News Roundup 6/4/17

by | Jun 4, 2017

  • A terrorist attack in London leaves six people dead. The terrorist ran over several people in a van before getting out and stabbing others. [Link]
  • The Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories is devastating to the economy. 18% of people in the West Bank and 42% of people in Gaza are unemployed. [Link]
  • Terrorists in Kabul killed seven people at a funeral. The Taliban claim they are not responsible for this attack. [Link]
  • At least 770 civilians were killed in Iraq in May. [Link]
  • 60% of residents of Fallujah now have access to running water. 370,000 people have returned to the city after the city was liberated from IS one year ago. [Link]
  • Journalists embedded within Mosul say they have passed dozens of dead bodies on the streets of Mosul. Some speculate that these people were killed by IS are they were escaping from the IS-held part of the city. [Link]
  • PMF forces took the town on Baaj from IS. Baaj lies on the Iraqi side of the Syria/Iraq border. [Link]
  • The Syrian army seized territory from ISIS near the road that connects Damascus to  Aleppo. The Syrian government also captured 22 villages in the Aleppo province from ISIS.  [Link]
  • SDF forces seized a key dam from ISIS fighters near Raqqa. [Link]
  • US airstrikes killed 43 people who were at an apartment complex in Raqqa. [Link]
  • The Pentagon expects US troops in Syria to keep track of weapons given the YPG. Military officials insist that US weapons will only be used to fight ISIS. [Link]
  • The death toll from the cholera outbreak in Yemen is now over 600. [Link]
  • The Philippines general leading the fight against IS in Marawi has been relieved of his post. [Link]
  • A ceasefire that would have allowed civilians to flee Marawi fell apart after one hour. About 2,000 civilians remain in the city. [Link]

On Foreign Policy Focus #48, I discuss the inconsistency of mainstream media coverage of international events. The media has associated Trump with governments that support terrorism for pulling out of the Paris climate agreement. After ignoring Obama’s support of Saudi Arabia for years. The media was also very critical of Assad’s war in Aleppo, while the media fails to report any of the US government’s crimes in Mosul. These differences in coverage led Americans to have a distorted view on foreign policy. LISTEN HERE!!

About Kyle Anzalone

Kyle Anzalone is news editor of the Libertarian Institute, assistant editor of Antiwar.com and co-host of Conflicts of Interest with Will Porter.

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