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Arizona Senate bill aims to crack down on ‘paid rioters’ & seize their property

Rioting in Arizona could soon result in charges under organized crime laws, according to a new bill approved by the state Senate. Republicans want to crack down on “paid rioters,” while Democrats warned of “chilling” effects on protests.

SB1142 would make participating in or helping organize a protest that turns violent a criminal offense under the state’s racketeering (RICO) laws. Even those who have committed no overt action could be prosecuted on charges of conspiracy to riot, and their property seized under RICO statutes, AP reported.

The bill was proposed by Senator Sonny Borrelli (R- Lake Havasu City), who said it was needed to deter violent riots and go after groups paying protesters, according to Arizona Capitol Times.

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McCain secretly travels to Syria to meet with troops, leaders, opposition

Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) made a secret trip to a Kurdish-held region in northern Syria last weekend to speak with US military officials, rebel fighters, and leaders in the region.

On Wednesday, Julie Tarallo, a spokeswoman for McCain, confirmed that he’d made the trip, calling it a “valuable opportunity to assess dynamic conditions on the ground in Syria and Iraq.”

Tarallo also praised President Donald Trump’s late January order to conduct a a 30-day review of US strategy to combat Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), saying that “Senator McCain looks forward to working with the administration and military leaders to optimize our approach for accomplishing ISIL’s lasting defeat.”

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is now compiling a “preliminary plan” to comply with Trump’s order.

The unusual trip, which the Wall Street Journal said was organized with help of the US military, was the first time a US lawmaker has traveled to the region since American special operations forces began fighting alongside local forces.

McCain, who chairs the Senate Armed Services Committee, made a short trip to the Syrian city of Raqqa to speak with Kurdish fighters and US troops about forcing IS out of the region.

Mattis also recently made a trip to Iraq to refine the plan ordered by Trump and General Joseph L. Votel, the head of US Central Command, made a trip to Raqqa to aid the review. Votel told the Wall Street Journal that more American troops would be needed to take the city from IS.

The current plan, which was formed by the Obama administration, is to take Raqqa from IS. However, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has objected to US troops working with Kurdish troops to capture the city.

At the moment, the Raqqa plan has been suspended, but it may be reinstated once the 30-day review is completed, which would not bode well for US-Turkey relations.

During his trip, McCain met with Erdogan in Turkey’s capital to discuss the situation in Syria and current US-Turkey relations.

“The change of administration in the United States presents an important opportunity to review and reassess current policy in Syria,” McCain said in a statement released Monday.

In his statement, McCain says that he has discussed proposals to combat Islamic State with Erdogan, including establishing safe zones in Syria and strategies for driving IS out of Raqqa.

During his trip, McCain also met with Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz and the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, to discuss international relations, just days before a new round of United Nations-brokered talks in Geneva is set to kick off, which are aimed at ending the fighting in Syria, according to the National.

Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) recently said that McCain has been against Trump because of a “personal dispute,” and said that if McCain was president, “I think we’d be in perpetual war.”
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Russian DM: Moscow's Syria Campaign 'Breaks Chain of Color Revolutions' in Mid-East, Africa

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Russian defense minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday that Moscow has managed to break the chain of color revolutions in the Middle East.

Shoigu announced that Russia's year-and-a-half counterterrorist campaign in Syria helped solve the geopolitical task of disrupting the chain of revolutions in the region, Sputnik reported.

"The deployment of our group in the Syrian Arab Republic helped solve the geopolitical task of breaking the chain of 'color revolutions' replicated in the Middle East and Africa," he added.

Moscow has been conducting a counter-terrorist campaign in Syria since September 30, 2015, at President Bashar al-Assad's request.

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced in December that the Syrian government and armed opposition groups had reached an agreement on a nationwide ceasefire in Syria and on readiness to start peace talks.
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Russian ambassador to UN Vitaly Churkin dies day before turning 65

Vitaly Churkin, who served as Russia's permanent representative to the United Nations since 2006, "died suddenly" in New York, the Russian Foreign Ministry announced.

TEHRAN (FNA)- Ukraine's decision to block the adoption by the UN Security Council of a statement dedicated to late Russian ambassador Vitaly Churkin was "beyond good and evil," Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.
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※ 非一般ニュースはアカウント凍結 ‏@kininaru2014111 氏の2017/2/19のツイート

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Moment of Kim Jong-nam ‘assassination’ captured on security camera (CCTV VIDEO)

CCTV footage allegedly showing the moment of the deadly attack on the half-brother of North Korea’s supreme leader has emerged online as tensions between Pyongyang and Kuala Lumpur escalate over his killing.

The low-quality CCTV footage purportedly shows the attack on Kim Jong-nam at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on February 13. A woman wearing a white shirt and blue skirt is seen approaching the man from behind - believed to be Kim Jong-nam - and grabbing his face while spraying him with some substance, presumably a fast-acting poison. Presumably, it’s the same “LOL-shirt wearing” Indonesian woman, who has already been identified as Siti Aishah and whose been detained by security forces.

The man is then seen approaching airport security asking for help. The video then shows airport officials escorting him into service rooms.

Kim subsequently died suffering seizures en route to hospital.

A North Korean man, a Vietnamese woman, and an Indonesian woman have already been arrested in connection with the assassination. Authorities are still searching for four other North Korean suspects, who are believed to have left the country on the day Kim Jong-nam was killed.

The incident has sparked a flurry of acrimonious diplomatic activity between Pyongyang and Kuala Lumpur. North Korea’s ambassador was summoned to Malaysia’s Foreign Ministry over his remarks on the investigation after accusing the Malaysian government of “trying to conceal something” and “colluding with outside forces.”

The ambassador delivered his accusatory remarks, following Malaysia's refusal to comply with North Korea’s request not to perform an autopsy on Kim Jong-nam’s body, since he held a diplomatic passport. Pyongyang also wants to be part of the investigation.

Malaysia responded by recalling its Ambassador from Pyongyang “for consultations.”

Kim Jong-nam was a vocal critic of his brother Kim Jong-un and the family’s dynastic control of North Korea. He had been living with his second wife in Macau, under China’s protection, according to South Korea’s intelligence agency.

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TEHRAN (FNA)- Abdel Bari Atwan, the editor-in-chief of Rai al-Youm newspaper, said regional and global actors are now waiting to see Moscow's possible reaction to Turkey's continued support for militant groups in Syria and its non-commitment to the peace plans earlier coordinated with Russia and Iran.

"Recep Tayypi Erdogan has changed stance to support the armed opposition groups in Syria and revive the Saudi-Turkish-Qatari pivot," Atwan wrote on Saturday.

"Now the question is how Moscow will react to Turkey's position? What will be the positions of the Iranian and Syrian governments? It is an issue that will come into light in the next few days but undoubtedly, the fate of the fourth round of Geneva talks will not be better than the three previous rounds," he added.

Atwan also referred to US President Donald Trump's decision to send forces to Syria, and said it shows a preplanned plot by Washington, Ankara, Tel Aviv and the Persian Gulf Arab states which raises many questions about Iran and Russia's reaction to these developments.

In relevant remarks today, a prominent Syrian analyst warned that Ankara still has strong ties with the leaders of the terrorist groups in Syria, including the ISIL and al-Nusra (Fatah al-Sham) Front.

"Ankara has sent the terrorists from different parts of Aleppo, Idlib and Hama to the Northeastern parts of Aleppo to fight in the Euphrates Shield Operation," Rizzan Haddu told FNA on Saturday.

"Meantime, Ankara has some relations with the ISIL and al-Nusra too," he added.

Haddu underlined that if Turkey, supported by the NATO, were serious about the establishment of peace in Syria, it would not implement special plots in Syria and there would be no need to holding Geneva talks and negotiations with the militants.

Ankara has backed militants fighting against President Bashar al-Assad since the conflict began with anti-government protests in March 2011.

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi cautioned Turkish officials to watch their words about Iran, warning that Iran's patience has a limit.

Speaking at the Munich Security Conference on Sunday, the Turkish foreign minister criticized what he called an Iranian "sectarian policy" aimed at undermining Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.

Turkish minister's remarks came despite the fact that his country is widely known as a staunch supporter of militants wreaking havoc in Syria, providing them with money and arms as well as free passage through Turkish soil to Syria.

Russia, Turkey Negotiating Deal on S-400 Missile Systems Purchase
TEHRAN (FNA)- Russian arms manufacturing company, Rostec, said on Monday that Russia and Turkey are currently negotiating a deal concerning purchases of S-400 Triumf missile systems.

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Turkish PM: Turkey Not to Involve Directly in Raqqa Operation

TEHRAN (FNA)- Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said that Ankara will be part of an operation to kick the ISIL terror group out of the Syrian city of Raqqa, though not directly, if a deal with US-led coalition can be reached.

"We will not be directly inside an operation on Raqqa, we will provide tactical support, of course if we agree in principle,” Yildirim said in Germany, where he went to attend the Munich Security Conference, Anadolu reported.

“The opportunities and capabilities are being reviewed,” he said.

Yildirim said that “... Free Syrian Army (FSA) and other groups” would go in the forefront as one group and “we will be in the back,” adding that the US and Turkey would have military presence at the Raqqa operation.

Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which is a US-backed group that is mostly comprised of Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Unit (YPG) and other smaller groups, have launched a multi-phased operation to take Raqqa of ISIL militants at the end of last year.

Turkey regards the YPG, which is the military wing of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), as a terror organization due to its links to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).

Ankara objects the involvement of the YPG and PYD in efforts to liberate ISIL’s bastion in Syria.

“You know, we had a proposal to clear ISIL from Raqqa after doing the same for al-Bab. We told them, the US, that it is not right to act with the PYD and YPG, which are extensions of the PKK, and a terror organization should not be chosen over another one. This does not fit inside a friendship,” said Yıldırım.

Turkey is trying to capture al-Bab in Northern Syria from ISIL since December last year as part of its Euphrates Shield operation, which was launched on Aug. 24, 2016.

“The US has an operation plan for Raqqa in any case. We are talking about how this plan will be implemented,” said Yildirim.

He also said that he hoped the US would not opt for the YPG and PYD for the Raqqa operation, or “there will be serious problems in relations with the US”.

Yildirim also said that he told German Chancellor Angela Merkel in a meeting earlier in the day that Turkey could include Germany to the operation on Raqqa.

Russian Military Expert: Syria to Start Major Anti-Terrorism Battle in Raqqa Soon

TEHRAN (FNA)- A prominent Russian military analyst underlined that a major battle will start against the terrorist groups in Raqqa in the near future, adding that the massive military operations will prevent the Turkey-backed forces' further advance and disintegration of Syria.

"The major battle in Syria will start within one month or a little time more than one month with the aim of liberating Raqqa city as the ISIL's main base in Syria, and other regions occupied by the terrorist group," Yuri Larogov said in an interview with Gazeta.ru newspaper.

He also said that given the current complicated situation in peace talks in Astana, every one should remember that the truce doesn’t include the terrorist groups like the ISIL and al-Nusra (Fatah al-Sham) Front that the international community has legitimized fighting against them.

A squadron of Tu-95MS strategic bombers equipped with advanced missiles struck repeatedly ISIL's positions in Raqqa in Northeastern Syria on Friday, using the airspace of Iran and Iraq to reach the targets, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

The Russian ministry announced in a statement on Friday that the country's fighter jets targeted training and command centers of a large terrorist group affiliated to ISIL in Raqqa's countryside.

The statement said that the Russian bombers left their bases and flew over Iran and Iraq, targeting ISIL's positions in Raqqa by Kh-101-air-to-surface cruise missiles.

The statement further added that several Sukhoi-30 SM and Sukhoi-33 fighter jets took off from Humeimim airbase in Lattakia and backed up the Russian squadron in the Raqqa operation.

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100年間で初の鳥インフルエンザ大流行が中国を脅かす 人も高い致死率

China could be facing the worst bout of bird flu to hit the country in a century, with Avian Influenza A(H7N9) accounting for the deaths of 79 people in January from the 192 human cases reported so far.

The outbreak has been described as the “worst season since the virus first appeared in the country in 2013,” by members of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Guan Yi, an expert in emerging viral diseases at the University of Hong Kong in China, said the surge in human cases is a cause for grave concern. "We are facing the largest pandemic threat in the last 100 years," he told Science.

Between December 20, 2016 and January 16, 2017, a total of 918 laboratory-confirmed cases of human infections as well as 359 deaths from H7N9 worldwide have been reported to the World Health Organization (WHO).
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Four NATO powers prefer Russia to the US, Gallup poll shows

A Gallup poll has revealed that citizens of four NATO nations would sooner count on Russia to defend them rather than the United States, Bloomberg reported on Friday, reflecting the changing perceptions of the US's role in global security.

Between October and December 2016, WIN/Gallup International asked around a thousand people in 66 countries who would be their go-to ally if attacked. While the military might of the US was still the first choice for most of the respondents polled, people from Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria and Slovenia - all members of the transatlantic NATO alliance - opted for Russia when asked whom they felt they could count on if they felt under threat.

Other countries which preferred Russian over American protection included China, Iran, and Serbia. Russia itself chose China as their main ally, while Americans voted for the UK. Iraq, Bosnia, and Ukraine, countries with deep ethnic, religious and political divides, were split roughly evenly between Russia and the US.

“It isn’t surprising that Russians and Chinese chose each other, but it is new,’’ WIN/Gallup vice president Kancho Stoychev told Bloomberg. “It shows us something very important - that US policy over the last 20 years has driven Russia into the arms of China, which is quite strange because Russia is fundamentally a part of Europe.’’

Stoychev suggested that the sentiments towards in Russia in Greece and Bulgaria could be driven by a fear of Turkey. While all three are NATO members, Turkey’s intervention in Cyprus in 1974 may have undermined trust in the alliance.

In other European countries, more people looked across the continent for their defensive partners. For example, 29 percent of Swedes looked to the UK for protection, almost as many as to the US (31 percent). This could partly be due to comments made by US President Donald Trump, who has referred to NATO as "obsolete" and has called for a stronger relationship with Russia, worrying some European countries, particularly, Poland and the Baltics.

However, under President Trump, the US and NATO has continued to amass troops and equipment in Eastern Europe, close to Russia’s borders. In an interview shortly after a bilateral meeting in January, British Prime Minister Theresa May told reporters that Trump had “confirmed he’s 100 percent behind NATO”.

The results of the Gallup survey coincides with the annual Munich Security Conference in Germany, attended by senior security policymakers from around the world.

NATO was founded in 1949 in the early years of the Cold War, bringing together the US, Canada and mainly Westen European powers to act as a counterweight to the Soviet-led Eastern bloc. The alliance has continued to grow and has expanded eastwards over the last few decades, despite the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991.
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米国議会がソロスの欧州の政治への介入に注目 ソロスの原資は税金?

The Gateway Pundit 2017/2/17
Congress Probes U.S. Funding for Radical Soros Groups, Questionable Left-Wing Causes In Europe
Ryan Saavedra Feb 17th, 2017 6:47 pm 172 Comments

Democrat Mega Donor Now Has The Attention Of Congress

It was only a matter of time before the actions of George Soros came under scrutiny from U.S. lawmakers. Soros, a far left-wing mega donor for the Democratic party, has caught the attention of U.S. lawmakers after allegedly meddling in European politics.

From Fox News:

Concerns about Soros’ involvement most recently were raised by the Hungarian prime minister, who last week lashed out at the Soros “empire” and accused it of deplying “tons of money and international heavy artillery.”…

…Former Macedonian PM Nikola Gruevski says Soros has a “decisive influence” on his country’s politics.

“If it were not for George Soros behind it with all the millions he pours into Macedonia, the entire network of NGOs, media, politicians, inside and out … the economy would be stronger, we would have had more new jobs,” he said in a recent interview with Macedonia’s Republika newspaper…

…Lee’s staff recently met with Macedonia lawmakers, who also passed on a white paper from a citizen’s initiative called “Stop Operation Soros” which alleges U.S. money has been funding hard-left causes in the country − including violent riots in the streets, as well as a Macedonian version of Saul Alinsky’s far-left handbook “Rules for Radicals.”

Previously The Gateway Pundit reported that the Foreign Minister for Hungary, Peter Szijarto, told RT in a recent interview that George Soros “would like this government to fail, he would like to kind of fire this government because he doesn’t like our approach, doesn’t like our policies.”

This is far from the first time that George Soros has been accused of trying to destroy a nation. Many have criticized him for trying to destroy America’s borders. He has also been accused of destroying economies and destroying banks.

FOX NEWS 2017/2/17
Lawmakers probe US funding for Soros groups, left-wing causes in Europe
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中東の実像 5 シリア





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中東の実像 10 バーレーン




サウジは、イエメンへの攻撃を続けています。早く消えろ! サウジ。


中東の実像 9 クルド
中東の実像 8 イラン
中東の実像 7 イラク
中東の実像 6 イエメン
中東の実像 5 シリア
中東の実像 4 イラン シリア クルド
中東の実像 3 シリア イラン イラク
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McCain Savages Trump Administration and Inability to Separate Truth from Lies

TEHRAN (FNA)- John McCain said on Friday that Donald Trump’s administration was in “disarray” and that Nato’s founders would be alarmed by the growing unwillingness to “separate truth from lies”.

The Republican Senator broke with the reassuring message that US officials visiting Germany have sought to convey on their debut trip to Europe, telling a Munich security conference the resignation of the new president’s security adviser, Michael Flynn, over his contacts with Russia reflected deep problems in Washington, the Guardian reported.

“I think that the Flynn issue obviously is something that shows that in many respects this administration is in disarray and they’ve got a lot of work to do,” McCain said, a known Trump critic, even as he praised Trump’s defence secretary.

“The president, I think, makes statements [and] on other occasions contradicts himself. So we’ve learned to watch what the president does as opposed to what he says,” he added.

Without mentioning the president’s name, McCain lamented a shift in the US and Europe away from the “universal values” that forged the Nato alliance seven decades ago. McCain also said the alliance’s founders would be “alarmed by the growing inability, and even unwillingness, to separate truth from lies.”

The chairman of the Armed Services Committee, said “more and more of our fellow citizens seem to be flirting with authoritarianism and romanticising it as our moral equivalent”. The senator also regretted the “hardening resentment we see toward immigrants, and refugees, and minority groups, especially Muslims”.

European governments have been unsettled by the signals sent by Trump on a range of foreign policy issues ranging from Nato and Russia to Iran, Israel and European integration.

The debut trip to Europe of Trump’s defence secretary, Jim Mattis, and his secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, to a meeting of G20 counterparts in Bonn, went some way to assuaging concerns as they both took a more traditional US position.

Mattis made clear, both at the NATO headquarters in Brussels and in Munich, that Washington would not retreat from leading the military alliance as it deals with Russia, conflicts in Eastern and Southern Mediterranean countries and terrorism.

“President Trump came into office and has thrown now his full support to NATO. He too espouses NATO's need to adapt to today's strategic situation for it to remain credible, capable and relevant,” Mattis said.

Pence was also slated to address the Munich conference and address the same concerns on Saturday.

However, that has proven a tough challenge amid the new US administration’s struggle to contain the downfall of Flynn’s resignation.

Flynn stepped down on Monday after mounting evidence suggested that he had discussed former President Barack Obama’s anti-Russia sanctions with Russia's ambassador to the US, well before Trump’s inauguration.

Similar accusations were made against Trump before the presidential election. He has expressed a strong willingness to cooperate with Moscow on important issues.

This is while, NATO has been increasingly deploying weapons and equipment on Russia’s borders ever since cutting ties with Moscow in 2014.

Despite criticizing Trump, McCain urged the forum on Friday to not give up on Washington yet.

“Make no mistake, my friends. These are dangerous times, but you should not count America out, and we should not count each other out,” he said.
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ロシア空軍のラッカ空爆始まる Tu-95から巡航ミサイル発射

Russian strategic bombers hit ISIS in Raqqa in coordination with Pentagon via ‘deconfliction line’
Russian Tu-95 bombers have struck Islamic State (IS, former ISIS/ISIL) targets in Syria's Raqqa region using X-101 cruise missiles, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement, adding that it informed the US about the operation.

“On February 17, 2017, strategic missile carrying Tu-95 bombers made an operational flight from the territory of the Russian Federation over the territories of Iran and Iraq and conducted an air strike against Islamic State terrorists’ objectives in the Raqqa region using X-101 cruise missiles,” the ministry’s statement says.

It also says the Russian bombers hit the terrorist's bases and training camps as well as a command center of one of Islamic State's “large detachments,” adding that all objects were successfully destroyed.

In Syria, the bombers operated under cover of Su-30 and Su-35 fighter jets scrambled from the Khmeimim Airbase in Syria's western Latakia region. The bombers then returned to their bases in Russia, the statement says.

The ministry also said it notified Washington about the strikes in advance using the “de-confliction” hotline. In October 2015, Russia and the US agreed to a flight safety memorandum which regulates flight paths and to inform each other of an emergency situation in Syria establishing the hotline to avoid dangerous aerial incidents in Syrian airspace.

Colonel John Dorrian, the spokesman for Combined Joint Task Force, confirmed it received the notification via the hotline.

In January, Russia dispatched long-range bombers to Syria. On January 21, six supersonic Tupolev Tu-22M3 bombers conducted air strikes against Islamic State targets in the Syrian governorate of Deir ez-Zor. The Russian planes hit IS base camps, weapon stockpiles, and armored vehicles.

TEHRAN (FNA)- A squadron of Tu-95MS strategic bombers equipped with advanced missiles struck repeatedly ISIL's positions in Raqqa in Northeastern Syria, using the airspace of Iran and Iraq to reach the targets, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

The Russian ministry announced in a statement on Friday that the country's fighter jets targeted training and command centers of a large terrorist group affiliated to ISIL in Raqqa's countryside.

The statement said that the Russian bombers left their bases and flew over Iran and Iraq, targeting ISIL's positions in Raqqa by Kh-101-air-to-surface cruise missiles.

The statement further added that several Sukhoi-30 SM and Sukhoi-33 fighter jets took off from Humeimim airbase in Lattakia and backed up the Russian squadron in the Raqqa operation.

A Russian daily said on Tuesday that Moscow was expanding its air power in Syria to have a stronger presence in the war on ISIL and meantime prevent the Turkish army's increasing operations in Northern Syria.

The Russian language Nezavisimaya Gazeta daily quoted Syrian sources as saying that four multi-function Sukhoi-34 bomber-fighters left Russia and arrived in Humeimim airbase in Syria in recent days to be used for fresh anti-terrorism missions.

The Russian daily further quoted the Turkish language Anadolu news agency as saying that a secret meeting hosted by the Russian generals was held at Humeimim airbase between the representatives of the Syrian government and Syria's Kurdish fighters to explore new avenues to prevent the Turkish army's further advances in Northern Syria.
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中東の実像 9 クルド



クルド人の街 Afrinの住人は他に行くところもないと残る人も







マンビジでISISと戦闘を続けるThe Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) の若い兵士です。クルド人主体です。シリアの正規軍に比べて装備が劣ります。靴を見れば明らかです。ですが、ISISはほとんど普段着でスニーカーです。とても戦いになりません。戦死者が増えるだけです。


Rojava ‏@AzadiRojava 氏の2017/2/18のツイート
SDF heroes dancing after liberation of Hasan Zayd & Siadun (Mekmen front)


Events of the art and culture week has started in Til Abyad
Til Abyadはシリア北部ラッカの真北にあるクルド人の町です。

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アスタナ会議終わる ドキュメント採択の模様

Source: Astana Talks Participants Agree on Several Documents on Syria
TEHRAN (FNA)- A source in one of the delegations participating in Astana talks on Syria said several documents the Astana meeting's agenda have been agreed upon.

The source elaborated that "there is more than one document," however he did not pointed to further details on the document, agreed by the participants in the Astana talks, TASS reported.

According to earlier reports, the parties planned to agree on a final statement and a statement on setting up a joint group for monitoring the ceasefire.

Earlier, UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura said Thursday that Russia, Iran and Turkey could bring big changes to the conflict in Syria if they helped stabilize the ceasefire regime.

Speaking with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, de Mistura also thanked Russia for its efforts to resolve the situation in Syria and noted the reduction in violence. According to him, the talks in Astana on Syria are very important, and more can be done in Geneva.

Sputnik also reported that De Mistura presented to Shoigu a humanitarian roadmap on Syria and called for creation of a reliable mechanism to ensure ceasefire.

Syrian Government Holds Direct Talks with Opposition Groups in Astana
TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrian government officials sat face-to-face with Syrian opposition groups for the second time in three weeks in Astana, Kazakhstan, as diplomats step up their efforts to reconcile the two sides ahead of UN-brokered peace talks in Geneva.

Thursday's meeting is aimed at shoring up a ceasefire before the government meets with representatives of the opposition groups in Geneva on Feb. 23, for talks aimed at reaching a broader political settlement, Star Tribune reported.

Meanwhile Syrian pro-government forces and thier allies were clashing with militant groups in the Dara'a Province in Southern Syria. Local sources confirmed that an al-Qaida-linked militant group attacked government forces Sunday, shattering an extended spell of calm in the contested region.

There have been repeated violations of the ceasefire by the militant groups since it went into effect on Dec. 30.

Astana Talks Nearing Completion, Some Unresolved Issues Remain
TEHRAN (FNA)- A source participating in the the Astana talks on Syria said this round of negotiations are about to be completed, but a number of unsettled issues still remain.

Th source said the comments as a meeting of Russian delegation and Syrian opposition is underway, Sputnik reported.

"The meeting of the Russian delegation and Syrian opposition is not finished, a number of unsettled issues remain," the source said.

Earlier in the day, bilateral meetings of delegations to the Syria peace talks have started in Astana ahead of the plenary session, scheduled for 4 p.m. local time.
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最初に ISIL mediaが報じたということ、米軍の爆撃の場所がユーフラテス川沿いのal-Qa'im areaでラッカから260km。


ISIL Media Speaks Out for First Time about Al-Baghdadi Substitute

TEHRAN (FNA)- A local source at Nineveh said on Tuesday that ISIL media spoke for the first time about a substitute for it's leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, in the aftermath of aerial bombardment by the US-led coalition on his hideout.

The source said in a press statement that rife rumors that ISIL leader might have been fallen dead by the coalition's bombardment have prompted fears among the organization's members, the Baghdad Post reported.

The source added that the organization's media outlet spoke for the first time about a successor for al-Baghdadi in case of his death, noting that this announcement is unprecedented.

Air strikes by US-led coalition jets that shelled ISIL' commanders office at al-Qa'im area in western Anbar two days ago have resulted in the death of top ISIL leaders, while rumors have spread about al-Baghdadi's death.

Iraqi Army Confirms 13 ISIL Commanders Killed in Saturday Airstrike on ISIL Meeting

TEHRAN (FNA)- 13 ISIL commanders were killed in a strike by Iraqi army which targeted a meeting of the terror group's top leaders, Iraqi army confirmed on Tuesday.

The Iraqi joint operations command's media center said that Iraqi intelligence forces have been pursuing ISIL commanders including the ringleader of the terror group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Al Manar reported.

The Eagle cell in the Iraqi intelligence pursued the terrorists as they came from Syria heading to Mosul in order to find a way to deal with the heavy losses inflicted upon them.

The military media of the Iraqi command said the incident took place on Thursday, February 9, when a number of ISIL commanders were riding three Land Cruiser vehicles coming from Raqqa.

At Al-Bu Kamal area the terrorists changed the vehicles, the Iraqi media said, adding that they spend two days at al-Abidi area, amid high security measures.

On Saturday, February 11, an Iraqi F16 warplane targeted the meeting while it was being held by ISIL's top leaders.

13 ISIL commanders were killed in the strike, according to the military media. However, the fate of Baghdadi was still unknown as his injury in the attack was not confirmed.

Iraqi Security Forces Kill Tens of ISIL Militants in Anbar, Salahuddin
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Bernie Sanders Calls Trump ‘Fraud’, Working for Wall Street

TEHRAN (FNA)- Former Democrat presidential candidate Bernie Sanders attacked US President Donald Trump for rowing back on his campaign rhetoric by appointing Wall Street bankers to powerful positions.

"It is hard not to laugh, to see President Trump alongside these Wall Street guys. I have to say this, Jake, and I don't mean to be disrespectful, this guy is a fraud," said the 75-year-old Vermont senator, RT reported.

Sanders said that Trump promised during the campaign that he would not cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid but "then he appoints all of these guys who are precisely going to cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid."

"You have a president who, I think, in a totally fraudulent campaign said, 'I'm going to stand up for the working people.' Look at his Cabinet, we never had more billionaires in a Cabinet in the history of this country. Look at his appointees," Sanders said. "These are people who are going to go after the needs of working families, the elderly, the children, the sick, and the poor. That is called hypocrisy."

Sanders, who has consistently called for greater regulation over Wall Street, criticized Trump for appointing billionaires to his Cabinet and for appointing people who come from Goldman Sachs.

Trump picked Steve Mnuchin for Treasury Secretary and Gary Cohn to lead the National Economic Council. Both men are formerly of Goldman Sachs. He also selected billionaire former banker Wilbur Ross to head the Commerce Department.

"I think he is going to sell out the middle class and the working class of this country," Sanders told CNN.

"He told us, in fact, it's in the Republican platform, he's going to bring back Glass-Steagall, we're going to be dividing up commercial banks from investment banks to insurance companies. Then he has all of the big Wall Street guys on his side, and now he is working for Wall Street."

Sanders called on Republicans to "have the courage to stand up to Trump's movement towards authoritarianism." The Vermont senator also weighed in on Trump’s nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.

"I want a Supreme Court that is going to stand up for civil liberties, for constitutional rights, for the rights of workers, for environmental rights, for the rights of women," Sanders said.
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TEHRAN (FNA)- A high-ranking ISIL militant began a dissent against the group’s ringleader Abu Bakr al-baqdadi amid rumors about his death, local sources said.

The militant, Abu Abdullah al-Shami, is calling upon his comrades to cease to pledge allegiance to Baghdadi since his survival was not certain, the sources said, Shafaaq news reported.

The source quoted al-Shami as citing the group’s code of leadership, which revokes allegiance to a leader once his whereabouts or competence is questioned.

Baghdadi emerged in 2014 to proclaim a “caliphate” over Iraqi and Syrian territories.

The group had declared the city of Mosul as its capital in Iraq, but a wide-scale campaign by Iraqi government forces, backed by popular forces and other allies, has driven ISIL out of the city’s Eastern region.

The group is still in control over the Western part of Mosul, but Iraqi generals are voicing optimism as the group has reportedly suffered personnel, ground and finance losses besides divisions among its ranks.

Baghdadi’s whereabouts are still unknown, but he is widely believed to be hiding at a group’s stronghold in Western Mosul near the borders with Syria.

More ISIL Commanders Break Allegiance with Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi in Nineveh

TEHRAN (FNA)- Several more ISIL commanders in Nineveh province declared that they have broken allegiance with their leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in a bid to show their opposition to the suicide attacks of the terrorist group, informed security sources disclosed.

"A number of ISIL commanders have brought to a halt the terrorist group's suicide attacks after breaking their allegiance with their leader in Nineveh province," the Arabic-language media outlets quoted an unnamed security source as saying on Sunday.

The source reiterated that after the move by the ISIL commanders the rift has widened among the ISIL commanders.

In a relevant development in mid-January, Vice-Chairman of Nineveh Province Council Nouralddeen Qablan disclosed that ISIL's commanders are seriously worried about the recent victories of the Iraqi forces in Mosul battlefields that have intensified disunity among the terrorists.

Qablan said that recent victories of Iraqi forces against terrorists in Mosul have had negative impacts on ISIL terrorists' unity.

He further added that the widening gaps and increasing differences have incited infighting among ISIL members and pushed the group's foreign commanders into a state of confusion.

The Mayor of Iraqi city of Mosul said earlier today that there are currently only four to seven districts left to declare Eastern Mosul free from ISIL militants.

Hussein al-Hajem made the announcement in a statement as field reports said the Iraqi forces has come closer to victory over the extremist group in half of the city.

Abadi: Iraq ‘Monitoring’ Movements of 'Isolated' ISIL Leader

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said the country's security forces are monitoring movements of the “isolated” chief of ISIL terrorist group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

“He’s almost alone at the moment. He doesn’t have many people to trust. He is in isolation, we’re monitoring his movements,” Abadi said in an interview with the France 24 television channel, presstv reported.

He stressed that Baghdadi is keeping a very low profile. “His communication with other terrorists is very low. In many times, it is almost nonexistent.”

The prime minister, however, declined to reveal any details of Baghdadi’s whereabouts.

Answering a question whether Baghdadi was still in the Northern city of Mosul, the group’s last stronghold on Iraqi soil, Abadi smiled and said, “I’m not commenting on it.”

He also noted that most of the Baghdadi’s aides had been “killed and eliminated” in recent operations.

The real challenge, however, was not the military fight against ISIL, but putting an end to its terror operations which have drawn fighters “from almost hundred countries in the world to Syria, to Iraq to fight and to kill innocent civilians,” he added.
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中東の実像 7 イラク


ファルージャの西隣の町からも住民が避難しています。ユーフラテス川を南に渡っているところです。向こう岸には大勢の人が順番を待っています。ゴムボートに人を乗せて若い男性が船につかまって運んでいます。popular forces は汚職等にまみれていないからでしょう戦闘に強く、サウジがpopular forces を戦闘から外せと要求したりしました。

2016/6/6、TEHRAN (FNA)- Iraqi special forces along with popular forces liberated the territory controlled by ISIL terrorists in Saqlawiyah, gaining ground on the push to retake Fallujah.



イラクのセキュリティ・フォースがISISの ”sleeper cell”睡眠細胞、隠れテロリストを摘発しています。











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