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June 14, 2014



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Iraq doesn't have to fall apart. It can be reformed

Iraq doesn't have to fall apart. It can be reformed

"The advance of Isis is the result of terrible decisions made since 2003. Iraqis themselves must chart a new course if the state is to surviveOn 10 June, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis), the group whose dramatic advances have startled the world over the past 72 hours, posted..."


Why Iraq should consider separate Sunni and Shia regions

the economist

The Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria: Two Arab countries fall apart

"WHOEVER chose the Twitter handle “Jihadi Spring” was prescient. Three years of turmoil in the region, on the back of unpopular American-led wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, have benefited extreme Islamists, none more so than the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), a group that..."


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US to decide 'in days' on helping fight Iraq insurgency

US to decide 'in days' on helping fight Iraq insurgency

"US president Barack Obama will take several days to review options for how the United States can help Iraq deal with a militant insurgency, saying any action would need significant involvement by Iraq itself. He made the statement as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) captured two..."


yahoo news

new: AP Analysis: Turmoil blurring Mideast borders

AP Analysis: Turmoil blurring Mideast borders

Iraq's top Shi'ite cleric issues call to fight jihadist rebels

"By Raheem Salman and Isra al-Rubei'i Baghdad, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraq's most senior Shi'ite Muslim cleric urged followers to take up arms against a full-blown Sunni militant insurgency to topple Shi'ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, a conflict that threatens civil war and a possible break-up..."


Iraq militant push shrinks scope for Saudi-Iran detente

Insurgents' Iraq advance poses security, economic risk for Turkey

google news

new: France deports Tunisian accused of jihadist recruitment for Syria - Reuters Africa

"Reuters AfricaFrance deports Tunisian accused of jihadist recruitment for SyriaReuters AfricaPARIS (Reuters) - France has deported a Tunisian national suspected of recruiting young French people for jihadist forces in Syria's civil war, the interior ministry said on Saturday. France, home..."


new: Obama 'urgently' considering air assault on targets in Syria and Iraq - The Guardian

Jordan: 4 vehicles destroyed on Syria border - The Daily Star

Militant infighting kills 640 in Syria: Report - Press TV

Activist Group: Jihadists Besiege Syrian City - ABC News

syria comment

Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in Syria – by Fabrice Balanche

"Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in Syria – by Fabrice Balanche Abstract Bashar al-Assad is clearly on the path to victory by way of continuing gains since Qusayr in June 2013. From the spring of 2013, the Syrian army, helped by Hezbollah, has been retaking territories: the southern suburbs..."


زمان الوصل

جديد: كسر الأسوار تحرر ثلاثة أبنية من قوات الأسد على مشارف ساحة العباسيين

"أفادت معلومات متقاطعة بتحرير 3 أبنية على جبهة جوبر قرب ساحة العباسيين وسط دمشق على أيدي مقاتلي الجبهة الإسلامية، ضمن عملية "كسر الأسوار". وأعلن "جيش الإسلام" بالتعاون مع تجمع "جند دمشق" عن إطلاق العملية المذكورة في العاصمة السورية، وابتدأت "كسر الأسوار" بتفجير مبنيين كانت قوات النظام تتمركز بداخلهما على مشارف ساحة العباسيين المحاطة..."


جديد: المتحدث باسم صدى الشهباء: قرار الهجوم على ترسانة نبل والزهراء العسكرية استجابة لمطلب شعبي

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