News Roundup 8/28/19

by | Aug 28, 2019

News Roundup 8/28/19

by | Aug 28, 2019

US News

  • The US approves $3.3 billion in missile sales to Japan. [Link]
  • Thailand will receive 120 armored vehicles from the US by the end of 2020. [Link]

Afghanistan

  • The Taliban say Trump’s remarks about not being in a hurry to remove troops from Afghanistan slowed peace talks. [Link]
  • The Taliban killed 14 members of a pro-Afghan government militia. Some Afghan militia leaders are hoping a peace deal between the US and the Taliban will give an opening for amnesty. [Link]

Israel

  • Israel and Saudi look to prevent talks between the US and Iran. [Link]
  • Explosions killed three people at two checkpoints in Gaza. [Link]
  • The Hezbollah leader says his group will respond to Israel’s drone strikes in Beirut. However, he does not expect a larger war to break out. [Link]
  • The Pentagon denies any involvement of assisting Israel in bombing Iraq. [Link]

Turkey/Syria

  • Russia is in talks with Turkey to sell fighter jets. [Link]
  • Putin says Turkey and Russia came to some agreements on how to handle the terrorists in Idlib, Syria. [Link]
  • Turkey says airstrikes hit near its observation post in Idlib. [Link]
  • Syrian Kurds agree to withdraw from a strip along the Syrian-Turkish border. The strip will range from three to nine miles wide. [Link]
  • About 60 fighters have been killed as Assad tries to retake Idlib from al-Qaeda linked rebels. About half the deaths are from each side in the conflict. [Link]

Yemen

  • The Saudi backed Yemeni government took back several towns from southern separatists. [Link]
  • Fighting has restarted in Aden as the government looks to regain control of the city. [Link]

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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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