Monday, November 17, 2014

Iraq / Syria Regional War Updates - ( November 17 , 2014 ) News and views touching on Iraq . syria / Lebanon / ISIS

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Report: 'Moderate' Rebels Abandon Syrian City of Aleppo


Moderate Syrian Rebels Say Advancing on Damascus From South


Attacks and Airstrikes Leave 138 Dead in Iraq


A 26-Year-Old Woman Is ISIS's Last American Hostage


US Targets Islamic Militants With More Airstrikes in Syria, Iraq: Central Command






Evening Tweets...



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Roads blocked and tires burning in as families of soldiers abducted by protest.











In retrospect, the IS decision to push beyond the Khazir river in early Aug and threaten Erbil instead of defending the Mosul belts (1/2)










like Hitler's attempt to go for both Stalingrad and Leningrad in Sept 1941, was huge strategic miscalculation (2/2).







INTERVIEW: Nusra spokesman in Idlib says reports of Islamic State alliance "not true," IS "refused" ceasefire.






Spokesman tells us Nusra sought reconciliation with the Islamic State in order to focus on "just the Alawites," Islamic State "refused."







In order to manage province has divided it into sectors, and each sector into towns and villages:











: The Executive Summary, 11/17





















Morning Tweets ....









Car bomb explodes in East , 9 casualties reported.







"stole" grain and wheat, ministry says







kills six doctors in for refusing to treat wounded fighters, find out more










seizing foreign aid destined for the neediest Syrians,some redistributed to the group’s foreign fighters

















partly evacuated due to bomb fear




















threatens to kill captives at 4 p.m.









Two of al-Qaeda’s most senior financiers are living with impunity in Qatar, US official in charge of sanctions said.





Turkomen bid to create autonomous region facing stiff opposition.




ISIS and the question of foreign fighters






Fearing infiltration, doing background checks on foreign fighters.