|Pentagon Ponders Cyberwar on ISIS|
|Think Tank: Most Syrian Rebel Groups Ideologically Similar to ISIS|
|Syrian Rebels Dismiss Unrealistic UN Peace Roadmap|
|Kurdish-Dominated Group Seeks Role in Syria Peace Talks|
|Germany Resumes Intelligence Sharing With Syria|
|Ramadi Braces for Battle as 109 Are Killed Across Iraq|
|Friendly Fire Victims Among 77 Killed in Iraq|
|At UN, Turkey Accuses Iraq of Undermining ISIS Fight|
|Syrian Govt Forces Capture Strategic Rebel-Held Mountain|
|As UN Endorses Syria Plan, Obama Says Assad Will 'Probably' Have to Go|
|Assad Not Likely to Face War Crimes Charges as World Leaders Broker Syria Peace Deal|
|France Demands Assurances That Assad Will Leave Power|
|Stay Clear of Border Zone, Saudis Warned as Missile Hits|
|Obama Presses Turkey's President to Lower Tensions With Iraq|
|No Sign of Peace for Turkey's Kurds After Erdogan Victory|
Iraq / Syria
Kidnappers of Qatari hunters http://english.shafaaq.com/politics/17087-kidnappers-of-qatari-hunters-have-one-demand-in-exchange-for-releasing-the-26-others.html …
Amid tension, Turkey agrees to pull more troops out of Iraq http://bit.ly/1QxZSEd
Turkey acknowledges 'miscommunication' with Iraq over troop deployments to northern region http://www.itv.com/news/update/2015-12-19/turkey-miscommunication-over-iraq-troop-deployments/ …
Welcome statement by #Turkey MFA on movement of forces from #Iraq. US actively engaged, encouraging focus on #ISIL - http://www.mfa.gov.tr/no_-313_-19-december-2015_-press-release-regarding-the-bashiqa_zelikan-training-camp.en.mfa …
#Iraq: member of Anbar province council says more than 60% of Ramadi peripheries & areas cleared of IS http://almadapress.com/ar/news/61579/%D9%85%D8%AC%D9%84%D8%B3-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A7%D9%86%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%B1-60-%D9%85%D9%86-%D9%85%D8%AD%D8%A7%D9%88%D8%B1-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B1%D9%85%D8%A7%D8%AF%D9%8A-%D8%AA%D9%85 …
UN roadmap for peace leaves Syrian National Coalition opposition skeptical http://bit.ly/1QxZPZc
UN resolution on Syria creates a framework – but one with yawning gaps | Julian Borger http://trib.al/rliB5ia
Turkey Blasts "Breakthrough" UN Resolution On Syria: "It Lacks Perspective. Assad Must Go!" http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-12-19/turkey-blasts-breakthrough-un-resolution-syria-it-lacks-perspective-assad-must-go …
So how did an American and South African join an unofficial Air Force in North Africa? And what is this force ?
Lots of talk about intervention against IS, nothing on humanitarian pledges made for #Libya
Two Parliaments , Two existing Gov'ts ( East & West ) and two "Unity Gov'ts" , as well ?
#Libya - deputy #GNC president Abdulgader Haweel says if the Unity Gov is imposed it means war in #Tripoli. This is dangerous.
#Libya - HoR member mohamed al-Abani: Singing of agreement & naming of presidential council is happening outside any proper legal framework.
International community wanted a government to deal with in #Libya &they got one! Doesn't matter if it's 3rd or 4th Gov -it'll do the trick.
#LIBYA #Sabratah Municipal Council Declares State Of Emergency After Attack On Military Intel. HQ. Via @wellesbien
Graphic pics from Ajdabya city #Libya. Although a UN deal signed, situation on ground catastrophic v @libyaalaan
HoR President Agila Saleh Gweider: Signing of #LibyanPoliticalAgreement in #Skhirat unconstitutional as HoR members acted w/o #HoR approval
#Libya - Thini's Gov is ready to handover to the new Gov, address to the nation ready - but waiting for HoR to convene first. #Libya
6000 soldiers to #Libya in a mission led by Italy with the participation of UK, US & France for training & to help combat rise of #ISIS.
The new presidential council still meeting outside #Libya, specifically in Rabat. A delegation representing the council arrived in #Egypt.
#Libya - already, the question of Haftar is starting to haunt the presidential council. Haftar's opponents calling for Serrag to sack him.
#Libya - if the Presidential Council decides to make an enemy of Haftar very early on, it would mean losing the East militarily/politically.
#Libya - PM Serrag says his Gov will be in #Tripoli once formed, but he isn't sure if security situation will allow that. calls for support!