News Roundup 10/19/17

  • Patrick Cockburn explains how the US could lose by Trump decertifying the Iran nuclear agreement. [Link] Foreign Policy Fyle
  • Catalonia’s president said Catalonia will secede from Spain if Spain removes Catalan autonomy. [Link] Spain Fyle
  • Amnesty International says the Myanmar forces killed hundreds of Rohingya civilians and estimate the number of dead is likely much higher. The Rohingya were targeted by the Myanmar forces and driven from their homes. [Link]
  • Malta journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed in a car bomb assassination. Galizia was involved in the release of the Panama Papers. [Link]
  • Iraqi Kurdish forces have given up almost all the territory they gained since 2014 fighting the Islamic State.  [Link] Iraq Fyle
  • The loss of Kirkuk and other territory likely means the end of the Iraqi Kurds current independence push. [Link] Iraq Fyle
  • The US Coalition likely killed 340 civilians in the fight against IS in September. Russia and Syria likely killed 350 civilians in Syria. [Link] Syria Fyle

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