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31 Mar 2016, 1:28 pm by Alex R. McQuade
Reuters writes that the “recaptures of Hit, strategically located on the Euphrates River near Ain al Asad airbase where several hundred U.S. forces are training Iraqi army troops, would push Islamic State further west towards the Syrian border, cutting a connection to the northern town of Samarra and leaving Falluja their only stronghold near the capital. [read post]
27 Oct 2015, 12:31 pm by Elina Saxena, Cody M. Poplin
The strikes came after Turkish warnings prohibiting Kurdish militants from crossing west of the Euphrates River. [read post]
6 Nov 2018, 10:30 am by J. Dana Stuster
In a speech on October 30, Erdogan promised to “destroy the terror structure east of the Euphrates River,” adding that Turkey has “completed preparations and plans regarding this issue. [read post]
9 Sep 2016, 11:14 am by Rishabh Bhandari
Turkey launched Operation Euphrates Shield last month with the intention of clearing Islamic State operatives and Syrian Kurdish fighters from its borders. [read post]
4 Mar 2018, 7:00 am
In August 2016, Ankara launched Operation Euphrates Shield, ostensibly designed to combat ISIS but more likely to contain the Syrian Kurdish forces. [read post]
20 Jun 2017, 1:00 am by J. Dana Stuster
And on Monday, Russia leapt to the Assad regime’s defense and warned that it will target any U.S. or coalition warplane that crosses west of the Euphrates River. [read post]
15 Feb 2007, 7:52 am
  The earliest civilizations through Greece's dominance in the pre-Christian era relied on the Mediterranean Sea and major rivers such as the Nile and the Euphrates for food and transportation. [7] Rome never came into herself until the Christian era when the Empire completely surrounded the Mediterranean and Roman shipping could sail from one port to another unhindered by threats from pirates or enemies of Rome. [8] This article is part one of a two-part examination of… [read post]
13 Jul 2014, 7:00 am by Jennifer Williams
Bringing order to the turbulent Islamic world—from the hardened fighters of the Hindu Kush to the sectarian militias of the Euphrates valley to the teeming multitudes of Nigeria—is a tall order and beyond the power of the United States. [read post]
12 Jun 2009, 10:22 am by Dean C. Rowan
Under moderate temperature increases, for example, some analysts anticipate that the Euphrates River could shrink by 30 per cent and the Jordan River by 80 per cent by the end of the century. [read post]
26 May 2016, 2:50 pm by Alex R. McQuade
The war against the Islamic State continues along both ends of the Euphrates, targeting two of the pseudo-caliphate’s strongholds. [read post]
20 Jan 2019, 7:00 am by Morgan Kaplan
Trump’s announcement came on the heels of Erdogan’s threat to attack Kurdish forces east of the Euphrates, and Kurdish leaders have publicly called Trump’s decision a historic betrayal and voiced fears of a large-scale Turkish assault should the United States withdraw. [read post]
21 Dec 2016, 11:00 am by J. Dana Stuster
Its prioritization of security threats from militant groups has turned into a military intervention in Syria, Operation Euphrates Shield. [read post]
14 Mar 2018, 2:37 pm by Allison Murphy, Scott R. Anderson
This past Monday, March 12, the Trump administration met its deadline to provide Congress with a “report on the legal and policy frameworks for the United States’ use of military force and related national security operations[,]”—a new requirement imposed by Section 1264 of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2018 (since codified at 50 U.S.C. [read post]
26 Dec 2017, 5:00 am by J. Dana Stuster
Around this time last year, we rang in 2017 with a review of the year that was in the Middle East and a series of questions: Will Saudi Arabia’s experiment in economic reform outlast the low oil prices that precipitated it? [read post]
23 Jan 2018, 7:00 am by J. Dana Stuster
” Kurdish forces have long anticipated an eventual attack from Turkey, prefigured by Operation Euphrates Shield, the Turkish intervention launched in 2016 to prevent Kurdish forces from uniting their western and eastern cantons in northern Syria. [read post]
6 Dec 2022, 5:55 am by Beatrice Eriksson
The result is what human rights advocates and lawyers have called a new “Guantanamo on the Euphrates. [read post]
23 Feb 2022, 11:02 am by Ben Waldman, Michel Paradis
And in late January, the Times reported that another strike in 2017 on the Tabqa Dam—a massive structure on the Euphrates River in Eastern Syria—caused the dam to fail so catastrophically that it provoked a momentary truce among the Syrian government, the Islamic State, and U.S. [read post]
3 Oct 2011, 6:51 am by Patrick S. O'Donnell
God says to Abraham in the Bible:On the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying: ‘To your descendants I have given this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the River Euphrates - the Kenites, the Kenezzites, the Kadmonites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Rephaim, the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Girgashites, and the Jebusites. [read post]