Archive for August, 2018

Middle east events and news

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: Report: Palestinian Refugee Fighters Are Returning To ‎Lebanon From Syria According to an August 20, 2018 report in a London-based daily, an unknown number of Palestinian refugee men, who had fought alongside Syria-based jihadi organization Jabhat Al-Nusra, the predecessor to Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS), in Syria, have returned to Lebanon. Al-Sahab Releases Video Featuring […]

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Middle east events and news

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 Comments Off

Two Syrian Rebel Factions Announce Their Decision To ‎Join Pro-Al-Qaeda Group Hurras Al-Din On August 20, 2018, pro-Al-Qaeda Telegram account Al-Muhajir Al-Khurasani posted two statements, one by the Jund Al-Sham Brigades and one by the Fursan Al-Iman Brigades, announcing that the groups were joining Syrian pro-Al-Qaeda organization Hurras Al-Din. HTS Leader Al-Joulani In Eid Al-Adha […]

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018 Comments Off

ISIS Supporters Launch Online Campaign Calling On Muslims In Morocco, Tunisia, Libya, And Algeria To Start Armed Revolt Against Their Governments On August 20, 2018, Telegram users who support the Islamic State (ISIS) launched an online campaign urging the “brothers in the Islamic Maghreb” to revolt against their governments, take up arms, and fight for […]

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018 Comments Off

Al-Qaeda In The Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) Rejects Associated Press Report Accusing Saudi-Led Military Coalition Of ‘Cutting Secret Deals’ With Group’s Fighters In Yemen On August 17, 2018, Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a statement rejecting the Associated Press’s (AP) August 7, 2018 investigative report accusing the Saudi-led military coalition of “cutting secret deals” […]

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Afghanistan declares ceasefire with Taliban

Monday, August 20, 2018 Comments Off

The ‘conditional ceasefire’ starts on Monday and will be in place for around three months, ‘provided the Taliban reciprocate’, said President Ashraf Ghani. Afghanistan on Sunday declared a “conditional” ceasefire with Taliban militants ahead of the Eid-al-Adha festival this week. The ceasefire starts on Monday and will be in place for around three months, “provided […]

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US-backed forces repel ISIL attack in east Syria

Monday, August 20, 2018 Comments Off

US-backed forces have repelled a raid by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group targeting barracks housing American and French troops in eastern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Aug. 18. The Syrian Democratic Forces and the US-led coalition supporting them were on high alert after the raid late Aug. […]

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Libya and Tunisia to reopen Ras Ajdir border

Monday, August 20, 2018 Comments Off

Security sources confirmed an agreement to reopen Ras Ajdir crossing border between Libya and Tunisia next Sunday. The sources clarified that a meeting will be held in the city of Zuwara on Sunday, with the participation of the Minister of Local Government Baddad Gansu, and a formal Tunisian delegation to officially announce the reopening of […]

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US: Pompeo meets Egyptian foreign minister

Monday, August 20, 2018 Comments Off

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Wednesday with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry in Washington to discuss a myriad of topics including security, peace, and military assistance. Shoukry, who also served as ambassador to the U.S., is on a visit to the U.S. He will also meet with U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton.

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Algerian army launches massive military operation on border with Tunisia

Monday, August 20, 2018 Comments Off

There were significant military movements and reinforcements following suspicions of the infiltration of a terrorist group into the Algerian territory today. Activity focused on The border between Tunisia and Algeria, and in particular the governorates of El-Tarf, Souk Ahras, Tébessa and the El-Oued.

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Middle east events and news

Thursday, August 9, 2018 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: Pro-ISIS Media Outlet Publishes Posters Calling For Biological Attacks In The West, One Of Which Depicts San Francisco Over the past week, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media group has published a series of posters encouraging biological attacks on Western targets. EXCLUSIVE: New Video From French Fighters In Syria Affiliated With Al-Qaeda Documents The Group’s […]

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Thursday, August 9, 2018 Comments Off

Leader Of Al-Qaeda-Affiliated Group For Supporting Islam ‎And Muslims (GSIM) Says France Failed To Achieve Its ‎Objectives In Mali, Urges Muslims With Different ‎Backgrounds, Skills, To Come To Mali On July 27, 2018, the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Group For Supporting Islam And Muslims (GSIM) released a nine-minute video of its leader Iyad Ag Ghali in which he […]

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Rouhani to Trump: I have no precondition for talks, except U.S. compensate the past

Thursday, August 9, 2018 Comments Off

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says he has no precondition for talks with the U.S., except that Washington “compensate” the past damage that it has done to Iran. “America owes Iran both apologies and reparations for the meddling and damages he has been doing to Iran since 1953,” Rouhani told a televised program on Monday evening.

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4 soldiers, 8 jihadists dead in Mali ambush

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 Comments Off

At least four soldiers and eight suspected jihadists were killed Tuesday in Mali when a security patrol was ambushed in the centre of the country, military sources said. The death toll could yet rise as “two Malian army vehicles and their occupants are still not accounted for,” a military source said.

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Egypt, Italy to continue cooperation on Libyan crisis

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 Comments Off

In the first visit by an Italian foreign minister to Cairo since 2015, Egyptian and Italian foreign ministers agreed on Sunday to continue cooperation in combating illegal immigration and resolving the Libyan issue through a Libyan-Libyan solution. In a joint press conference following “political consultation” talks between Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and Italian Foreign […]

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US-backed forces takes territory from Daesh along Iraqi border

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 Comments Off

The U.S.-backed Syrian forces on Saturday took full control of a desert territory at the Iraqi border in northeastern Syria, local activists said Saturday. The border line with Iraq and Deir Ezzor desert are under the control of the Syrian Democratic Forces, such a gain comes after weeks of major military campaign backed by the […]

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US builds up Eastern Europe bases to support the rotational forces deployment

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 Comments Off

U.S. troops are building guard towers, office buildings and other permanent structures in Poland and Romania to support the rotational forces deployed to Eastern Europe to counter possible Russian aggression. Resolute Castle 18, a six-month exercise run by the National Guard and Army

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France considers exporting SCALP cruise missile to Egypt

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 Comments Off

France is determined to export its SCALP cruise missile to Egypt, despite the US blocking the sale of essential components. French Defense Minister Florence Parly said during a recent press conference that “in this case, we will not be able to lift the US opposition to the sale of SCALP missiles [to Egypt]. The only […]

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