- Reuters: riots in Turkey kill 19 over failure to aid besieged Syrian Kurds. This conflict is getting increasingly regional.
- The Guardian describes the hi-tech media jihad conducted by ISIS:
“Isis’s global media operation appears to have two key objectives: to provoke the US and its allies, and to recruit from outside the Middle East. Both seem to be working.”
- Ahmad Abousamra, a dual American-Syrian citizen on the FBI’s most wanted terrorists list, may be [ABC News] one of the computer-savvy English-speaking people behind ISIS’ online propaganda.
- Al Jazeera reports how the town of Tuz Khurmatu in northern Iraq may have technically been “freed” from ISIS, but the extensive booby trapping they left behind has turned the place into a ghost town. And according to Iraq Oil Report Shia militia and Kurdish fighters clashed there just days ago.
- Australia was able to send its Super Hornets to provide air cover [Sydney Morning Herald] to local troops in Iraq thanks to closed-room cabinet decisions made back in 2006, reports News Ltd.
- France flew its 1st night mission above Iraq with 2 Rafales last week, with air refueling provided by one of their C135-FRs as well as a USAF KC10: MINDEF [in French], video.
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