Donald Trump is expected to announce his long-overdue military strategy for Afghanistan on Monday evening, following a “sufficiently rigorous” review. Russia has repeatedly criticized the “failed” US campaign, urging it to withdraw troops.
Terrorist attacks in Spain, which isn’t militarily involved in Iraq or Syria, show such attacks aren't self-defense, but radicals want to annihilate the world and to create a global caliphate, says anti-terror expert Jennifer Breedon. Other analysts join the discussion.
If the Syrian army wins the battle for Deir ez-Zor, it would be a hugely significant achievement, experts say. However, Israel and Saudi Arabia may try to prevent that from happening as the region is part the so-called ‘Shia Crescent’, they add.