UN investigation concludes both Syria and ISIL used chemical weapons in attacks

UN investigation concludes both Syria and ISIL used chemical weapons in attacks

by WorldTribune Staff, August 25, 2016 A United Nations investigation found that Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces and Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) carried out attacks using chemical weapons. The UN’s Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM) found that the Syrian regime dropped chemical weapons on two villages in northwestern Idlib province: Talmenes on April […]

Turkey invades Syria, targets ISIL-held border town ahead of Kurdish militia

Turkey invades Syria, targets ISIL-held border town ahead of Kurdish militia

by WorldTribune Staff, August 24, 2016 Turkish tanks and special forces rolled across the border on Aug. 24 in an unprecedented operation to drive Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) out of the Syrian town of Jarabulus. Turkey’s army was backed by international coalition airstrikes in its effort to take the ISIL-controlled territory ahead […]

U.S. reaction to Iran’s air base hosting Russian bomber fleet: ‘Unfortunate’

U.S. reaction to Iran’s air base hosting Russian bomber fleet: ‘Unfortunate’

by WorldTribune Staff, August 17, 2016 Russia’s use of an Iranian base to launch airstrikes in Syria is “unfortunate,” the U.S. State Department said on Aug. 16. State Department spokesman Mark Toner said Russia’s use pf the Hamedan base in western Iran “could very well be a violation” of a UN Security Council resolution, which […]

Russia reports U.S. ‘closer’ to joining forces in Aleppo after talks

Russia reports U.S. ‘closer’ to joining forces in Aleppo after talks

by WorldTribune Staff, August 16, 2016 Russia says it is almost ready to join forces with the United States in the ongoing battle for Aleppo, Syria. “Step by step we are getting closer to the situation in which – and I’m only speaking about Aleppo here – we will be able to begin battling together […]

China official shows up in Syria, praises Russia’s role in conflict

China official shows up in Syria, praises Russia’s role in conflict

by WorldTribune Staff, August 16, 2016 China, which says it has no interest in military involvement in Syria, is seeking closer military ties with President Bashar Assad’s regime, a Chinese official said. Rear Adm. Guan Youfei, director of the Office for International Military Cooperation of China’s Central Military Commission, met Syrian Defense Minister Fahad Jassim […]

Poll: Few Americans support Syrian refugees entering U.S.

Poll: Few Americans support Syrian refugees entering U.S.

by WorldTribune Staff, August 16, 2016 Americans are overwhelmingly against accepting a wave of Syrian refugees into the country, a new poll found. Just 36 percent of U.S. voters support allowing the refugees to enter, according to a Chicago Council on Global Affairs poll released on Aug. 15. The Obama administration is close to reaching […]

Top secret: ISIL’s intelligence unit effectively exports terrorism worldwide

Top secret: ISIL’s intelligence unit effectively exports terrorism worldwide

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct A secretive intelligence branch of Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) is exporting terrorism worldwide. The unit, known in Arabic as the Emni, is a combination of an internal police force and an external operations branch, according to French, Belgian, German and Austrian intelligence and interrogation documents. The documents […]

Women rip off, burn niqabs as jihadists reported ‘on the ropes’ in Manbij, Syria

Women rip off, burn niqabs as jihadists reported ‘on the ropes’ in Manbij, Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, August 14, 2016 Jubilant women were seen tearing off their niqabs and burning them in the streets of Manbij after the northern Syrian town was liberated from the brutal rule of Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL). The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) declared Manbij fully liberated on Aug. 12, saying […]

The art of survival: Basher Assad’s secret message to the ‘czar’ in Moscow

The art of survival: Basher Assad’s secret message to the ‘czar’ in Moscow

Special to WorldTribune.com By Norman Bailey HAIFA, Israel — In a recent secret visit to Moscow, Syrian president Bashar al-Assad told Vladimir Putin that he would assure quiet on Israel’s border. I am constantly amazed how the mainstream media [even here in Israel] can ignore the most interesting things that are happening, while concentrating on […]

Report: Hillary Clinton was board member of company that did business with ISIL

Report: Hillary Clinton was board member of company that did business with ISIL

by WorldTribune Staff, August 12, 2016 Hillary Clinton served on the board of directors of a French company that is under investigation for reportedly paying Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) to protect the company’s business in Syria. The company also regularly bought oil from the terror group, according to Syrian opposition news reports. […]

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