Day: 07/02/2018

Iraq starts operation to clear planned oil route to Iran

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Reuters KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) – Iraqi forces launched on Wednesday an operation to consolidate control of an area near the Iran border to be used for the transit of Iraqi oil, the military s…

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Isis arms traced back to America and Saudi Arabia

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An extensive field investigation into the origins of Isis’ weaponry in Syria and Iraq has found that weapons supplied by the US and Saudi Arabia to the Syrian opposition often ended up in the ’ hands, enhancing the “quantity and quality” of their armaments.

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Iraqi Military Announces Operation to Clear Mountains Near Kirkuk Oil Region

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In October 2017, Baghdad retook control of Kirkuk Province as a result of an Iraqi army operation against Kurdish military groups. Kirkuk Province is considered the oil capital of northern Iraq.

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Brendan Cox rebukes Australian senator in Britain First row

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The widower of British Labour MP Jo Cox says politicians like new Liberal senator Jim Molan who share Britain First content must be held accountable.

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France: ‘All indications’ point to Syria regime’s use of chlorine weapons

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PARIS: France said Wednesday that “all indications” suggest the Syrian regime is using chlorine weapons in its nearly seven-year civil war against rebel forces. “All indications… tell us today that chlorine is being used by the regime at present in Syria,” Foreign Mnister Jean-Yves Le Drian told BFM television. Le Drian also called on all Iranian militia, including Hezbollah, to leave Syria, whose civil war has thrown the Middle East into turmoil.

Source: France: ‘All indications’ point to Syria regime’s use of chlorine weapons

Syria says intercepted Israel strikes near Damascus

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AFP © AFP | An Israeli Air Force F-35 Lightning II fighter jet is seen at an air show at the Hatzerim air base in the Negev desert on December 27, 2017. DAMASCUS (AFP) – Syrian air defence sy…

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Israel Air Strike on Syria Scientific Military Center for Second Time in 3 Months — Targetting Chemical Weapons?

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Haaretz Syrian state media reports that air defenses responded to the incident ■ Jamraya Research and Information Center believed to be R&D site for missiles, rockets and non-conventional weapo…

Source: Israel Air Strike on Syria Scientific Military Center for Second Time in 3 Months — Targetting Chemical Weapons?