CRIMSON TAZVINZWA, AIWA! NO!|(Reuters) – Islamic State fighters have been defeated at the final shred of territory they held in eastern Syria, marking the end of jihadist rule that once spanned a third of Iraq and Syria, the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Saturday.
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|CRIMSON TAZVINZWA, AIWA! NO!|President Donald Trump has begun what will be a total withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria, declaring on Wednesday they have succeeded in their mission to defeat Islamic State and were no longer needed in the country.
Mr Trump said on Wednesday that it was time for US troops to come home from Syria, after years of battling the ISIS militant group in the war-wracked country.
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|GLOBAL VOICES|AIWA! NO!|“I’m from the government of Canada. Do you want assistance from us?”
“Yes,” Jack Letts replied.
“If so, what kind?”
“Please get me out of this place.”
With that, a Canadian consular official began an hour-long online exchange with Letts, a British 22-year-old with Canadian citizenship who is imprisoned by Kurdish forces in Syria.
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Welby dismissed the historic animosity between Sunni and Shia sects of Islam, saying sectarianism does not play any role in Saudi’s decision to intervene in Yemen, only politics.
On the fact that Saudi could qualify as extremist under his own definition thanks to its global export of militant wahhabism, including the funding of extremist islamist groups around the world, Welby denied this fact, stating Saudi Arabia “are not through actually trying to fund groups in rival states trying to overthrow the government.”
To be clear: Saudi has, for decades, funded and otherwise supported extremist militant groups to overthrow various governments and is largely regarded as being the biggest state-backer of Sunni extremism in the world.