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  • Yemen latest: Coalition forces launch Hodeidah operation

    06/13/2018 10:35:10 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 12 replies
    The National ^ | 13 June 2018 | The National
    Yemen government forces — backed by the Arab coalition — launched on Wednesday morning an offensive on the rebel-held port city of Al Hodeidah.
  • SDF launches phase two of anti Islamic State operation

    06/04/2018 9:09:41 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    The Region ^ | 04/06/2018 10:34 | Wladimir van Wilgenburg
    Syrian Democratic Forces initiated ground operations for phase two of Operation Roundup to defeat Daesh remnants in northeastern Syria today, the US-led coalition said on Sunday. The coalition said the SDF operation is also helped by Iraqi air and artillery strikes. “The SDF ground offensive, aimed at clearing Dashisha, is bolstered by coordinated Coalition cross-border air and artillery strikes, and our Iraqi partners' strikes by the Iraqi Air Force and Iraqi Army artillery positioned near the border.” “Iraqi Security Forces have also enhanced their border presence to prevent the escape of Daesh members from Syria into Iraq,” the statement added....
  • POLLS: Populist Support [58%] Surges in Italy, Nationalist Lega Closes Gap on Five-Star

    06/01/2018 2:25:12 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 31 May 2018 | Liam Deacon
    Italy’s populist parties would win an outright majority in parliament if new elections were held, according to the latest polls. The anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S) and nationalist Lega parties’ first attempt to form a coalition fell apart last week when President Sergio Mattarella vetoed their choice of finance minister, Paolo Savona, because of his eurosceptic views — but a populist government appears to be back on the cards now, with the two parties ready to put fresh proposals to the unelected president following polls showing fresh elections could make them even stronger.
  • Launching of Operations To Liberate Final ISIS Strongholds in Syria (Statement by Heather Nauert)

    05/01/2018 10:33:48 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 14 replies
    The U.S. Department of State ^ | May 1, 2018 | Heather Nauert
    The United States, the Global Coalition, and local partners, including the Syrian Democratic Forces, are launching operations to liberate the final ISIS strongholds in Syria. The fighting will be difficult, but we and our partners will prevail. We will defend United States, Coalition, and partner forces if attacked. The days of ISIS controlling territory and terrorizing the people of Syria are coming to an end. We will work with our NATO ally Turkey and our partners Israel, Jordan, Iraq, and Lebanon to secure their borders from ISIS. We will seek further fair share contributions in forces, material, and resources from...
  • US Steps Up Protection for Coalition Forces in Northern Syria’s Manbij

    04/01/2018 4:39:01 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 21 replies
    VOA News ^ | Last Updated: March 30, 2018 5:54 PM | Rikar Hussein and Zana Omar
    MANBIJ, SYRIA/WASHINGTON — As part of the global coalition against Islamic State, the United States this week increased its special operations troops in the flashpoint town of Manbij in northern Syria. In an email Thursday to VOA, Col. Thomas F. Veale, a U.S. military spokesperson and public affairs director for the coalition, said the recent deployment is a protection measure to ensure the safety of coalition troops in the area. “Coalition forces are establishing a joint coordination mechanism for operations there, through the coalition's official relationship with the Manbij Military Council,” Veale said. Manbij, in northern Syria, has recently become...
  • After five months, Merkel finally assembles a shaky coalition in Germany

    03/04/2018 9:59:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Hot ^ | March 4, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    It’s been almost half a year since Germans went to the polls and completely disrupted the old guard of politics in that country. The Christian Democrats party (CDU) of Chancellor Angela Merkel suffered losses across the board and also saw their former partners in the Social Democratic Party (SPD) split away from them. At the same time, Alternative for Germany (AfD) made major gains, largely based on growing opposition to Merkel’s open borders policy regarding primarily Muslim migrants entering the country. Since that time, Merkel has been unable to form a majority coalition and the nation has been effectively left...
  • U.S. Coalition Kills Russians in Airstrikes Against Assad Supporters in Syria, Reports Say

    02/12/2018 11:53:29 PM PST · by vikingrinn · 141 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 02/12/2018 | Tom O'Connor
    The Conflict Intelligence Team found the Russians "may have fought alongside pro-Russia separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine prior to joining the fight against the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) and other insurgents challenging Assad's rule in Syria." The group also found Russians killed "appeared to have joined the Wagner Group, a private paramilitary company, before traveling to fight in Syria. Last October, ISIS released a video showing two Russian-speaking men the militants claimed to have captured, and subsequent research showed the two men were likely Wagner Group members fighting in Syria." "While the total number of 'Wagner' operatives killed in...
  • U.S. Coalition Forces ‘Well Prepared’ to Defend Against Turkish Offensive in Syria

    01/27/2018 9:20:23 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 34 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 27, 2018 5:00 am | Natalie Johnson
    U.S. coalition forces stationed in the Syrian Kurdish town of Manbij are ready to guard against a threatened Turkish offensive that risks direct confrontation between the NATO allies, a coalition spokesman said Friday. snip "Our forces there are well prepared to defend themselves," coalition spokesman Col. Ryan Dillon told the Washington Free Beacon. "We have air coverage over all of our troops so we're always prepared to defend ourselves, whether it's from ISIS or any other threat." Dillon reaffirmed American support for the Kurdish YPG fighters who make up the backbone of the Syrian Democratic Forces, a key U.S. partner...
  • Washington-led international coalition is moving toward recognition of federal regions in NorthSyria

    01/08/2018 7:17:26 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    ANHA Hawar News Agency ^ | (1-7-17) 07.01.2018 14:46 | ANHA NEWS DESK
    NEWS DESK- The United States-led international coalition in the coming period to take military and diplomatic steps towards federal areas in northern Syria and include diplomatic and political recognition.Al-Sharq al-Awsat newspaper said that the international coalition is expected to carry out ten military, political and diplomatic steps towards the areas east of the Euphrates river,whicch has been liberated by Syria’s democratic forces SDF including diplomatic and political recognition of the area of 28,000 square kilometers, or three times the size of Lebanon.The newspaper quoted a Western official that the U.S Administration is in the process of adopting a new strategy for...
  • Syria's Kurds Reassured by US Protection, Russian Recognition

    01/01/2018 6:49:35 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 20 replies
    ASHARQ - AL-AWSAT ^ | Monday, 1 January, 2018 - 09:00 | London- Ibrahim Humaidi
    Commander of the People's Protection Units (YPG) Sipan Hemo welcomed the statement delivered by the US Secretary of Defense, James Mattis, saying that Washington will defend the Kurdish-Arab Syrian Democratic Forces against any attack waged by the Syrian government and prompted by Iran. According to Hemo, the phase following the defeat of ISIS in east Syria is a transition from military victories to political recognition from the US-led coalition and Russia. During his visit to Moscow, Hemo was informed by some Russian officers that the Kurdish self-administrations will call for a Syrian national dialogue congress in Sochi, which will gradually...
  • Readout of the Meeting of the Small Group of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS in Jordan

    11/15/2017 4:34:19 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    Media NoteOffice of the Spokesperson (U.S. Department of State) Washington, DC November 15, 2017 Senior diplomatic representatives from the Small Group of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS met today in Jordan to review our global campaign to defeat this terrorist organization. Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition Brett McGurk provided an update on progress in Iraq and Syria. He noted since our coalition was formed in 2014, ISIS has lost 95 percent of the territory it once controlled in Iraq and Syria. More than 7.5 million people have now been liberated from ISIS, 2.6 million displaced Iraqis...
  • Germany May Have to Call Another Election as Merkel Fails to Form a Coalition

    11/08/2017 5:37:02 PM PST · by davikkm · 4 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    Although Angela Merkel was returned for her fourth term as German Chancellor, the gains made by the Alternative for Germany Party (AfD) seem to have created an issue with her ability to form a majority coalition. Groups within the Bundestag who traditionally make up the “Jamaica Coalition” (based on party colors) are refusing to sign up…Is this an opportunity for more gains for the right and centre right? Or is something more sinister at play? When AfD won over 90 seats in its first big election breakthrough, parliamentarians knew that forming a workable coalition would prove more troublesome, but what...
  • Norway’s Christian Democrats quit government negotiations

    09/29/2017 3:18:29 AM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 5 replies
    The Local (Norway) ^ | 9/28/17 | NA
    The Christian Democrat Party will no longer participate in multilateral discussions with Norway’s other conservative parties over the new government after declining to support the populist Progress Party.
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil July 13, 2017 [Prayer]

    07/13/2017 12:28:43 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 26 replies;o=time;q=quick;s=america%20prayer%20vigil | July 13, 2017 | APV prayer team
    Join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP, VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE and AMERICA: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. —1 John 5:14 Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind. Please join us in prayer.
  • SDF to attend the meeting of anti-ISIS Coalition in Washington

    07/12/2017 3:28:36 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 17 replies
    ANF News ^ | Monday, 10 Jul 2017, 22:42 | NEWS DESK
    A representative of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) will attend the anti-ISIS Coalition meeting to be held in Washington on 11-13 July. According to information ANF obtained from SDF sources, a representative of the YPG-led Syrian Democratic Forces will attend the anti-ISIS Coalition meeting to be held in Washington on 11-13 July with the participation of representatives from 70 countries. The meeting to be hosted by Brett McGurk, Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIS, will handle the struggle strategies in the wake of the defeat of ISIS in Mosul and Raqqa.
  • US Coalition Bombs ISIS 25 Times To Ring In Independence Day

    07/05/2017 7:03:35 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 7 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/04/17 | Saagar Enjeti
    The U.S. led anti-Islamic State coalition bombed the terrorist group 25 times July 3, Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) said in a statement Tuesday. The 25 strikes consisted of “85 engagements” against the terrorist group and spanned Iraq and Syria. The strikes come amid two large scale U.S. backed pushes in both countries. The U.S. is currently in the last phase of supporting the Iraqi Security Force’s military campaign to retake the formerly ISIS held city of Mosul. ISIS controlled the city uncontested for nearly two years and has put up a brutal defense since U.S. backed operations began in October 2016....
  • Report: Trump Administration Considering Arab Peace Coalition Summit…

    06/24/2017 5:08:50 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 9 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | January 24, 2017 | Sundance
    According to a Fox News Exclusive report, the President Trump administration is considering a Camp-David style Arab peace summit. Those who have followed the administration’s structural activity all year will see this as a natural progression of events within the alliance formed by President Trump and the Mid-East coalition. The four major allies within the growing alliance, Egypt, Saudi, UAE and Bahrain, as well as other moderates supportive of the larger objectives to restore stability, are currently engaged in a campaign to change the outlook of Qatar and stop their support for the Muslim Brotherhood. A peace summit around their...
  • Exxon Mobil signs on to Republican-led carbon tax proposal

    06/20/2017 9:54:17 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 35 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 6/20/17 | James Osborne
    WASHINGTON - Exxon Mobil Corp. and other large oil companies are backing a carbon tax proposal put forward earlier this year by a group of former Republican leaders including James A. Baker III, the former secretary of state and a Houston attorney. The Climate Leadership Coalition, a group that includes Baker, former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, and former Secretary of State George Shultz, announced a list of "founding members" Tuesday that includes Exxon Mobil, BP, Shell, Total, General Motors and Johnson & Johnson. "We support @TheCLCouncil as a founding member and are working to support its policy development process," Exxon...
  • Theresa May's Coalition Partner: What Is the Democratic Unionist Party? Here's What You Need to Know

    06/13/2017 9:33:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/12/2017 | Anugrah Kumar
    The website of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party, which was founded by a Pro testant preacher-politician four-and-a-half decades ago, crashed as people worldwide began to surf the internet to find out about the party which is now set to hold the balance of power in the British government. So what is the DUP? (Photo: Reuters/Liam McBurney)Leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) Arlene Foster addresses journalists in Belfast, Northern Ireland, June 9, 2017.Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May returns to Downing Street with her husband Philip after traveling to Buckingham Palace to ask the Queen's permission to form a minority government,...
  • US-led coalition disagrees with Turkey over YPG-PKK ties

    04/29/2017 5:32:04 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 15 replies
    ARA News ^ | April 29, 2017 | Wladimir van Wilgenburg
    A US-led coalition spokesperson on Saturday told ARA News that for the United States there is a difference between the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and the People’s Protection Units (YPG). The US-led coalition recognizes the PKK as a threat to Turkey.“We disagree with the Turkish position that the YPG and the PKK are the same organization. The Coalition recognizes the threat the PKK poses to Turkey, but Turkey cannot pursue that fight at the expense of our common fight against terrorists that threaten us all,” the coalition spokesperson said in an exclusive interview with ARA News. “We call on all countries in...