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Another U.S. Proxy Force Defeated By Islamic State in Syria – Incompetent Training or Intent?

Moon of Alabama - The military has again failed in one of the training programs it runs in support of fighting the Islamic State in Syria. Earlier training missions had failed to create competent and willing forces. Supplies for supported forces ended on the black markets or directly in the…
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Pentagon Orders Hundreds Of Military Families To Evacuate Turkey

ZERO HEDGE Has the US finally had enough of its "ally" Turkey and Erdogan?   Moments ago the DOD announced that the Secretary of Defense, in coordination with the Secretary of State, has authorized the ordered departure of all DoD dependents not assigned to Chief of Mission authority from Adana (to…
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State Dept Estimates Almost 2 Years for FOIA Answers on American Reporter Murdered in Syria War

The Department of State estimates December 2017, almost 2 years, is the earliest it can complete WTF News' Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request in relation to the murder of American reporter Serena Shim. WTF News submitted a FOIA request to the State Department to release information on the events…
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Spain Seized 20,000 Islamic State Uniforms Smuggled to Syria, Iraq Marked as Humanitarian Aid

WTF NEWS - Spain's Policía Nacional announced that officials had seized approximately 20,000 military uniforms being smuggled to Syria and Iraq for the Islamic State, in a statement posted to the agency's website on Friday. The camouflage fatigues were discovered inside boxes marked as humanitarian aid during inspections by customs…
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Turkey Bombs Reporters in Syria and 7 Other Times Press Targeted for Investigating Islamic State

WTF NEWS - Another incident has been reported in Turkey's campaign to stop journalists from reporting on the proxy war in Syria. 1. Feb 29 2016: Journalists come under attack near Syria-Turkey border region Earlier this week, a team of foreign journalists was wounded by artillery fire while reporting on…
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Turkey: Court Says Reporters Wrongly Arrested For Exposing Spy Agency Weapons Shipments to Syria

WTF NEWS - The top court in Turkey has decided that the government violated the rights of two popular newspaper editors who were arrested on terrorism charges for reporting on a weapons shipment to Syria by Turkey's MIT spy agency. Cumhuriyet Daily Editors Can Dundar and Erdem Gul were arrested…
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US Now Controlling Airfield in Kurdish Syria – Reports

AL MASDAR A spokesperson for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has told Al-Jazeera that US troops have taken control of the Rmeilan airfield in Syria’s northeastern province of Hasakah. This is supposedly to assist the mostly Kurdish SDF in their fight against ISIS. The airfield would become the first US-controlled…
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ISIS Leader Baghdadi Threatens Israel In New Audio Clip, Claims Russia Is Ineffective

ZERO HEDGE Although ISIS releases nearly 40 pieces of propaganda each and every day via the group’s sprawling network of production units located in at least a dozen countries, one person you don’t hear from very often is TIME magazine’s runner-up for “person of the year”, Bakr ; The ISIS…
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Russian Navy Sailor Seen Armed With Rocket Launcher After Turkey Stops Cargo Ships In Black Sea

ZERO HEDGE Exactly a week ago, we warned that Turkey does have one trump card when it comes to dealing with an angry Russian bear that’s hell bent on making life miserable for Ankara in the wake of Erdogan’s brazen move to shoot down a Russian Su-24 near the Syrian…
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US Congresswoman Introduces Bill To Stop “Illegal” War On Assad; Says CIA Syria Ops Must Stop

ZERO HEDGE Last month, US Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard went on CNN and laid bare Washington’s Syria ; In a remarkably candid interview with Wolf Blitzer, Gabbard calls Washington’s effort to oust Assad “counterproductive” and “illegal” before taking it a step further and accusing the CIA of arming the very same…
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PBS Uses Video of Russian Airstrikes on Islamic State Oil Trucks To Claim U.S. Airstrike Success

MOON OF ALABAMA media can no agree with itself if Russia is giving ISIS an airforce or if Russia pounds ISIS with the biggest bomber raid in decades. Such confusion occurs when propaganda fantasies collide with the observable reality. To bridge such divide requires some fudging. So when the claims…
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Air “Mines”: ISIS Tries To Blow Up Russian Planes Over Syria With Flying Condom Bombs

ZERO HEDGE If you’re a black flag-waving, sword-wielding, desert bandit in white basketball shoes, you’ve got a lot of options when it comes to terrorizing the locals on the way to racking up territorial gains. After all, indiscriminately killing civilians and conducting brutal executions can exert a powerful psychological effect…
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White House, Media Silent One Year After Murder of US Reporter Who Exposed Western Links to ISIS

WTF NEWS One year ago, October 19, American reporter Serena Shim was killed in Turkey while reporting on the heavy battles in the Syrian border city of Kobani. Serena Shim was investigating the thousands of foreign fighters that have crossed the Turkish border to fight in the Syrian proxy war…
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Russian jets strike 27 terrorist facilities in Syria overnight – Video

Russian warplanes hit 27 terrorist targets in the course of 22 sorties carried out in Syria overnight, the Defense Ministry said Thursday, adding that terrorist strongpoints and training camps were destroyed. "The bombers… targeted eight militant strongholds in the province of Homs. The militant fortifications were completely destroyed by the…
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Russian Warships Launch Missile Attack On Syrian Targets, Preps For Iran Ground Invasion

ZERO HEDGE In case it wasn’t clear enough what was set to happen soon after the Russian air force had spent a few days softening up anti-regime positions on the ground, allow us to spell it out: with the opposition on the run thanks to five days of aerial bombardment,…
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Syria Trolls Israel, US-Backed Terrorists With Leaflets Warning of Ground War, Russia Airstrikes

WTF NEWS The proxy war in Syria has intensified with the bombing campaign launched by Russia last week. Rumors have recently surfaced of a wider ground war campaign by re-grouped Syrian troops working with Russian Spetsnaz special forces under the watch of Russian airstrikes. Sunday, video from Russian outlet Komsomolskaya…
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Russian jets hit 12 ISIS targets in Syria Tuesday – Russia Defense Ministry

Russian jets hit 12 Islamic State targets in the course of nearly 20 combat flights carried out in Syria on Tuesday, the Defense Ministry said. Command centers and training camps were destroyed in the attacks which threw the extremists into panic. "Su-34, Su-24M and Su-25 have launched air strikes on…
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Syria: Islamic State cancels Friday prayers in Raqqa, IS capital, because of Russian airstrikes

WTF NEWS Reports out of Syria are confirming that the Islamic State cancelled Friday prayers at multiple locations in Raqqa, the Islamic State capital, because of the danger from Russian airstrikes. The news began to spread Friday morning as more airstrikes targeted the Islamic State, as confirmed by Russian authorities.…
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Russia destroys ISIS command center, training camp in airstrikes against Islamic State (VIDEO)

On Thursday, Russian warplanes stationed in Syria attacked a terrorist training camp and a command center, taking it out with a precision strike launched form an altitude of over 5,000 meters, the Russian Defense Ministry reported. The airstrike was one of a dozen conducted by Russia in Syria on Thursday…
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Syria War Propaganda? Aid Groups Use Same Photo to Blame Wounded Child on Assad Then Russia

WTF NEWS The propaganda around the Syria proxy war has intensified since Russia has officially entered the crisis with yesterday's airstrikes. It took less than a day for "news" propaganda to spin the events and condemn the Russians as liars for striking targets not associated with Islamic State. Civilian casualties…
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Propaganda War Begins: Russia’s Syria Strikes Targeted US-Backed “Moderate” Rebels, West Says

ZERO HEDGE With the US having officially lost control of the narrative in Syria now that The Kremlin has called Washington’s bluff on the battle to eradicate ISIS and eliminate the Sunni extremist elements that threaten to wrest control of Syria from President Bashar al-Assad, the only remaining question after…
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Rebels fire hundreds of rockets at Syrian Shi’ite villages

REUTERS Insurgents fired nearly 400 rockets at two Shi'ite villages in northwestern Syria on Friday and detonated at least seven car bombs, a monitor said, in a new assault on besieged government-held areas. An alliance of insurgent groups, including al-Qaeda's al-Nusra Front, attacked al-Foua and Kefraya in Idlib province, an…
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SCO Special Forces Boost Fight Against ISIL in Syria, Ready to Team Up With Others

SPUTNIK The Special Forces of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization have boosted their joint fight against the Islamic State terrorist organization, the first deputy director from Russia’s Federal Security Service said Friday. The SCO is an international alliance comprising Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. “This work has been going…
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Syria: Goverment carries out rare attacks on ISIS capital

NEW YORK POST Syrian warplanes carried out a wave of airstrikes in the Islamic State-held city of Raqqa, activists said, in rare attacks that coincided with a visit by a UN envoy to Damascus on Thursday. In the country’s south, helicopters dropped barrel bombs that struck a busy marketplace, killing…
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Russia positioning tanks at Syria airfield: U.S. officials claim

REUTERS Russia has positioned about a half dozen tanks at a Syrian airfield where it has been steadily building up defenses, two officials told Reuters on Monday, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss the matter. One of the officials said seven Russian T-90 tanks were seen at the airfield…
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Syria: Israel Conducts Airstrikes Against Syrian Army Artillery Near Damascus

SPUTNIK The Israeli Air Force has carried out airstrikes against an artillery position of the Syrian Army near the town of Zabadani, around 45 km (28 miles) from Syria's capital Damascus, a military source told Sputnik on Thursday. "Israeli Air Force planes carried out airstrikes at an artillery position belonging…
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ISIS Captures Last Syrian Oil Field Under Regime Control

REUTERS Islamic State fighters have seized the last major oilfield under Syrian government control during battles over a vast central desert zone, a group monitoring the conflict said on Monday. The Jazal field was now shut down and clashes were ongoing east of Homs, with casualties reported on both sides,…
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Russia sending submarine with ’20 ICBMs and 200 nuclear warheads’ to Syria – report

DEBKA The world’s largest submarine, the Dmitri Donskoy (TK-208), Nato-coded Typhoon, has set sail for the Mediterranean and is destined for the Syrian coast, debkafile reports exclusively from its military and intelligence sources. Aboard the sub are 20 Bulava (NATO-code SS-N-30) intercontinental ballistic missiles with an estimated up to 200…
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Syria: ISIS edges towards the ‘heart’ of Damascus

Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants battled Syrian rebel forces in a Damascus neighbourhood on Monday, bringing the jihadists closer than ever to the centre of the capital, a monitoring group said. ISIS militants fought street battles against Islamist rebels in Asali, part of the capital’s southern Qadam…
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Russian Military, Jets Arrive In Syria, Set Forward Operating Base Near Damascus

While military direct intervention by US, Turkish, and Gulf forces over Syrian soil escalates with every passing day, even as Islamic State forces capture increasingly more sovereign territory, in the central part of the country, the Nusra Front dominant in the northwestern region province of Idlib and the official "rebel"…
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Turkey Joins U.S.-Led Coalition Airstrikes Against ISIS In Syria

ASSOCIATED PRESS Turkey announced Saturday that its fighter jets have carried out their first airstrikes as part of the coalition against the Islamic State group in Syria. A Foreign Ministry statement said the jets began attacking IS targets late Friday across the border in Syria that were deemed to be…
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ISIS Seizes Territory Intended for US-Turkey ‘Safe Zone’ in Syria

ANTIWAR ISIS gains are mounting in the Aleppo Province of Syria, with reports of heavy fighting overnight in which they routed the Free Syrian Army (FSA), seizing several villages and approaching the strategically important town of Marea, which is now a key base for FSA forces. The capture is doubly…
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Officials Admit ISIS, Like Al-Qaeda, Was A Creation Of US Foreign Policy

LIBERTY BLITZKRIEG Telling Hasan that he had read the document himself, Flynn said that it was among a range of intelligence being circulated throughout the US intelligence community that had led him to attempt to dissuade the White House from supporting these groups, albeit without success.   Despite this, Flynn’s…
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Russia Sends MiG-31 Jets to Syria – report

SPUTNIK Russian officials have not yet confirmed the information. Russia reportedly supplied Syria with supersonic MiG-31 fighter/interceptors, partly fulfilling the bilateral contract of 2007, reported. In 2007, Russia and Syria signed two agreements worth 1 billion dollars for the supply of MiG-29M and MiG-31. The deliveries of the MiG-29M’s are…
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Islamic State kills 39 Syrian soldiers in fierce battles in northern airbase

Editor's Note: 33 ISIS fighters reported killed also XINHUA At least 39 Syrian military personnel were killed during raging battles with the Islamic State (IS) group at a besieged northern airbase, a monitor group reported Wednesday. A total of 39 army men, including 31 officers, have so far been killed…
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ISIS suspected in attack on Turkish town near Syria’s Kobani, at least 30 killed, 100 injured

At least 30 people have been killed and over 100 injured in an explosion that struck a cultural center in the town of Suruc, southeastern Turkey, near the Syrian border, in what the authorities called a “terrorist attack.” ----- Two senior Turkish officials told Reuters they have received evidence saying…
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Chinese Uighur Muslims Sold As “Cannon Fodder” to Islamic State in Syria, Others

BANGKOK POST Uighurs from China's Xinjiang are being given Turkish identity papers in Southeast Asia by Turkish diplomats and then taken to Turkey where some are sold to fight for groups like Islamic State as "cannon fodder", a senior Chinese official said. Beijing says the Turkic language-speaking Uighur minority are…
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Islamic Fake: Pentagon Report Shows US “Created” ISIS As A “Tool” To Overthrow Syria’s President Assad

ZERO HEDGE From the first sudden, and quite dramatic, appearance of the fanatical Islamic group known as ISIS which was largely unheard of until a year ago, on the world's stage and which promptly replaced the worn out and tired al Qaeda as the world's terrorist bogeyman, we suggested that…
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Report: Israel strikes Syrian military bases, Hezbollah targets near Syria-Lebanon border

Haaretz According to the report, the airstrikes targeted the bases of strategic missile brigades 155 and 65 in Qalamoun, near the Syria-Lebanon border. The Israeli Air Force attacked Syrian army bases where Hezbollah stored long-range missiles late Friday night, according to an Al Jazeera report. According to the report, the…
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Syria military claims they shot down US drone amid new reports of chemical weapons attacks

| WTF News | Syria's SANA news agency reported government forces have shot down a suspected United States drone over northwestern area of the country, between Latakia and the Turkish border. The United States admitted it lost contact with an unarmed Predator drone over Syria on Tuesday however Pentagon officials…
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Conspiracy Fact: Photos show Israeli soldiers with Syria’s Al Qaeda “rebels” in Golan Heights

| WTF News | Press TV has released photos showing al-Qaeda-linked militants standing with Israeli soldiers in Syria's occupied Golan Heights. The new photos further prove Israel’s support for al-Qaeda-linked militants, especially al-Nusra Front, who are destroying Syria with their ongoing proxy war. The images show Israeli soldiers talking face-to-face…
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Highlighting Failed Policy in Syria, US-Armed Militia Falls to Al-Qaeda Affiliate

Common Dreams A militia in Syria, touted by the Obama administration as a trusted "moderate" group and armed with American anti-tank missiles, is reportedly dissolving following a series of defeats by al-Qaeda aligned Jabhat al-Nusra—leaving the war on ISIS in further disarray. The combatant group, Harakat al-Hazm, had been engaged…
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White House still ignores murder of American reporter Serena Shim who filmed western aid to ISIS

| WTF News | Baran Hines Anonymous has launched #OpSerenaShim in memory of American reporter Serena Shim who was murdered near Turkey-Syria border on October 19, 2014 while covering the proxy war in Syria. Shim was killed in a car crash 2 days after announcing live on Iran's Press TV…
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Obama Sends Congress Request for Military Force Against ISIS

AP President Barack Obama sent Congress legislation Wednesday to authorize military force against Islamic State fighters, asking lawmakers to "show the world we are united in our resolve" to defeat militants who have overrun parts of the Middle East and threaten attacks on the United States. In urging Congress to…
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UN Alarmed By Pictures Of ISIS Logos On Its Syria Food Aid

Huffington Post The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) has declared itself "extremely concerned" by photographs showing its food parcels being handed out in Syria with Islamic State logos on them. Images circulating on social media show food being distributed from cardboard boxes with "Islamic State in Syria" labels pasted…
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Conspiracy Fact: The Entire Oil Collapse Is All About Crushing Russian Control Over Syria

Zero Hedge While the markets are still debating whether the price of oil is more impacted by the excess pumping of crude here, or the lack of demand there, or if it is all just a mechanical squeeze by momentum-chasing HFT algos who also know to buy in the milliseconds…
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ISIS burns alive Jordanian pilot it kept hostage

The Islamic State has released a video, purportedly showing Moath al-Kasasbeh, the Jordanian pilot captured in December, being burned alive. The Jordanian government had pleaded with IS to release the hostage in exchange for a captured terrorist. A member of al-Kasasbeh's family has been informed by the head of the…
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Chechen President Says IS Boss Works for CIA

Calls for al-Baghdadi to "declare he is a CIA agent" and "disband his gang" Infowars Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov believes the mysterious leader of the self-proclaimed Islamic State and former Camp Bucca inmate Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is a CIA operative. “Baghdadi should take off his mask and declare loudly and…
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ANALYSIS: Who Are The “Moderates” Washington’s Supporting In Syria?

Mint Press FSA fighters take cover from incoming Syrian Army fire in the Izaa district in Aleppo, Syria, Wednesday, Sept. 12, ; Photo: Manu Brabo/AP President George W. Bush declared his “war on terror” in shortly after 9/11, using an address to a joint session of Congress and the American…
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