Middle East update: March 2-3 2019

SYRIA The battle for Baghouz, and along with it ISIS's last enclave in Syria, is on. Syrian Democratic Forces fighters have reportedly entered the town and are meeting the anticipated heavy resistance from the remaining ISIS defenders. As they usually do in the last stages of a fight in which they're facing a vastly stronger … Continue reading Middle East update: March 2-3 2019

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World update part 1: February 9-10 2019

Tonight's updates didn't really fit into any of my usual groupings, but they were too long for one post, so I mashed them together as best I could. MIDDLE EAST SYRIA The Syrian Democratic Forces, with US help, announced late Saturday that they've begun the "decisive battle" to wipe out the last remnants of ISIS's "caliphate" in eastern Syria. ISIS still controls a small piece of territory around two villages in Deir Ezzor province, small enough that it can still … Continue reading World update part 1: February 9-10 2019