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Syria: CIA-Backed FSA Fights Pentagon-Backed YPG

Syria: CIA-Backed FSA Fights Pentagon-Backed YPG

Turkey is indeed charting a new road in its approach to Syria. Jarablus was taken back from ISIL by Syrian opposition supported by Turkey in 9 hours. ISIL did not really fight. It quietly withdrew its forces to neighboring al-Bab ...

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Iraq: ISIL Prepares Fighters for Defeat and Mosul Prepares an Uprising

Iraq: ISIL Prepares Fighters for Defeat and Mosul Prepares an Uprising

From the grey clouds of killing and hatred in Iraq, there shines a small area called Khalediyah in Anbar Province. Two churches and one Shia Husseiniyah (a religious gathering place) sheltered hundreds of fleeing Fallujah Sunnis, fed them, gave them ...

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Esfahani Arrest Highlights Intense Iran Faction Fights

Esfahani Arrest Highlights Intense Iran Faction Fights

Officials from the Iranian Justice Ministry confirmed that they arrested and temporarily held one of Iran’s leading negotiators of the P5+1 deal, on charges that he was spying for the British. Although Abdol Rasul Dori Esfahani was released soon after his ...

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Sectarianism in the Middle East: Blind Fighting Blind and Myth Fighting Myth

Sectarianism in the Middle East: Blind Fighting Blind and Myth Fighting Myth

Commenting on the interesting debate related to sectarianism in Iraq and Syria we wish to contribute an additional reading on this question. For it seems that the way sectarianism was presented in some views equates it with the religious beliefs ...

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