Tag Archives: Syria

2,190 Days Of Suffering: Syrians Describe Surviving The Rebel Invasion By
DAMASCUS —(Editorial) During the past six years, a country that was previously absent from mainstream media coverage has taken center stage in the news. One needs only to turn on the TV, read a newspaper or hop online to hear...
US Lawmakers Launch Bipartisan Effort Against Escalating War In Syria By
While the Pentagon provides plans for the Trump Administration for a major escalation of the US involvement in the war in Syria, new bipartisan legislation is being pushed in both the House and the Senate aiming to oppose the escalation and put legal obstacles in the way...
US Coalition Air Strike Kills 33 Civilians At Syrian School By
A suspected US air strike on a school being used as a shelter by families displaced from the Isil-held Syrian city of Raqqa killed at least 33 people on Tuesday, in the latest high civilian casualty raid by the coalition. A school being used by some 50 families in...
Trump’s “Historic” DoD Budget Increase Implies Preparations for More War By
MINNEAPOLIS – Despite his statement that the U.S. “will have to do more with less” thanks to budget cuts across a slew of federal agencies and programs, the U.S. Department of Defense not only avoided a budget decrease, but netted a significant increase to its...
Blacklisted, Smeared & Silenced For Exposing NATO Destabilization Of Syria By
MINNEAPOLIS —  Though it’s been nearly six years, the subject of the Syrian conflict remains as contentious as ever. While those who characterize themselves as pro-regime change have monopolized the wider conversation on Syria, even the most tame opposition...
Syria War: Damascus Hit With Fresh Assault By Militants By
Rebels on Tuesday launched a fresh assault on east Damascus, two days after Syrian government forces repelled an initial attack just a few kilometers from the center of the capital. An AFP journalist in east Damascus and a monitor both reported a large explosion at dawn...
US Launches Over 7,000 Airstrikes In Iraq, Syria In Past Two Months By
With the fighting against ISIS increasingly confined to densely populated cities like Mosul and Raqqa, the US air war against them continues to escalate precipitously, with record numbers of airstrikes in recent months, and the coalition dropping over 7,000 munitions on...
Israel’s Raid On Syria, Russia Enters The Fray By
(ANALYSIS) — The Russians have now formally confirmed earlier media reports that following the Israeli air raid on Syria on Friday the Israeli ambassador in Moscow was called in to the Russian Foreign Ministry to be handed a stern lecture and a stiff protest. Moscow’s...
Al Jazeera’s Fall From Grace – How A News Outlet Became A Tool Of The State By
MINNEAPOLIS – Long a prominent voice in the Arabic-speaking world, Al Jazeera has more recently become a notable force in Western media. Despite receiving all of its funding from the government of Qatar, Al Jazeera English – in contrast to other Western media outlets...
Israel Threatens To ‘Destroy’ Syrian Air Defenses By
Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Sunday threatened to destroy Syrian air defense systems after they fired ground-to-air missiles at Israeli warplanes carrying out strikes. “The next time the Syrians use their air defense systems against our planes we...