Selected Articles: Update on the Situation in the Middle East

blackwaterYemen: Around 400 Blackwater Mercenaries Fighting for Saudi-Led Coalition

By Sputnik, January 24 2016

Yemeni army spokesman Brig. Gen. Sharaf Ghalib Luqman said that the Saudi-led coalition hire people from around the world to fight in Yemen, among contractors there are 400 persons from US private security firm Blackwater.

US soldiers in AfghanistanUS Planning to Keep Military Forces in Afghanistan for “Decades”

By Thomas Gaist, January 27 2016

The US military plans to maintain a presence of thousands of US forces in Afghanistan for “decades,” unnamed senior US military officials told theWashington Post Tuesday.

US IranIran: Lifting Sanctions and Coming Betrayal

By Tony Cartalucci, January 27 2016

US policymakers have long conspired to broker what would be meant to appear as a historic deal with the political order in Tehran.

531px-Syrian_Arab_Army_Flag.svg“Fierce Clashes” Between Syrian Arab Army and “Moderate Terrorists”, Retreat of ISIS

By South Front, January 28 2016

On Jan. 27 the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies captured hilltops of Tal Hamad and Tal Koum in the Sheikh Miskeen countryside expanding a security zone around this city.

moshe ya'alonIsrael, US and Turkey Profit from Stolen ISIS Stolen Oil

By Stephen Lendman, January 28 2016

Israel is complicit with Washington’s war on Syria, directly aiding ISIS and likeminded terrorist groups, profiting hugely from Daesh smuggled oil. More on this below.

Cour_Penale_IntleAbove the Law: UK Government Drops investigations into Iraq War Crimes

By Michael Gray, January 28 2016

UK soldiers facing charges of unlawful killing during Iraq War operations will not face further investigation after the internal military process was abandoned.

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