Israeli minister: ‘If Assad wants to survive, he needs to keep Iran out of Syria’

Israeli minister: ‘If Assad wants to survive, he needs to keep Iran out of Syria’

by WorldTribune Staff, September 12, 2017 Israel will not allow Iran to establish weapons factories and ports in Syria, an Israeli official said on Sept. 11. Syrian President Bashar Assad must “keep Iran out if he wants to survive,” Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked said. “Israel needs to pressure world powers to not allow [Iran to […]

Report: ISIS in possession of more than 11,000 blank Syrian passports

Report: ISIS in possession of more than 11,000 blank Syrian passports

by WorldTribune Staff, September 12, 2017 Islamic State (ISIS) holds some 11,100 blank Syrian passports which German authorities fear could be used to bring potential terrorists into Europe, a report said. The passports, stolen from Syrian government sites, are genuine identity papers that have not yet been filled out with an individual’s details, making them […]

U.S.-backed forces advance in eastern Syria

U.S.-backed forces advance in eastern Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, September 10, 2017 U.S.-backed fighters made major gains in an eastern Syria province, clearing Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists from areas east of the Euphrates River, a monitoring group reported. Fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Deir Ezzor Military Council (DEMC) on Sept. 10 seized much of Deir Ezzor province’s northeast, according […]

Report: Israel attacks Syrian chemical weapons site

Report: Israel attacks Syrian chemical weapons site

by WorldTribune Staff, September 8, 2017 Israel in the early morning hours of Sept. 7 launched an attack on a Syrian facility where chemical weapons are manufactured, a report said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that an airstrike on Masyaf in central Syria hit the Scientific Studies and Research Center and an adjacent […]

Syria’s soccer team keeps World Cup dreams alive

Syria’s soccer team keeps World Cup dreams alive

by WorldTribune Staff, September 6, 2017 Syria’s national soccer team continued its improbable run in World Cup qualifying on Sept. 5 with a 2-2 draw against Iran. Iran had taken a 2-1 second half lead and seemed headed for victory when Syria scored in injury time, a goal that kept alive Syria’s hopes of qualifying […]

UAE slams ‘colonial’ role of Iran, Turkey in Syria

UAE slams ‘colonial’ role of Iran, Turkey in Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, August 30, 2017 Iran and Turkey must halt their “colonial behavior” in Syria, the UAE’s foreign minister said on Aug. 29. “If Iran and Turkey continue the same historical, colonial and competitive behavior and perspectives between them in Arab affairs, we will continue in this situation not just in Syria today but […]

Iraqi forces recapture ’70 percent’ of Tal Afar from ISIS militants

Iraqi forces recapture ’70 percent’ of Tal Afar from ISIS militants

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari says government forces have recaptured 70 percent of Tal Afar, a stronghold of Islami State (ISIS) militants in northwestern Iraq. “God willing, the remaining part will be liberated soon,” Jaafari said at a news conference in Baghdad on Aug. 26. Gen. […]

Israel warns: Satellite images show Iran building long-range missile site in Syria

Israel warns: Satellite images show Iran building long-range missile site in Syria

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct Security analysts say satellite images show Iran is constructing a facility in northwestern Syria for the manufacturing of long-range Scud missiles. The analysts said the facility was similar to a rocket factory near Teheran, Israel’s Channel 2 reported on Aug. 17. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel was closely […]

Syria, Hizbullah agree to allow ISIS to withdraw from Syria-Lebanon border

Syria, Hizbullah agree to allow ISIS to withdraw from Syria-Lebanon border

by WorldTribune Staff, August 25, 2017 Islamic State (ISIS) asked and was allowed to withdraw from the Syrian-Lebanon border area in the Qalamoun region, an official in Syrian President Bashar Assad’s military alliance said. “Islamic State asked for negotiations and a withdrawal, and the Syrian side and Hizbullah agreed,” the official said. ISIS was permitted […]

Survivor Assad thanks Russia and Iran, rebukes Turkey

Survivor Assad thanks Russia and Iran, rebukes Turkey

by WorldTribune Staff, August 21, 2017 Syrian President Bashar Assad said he was grateful to Russia, Iran and Iran-backed Hizbullah for helping him survive attempts from the West to overthrow him. “Their direct support – politically, economically, and militarily – has made possible bigger advances on the battlefield and reduced the losses and burdens of […]

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