Tag Archives: Syria

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...
UN Report Reveals 3 Nations Producing Most Refugees Were Targets Of US Intervention By
CHILE– A United Nations report has shed light on the world’s burgeoning crisis of displaced peoples, finding that a record 65.6 million were forced to vacate their homes in 2016 alone. More than half of them were minors. The Office of the UN High Commissioner for...
UN Expresses Concern Over Israel’s Interaction With Syrian Militants By
The increasing contact between Israeli armed forces and militants fighting in Syria has become a cause for concern for the United Nations, a recent report by the organization suggests. Issued by the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF), which maintains the...
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...