Syria

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...
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...
US, UK and France 'Inflicted Worst Destruction in Decades on Raqqa'
UNZ | Air and artillery strikes by the US and its allies inflicted devastating loss of life on civilians in the Isis-held city of Raqqa, according to an Amnesty International report. It contradicts claims by the US, along...
U.S. freezes funding for Syria's "White Helmets"
White Helmets
CBSNews | Less than two months ago the State Department hosted members of the White Helmets at Foggy Bottom. At the time, the humanitarian group was showered with praise for saving lives in Syria. "Our meetings in March were very...
US bolsters existing military presence in Syria, suggesting indefinite stay
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National.ae | The Pentagon appears to be strengthening its presence in northern Syria, making a US military departure from the country seem increasingly unlikely. Residents of eastern Syria told The National that US troops have in...
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...
Mattis: Leaving Syria Without Making Progress Would Be a ‘Blunder’
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AntiWar.com | Speaking at NATO headquarters of Friday, Secretary of Defense James Mattis reiterated his opposition to the idea of withdrawing US troops from Syria. He said any withdrawal before progress was made would be a “strategic...
U.S. Airstrikes Violated International Law in “War of Annihilation” in Raqqa, Syria, Says Amnesty International
TheIntercept | As the battle for Raqqa, Syria, raged last October, a family in the Harat al-Badu neighborhood bunkered down in their home in an attempt to survive the fighting between the U.S.-led coalition and Islamic State militants...
Massive Fireballs Light Up Syrian Sky After Israeli Strike; "Dozens" Of Iranian Soldiers Reportedly Killed
ZeroHedge | Update 2: Multiple early unconfirmed reports from journalists inside Syria have put casualties at 40 killed and 60 wounded, mainly from the Zaynabiyoun Iranian-backed group which was located at the 47th brigade supply...
OPCW Investigators Reportedly Found "No Evidence" Of Chemical Weapons At Syrian Facilities Bombed By US
Chemical Weapons
ZeroHedge | While it will likely take the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons weeks or even months to issue their final report on the alleged gas attack in Douma (an attack for which journalists and other...
Erdogan: Military campaigns expanded in Syria and Iraq
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Alaraby | Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Sunday that the Syrian-Kurdish held town of Tel Rifaat will "shortly" be under Turkish control, as part of the ongoing Olive Branch military operation to eradicate...
H.R. McMaster says US in no rush to leave Syria
H.R. McMaster
WashingtonExaminer | National security adviser H.R. McMaster said Thursday that the U.S. has no immediate plans to depart Syria as the nation's civil war enters an eighth year, calling instead for "serious political and economic...
Syrian Military Uncovers Terrorist “Chemical Weapons Workshop” In East Ghouta
Chemical Weapons
ActivistPost | According to reports from Sputnik International, the Syrian Army has claimed that it has uncovered a chemical weapons “workshop” in East Ghouta after having liberated the territory where the workshop was located. After...
After reports of chemical attacks, White House considers new military action against Syrian regime
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WashingtonPost | The Trump administration has considered new military action against the Syrian government in response to reports of ongoing chemical weapons use, officials said, raising the prospect of a second U.S. strike on President...
Trump freezing Syria funds in signal of US pullback, report says
FoxNews | President Donald Trump is freezing more than $200 million in funds for recovery efforts in war-torn Syria amid a reassessment of the role the U.S. should play in the drawn-out conflict there, The Wall Street Journal...
We’re coming out of Syria very soon, let others take care of it – Trump
RT | President Donald Trump has made a surprise announcement that US forces will be withdrawing from Syria, citing the defeat of Islamic State and the need to defend US borders and rebuild “crumbling” infrastructure. “We’re...
Syrian "Rebels" Massacre Civilians In Rocket Attack in rebel-held Douma
Reuters | MMAN (Reuters) - At least 35 people were killed on Tuesday when a rocket hit a busy market place in an eastern suburb of the Syrian capital Damascus, state media said, while rescuers said Syrian and Russian airstrikes...
Russia Threatens Military Action Against US If Washington Strikes Syria
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ZeroHedge | While mystery still surrounds the statement by now-former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson who on Monday - when he already knew he was fired - said that Moscow is "clearly" behind the poisoning of Russian double-agent...