Monthly Archives: November 2016

Syria’s Interlocking Conflicts

Jerusalem Post, 11/11 The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces last Friday announced the commencement of an operation to conquer the northern Syrian city of Raqqa.  The operation was designated ‘Euphrates Wrath.’ Raqqa is the capital of the ‘Caliphate’ maintained by the … Continue reading

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Battle for Power: Iran vs. Turkey in northern Iraq  

  Jerusalem Post, 4/11 The Iraqi special forces have now entered the first neighborhoods of the city of Mosul.  Captured by the Islamic State in the summer of 2014, the city constitutes the jewel in the crown of the Sunni … Continue reading

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