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SYRIA - USA
Raqqa:US Air force shoots down a Syrian jet, pilot missing
The jet was engaged on a mission against the Islamic State. Damascus speaks of "gross attack". According to Washington, it hit soldiers of the US-backed Arab-Kurd coalition. Joint exercises between Iran and China in the Persian Gulf.
09/03/2017 14:40:00 SYRIA – UNITED STATES
Marines in Syria for the assault against Raqqa
US troops plan to help the Kurdish-Arab Syrian Democratic Forces. Their deployment has not been authorised by Syria’s Assad, but certainly received Russia’s green light.
Retaking Tikrit, a probable victory with major political risks
Baghdad has highlighted the cooperation of Sunni tribal groups with the army and Shia "volunteers", hoping to break the link between Sunnis and the Islamic State group. However, the presence of the Iranian revolutionary guards and the fear of reprisals against Saddam Hussein's hometown threaten to undermine expectations.
20/10/2016 09:50:00 IRAQ - SYRIA
Families of Mosul Isis leaders reach Raqqa in Syria. Doubts over who is helping them
The families of dozens of leaders of the Caliphate were transported on board buses to Raqqa without running into roadblocks, or being discovered by the Allies inspection flights. Suspicions that they are being aided by Turkey and the US. Iraqis think that the victory of Mosul will be "a Pyrrhic victory": the leaders will not be caught, or questioned, and no one will ever know who their secret allies are.
11/11/2016 09:31:00 UNITED STATES - ISRAEL - ISLAM
Israel and Islamic State celebrate neo-US President Trump
Daesh and jihadist websites celebrate the victory of the Republican candidate. Trump will show "the ugly face of America." He is a "stupid bull, arrogant and conceited, dumber than Bush." For the ideologue of al Qaeda it is the beginning of the "destruction" of the US. Netanyahu recalls the "iron link" between the two countries. The invitation to Washington at the "first opportunity."
22/08/2014 UNITED STATES - IRAQ - ISLAM
For the United States, the Islamic State is the "biggest threat" and must be fought in Syria
The US Defence Secretary and the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff make statements to that effect. However, many observers fear that the American public will not support further military action in Iraq and Syria. A growing number of militants are joining the army of the Islamic State from at least 50 countries.
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