Alahednews Alahednews NYT: MBZ’s Biggest Concern Was Wahhabism It was revealed that Mohammed bin Zayed’s biggest concern was Wahhabism. National Interest: US Preparing to Leave Iraq without Informing Allies Or Putting A Back up Plan  The US military has been making preparations to comply with a request to leave Iraq by the country’s parliament. After its Biggest Crime Ever, US Urges Citizens to Depart Iraq Immediately - Statement The Pentagon confirmed the strike was ordered by US President Donald Trump. US Biggest Crime: Al-Quds Force Commander Soleimani, PMU Deputy Head Al-Muhandis Martyred Trump Ordered the aggression Pentagon Orders 4,000 American Occupation Troops to Deploy In Middle East amid Iraq Unrest The US occupation army issued orders to prepare for a possible deployment in the days ahead in Kuwait. NYT: Calling App ToTok Used as Spying Tool by UAE ToTok is being used as a ’spying tool’ by the UAE. KUNA: Kuwait Announces New Gov’t Kuwait announced that a new government had been formed. Iran Urges Talks between Riyadh, Doha: Good for Entire Region Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut diplomatic and trade links with Qatar in June 2017, accusing it of backing terrorism. Qatari Emir Turns Down Saudi Invitation to Join GCC Summit in Riyadh Qatar’s Emir turned down an invitation by Saudi Arabia to attend the GCC summit in Riyadh. Bloomberg: Gulf States Are Backpedaling on Iran Spooked by the prospect of a catastrophic war with Iran and its allies across the region, Gulf monarchies are in the midst of a strategic rethink. More Countries Affected by Terrorism Even as Deaths Fall – Global Index The largest declines in 2018 were recorded in Iraq, which proclaimed a military victory over Daesh the previous year. Daesh Used US Pullout from Syria to Regroup - Pentagon Report The apparent “void” left by the US pullout from northeast Syria gave Daesh more freedom to rebuild, NBC added. US Will Keep Up Fight against Daesh – Pompeo Claims Pompeo said US forces remain positioned to ’make sure Daesh will never get a second wind.’ Is Jordan Flying With «Israeli» Air Force While Gaza Is Being Bombed? Evidence emerged that Jordanian warplanes are taking part in military exercises alongside the “Israeli” air force. Kuwait Gov’t Resigns, Emir Says No Intention of Dissolving Parliament Kuwait’s prime minister submitted the resignation of his government to the country’s ruler. Dubai to Host ‘Israeli’ Visitors for World Expo 2020 Dubai is hoping to attract ‘Israelis’ for the 6-month event kicking off the next October as it wants it to be as large as possible. Jordan Gov’t Resigns Ahead of Reshuffle Jordan’s cabinet resigned ahead of a government reshuffle. Lavrov Says Al-Baghdadi Was US ‘Spawn’, His Death Is Still an Open Question Lavrov said his country still cannot verify Washington’s claims about the elimination of Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Daesh Names Baghdadi Successor, Threatens US Daesh named Abu Hamza al-Hashimi al-Quraishi as al-Baghdadi’s successor. Trump Confirms Daesh’s Second-In-Command Killed Trump confirmed on Tuesday that Daesh’s second in command, spokesman Abu Hassan al-Muhajir, was killed. Trump Claims Daesh Leader’s Killed, Russia Says Has No Reliable Information Trump claimed that Daesh Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed, and thanked Russia for helping in the operation. Trump ‘Fully Prepared’ For Military Action against Turkey Trump had earlier touted the wisdom of giving Turkey some space to enact its incursion on the border of Syria. US Sanctions Turkish Ministries, Officials for Turkey’s Military Incursion in Syria The US imposed sanctions on Turkish ministries and senior government officials in response to the country’s military incursion in northern Syria. Arab League: Turkey’s Syria Offensive «Invasion» of Arab Land The Arab League slammed the Turkish offensive in Syria as an “invasion” of Arab land. Trump Calls Turkish Operation in Syria a ’Bad Idea’ US President Donald Trump on Wednesday described the Turkish incursion into northern Syria as a ’bad idea.’