Syrian Army Blitzkrieg: ISIS ‘Practically Encircled’ in Central Syria

Syrian army maintains whirlwind pace of its advance, liberating in 2 months more territory than it controlled in September 2015, and practically completing encirclement of ISIS fighters in central Syria. Latest reports from Syria – where the Russian military belatedly confirmed the liberation of the key strategic town of Al-Sukhnah on Sunday – confirm that …

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Hezbollah and Syrian Army Units Finishing Off Terrorists of Al-Nusra

It came unexpectedly, rapidly and with great force: on 21 July 2016, Hezbollah in Lebanon and the Syrian army from their side, in unison, attacked positions of the malevolent terrorist group, Jabhat Fatah al-Sham (formerly known as Al-Nusra Front), in the mountainous province of Jroud Arsal in Bekaa Valley, on the border of two countries. …

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Saudi Arabia Begs Iraq to Mediate in Dispute with Iran

Far from being a good will gesture, Saudi intents to drive a wedge between Iraq's Shi'a dominated government and the Islamic Republic. Saudi Arabia has extraordinarily asked Iraq to mediate in the prolonged schism between Saudi Arabia and Iran. According to Iraq’s Interior Minister Qassim Araji, “Mohammed bin Salman (the Saudi crown prince) officially demanded me …

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Facing Defeat in Syria, ISIS Inexplicably Expands Globally

Throughout human history, when a military force and its economic center has been defeated, it contracts, then collapses. For the first time in human history, the self-proclaimed “Islamic State” (ISIS), has managed to reverse this fundamental aspect of reality – but not without help. Facing defeat in Syria as government forces backed by its Russian …

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Turkey Hints at New Operation in Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s latest public statements indicate that an operation by Turkey may be imminent against Kurds in northern Syria, who operate under the banner of the People's Protection Units (YPG). At least this is the widespread impression he is giving. The reinforcement of Turkish forces along the Syrian border appears to confirm this as …

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US-Backed Kurds Release Video Showing Them Destroying a Turkish Tank in Syria

US-backed Kurdish fighters battling ISIS in Syria released a video on Saturday showing their fighters destroying a tank being used by Turkish-backed rebels in northwest Syria, Military Times first reported. “Today at about 9:30 am our forces targeted and destroyed a tank belonging to terrorist groups under the Turkish army’s command near in Afrin’s Shera district,” …

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Matay Hanna, an MFS fighter, looks at a map of Raqqa, specifically the churches destroyed by IS (Wladimir van Wilgenburg/MEE)

Christian Militias on Warpath in Raqqa

On the front line against the Islamic State group in its Syrian capital Raqqa, a battalion of crucifix-wearing fighters is preparing to unseat the militants in a fight for the survival of their co-religionists. The Syriac Military Council (MFS) was first established in 2013 to protect the Christian Syriac (also known as Assyrian) community and fight …

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“Continued and Systematic (US) Massacre” of Civilians in Syria

The so-called international coalition in Syria against ISIS supports the scourge it pretends to oppose. It’s largely a US operation, begun in September 2014, with minimal help from so-called coalition partners, mainly Britain and France, others mostly in name only. It has nothing to do with combating terrorism, everything to do with wanting Assad ousted, …

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Is the Expanding U.S. Military Presence in Syria Legal?

In July, the White House and Pentagon requested authority from Congress to build further “temporary intermediate staging facilities” inside Syria in order to combat ISIS more effectively. This request, it must be noted, comes in the wake of devastating ISIS defeats in Syria, mostly by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allied forces. Shortly …

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