Moscow goes ‘all out’ against rebels in Aleppo

Moscow goes ‘all out’ against rebels in Aleppo

by WorldTribune Staff, September 28, 2016 The U.S. accused Russia of “barbarism” and European leaders alleged war crimes were committed as Moscow launched heavy airstrikes in recent days to back Syrian regime forces attempting to take full control of Aleppo. “Russia has decided to go all out because it no longer believes in the possibility […]

Coalition consensus: U.S. lacked ‘leadership and commitment’ to prevail against ISIL

Coalition consensus: U.S. lacked ‘leadership and commitment’ to prevail against ISIL

by WorldTribune Staff, September 28, 2016 America’s partners in the coalition fighting Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) have been disappointed in the Obama administration’s leadership in the effort to defeat the terror organization, a report said. Sen. Ron Johnson, Wisconsin Republican, told the Washington Free Beacon on Sept. 27 that members of the […]

Syria crisis rocks UN Assembly

Syria crisis rocks UN Assembly

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The reverberations of the Syrian conflict continue to rock the UN General Assembly and Security Council as the shock waves of a churning war, a deepening political crisis, and a widening humanitarian disaster plague both the region as well as the wider world community. Syria […]

U.S. report finds Russia bombed aid convoy in Syria

U.S. report finds Russia bombed aid convoy in Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, September 21, 2016 Russian planes bombed an aid convoy and warehouse belonging to the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, killing 20 civilians, American officials said on Sept. 20. “All the evidence we have points to that conclusion,” one of the officials told CNN. The aid convoy was traveling in the area of Urum […]

Iraqi Yazidi woman who was enslaved by ISIL is named UN goodwill ambassador

Iraqi Yazidi woman who was enslaved by ISIL is named UN goodwill ambassador

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Nadia Murad Basee, an Iraqi Yazidi woman who was raped and enslaved by the Islamic State, was appointed a UN goodwill ambassador. The United Nations on Sept. 16 appointed a new goodwill ambassador: a Yazidi woman who was raped, tortured and sold into sexual slavery by […]

White House on the defensive after airstrike by U.S. fighters allows ISIL advance

White House on the defensive after airstrike by U.S. fighters allows ISIL advance

by WorldTribune Staff, September 18, 2016 A U.S. airstrike that hit a Syrian army position on Sept. 17 allowed Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) to advance on, an ultimately overrun it, the Syrian army said. The airstrike at Jebel Tharda near Deir Ezzor airport is “conclusive evidence” that the U.S. and its allies […]

Report: Obama’s micromanagement ‘handcuffs’ fight against ISIL

Report: Obama’s micromanagement ‘handcuffs’ fight against ISIL

by WorldTribune Staff, September 15, 2016 U.S. President Barack Obama’s micromanagement of American airstrikes on Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) in Iraq, Syria and Libya has “put handcuffs on air power” and allowed the terror organization to survive, a group of admirals and generals supporting Donald Trump said. According to U.S. Central Command, […]

U.S. puts out travel advisory for Golan Heights in Israel

U.S. puts out travel advisory for Golan Heights in Israel

by WorldTribune Staff, September 15, 2016 The U.S. Embassy in Israel has issued a travel advisory for the Golan Heights after several mortar rounds fired from Syria landed in the northern Golan Heights in recent days. “We urge U.S. citizens to carefully consider and possibly defer travel to that area until the situation stabilizes,” the […]

Death toll in Syrian war tops 300,000

Death toll in Syrian war tops 300,000

by WorldTribune Staff, September 14, 2016 More than 300,000 people, including over 86,000 civilians, have been killed since the Syrian conflict began in March 2011. In total, 301,781 people have been killed, according to numbers provided by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and quoted by AFP on Sept. 13, the first full day of an […]

Just 54 of 11,491 Syrian refugees admitted to U.S. in 2016 are Christians

Just 54 of 11,491 Syrian refugees admitted to U.S. in 2016 are Christians

by WorldTribune Staff, September 13, 2016 The Obama administration has allowed 11,491 Syrian refugees to enter the United States this year. Of those, only 54 are Christians, despite the fact that Christian communities in Syria have been a primary target of reported violence. When the conflict began, an estimated 74 percent of Syrians were Sunni […]

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