News Roundup 6/4/17

  • A terrorist attack in London leaves six people dead. The terrorist ran over several people in a van before getting out and stabbing others. [Link] UK Fyle
  • The Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories is devastating to the economy. 18% of people in the West Bank and 42% of people in Gaza are unemployed. [Link] Israel Fyle
  • Terrorists in Kabul killed seven people at a funeral. The Taliban claim they are not responsible for this attack. [Link] Afghanistan Fyle
  • 60% of residents of Fallujah now have access to running water. 370,000 people have returned to the city after the city was liberated from IS one year ago. [Link] Iraq Fyle
  • Journalists embedded within Mosul say they have passed dozens of dead bodies on the streets of Mosul. Some speculate that these people were killed by IS are they were escaping from the IS-held part of the city. [Link] ISIS War Fyle
  • PMF forces took the town on Baaj from IS. Baaj lies on the Iraqi side of the Syria/Iraq border. [Link] ISIS War Fyle
  • The Syrian army seized territory from ISIS near the road that connects Damascus to  Aleppo. The Syrian government also captured 22 villages in the Aleppo province from ISIS.  [Link] ISIS War Fyle
  • US airstrikes killed 43 people who were at an apartment complex in Raqqa. [Link] ISIS War Fyle
  • The Pentagon expects US troops in Syria to keep track of weapons given the YPG. Military officials insist that US weapons will only be used to fight ISIS. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • The Philippines general leading the fight against IS in Marawi has been relieved of his post. [Link]
  • A ceasefire that would have allowed civilians to flee Marawi fell apart after one hour. About 2,000 civilians remain in the city. [Link]

On Foreign Policy Focus #48, I discuss the inconsistency of mainstream media coverage of international events. The media has associated Trump with governments that support terrorism for pulling out of the Paris climate agreement. After ignoring Obama’s support of Saudi Arabia for years. The media was also very critical of Assad’s war in Aleppo, while the media fails to report any of the US government’s crimes in Mosul. These differences in coverage led Americans to have a distorted view on foreign policy. LISTEN HERE!!

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