Major General Jones: Turkey's operations near al Bab aren't being conducted as a direct element of the coalition (confirming no @CJTFOIR support) Syrian refugees: We want Americans to love us. We will love them back Senate sends Iran sanctions bill to President Obama's desk with unanimous 99-0 vote The Senate votes to extend sanctions against Iran U.S. commanders concerned over recent outreach between Russia, Egypt Activist Ahmad Morjan reports extremely intense Government forces tanks shelling now targeting East Aleppo's besieged districtsFamilies watch as firefighters battle a wall of flames over three stories high in Qayyara, Iraq. Turkish young men standing in Istanbul to show Solidarity with Aleppo and its people IS's al-Hayat Media Center expands production of special editions of official IS videos with English subtitles. Senate approves 10-year extension of Iran sanctions law; bill goes to President Barack Obama for his signature. Western Iraq: Operations to capture Anah, Rawah and Al-Qa'im might start soon as tribal fighters have concluded their preparationsNew law severely imposing restrictions on civil society could affect US aid to Egypt, adds @toner_mark. In bilateral meeting @JohnKerry made Egypt foreign minister "aware of our concern" about new anti-NGO law, says @toner_mark. Egypt FM Shoukry meets with Senator Jack Reed in Washington today, discussed bilateral relations and regional issues Qediran remains under #EuphratesShield control after ISIS counter-attack repelled. Russia's space agency confirms malfunction has caused an unmanned cargo ship to crash minutes after it blasted off. US-led coalition in statement said at least 173 civilians were killed since start of anti-ISIS operationsRep. Keith Ellison faces renewed scrutiny over past ties to Nation of Islam, defense of anti-Semitic figures 361 villages captured since the start of Mosul operationsNumber of civilian casualties from US airstrikes in Iraq, Syria up to 54 after 3 incidents in October, per @CENTCOM Ohio State University attacker was enrolled in class studying ‘microaggressions’Armenia government to renew contract with US company on Vorotan Cascade of hydropower plants The Saudi Arabia-allied UAE has accused Iran of endangering Yemen civilians by supplying weapons to Houthis #EuphratesShield: heavy clashes inside Qeridan as ISIS launched counter-attack on this village 1 km North of Al-Bab. 1 SVBIED destroyed. Alarabiya spreading false informations, Peshmerga has 1600 dead in the fight against ISIL in 2 years not in Mosul battle only. Rebels repelled government forces assault in Salahadin district of Aleppo After the last batch of armed men were evacuated to Idlib, SAA entered to Khan AlSheeh in rural Damascus Syria Government forces shelled Ltamenah and Hilfaya cities in Hama with artillery and missiles.@NSC 'imposter' detained in Balkh, top Commander saysViolent clashes between army and anti-GNA militias, in Tripoli today. Libya

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1 December 2016
Syrian refugees: We want Americans to love us. We will love them back
Senate sends Iran sanctions bill to President Obama's desk with unanimous 99-0 vote
The Senate votes to extend sanctions against Iran
Families watch as firefighters battle a wall of flames over three stories high in Qayyara, Iraq.
Turkish young men standing in Istanbul to show Solidarity with Aleppo and its people
IS's al-Hayat Media Center expands production of special editions of official IS videos with English subtitles.
Western Iraq: Operations to capture Anah, Rawah and Al-Qa'im might start soon as tribal fighters have concluded their preparations
In bilateral meeting @JohnKerry made Egypt foreign minister "aware of our concern" about new anti-NGO law, says @toner_mark.
Egypt FM Shoukry meets with Senator Jack Reed in Washington today, discussed bilateral relations and regional issues
Number of civilian casualties from US airstrikes in Iraq, Syria up to 54 after 3 incidents in October, per @CENTCOM
#EuphratesShield: heavy clashes inside Qeridan as ISIS launched counter-attack on this village 1 km North of Al-Bab. 1 SVBIED destroyed.
Violent clashes between army and anti-GNA militias, in Tripoli today. Libya