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June 18: Military airstrikes continue against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq

June 18: Military airstrikes continue against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq

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June 18, 2017 Release # 20170618-01 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SOUTHWEST ASIA — On June 17, Coalition military forces conducted 25 strikes consisting of 46 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq. In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 15 strikes consisting of 18 engagements against ISIS targets. * Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike destroyed an ISIS well head. * Near Palmyra, two strikes destroyed six oil tanks and two tanks. * Near Raqqah, 12 strikes engaged 11 ISIS tactical units and destroyed 12 fighting positions, two tunnels and a VBIED. In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted 10 strikes consisting of 28 engagements against ISIS targets. * Near Al Qaim, three strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed 18 ISIS storage tanks, two vehicles and a f
READOUT: Trump & Putin Talk About Working Together In North Korea & Syria In Phone Call

READOUT: Trump & Putin Talk About Working Together In North Korea & Syria In Phone Call

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President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke on the phone about coordinating efforts to work for diplomatic progress in North Korea and Syria in a phone call Tuesday. It was Trump and Putin’s first phone call since the United States issued an airstrike on Syria on April 6. The White House called the conversation between the two a “very good” phone call. Russian news agencies issued a readout of the call and said that the pair agreed to work together on the growing tensions in North Korea and came to an agreement on the ongoing situation in Syria. They agreed that the situation in the war-torn country has “gone on for far too long,” saying that “all parties” must do whatever they can to put an end to the intense violence. In addition, they talked “at len
“It Is Time for the World to Recognize the Golan Heights As Part of Israel”

“It Is Time for the World to Recognize the Golan Heights As Part of Israel”

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Michael Oren says it is time for the world to recognize the Golan Heights as part of Israel. In contrast to negotiations with the Palestinians, there is no Syria to negotiate with, Deputy Minister for Diplomacy in the Prime Minister’s Office Oren said on Tuesday. “Without Israel there [in the Golan], the region would be jeopardized. ISIS would be on the Kinneret,” he said, adding that other states in the region are glad Israel is on the Golan. This is one of several important outcomes of the 1967 war still felt today.     Israel annexed the Golan in 1981 in a decision that was never recognized internationally. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, territory Israe