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Daily News Roundup

The Early Edition: August 30, 2016

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 Pentagon has called on both Turkish and Kurdish forces in Syria to “stand down immediately and take appropriate measures to de-conflict,” press secretary Peter Cook issuing a written statement yesterday.…   continue »

The Early Edition: August 26, 2016

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

Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov met today in Geneva to finalize a cooperation agreement on fighting the Islamic State in Syria.…   continue »

The Early Edition: August 25, 2016

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

Another nine or more Turkish tanks entered northern Syria today as the “Euphrates Shield” operation to force the Islamic State out of Jarablus and the surrounding area and prevent the Kurdish militia from taking its place there continues, reports Reuters.…   continue »

The Early Edition: August 24, 2016

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

Turkey launched an operation against both the Islamic State and Kurdish fighters in the Islamic State-held Jarablus area at dawn this morning.  continue »

The Early Edition: August 23, 2016

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 Pentagon warned Assad regime forces to keep clear of areas in northern Syria where US forces are operating yesterday, following last week’s bombing by the Syrian air force on Hasaka, where US special operations forces are assisting Kurdish YPG fighters against the Islamic State.…   continue »

The Early Edition: August 22, 2016

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 Kurdish YPG militia began a major offensive on the last government-held parts of the northeastern Syrian city of Hasaka today, after calling on regime forces to surrender, according to Kurdish forces and locals.…   continue »

The Early Edition: August 19, 2016

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 Kurdish militia have taken several positions in the city of Hasaka from government forces, an official said today.…   continue »

The Early Edition: August 18, 2016

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

Incendiary bombs packed with a substance similar to napalm have been used by the Syrian government in attacks on rebel-held parts of Aleppo, and Russia may also be using them, according to local council members, Syrian opposition activists and human rights groups.…   continue »

The Early Edition: August 17, 2016

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

Russia has launched airstrikes in Syria from an Iranian airbase for the second day in a row today, rejecting US suggestions its cooperation with Tehran might violate a UN resolution.…   continue »