Day: June 8, 2017

Trump Agrees To Arm Syrian Kurds Despite Turkey’s Objections

The Trump administration has approved a plan to arm Syria’s Kurdish fighters to help them retake Raqqa from the Islamic State (IS), despite strong opposition from Turkey, a NATO ally. US security officials claim that arming the People’s Protection Unit (YPG), a Kurdish militia that has been fighting against the

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Twin Attacks In Tehran

Two attacks claimed by the Islamic State have occurred in Iran’s capital, Tehran. Iranian officials say a third attack was attempted but prevented. The attacks were on the parliament building and Ayatollah Khomeini’s mausoleum. Following hours of intermittent gunfire, and a suicide bomb detonation, roughly twelve people were killed with many

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