Category: Turkey

Aref Nayed condemns U.S. & Turk support for MB & al-Qaeda

Aref Nayed, the former Libyan ambassador, who is seen as a possible candidate from the premiership, has attacked the international community for not supporting Khalifa Hafter’s Libyan National Army (LNA) as its fights the Benghazi Defence Brigades (BDB) which he described as an “Al-Qaeda” army. It was in alliance with Al-Qaeda affiliates and the Muslim […]

Arrival of U.S. troops intensifies struggle for influence in Syria

US forces have rolled into northern Syria to keep the peace between two allies that have fought each other for a week, further complicating Washington’s battle against Islamic State and underscoring a messy regional struggle for influence across what remains of the ravaged north. Armoured trucks conspicuously flying large US flags arrived on Tuesday in […]

CIA-backed aid for Syrian rebels frozen after Islamist attack

CIA-coordinated military aid for rebels in northwest Syria has been frozen since they came under major Islamist attack last month, rebel sources said, raising doubts about foreign support key to their war against President Bashar Assad. Rebel officials said that no official explanation had been given for the move this month following the jihadi assault, […]

Bad Omen: Trump advocates for safe-zones in Syria

US President Donald Trump said he’ll establish “safe zones’ within Syria for people fleeing terrorism, risking becoming even more involved in the crisis. He also believes the US should have “taken the oil” from Iraq as it pulled its troops out in 2011. “I’ll absolutely do safe zones in Syria for the people,” he said […]

Lebanon dragging their feet on the release of Hannibal Gaddafi

The Shia Amal movement are still holding one of Gaddafi’s sons, who was lured to the Syria-Lebanon border, by Amal militiamen claiming his Lebanese wife needed him, he was then abducted & tortured. It was reported that the reason for his continued detention was that he threatened a Lebanese judge, later to be reported that […]

At least 39 killed in terror attack on Istanbul nightclub

A gunman opened fire on New Year revelers at a packed nightclub on the shores of Istanbul’s Bosporus on Jan. 1 killing at least 39 people, including many foreigners, before fleeing the scene. The terror attack at the waterside Reina nightclub began when 2017 in Turkey was just 75 minutes old, after a year of […]

Russian ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov murdered

The fatal attack on Russia’s ambassador to Turkey, who was killed by a gunman on Monday, is “clearly a provocation” aimed at undermining both Russian-Turkish relations and the settling of the Syrian crisis, Russian President Vladimir Putin said. “This murder is clearly a provocation aimed at undermining the improvement and normalization of Russian-Turkish relations, as […]

“Major progress in peace talks between Misrata, Tawargha”

We play by their rules, we get some kind of life. What kind of life? Representatives from Misrata acknowledged the right of displaced Tawerghans to return to their lands, signaling a stunning reversal in position of the west Libyan town and a possible end to a four-year long conflict. During a two-day United Nations brokered […]

Kurdish militant group says it carried out Istanbul bombings

A shadowy Kurdish militant group has claimed responsibility for a pair of bombings that killed dozens of people outside a stadium in central Istanbul on Saturday night, escalating an already bloody conflict between Kurdish separatists and the Turkish state. The little-known Kurdistan Freedom Falcons (TAK) — which seeks autonomy for Turkey’s ethnic Kurds and opposes […]

Muslim Brotherhood calls for an end to assault on al-Qaeda

The Libya Muslim Brotherhood group had denounced, in a statement, the brutal bombardment of the airstrikes of the Army that led by General Khalifa Haftar in the residential area of Ganfouda area in Benghazi. The statement condemned the siege of Haftar’s army on the city of Derna and the air raids on the city. Muslim […]

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