1. The US announces plans to send a new special operations force to the Middle East under the pretext of fighting Daesh terrorists in Iraq and Syria.
2. Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad says peace can be restored to his country only after some Western governments and their regional allies stop supporting terrorists.
3. Reporters Without Borders slams Turkey for arresting two prominent journalists after they reported on truckloads of weapons being sent to terrorists in Syria from Turkish soil.