Joint SDF, coalition raid ended life of two ISIS leaders

The leader of the Daesh terrorist group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was claimed to have been killed in October 2019 during a US Special Forces operation in the Syrian province of Idlib, according to US President Donald Trump. According to a press release by the Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR), two leaders … Continue reading Joint SDF, coalition raid ended life of two ISIS leaders

3 men jailed for the Syrian toddler and mom whose death made headlines

Turkey has thrown three human traffickers behind bars in the case of a Syrian toddler whose death made headlines around the world, CNN reports. The three organizers, caught by Turkish law enforcement after fleeing the trial, were each sentenced Friday to 125 years in prison. Their crime: "killing with eventual intent." The 3-year-old Syrian, Alan Kurdi, was … Continue reading 3 men jailed for the Syrian toddler and mom whose death made headlines

Russia denies helping Syria to cover up use of chemical weapons

The United States on Thursday accused Russia of helping Syria conceal the use of banned toxic munitions in the civil war by undermining the work of the global chemical weapons agency trying to identify those responsible. The comments by the U.S. representative to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Kenneth Ward, drew … Continue reading Russia denies helping Syria to cover up use of chemical weapons

What went wrong between Bashar al-Assad and Recep Tayyip Erdogan?

  TEN YEARS ago, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, then prime minister of Turkey, hosted Syria's President Bashar al-Assad for a family holiday in the Aegean resort of Bodrum as relations between Turkey and Syria soared to new heights. After decades of Cold War animosity, the Erdogan government that took power in 2002 had built new ties with its southern neighbor and trade and … Continue reading What went wrong between Bashar al-Assad and Recep Tayyip Erdogan?

Refugee camps in Syria destroyed by heavy storm

  Thousands of Syrian refugees have been forced from their tents in Lebanon, following days of bitter rain, snow and freezing temperatures. The winter storm, dubbed Norma by Lebanese meteorologists, has left refugees in dire need of emergency assistance, aid workers say. The storm hit Saturday and has affected at least "151 informal camps in … Continue reading Refugee camps in Syria destroyed by heavy storm

Israel lied about Syria’s downing of its aircraft

  Syrian air marshals shot down Israeli missiles near the capital Damascus on Tuesday, local state media reported, while Israel said it was protecting itself from anti-aircraft fire. The official Syrian news agency SANA said air defences "intercepted hostile missiles launched by the Israeli warplanes" from over Lebanese territories, citing a military source. It added … Continue reading Israel lied about Syria’s downing of its aircraft

Memorable pictures from 2018

  A resident throws water at his house on fire at a residential neighborhood of an informal settlement, in Muntinlupa, Metro Manila, Philippines, June 4. REUTERS/Erik De Castro A man gets stuck under debris at a damaged site after an airstrike in the Saqba area, in the eastern Damascus suburb of Ghouta, Syria, January 9. … Continue reading Memorable pictures from 2018

Trump says getting U.S. troops out of Syria was no surprise

  Russian President Vladimir Putin has welcomed US President Donald Trump's decision to send troops home from Syria after declaring victory over ISIL. "The fact that the US has decided to withdraw its troops is right," Putin told a press conference on Thursday. Trump announced on Wednesday that all US troops would be withdrawn from Syria … Continue reading Trump says getting U.S. troops out of Syria was no surprise

Russia threatens Israel after losing 15 soldiers

  Russia has blamed Israel after one of its reconnaissance aircraft carrying 15 people was shot down by a Syrian surface-to-air missile over the Mediterranean Sea. There are not believed to have been any survivors. The Russian military said the Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft was accidentally hit by a Syrian missile which had been aimed at … Continue reading Russia threatens Israel after losing 15 soldiers

Trump congratulates the U.K. and France on their military might

In a congratulatory Twitter post on the U.K. and France-led attack against Syria, the US President Donald Trump says its "mission accomplished."  Image: Donald Trump He said that the United States, France and the United Kingdom had coped well with the missile strikes. In his words: "A perfectly executed strike last night. Thank you to France … Continue reading Trump congratulates the U.K. and France on their military might