The US is worried about reports of an impending Syrian military operation to retake its own city of Deraa in a de-escalation zone in Syria’s southwest.
The head of the Chechen Republic has ordered a universal DNA test to help identify and retrieve Russian children who had been taken to terrorist-control territories in the Middle East.
The United States military carried out its first ever drone strike in southern Libya against Al Qaeda militants this weekend, signaling a possibly significant expansion of the U.S. counterterrorism campaign in the war-ravaged North African nation.
The Costs of War Project has produced not just a detailed visual representation of the true extent of the war on terror, but the first map of its kind ever. It offers an astounding look at Washington’s counterterror wars across the globe: their spread, the deployment of U.S. forces, the expanding missions to train foreign counterterror forces, the 1000+ American bases that make them possible, the drones and other air strikes essential to them, and the U.S. combat troops to fight them.