Sunday, February 7, 2016

MENA Report ( February 7, 2016 ) Libya ( 1. Political Process Updates. 2. Battlefield Reports. 3. UK Military Involvement In Libya To be Made Public ? ) Syria ( 1. Turkey , UAE , Saudis Contemplating Involvement Directly In Syria. 2. Daily Advances By SAA In Syria. 3. Opposition Forces Overtly Teaming Up With ISIS Now . ) Refugee Situation ( 1. Visualization - Model Showing Magnitude of Crisis. 2. Along Turkey - Syria Border. ) Iraq ( 1. Kurds In Focus. 2. Mosul Dam . 3. Baghdad Wall Panned By PM Abadi. 4. Abu Ghraib Scandal Re-erupts.



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Libya.....



























Extended deadline for recognised parliament (Tobruk) to sign UN peace deal expires today. Parliament meeting tomorrow to vote on it.










More images of homes destroyed by airstrikes in . Civilian death toll rises to 'at least 4'

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Syria....









Coalition Conducted 166 Airstrikes On From Jan. 30 - Feb. 5 (-126, -40): .


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Erdogan signals won't stay out of Syria if asked to join as Rebels are losing ground


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King Abdullah says Jordan at "boiling point" over refugees


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Turkish President angry with US visit to PYD ‘terrorists,' reports


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army advances towards border town



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UAE joins Saudi Arabia in expressing willingness to deploy troops to Syria "to fight [ISIL]"


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Turkey captures PYD and suspected Daesh militants trying to illegally cross from Syria


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NEW MAP: Military situation in Governorate.  

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After recent advances closes in on north :
Tell Rifaat - 10km Azaz - 20km Turkish border - 25km
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15 KM separating from reaching the borders with Bab al-Hawa crossing, vital to rebels.


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and /n rebels of Jabha al-shamiya agreed to stop the advance of and allies in northern reef . WOW. Rebels with










Erdoğan hints @ intrvention in 'to protect 's interests'. 'In 2003 we chose not 2 intrvne in Iraq &we lost a seat @ the table'




















's assets in - the 3 different types of ground vehicles explained:


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recaptures Al-Si'in in east
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’s air force pounds 's main oil supply route to

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expand south as the Islamist defenses crumble in northern

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, Syrian Army officially cutoff rebel supply route from ...


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forces enter rebel heartland in northern via












. holds international community, & Friends of responsible for civilian deaths:


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Amid --- advance in , increasingly strong calls for province-wide rebel merger. hearing same calls












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I ask an activist from how civilians view current situation in city. His answer says it all:
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Refugee Crisis......






This is an astonishing visualisation of the refugee crisis


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Merkel to visit Ankara over Syrian

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“Between 70 and 100 refugees have perished in the last two weeks in Ruqban because of the winter storm"












: Reaching limits but will keep taking in refugees

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Erdogan says Turkey will let Syrian refugees in "if necessary"


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Turkey's Oncupinar crossing into Syria much busier today - plenty of trucks entering, but no refugees allowed thru.


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Iraq........








Iranian party pleads with former comrades for reunification



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Dutch to probe 'civilian deaths' in Iraq airstrikes














Iraq's water minister judges only tiny danger of Mosul dam collapse










’s Abadi dismisses Baghdad wall plans

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seizes passport of woman who went to fight


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MP says new Abu Ghraib photos will reopen scandal in parliament
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Kurdish govt flies home bodies of 25 drowned from

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