Tag Archives: ISIS

White House Accuses Syria Of Planning Chemical Attack, Warns “Will Pay Heavy Price” By
Less than three months after the US launched 49 cruise missiles at a Syrian airbase in early April, allegedly in retaliation for a chemical attack conducted by Assad forces, in an ominous statement issued with no supporting evidence...
Only 2% Of Lawmakers Support The ‘Stop Arming Terrorists Act’ By
One of the few elected Democratic lawmakers with an extensive anti-war record, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), has combined forces with Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) to push legislation through both the House and the Senate that would bar federal agencies from using taxpayer-backed...
US & Russia Inch Toward Hot War In Syria By
In backing the rebels in the early part of the Syrian Civil War, the US was rather cynically engaging in a proxy war against Russia, angling for regime change in Russia’s main Mediterranean ally, and the host of their lone Mediterranean base. Syria’s been a source of...
Australia Suspends Syria Airstrikes Citing Potential Threats From Russia By
Russia’s Monday decision to suspend a memorandum of cooperation with the US-led coalition in retaliation after a US jet shot down a Syrian Army plane has rattled some US allies, who fear escalating tensions between Russia and the coalition. In what it called a “precautionary...
U.S. Coalition Cleansing Raqqa Of Arabs To Expand Kurdish “Autonomous Region” By
DAMASCUS (Analysis) — Last year, U.S.-backed Kurdish militias active in northern Syria took advantage of the chaos caused by the nation’s ongoing conflict and declared the parts of Syria under their control to be a federal “autonomous region.”  The move ignored...
Russia Says ‘US Warplanes Now Legitimate Targets’ After US Downs Syrian Jet By
In what is being characterized as an act sure to further escalate already alarming tensions between the United States, Syria, and Russia, an American fighter jet shot down a Syrian warplane over Raqqa on Sunday, prompting Moscow to cut off its deconfliction channel with...
New Report Confirms Israel Has Been Secretly Funding Syrian Rebels For Years By
Earlier, when discussing why the Syrian “rebels” fighting Assad are in “turmoil”, we said that as a result of the ongoing Qatar crisis the various Saudi and Qatari supply chains supporting the rebels, both in terms of weapons and funding, had dried...
US Coalition Shoots Down Syrian Jet Targeting ISIS Covoy By
The US-led, so-called anti-terrorist coalition has reportedly shot down a Syrian government forces aircraft. Reuters reports the Syrian Arab Army announced that the aircraft was brought down in the southern Raqqa countryside, while it was engaging a fleeing ISIS convoy....
Iran Launches First Ballistic Missile Strike Against ISIS In Syria By
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran says its ballistic missile strike targeting ISIS in Syria was not only a response to deadly attacks in Tehran, but a powerful message to archrival Saudi Arabia and the United States, one that could add to already soaring regional tensions. The...
Russia Warns U.S. Artillery Now Positioned To Attack Syrian Government Forces By
On Thursday, the U.S. military deployed mobile artillery rocket launchers at the Al-Tanf military base in Syria, where the U.S. trains the forces of the loose anti-Assad, anti-Daesh (ISIS) coalition known as the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). The High Mobility Artillery...