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Donald Trump cuts off Iran’s terror arm in Iraq, while Israel braces for Iranian retaliatio
The Jerusalem Post
January 3, 2020
By BENNY AVNI, Special to the Sun | January 3, 2020
by Burak Bekdil
The Gatestone Institute
December 30, 2019
In a measure with regionwide implications, the Turkish parliament approved a motion Jan. 2 to deploy forces to Libya during an extraordinary meeting before the start of its 2020 legislative session next week.
Though details remain unclear on the involvement of Turkish troops in direct combat operations, the vote established a one-year mandate for Turkish forces to transfer weapons, planes and vehicles in support of the UN-recognized Tripoli government headed by Fayez al-Sarraj.
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Moscow weighs the implications of the elimination of one of the Middle East's most powerful men.
With Turkey preoccupied with Libya, Idlib slips through Ankara’s fingers
While Turkey prepares to send troops to Libya, Russia's uncompromising attitude on Idlib signals that Ankara will not get what it wants in Syria.
- In major escalation, American strike kills top Iranian commander in Baghdad
- Iran vows revenge after U.S. drone strike kills elite force commander
- Iran and U.S. shift to open confrontation in Iraq
- CFR’s Ray Takeyh: Iran is losing its grip on Iraq
- Lebanon's Hezbollah to continue path of Iranian commander after U.S. strike: TV
- Trump warns Turkey's Erdogan against military intervention in Libya
- WINEP’s Michael Knights: U.S.-Iraq relations at a crossroads: policy options