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Tracking and analyzing the West's most elevated terrorist opponent of the moment, the Islamic State, aka the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS).

Erdogan’s Dervish: Turkey Pivots Again, Ready to Face-off With Russia in Syria

Steven Sahiounie | What we all expected, but hoped wouldn’t happen: Turkey seems to be shifting position once again.

Saudi Beheads 81 Citizens in a Single Day, Then Deploys Security Forces to Quell Protests

21WIRE | Rights groups are no longer convinced of claims by bin Salman that the country was overhauling its justice system to limit use of the death penalty.

INTERVIEW: Vanessa Beeley on Biden’s ‘ISIS Reboot’ in Syria

TNT Radio | Will the US continue to use the terrorist confab as a cudgel to destabilize Syria

UKC News: More Gene Jabs on the Way + White House Fake News Goes Into Overdrive Over ISIS and Ukraine

UKC News | Co-hosts Mike Robinson and Patrick Henningsen with the end of week news round-up.

How US Occupation Troops Are Looting Syrian Oil

The Cradle | Now in its fourth year of occupation, US keeps troops in Syria in order to maintain control of Syria’s own oil fields – and deny Damascus access to affordable energy for its citizens.

Pivot to Asia Redux: After 9/11 Anniversary, Washington Eyes China

Dr Can Erimtan | Will Biden be able to successfully complete his predecessor’s pivot to Asia, or will the US be supplanted by China a the Pacific hegemon?

Reports of 10 Civilians Killed in Kabul Drone Strike That White House Calls ‘Successful’

21WIRE + Antiwar.com | U.S. officials still doubling down on the ‘success’ stories of a failed pull-out mission in Afghanistan.

US ‘Airstrike Diplomacy’ Continues in Syria and Iraq

Brian Berletic | Washington is back to its old games again – trying to stir-up sectarian division in the Middle East and gradual stoke the flames of conflict with Iran.

US Military ‘Concedes’ to 1,410 Civilian Deaths in Iraq and Syria During Operation Inherent Resolve

21WIRE + Antiwar.com | According to the monitoring group, Airwars, the real total is believed to be much higher.

US to Deploy Bradley Fighting Vehicles Into Syria

21WIRE | Strangely, this comes on the heels of the President declaring “we are out of Syria.”

REPORT: US Military Attack Syria Army Checkpoint

21WIRE | US attack came after happened after their patrol was prevented from passing through a Syrian Army checkpoint.

The Re-Conversion of the Ayasofya: Starting the Countdown to 2023

Dr. Can Erimtan | Make no mistake: this is one of Erdogan’s final set-pieces in transitioning away from its former secular republic, and into a new, more Islamist State.

More Prominent ISIS Members Reappear in Turkish-Occupied Areas in Syria

South Front | ISIS terrorists are once again on the move in Syria, threatening the stability of the region.

US to Evacuate Some Bases in Iraq Following Recent Rocket Attacks

21WIRE | Resistance to US occupation of Iraq has prompted Washington to reconsider its previously staunch military position.

U.S. Lied About ‘Intelligence’ Which Blamed Iraqi PMUs for Attack on US Base, Leading to War with Iran

21WIRE.TV | Bad ‘intel’ set off chain of events which almost led to a full-scale war between the US and Iran.

INTERVIEW: Sami Ramadani on the Renewed Rift Between Iraq and United States

21WIRE | Can Iraq successfully remove all foreign forces from its country?

‘War of Terror’ Inverted: Why Did US Assassinate Iran’s Anti-ISIS General?

Tony Cartalucci | Trump’s desperate move only serves to prove to the world what a menace US foreign policy has become.

Explained: Why the US Hated and Assassinated Iran’s General Soleimani

21WIRE + Syriana Analysis | In short, both the US and Israel wanted Soleimani dead.

Official ISIS Newspaper ‘Thanks God’ for Trump Killing Iran’s General Soleimani

Patrick Henningsen | Unfortunately, this bitter irony may take a bit longer to filter through into the collective consciousness of American society.

Trump’s Fatal Mistake in Iraq and Beginning of End for US Occupation

Patrick Henningsen | We now face the very real prospect of a multinational conflagration in the Middle East, including a direct confrontation with Iran.