Saturday, August 1, 2015

MENA REport ( And Af-PAk Items ) - August 1 -2 , 2015 ..... ISIS A Lead Story But One With Twists & Turns - ISIS Not Just A Major Factor In Iraq , But Also A Developing One For Af-Pak And A Player in Syria and Yemen ....... Iraq- Syria Regional War Updates - Involvement Of Turkey Will Further Complicate Matters , Al- Qaeda In Syria Becoming More Active and Embarrassing US Moderate Recruitment Effort ....... Yemen Updates - War Crimes Possibly Occurring as Civilian Deaths Are Off The Charts , Starvationa & Malnutrition Big Killers , Child Soldiers Not A Reported Part Of The Story , Al Qaeda A Factor In Yemen - As Is ISIS ....... Libya - State Of Play


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At Least 4,693 Killed Across Iraq in July



US Intelligence: ISIS No Weaker Than a Year Ago



NATO Agrees Plan to Strengthen Iraq's Army



Taliban Rift as Omar's Son Won't Back Successor



ISIS Storms Checkpoint, Kills Seven Libyan Soldiers



ISIS Could Be the Big Winner of Taliban Leadership Crisis



Haqqani Network Denies Claims of Leader's Death



Turkey Offers Airbase for US to Fight ISIS, But With Limits



Nusra Takes Credit for Abducting US-Trained Fighters in Syria





Iraq- Syria Regional War .....



154 Killed in Iraq Friday, Including Dozens of Displaced Children



The Iraqi Fight to Take Back Ramadi Is Underway. How Long Will It Take?



Turkey Resumes Mass Shelling of PKK, Claims 190 Killed



Iraqis Vent Rage at Power Shortages, 'Corrupt' Leaders



Who's Who in the Fight Against ISIS in Northern Syria



Tweets......



Iraq....







After Basra & Baghdad, anti-corruption demos in southern Iraq. Pics of Kerbala, Samawa, Nasiriya & Hilla demos.
























LATEST - Turkish military dismiss civilian casualty reports in operations against PKK camps located in Northern Iraq






Turkish strikes on PKK in Iraq kill at least 6




















  • : Casualty Figures for the Month of July 2015






  • Angry protests over poor services spread across Iraq





    ’s Urges End To ’s Anti- Airstrikes On Its Territory - Report . FP






    Syria.....







    rebel group leaves their HQ after clash with al-Qaeda






















    Nusra is getting bombed by U.S yet some fools thought Nusra would welcome U.S trained rebels












    RT PeterClifford1: Update: Al-Nusra overruns Assad positions on Ghab Plain but attacks YPG & Opposition gro…








    Syrian army advances on plain after rebel offensive: monitor - Reuters UK








    Graphic shows just how simple things are in Syria right now









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    25 Syria rebels killed in failed Aleppo attack: activists







    Nusra did detain the commander of the U.S. Trained Syrian rebel force. And it's ain't sorry. .






    Al-Nusra: Sunnis would not hand the sacrifices of 4 years of war in on a plate of gold to the United States.






    Yemen.....



    Yemen's Houthis Suffer More Setbacks Near Aden: Southern Sources




    In a Yemen Hospital, Malnutrition Menaces Young Lives




    Tweets....





    A Saudi-backed coalition may split Yemen in two—just the way Saudi Arabia wants it









    Saudi Arabia's Unconscionable War in Yemen is empowering Al Qaeda. So why is America onboard? via







    Egypt expands mission in Yemen for 6 months




















    Saudi delays $274 Mil pledge asking for restrictions Houthis won't benefit from!?














    And only 15% of critical UN aid to funded + war raging + commercial blockade + no humanitarian pause + ..etc










    The problem of Child Soldiers actually worse than you think Nadwa :(







    Unconfirmed reps that vice-president & PM has arrived in Aden. Bold but welcome move if gov to get any cred on ground.









    Yemen PM returns to Aden from Saudi exile: airport source





    Affiliated Released Video Claims Attack Against Position In






    Map of access/constraints for delivery of humanitarian aid in by









    We spent two weeks in Yemen, the focal point of the Yemeni Southern Resistance:











    Saudi airstrike on Yemen residential complex has ‘all appearances of war crime’ - HRW





    unconfirmed in !?





    Bombing Leader Abdullah al-Ghaithi House In : Statement









    Initial unconfirmed reps say 2 dead & a dozen injured in ISIS VBIED attack on alFeidh mosque in Sana'a today










    is fighting in Iraq, Syria, Saudi Arabia and the United States supports in ! Why?
















    Libya.....







    So, ENI won, the Italian puppet renzi delivered. I am ashamed as an European








    "The enthusiasm of young but ill-trained soldiers hasnt been able to make up for the lack of skilled urban fighting"






















    fall as turmoil disrupts deliveries












    Is India doing business with Islamic State in Libya? Congress leader Manish Tewari asks - The Times of India











    Muammar Qaddafi's son is sentenced to death by a court whose writ no longer spans all of Libya















    Why hundreds of UK troops are being sent to Libya (Reuters)












    From the face of freedom to prisoner: Libyan rape victim now in U.S. jail:










    Claims Taking A Pro- Position In Southwestern , On The Road To : Statement











    - 2 hostages among 4 detained in controlled city of are released: -n FM. FP.