikes against Syrian President Bashar Al Assad’s forces in 2013, needs to

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How to Prevent World War III in Syria Between Turkey and Russia

By Joshua W. Walker Nov 25 (Reuters) – NATO entered uncharted territory on Tuesday when one of its members, Turkey, shot down a Russian warplane. There is an urgent need for Washington to bring both sides together to avoid World War Three. Details are still emerging to corroborate Ankara’s insistence that the jet had been

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France’s Army Chief Sees No ‘Fast Victory’ Against Daesh

PARIS, Nov 22 – France’s army chief of staff said on Sunday he sees no short term military victory in the fight against Daesh as Paris intensifies its strikes on targets in Syria following the deadly attacks in the French capital. President Francois Hollande has called for a grand coalition, including the United States and

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Turkish Soldiers Claim Killing Four Daesh Fighters

ANKARA, Nov 15 – Turkish soldiers killed four Daesh fighters on Saturday after they came under fire from the militants along Turkey’s Syria border, local media reported. Two cars belonging to the extremist Sunni group approached a Turkish armored vehicle in the Oguzeli district of Gaziantep province and when ordered to halt, responded by firing

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All The Kings’ Men

The Gulf’s ruling families send their sons to Yemen’s frontline By Leila Hatoum “It is always good [to have] true men by your side,” wrote Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed Al Maktoum on his Instagram page some five weeks ago under a photo from the battlefield in Yemen. The image shows the young leader, 26, standing next

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Yemen: Girls With Guns

Female university students join the resistance BY Nasser Al Sakkaf By most measures, Amal Al Wafi is like most college students. She wakes each morning at 7, boards the bus and studies hard to earn her administration degree at Taiz University, hoping it will earn her a position as a manager someday. But since renewed

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