News Roundup 6/19/17

by | Jun 19, 2017

  • Under Trump, the US is dropping 20% more bombs in Iraq and Syria. [Link]
  • All seven sailors who went missing after a USS destroyer collided with a cargo ship have been found dead. [Link]
  • Over 1,000 people in Europe have been arrested for suspicion of terrorism in 2017. [Link]
  • Negotiations between Britain and the EU began on Monday. These are official Brexit talks. [Link]
  • One person was killed and eight other injured when a van driven by a 48-year-old man ran into people in front of a mosque. [Link]
  • The US is negotiating with North Korea on nuclear weapons and prisoner releases. [Link]
  • 65.6 million people worldwide have been forcibly displaced from their homes. [Link]
  • General Jack Keene says that the US needs to send 10,000-20,000 more troops to Afghanistan. A report from last week suggested that the US would send an additional 4,000 troops to Afghanistan. [Link]
  • Iran hit “terror bases” near Deir Ezzor, Syria with multiple missile strikes. The Iranian’s used mid-range missiles launched from Iran to hit the targets. Iran says this is retaliation for the ISIS terror attack in Tehran. [Link]
  • The US shot down a Syrian government plane near Raqqa. [Link]
  • In response to the US shooting down a Syrian plane, Russia tells the US that Russia will treat all coalition planes flying West of the Eupharides as targets. [Link]


  • Moon of Alabama argues that the US shooting down the Syrian plane aided ISIS and the official narrative of defending the SDF is incorrect. [Link]

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Kyle Anzalone is news editor of the Libertarian Institute, opinion editor of and co-host of Conflicts of Interest with Will Porter and Connor Freeman.

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