News Roundup 10/23/17

  • John Pilger debunks Hillary’s lies about Julian Assange and Wikileaks. [Link]
  • Tillerson took a trip to the Middle East. In Saudi Arabia, he called for the kingdom to have closer relations with Iraq. In Qatar, he called for a quick resolution to the split between Qatar and other GCC countries. Tillerson also called for Iranian backed militants in Iraq to go home or integrate with the Iraqi army. [Link] Foreign Policy Fyle
  • Spain’s prime minister calls on the government to grant him the power to dissolve the Catalan government. Catalonia’s president called for the Catalan government to have a strong response. [Link] Spain Fyle
  • 54 Egyptian police were killed when they were ambushed by militants. [Link] Africa Fyle
  • The US is expanding the drone war against jihadists in West Africa. [Link] Africa Fyle
  • A senior Congressional aide blames a lack of intelligence for the death of four American soldiers in Niger. The aide said there was no overhead drone during the operation. The Pentagon denies the soldiers died because of a lack of intelligence. [Link] Africa Fyle
  • The CIA is expanding its role in Afghanistan. The CIA will now have a team of agents in Afghanistan hunting terrorists. [Link] Afghanistan Fyle
  • The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for two suicide attacks on Shi’ite mosques in Afghanistan. 72 people were killed in the attack. [Link] Afghanistan Fyle
  • 13% of Afghan soldiers brought into the US to train go AWOL. 83 Afghans have never been found. [Link] Afghanistan Fyle
  • US backed forces in Syria have been ordered to kill foreign Islamic State fighters. [Link] ISIS War Fyle
  • Israel destroyed a Syrian Army outpost in southern Syria after mortar fire landed in the Israeli occupied Golan Heights. It is not clear the mortar fire came from the Syrian Army and the mortars landed in empty area. [Link] Syria Fyle

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