Second Russian jet crashes near troubled carrier off Syria

Second Russian jet crashes near troubled carrier off Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, December 5, 2016 For the second time in a month, a Russian fighter jet crashed into the Mediterranean after attempting to land on the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier. “After carrying out its military assignment in Syrian airspace, a Su-33 fighter rolled beyond the deck of the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier during landing […]

10,000 Syrians flee homes in Aleppo as government forces advance

10,000 Syrians flee homes in Aleppo as government forces advance

by WorldTribune Staff, November 28, 2016 Some 10,000 residents of Aleppo fled their homes over the weekend as Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces, backed by Russian air support, advanced on the besieged city. Assad’s forces regained control of six rebel-held districts in eastern Aleppo amid heavy fighting over the weekend, forcing huge numbers of civilians […]

As the world watches, Aleppo descends into Dante’s Inferno

As the world watches, Aleppo descends into Dante’s Inferno

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — It’ s not often a senior UN official leaves a prepared and rigid script to emotionally describe a situation to delegates in the Security Council. But when Humanitarian Chief Stephen O’Brien told diplomats, “I am more or less at my wit’s end as a human […]

Iran acknowledges loss of 1,000 fighters killed in Syria

Iran acknowledges loss of 1,000 fighters killed in Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, November 24, 2016 Iran has suffered more than 1,000 battlefield casualties in support of the Assad regime in Syria. “Now the number of Iran’s martyrs as defenders of shrines has exceeded 1,000,” Mohammadali Shahidi Mahallati, head of the Foundation of Martyrs said on Nov. 22, according to Tasnim news agency. The Foundation […]

Shi’ite militia seizes air base near Mosul, cutting ISIL supply route to Syria

Shi’ite militia seizes air base near Mosul, cutting ISIL supply route to Syria

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iraqi Shi’ite militia fighters say they have driven Islamic State extremists from an air base to the west of Mosul, threatening the supply route from Syria for extremist militants in the northern Iraqi city. Yusif al-Kallabi, a spokesman for a coalition of mostly Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias […]

Russian fighter jet crashes near trouble-plagued aircraft carrier in Mediterranean

Russian fighter jet crashes near trouble-plagued aircraft carrier in Mediterranean

by WorldTribune Staff, November 15, 2016 A Russian MiG-29 crashed on Nov. 14 while apparently attempting to land on the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier in the Mediterranean. The Russian Defense Ministry blamed a technical failure for the crash. The pilot, who was the only one in the jet, ejected safely and was picked up by […]

UN ‘peacekeepers’ return to Syrian side of Golan Heights 2 years after fleeing to Israel

UN ‘peacekeepers’ return to Syrian side of Golan Heights 2 years after fleeing to Israel

by WorldTribune Staff, November 15, 2016 A group of UN peacekeepers returned to the Syrian side of the Golan Heights on Nov. 14, two years after Al Qaida-linked Syrian rebels captured dozens of peacekeepers. UN spokesman Farhan Haq said more troops from the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) would return to camp Faouar in Syria […]

Netanyahu: Israel won’t allow Iran to establish itself militarily in Syria

Netanyahu: Israel won’t allow Iran to establish itself militarily in Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, November 11, 2016 Israel will not allow Iran to establish a military foothold in Syria “on the ground, in the air or at sea,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a meeting with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Nov. 10. Israel will also continue to intervene in Iran’s effort to […]

Syrian opposition appeals to Trump to protect civilians

Syrian opposition appeals to Trump to protect civilians

by WorldTribune Staff, November 10, 2016 The leader of a Syrian opposition group is calling on U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to help protect Syrian civilians from the ongoing brutality of the Bashar Assad regime. Riad Hijab, head of the High Negotiations Committee (HNC), said on Nov. 9 that Syrian civilians were in urgent need of […]

Russian jets to launch airstrikes in Syria from aircraft carrier

Russian jets to launch airstrikes in Syria from aircraft carrier

by WorldTribune Staff, November 9, 2016 Warplanes from Russia’s lone active aircraft carrier will soon begin airstrikes on the Syrian city of Aleppo, Russia’s Defense Ministry said on Nov. 8. Jets from the Admiral Kuznetsov, which has been deployed to the eastern Mediterranean, will target rebel positions on the outskirts of Aleppo, where the rebels […]

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