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16 December 2015 • SNAG #13

IN SYRIA ……………

 

* Homs is free! Parade/celebration after terrorists departs last stronghold
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PauFSKZafr4&feature=youtu.be

* Massive car bomb in Homs kills 22 – terrorists lashing out as they depart
http://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20151212/1031637415/homs-blast-casualties.htm

* Syriac Christian women fighting ISIS
http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/contents/afp/2015/12/syria-conflict-women-religion-jihadists.html#

* SAA advancing in Latakia along border with Turkey
http://www.almasdarnews.com/article/turkish-forces-watch-as-the-syrian-army-seizes-large-parts-of-the-border-in-northern-latakia/

* Campaign in southern Aleppo
http://www.almasdarnews.com/article/hezbollah-and-harakat-al-nujaba-launch-a-massive-assault-in-southern-aleppo/

* Coalition air strikes on SAA in eastern Syria kill three
http://www.almasdarnews.com/article/details-behind-u-s-coalitions-airstrike-killed-3-syrian-soldiers-deir-ezzor/

 

IN REGION ……………..

 

* Most ISIL members stopped at Turkish border are from China (next Russia, next Palestinians!)
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/most-isil-members-detained-on-turkish-border-come-from-china.aspx?pageID=238&nID=92386&NewsCatID=352

* Turkish court rejects appeal to release chief editor of Hurriyet Daily
http://www.todayszaman.com/latest-news_appeal-to-release-journalists-dundar-and-gul-rejected-by-second-court_406709.html

* Turkish court orders removal of books by two Turkish journalists
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/court-rules-to-confiscate-books-by-prominent-journalists-.aspx?pageID=238&nID=92587&NewsCatID=339

* Erdogan double-speak over Turkish troops in Iraq
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/12/erdogan-turkish-troops-iraq-pm-abadi-request-151209215017789.html

 

THE BIG PICTURE ………

 

* History of US / Saudi Alliance with Al Qaeda (excellent)
http://harpers.org/archive/2016/01/a-special-relationship/

* How Kremlin Propaganda (RT) works ………. funny
http://off-guardian.org/2015/12/12/rt-self-parody-video-how-kremlin-propaganda-works/

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