SitRep: Mosul Burns as Iraqi Forces Push Closer; Putin and the Nuke Game
Foreign Policy Magazine
Oct 17, 2016
EU Going After Moscow; ISIS Stronghold of Dabiq falls; And Lots More Read More
Russia tries to put onus back on U.S. in Syria standoff
-- Russian and Syrian warplanes on Tuesday halted their airstrikes on
Syria’s besieged city of Aleppo in preparation for a temporary pause in
the military push that Moscow has announced for later in the week, the
Russian defense minister said. According to Defense Minister Sergei
Shoigu, the halt in the strikes should help pave way for militants to
leave the eastern rebel-held parts of the contested city. Both Russian
and Syrian air raids on Aleppo were suspended on 10 a.m. Tuesday, Shoigu
said. He described the suspension as a precursor for the opening of
humanitarian corridors. Inside a rebel weapons factory in Aleppo, Syria
Moscow on Monday announced a “humanitarian pause” between 8
Fisherman Discovers Giant 14-Pound Lobster: 'Never In My Life Have I Seen Anything This Big'
never seeing something that size before, I decided it was best for it
to go back," the fisherman said before releasing the creature.
Melania Trump: 'I have 2 boys at home — I have my young son, and I have my husband'
Melania Trump on Monday night spoke out at length for the first time since multiple women accused...
Pentagon voices caution on latest Yemen missile incident
Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon
declined to say on Monday whether the USS Mason destroyer was targeted
by multiple inbound missiles fired from Yemen on Saturday, as initially
thought, saying a review was under way to determine what happened. Any
determination that the USS Mason guided-missile destroyer was targeted
on Saturday could have military repercussions, since the United States
has threatened to retaliate again should its ships come under fire from
territory in Yemen controlled by Iran-aligned Houthi fighters. The
United States carried out cruise missile strikes against radar sites in
Yemen on Thursday after two confirmed attempts last week to hit the USS
Mason with coastal cruise missiles.