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Jul24

Syrian forces seize half of Manbij from ISIS

By: Carla Babb Source: VOA News PENTAGON – Syrians battling ISIS fighters in Manbij now have control of about half of the city, a spokesman for the anti-ISIS coalition said Friday.Colonel Chris Garver, the spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition, told reporters Friday via teleconference from Baghdad that U.S.-backed Syrian Arab Coalition fighters have control of the western half of Manbij and continue to tighten their circle around the city. Unlike fights for the Iraqi cities of Fallujah and Ramadi, however, where ISIS fighters fled as defeat appeared imminent, Garver said that as IS fighters become overrun in Manbij, they are falling back and reinforcing their positions, making it...

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epa05429068 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stands next to a coffin of a victim who was killed in a coup attempt on 16 July, during the funeral at Fatih Mosque, in Istanbul, Turkey, 17 July 2016. Turkish Prime Minister Yildirim reportedly said that the Turkish military was involved in an attempted coup d'etat. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has denounced the coup attempt as an 'act of treason' and insisted his government remains in charge. Some 104 coup plotters were killed, 90 people - 41 of them police and 47 are civilians - 'fell martrys', after an attempt to bring down the Turkish government, the acting army chief General Umit Dundar said in a televised appearance.  EPA/TOLGA BOZOGLU
Jul24

Why is Erdogan being demonized?

By: Soumaya Ghannoushi Source: middleeasteye.net Many masks have slipped since Turkey’s failed military coup last Friday, such that a great many on the right and the left alike, who never tire of eulogising about democracy and human rights, the masses, and people power have been exposed as little more than pseudo liberals and fake democrats. Ironically, the same western “experts”, “analysts” and “commentators”, who had in the last Turkish elections gleefully predicted the overthrow of the AKP but were sorely disappointed after its victory, have committed an even more colossal error of judgment this time round. Instead of expressing a clear principled stance against military coups and in...

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Jul24

I didn’t think I could do it – Muslim convert

Source: Overcome.tv (YouTube) Are you attracted to Islam, but have something holding you back? Rebecca, a Muslim convert, once felt the same way. But she overcame. You don’t choose much of your past, but you do choose your future. Self-development begins where your comfort zone ends. And true self-development begins by embracing truth when it comes your way. We hope that this convert to Islam has inspired you to push forward in your journey, even if it’s just an...

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