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A US jet destroyed a Russian T-72 battle tank in ‘self defense’ in Syria

(Business Insider)  A US jet operating in Syria destroyed a Russian-made T-72 battle tank near Al Tabiyeh, Syria on Saturday, a Pentagon spokesperson confirmed to Business Insider. “The tank had been maneuvering with coordinated indirect fire on a defensive position occupied by Syrian Democratic Forces and Coalition advisors,” US Marine Corps Major Adrian J.T. Rankine-Galloway […]

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Israel warns over Iran’s presence in Syria after air strikes

(Yahoo News)  Jerusalem (AFP) – Israel issued stark warnings on Sunday over Iran’s presence in neighbouring Syria after a confrontation threatened to open a new and unpredictable period in the country’s seven-year civil war. Israel carried out major air raids in Syria on Saturday, including against what it described as Iranian targets — the first […]

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Israel Hits Back at Iran and Syria as Border Region Boils

(Bloomberg)  Israel launched attacks on Iranian and Syrian positions after it said Iran sent a military drone into its airspace Saturday, raising the prospect of further escalation over the Islamic Republic’s growing presence in Syria. Israel struck 12 targets in Syria, including four Iranian targets, in a “large-scale attack” after the drone infiltration, the Israel Defense […]

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Israel raises alert level fearing Islamic Jihad retaliation for Gaza tunnel bombing

(Haaretz)  The Israeli military took a number of steps on Monday to raise the alert level across the country. The move was apparently taken after Gaza-based militant group Islamic Jihad declared its intention to avenge the deaths of 12 members who were killed when the Israeli army blew up a tunnel under the Gaza-Israel border […]

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US Now Admits Syrian “Rebels” Have Used Chemical Weapons | Zero Hedge

(Zero Hedge) From the first moment chemical weapons were used on the Syrian battlefield, the American public was led to believe that only one side could possibly be responsible. The constant refrain in the echo chamber of US government officials and the mainstream media was that only the Assad government possessed chemical stockpiles and the […]

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Trump Saw A Disturbing Video, Then He Shut Down The CIA’s Covert Syria Program – Zero Hedge

(Zero Hedge) While we’ve carefully documented the dynamics in play behind Trump’s decision to end the CIA’s covert Syria program, as well as the corresponding fury this immediately unleashed among the usual hawkish DC policy wonks, new information on what specifically impacted the president’s thinking has emerged. Thomas Joscelyn, a Middle East analyst for the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, explains […]