Syria

What is happening in Syria?

We launched Geopolitics Alert shortly after Russia formally entered the war to support the Syrian government against Western-backed terrorists. We knew many people would be wondering “what is happening in Syria” and we wanted to offer a counterweight to the propaganda.

Syria is a volatile environment with world powers like the United States, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey duking it out to overthrow Syria’s popular government. Although the war itself is fairly cut and dry, imperial powers make the details and facts somewhat confusing.

Pro-war news concerning Syria runs deep. We provide an anti-imperialist perspective that’s not easy to find in other U.S. media outlets. The United States may claim to have a free press, but most citizens know this is not the case — especially when it comes to U.S. war.

Our Syria news archives contain hard news and analysis so you can stay informed. If you’re looking to cut through the imperialist propaganda and learn about the truth of this war, you’ve come to the right place.

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Syrian Government Forces Liberate Aleppo from Western-Backed Rebels

Syrian forces are slowly working through Aleppo. The city is almost completely liberated from rebel control. Map Update: Syrian Army captures 85% of east Aleppo, on verge of total military victory https://t.co/GpLXITySAv — Al-Masdar News (@TheArabSource) December 7, 2016 Video: Syrian Army captured Old Aleppo, frees civilians https://t.co/112exXVTJw — Al-Masdar News (@TheArabSource) December 7, 2016 […]

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Syria Accuses Israel of Attack on Damascus Airbase

(GPA) Damascus – Earlier today the Syrian government accused Israel of an attack on an important airbase near the Syrian capital. Reports differ on what kind of strike actually took place but Israel has made no comment. Pro-western media outlets such as Al Jazeera are saying it was possibly an explosion of an ammunition depot […]

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Russia and China Veto Syrian Ceasefire Resolution in UNSC

(GPA) New York – Earlier today at a meeting of the United Nations Security Council, a proposal to initiate a seven day ceasefire in East Aleppo, Syria was vetoed by both Russia and China. Russia warned the delegation from the United States earlier today that the measure would be blocked. Russia was joined by China […]

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“Moderate” Rebels Attack Hospital in Aleppo

(GPA) Aleppo, Syria – “Moderate rebels” have attacked a hospital inside the government-controlled portion of Aleppo. One Russian female medical worker has been killed and many more residents have been injured after rebel fighters fired mortar shells at the hospital– which was set up by the Russian military to take care of civilians inside the devastated city. Russian […]

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Erdogan: “We Entered Syria to Topple Assad”

(GPA) Istanbul – Earlier today Turkish president Recep Erdogan told a crowd at the first meeting of the Inter-Parliamentary Jerusalem Platform Symposium that Turkish troops were in Syria for the explicit reason of toppling Syrian president Bashar al-Assad. President Erdogan told the group of international parliamentary leaders that his country’s only intention in Syria was […]

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Iran Seeks to Expand Maritime Influence Near Syria & Yemen

(GPA) Tehran – Iranian general General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri announced on Sunday that his country’s military would like to expand navel bases overseas– ideally near Syria or Yemen. The announcement came just days after Wikileaks released the Yemen Files— over 500 documents and emails confirming direct U.S. training and funding for the pro-Saudi Yemeni government forces. So why? […]

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Syria: Egypt Joins the Fray to Support Russia-Backed Coalition

(SCF) Syria – Finally, Egypt has taken a clear stance on Syria. This is an event of great importance to drastically change the situation. Speaking on the Portuguese TV network RTP on November 22, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi publicly affirmed his support for the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. In response to the question of whether […]

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US, British ‘Clean House’ to Delete Syria Terror Links

(SCF) US President Barack Obama has just given the Pentagon orders to assassinate commanders of the Al Nusra terror network in Syria. American media reports over the weekend say the new urgency arises from US intelligence fears that al Qaeda-affiliated groups are preparing to mount terror attacks against Western targets from strongholds in Syria. The purported US […]

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Turkey to Complete Wall on Border With Syria by Early 2017

(GPA) Ankara – Turkish authorities have released a statement that a wall to seal off the border with Islamic State (IS) controlled northern Syria is expected to be completed by late February. Turkey has long been under pressure by their NATO allies to do more to seal off their border with northern Syria to halt […]

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US and Turkey Work Out Plan for Occupying Raqqa

(GPA) Syria – The United States and Turkish government have made an announcement on Sunday outlining their plans to “seize, hold and govern” the Islamic State (IS) capital city, Raqqa in northern Syria. The Department of Defense published news on their site yesterday of a meeting in Ankara, Turkey between US Marine Corps Gen. Joseph […]

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