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Middle East Syria

Russia Threatens Retaliation on US and their Allies in Syria if Attacked

Damascus (GPA) – As the reign of the Islamic State comes to an end, the predictable tensions between Russia and the US are now rising. Two major battles in eastern Syria – Raqqa and Deir Ezzor – are coming to a close but there are now new problems arising between the different forces in the […]

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Turkey Signals Joint Offensive with Iran against PKK, PJAK

Ankara (TNA) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tehran and Ankara may launch a joint operation against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and its offshoot PJAK in the near future. “A joint operation with Iran against terror groups that are posing threat is always on the agenda,” Erdogan told reporters on Monday, the […]

Middle East Syria

Confirmed: US Army Deployed to Help Kurds Crush ISIS in Raqqa

Raqqa (AMN) – On Wednesday, Colonel Ryan Dillon confirmed dozens of US military advisors were deployed inside Raqqa city itself with US Marines providing artillery support against ISIS from the surrounding countryside. The troops, many of them special operations forces, are working in an “advise, assist and accompany” role to support Kurdish fighters of the Syrian […]

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Erdogan Could Face an Arrest Warrant in Sweden as Lawmakers Sue him for Genocide

Stockholm (AHT) – On Monday, five Swedish lawmakers from the Left and Green parties signed the complaint to the Swedish International Public Prosecution Offices with regard to the conflict in Turkey’s Kurdish-majority region, where Kurdish militants and Turkish security forces are engaged in clashes since their ceasefire collapsed in 2015. The lawsuit is the first of its kind […]

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US Sharply Snubs Turkey as It Announces Arms for Syrian Kurds

Raqqa (teleSUR) – While arms supplies for Kurds may clear the road to victory in Raqqa, the move will definitely complicate relations between Washington and Ankara. U.S. President Donald Trump delivered a swift snub to NATO partner Turkey, approving the sale of arms to Kurdish fighters seeking to retake the Syrian city of Raqqa from the […]

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Trump’s Middle East Policy: Shifting from ‘America First’ to ‘America Omnipresent’

Washington D.C. (SCF) – President Trump says he has no plans to enter Syria, despite ordering airstrikes on a Syrian military base last week. «We’re not going into Syria», Trump told Maria Bartiromo during an exclusive interview on FOX Business. «But when I see people using horrible, horrible chemical weapons… and see these beautiful kids that are dead in […]

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Media Ignores US and Allies’ Use of Chemical Weapons

Mosul (GPA) – Accusing an entity of using chemical weapons is a serious charge. Using chemical weapons on enemy troops and civilian populations is certainly a war crime deserving of punishment. So why aren’t the US government and their allies held accountable in the same way the Syrian government is? The international community rushed to blame […]