Todays news 10/18/16

  • The US Navy’s new lighter and faster class of warships keeps running into mechanical problems. [Link] Foreign Policy Fyle
  • Russia and Syria agree to stop bombing Aleppo for 8 hours on Thursday. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • Thousands of Iraqi fighters have traveled to  Syria to fight for Assad. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • Fighting for the Helmand Providence continues in Afghanistan. The Afghan government is claiming its killed over 100 Taliban fighters with assistance from US airstrikes. [Link] Afghanistan Fyle
  • US troops are embedded with Iraqi troops near the front lines in operations to retake Mosul. [Link] ISIS War Fyle
  • Turkish President Erdogan refers to an old agreement that says Mosul is apart of Turkey. This was a justification for why Turkey plans to be involved in the battle to retake Mosul. [Link] ISIS War Fyle
  • A North Dakota judged declined to sign off on the charges against journalist Amy Goodman. She had been charged for her coverage of the pipeline protests. [Link] Bill of Rights Fyle 

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