Tag: Syria

Israeli strike in Syria was aimed at thwarting attack on strategic targets in Golan

An attack allegedly carried out by Israeli fighter jets against targets in Syria over the weekend was aimed at thwarting plans to attack strategic Israeli targets in the Golan Heights, Kuwaiti daily Al-Jarida reported on Sunday, citing a Western diplomatic source.   The attack took place overnight Friday, targeting Syrian military bases housing long-range missiles, […]

‘More than 220,000 Killed in Syria Conflict’

The conflict in Syria has left more than 220,000 dead since it began four years ago with an uprising against President Bashar al-Assad, a key monitoring group said Thursday.   “We have counted 222,271 deaths since the start of the revolt in March 2011,” the head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Rami Abdel […]

Jordan’s King Abdullah II says airstrikes increasing inside Syria and Iraq

Jordan’s King Abdullah II said Monday that airstrikes have increased inside Syria and Iraq following the murder of a Jordanian pilot burned to death earlier this year by Islamic State terrorists.   Abdullah, who was interviewed on “Special Report with Bret Baier,” said he has not ruled out using ground troops inside Iraq.  He also […]

Canada conducts first airstrike against ISIS in Syria

Canadian armed forces conducted their first airstrike in Syria since the government expanded the scope of its military mission against Islamic State last month, Canada’s Defense Department said on Wednesday.   “This first airstrike under the expanded mandate demonstrates our government’s firm resolve to tackle the threat of terrorism against Canada and to promote international […]

Islamic State blows up Syrian church on Easter Sunday

Islamic State insurgents blew up an 80-year-old church in Syria’s northeastern province of Hassaka on Easter Sunday, Syrian state news agency SANA said.   SANA, which did not report any casualties, said the militants had planted explosives inside the Church of the Virgin Mary in Tel Nasri, an Assyrian village in an area where Christian […]

ISIS has expanded since start of US-led air strikes

Syrian President Bashar Assad said in a US television interview that Islamic State, which has seized swaths of territory in Syria and Iraq, has been gaining recruits since the start of US-led air strikes against the militant group.   Asked how much benefit he was getting from the strikes in Syria that began last September, […]

Iran Prepares for Armageddon

The government of Iran has stated repeatedly that Israel will soon be “wiped off the map.” Ezekiel 38:5 prophesies that Persia will be one of the nations to invade Israel at the time of the Battle of Armageddon. Iran was called Persia until 1935, and today many people still call it by its original name.   […]

Syria to West: Accept that Assad is here to stay

Syria’s envoy to the United Nations says it’s time for the United States and other Western powers to accept that President Bashar al-Assad is here to stay, and to abandon what he suggested was a failed strategy of trying to split the Middle East into sectarian enclaves.   Speaking to Reuters on the eve of […]

Amnesty urges halting arms to Israel, others guilty of ‘mass atrocities’

Amnesty International called on the global community to stop war crimes by halting arms shipments to countries such as Iraq, Syria and Israel that could use them to commit “mass atrocities.”   “Huge arms shipments were delivered to Iraq, Israel, Russia, South Sudan and Syria in 2014 despite the very high likelihood that these weapons […]

Fate of abducted Christians unclear; Syria clashes continue

Islamic State group militants have moved a large group of Christian hostages to a city they control in northeastern Syria, while they continue to battle Kurdish and Christian militiamen for control of a chain of villages along the Khabur River, activists and state-run media said Wednesday.   Hassakeh province which borders Turkey and Iraq has […]