“OBAMA’S ISIS STRATEGY TAKING SHAPE” Reply


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OBAMA’S ISIS STRATEGY TAKING SHAPE “The Obama administration said Sunday that ‘several’ Arab nations had offered to join in airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, but any sustained military campaign does not appear imminent, and is likely to require an even more significant commitment from other nations and fighting forces in the region. In interviews and public statements, administration and military officials described a battle plan that would not accelerate in earnest until disparate groups of Iraqi forces, Kurds and Syrian rebels stepped up to provide the fighting forces on the ground.” Over the weekend, ISIS released a video allegedly depicting the beheading of of British aid worker David Haines. U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron called Haines a “British hero.” [NYT]

CNN BREAKING NEWS: ISRAEL AND PALESTINE


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A truce has been reached to end the fighting between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza, all sides said today.

Palestinian and Egyptian officials announced the deal. A senior Israeli government official said Israel “once again” accepted Egypt’s proposed ceasefire.

Throughout the conflict, Israel has openly accepted Egypt’s ceasefire proposals and slammed Hamas for not doing so.

Egypt, which has brokered negotiations, said on state-run media that the ceasefire will go into effect at midnight local time (5 p.m. ET). But Hamas officials said it was to begin at 7 p.m. local time.

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