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Iranian Intelligence Official Says China in Line to Buy Tehran’s Drones  

The senior adviser hailed Iran’s “look to the east” policy, a notion promoted by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, which calls for an expansion of ties with China and Russia as a long-term strategy to fight off “Western hegemony” and mitigate sanctions imposed on the Islamic Republic.   The eastward approach, according to the intelligence official, has...

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Pentagon Says Drone Strike in Syria Targeted al-Qaeda Official 

Such US drone strikes have been relatively common in Syria’s Islamist opposition-held northwest in recent years, but Monday’s targeted killing followed a lull over recent months. Agence France-Presse cited the head of the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights as saying the strike killed two jihadi officials, one of Tunisian and the other of either...


U.S. Halts Secret Drone Program with Turkey Over Syria Incursion 

Intelligence ties between Turkey and the United States run deep. Turkey’s National Intelligence Office (MIT) and the CIA have long cooperated. Earlier in her career CIA director Gina Haspel served in Turkey and she traveled to Turkey in 2018 to review MIT’s intelligence on the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate...