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41 Killed in US Attack on Syrian Mosque

Aleppo, Syria (teleSUR) “It was right after prayers at a time when there are usually religious lessons for men in it,” one witness told AFP. On Thursday the U.S. government confirmed that it carried out an airstrike in Syria which, according to AFP, struck a mosque killing 46 civilians. A spokesperson for U.S. Central Command […]

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Excluding Iraq From the Travel Ban Proves it was Never About “Terrorism”

Washington DC (GPA) Donald Trump is expected to reveal his new executive order on immigration today. The birthplace of ISIS– Iraq– is expected to be removed from the list. This makes true intentions behind the travel ban ever more clear: it was never about religion or terrorism, it’s only about power. All Countries on the List Have Muslim-Majority, But Not […]

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Top US Commander in Middle East: More Troops Needed in Syria

Jordan (GPA) – The top US commander for operations in the Middle East has apparently told reporters that more American troops may be needed in Syria for “maintaining momentum” in the fight against the Islamic State. General Joseph L. Votel, head of CENTCOM, and therefore head of all active US military operations has said that […]

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Geopolitics Alert Podcast: US-Russia Relations Under Trump & What That Means for the Mid East

In this episode of Geopolitics Alert, Jim and Randi discuss how US-Russia relations under Trump will be pretty much just more of the same thing. What does this mean for NATO and Ukraine? Will Syria finally see peace? All of our work unless otherwise noted is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

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Afghanistan Saw Record Civilian Casualties Last Year, Trump Keeps up Pace

Helmand, Afghanistan – (GPA) Civilian casualties hit record numbers in Afghanistan in 2016. 18 civilians lost their lives just last week. Could the international community’s disdain for President Trump finally force the US to be held accountable for war crimes and civilian deaths? Maybe not, but at least mainstream media is reporting on it. Civilian […]

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US Dividing Iraq From Syria with Border Air Strikes Against IS

al-Qaim – (MEE) Coalition air strikes are taking a toll on IS in the desert region between Iraq and Syria, but also killing civilian farmers and nomads. The United States has recently been targeting Islamic State militants in the desert region on the Iraq-Syria border in an effort to re-separate the two countries. The campaign has […]

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Ayatollah Strikes Back at Trump and Slams US Foreign Policy

Tehran – (GPA) Ayatollah Ali Khamenei took to Donald Trump’s preferred communication platform today to express disdain for Trump and years of US foreign policy. Two hours prior to Khamenei’s tweets, Donald Trump called Iran “#1 in terror” and criticized Obama for going through with the nuclear deal. Anyone paying attention to the wars in the Middle […]

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US Introduces New Sanctions on Iran After Missile Test

Washington D.C. (GPA) – In response to an alleged illegal missile test by Iran over the weekend, the Trump administration has introduced new sanctions on 13 individuals and 12 companies who “facilitate Iran’s missile program.” The US Department of Treasury has announced new sanctions on several individuals and companies today. The sanctioned groups and people […]