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South Syria-A dangerous Flash Point

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 04.27.2017 | World
Dr. Josef Olmert

South Syria, a region bordering with Jordan and Israel, was the quietest of all Israel’s borders from 1974 until the outbreak of the Syrian civil wa...

Attack On Syrian Bus Convoy Killed At Least 68 Children, Monitor Says

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 04.16.2017 | World

A suicide car bomb attack on a bus convoy carrying thousands of besieged Syrians on Saturday killed at least 68 children just west of Aleppo, accordin...

Assad Allies Say U.S. Attack On Syria Air Base Crosses 'Red Lines'

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 04.09.2017 | World

A joint command center made up of the forces of Russia, Iran and militias supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday said the U.S. strike o...

Trump’s Foreign Policy? Launches A Strike Against Syria, Refuses To Take In Refugees From The Same

Jose Aristimuno | Posted 04.07.2017 | Politics
Jose Aristimuno

In retaliation to the ‘chemical attack’ on civilians in Syria earlier this week, President Donald Trump ordered a Tomahawk missile air strike on t...

Will The U.S. Missile Strike Be A Turning Point In Syria's Shifting War?

The Conversation Global | Posted 04.07.2017 | World
The Conversation Global

Harout Akdedian, Central European University The U.S. has struck the Syrian airbase used to launch a suspected sarin gas attack against Khan Sheikhun ...

Pence Says ‘All Options Are On The Table’ With Syria

Reuters | Philip Lewis | Posted 04.06.2017 | Politics

U.S. President Donald Trump accused Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government of going “beyond a red line” with a poison gas attack on civil...

The Simmering Pot of Syria Is Boiling

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 03.24.2017 | World
Dr. Josef Olmert

Six bloody years, and no end end in sight, and in the case of Syria, what may be read as yet another cliche, is simply and so tragically, a very grim ...

The U.S.-Backed Fight In Syria To Retake Raqqa Faces Complex Divisions

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 03.10.2017 | World

The U.S.-backed offensive to retake the Syrian city of Raqqa from the self-described Islamic State has been a long-awaited milestone in the campaign a...

Marines And Army Rangers Land In Syria To Speed Up ISIS Fight

Retuers | Chloe Angyal | Posted 03.09.2017 | World

A U.S. Marines artillery unit has deployed to Syria in recent days to help local forces speed up efforts to defeat Islamic State at Raqqa and the camp...

Syria Rebels Want Trump To Know They're The Ones Fighting ISIS

The Huffington Post | Akbar_Ahmed | Posted 03.03.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Syria’s main anti-government rebel coalition hopes to keep U.S. support by pointing to successful advances against the so-called Isla...

Russian Strike Kills 3 Turkish Soldiers In Syria

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 02.09.2017 | World

AMMAN/ANKARA, Feb 9 (Reuters) - Russian air strikes accidentally killed three Turkish soldiers and wounded 11 others during an operation against Islam...

Fuel Truck Blast Kills Dozens In North Syrian Border Town

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 01.07.2017 | World

A fuel truck exploded in the busy center of a rebel-held town near Syria’s border with Turkey on Saturday, killing dozens of people and wounding doz...

Latest Syria Ceasefire Holds After Initial Clashes

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 12.30.2016 | World

BEIRUT, Dec 30 (Reuters) - A nationwide ceasefire in Syria, brokered by Russia and Turkey which back opposing sides in the conflict, appeared to hold ...

Turkish Tanks Roll Into Syria, Opening New Line Of Attack

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 09.04.2016 | World

ELBEYLI, Turkey/BEIRUT, Sept 3 (Reuters) - Turkey and its rebel allies opened a new line of attack in northern Syria on Saturday, as Turkish tanks rol...

Making Sense of the Syrian Battlefield

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 08.25.2016 | World
Joseph V. Micallef

Kurdish and Arab fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces during the Battle of Manbij, July-August 2016 On August 24, 4:00 a.m. local time, Turkish ...

Obama, Putin, A Beheaded Child And Poison Gas

Daniel Williams | Posted 08.08.2016 | World
Daniel Williams

The beheading of a child and use of poison gas in Syria ought to awaken Obama and Putin to the dangers of sticking with their chosen allies. But it won't happen.

This War Makes Me Ask: Am I Capable of Killing?

Global Voices | Posted 03.16.2017 | World
Global Voices

At a very early stage I had to rethink the answers to many violent questions: Am I a murderer? Am I capable of killing? Do I want to kill?

The Enemy of My Enemy: Russia and the Kurds Reshape the Syrian Civil War

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 02.20.2017 | World
Joseph V. Micallef

Kurdish YPG Militia in Kobani Syria's Kurds are on a roll. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a loose coalition consisting primarily of the Kurdish ...

The Battle for Aleppo: Syria at a Crossroads

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 02.15.2017 | World
Joseph V. Micallef

Simply put, the so-called Syrian ceasefire is a sham. Contrary to the White House's announcement, it is not a first step towards a negotiated peace in the Syrian Civil War but rather a Russian attempt to forestall any intervention in support of the FSA in Aleppo until Syrian military forces can surround and defeat them.

The Crowded Syrian Battlefield: Is a Turkish Invasion Next?

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 01.22.2017 | World
Joseph V. Micallef

Amidst these multi-pronged, often overlapping and sometimes directly clashing campaigns, there has been mounting evidence that Turkish military forces may be readying a ground offensive into Syria.

Checkmate: Obama's Syrian Disaster

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 10.10.2016 | World
Joseph V. Micallef

The United States now finds itself in a difficult position in Syria. American supported rebels are coming under direct attack by Russian military forces. If the U.S. challenges Russian planes it risks a potential escalation and a military incident between American and Russian forces.

U.S. Pulls Plug On Syria Rebel Training Effort

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 10.10.2015 | Politics

LONDON, Oct 9 (Reuters) - The United States will largely abandon its failed efforts to train moderate Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State, and instea...

In Bombing ISIS in Syria, Australia Could End Up Helping Assad

Rodger Shanahan | Posted 08.31.2016 | World
Rodger Shanahan

According to the defense minister, Australia will somehow be able to bomb ISIS targets in eastern Syria without becoming involved in the broader Syrian conflict.

Turkey and the Kurdish Corridor: Why the Islamic State Survives

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 08.16.2016 | World
Joseph V. Micallef

The history of Tal Abyad is a metaphor of the Syrian civil war and of the ambivalence in the larger motives of the various actors engaged in the ongoing struggle to expel Islamic State (IS) jihadists from the region.

Sophia Jones

Million In Northern Syria Facing Humanitarian Catastrophe After Fuel Cuts | Sophia Jones | Posted 06.18.2015 | World

REYHANLI, Turkey -- Northern Syria is on the brink of disaster as widespread fuel cuts threaten mass power outages, water shortages and hospital closu...