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News Roundup and Notes: August 31, 2015

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

IRAQ and SYRIA

Turkish fighter jets conducted their first airstrikes against the Islamic State in Syria over the weekend as part of the US-led coalition.…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: August 28, 2015

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

IRAQ and SYRIA

An Islamic State suicide bomber killed two Iraqi army generals yesterday as they headed up forces against militant positions in the country’s restive Anbar province, outside of Ramadi, military officials said.…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: August 27, 2015

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

IRAQ and SYRIA

ISIS has seized five villages from Syrian rebels in northern Syria, gaining territory in an area where the US and Turkey intend to open a new front against the Islamist group.…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: August 26, 2015

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

IRAQ and SYRIA

Kurdish peshmerga forces launched a fresh offensive against the Islamic State group in Iraq’s northern Kirkuk province today; the front line between the two sides has hardly moved in recent months.…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: August 25, 2015

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

IRAQ and SYRIA

The Islamic State’s destruction of the ancient temple of Baal Shamin constitutes a war crime, UNESCO’s Director-General said, describing the incident as an “immense loss for the Syrian people and for humanity.” [The Guardian’s Kareem Shaheen]  “The ravaging of irreplaceable antiquities in Syria and Iraq has become something of a grim wartime routine,” writes Anne Bernard, discussing ISIS’s accelerated campaign against archaeological sites.…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: August 24, 2015

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

IRAQ and SYRIA

Tests on rounds fired by ISIS against Kurdish forces in Iraq have tested positive for mustard gas, the Pentagon said on Friday.…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: August 21, 2015

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

IRAN

The head of the IAEA said that critics “misrepresent” the manner in which the nuclear watchdog will undertake the “important verification work” on Iran’s nuclear sites, rejecting suggestions that the watchdog had agreed to give Tehran control of inspecting Parchin military facility.…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: August 20, 2015

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

IRAN

The IAEA will allow Iran to use its own inspectors to conduct an investigation into Parchin nuclear site, where Tehran has been accused of developing nuclear arsenal.…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: August 19, 2015

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

IRAQ and SYRIA

A suicide attack targeted the offices of a Kurdish security agency in the northeast of Syria today, killing at least 10 people, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: August 18, 2015

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

IRAQ and SYRIA

Syrian government warplanes again bombed Douma, the opposition-held suburb of Damascus, following airstrikes on Sunday which left over 100 people dead.…   continue »