Middle-East News Headlines 19th August 2017

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    Yemeni activist Hisham Al-Omeisy abducted by Saleh-Houthi fighters
    https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20170818-yemeni-activist-hisham-al-omeisy-abducted-by-saleh-houthi-fighters/

    Hezbollah, Syrian and Lebanese army begin assault on ISIS
    http://en.alalam.ir/news/3030906/Hezbollah--Syrian-and-Lebanese-army-begin-assault-on-ISIS

    Lebanese army launches anti-terror operation near Syrian border
    http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2017/08/19/532190/Lebanon-military-operation-Jaroud-Dawn-Syria-border

    The Race for Deir al-Zour Province
    http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/the-race-for-deir-al-zour-province

    Analysis: The Syrian regime’s offensive towards Deir Ezzor
    http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2017/08/analysis-the-syrian-regimes-offensive-towards-deir-ezzor.php

    Syrian War Daily – 18th of August 2017 _ Syrian War Daily
    https://syrianwardaily.wordpress.com/2017/08/18/syrian-war-daily-18th-of-august-2017/

    Abadi forms committee to investigate security forces violations
    http://www.thebaghdadpost.com/en/story/15833/Abadi-forms-committee-to-investigate-security-forces-violations

    Army kills many ISIS terrorists in Deir Ezzor, establish control over many oil fields in Raqqa countryside
    http://sana.sy/en/?p=111943

    Pentagon distances itself from allies of the U.S. partner force battling ISIS
    http://www.militarytimes.com/flashpoints/2017/08/18/pentagon-distances-itself-from-allies-of-the-us-partner-force-battling-isis/

    Turkish variants of the U.S. M72 LAW anti-tank rocket keep ending up in ISIS stockpiles
    http://www.armytimes.com/flashpoints/2017/08/16/turkish-variants-of-the-us-m72-law-anti-tank-rocket-keep-ending-up-in-isis-stockpiles/

    Pentagon says captured Islamic State fighters hooked on drugs [captagon, amphetamine or benzedrine probably]
    http://www.al-monitor.com/pulseoriginals/2017/08/pentagon-captured-islamic-state-fighters-iraq-raqqa-drugs.html

    What goals Riyadh seeks through deadly crackdown on Awamiyah?
    http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2017/08/17/532063/Saudi-Arabia-Awamiyah-Shia-Muslims--Yemen-Syria-Qatar

    Egypt re-closes border with Gaza after brief opening
    https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20170818-egypt-re-closes-border-with-gaza-after-brief-opening/

    Picture of the Day: Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Launches Into the Night Sky
    https://fightersweep.com/8496/picture-day-minuteman-iii-intercontinental-ballistic-missile-icbm-launches-night-sky/

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