Tweets 1/3/15 .....
@EjmAlrai http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2015/01/02/pentagon-denies-attempted-special-operations-raid-in-syria/ …
#IS cells reinfiltrated Tarmiyah 20 km north of Baghdad, insurgents have regained some control inside the urban area. h/t @EjmAlrai
Jan Winter retweeted
#Raqqa 1-We have seen the fire exchange with our own eyes. The Pentagon's denial of the attempt does not mean it didn't happen.
Raqqa was bombarded last night but the "attempt of hostages rescue" was dismissed by IS accounts in Raqqa
Mil sources tell @NBCNews US special operations forces did NOT launch a rescue mission 2free #IS held Jordanian pilot #Syria v @RichardEngel
ISIS seeking bases inside Lebanon: security chief http://bit.ly/1DfhDOB
US to Train 7,000 Sunni Tribal Militants in
#Iraq - #BasNews
http://basnews.com/en/news/2015/01/03/us-to-train-7000-sunni-tribal-militants-in-iraq/ … via @EnglishBasNews
Syria is unhappy with Lebanon's new visa rules, says there should have been more coordination. How times have changed http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Lebanon-News/2015/Jan-03/282965-new-visas-require-coordination-between-lebanon-syria-envoy.ashx …
#ISIS takes 170 men hostage from 2 villages in N. #Iraq in search for flag-burners http://on.rt.com/tbqcnu
#Lebanon imposes visas on #Syrians for first time after being overwhelmed by #refugees http://sabahdai.ly/8XRpls
Iraqi general warns of military woes in fighting Islamic State militants http://www.stripes.com/news/middle-east/iraqi-general-warns-of-military-woes-in-fighting-islamic-state-militants-1.322100 … via @starsandstripes
PT: Gen. Saadi's prediction has been borne out now that #IS has surged back into central Bayji and controls most of the town.
Haidar Sumeri retweeted
Sad to see once more US pundits don't understand #Iraq's constitution with calls for Dayton-style top-down federalism http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/142742/robert-a-pape-keven-ruby-and-vincent-bauer/hammer-and-anvil …
MAP: What Assad Regime Controls in #Syria at the Beginning of 2015 ?
Pentagon tells @vicenews after more than 1,000 bombings in Iraq and Syria it hasn't verified a single civilian death https://news.vice.com/article/new-year-new-strikes-coalition-renews-efforts-to-expel-islamic-state-with-fresh-force-in-iraq-and-syria …
gulfnews.com/1.1435097 Item on Militias in Iraq
More than 20 Australians who fought with #ISIS in #Syria have reportedly returned to Australia and are roaming free http://dailym.ai/1tFs5ih
Weak institutions and corruption mean that major crimes in Iraq are not being investigated or prosecuted - http://almon.co/2bup
#USAF Air Strikes against #ISIS targets, 1 Jan. 2015 (17 Syria, 12 Iraq) 13 Kobane, 7 Mosul, Fallujah, Deir Ezzor... http://www.centcom.mil/en/news/articles/jan.-1-military-airstrikes-continue-against-isil-in-syria-and-iraq …
The Origin of #ISIS' TOW ATGM http://pietervanostaeyen.wordpress.com/2014/12/31/the-origin-of-islamic-states-tow-atgm/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter … - Great piece by @green_lemonnn