VBIED attack in Diyarbakir, south eastern Turkey

Another VBIED attack has occurred in the city of Diyarbakir, south eastern Turkey. According to Hurriyet Daily News it allegedly targeted a minibus carrying Turkish police, killing 7 police officers and injuring a further 27, including civilians and police. Hurriyet Daily News article (31 Mar 2016) - Seven police officers killed in Diyarbakır car bomb…Read more VBIED attack in Diyarbakir, south eastern Turkey

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The clear hypocrisy of US foreign policy toward Syria as highlighted in recently released emails linked to Hilary Clinton

In an email from Anne-Marie Slaughter to Hillary Clinton on the 17 July 2012, she states that arms are flowing from US allies Saudi Arabia and Qatar to Islamist rebels within the opposition. It highlights the starkly differing visions of Syria among US allied countries and the contradiction at the heart of US foreign policy…Read more The clear hypocrisy of US foreign policy toward Syria as highlighted in recently released emails linked to Hilary Clinton

The Syrian Arab Army and associated militias are re-taking Palmyra from IS

It was reported on the 23 March 2016 by Syrian and Western news outlets that the Syrian Arab Army and associated militias (allegedly including Hezbollah and IRGC forces) had reached the outskirts of Palmyra. BBC News article (23 Mar 2016) - Palmyra: Syrian troops reach outskirts of IS-held city: Interestingly the BBC News article describes…Read more The Syrian Arab Army and associated militias are re-taking Palmyra from IS

Jabhat Ansar Al Din (Al Qaeda affiliate) convoy passing through Aleppo, Syria

To highlight the ongoing conflict with fundamentalist Sunni Islamic groups in Syria despite the cessation of hostilities, a large Jabhat Ansar Al Din (Al Qaeda affiliate) convoy has allegedly arrived in Aleppo. The following video was released on their official Youtube page yesterday the 23 March 2016. Jabhat Ansar Al Din video (23 Mar 2016)…Read more Jabhat Ansar Al Din (Al Qaeda affiliate) convoy passing through Aleppo, Syria

IS have targeted a military base housing US marines in Makhmur, Northen Iraq

IS have attacked a recently established military base in Makhmur, south eastern Nineveh, Iraq yesterday the 21 March 2016. According to the US DoD (Department of Defense) the new firebase is: 'providing force protection to Iraqi and coalition forces who are occupying a tactical assembly area in Makhmur as part of the force generation associated…Read more IS have targeted a military base housing US marines in Makhmur, Northen Iraq

IS have claimed responsibility for the multiple bombings in Belgium today

Following multiple bombings in Brussels at the Zaventem Airport and a metro line in the city center today the 22 March 2016, IS have released a statement via Amaq News Agency claiming responsibility and alleging that 230 people had been killed or wounded. It alleges that the perpetrators opened fire inside the airport before detonating…Read more IS have claimed responsibility for the multiple bombings in Belgium today