Moscow calls in Israeli ambassador over jet fighter strikes in Syria

Moscow calls in Israeli ambassador over jet fighter strikes in Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, March 20, 2017 Russia said it summoned Israel’s ambassador over Israeli airstrikes that hit close to Russian forces near the Syrian city of Palmyra. Deputy foreign minister Mikhail Bogdanov told Interfax news agency that Ambassador Gary Koren was summoned on March 17 and “asked about” the strikes. Russia said earlier this month […]

Iran loses more than 2,500 fighters, 10 generals in Syria, Iraq conflicts

Iran loses more than 2,500 fighters, 10 generals in Syria, Iraq conflicts

by WorldTribune Staff, March 20, 2017 Thousands of fighters under Iranian command and more than 10 generals have been killed on the battlefields of Syria and Iraq during the ongoing conflicts, a report said. The report by the Israel-based Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center, citing the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, put […]

Israel’s defense minister warns it will destroy Syria’s air defenses ‘without the slightest hesitation’

Israel’s defense minister warns it will destroy Syria’s air defenses ‘without the slightest hesitation’

by WorldTribune Staff, March 20, 2017 Israel’s Defense Minister has warned Syria not to use its air-defense systems against its warplanes after the Syrians fired at Israeli jets attacking a convoy suspected of supplying weapons to the Hizballah militant group. “The next time the Syrians use their air-defense systems against our planes, we will destroy […]

Israel downs Syrian missile in first use of Arrow system

Israel downs Syrian missile in first use of Arrow system

by WorldTribune Staff, March 17, 2017 Israel confirmed that an Arrow-3 missile successfully intercepted a Syrian surface-to-air missile in the first ever use of the top layer of the nation’s air defense system. The Arrow interceptor was used after several Syrian anti-aircraft missiles were launched at Israeli fighter jets which had returned to Israeli airspace […]

Israel treated more than 2,600 Syrians wounded in fighting since 2013

Israel treated more than 2,600 Syrians wounded in fighting since 2013

by WorldTribune Staff, March 15, 2017 Syria and Israel have been officially at war for decades, but that hasn’t stopped Israel from offering medical services to the wounded of Syria’s ongoing conflict. Israel’s medical teams have treated more than 2,600 Syrians since 2013, the Israeli army said on March 14. “The wounded are transferred to […]

U.S. envoy warns any ISIS militants left in Mosul will ‘die’

U.S. envoy warns any ISIS militants left in Mosul will ‘die’

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The U.S. envoy to the coalition against Islamic State (ISIS) fighters in Mosul says any militants left in the Iraqi city will die. Brett McGurk made the remarks on March 12 as Iraqi forces recaptured a third of western Mosul and cut off the last road […]

Iran sending troops, ammunition to Syria and Yemen battlefields via civilian flights

Iran sending troops, ammunition to Syria and Yemen battlefields via civilian flights

by WorldTribune Staff, March 12, 2017 Iran is using civilian flights to secretly send soldiers and ammunition to war zones in Syria and Yemen, an Iranian military official said. The Iranian troops ride in the rear of the planes and exit via a rear door “separate from the regular passengers,” an Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps […]

U.S. deploys new troops to Syria in fight to oust ISIS from Raqqa

U.S. deploys new troops to Syria in fight to oust ISIS from Raqqa

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty About 400 additional U.S. forces have been temporarily deployed to Syria with heavy artillery in preparation for a fight to oust the extremist group Islamic State (IS) from its self-declared headquarters in the northern city of Raqqa. U.S. Air Force Colonel John Dorrian, a spokesman for […]

Marines set up first artillery base in Syria for Raqqa fight against ISIS

Marines set up first artillery base in Syria for Raqqa fight against ISIS

by WorldTribune Staff, March 9, 2017 The U.S. Marines have established America’s first artillery base in Syria as the fight to drive Islamic State (ISIS) from its de facto capital at Raqqa intensifies. A U.S. defense official would not speak to the size of the detachment deployed to Syria, but said it included elements of […]

U.S.-based aid group forced to shut down operations in Turkey

U.S.-based aid group forced to shut down operations in Turkey

by WorldTribune Staff, March 9, 2017 An America-based aid group that was assisting Syrian refugees in Turkey has been forced to shut down its operations by the Ankara government. Mercy Corps, one of the world’s largest humanitarian groups, was informed by the Turkish interior ministry that it no longer had permission to work in Turkey, […]

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