Israel: Syria has retained up to 3 tons of chemical weapons

Israel: Syria has retained up to 3 tons of chemical weapons

by WorldTribune Staff, April 20, 2017 The Bashar Assad regime in Syria continues to possess up to 3 tons of chemical weapons, the Israeli military said. The Israeli military estimates Assad has “between one and three tons” of chemical weapons. The estimate marked the first specific intelligence assessment of Syria’s military and weapons capabilities since […]

Lowlife alliance: Terror groups ISIS and Al Qaida said to be talking teamwork

Lowlife alliance: Terror groups ISIS and Al Qaida said to be talking teamwork

by WorldTribune Staff, April 19, 2017 The terror chiefs who head the Islamic State (ISIS) and Al Qaida networks are holding discussions on the possibility of forming an alliance, Iraq’s vice president said. “There are discussions and dialogue between messengers representing [ISIS leader Abu Bakr] al-Baghdadi and representing [Al Qaida leader Ayman] Zawahiri,” Ayad Allawi […]

Russia vetoes UN resolution on Syria; Assad calls chemical attack a U.S. ‘fabrication’

Russia vetoes UN resolution on Syria; Assad calls chemical attack a U.S. ‘fabrication’

by WorldTribune Staff, April 13, 2017 In vetoing a draft resolution condemning Syria for the April 4 chemical weapons attack in Khan Sheikhoun, Russia “said no” to resolving the Syrian conflict, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said. “Today’s vote could have been a turning point,” Haley said on April 12. “Once more, […]

White House counters Russian narrative on Sarin attack in Syria

White House counters Russian narrative on Sarin attack in Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, April 12, 2017 The evidence is quite clear that Syrian government forces were responsible for last week’s chemical weapons attack, a senior Trump administration official said on April 11. Intelligence gathered from social media accounts, open source videos, reporting, imagery, and geospatial intelligence showed that the chemical attack was carried out by the […]

Trumped: What the Mar-a-lago summit revealed about the limits of Chinese power

Trumped: What the Mar-a-lago summit revealed about the limits of Chinese power

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct Chinese President Xi Jinping appears not only to have underestimated U.S. President Donald Trump, but also to have exposed Beijing’s weaknesses for the world to see. Trump’s ordered missile strikes on a Syrian airbase on April 6 occurred while conducting a critical summit meeting with Xi at the U.S. president’s […]

Iran condemns Syrian strike as ‘strategic mistake,’ calls for investigation

Iran condemns Syrian strike as ‘strategic mistake,’ calls for investigation

by WorldTribune Staff, April 10, 2017 Iran, a top ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad, has called for an investigation into U.S missile strikes on a Syrian airbase. “The Americans’ action is a strategic mistake, as they are repeating the mistakes of their predecessors,” supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on April 9, according to […]

ISIS attacks U.S.-backed base in southern Syria

ISIS attacks U.S.-backed base in southern Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, April 10, 2017 The U.S.-led coalition and anti-Assad rebels joined forces to repel an Islamic State (ISIS) attack on a partnered base in southern Syria on April 8, the Pentagon said. ISIS initiated the attack on the at-Tanf garrison with a vehicle bomb and between 20 to 30 jihadists, some wearing explosives […]

National security team unified on attack from U.S. missile destroyers that killed 7

National security team unified on attack from U.S. missile destroyers that killed 7

by WorldTribune Staff, April 7, 2017 A little more than 24 hours after convening his National Security Council (NSC), President Donald Trump ordered the missile strike on an airfield from which Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces had earlier in the week launched a chemical weapons attack. “Everybody agreed that this was the option that they […]

Israel: Syria strike ‘restored American regional leadership in a big way’

Israel: Syria strike ‘restored American regional leadership in a big way’

by WorldTribune Staff, April 7, 2017 U.S. missile strikes on a Syrian air base on April 6 “restored America’s regional leadership in a big way,” an Israeli cabinet member said. “There are things that only the number one superpower in the world can do,” Yisrael Katz, Israel’s Transportation Minister and a member of the cabinet’s […]

U.S. missile strike on Syrian air base signals dramatic shift in Middle East policy

U.S. missile strike on Syrian air base signals dramatic shift in Middle East policy

Special to WorldTribune.com Special Report by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct.com President Donald Trump has backed up remarks about his revulsion at the Syrian military’s use of sarin gas that killed some 100 civilians and injured scores more by ordering a large cruise missile attack against the Syrian air base from where the attack was launched. […]

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