Tag: Syria

Fresh Russian-U.S. ‘Skirmish’ Reported in Syria

Russian and U.S. forces have faced off for what could be the fourth time in less than two weeks in oil-rich northeastern Syria, the local Kurdish news outlet Anha reported Saturday. Video of the reported standoff in the Hasakah province showed a Russian-flagged armored vehicle and what appeared to be two U.S. Army armored vehicles […]

Turkish Leader Threatens Action in Libya, Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is threatening action in both Libya and Syria as rhetoric ramps up in the face of looming regional setbacks and growing frustrations with Moscow. Erdogan, addressing parliament Tuesday, issued a stark warning to Damascus not to violate the latest brokered cease-fire in Syrian rebel-controlled Idlib province. “We hope the cease-fire […]

US strikes 5 Iranian Al Qods/militia bases in Syria and Iraq. Iranian casualties

The five targets struck by the US air force on Monday, Dec. 29, on both sides of the Syrian-Iraqi border, were centers of the Iran-supported Iraqi Kata’ib Hezbollah Shiite militia and Revolutionary Guards Al Qods – at al Qaim, Iraq and the Abu Kamal region in Syria. At least 25 were reported killed and 55 injured, including […]

Israel taking credit for attacking Iran in Syria provoked retaliation

Israel’s decision to take credit for strikes against Iranian targets in Syria over the last year provoked the Islamic Republic to retaliate against Israel, a top former IDF general told The Jerusalem Post. “The prime minister and [Foreign Minister] Israel Katz started talking about the strikes,” Brig.-Gen. (res.) Zvika Haimovich, former commander of the IDF’s […]

Iran planning attacks on Israel: Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday accused Iran of planning attacks against the Jewish state and said everything possible would be done to prevent them. The premier, who was indicted on corruption charges on Thursday and is seen to be battling for his political life, made his remarks on a visit to an army […]

Lindsey Graham tears into Erdogan in tense White House meeting

South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham ripped into Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a tense Oval Office meeting Wednesday over the country’s invasion of Syria and attacks on America’s Kurdish allies, according to aides and the senator himself. While in Washington, Erdogan met with President Trump and several Republican senators at the White House. […]

Erdogan vows to protect Christians in Syria, says their churches will be rebuilt

Turkey President Tayyip Recep Erdogan told media at the White House Wednesday that Turkey will restore damaged Syrian churches as Christian communities along the border in Northeastern Syria are feeling vulnerable due to the Turkish incursion. Erdogan met with United States President Donald Trump and a group of GOP senators on Thursday in a widely […]

Trump to Meet Turkey’s Erdogan at White House

President Donald Trump announced this week he will be meeting his Turkish counterpart, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in Washington on Nov. 13. Trump said on Twitter the pair had a “very good” phone call during which they discussed bilateral issues such as Turkey’s “border with Syria, the eradication of terrorism, the ending of hostilities with […]

Proxy War Deepens in Syria After US Troop Withdrawal, Peace Remains Elusive

The Syrian war is an amalgam of many proxy wars involving various global players and their regional allies and proxies. And according to people familiar with the situation, recent developments in the region will have global ramifications, as the changes are likely revising the existing political order and its alliances. “The outcome of the war […]

Fierce clashes erupt between Syrian army, Turkish-led forces

Syrian troops battle Turkish-backed fighters near the border town of Ras al-Ain, threatening Russia-backed ceasefire. Heavy fighting between Syrian army troops and Turkish forces erupted near Ras al-Ain as Turkish-backed forces seized villages surrounding the border town. Turkish-backed rebels said there were intermittent clashes between the two militaries in recent days south of the town, […]