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Middle East reporter -The Wall Street Journal. Focus on jihadi movements, Syria. Formerly based in Afghanistan. Rants mine, all mine.

Extremists Prove Resilient to U.S.-led Airstrikes

U.S.-led Airstrikes Disrupt Islamic State, But Extremists Hold Territory — U.S.-led airstrikes designed to serve notice on Islamist extremists in Iraq and Syria have also delivered a sobering message to Washington and its allies: Breaking the militants' grip will be every bit as difficult as they feared. As the U.S.

Syrians March to Protest U.S. Strategy on Airstrikes — Demonstrations against the U.S. and its Arab allies and those collaborating with them swept through rebel-held areas in Syria on Friday. Anger over the U.S. decision to target the militant Nusra Front in its air campaign against Islamic State-and to spare the regime of Bashar al-Assad and its allies-spurred protests after Friday prayers, a rebel practice that has dwindled since the peaceful uprising against Mr. Assad in March 2011...

While Strikes Hit Islamic State, Syrian Rebels Await Other Help — REYHANLI, Turkey-Moderate rebels in Syria say they are far from taking advantage of the U.S.-led attacks against Islamic State targets because they remain outgunned by both the extremists and President Bashar al-Assad's forces. The rebel groups also blame the slow pace of training new fighters for the Free Syrian Army, which is backed by Western...

Airstrikes in Syria Roil Rebel Alliances — Thousands of civilians and rebels across Syria protested allied airstrikes against extremist militants that continued on Friday, underscoring the challenge the U.S.-led campaign faces in dealing with complex ties among rival rebel factions. The attacks are leading to confusion on the ground and new complications for American policy makers, as they try to navigate the tensions between the more moderate Syrian rebels they back and...

Syria Government, Opposition Given Prior Notification of Attacks on Islamic State — The U.S. and five Middle Eastern allies launched an expansive attack on extremist fighters in Syria on Monday night as air strikes hit Islamic State strongholds and another anti-Western group, opening a challenging new front in an expanding Middle East war. Using Tomahawk cruise missiles fired from Navy ships in the Persian Gulf and Red Sea, U.S.

Syria Opposition Says It Was Informed Strikes Would Begin

Militants in Yemen Seize State Offices, Force Premier to Resign — Shiite militants took over much of Yemen's capital on Sunday, prompting the prime minister's resignation and forcing a deal to form a new government. The militants known as Houthis have been protesting outside government ministries in the capital San'a since August, complaining about rising fuel prices and demanding the government quicken the pace of political overhauls.

Jordan Plans Crackdown on Unauthorized Mosques to Combat Radical Islam

Al Qaeda Militants Flow Into Yemen's Capital — Scores of al Qaeda militants have moved into Yemen's capital San'a in an attempt to exploit swelling political unrest and destabilize the government, officials said. While President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi's government is bogged down with protests in the capital by the Houthis-a Shiite Muslim political and militant group-at least 60 al Qaeda militants have slipped in over the past few weeks and joined sleeper cells, according to...
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Oct 22, 2014

RT @pdmcleod: Report directly from police officer involved in the shooting to someone inside: they shot first suspect. Second on roof, 12 shots fired.

Oct 22, 2014

@WSJ flash on my phone that multiple shooters involved in Canada parliament shooting.

Oct 22, 2014

RT @AAhronheim: @Abihabib also comes after the attack in #StJeanSurRichelieu where a radicalized convert killed a soldier

Oct 22, 2014

We don't know who shooter is yet at Canadian parliament. But comes after 2 recent videos by Canadian ISIS members calling for attacks on gov

Oct 22, 2014

@lrozen To get thru expenses, I either listen to @iraglass or Pixies, depending on stress level/height of receipt pile. Switching 2 Pixies

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