Syrian army ‘crosses into Raqqa province’

Source: aljazeera.com Government troops backed by Russian air strikes cross into Raqqa province for the first time since August 2014. The Syrian army has crossed the boundary of Raqqa province after advancing in a major Russian-backed offensive against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).Heavy…

Washington Is Using Russia’s Reliance on Diplomacy To Revive ISIS And To Involve Russia In Long-Term War In Syria

Source: paulcraigroberts.org Washington Is Using Russia’s Reliance on Diplomacy To Revive ISIS And To Involve Russia In Long-Term War In Syria Russia’s Use Of Force Was Highly Successful, but is being undermined by resort to fruitless diplomacy. Russia Fiddles While Syria Burns by Stephen Lendman Make no mistake. Putin’s strategic intervention in Syria last September…

On the Road to Raqqa

Source: sputniknews.com Pepe Escobar The road to Raqqa, capital of the phony ISIS/ISIL/Daesh “Caliphate”, will continue to be a riddle wrapped inside an enigma at least until the US Presidential elections. Let’s examine why. The loose combo known as Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), led by the Kurdish YPG alongside its women’s brigade, the YPJ, are trying to advance against Daesh…

Secret Meetings Between Israel, Saudi Officials Reveal Close Relationship, Mutual Interests

Secret Meetings Between Israel, Saudi Officials Reveal Close Relationship, Mutual Interests

After a series of secret meetings between Saudi and Israeli officials were exposed by a select few of mainstream press outlets, both the Saudis and the Israelis are now becoming more open about the relationship between the two governments. Although, for years, GCC countries like Saudi Arabia have held a public position of hostility toward…

ISIS-Israeli Relations: A Marriage of Convenience?

ISIS-Israeli Relations: A Marriage of Convenience?

The question of why the so-called “Islamic State” (ISIS) hasn’t launched a single attack against Israel so far has been bothering international analysts for months, since the “Jewish State” would seem a somewhat logical target for alleged “radical Islamists” supposedly building a “caliphate”. Ever since 2014, when this terrorist group began capturing large areas of land…