Middle East update: February 7 2018

SYRIA BREAKING: All the stuff below is still good, it’s still good! But this should probably take precedence: U.S. aircraft carried out rare, retaliatory strikes in Syria’s Deir al-Zor province on Wednesday against forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad after they attacked U.S.-backed fighters’ headquarters there, U.S. officials said.   No U.S. troops embedded with… Continue reading Middle East update: February 7 2018

Middle East update: January 31 2018

SYRIA The YPG is beginning to wonder who its friends are: “How can they stand by and watch?” Aldar Khalil, a senior Kurdish politician said of the U.S.-led coalition against IS. “They should meet their obligations toward this force that participated with them (in the fight against terrorism.) We consider their unclear and indecisive positions… Continue reading Middle East update: January 31 2018