News Roundup 4/7/17

  • Tillerson says the White House is taking steps to remove Assad in Syria. [Link]
  • The House Intelligence Committee Chairman David Nunes recuses himself from the Russia probe. [Link]
  • Twitter sues the US government after Twitter received a demand from US officials to know who runs an anti-Trump Twitter account. [Link]
  • The US has no plans for what will happen in Mosul after ISIS is defeated. [Link]
  • ISIS shoots down an Iraqi army helicopter over Mosul. The two soldiers operating the helicopter were killed. [Link]
  • Patrick Cockburn reports that people in the Old City of Mosul are starving to death. People in Mosul say that civilians in the Old City have not received food aid in three weeks. The article also outlines how the US targets tarps covering homes and cars with drone strikes. [Link]
  • US-backed Kurdish forces are working to take the town of Tabqa from ISIS. [Link]
  • Philip Giraldi reports sources in US intelligence tell him that the Russian narrative of the Syrian chemical weapons attack is correct. Russia reports that the Syrian government struck an al-Nusra weapons depot that contained chemical weapons.  [Link]
  • The US has carried out an attack against the Syrian government. The US destroyed a military airfield used by the Syrian government to fight Syrian rebels, including al-Qaeda. The US launched 59 missiles at the airbase. Six people were killed in the attack. The US warned Russia about this attack before it occurred. The US government claims this attack is a response to the chemical weapons attack in Syria. [Link]
  • Russia has condemned the US attack on the Syrian government. Russia has called a Security Council meeting at the UN to discuss the attack. Russia may cut its program of cooperation with the US in Syria. [Link]
  • Rand Paul is one of the few Congressmen to say that attacks against Assad in Syria need Congressional approval. [Link]

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