News Roundup 7/4/17

by | Jul 4, 2017

  • Gareth Porter argues against the Russia-gate narrative. [Link]
  • The mother of Philando Castile will receive $3 million from the city where a police officer killed her son. [Link]
  • Bomb manufacturers are profiting off of the US foreign policy. [Link]
  • Rex Tillerson said the fate of Assad is in Russia’s hands. [Link]
  • The US carried out an airstrike against al-Shabaab on Sunday. The strike was a part of the US mission in Somalia to defeat al-Shabaab and stabilize Somalia. [Link]
  • China said the US was acting provocatively when it sent a USS destroyer within 12 miles of a South China Sea island claimed by China. [Link]
  • North Korea tested another missile it claims was an ICBM capable of reaching the US. The missile was fired in the direction of Japan. Trump responded to the missile test on Twitter. [Link]
  • Saudi Arabia and the UAE have extended the deadline for Qatar to meet their 13 demands till July 5th. [Link]
  • The US is increasing its role in operations to defeat ISIS in Mosul. [Link]
  • The US hopes to remain in Iraq long after ISIS is defeated. [Link]
  • US troops outside of Raqqa are using advanced artillery. [Link]
  • US-backed forces have breached the wall surrounding the Old City of Raqqa. [Link]
  • A city controlled by the US-backed Free Syrian Army had sharia law courts. [Link]
  • Turkey is threatening to cross the border and attack the Kurds in Syria. [Link]
  • The Syrian military has announced a temporary ceasefire for peace talks that will begin today. [Link]

On Foreign Policy Focus #61, I update several conflicts from around the world. In Africa, I update ongoing conflicts in Mali, Libya, and Somalia. In the Middle East, I focus on US interventions in Syria, Yemen, Iraq, and Afghanistan. I also update the civil war in Ukraine. LISTEN HERE!!

About Kyle Anzalone

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

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