Thursday, August 13, 2015

MENA Report ( August 13 - 14 , 2015 ) Iraq- Syria Regional War Report - note the surge of violence in both Capitals ( Baghdad and Damascus ) ...... Libya in Focus - Sirte becoming a real flashpoint ...... Yemen Regional Conflict - Death dealing continues .... Iran in focus - US Congress political football !


Links......




ISIS Truck Bombing at Baghdad Market Kills 80





Obama, Congress Dispute Renewing Iran Sanctions






US Drone Strike Kills Five in Southeast Yemen



17 Killed as Libyan ISIS, Rivals Clash in Sirte




Taliban Infiltrates South Afghanistan Base, Killing 15 Police




Growing US Concerns as Turkey Escalates War on Kurds



Massive Bomb in Sadr City; 282 Killed Across Iraq




No Plan on Implimenting US-Promised North Syria Buffer Zone




Warnings of Jihadists Among Syria's Rebels Were Ignored




50 Killed in Surge of Violence in Damascus




Brief Syria Ceasefire the Result of Mediation by Turkey, Iran




Syrian Rebels Head to Moscow, But Resist Calls for Anti-ISIS Coalition




US Jets Meet Limit as Iraqi Ground Fight Against ISIS Plods On




74 Killed in Iraq Amid Reports of Chemical Bombings



Iraqi Premier Says Will Seek Mandate to Change Constitution




Iraq PM Sacks Cabinet Officials, Says Reform Drive Under Threat




Departing US Army Chief Says Iraq May Have to Be Partitioned




Some US Troops May Be Needed on Ground in Iraq: Retiring Army Chief




US Jets Launch First Anti-ISIS Syria Strikes From Turkey




Amid Surge in Deadly Attacks Around Damascus, Iran Foreign Minister in Syria on Peace Push




Switzerland Lifts Sanctions Against Iran




US Says Iranian Military Figure's Visit to Russia Violates UN Ban




House Dems Divided on Iran Deal




With Kurdish Militant Leader Sidelined, Turkey Risks Deeper Violence




Three Killed in PKK Grenade Attack on Security Outpost in Southeast Turkey




Tweets.....



 Turkey



BREAKING - PKK organizes synchronous terror attacks in three cities in eastern Turkey











Why is Turkey fighting the Kurds who are fighting ISIS?







Libya.....





ISIS, rival Islamists clash in Libya, 17 killed




Egypt Aircraft Crashes Near Libya Border Claiming 4 Lives







The claims capturing SA-7 manpads, a tank and a Grad rocket launcher earlier today in 's






's PM revokes resignation, to remain in office







sinks deeper into despair, dysfunction -







Yemen.....











True. Now for instance, big explosion in Sana'a, probably VBIED, but neighbors: "Meh, ISIS. Got any fuel?"






84% of pop need humanitarian assistance..21Mil+ souls..only 20% of aid funded..let that sink in for a minute.











Who Is Steering the House of Saud? by Simon Henderson for








EXCLUSIVE: UN source says Houthi rebels willing to withdraw from key Yemen cities: