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A missile-loaded Turkish Air Force warplane takes off from the Incirlik Air Base, in the outskirts of the city of Adana, southeastern Turkey, Tuesday, July 28, 2015After months of reluctance, Turkish warplanes last week started striking militant targets in Syria and agreed to allow the U.S. to launch its own strikes from Turkey's strategically located Incirlik Air Base. In a series of cross-border strikes, Turkey has not only targeted the IS group but also Kurdish fighters affiliated with forces battling IS in Syria and Iraq. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

Syria Threatens to Shoot Down Turkish Warplanes

Turkey’s airstrikes against Kurdish targets north of Aleppo have not been received well by the Syrian regime. On Thursday, the Syrian Defense Ministry accused Turkey of “flagrant aggression, which targeted innocent civilians” and warned that Turkish forays into Syria are a “dangerous development that could escalate the situation.”

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Vladimir Putin

Putin Discusses Mosul Liberation with Turkey, Iraq

Russian President Vladimir Putin had a phone call with leaders in Turkey and Iraq on Wednesday in which he “wished the Iraqi army and its allies complete success in their objectives” for Mosul, according to the Kremlin.

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John Bolton: Hillary Still Can’t Name an Accomplishment as Secretary of State

Former U.N. Ambassador and American Enterprise Institute Senior Fellow John Bolton told SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Thursday’s Breitbart News Daily that he was a little surprised to see Russia and its president, Vladimir Putin, become a central topic of the final 2016 presidential debate, given the conventional wisdom about Russia’s harmless irrelevance circa 2012.

FILE - In this Tuesday, July 13, 2010 file photo, Syrian President Bashar Assad, right, and his wife Asma Assad, listen to explanations as they visit a technology plant in Tunis. In the eyes of many, Assad is a murderous autocrat who would do anything to cling to power. But for his supporters, he is a nationalist hero fighting Western imperialism, a stabilizing presence who ensures a secular rule in a turbulent region wracked by sectarian wars. (AP Photo/Hassene Dridi, File)

Assad’s Wife Blames Deaths of Syrian Children on Western Powers

Bashar Assad’s wife Asma granted her first interview in eight years to the Rossiya 24 news channel of Russia, as transcribed by In the interview, she blamed Western powers for prolonging the Syrian civil war, laid responsibility for the human carnage at their feet, and accused Western media of hyping tragedies that are politically harmful to her husband.

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Russia Announces Temporary Halt of Aleppo Bombing

After the latest news of horrible civilian carnage in Aleppo, Syria, including an airstrike that killed 20 members of the same family, Russia has announced it will temporarily suspend airstrikes. The move has been presented as an opportunity for rebel forces to pull out of the city, but the rebels refuse to leave.


Ed Klein: Bill Clinton’s Misconduct ‘Relevant’ Because Hillary Said She’ll Put Him ‘in Charge of the Entire Economy’

On Wednesday’s Breitbart News Daily, “Guilty as Sin” author Ed Klein said it would “be a great question, and not an egregious question” if Hillary Clinton was asked about his allegations of ongoing sexual misconduct by Bill Clinton at the final presidential debate. “It’s legit because she’s running for President, but the shadow in that presidency is that with the Clintons, you always get two for the price of one,” Klein said.


Frank Gaffney: Clinton, Obama Have Given Us ‘Much More Dangerous Kremlin and Putin’

“I think that the Russians have taken the measure of both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, over the past eight years,” Center for Security President Frank Gaffney told Breitbart News Daily on SiriusXM. “Vladimir Putin is unquestionably ratcheting up his behavior, his aggression, his rhetoric, his threats – including of nuclear war against our allies, and periodically against us,” Gaffney warned.