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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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Russia Demands Turkey do More in Syria’s Idlib Region

Moscow (TM) – Russia has demanded that Turkey do more to tackle hardcore fighters in Syria’s Idlib province and fulfill promises it made as part of a deal with Moscow last year, Al Jazeera reported. Turkey, which backs Syrian rebels, and Russia, the Syrian government’s principal foreign ally, agreed in September to create a demilitarized zone in the […]

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Russia and Turkey to Act to Stabilize Syria’s Idlib Province

Ankara (MEMO) – Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday after which the Russian leader said the two men had discussed how they planned to stabilize the situation in Syria’s Idlib province, says Reuters. The Russian Foreign Ministry said earlier on Wednesday that the situation in the region, where Moscow and Ankara have tried […]

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Former US Envoy: Most ISIS Support Comes From Turkey-Syria Border

Washington (TM) – “I probably spent most of my time in our first year on the job … in Ankara because most of the material coming to fuel the ISIS war machine frankly was coming across the border from Turkey to Syria,” said former US envoy to the international anti-ISIS coalition Brett McGurk, the Rudaw new website reported. […]

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Syrian Jihadist Leader Backs Turkish Military Operation Against Kurds

Manbij (TM) – Abu Muhammad al-Jolani, head of Syria’s radical jihadist group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), on Monday voiced support for Turkey’s plans to carry out a military operation against Kurdish militants in the country’s north, according to Lebanon’s Daily Star. The remarks of al-Jolani, who heads a group dominated by members of the former Al-Qaeda affiliate in […]

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Israeli Warplanes Buzz Over Beirut Before Striking Syria—Again [VIDEO]

Damascus (GPA) – Zionist warplanes targeted several locations in Damascus Friday, striking a transport warehouse located in the vicinity of the Damascus International Airport. The airplanes struck at around 11:15 PM with Damascus intercepting most enemy missiles fired towards the warehouse that the Zionist entity claimed was used to transport weapons and artillery to Hezbollah. […]

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With Golan at Stake, Netanyahu, Bolton Set Trump Straight on US Syria Withdrawal Plan

Damascus (MP) – Understanding the significance of the Golan Heights is in many ways key to understanding why the Syrian conflict was engineered by foreign powers in the first place. The state of Israel seems to share at least some of the responsibility for the latest shift of U.S. Syria policy — as National Security […]

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Israel Violated Lebanese Airspace, Used Civilian Planes as Cover for Christmas Attack on Syria

Damascus (SCF) – As has become the normal practice, Christmas Day’s air raid by Israel directed against targets near Damascus was largely ignored by the US media. Given the fact that Israel has bombed Syria more than two hundred times, the attack itself, which wounded three soldiers at a warehouse, was not particularly notable. But what was […]

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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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