15 Marcheshvan 5776
All of these very significant developments from today's headlines speak for themselves...
Obama weighs moving U.S. troops closer to front lines in Syria, Iraq
President Obama’s most senior national security advisers have recommended measures that would move U.S. troops closer to the front lines in Iraq and Syria,.... The changes would represent a significant escalation of the American role in Iraq and Syria.
U.S. boots on ground to fight Isis
US OFFICIALS: IRAN INVITED TO NEXT ROUND OF SYRIA TALKS
Iran has been invited to participate for the first time in international talks over Syria's future, U.S. officials said Tuesday, a shift in strategy for the United States and its allies as they seek to halt the four-year civil war and eventually ease President Bashar Assad out of power. Iran has yet to reply, the officials said.
First Russian air strikes over Quneitra opposite the Golan
In its first sortie over Quneitra opposite Israeli Golan, the Russian air force struck Islamic State and Nusra Front positions Tuesday. Iranian sources noted that this was the closest Russian warplanes had ever come to the Syrian-Israeli border. The Russian jets also struck rebel targets the southern Syrian town of Deraa near the Jordanian border. On Oct. 9, DEBKAfile reported that the Russian air force was preparing to go into action over southern Syria and Israel was braced for Russian aerial intrusions over its Golan border.
U.S. Destroyer Sails Through Disputed Waters in South China Sea
A U.S. destroyer sailed within 12 nautical miles of artificial islands built by China in disputed waters on Tuesday in an open challenge to Beijing's territorial claims.
The ship did not encounter any resistance, but was trailed by Chinese ships during the transit in the South China Sea, a U.S. defense official told NBC News. It also triggered an angry response from Beijing.
Putin asked by Afghan government to help country fight the Taliban
Putin, Saudi King seek solution to Syria crisis
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