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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
In which I discuss the President of Turkey from both an Islamic and strategic perspective.
What’s going on in Iran? How is it historically relevant & how does Islam relate to this? Find out below:
A revised version of Trump’s travel ban is being put into effect today, after the Supreme Court allowed some parts of the ban to be re-asserted pending a hearing in the fall. The US State Department has issued some clarifications as to who exactly is affected by the ban. As before, it affects travellers from […]