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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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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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Historical Editorial: The Parallels  of Turkey and Byzantium

Istanbul (GPA) – It so happened that historical parallels are not uncommon in world politics. One of the most striking of such parallels is the current events in Aleppo and Idlib. Just as its Byzantine predecessor, modern Turkey under various pretexts, is trying to seize Muslim lands by setting up a pro-Western residence. You may ask what does […]

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Putin and Erdogan Agree to Create Demilitarised Zone in Syria’s Idlib

Sochi (MEE) – Russia said on Monday there will be no new military operation against rebels in Idlib by Syrian government forces and their allies after president Vladimir Putin met with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The two leaders, who back opposing sides in Syria’s seven-year war, came together in an ad hoc meeting in the Russian […]

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The Blatant Turkey and Al-Qaeda Partnership in Idlib

Ankara (GPA) – Ankara has sent more troops into Idlib in a move that is clearly a joint operation between the forces of Turkey and Al-Qaeda. Over the last week or two, things have been getting tense in northern Syria, near the last large “rebel” enclave in the region around and inside the city of Idlib. Currently, […]

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YouTube Censors Multiple Accounts Reporting Truth on Idlib Campaign

Damascus (GPA) – San Bruno based video sharing website YouTube shut down multiple Syria-based accounts on Saturday in attempts to enforce media blackouts against Syrian state and their allied forces. Among the accounts removed are those of the Syrian Ministry of Defense, SANA News Agency, and the Syrian presidency. The accounts have been taken down due to “violations […]

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Rebels Ramp up Civilian Attacks, Incur Heavy Losses in Idlib

Damascus (GPA) – Russian and Syrian forces struck over 100 jihadist targets across Idlib and Hama in the last 48 hours as part of their recently launched siege to liberate the last of opposition-held territory from terror attacks, strikes, and kidnappings aimed at intimidating civilians and stalling an eventual defeat. At the request of Damascus, Russia assisted Syrian […]

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Al-Nusra and ‘Israel’ Wage Strikes and Attacks in Syria’s Idlib and Hama

Damascus (GPA) – Recent U.S. threats against Syria follow an escalating siege campaign to liberate Idlib: the last rebel-held stronghold in the country’s territory. On Monday, French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian recognized President Bashar Al-Assad as the victor in the eight-year war in Syria, though warning the president will not “win the peace” without […]

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