Turkish military operation underway in Syria, Kurdish fighters seek cover as U.S. support is no where to be found
By Nabih Bulos Los Angeles Times Turkey launched its incursion into areas of northern Syria on Wednesday to excise a U.S.-backed Kurdish militia, Turkish officials said on Wednesday. The move frustrates calls by U.S. lawmakers to prevent what many believe would be an abandonment of an important ally against... Read more
Islamic State leader Baghdadi appears in video for first time in 5 years, says ‘jihad is ongoing’
Nabih Bulos Los Angeles Times Islamic State’s long-pursued leader, Abu Bakr Baghdadi, made his first video appearance in almost five years on Monday, vowing to continue the battle against the U.S. and its allies in a propaganda video released to social media. In the 18-minute video, Baghdadi, appearing healthy... Read more
Iraq’s new war against Islamic State: Halting the group’s budding rural resurgence
Nabih Bulos Los Angeles Times It was after dark Wednesday when three buses pulled out of Mosul and headed southeast on a desolate desert road. The passengers were government-backed paramilitary fighters. The city lights were well behind them when the convoy came under attack. By the time the shooting... Read more

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