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Turkish forces retaliated with artillery fire overnight and destroyed Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) militia targets after YPG fighters opened fire on Turkey-backed forces in northern Syria, the Turkish military said on June 28
MUNICH - Reuters
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis left open on June 27 the possibility of longer-term assistance to the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Syria, saying the U.S. may need to supply them weapons and equipment even after the capture of Raqqa from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)
BEIRUT – Reuters
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad delivered prayers for Eid al-Fitr holiday in Hama on June 25, the furthest he has travelled inside Syria in years, showing his growing confidence.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad may be preparing another chemical weapons attack, one that would result in the “mass murder” of civilians, the White House said on June 26, warning the regime would pay a “heavy price” if it went ahead with such an assault.
DOHA/WASHINGTON - Agence France-Presse
Qatar on June 24 denounced a sweeping list of demands from Saudi Arabia and its allies in an escalating Gulf diplomatic crisis as unreasonable and an impingement on the emirate's sovereignty
MOSUL - Reuters
The battle to take full control of Mosul from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant will be over in a few days and an attempted fight-back by the militants failed, an Iraqi general told Reuters yesterday.
TEHRAN – Agence France-Presse
Chants against the Saudi royal family and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) mingled with the traditional cries of “Death to Israel” and “Death to America” at Jerusalem Day rallies across Iran on June 23
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on June 27 that dozens of people were killed in an air strike believed to have been carried out by the U.S.-led coalition on an Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) prison in the eastern Syrian town of al-Mayadeen.
The United States declared itself “mystified” on June 20 that Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies have failed to justify their embargo on Qatar, and urged both sides to resolve the dangerous dispute.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has called for dialogue a “lowering of rhetoric” between Qatar and a four-nation group led by Saudi Arabia after Doha denounced their sweeping list of demands.
DUBAI – Reuters
Saudi King Salman ousts his nephew as crown prince and installs his son Mohammed bin Salman, capping a meteoric rise for the 31-year-old