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Led coalition launches 'defensive' strike in Syria

Led coalition launches 'defensive' strike in Syria

USA -led coalition forces in Syria say they carried out six air strikes against "Syrian pro-regime forces" that carried out an "unprovoked attack" on the US -allied Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) headquarters. Tom says the military sources suspect the pro-regime forces' attack is part of a plan to seize oil fields the rebels had taken from ISIS in 2017. "There are about 2,000 USA troops in Syria focused on the fight against ISIS", said Tom.


Turkey, Iran violating global law in Syria

Turkey, Iran violating global law in Syria

Turkey's Operation Olive Branch in Afrin, Syria is progressing as critical regions are cleared of the PKK's Syrian affiliate People's Protection Units (YPG), the Democratic Union Party's (PYD) militia. Kalin said Turkey would take up USA support to the militia, as well as the extradition of a US -based cleric blamed for a 2016 failed coup during the talks.


Mattis Breaks With Trump on Government Shutdown: 'Very Damaging to the Military'

Mattis Breaks With Trump on Government Shutdown: 'Very Damaging to the Military'

Afghan war will cost B in 2018 United States expands air campaign to northern Afghanistan Mattis defends plans for new nuclear capabilities MORE on Wednesday dodged a question about why the Pentagon should spend time and money planning a military parade requested by President TrumpDonald John TrumpTillerson: Russia already looking to interfere in 2018 midterms Dems pick up deep-red legislative seat in Missouri Speier on Trump's desire for military parade: "We have a Napoleon in the ...


Lebanon tells army to confront Israeli 'aggression' amid border tensions

Lebanon tells army to confront Israeli 'aggression' amid border tensions

Lebanon vowed on Wednesday to prevent any territorial intrusion by a border wall which Israel is building, and Israel said it wanted foreign mediation to resolve a maritime energy dispute with its northern neighbour. The month-long conflict killed about 1,200 people in Lebanon, mostly civilians, and 160 Israelis, a lot of them soldiers. Both sides frequently engage in saber-rattling, with Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman telling a conference last month that "If people in Tel Aviv ...


Trump breaks his silence on market chaos

Trump breaks his silence on market chaos

Trump was speaking in OH when news channels across the USA had to cut away from the President's speech to cover the Dow's plunge, which saw a fall of 1,175 points - or 4.6 per cent. It's unclear whether the stock market volatility from the past two weeks will continue or smooth out, but the White House is hoping a strong economic picture will help Republicans in the November midterms.


Filipina missing after Taiwan quake identified

Filipina missing after Taiwan quake identified

A total of 116 people were evacuated from Marshal Hotel in Hualien City, a 11-story building whose first-to-third floors were crushed, firefighters said. "I haven't seen him in person". Four buildings collapsed, officials said, and about 62 people are still missing. Hualien is famous for the Taroko Gorge and its lovely beach.