Saturday, October 17, 2015

MENA Report - ( October 17 -18 , 2015 ) - Syria / Iraq Regional War In Focus , Yemen Proxy War Items Of Note , Afghanistan - Taliban and Militias Haven't Gone Away , Libya Political and Internal conflict In Focus , Refugee Crisis Wrapped Up Into These Conflicts )


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30 Yemeni Fighters Killed by Saudi Friendly Fire





Syria Launches Aleppo Offensive Against Rebels




Saudi Airstrikes Kill 21 Houthis, 3 Civilians Across Yemen





Afghan Vow to Expand Dreaded Militias





Turkey Slams Russia and US for Backing of Kurds in Syria






3.2 Million Displaced Iraqis; 55 Killed in Battles, Attacks






Iraq Shows Off Airstrike by New Chinese-Made Combat Drone





Russia Says Has Agreed All Technical Questions for Syria Flight Safety With US





Russia Establishes Contact With Turkey, Israel on Syria Flights





Obama Says No Meeting of Minds With Russia on Syria





Merkel Defends 'Transit Zones' to Better Cope With Refugee Influx





German Refugee Center Burns Amid Shift in Public Mood on Migrants





Croatia Says It Has Agreed Plan on Migrants With Slovenia





Turkey Grumbles as EU Hails Deal to Stem Migration





Greece Says Will Support Turkey on Migrants, but Not at Any Cost








Tweets.........







Syria / Iraq Regional War.....









Sunday....





ISIS seems to be in disarray in Iraq -Russian destruction of ISIS capabilities in Syria may be spilling over to Iraq









Iraqi forces advance against ISIS on three fronts








BREAKING: Russian jets target 51 facilities in 24 hours - Defense Ministry










Russian Air Force destroyed 4 command centers. 6 depots, 2 bunkers, 32 field camps in - MoD briefing






Destroyed underground fortified positions in had strategic importance for
















airstrike on Jaish Al-Fatah's command post disrupts group's coordination, makes them leave battlefield


















Senior Al-Qaeda leader killed in Syria airstrike











Russia not asked for military assistance by Iraq yet – Foreign Ministry








Saturday.....




Exclusive: Report from Latakia's sprawling refugee camps













New from ISW. Latest airstrikes in . Support across 6 provinces in 10 days.














what is needed in Syria is not more bombing. Snp will not support military action












Turkey and Saudi Arabia say Russia is delaying a 'transition process' in Syria









Russian air force makes 36 sorties, hits 49 targets in Syria








Syrian army, backed by Iranian fighters, advance south of Aleppo: monitor
















US-led coalition launches 19 airstrikes in Iraq, Syria









Libya ........




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Group of Misrata militias reject UN unity government plan













Saturday......







U.N. threatens sanctions over Libya









Fierce fighting b/w Farj & LNA in Al-Taweel area 35 km west of . There were also airstrikes against LNA positions in Subratha









- reports of Libya Dawn air strikes on LNA positions near Sabratha - this armed escalation is the last thing the dialogue needs.









Rally Misrata supporting UN unity govt. plan




















Clashes erupt in western Libya following Gaddafi loyalists meeting















Protest in support of UN unity govt. plan Ajdabiya














Photos from anti-political agreement Dawn Samood Front military parade in yesterday













Salah Badi's Sumood Front militia announces rejection of 's national reconciliation govt announced by the UN












Protest against UN unity govt. plan Tripoli, Friday











































Pro-Khalifa Haftar protesters flock to Al-Keesh Square in Benghazi to denounce Leon's proposed unity government.













Benghazi protest against Leon's "unity" gov and ever-changing agreement: Crowd not deterred by rocket attacks














Anti-Unity Gov proposal gathering in . Demonstrators calling HoR to pull out of the dialogue.