Tag: Syria

Israel attacks Syrian posts after cross-border fire from Syria

Israel said it had attacked Syrian military targets on Sunday after stray shells from fighting in Syria’s civil war landed inside the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights. The Syrian shells hit an open area in the northern Golan Heights, causing no injuries, and in retaliation the Israeli military said it “targeted two artillery positions and an ammunitions […]

Erdogan dismisses pledges over weapons for Kurds in Syria

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday countries which promised to get back weapons supplied to Kurdish YPG fighters in northern Syria were trying to trick Turkey and would eventually realize their mistake. Ankara was infuriated by a U.S. decision last month to arm the YPG, which Washington sees as a vital ally in the […]

After Iran fires missiles at IS in Syria, Netanyahu warns it not to threaten Israel

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Iran not to threaten Israel and to watch its own back Monday, hours after Tehran launched missiles into Syria in what was seen, in part, as a challenge to Israel. “I have one message for Iran: Don’t threaten Israel,” Netanyahu said. On Monday, Iran said it fired missiles against the […]

US-led coalition aircraft shoots down Syrian fighter jet near Raqqa

An F/A-18E Super Hornet fighter jet from the US-led coalition battling ISIS in Syria downed a Syrian SU-22 fighter over the countryside south of Raqqa on Sunday afternoon local time, according to a coalition press release.On Sunday late afternoon, pro-Syrian government forces attacked the town of JaDin, south of Tabqah and west of Raqqa, ISIS […]

The Dangerous Conflict With North Korea | June 2017

North Korean President Kim Jong-un has openly stated that North Korea will develop intercontinental ballistic missiles that will reach the United States. Since North Korea already possesses nuclear weapons, President Trump sees the development of missiles that can reach the U.S. as an existential threat to America. He has stated that under no circumstances will […]

PressTV-‘US deploys long-range rocket system to Syria’

The US army has relocated a new truck-mounted, long-range missile launcher from Jordan to a base in Syria’s al-Tanf, says an intelligence source. Reuters quoted the source as saying on Wednesday that the US High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) have been deployed at the base located close to the borders with Iraq and Jordan. “They have arrived […]

New US base in S. Syria for tussle over control

In readiness for a prospective showdown for control of southeast Syria, US Special Forces have set up a forward base at Al-Zukf in the Syrian Desert, DEBKAfile’s military and intelligence sources report. The location is 70km northwest of the Syrian-Iraqi-Jordanian border triangle and the Al Tanf crossing, which is controlled by US, Western allied and […]

Isis slaughtering civilians in Syrian towns already hit by US air strikes

Civilians are “increasingly paying the price” as air strikes on Isis escalate in Syria and terrorists seek bloody retribution, the United Nations has warned. In one incident, militants slit the throats of eight men accused of giving coordinates to the US-led coalition at the site of bombardment in their town. Around 60 civilians, including 16 children […]

Trump, Erdogan commit to cooperation despite tensions over Syrian militias

President Trump on Tuesday pledged continued support for Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan, highlighting the importance of the U.S.-Turkish alliance despite mounting tensions over Washington’s support for Kurdish rebels in Syria. Speaking alongside Erdogan at the White House, Trump said Turkey and the United States would act together against extremist groups including the Islamic State. […]

Hizballah rush 1,000 troops to S. Syrian borders

The pro-Iranian Hizballah Tuesday, May 16, rushed 12 companies of 1,000 fighters to the Homs, Daraa and Quneitra (Golan) regions of southern Syria to block off the entry of “US-backed militants” from Jordan through the Al-Tanf border crossing. On Sunday, May 14 – as first revealed by DEBKAfile’s military sources – US, British and Jordanian […]