What follows are the preliminary findings for issues identified in the daily Watch Lists this week. We are only sending findings that we regard as significant or potentially significant to keep this email manageable. We have findings for all the Watch List items. Should you be interested in findings not listed here, please contact us and we will email them to you. The findings below include more items from later in the week because they often overlap with items from earlier in the week. To emphasize, you can contact us if there is an item not included here for which you’d like to see the findings. Our goal, as always, is to focus on what matters and not on things that don’t. Items from Aug. 25 Turkey: Turkey’s intervention in Syria appears quite small, with about 20 to 30 tanks and 350 troops. Are there signs of a larger intervention? Finding: Yes, although not too much larger. AFP cites an anonymous Turkish official as saying that operations will continue until “imminent threats against the country’s national security have been neutralised.” A Hurriyet columnist said that Turkish army troops might reach 15,000 men to create a buffer zone in northern Syria and […]

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