The attacks in Tanta and Alexandria | Colonel Cassad

It is obvious that the strikes are an attempt by DAESH to make up for losses in battles with the Egyptian army in the Sinai Peninsula, where the army and security forces struggling to cauterize the ulcer of the Caliphate of the sparsely populated areas of the Sinai. In late March, the army conducted a successful RAID in the mountainous areas, the result of which was eliminated several militants, and 30 captured.

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On the Syrian-Jordanian border | Colonel Cassad

In the social networks is a wildness of mirrors about the situation on the border of Syria and Jordan. Several sources indicate that the column of American armored vehicles (called a figure of around 20 tanks and armored fighting vehicles) moved to the border with Syria in support of parts of the Jordanian special forces. Next, the data diverge – some sources claim that the technique remained in Jordan, others that it allegedly crossed the border of Syria.

No official comment on the matter yet. Again, according to unconfirmed reports, the Russian VKS are monitoring this border.

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Keith Preston on Trump’s Attack on Syria

These events represent a dangerous escalation of the situation in the Middle East, including the undermining of the relationship between the United States and Russia. For example, Russia has now suspended cooperation with the United States with regards to combating terrorism in the region. This is in direct contradiction to US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s previously stated objective of cooperation with Russia for the sake of curbing terrorism in the Middle East.

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Syria Turkey pushes for Russia to stop backing Assad’s Syrian regime | Rudaw

The Turkish president has urged Russia to stop backing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, just more than a day after Turkey’s American allies launched scores of missiles in what they have called a retaliatory strike after a suspected chemical weapon attack in Syria’s Idlib province killed dozens.

“We hope that Russia gets involved as well — that at least they stop defending Assad,” Anadolu Agency quoted Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as saying.

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Is Trump Rescuing Al-Qaeda’s ‘Heartland’ in Syria? | Max Blumenthal

One of the least reported yet most significant developments of the Trump administration’s foreign policy has been its warm embrace of the ultra-conservative, theocratic Saudi monarchy. Immediately after he entered office, Trump made a pact with Saudi Arabia to escalate aggression in Yemen.

After a friendly White House meeting with Trump and Steve Bannon, the architect of Trump’s Muslim ban, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman hailed Trump as “his Excellency,” describing him as a “true friend of Muslims who will serve the Muslim world in an unimaginable manner, opposite to the negative portrait of his Excellency that some have tried to promote.”

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War in Middle East | Abel Kotze

Russia’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that the US missile strikes against Syria were planned well in advance of the alleged “gas attack” in Idlib province earlier.

She added that it is obvious that these missile strikes were planned before. For every expert it is obvious that this decision was made well in advance and before the Idlib events.

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