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29/05/2020

Syria: Inter-rebel fighting in Afrin kills a child

At least two dead as Hamza Division fighters and rebels from the Ghouta clash, leading to protests outside the Turkish HQ Turkey-backed Syrian fighters patrol the northwestern Syrian city of Afrin in 2018 (AFP) By  Harun al-Aswad…

Report: Russia building new military base in northeast Syria

Russia is building a new military base in the Kurdish enclave in northeast Syria, a UK-based monitoring group reported today. Russian forces are making the base in Qeser Dib, a village outside of al-Malikiyah near the Turkish border. The…

Wanted Islamic State leader reported killed in Syria

The U.S. continues to target high level Islamic State leaders in Syria despite President Trump’s claim that the group has been “defeated.” An Islamic State leader who is wanted by the U.S. for his role in the terror group’s chemical and…

MENA Power Brokers: Esmail Qaani

The drone attack on January 3rd that killed Qassem Soleimani, head of the Qods Force, removed one of the main architects of Iran’s strategy of backing armed proxies across the Middle East. His successor, Esmail Qaani, has some big shoes to…

IS blasts Iraq PM as American agent, calls for more attacks

The Islamic State group in an audio message blasted Iraq’s new prime minister, calling him an “American agent,” and criticized the closure of Islam’s holiest shrine in the Saudi holy city of Mecca to limit the spread of coronavirus. In…

Syria’s unchecked kleptocracy deepens political rifts

The country's economy is disintegrating but if Bashar al Assad wants to fix it, he risks losing his grip over power. Throughout the nine years of the conflict in Syria, there has often been a tendency for observers to confuse…

Foreign powers in Libya risk ever bloodier stalemate

As Turkish drones helped drive eastern Libyan forces back from Tripoli this month, Russia was said to be reinforcing them with warplanes, raising the stakes in a stalemated civil war that has partitioned the country. FILE PHOTO:…

A new Gaza: Turkey’s border policy in northern Syria

SUMMARY Turkey now controls a long stretch of Syrian territory along its southern border that hosts nearly four million people, most of them Sunni Arabs. The challenges for Turkey there include a difficult balancing act with Russia,…

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