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Turkey’s Political Influence Felt as Washington Turns Its Back on Kurds Fighting ISIS

July 29th, 2015
Categories: News, Middle East, War

Link: https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/07/29/turkeys-american-lobbyists-work-defeat-military-aid-isis/

Some of the most successful fighters against the Islamic State are being isolated and attacked by America’s new favorite ally in the region. Kurdish militias are achieving the stated goals of the Obama administration — to “degrade and ultimately destroy” ISIS — as well or better than any other fighting force. From Kobane to the recent liberation of Tel Abyad, Kurdish militias have won hard-fought victories against ISIS fighters in Syria, while preventing the advance of ISIS into northern Iraq.

Explosion hits Iran-Turkey gas pipeline: Report

July 29th, 2015
Categories: Middle East

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/07/28/422161/Explosion-Iran-Turkey-gas-pipeline

The suspected sabotage attack took place in the Doğubeyazıt district, 15 kilometers from border with Iran. No one has claimed responsibility for the blast."The explosion caused a fire breakout. After repairing the gas flow will resume."

Turkey Calls Emergency NATO Meeting; 'No-Fly Zone' On The Horizon?

July 27th, 2015
Categories: Middle East

Link: http://www.activistpost.com/2015/07/turkey-calls-emergency-nato-meeting-no.html

As Turkey continues to bomb alleged ISIS targets in Syria and Kurdish targets in Iraq, it has now taken yet another step toward its goal of establishing a “buffer zone” and “no-fly zone” over Syria. Turkey has called an emergency NATO meeting scheduled to take place on Tuesday.

IDF calling up hundreds of thousands for emergency-readiness war drills

July 27th, 2015
Categories: Middle East

Link: http://www.rt.com/news/310833-idf-israel-military-drills/

Large-scale military drills have been launched in Israel with the aim of testing the IDF’s readiness to go into emergency mode. Hundreds of thousands of reserve soldiers are involved in testing the system.

Turkey, US agree on no-fly zone over Syria: Turkish Hurriyet daily

July 24th, 2015
Categories: Middle East

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/07/24/421691/Turkey-US-Syria-nofly-zone-Erdogan-Davutoglu-ISIL

An agreement reached between Turkey and the United States on what they call cooperation against the ISIL terrorist group also includes establishing a no-fly zone over the Arab country.

Israel Gives Jordan Helicopters to Combat ISIL

July 24th, 2015
Categories: Middle East

Link: http://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20150725/1025022356.html

Israel gave 16 AH-1 Cobra attack helicopters to Jordan to prevent militants from spilling across border. Israel had two squadrons of Cobra helicopters provided by United States. Ideal for aerial surveillance, ground troop cover fire, both squadrons disbanded by Israeli Air Force in favor of the Apache.

Former Obama Adviser: Give Israel B-52 Bombers to Deter Iran

July 20th, 2015
Categories: Middle East

Link: http://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20150718/1024767682.html

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu one of most vocal opponents of the Iran nuclear deal. To allay his concerns, Ambassador Dennis Ross former top advisor to President Obama has recommended providing Israel with B-52 bunker-busting bombers.

Why Exactly Is the US at War in Yemen?

July 20th, 2015
Categories: Middle East

Link: http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/31954-why-exactly-is-the-us-at-war-in-yemen

United States waging war in six Middle East countries Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Somalia, Libya, and Yemen; include training the local army, using drones to attack, providing weapons, logistical support to one side side or the other, sending in American combat troops, sometimes all of the above. None of the countries poses a threat to national security, least of all Yemen, one of the poorest countries in the world. .

Saudi Arabia sends Special Forces into Yemen: Report

July 17th, 2015
Categories: Middle East

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/07/17/420698/Saudi-Special-Forces-Yemen-fugitive-officials

Saudi Arabia has reportedly sent Special Forces into Yemen under the pretext of escorting some fugitive former Yemeni officials back into its war-torn southern neighbor. Friday, Saudi strikes reportedly hit an airbase near Yemeni capital Sana’a International Airport.

Netanyahu vs. UN: Israeli PM slams UNHRC after its report ratified

July 4th, 2015
Categories: Middle East

Link: http://rt.com/news/271600-netanyahu-unhrc-report-ratified/

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu attacked UN Human Rights Council following a UNHRC report, which presented evidence of war crimes committed by Israel and Hamas in summer of 2014, urges implementation of report’s recommendations, calls for prosecution of Israeli officials responsible for alleged violations. Netanyahu: UN Human Rights Council is not really interested in human rights.”

Egyptian air force bombs Sinai after heavy clashes with ISIS affiliate

July 3rd, 2015
Categories: Middle East

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/03/egyp-j03.html

Egyptian air force launched airstrikes at members of Islamist opposition groups in Sinai Peninsula 23 dead, Egyptian army troops conducted house-to-house raids in Sinai town of Sheikh Zuweid,pilots flying US-made Apache helicopter gunships continued to pound targets in the town.

Turkey threatens to launch military intervention in Syria

July 3rd, 2015
Categories: Middle East

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu says his country would not hesitate to launch a military intervention in Syria in case of what he referred to as a potential threat to Turkey’s “security.” Turkey has deployed additional forces and equipment along its border with Syria.

US Intervention Will Only Make Middle Eastern Turmoil Worse

July 1st, 2015
Categories: Middle East

Link: http://original.antiwar.com/eland/2015/06/30/us-intervention-will-only-make-middle-eastern-turmoil-worse/

U.S. government dealt setbacks in five of the seven Islamic countries its military has attacked or invaded; Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and Yemen. Pakistan and Somalia, situation remains extremely unstable. Hezbollah, al Qaeda, or ISIS rarely attack for no reason.During the Cold War, United States fueled Islamist jihadism to battle communism. Interventions made things worse through unintended consequences, American targets for retaliatory attacks.

Yemen's Ansarullah, allied forces storm Saudi base in Dhahran al-Janub

July 1st, 2015
Categories: Middle East

Link: http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2015/07/01/418369/yemen-saudi-houthi-ansarullah-dhahran-aljanub

Saudi warplanes launched airstrikes in several locations in the western province of Hajjah, nearby al-Haz, principal town of Jawf province, also bombarded by Saudi fighter jets. Dhaher district of Sa'ada province, a Yemeni civilian reportedly killed, a number of others injured by Saudi artillery shells.

Turkish Opposition Party Warns Against Military Intervention in Syria

June 30th, 2015
Categories: Middle East

Link: http://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20150630/1024047088.html

Turkey's opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), called on the government to avoid military intervention in Syria, urged Ankara to hold talks with the Syrian government to find a peaceful solution to the armed conflict in the country.

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