US won’t share intelligence on Daesh with Russia: US Defense Department

A Russian Sukhoi Su-30SM fighter jet lands at the Russian Hmeimin military base in Latakia province, in the northwest of Syria, on December 16, 2015. AFP
  1. US Defense Department says it won’t share intelligence on Daesh terrorists in Syria unless Moscow changes its stance on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
  2. Russian media say the Pentagon refuses to share intelligence on Daesh terrorists until Moscow changes its position on the future of Syrian President Bashar Assad.
  3. The Syrian army seizes equipment used by terrorists for the production of chemical weapons in Latakia as well as medical supplies and equipment of Turkish, Saudi, and Qatari origins.
  4. The leader of the Jaysh al-Islam terrorist group, along with many of his top aides, has been killed in a Syrian-led operation close to the capital Damascus.
  5. In Pakistan, a group of people demonstrate in the city of Lahore to protest against a surprise visit by the Indian Prime Minister.
  6. Terrorists fighting in Syria are set to leave southern Damascus following a landmark ceasefire deal with the government.
  7. The Iraqi army backed by popular forces is pressing ahead with operations to liberate the restive province of al-Anbar from Daesh terrorists.
  8. At least two refugees drown in the Mediterranean as hundreds were trying to reach the Spanish city of Ceuta near northern Morocco.
  9. Most of the refugees living in a camp in the northern French town of Calais are suffering from under-reported health problems.
  10. A mosque has caught fire in the U-S state of Texas, in a suspected arson attack.
  11. Anti-Muslim protesters have ransacked a prayer hall on the French Mediterranean island of Corsica.
  12. People have staged a protest in the Pakistani city of Lahore to show their anger at the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi to their country.
  13. Israeli forces have killed and injured more Palestinians in and outside the West Bank as tensions continue to run high across the occupied territories.
  14. The former head of Israel's internal intelligence service has warned that the threat posed to the regime by underground Israeli far-right terrorists has reached unprecedented levels.
  15. In Bahrain, anti-government protesters have staged fresh rallies, calling for freedom and democracy.
  16. A powerful tornado has struck the south-eastern US state of Alabama, leaving several residents injured.

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