Syria

Putin sees chance circumstances behind downing of Russian plane in Syria
Reuters | MOSCOW/JERUSALEM, Sept 18 (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that the shooting down of a Russian military plane near Syria's seacoast was the result of a chain of tragic and chance circumstances....
U.S. marines conduct big drills with rebels in southern Syria
Reuters | AMMAN (Reuters) - A Syrian rebel commander said on Thursday rare military exercises with U.S. marines in southern Syria sent a strong message to Russia and Iran that the Americans and the rebels intend to stay and...
Staged Filming of False Flag 'Chemical Attacks' Has Begun in Idlib: Russian MoD
ZeroHedge | Russian state media channels, in a near simultaneous blitz of information, have issued breaking alerts this morning that anti-Assad insurgents in Idlib have begun filming "fake footage of chemical attacks" based on...
US Says Assad Has Approved Gas Attack In Idlib, Setting Stage For Major Military Conflict
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ZeroHedge | At this point there's not even so much as feigning surprise or suspense in the now sadly all-too-familiar Syria script out of Washington.  The Wall Street Journal has just published a bombshell on Sunday evening as...
Report on IDF funding Syrian rebels pulled on request of ‘army’s censor’
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RT | The IDF has forced the Jerusalem Post to remove its explosive report on the Israeli military giving weapons to the Syrian rebels, the newspaper’s managing editor confirmed to RT. “We were told by the army’s military...
Pentagon report predicted West’s support for Islamist rebels would create ISIS
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Medium.com | A declassified secret US government document obtained by the conservative public interest law firm, Judicial Watch, shows that Western governments deliberately allied with al-Qaeda and other Islamist extremist groups...
U.S. Holds Talks With U.K., France on Possible Syria Strikes
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WSJ | WASHINGTON—The U.S. is working with France and the U.K. on plans for a coordinated military strike in Syria if the regime uses chemical weapons in an expected offensive against the country’s last major rebel haven,...
YouTube Shuts Down All Syrian State Channels As Idlib Assault Begins
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ZeroHedge | Syrian state YouTube channels have been shut down this morning just as the Syrian Army’s ground offensive has officially begun. This includes the following now terminated Syrian state and pro-government channels: Syrian...
US senator claims Britain's MI6 is planning a fake chemical weapons attack on Syria
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Independent.co.uk | Fresh off a sitdown with Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, Virginia state senator Richard Black turned up on Arab TV last week making an extraordinary claim about one of the US’ closest allies. Mr Black said Britain’s...
New book by Woodward says Trump wanted Assad killed
Reuters | WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump wanted to have Syrian President Bashar al-Assad assassinated last year but his defence secretary ignored the request, according to a new book that depicts top Trump...
Russia Deploys 25 Warships to Med
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DailyStar | Russia’s defence ministry announced the deployment of the vessels – along with at least 30 warplanes including long range bombers – amid rising tensions with the US. Moscow has accused the US of planning to attack Syria...
Israel shoots down Syrian warplane
Reuters | ERUSALEM/BEIRUT, July 24 (Reuters) - Israel said it shot down a Syrian warplane that crossed into the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Tuesday, but Damascus said the jet was fired on as it took part in operations...
Russia Warns "Credible Information" Of Impending Staged Chemical Attack In Syria
ZeroHedge | As the world's attention was focused on Singapore and the historic Trump-Kim summit this week, and with broad media acknowledgement that Assad has won the war for Syria, the time could be ripe for some kind of major...
US Special Forces helping FSA plot chemical attack to trigger strikes on Syria forces – Russian MoD
RT | Russia’s Defense Ministry said it has credible intelligence that US Special Forces are helping Syrian rebels orchestrate a “chemical attack provocation” using chlorine to provoke Western airstrikes on Syrian's...
Trump warns Syria not to 'recklessly attack' Idlib province
 Freedom House
Reuters | WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his allies Iran and Russia not to “recklessly attack” Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province, warning that hundreds of...
Syria says it will 'go all the way' in rebel-held Idlib
Reuters | MOSCOW (Reuters) - Syria’s foreign minister said government forces will “go all the way” in the rebel-held northern region of Idlib and that Damascus’s main targets were al-Nusra militants. Minister Walid al-Moualem,...
Israel claims the Syrian civil war is effectively over
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CNBC | Israel claimed Syria's long-running civil war had effectively come to an end Thursday and predicted the Golan Heights frontier between the two countries would be much quieter over the coming months. Syrian President...
US has 'reasons to believe' Israel behind air strike on pro-Syria fighters
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MiddleEastEye | A US official said on Monday Washington suspects that Israel is behind the air raid that killed dozens of pro-Syrian government fighters in Deir Ezzor province. "We have reasons to believe that it was an Israeli strike...