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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 12 August 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 12 August 2017

WORLD BRIEF: Government forces reportedly killed Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) fighters and destroyed their weapons. The town is located some 50km from Deir al-Zor province, a major IS foothold in Syria. Damascus troops have already crossed the western borders of Deir al-Zor province.

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IRAQ POLITICS: Amnesty International Calls for Special Mosul Commission to Probe Potential War Crimes By Coalition, Islamic State

IRAQ POLITICS: Amnesty International Calls for Special Mosul Commission to Probe Potential War Crimes By Coalition, Islamic State

The often disproportionate and imprecise use of deadly force by the coalition fighting terrorists in Mosul has prompted major criticism from Amnesty.

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IRAQ POLITICS: ISIS Car Bomb Attack Ripped Baghdad

IRAQ POLITICS: ISIS Car Bomb Attack Ripped Baghdad

At least 27 people have been killed and dozens injured in twin car bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad. The first explosion, which ripped through an ice cream shop, has been claimed by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).

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UK POLITICS: ISIS Claims Responsibility for Manchester Bomb Attack

UK POLITICS: ISIS Claims Responsibility for Manchester Bomb Attack

According to Amaq, a news outlet linked to the terror group, an ISIS member carried out the bombing which killed 22 and injured 59.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Islamic State Once ‘Apologized’ to Israel for Attacking IDF Soldiers: Israeli Defense Minister Says

ISRAEL POLITICS: Islamic State Once ‘Apologized’ to Israel for Attacking IDF Soldiers: Israeli Defense Minister Says

Tel Aviv remains so “neutral” in the Syrian conflict that even Islamic State terrorists have on at least one occasion “apologized” to Israel for mistakenly attacking IDF soldiers in the occupied Golan Heights, according to a former Israeli Defense Minister.

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SYRIA POLITICS: ISIS ‘Essentially Moved’ Its HQ From Raqqa to Deir ez-Zor

SYRIA POLITICS: ISIS ‘Essentially Moved’ Its HQ From Raqqa to Deir ez-Zor

ISIS, the jihadists and their military command are now centered some 140 kilometers southeast of the city of Raqqa, the US media report claimed.

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IRAQ POLITICS: ISIS Launches Chlorine Gas Attack in Mosul: Report

IRAQ POLITICS: ISIS Launches Chlorine Gas Attack in Mosul: Report

IRAQ WAR: Russian Foreign Ministry has warned that the humanitarian plight of war-torn Mosul has “escalated to the limit.”

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SYRIA POLITICS: US Soldiers Embedded With the Wrath of Euphrates Operation

SYRIA POLITICS: US Soldiers Embedded With the Wrath of Euphrates Operation

“We managed to capture these US marines leaving the frontline before being ordered to stop filming…,” Phelan says, adding that the US troops are camera shy “for a reason,” as the Pentagon’s official line is that its forces will be kept away from frontline.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Australian Arrested for Helping ISIL Develop Missile Technology

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Australian Arrested for Helping ISIL Develop Missile Technology

“We will also allege that he has been researching, designing and modeling systems to assist ISIL’s efforts to develop their own long-range guided missile capabilities,” McCartney said, using another common term to describe Islamic State.

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WORLD: Political Will Needed To Counter Terrorism, ISIL – Security Council

WORLD: Political Will Needed To Counter Terrorism, ISIL – Security Council

“ISIL [also] continues to assert itself in cyberspace, using closed fora, encrypted messaging systems, and communications through the ‘dark net’ to recruit and distribute its propaganda,” Jeffrey Feltman added.

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SYRIA: Manbij: Women Burn Their Burkas After Liberation From Isil

SYRIA: Manbij: Women Burn Their Burkas After Liberation From Isil

Watch Syrian women burning their burqas in glee at liberation from ISIS.

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NIGERIA: Boko Haram ‘Fracturing’ Over ISIL Ties – US Marine Lt. Gen. Thomas Waldhauser

NIGERIA: Boko Haram ‘Fracturing’ Over ISIL Ties – US Marine Lt. Gen. Thomas Waldhauser

Abubakar Shekau, he said, had not fallen into line with ISIL’s instructions, including by ignoring calls for Boko Haram to stop using children.

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CANADA: Canadian Bombing Of ISIL Defies Trudeau’s Vow To End Mission

“It’s broader, it’s bigger than just even the Canadian Armed Forces because it happens at a coalition level,” Capt. Kirk Sullivan.

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RUSSIA: Secret Putin Deadly Missile That Shocked The World

RUSSIA: Secret Putin Deadly Missile That Shocked The World

Putin latest weapons were mostly unknown to the outside world—until they began slamming into Syria.

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SYRIA: Islamic State Captures Villages Close To City Of Aleppo From Rival Insurgents

Islamic State is now within 2 km (1 mile) of government-held territory on the northern edge of Aleppo which has suffered widespread damage.

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SYRIA: In 24 Hours Russia Hits ISIS Facilities – Russian Defense Ministry

“Six airstrikes hit the base, and the terrorists’ equipment was fully destroyed,” Konashenkov said.

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SYRIA: UNESCO Says Destruction Of Palmyra’s Arch Of Triumph By ISIL ‘War Crime’

Palmyra was one of the most important cultural centres of the ancient world, according to cultural agency UNESCO.

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SYRIA: U.S.-Led Coalition Demand Russia To Stop Bombing Syrian Opposition

SYRIA: U.S.-Led Coalition Demand Russia To Stop Bombing Syrian Opposition

Coalition: “We call on the Russian Federation to immediately cease its attacks on Syrian opposition, civilians and to focus its efforts on fighting ISIL.”

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SYRIA: Fearing Russian Air Strikes Islamic State Did Not Hold Friday Prayers In Mosques

SYRIA: Fearing Russian Air Strikes Islamic State Did Not Hold Friday Prayers In Mosques

Syrian activists say warplanes believed to be Russians have attacked a central town that was recently captured by the Islamic State group.

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SYRIA: ‘They Are The Most Violent Strikes’ – Eyewitness On Russian Airstrikes In Syria

SYRIA: ‘They Are The Most Violent Strikes’ – Eyewitness On Russian Airstrikes In Syria

The voice then trials off into laments and prayers: “Oh God, oh God, oh God. God is all we need.”

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