Tweet rampage after Aleppo

Key details: 12/01/2017 from Qatar Translation: They speak about the virtues of Qiyam Al-Layl (Night Prayer)! And our children are killed and our women are raped and people die! We ask God to respond to them in their mind Assessment: Tweets such as this are concerning in sentiment and there are plenty more who feel the same way in criticising the lack of support that is meant to be received, sentiments like this have only become worse after the besieged Aleppo fell. يتكلمون عن فضل قيام الليل !وأطفالنا تقتل ونسائنا تغتصب وشعب يموت !نسأل الله أن يرد لهم عقلهم — أبو عبادة Alshami (@Obadaalshamii) January 12,[…]

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Competing military operations in Syria deter US-Russian relations

Key details: 13/10/2016 from China -Lavrov denies Russian influence over US election. -Moscow abruptly left a nuclear security pact, citing US aggression, and moved nuclear-capable Iskandar missiles to the edge of NATO territory in Europe. -Russia protests anti-Trump comments by top UN official. -Russia vetoes UN resolution to halt Aleppo airstrikes. http://edition.cnn.com/2016/10/12/politics/us-russia-tensions-cold-war/index.html

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Syria: Aleppo Updates

Key Detail: 2/10/2016 -More than 450 people have been killed since a US-Russia brokered ceasefire collapsed September 22. -The US had no legal justification for attacking the Assad regime, while Russia had been invited to join the conflict on behalf of the Syrian leader. -Russia warned the United States about taking direct action against the Syrian regime. -Moscow warned that any American attempts to stop its assault would lead to “frightening tectonic shifts in the Middle East. https://amp.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/01/russia-warns-us-not-to-intervene-aleppo-hospital http://edition.cnn.com/2016/10/01/middleeast/syria-aleppo-bombing/index.html http://www.unc.edu/depts/diplomat/archives_roll/2004_04-06/dolan_bush/dolan_bush.html   Assessment: The US directly intervening in external events is not rare (for example: Japan-China relations). After 9/11, the approaches and methods have altered the actions taken[…]

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