ISIS Mercenary Admits Getting Funds from US

New Eastern Outlook The Express Tribune, an affiliate of the New York Times, recently reported in an article titled, “Startling revelations: IS operative confesses to getting funds via US,” that another “coincidence” appears to be contributing to the so-called “Islamic State’s” (ISIS) resilience and vast resources. A recent investigation being conducted by…
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Israel unaware killed Iranian general was in Hezbollah convoy in Syria

Guardian Israel was apparently unaware an Iranian general was travelling in a Hezbollah convoy it targeted with an air strike in Syria on Sunday, killing the general as well as a senior Hezbollah commander. The claim – made by an unnamed senior Israeli security source in an interview with Reuters…
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Conspiracy Fact: UN reports confirm Israel aiding ‘rebels’, Al-Qaeda groups fighting in Syria

| WTF News | A series of reports from the United Nations have confirmed that Israeli security forces have given significant assistance to Syrian opposition groups, specifically during the past 18 months as the war on Syria rages. Some reports detail western support as far back as 4 years. The…
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Reports: Syria may have shot down drone during Israel attack on military targets near Damascus

| WTF News | There was much discussion over whether Syria would respond to the Israeli airstrikes on military targets near Damascus. An increasing number of reports are claiming a drone involved in the attack may have been shot down. DEBKA Syrian military sources claimed Sunday night that their air…
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Iraq denies Lebanon captured wife of ISIS Leader Baghdadi despite daughter’s positive DNA test

| WTF News | There is some confusion following 24 hours of conflicting reports about the possible capture of a wife of ISIS leader al-Baghdadi. Lebanese officials announced Tuesday that the army captured the wife and daughter of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi after crossing the border from Syria…
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The US and its Allies are Preparing to Invade Syria

New Eastern Outlook by Alexander Orlov While in Washington they stubbornly pretend that the United States is merely fighting against international terrorism manifested in ISIL in Syria and Iraq, in reality the White House is actively preparing for an operation to overthrow the regime of Bashar al-Assad in Damascus. The…
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Over 3 million refugees have fled Syria, 10 million others displaced as new peace plan proposed

| WTF News | The war in Syria continues to rage out of control as the various groups of "rebels" and Syrian military forces besiege cities, putting civilians in the deadly crossfire. The heaviest fighting in recent weeks has been around the city of Kobane on the Syria-Turkey border, where…
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The Endgame of the US “Islamic State” Strategy

Global Research By Nicola Nasser Dismantling what the former US President George W. Bush once described as the Syria – Iran component of the “axis of evil,” or interrupting in Iraq the geographical contiguity of what King Abdullah II of Jordan once described as the “Shiite crescent,” was and remains…
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US Steps Up Military Operations in Iraq, Syria

Global Research By Patrick Martin US warplanes struck across a wide area of northern Syria and northern and western Iraq over the last four days, in the most extensive bombing since President Obama ordered US military intervention in the region three months ago. The Syrian targets included several positions in…
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ISIS Again Captures American High-Tech Weapons We Gave to “Moderate” Rebels

Washington's Blog Our Strategy Keeps Failing We’ve repeatedly noted that giving arms to the “moderate” Syrian rebels is idiotic … as they’ll just end up in the hands of the Islamic State. Even the CIA told Obama that this strategy wouldn’t work. So we’re shocked – shocked! – that one…
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US Destroying Syria’s Oil Infrastructure Under Guise of Fighting ISIS

New Eastern Outlook by Maram Susli The US is considering bombing pipelines in Syria, which it claims is in an attempt to cut off the huge profits being made by ISIS from captured ; The Independent quotes Julieta Valls Noyes, the deputy assistant secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs during a…
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ISIS Conveniently Develops Air Force as NATO Seeks “No-Fly Zone” Over Syria

Activist Post By Brandon Turbeville, If Wile E. Coyote were a terrorist, his name would be ISIS. At least that is what the mainstream media and Western governments intent on overthrowing the secular government of Bashar al-Assad would have you believe. According to the mainstream press, despite being highly-trained supermen…
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US Citizen, Press TV reporter dead in car crash near Syria 2 days after Turkey calls her a spy

| WTF News | American journalist Serena Shim has been killed in a car crash in Turkey just days after Turkish intelligence services had accused her of spying. She was reporting on the siege involving ISIS in Kobani at Syria's border. Shim was a US citizen though she worked for…
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Washington Admits: FSA Equals Fictitious Syrian Army

Strategic Culture by Finian CUNNINGHAM US President Barack Obama hosted a top-level war council this past week in Washington with the military leaders from 21 countries in attendance – under the official remit of coordinating tactics to defeat the Islamic State extremist group in Syria and Iraq. The titular American…
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ISIS Downs Two US Warplanes, Who’s Responsible?

New Eastern Outlook by Gordon Duff There is emerging evidence that ISIS/ISIL is coordinating military activities tied to upcoming US elections. Terrorist threats, downing of US planes and attempts to kidnap military personnel is being coordinated with political groups in the United States allied with pro-Israeli elements. There is further…
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Pin-Prick Air Strikes Won’t Defeat Islamic State

Strategic Culture by Nikolai BOBKIN The US fight against Sunni terrorist group called the Islamic State may turn into a full-fledged war. On October 12, the Pentagon had to use Apache attack helicopters to drive back the radicals from the Baghdad airport. US Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff General…
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CIA Study: Arming Syrian Rebels Won’t Work; Obama Does It Anyway

The New American by Thomas R. Eddlem Despite the conclusions of a secret CIA study which found that arming rebels hardly ever results in toppling governments, the Obama administration plunged ahead toward arming the Syrian ;The New York Times reported October 14 that the Obama administration commissioned a study on…
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The US has Unleashed a Conflict with ISIS which it Can’t Win

New Eastern Outlook by Petr Lvov News media worldwide reported on 13 October that Turkey will give the United States and its allies access to its air bases, including Incirlik in the south (150 km from the Iraqi border), to carry out air operations against the Islamic State group in…
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War for Kobane: 13,000 terrified Kurds trapped between Isil and Turkish border

Telegraph Up to 13,000 terrified Kurdish refugees trapped in dangerous no-man’s land along Syria’s border with Turkey, with Islamic State jihadis closing in The thousands of refugees stuck at three separate border points appear in less obvious danger from Isil atrocities than the 700 civilians still stuck inside Kobane itself,…
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Secret Russian spy base in Syria seized by Western-backed rebels

Intel News Rebel forces aligned to Syria’s Western-backed opposition have announced the seizure of a joint Syrian-Russian spy base, which observers say reveals the extent of Russia’s intelligence cooperation with Syria. The base is located at the base of the Tel Al-Hara Mountain, in southern Syria’s Golan Heights region, just…
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ISIS Fires American-Made Missiles At Syrian Army

Activist Post By Brandon Turbeville, The fact that the United States and NATO are arming the death squads fighting the secular government of Bashar al-Assad is, by now, accepted news in both the alternative and mainstream media circles. However, due to the State Department’s and its media mouthpieces’ incessant claims…
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Twin blasts kill 30 Kurdish fighters in Syria: monitor

Yahoo News Twin truck bombings by jihadists killed at least 30 Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) fighters and security officers on Monday in Syria's northeastern town of Hasakeh, a monitoring group said. "At least 30 members of the YPG and asayesh were killed when two Islamic State suicide bombers detonated…
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Syria Blasts At School Kill 32, Including 10 Kids

Associated Press Twin bombings near an elementary school in Syria killed at least 32 people on Wednesday, including at least 10 children, with the second blast going off as screaming parents frantically searched for their sons and daughters in a street littered with school bags and body parts. Syrian children…
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Ukraine Army Sees Worst Day Since Truce as Battles Flare

Bloomberg Fighting continued in Ukraine between government forces and separatists one day after the country’s military suffered its worst casualties since signing a truce earlier this month. Separatists tried to storm the government-held Donetsk airport twice in the past 24 hours, Ukraine military spokesman Andriy Lysenko told reporters today in…
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Turkey and Israel Are Directly Supporting ISIS and Al Qaeda Terrorists In Syria

Washington's Blog The Jerusalem Post reports that an ISIS fighter says that Turkey funds the terrorist group. Turkey is a member of NATO and a close ally. A German news program – with English subtitles captions – shows that Turkey is sending terrorists into Syria: Opposition Turkish lawmakers say that…
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Khorasan leader killed by U.S. strike in Syria: SITE quoting jihadist

Reuters A Twitter account run by an Qaeda member said the leader of the al Qaeda-linked Khorasan group was killed in a air strike in Syria, SITE monitoring service said on Sunday, following several days of uncertainty over whether he survived the raid. A official on Sept. 24 said the…
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ISIS+Al-Nusra Front? Islamists reportedly join forces, new threat against West issued

Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Nusra Front has issued a new threatening audio message featuring its leader warning the West “will pay the heaviest price” for its actions. The Syrian group is reportedly now joining up with the estranged Islamic State militants. The leader of Syria’s most prominent terrorist group, Abu Mohamad al-Golani, in…
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Libya 2.0? US Says ‘No-Fly Zone’ Over Syria A Possibility

Activist Post In what is more proof that the NATO operation against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is merely Libya , the Obama administration is now stating that it is open to the possibility of establishing a “no-fly zone” over Syria. The statements, made by both Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel…
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In Syria, the US haven’t aimed for the Islamic State, but for oil wells

Voltaire Network The United-States, along with members of the GCC have been bombing Syria for two days, officially in order to destroy the Islamic State. The bombings have, for the most part, affected Raqqa, of where the IS had already retreated from , and 12 oil refineries. According to the Syrian…
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How The “Syrian Rebels” Really Feel About “Friendly” US Airstrikes

Zero Hedge Late yesterday, General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the military's Joint Chiefs of Staff, disclosed what in a nutshell US strategy in Syria would be. For one, he announced that the US would require some 12,000-15,000 armed, trained and paid for boots on the ground, , mercenaries to do…
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ISIS Is Run By Former Iraqi Generals … Many Are Members Of Saddam Hussein’s Secular Baath Party Who Converted To Radical Islam In American Prisons

Washington's Blog Foreign Policy Created Many More Terrorists Than It Killed The New Yorker reports: ISIS is run by a council of former Iraqi generals, according to Hisham Alhashimi, an adviser to the Iraqi government and an expert on ISIS. Many are members of Saddam Hussein’s secular Baath Party who…
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Concealed By U.S. Airstrikes Israel Opens Nusra Path To Lebanon

Moon of Alabama Screenshot from the current NYT homepage: The first piece is about the air attack last nights against various targets in east Syria. The second piece right next to it explains that such strikes in Iraq have had little effect. The juxtaposition demonstrates the futility of today's bombing…
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U.S. begins airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria

Washington Post The military expanded its war against the Islamic State late Monday by sending waves of warplanes and launching Tomahawk missiles into Syria to attack an array of targets in an aggressive and risk-laden operation that marks a new phase in the conflict. Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon…
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House passes plan in gov’t shutdown bill to aid Syria “rebels”, fight ISIS, may cost $500 million

| WTF News | The US government is close to open engagement in the Syria conflict after the House approved part of the recent White House plan to fight ISIS Reuters The House of Representatives approved President Barack Obama's plan on Wednesday to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels, but…
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U.S. boots are already on the ground against the Islamic State

Washington Post Here’s a national-security riddle: How can President Obama provide limited military support on the ground to help “degrade and ultimately destroy” the Islamic State without formally violating his pledge not to send combat troops? The answer may lie in the legal alchemy known as “Title 50.” Title 50…
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Islamic State shoots down Syrian war plane: monitor group

Reuters Islamic State fighters shot down a Syrian war plane using anti-aircraft guns on Tuesday, the first time the group has downed a military jet since declaring its cross-border caliphate in June, a group monitoring the civil war said. The plane came down outside Islamic State's stronghold of Raqqa city,…
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Petrodollar Panic: EU Officials Admit Buying Oil From ISIS

Zero Hedge We recently explained how ISIS remains so well funded but what was unclear was who exactly what purchasing their 'recently-provisioned' oil reserves? The assumption being some desperate third-world nation or some scheming offshore hedge-fund arbitrageur; however, as reports, a senior European Union official has revealed that some EU…
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“Moderate” Syrian Rebels Sign Non-Aggression Pact With ISIS; Iraq Defies US

Zero Hedge First it was the 'broad coalition' that appeared a little narrower than President Obama explained to the world last week. Today, 2 more crucial aspects of the 'strategy' appear to be faltering. Despite the promise of $500 million to train "moderate" Syrian terrorist/rebels to fight ISIS, GlobalPost reports…
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Assad’s regime insists it should be part of anti-ISIS alliance

Middle East Monitor "The victims of terrorism should be a key partner in fighting it," declared Assad spokeswoman The Syrian regime must be part of the global anti-ISIS alliance led by the United States, a government spokesperson said Friday. According to the Syrian News Agency the media advisor of Syria’s…
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CIA estimates 20k-30k fighters in Syria, Iraq after Obama pledges to destroy ISIS

RT The Central Intelligence Agency believes the Islamic State militant group “can muster between 20,000 and 31,500 fighters” throughout both Iraq and Syria, CNN reports. If true, that would mean the Islamic State’s numbers have more than doubled compared to the agency’s last estimate, which pinned the group’s total amount…
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Entire Leadership of ISIS Opposition Wiped Out by ‘Unexplained’ Explosion in Syria

Breitbart 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. The blast in the Northwest region of Idlib, Syria on Tuesday…
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James Foley Worked Under USAID, a Known U.S. Intelligence Front. Was He More Than Just a Journalist?

Liberty Blitzkrieg By Michael Krieger, Before I get into the meat of this post, I want to make a few things clear. First, the brutal beheading of anyone is barbaric, unacceptable and tragic beyond description. Second, this piece is in no way intended to cause any harm or pain to the…
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Video shows Islamic State executes scores of Syrian soldiers

Reuters (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters executed scores of Syrian soldiers captures when the militants seized an airbase in the province of Raqqa at the weekend, according to a video posted on You Tube on Thursday. The video, confirmed as genuine by an Islamic State fighter, showed the bodies of…
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