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US strikes on ISIL will finally shift to Syria government: Journalist - Video

September 27th, 2014
Categories: Middle East

Link: http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/09/27/380247/us-finally-shifting-target-to-assad/

US-led strikes against ISIL terrorists in the crisis-hit Syria are aimed at “eventually” targeting the Syrian government’s positions; American investigative journalist David Lindorff commenting on Washington-led coalition airstrikes in Syria that began earlier this week.

US Congress quick to OK arms for ISIL

September 26th, 2014
Categories: Middle East

Link: http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/09/20/379328/us-congress-quick-to-ok-arms-for-isil/

US House of Representatives quickly authorized an arms package for “moderate Syrian rebels,” a package requested by the Obama administration. The bill authorized money for the Al Qaeda backed Al Nusra Front and “other moderate groups.

Denmark to send F-16 jets to aid anti-ISIS strikes in Iraq

September 26th, 2014
Categories: Middle East

Link: http://rt.com/news/190936-denmark-isis-iraq-jets/

Denmark is to dispatch seven F-16 fighter jets to Iraq to aid in the struggle against Islamic State militants; Danish PM Helle Thorning-Schmidt, would be limited to flying in Iraq, would not be targeting any areas in neighboring Syria.

US bombing Syria to wrest control of oil: Kucinich

September 26th, 2014
Categories: Middle East, War

Link: http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/09/25/379988/us-bombing-syria-for-oil-kucinich/

Dennis J. Kucinich, former congressman and two-time US presidential candidate, says a primary reason behind the US bombing campaign in Syria is to “wrest control” of the oil fields in the conflict-ravaged country.

Democrats want to prevent Obama from starting another war in Mideast

September 26th, 2014
Categories: Middle East, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/09/26/380112/democrats-try-limiting-obamas-war-powers/

US lawmakers from the Democratic Party, worried about another war in the Middle East, are seeking to put tough limits on the Obama administration’s fight against ISIL terrorists in Iraq and Syria, bar US ground troops in Iraq and Syria.

GOP lawmakers urge generals to rebel against Obama

September 26th, 2014
Categories: Middle East, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/09/26/380081/generals-urged-to-rebel-against-obama/

Members of Congress have been privately urging US military generals to rebel against President Barack Obama over his foreign policy in the Middle East. Obama and his top generals continue to clash over the strategy to combat the ISIL terrorist organization.

‘We will pay with our blood,’ says Abu Ibrahim, who fled his city of Raqqa ahead of US bombing. ‘In big wars, the civilian will pay.’

September 25th, 2014
Categories: Middle East

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New wave of U.S.-led airstrikes overnight in Syria, in addition to the damage being done to Islamic State (or ISIS) targets and other militant factions, the civilian death toll is rapidly increasing. U.S. military has not released details of the damage caused by the latest round of airstrikes

Obama Administration Claims Khorasan Group is more dangerous than ISIS, Bombs Them in Syria

September 24th, 2014
Categories: Middle East

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Obama_Administration_Claims_Khorasan_Group_is_more_dangerous_than_ISIS%2C_Bombs_Them_in_Syria/38157/0/38/38/Y/M.html

U.S. military carried out its first airstrikes in this week on Islamic State (IS) (also known as ISIS) in Syria and Iraq. In addition to going after IS attacked offshoot of al-Qaeda: the Khorasan Group. Director of national intelligence, James Clapper, said Khorasan represented a more direct threat than IS.

US airstrikes in Syria ‘beginnings of a sustained campaign’: Pentagon

September 24th, 2014
Categories: Middle East, War

Link: http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/09/24/379877/us-airstrikes-in-syria-may-take-years/

Recent airstrikes carried out by the US and its allies against the ISIL terrorist group in Syria is the “beginning of a sustained campaign” that may last several years, a senior US military official said. Strategy announced by Obama in Syria involves airstrikes, training, advising and equipping “moderate” militants to battle the other insurgents.

Russia slams West over flip-flop policy on ISIL

September 24th, 2014
Categories: Middle East

Link: http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/09/24/379887/russias-lavrov-slams-west-over-isil/

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has criticized the Western governments for financing ISIL militants in the Middle East and then condemning the terrorists, the West ignored Russia’s warning of growing terror threat in Iraq and Syria. Western powers claimed the militancy would die out after ouster of the governments fighting the militants.

Warplanes flying from Turkey bomb ISIL positions in Syria: Reports - Video

September 24th, 2014
Categories: Middle East

Link: http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/09/24/379846/jets-flying-from-turkey-hit-isil-in-syria/

Military aircraft flying from Turkey have launched a series of aerial strikes against the strongholds of Takfiri ISIL militants in northern Syria. According to reports, the warplanes struck ISIL positions in Syria west of the key Kurdish town of Kobani in Syria's Aleppo Province on Wednesday

Israel Joins The Fighting, Shoots Down Syrian Warplane Which Acted In “Threatening Manner”

September 23rd, 2014
Categories: Middle East

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Israel_Joins_The_Fighting%2C_Shoots_Down_Syrian_Warplane_Which_Acted_In_%E2%80%9CThreatening_Manner%E2%80%9D/38134/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Israel shot down a Syrian warplane on Tuesday, saying the aircraft crossed battle lines of Syria’s civil war, flew over Israeli-held Golan Heights, perhaps by accident. The incident coincided with air strikes the United States and Gulf Arab allies mounted on Islamic State strongholds in Syria.

US begins airstrikes against ISIL in Syria: Pentagon - Video

September 22nd, 2014
Categories: Middle East

Link: http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/09/23/379663/pentagon-us-begin-airstrikes-in-syria/

US military and partner nation forces are undertaking military action against ISIL terrorists in Syria using a mix of fighter, bomber and Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles,"; Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby. United States has conducted 174 airstrikes against ISIL targets in Iraq since mid-August.

Israel warns West against easing Iran sanctions

September 22nd, 2014
Categories: Middle East

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/09/22/379562/israel-continues-hostility-against-iran/

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the West not to ease sanctions imposed on Iran in a bid to win Tehran’s agreement to join a so-called international coalition against the ISIL Takfiri group.

Saudi Arabia sends warplanes to Yemen to counter revolutionaries - Video

September 22nd, 2014
Categories: Middle East

Link: http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/09/21/379533/s-arabia-deploys-warplanes-to-yemen/

Security sources said deployment requested by Yemeni President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi;Yemeni. Prime Minister Mohamed Basindawa resigned. Ansarullah fighters seized government headquarters, state TV and radio stations in Yemeni capital. Parts of “the military and security apparatus supported the popular revolt,” including “ general command of the armed forces.”

New clashes erupt at Syrian-Turkish border as 130k refugees flee - Videos

September 22nd, 2014
Categories: Middle East

Link: http://rt.com/news/189564-syrian-refugees-turkey-isis/

Clashes have resumed at the Syria-Turkey border, where thousands of Syrian Kurds have been trying to escape from the advance of the Islamic State fighters on their towns, families waiting for days to get in, in the blazing heat with no food or water,"

US won't bomb ISIL targets in Syria alone: Samantha Power

September 22nd, 2014
Categories: Middle East

Link: http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/09/22/379603/us-wont-bomb-syria-alone-power/

The United States will conduct airstrikes on the ISIL terrorist group in cooperation with other countries; Samantha Power, Washington's ambassador to the United Nations. “It will be up to each country to announce for itself whether it’s prepared to participate, in a combat role or to provide military equipment.”

Rep. King urges US boots on ground in Iraq, Syria

September 22nd, 2014
Categories: Middle East

Link: http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/09/22/379614/king-urges-ground-troops-in-iraq-syria/

Congressman Peter King (R-NY) chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee: “I don’t see how ultimately we can avoid putting combat troops on the ground in some capacity in Iraq and Syria.”Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Gen. Ray Odierno, the Army’s chief of staff, said last week they might recommend deploying ground forces to battle the ISIL militants.

Syria refugee flood to Turkey hits 100,000

September 21st, 2014
Categories: Middle East

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014900585

100,000 Syrians, mostly Kurds, flooded into Turkey since Thursday, escaping an Islamic State offensive that has pushed the conflict within eyeshot of Turkish border. The al-Qaida breakaway group, established an Islamic state, or caliphate, ruled by harsh version of Islamic law advanced into Kurdish regions of Syria that borders Turkey, fleeing refugees reported atrocities; stonings, beheadings torching of homes.

UN urges Israel to stop Bedouins relocation plan - Video

September 21st, 2014
Categories: Middle East

Link: http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/09/21/379543/israel-urged-to-stop-bedouins-relocation/

The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has urged the Israeli regime to stop plans for relocating Palestinian Bedouins. The call by the UNRWA follows Israel’s decision to move thousands of Bedouins from central part of the occupied West Bank.

Araqchi urges end to providing ISIL with arms - Video

September 19th, 2014
Categories: Middle East

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/09/20/379315/isil-ends-when-weapon-support-stops/

The Takfiri threat ends when those backing the ISIL terrorists stop their support for them; Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Seyyed Abbas Araqchi. The regional and international supporters of the groups should stop arming them.

France to conduct anti-ISIL air strikes in Iraq - Video

September 18th, 2014
Categories: Middle East

Link: http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/09/18/379184/france-to-launch-antiisil-raids-in-iraq/

French President Francois Hollande has announced plans to conduct airstrikes in Iraq against the ISIL Takfiri militants. He further noted that no French ground forces would be involved in the military campaign in Iraq, and France would not target ISIL militants operating in Syria,

The U.S. Has Already Completed Regime Change In Syria (1949), Iran (1953), Iraq (Twice), Afghanistan (Twice), Turkey, Libya and Other Oil-Rich Countries

September 18th, 2014
Categories: Middle East

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/The_U.S._Has_Already_Completed_Regime_Change_In_Syria_%281949%29%2C_Iran_%281953%29%2C_Iraq_%28Twice%29%2C_Afghanistan_%28Twice%29%2C_Turkey%2C_Libya_and_Other_Oil-Rich_Countries/38023/0/38/38/Y/M.html

CIA backed Syria coup in 1949. 1945 plans to construct oil pipe line from Saudi Arabia to Mediterranean. Secured rights-of-way from Lebanon, Jordan, Saudi Arabia. Syria sole holdout. 1957, American president and British prime minister agreed to regime change again in Syria.

Israel to destroy Bedouins livelihood

September 17th, 2014
Categories: Middle East

Link: http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/09/17/379075/israel-to-expel-1000s-of-bedouins/

Press TV :Israel is seeking to force thousands of Palestinian Bedouins out of East al-Quds (Jerusalem) to the Jordan Valley, where they cannot keep up their pastoral lifestyle. Over 40 Palestinian and international rights groups said Tel Aviv planning to displace12,000 Bedouins who pledged to resist eviction.

US prepares for “generational” war in the Middle Eas

September 17th, 2014
Categories: Middle East

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/17/iraq-s17.html

At a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday, US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey set the stage for a massive and protracted expansion of US military operations in Iraq and Syria.

US is at war with ISIL in Syria and Iraq, Hagel tells senators - Video

September 17th, 2014
Categories: Middle East

Link: http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/09/16/378953/pentagon-declares-war-on-isil/

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has told senators that the United States is “at war” with ISIL terrorists in Syria and Iraq, added that ISIL will “directly threaten our homeland and our allies” unless the United States confronts the group militarily.

Dozens of children feared dead after being injected with 'tainted’ measles vaccine in Syria

September 16th, 2014
Categories: Middle East

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014897292

36 children were reported to have died excruciating deaths last night after receiving tainted measles vaccines under a UN-sponsored programme in the rebel-held north of Syria.

Pentagon plans to train 5,000 militants in Syria

September 15th, 2014
Categories: Middle East

Link: http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/09/15/378842/us-to-train-5000-militants-in-syria/

The Pentagon plans to train and arm 5,000 militants in Syria as part of the Obama administration’s long-term strategy to confront the ISIL terrorist organization. Obama requested $500 million from Congress to train and equip what Washington calls moderate militants fighting government of Syrian President Assad and ISIL militants.

Obama’s “coalition of the willing” against Syria, Iran

September 15th, 2014
Categories: Middle East

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/15/iraq-s15.html

Obama administration putting together a “coalition of the willing” to ramp up its new war of aggression in the Middle East. Using pretext of “degrading and destroying” Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militias, plans directed at ousting Syrian President al-Assad also aimed against Syria’s backers, Iran and Russia.

Isis air strikes: Obama's plan condemned by Syria, Russia and Iran

September 14th, 2014
Categories: Middle East

Link: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/11/assad-moscow-tehran-condemn-obama-isis-air-strike-plan

The Syrian government and its close allies in Moscow and Tehran warned Barack Obama that an offensive against Islamic State (Isis) within Syria would violate international law hours after the US president announced he was authorising an open-ended campaign of air strikes against militants on both sides of the border with Iraq.

Obama and Kerry Ally U.S. with 8 Arab Dictators to Combat ISIS

September 13th, 2014
Categories: Middle East

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Obama_and_Kerry_Ally_U.S._with_8_Arab_Dictators_to_Combat_ISIS/37910/0/38/38/Y/M.html

In the name of combating an undemocratic force threatening the Middle East, the Obama administration has enlisted the help of numerous governments, including several dictatorial regimes. Secretary of State John Kerry was in Saudi Arabia this week seeking the wealthy kingdom’s support.

Entire Leadership of ISIS Opposition Wiped Out by ‘Unexplained’ Explosion in Syria

September 12th, 2014
Categories: Middle East

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Entire_Leadership_of_ISIS_Opposition_Wiped_Out_by_%E2%80%98Unexplained%E2%80%99_Explosion_in_Syria/37901/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Nearly fifty senior commanders of a major coalition of Islamic ‘moderates’ opposed to ISIS in Syria have been killed by an explosion at their secret command bunker as they met to discuss strategy against the the Islamic State.

Arab gold bank to be established in Damascus in 2015

September 10th, 2014
Categories: Middle East

Link: http://www.sana.sy/en/?p=12737

Participants in the inaugural conference of the Arab Union for the Industry and Commerce of Jewelry and Diamond agreed to establish a bank for Arab gold in Damascus with around 6 tons of gold in deposits which will be officially launched in early 2015.

Obama’s war in Iraq and Syria

September 10th, 2014
Categories: Middle East

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/10/pers-s10.html

President Barack Obama will use his nationally televised speech tonight to officially announce what has already begun: a new US war in Iraq that will soon be extended to Syria.

US ‘creating pretexts’ to attack Syria: Stephen Lendman - Video

September 8th, 2014
Categories: Middle East

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/09/06/377889/us-creating-pretexts-to-attack-syria/

War hawks in Washington are using the beheading of two American journalists by ISIL terrorists in Syria as a pretext to take military action against Syrian government forces, Obama and Congress are “creating pretexts” to target government of President Bashar al-Assad ;Stephen Lendman.

Australian government poised to commit fighter jets to Iraq war

September 8th, 2014
Categories: Middle East

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/08/aust-s08.html

Having already committed military transports to ferry arms and ammunition in Iraq and conduct so-called humanitarian airdrops, Australia is poised to dispatch Super Hornet fighter jets to join US air strikes on ISIS positions in Iraq, and potentially Syria.

Obama prepares to escalate war in the Middle East

September 8th, 2014
Categories: Middle East

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/08/iraq-s08.html

President Obama will use a nationwide television address Wednesday night to argue for major escalation of US military intervention in the Middle East. The immediate target is the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also known as ISIL, which has overrun much of western and northern Iraq.

Syria army battles al-Nusra militants in Golan Heights

September 4th, 2014
Categories: Middle East

Link: http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/09/05/377718/syrian-army-battles-militants-in-golan/

Heavy fighting between Syrian army forces and al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front militants has broken out on the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights as the Damascus government makes major advances against foreign-backed gunmen, Press TV reports.

The German Army trains Kurdish fighters

September 3rd, 2014
Categories: Middle East

Link: http://stratrisks.com/geostrat/20836

A day after Berlin announced it would send anti-tank rockets, assault rifles and hand grenades to the Kurds, Merkel said Germany had a responsibility to intervene in the conflict to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe in Iraq, citing evidence of ethnic cleansing by Islamic State fighters. Plans to bring a small group of Kurdish peshmerga fighters to southern Germany for a week’s training with the equipment.

ISIS is America’s New Terror Brand - Video

September 3rd, 2014
Categories: Middle East

Link: http://rinf.com/alt-news/editorials/isis-americas-new-terror-brand/

Propaganda is “the management of collective attitudes” and “control over opinion” through manipulation of significant symbols. Western news media attempting to create hysteria of threat posed by the mercenary-terrorist army now being promoted as the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria;“ISIS.”

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