US Reinforces Southern Syrian Base with Long Range Artillery
Military

US Reinforces Southern Syrian Base with Long Range Artillery

You would think that when Syrian forces surprised the Pentagon and effectively neutralized the US base in southern Syria by cutting it off from coveted ISIS-held eastern Syria this would have helped to defuse the standoff there. However, rather than contemplating retreat from what is now an almost completely useless and strategically irrelevant occupation zone the US…

‘Staggering Loss of Civilian Life’ During US-Backed Siege of Raqqa – UN
Middle East

‘Staggering Loss of Civilian Life’ During US-Backed Siege of Raqqa – UN

The ongoing siege by Syrian Kurdish militia, supported by airstrikes of the US-led coalition, on terrorist stronghold Raqqa has been marred by at least 300 civilian fatalities and the displacement of some 160,000 people, a UN commission says. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a group of militias dominated by ethnic Kurds, launched their offensive on…