In this episode of the Conflict News podcast, we discuss the impact of ISIS's Ramadan offensive. We first focus on their attacks within Syria, including Kobane and Hasakah, and look at the possibilities that these attacks originated in Turkey. Afterwards, we move on today discuss the wider regional attacks in Tunisia, Kuwait and today's large-scale assault in the Sinai region of Egypt. Finally, we end with a discussion on the rumours that Turkey would establish a so-called "buffer zone" within Northern Syria.
In this podcast we examine the role of the Druze in Southern Syria, who are under threat by Islamist groups who view them as infidels. We discuss the unrest this has caused in the Golan Heights, their relationship with Israel, as well as their attempts to transition towards becoming a neutral party within the Syrian Civil War. We also then switch topics to discuss the latest Kurdish YPG offensives around Tel Abyad, and finish with a discussion about the latest NATO deployments to Eastern Europe, and any potential response from Russia.
One year after the biggest victory of the 'Islamic State' it has now suffered its worst defeat. We talk about the ramifications of the YPG/FSA victory in Tel Abyad, as well as the wider US strategy in the war against ISIS. We also briefly discuss rising Russia/NATO tensions in Eastern Europe.
In Episode 4 of the Conflict News Podcast we discuss the escalating violence in Ukraine, the conflict between Hamas and ISIS linked groups, and end with a discussion about the elections in Turkey
In Episode 3 of the Conflict News Podcast we discuss the humanitarian situation in Yemen, the breakdown of the ceasefire in Ukraine, as well as the new revelations about the police state run by ISIS. ISIS power structure article: http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/islamic-state-files-show-structure-of-islamist-terror-group-a-1029274.html
In todays episode we talk about the wider implications of the Iran Nuclear Deal. Talk about the situation in Yemen. Give updates on the fight in Iraq and Syria.
Episode 1 of the weekly Conflict News Podcast. This week we are focusing on the Intervention in Yemen, the Battle for Tikrit in Iraq, and the Fall of Idlib City in Syria.