Iran Braces For Renewed Offensive By ISIS And The CIA

Abedin Mahan — Mint Press June 16, 2017 Last Wednesday’s twin terrorist attacks in Tehran shattered a more than three- decades-long sense of security in the Iranian capital. The last time there were major terrorist incidents in Tehran was way back in the early 1980s during the turbulent immediate post-revolutionary period. The attacks by so-called…

Syria Summary – The End Of The War Is Now In Sight

Moon of Alabama — June 13, 2017 A look at recent developments in Syria. The most important change over the last days was the Syrian government forces move (red areas and arrows) in the south-east towards the Iraqi border. The original plan was to retrieve al-Tanf further south-west to secure the border crossing of the…

‘Staggering’ Civilian Deaths From U.S.-Led Air Strikes in Raqqa: U.N.

Stephanie Nebehay — Reuters June 14, 2017 Intensified coalition air strikes supporting an assault by U.S.-backed forces on Islamic State’s stronghold of Raqqa in Syria are causing a “staggering loss of civilian life”, United Nations war crimes investigators said on Wednesday. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a group of Kurdish and Arab militias supported by…

Video Emerges Of US Allowing ISIS Fighters To Escape Safely in Syria

Darius Shahtahmasebi — Anti Media June 12, 2017 With numerous distractions unfolding on the newly released reality TV show that is “Keeping Up with the Trump Administration,” it may surprise readers to learn that the U.S. is using the terror group ISIS as a pawn in its depraved foreign policy. Video footage obtained by Al-Masdar…

GOP lawmaker: Wasn’t ISIS terror attack in Iran ‘a good thing’

Jacqueline Thomsen — The Hill June 10, 2017 . A Republican congressman said this week that a recent ISIS attack in Iran could be a “good thing” and even suggested that the U.S. government support ISIS for attacking other terrorist groups. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) said during a House hearing on Hezbollah “isn’t a good…

Amnesty International Confirms US Gave ISIS $1 Billion of Weapons in 2016

Jay Greenberg — NeonNettle May 26, 2017 Amnesty International has confirmed that the US Army gave ISIS $1 billion worth of arms and equipment in Iraq during President Obama’s final year in office, according to a report. The data was obtained by the human rights group following a freedom of information request for a 2016…

‘Sorted by MI5′: How UK government sent British-Libyans to fight Gaddafi

Amandla Thomas-Johnson, Simon Hooper — Middle East Eye May 25, 2017 The British government operated an “open door” policy that allowed Libyan exiles and British-Libyan citizens to join the 2011 uprising that toppled Muammar Gaddafi even though some had been subject to counter-terrorism control orders, Middle East Eye can reveal. Several former rebel fighters now…

Iranian FM responds to Trump’s anti-Tehran remarks

Press TV — May 22, 2017 Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says US President Donald Trump’s recent anti-Tehran remarks were aimed at “milking” Saudi Arabia. “Iran — fresh from real elections — attacked by @POTUS in that bastion of democracy & moderation. Foreign Policy or simply milking KSA of $480B?” Zarif tweeted on Sunday….