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Maria Abi-Habib

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Middle East Reporter — The Wall Street Journal

Mideast reporter - Wall Street Journal. Focused on ISIS, al Qaeda. Also known as Umm Laith. Previously in Afghanistan. Rants mine, all mine. maria.habib@wsj.com

As Violence in Syria Again Soars, One Rebel-Held Neighborhood Relents

wsj.com — BEIRUT-Hundreds of rebels and their families began evacuating the opposition's last redoubt in the Syrian city of Homs on Thursday, as regime and Russian warplanes pummeled Aleppo in what antigovernment activists called the heaviest bombardment in months.

U.N. Was Warned of Airstrikes Before Ill-Fated Convoy Left

wsj.com — ISTANBUL-United Nations officials went ahead with an ill-fated aid delivery to a rebel-held town in northern Syria Monday despite warnings by their own staff and Western-backed rebels that the area wasn't safe, according to communications seen by The Wall Street Journal.

Syria cease-fire teeters on verge of collapse

marketwatch.com — The cease-fire in Syria was on the verge of collapse Sunday as both sides accused the other of violating the agreement, with tensions soaring after the U.S.-led coalition targeting Islamic State mistakenly hit Syrian government forces the previous day. Moscow called an emergency meeting of the U.N.

Coalition Misfire Threatens to Upend Syria Truce

wsj.com — The cease-fire in Syria was on the verge of collapse Sunday as both sides accused the other of violating the agreement, with tensions soaring after the U.S.-led coalition targeting Islamic State mistakenly hit Syrian government forces the previous day.

Syrian Refugees Worry Assad Won’t Be Forced to Go

wsj.com — SANLIURFA, Turkey-The fears of many Syrian refugees in Turkey center less on whether the current cease-fire will hold than on the prospect that the government of President Bashar al-Assad will remain in place. Many here say they worry that the U.S.

Syria’s Assad Swears to Keep Fighting ‘Terrorists’ as Cease-Fire Set to Begin

wsj.com — BEIRUT-Syrian President Bashar al-Assad vowed Monday to keep fighting what he called "terrorists" and take back rebel-controlled territory, just hours before a U.S.-Russian brokered cease-fire was set to begin. "The Syrian state is determined to retake every area from the terrorists, and restore security and safety," said Mr. Assad, employing a term he and his government routinely use to describe those opponents seeking to unseat...

Syria Rebels Press Fight Against Assad

wsj.com — BEIRUT-A dominant Syrian rebel group is seeking to rally other factions to continue a drive to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad, potentially complicating a U.S.-Russia brokered cease-fire deal slated to start Monday. The U.S.-Russia agreement, reached over the weekend, envisions a seven-day cease-fire starting Monday evening, during which time rebels must separate themselves from Syria Conquest Front or risk being targeted by...

Top Syrian Rebel Commander Killed in Airstrike

wsj.com — News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Abu Omar Saraqib was meeting other rebel commanders on the outskirts of Aleppo BEIRUT-An airstrike killed a top rebel commander of al Qaeda's rebranded Syria branch, militants said Friday as they mourned the loss of a crucial figure in their fight to prevent more loss of territory to advancing regime forces in Aleppo.

Militias Corner Islamic State in Libyan City

wsj.com — SIRTE, Libya-When Islamic State captured this Mediterranean port last year, fighters tagged walls and buildings with the group's name. Now, pro-government forces are on the verge of driving the extremists out of Sirte and a new claim to power is spray-painted on homes and blast walls: "The State of Misrata."

Islamic State propaganda chief killed in Syria

marketwatch.com — BEIRUT - A founding member and chief spokesman for Islamic State, Abu Mohammed al Adnani, was killed on a battlefield in northern Syria, the militant group said Tuesday. Adnani was known for lengthy speeches promoting Islamic State, conveying messages from leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
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Sep 28, 2016

RT @MarquardtA: "How Israel's Iron Grip Makes a 3rd Intifada Brutally Difficult".."We have elevated the occupation to an art form” https://t.co/S4suN954Gv

Sep 27, 2016

RT @NateSilver538: Clinton's 35-point win in the CNN post-debate poll is the 3rd largest margin ever, after Romney-Obama I and Clinton-Bush 92 townhall.

Sep 27, 2016

RT @wilw: Chris Christie, on MSNBC, just said that we shouldn't believe fact-checkers, because "they have an agenda." Yes. It is to check facts, dude.

Sep 27, 2016

RT @WSJPolitics: Trump’s father helped him with numerous loans, a filing by Ivana Trump shows  http://on.wsj.com/2d3gHsx  🔓

Sep 26, 2016

RT @RajaAbdulrahim: Latest weapon dropped on Aleppo: 'bunker buster' bombs leave deep craters, send shock waves that destroy buildings… https://t.co/MhCjNDz7Jg


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