Airstrikes by Russia and Syrian regime kill 58 civilians near ISIL-held Deir Ezzor

Airstrikes by Russia and Syrian regime kill 58 civilians near ISIL-held Deir Ezzor

by WorldTribune Staff, June 26, 2016 Russian and Syrian warplanes pounded an area in eastern Syria held by Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), killing at least 82 people, including 58 civilians, a monitoring group reported on June 26. “Three Russian and Syrian regime air raids on the region of Al-Quriyah, southeast of Deir […]

ISIL rallies with advances in Syria, Iraq and Libya

ISIL rallies with advances in Syria, Iraq and Libya

by WorldTribune Staff, June 24, 2016 After suffering losses in Syria, Iraq and Libya, Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) has launched counteroffensives that have pushed back government and U.S.-backed forces in all three countries. In Syria, ISIL jihadists dealt an embarrassing setback to the government army near the terror group’s de facto capital […]

Obama claims ISIL ‘contained’, but CIA reports ‘six functioning armies’ in Mideast, Africa

Obama claims ISIL ‘contained’, but  CIA reports ‘six functioning armies’ in Mideast, Africa

by WorldTribune Staff, June 23, 2016 Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) is expanding in Africa and the Middle East, according to the U.S. Congress and the CIA, a direct contradiction of President Barack Obama’s claim that the terror organization has been “contained.” ISIL “has created at least six functioning armies” in Libya, Egypt, […]

Against all odds: Syria soccer team advances in FIFA World Cup qualifying

Against all odds: Syria soccer team advances in FIFA World Cup qualifying

by WorldTribune Staff, June 23, 2016 Syria’s national soccer team, known as the Qasioun Eagles, has defied the odds to advance to the third round of qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. With their country devastated by civil war and widespread humanitarian crises, the Qasioun Eagles won six games in the second round of […]

U.S.-backed Kurdish-Arab forces enter ISIL stronghold

U.S.-backed Kurdish-Arab forces enter ISIL stronghold

by WorldTribune Staff, June 23, 2016 An alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters, backed by U.S. airstrikes, advanced on an Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) stronghold in northern Syria on June 23. “Fierce street fighting” was reported as Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) entered Manbij, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. “The SDF […]

Kerry meets 8 of 51 State Dept. dissenters on disastrous Syria policy

Kerry meets 8 of 51 State Dept. dissenters on disastrous Syria policy

by WorldTribune Staff, June 22, 2016 Secretary of State John Kerry on June 21 met with eight of the 51 State Department personnel who signed a “dissent channel” cable criticizing the Obama administration’s policy in Syria and calling for action against the regime of President Bashar Assad. Reports say the eight dissenters left the meeting […]

Assad’s survival, Iran’s ‘radical axis’ called ‘most concrete’ threat to Israel

Assad’s survival, Iran’s ‘radical axis’ called ‘most concrete’ threat to Israel

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct Israel must seek the ouster of Syrian President Bashar Assad and take a stand against “the radical axis led by Iran that runs through Assad-controlled Syria to Hizbullah in Lebanon,” a former Israeli Air Force general said. That axis “embraces the strategic goal of putting an end to Israel,” and […]

U.S., Russian fighter jets in tense showdown over Syria

U.S., Russian fighter jets in tense showdown over Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, June 20, 2016 In another U.S.-Russian incident, American F/A-18s confronted Russian Su-34 bombers in southern Syria, U.S. pilots attempted via a communications channel to stop the Russians from bombing U.S.-backed rebels, according to news reports. The incident occurred on June 16 when at least two Su-34s, which are among Moscow’s most advanced […]

U.S. diplomats condemn own government’s stance on Syria

U.S. diplomats condemn own government’s stance on Syria

Special to WorldTribune.com By Norman Bailey An historically significant event has just taken place which has been largely ignored by what the “Wall Street Journal” called the “obsequious” media: 51 active-duty U.S. diplomats issued what is called a “dissent channel memorandum” denouncing the policies of the Obama administration towards the Syrian conflict. The original dissent […]

Reports: Turkish forces killed refugees (including children) fleeing from ISIL areas of Syria

Reports: Turkish forces killed refugees (including children) fleeing from ISIL areas of Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, June 19, 2016 Turkish border guards shot and killed at least eight Syrians, including four children, who were fleeing areas controlled by Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), reports said. The Syrians were gunned down “while trying to flee their war-torn country” on June 19, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights […]

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