Alahednews Alahednews 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.’ Trump Threatens to Destroy Turkey’s Economy after Greenlighting Invasion of Syria Trump warned Turkey Monday against going too far in Syria, one day after giving Ankara a green light to invade its southern neighbor. What Is behind Saudi Social Bots being the Most Active in Iraq Protests? What would the kingdom that totally “respects” human rights do next? Saudi Arabia Gives ’Green Light’ For Talks with Iran - Report Saudi Arabia has given a green light to Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi to arrange a meeting with Iran. Trump OKs Troops to Protect Saudi Arabia, UAE: No War with Iran The US would be sending ’hundreds’ of US troops, as well as additional air military capabilities, to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Twitter Takes Down Emirati, Egyptian Anti-Iran & Anti-Qatar Pages Twitter bans Saudi Arabia’s ex-royal adviser’s account and takes down network of UAE and Egypt pages. GIDHR: Bahrain Arbitrarily Arrested Children, Gulf States Commit Human Rights Violations 30 Bahraini children were arbitrarily arrested between Jan and May 2019; human rights violations were committed in the Gulf. MBS Orders Preparing Return of Saudi Ambassador to Damascus Mohammad Bin Salman ordered the foreign ministry to prepare for the return of the Saudi ambassador to Damascus in the coming weeks. US Bases in the Region: The Precious Catch Infographics: US Bases in the Region, The Precious Catch Jordan Parliament Calls For Expelling ‘Israeli’ Envoy Jordanian members of parliament and blocs renewed their recommendation that the kingdom expel the Zionist ambassador in Amman. Daesh Has As Much As $300 Million To Fight - UN Chief Daesh has been left with as much as $300 million following the loss of its so-called “caliphate” in Iraq and Syria.