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ISIS Under Bombs: Battered But Not Defeated by Patrick Cockburn

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In northern Syria carnage alternates with ceasefires as the Syrian air force pounds the rebel-held eastern side of Aleppo in a bid to drive out the remaining civilians. Rebel artillery replies in kind against government areas in the west of the city, but cannot match the firepower used against their enclave. Airstrikes on Thursday killed at least 28 people in a refugee camp close to the Turkish

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U.S. says Mullah Mansour was planning attacks on Americans

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U.S. says Mullah Mansour was planning attacks on Americans By REUTERS May 24, 2016 PESHAWAR/WASHINGTON: U.S. President Barack Obama approved the drone strike that killed Mullah Akhtar Mansour because the Taliban leader was overseeing plans for new attacks on American targets in Kabul, the Afghan capital, and U.S. officials said on Monday. While the Taliban have yet to confirm the death of their

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Afghan Taliban chief Mansour killed in air strike: US

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Afghan Taliban chief Mansour killed in air strike: US Anwar Iqbal — WASHINGTON: A US air strike has killed Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour in a remote area along the Pak-Afghan border, the Pentagon announced late on Saturday night. “Today, the US Depart¬ment of Defence conducted a precision air strike, targeting Mullah Mansour in a remote area in the Pakistan-Afghan

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Masters of Mankind: The cost of Violence by Noam Chomsky

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[This piece, the second of two parts, is excerpted from Noam Chomsky’s new book, Who Rules the World? (Metropolitan Books).] In brief, the Global War on Terror sledgehammer strategy has spread jihadi terror from a t

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Afghan Taliban chief Mansour killed in air strike: US

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Afghan Taliban chief Mansour killed in air strike: US Anwar Iqbal — WASHINGTON: A US air strike has killed Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour in a remote area along the Pak-Afghan border, the Pentagon announced late on Saturday night. “Today, the US Depart¬ment of Defence conducted a precision air strike, targeting Mullah Mansour in a remote area in the Pakistan-Afghan

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How we Turned Success into Defeat and Endless War in Afghanistan

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Western media pretends the war is over, even as people join the Taliban or ISIS or leave. Another year, another spring offensive. The massive truck bomb that detonated in Tuesday’s morning rush hour followed by gunfire, killing 28 and wounding hundreds more, was sadly nothing new for the Afghan capital. More than 15 years after Western leaders declared victory over the Tali

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The Indo-US alliance

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RECENTLY, US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter reportedly opened a meeting with senior Pakistani military leaders by declaring: “I must tell you, I am a friend of India.” The statement, besides being gauche, was superfluous. Carter’s closeness to the Indians is all too evident. The US defence secretary has met four times in the last year with his Indian counterpart, as noted in

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