Monday, December 22, 2014

Iraq / Syria Regional War Report ( December 22 -23 , 2014 ) ISIS seems to be on the defensive - more so in Iraq than Syria .... Syria peace plan gaining momentum as EU backs UN Plan for conflict freeze .....


Kurd Offensive Stalls Over Heavy ISIS Resistance

ISIS Counterattacks Refinery as Fight for Iraq Swings Back and Forth

Iraqi Hezbollah Leader Assassinated in Diyala

US Denies Reports Ground Troops Fought ISIS

Iran-Backed Cleric Among 53 Killed in Iraq

Iraq Says Jordan to Begin Training Iraqi Troops Soon

Billion-Dollar ISIS Fight Gets US Inspector General

World Health Org Says Syria Approves Medicine Deliveries to Aleppo, Other Areas

US Ground Troops Fight ISIS in Western Iraq

Tweets for 12/23/14

patriarch to call over journalist abducted in via

to act with discretion on hostage crisis: top official

More than 1,000 jihadis killed in -led strikes: activists

Larijani renews Iran's offer to buttress Lebanese Army

Five bombs hit Yemen capital, Shiite militiaman killed

Algeria troops kill chief militant behind Frenchman's murder - TV

Militants blow up natural gas pipeline in Egypt

One or two Lebanese hostages to be freed soon: Hujeiri

The Syrian regime is cracking down on young men trying to avoid military conscription -

Were the "Annotators" really terrorists connected to al-Qaeda? offers some hints -

The US will dramatically increase its intake of Syrian refugees to nearly 10,000 per year -

It’s even harder for Syrians to flee after authorities stopped the ferry service between and

Syria: Escalating Assault on Rebel-Held District

$2.9 billion is needed for 2015 to assist 12.2 million people inside

: The Executive Summary, 12/23

Deputy Head of Iraq Parliament: Anti-ISIS alliance has a big name but little substance

Iraq Parl't Dep Head: 60 or 70 countries claim to fight ISIS but nothing on the ground shows they are serious about fighting terrorism

EU's decision to back UN plan for conflict freeze in Aleppo boosts UN, Russian diplomatic efforts on -

20 jihadis killed in failed east Syria airport attack: monitor

Part of oil money not paid yet, says energy minister

Wathiq al-Battat, leader of Jaish al-Mukhtar (Shia paramilitary group) presumed dead in Diyala

Kurdish official: ISIS executed own militants to stop more desertions

Peshmerga 'rogue' elements caught stealing state Electricity generators

1,000 US 'Panther Brigade' Paratroopers (3rd Brigade Combat Team) will be in January 2015 to train/advise Iraqi Security Forces

ISIS recruits ‘take out loans’ to fund trip -