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According to the New York Times, the US is spending over one million dollars on building detention facilities in Syria. These facilities are guarded by the PKK’s Syrian offshoot, the YPG, and are holding thousands accused of belonging to Da’esh, including 400 people from more than three dozen countries (and their family members). The suspects […]
Is the war in Yemen an “inter-Muslim conflict”? See below:
The YPG lost Afrin, probably for good. Their defences collapsed as Turkish troops advanced, killing over 3000 YPG and regime militiamen – militiamen sent in an attempt to discourage the Turkish army. In Manbij, this had worked; regime troops and US forces ostentatiously flew their flags to discourage Turkey from pushing forward. It didn’t work […]
Trump recently dismissed Gary Cohn, his top economic adviser. Cohn had long disagreed with Trump, from issues such as his muted response to the “Unite the Right” violence waged in his name to steel tariffs. Shortly after Cohn was fired, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was gone too. Tillerson had done himself few favours either. […]
Note: Pasha is a high-ranking Ottoman military title. Last names in the western manner were not practised. Ismail Enver Pasha’s violent (and some would say heroic) demise would go down in legend in the Muslim regions of the Caucasus. Born on November 23rd 1881 to Ahmed-Bey, a minor official, Enver dreamed of glory and went […]
The YPG resistance has been severely on the wane in Afrin. Turkish soldiers have stormed ahead, taking villages, mountains and hills – today, they and their FSA human shields managed to grab total control of Mersava, Shaltah, Iki_Dam and Kyrrhos as the YPG front lines disintegrated, also taking control of Hopkan village and reaching Rajo. The panicked YPG […]