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October 16, 2014

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the economist

The campaign against Islamic State: Hard choices

"THE gathering on October 14th at Andrews Air Force Base near Washington, DC, of top military brass from 22 countries in the American-led coalition against Islamic State (IS) had two main aims. The first was to work out how to integrate the effort of each into something that looks like a strategy...."

voice of america

new: Germany Leaving Options Open for Arming PKK

Germany Leaving Options Open for Arming PKK

"The U.S. isn’t the only Western country sparing with Ankara over Turkey’s refusal to assist the Kurds fighting off Islamic militants in neighboring Syria.  A senior ally of Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel says the West shouldn’t rule out arming Turkey’s outlawed Kurdish separatists..."

new: Canada Set to Boost Spy Agency Powers Against Terror Threats

US, Turkey at Odds Over Strategy Against Islamic State

US, Turkey at Odds Over Strategy Against Islamic State

VOA Exclusive: American Explains Why He Joined Syrian Kurds Against IS


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new: Red Cross delivers first medical aid in a year to Palestinians in Syria

"GENEVA (Reuters) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Thursday it had delivered its first medical supplies in a year to Palestinian refugees living in a camp in the Damascus suburb of Yarmouk in Syria. Around 20,000 people are believed to be living in Yarmouk, once..."

google news

new: US Still Searching for Credible Allies in Syria - ABC News

"ABC NewsUS Still Searching for Credible Allies in SyriaABC NewsDespite years of diplomacy and a CIA operation to vet and train moderate rebels, the U.S. finds itself without a credible partner on the ground in Syria as it bombs the Islamic State group. That's a potentially serious flaw..."

new: Islamic State: Syria rebels warn of backlash over US air strikes - BBC News

ISIS fight intensifies as fighter jets roar over Kobani, Syria - CBC.ca

#BBCtrending: Syria's nine-year-old YouTube storyteller - BBC News

Isis 'behead their own fighters' for spying and embezzlement in Syria - The Independent

Up to 30 British jihadists now dead in Syria but toll will rise with Isil lure - Telegraph.co.uk

Kosovo 'jihad' boy home from Syria after secret operation - BBC News

Letter from Syria - The Economist

syria comment

Interview with Sayyid Hashim Muhammad Ali: Commander of the National Ideological Resistance in Syria

"By Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi Following on from my previous post here at Syria Comment on the National Ideological Resistance in Syria (a ‘Syrian Hezbollah’ militia brand primarily based in Tartous and Hama governorates but also operating militarily at least in Aleppo province as well),..."

Joshua Landis on ISIS, Syria & the “Great Sorting Out” in the Middle East – Interview with Danny Postel


جديد: الضربات الجوية "أبطأت" تقدم الجهاديين ومكنت المقاتلين الأكراد من شن هجمات مضادة - FRANCE 24 - Monte Carlo Doualiya

"FRANCE 24 - Monte Carlo Doualiyaالضربات الجوية "أبطأت" تقدم الجهاديين ومكنت المقاتلين الأكراد من شن هجمات مضادةFRANCE 24 - Monte Carlo Doualiyaتمكنت الضربات الجوية لقوات التحالف من "إبطاء" تقدم عناصر تنظيم "الدولة الإسلامية" في عين العرب السورية، ومكنت المقاتلين الأكراد، في الوقت نفسه، من شن هجمات مضادة. وذكر بيان للقيادة المركزية الأمريكية..."

جديد: ...الامم المتحدة: على اوروبا - قناة المنار

جديد: الضربات الجوية المكثفة تعوق تقدم الدولة الاسلامية في كوباني السورية - رويترز العربية

زمان الوصل

جديد: لا لنفير النساء.. يشعل الجدل بين الداعين لوقف التغرير والدولاويين

"أطلقت صفحات تعني بالشأن الجهادي وسما (هاشتاغ) يدعو إلى إيقاف التحاق النساء بالأماكن التي تشهد المعارك، بدعوى "النفير للجهاد".وتحت عنوان "لالنفير النساء"، حمّل الوسم تنظيم "الدولة" مسؤولية "التغرير" بفتيات ونساء مسلمات، ودعوتهم لمغادرة بلادهن، تحت مسمى "النفير" ثم تركهن يعانين ويلات الحرب، بعد أن ينسحب جنود التنظيم من منطقة ما..."

جديد: أوغلو: تركيا ليست مسؤولة عن التطورات في عين العرب

جديد: النصرة تبث اللقاء الكامل مع العريف اللبناني المنشق عبدالله شحادة

جديد: سكر سوريا يكاد ينضب.. تدمير 5 معامل من أصل 6 كانت تنتجه

جديد: الثوار يقتلون عميدا في الحرس الثوري الإيراني وطهران تنعيه