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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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Bolton: No Syria Withdrawal Until Turkey Promises Kurdish Safety

Washington (GPA) – Contradicting Donald Trump, the President’s National Security Adviser, John Bolton has given signs of a potential indefinite delay in the US withdrawal from Syria. Speaking in Jerusalem on Sunday, Donald Trump’s National Security Adviser, John Bolton seemed to walk back the US President’s plans to withdraw US forces from Syria in a blatant attempt […]

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Amid Criticism of Syria Policy, Trump says ‘Slowly’ Sending Troops Home

Washington (MEE) – Donald Trump has appeared to hit the brakes on his pledge to pull American forces out of Syria, saying his administration was “slowly sending our troops back home” amid concerns from members of his own Republican party that a hasty withdrawal from the country is not in US interests. The US president struck out at […]

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Syria, Iraq Respond to US Attempts to Prolong Its Occupation of Region

Baghdad (GPA) – The US decision to pull out from Syria last week has not entirely translated into a full cessation of involvement in the Middle East. While Trump declared last week to remove 2,000 ground troops from Syrian territory, he stated that he had no intentions of evacuating the nearly 5,200 forces from Iraqi […]

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US officials deny Syrian claim of recapturing Kurdish-held Manbij city

Ankara (TM) – United States officials on Friday denied Syrian claims that it has recaptured the northern city of Manbij, which was held by Kurdish militia, the Ahval news website reported. A statement was posted on the official Twitter account of the International Coalition for Operation Inherent Resolve, a military coalition to fight the Islamic State in […]

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Syria Army Reinforced Close to Front with Turkish-Backed Forces: Report

Damascus (TM) – Syrian government troops backed by Russian forces have sent extra troops toward the city of Manbij in coordination with the militia that controls it, a militia spokesman said, as Turkish-backed Syrian rebels said they were preparing to attack it, Reuters reported. The deployment was coordinated with the US-backed militia in Manbij, the spokesman for the […]

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Trump Starts Withdrawal of US Forces from Syria, Claims Victory Over ISIS

Washington D.C. (TNA) – President Donald Trump has begun what will be a total withdrawal of US troops from Syria, declaring they have succeeded in their mission to defeat Daesh and were no longer needed in the country. “They’re all coming back and they’re coming back now. We won,” Trump declared on Wednesday in a […]

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Turkey’s Hour of Reckoning in Syria

Ankara (SCF) – During a Pentagon briefing last weekend, Secretary of Defence James Mattis dropped a bombshell by innocuously slipping in that the US military intends to set up a string of observation posts on the Syrian-Turkish border. Mattis implied that Turkey was on board and that the idea was for the two militaries to […]

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US: Sanctions on Russia, Iran to Curb Oil Shipments to Syria

Damascus (TLS) – The U.S. Department of the Treasury sanctioned companies and citizens of Iran and Russia for allegedly being linked to an international oil shipment network to Syria. The U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) said on Tuesday that the U.S. is targeting Russian and Iranian companies and citizens that would […]

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The US Pretends to Support The Independence of Syria and Iraq

Washington D.C. (AHT) – During the International Institute for Strategic Studies 14thdialogue in the Bahraini Capital Manama, Bert McGurk, the US envoy for the global coalition to defeat the Islamic State group (ISIS), took leave of his designated function by expressing unusual solicitude for Syria when he said it is “necessary for the Iran-Backed militias to leave […]

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Turkey’s parliament renews mandate for troop deployment in Syria

Ankara (MEE) – Turkey’s parliament on Wednesday approved a motion to extend the deployment of Turkish troops in neighboring Syria and Iraq for another year, just as Russian President Vladimir Putin said no military action is planned for the rebel-held Idlib region. The Turkish military mandate, first approved by parliament in October 2014, has been renewed every year […]

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