Daily Archive: September 8, 2016

The Latest Development in Northern Syria

With Multiple interventions and multiple offensives, the situation in northern Syria is messy to say the least. There are several frontlines with different parties struggling for the same piece of territory. Two weeks ago, the Turkish army made an intrusion into the northern Aleppo countryside, in the small ISIL controlled border town of Jarabulus. The so called “Euphrates Shield Operation”...

US Spy Planes Intercepted Near Russian Border had Transponders Off – Russian MoD

US spy planes have twice tried to approach the Russian border over the Black Sea with their transponders off, the Russian Defense Ministry said, adding that SU-27 fighter jets were scrambled in response. “On September 7, the US P-8 Poseidon surveillance airplanes tried to approach the Russian border twice… with their transponders off,” Russian Defense Ministry’s spokesman, Major General Igor...

US-Trained Special Ops Fighter Is The Islamic State’s New Top Commander In Iraq

Just days after the news hit that ISIS’ main propaganda officer, Mohammad al-Adnani, one of the Islamic State’s most prominent leaders, the second in command of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, as well as the unofficial spokesman of the terrorist organization, was killed (with a scandal promptly erupting between the US and Russia over who had taken him out), the power vacuum...

‘Generation M’: Who Are the Mipsters and How Muslims are Changing the World

The British writer Shelina Janmohamed talks about her new book “Generation M” on young Muslims and the way they mix religion with modernity. Sputnik Uzbekistan tried to find out what changes have occurred in modern Muslim society over the past few years. From Mipsters (Muslim hipsters) to halal cafes, dating sites and fashion trends, Muslim culture is becoming more visible...