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Syrian War Daily – 20th of January 2018

Hello and welcome to the 312th installment of the SWD.

Military events/news are listed below by the governorates: 2,290 more words

Military Updates

What a shame

90 Million Egyptians
40 Million Algerians
42 Million Moroccans
30 Million Iraqis
30 Million Sudanese
25 Million Saudi Arabians
25 Million Syrians
23 Million Yemenis… 30 more words


A US-Turkish Clash in Syria?

The war for dominance in the Middle East, following the crushing of ISIS, appears about to commence in Syria — with NATO allies America and Turkey on opposing sides. 808 more words


The Day After the Islamic State

Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), Strategic Assessment, Vol.20, No.3, October 2017

 Marta Furlan, Carmit Valensi



The territorial losses suffered by the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) over the past year, the fall of the Caliphate’s stronghold of Mosul and the encirclement of its de facto capital al-Raqqa indicate the imminent military defeat of the Islamic State. 4,470 more words

Middle East

U23 Asian Cup Quarterfinal Match Review: Iraq 3-3 Vietnam

Iraq crashed out of the U23 in excruciating circumstances after a thrilling 120 minutes. Vietnam started the better of the two sides. They took an early lead after only 11 minutes following a defensive error inside the Iraqi box. 788 more words


War Photography at DOX Art Center in Prague

If you saw this in a normal day, what would you think?

Look in the center left of the picture- there are mechanical legs kicking back and forth as if a person is stuck in that wall. 468 more words


2017: Civilians Killed by US Tripled in Iraq, Syria

2017: Civilians Killed by US Tripled in Iraq, Syria

Says US Escalation Led to ‘Steep Increase’ in Killings

UK-based NGO Airwars has offered a reckoning of the 2017 air operations of the US-led coalition against ISIS, involving attacks in both Iraq and Syria. 134 more words