The Reality of the Middle East Fick

The Syrian Civil War: The president of Syria, Bashar Al-Assad, has supporters and rebels whom are fighting over his reign. The supporters want him to remain in power, and the rebels plan on dethroning him from power. This war has been going on since 2011 and is still continuing now. It is happening all over syria; however, there is a hotspot in Aleppo.

Left: Civilians escaping a bombing in Aleppo. Right: Two Israeli soldiers escape, Israel is involved as well.

Raids in Yemen: President Donald Trump has executed his first move to end terrorism in the Middle East. Trump launched twenty airstrikes on Al-Qaeda in Yemen. These event happened on March 3, 2017 in the governorates of Abyan, al-Bayda, and Shabwa.

An airstrike in Yemen

Aleppo: The UN (United Nations) recently put out a report concerning events in Aleppo and their ethics. The report stated that Syrian and Russian governments used bombs on innocent civilians in Aleppo. The bombs were dropped in the winter of 2016; however, the UN report was put out on March 1, 2017.

The United Nations symbol

Mubarak: During the Arab spring uprising, protesters were killed. There were 840 killed and 6000 injured. The protests took place in Cairo, Egypt in January 2013. The president of Egypt, Mubarak, was deemed not guilty of the murders.

The president of Egypt, Hosni Mubarak

ISIS and Mosul: The long battle between ISIS and the citizens of Mosul has definitely been a long, hard, and complex one. However, recently ISIS has been fleeing from Mosul in the face of their early defeat. The first signs of the ISIS flee were on February, 28, 2017 on the western side of Mosul, Iraq.

Mosul, Iraq

Spain and Morocco: The countries, Spain and Morocco have recently made a new promise to each other. Spain has promised to help support Morocco in EU (European Union) meetings in exchange for tighter Moroccan borders. The deal was made public on March 5, 2017 and Spain specifically wants tighter borders on the Ceuta and Melilla borders in Morocco.

The Ceuta Border

Libya: Eastern Libya and enemy factions have recently just engaged in a new war. Eastern Libya is currently attempting to get the enemy factions away from their major oil ports. The news on this new strategy was released on March 5, 2017.

A Libyan oil port

Turkey and Germany: Turkey's president, Tayyip Erdogan recently held a press conference on Germany's recent behavior in cancelling a meeting with Turkey. Erdogan referred to the German government's behavior as "nazis." This report was put out in the early morning of March 6, 2017 and the conference was held in Istanbul, Turkey.

Turkey's president, Tayyip Erdogan

Terrorist cell in Bahrain: A terrorist cell was discovered in Bahrain on March 5, 2017. The cell contained machine guns and plans for future attacks. There are 25 suspects for who could have inhabited this abandoned cell.

An image taken from the cell in Bahrain

Palmyra: A two month war has been going on between ISIS and Syrian and Russian forces. They were fighting over the historical site of Palmyra and who controls it. Finally, the team of Syrian and Russian forces won back the site from ISIS control. The report was released on March 5, 2017.

Palmyra, Syria

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