Strategic ally Bashar Assad wants to visit ‘HE Kim Jong-Un’

Strategic ally Bashar Assad wants to visit ‘HE Kim Jong-Un’

by WorldTribune Staff, June 3, 2018 Syrian President Bashar Assad has expressed interest in traveling to Pyongyang to meet with Kim Jong-Un, according to state-run media in North Korea. “I am going to visit the DPRK and meet HE Kim Jong-Un,” Assad was quoted as saying by KCNA. KCNA said Assad made the comments on […]

Report: Israel, Iran held indirect talks over Syria fighting

Report: Israel, Iran held indirect talks over Syria fighting

by WorldTribune Staff, May 28, 2018 Israel, during secret exchanges with Iran, said it would not intervene in fighting in southwestern Syria if Hizbullah and Iran-backed Shi’ite militias are not involved, a report said. The indirect negotiations between Israel and Iran were held in Jordan, according to Elaph, a Saudi-owned website. The report, which has […]

Report: U.S. commandos took out hundreds of Russian mercenaries in Syria firefight

Report: U.S. commandos took out hundreds of Russian mercenaries in Syria firefight

by WorldTribune Staff, May 27, 2018 A force of about 40 U.S. commandos held off about 500 troops loyal to Syria’s government, including Russian mercenaries, during a firefight in February, a report said. While the U.S. troops suffered no casualties, hundreds of Assad regime-aligned fighters were killed, according to the May 24 report by The […]

ISIS reportedly leaving final stronghold in Damascus

ISIS reportedly leaving final stronghold in Damascus

by WorldTribune Staff, May 20, 2018 Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists were evacuated from the Yarmouk enclave south of Damascus, the terror group’s last stronghold in Syria’s capital, a report said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on May 20 that, in a withdrawal deal with the Syrian government, buses had entered Yarmouk to transport […]

Syria reports massive blasts near weapons, fuel depots

Syria reports massive blasts near weapons, fuel depots

by WorldTribune Staff, May 18, 2018 An Iranian missile defense system was reportedly targeted as explosions were reported at fuel and weapons depots in Syria’s Hama province on May 18. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the series of explosions near Hama’s military airport killed at least 11 soldiers, including Assad regime forces and […]

Russian missile defense system took direct hit during Israeli strikes in Syria

Russian missile defense system took direct hit during Israeli strikes in Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, May 16, 2018 Russia relies heavily on foreign military sales to boost its economy. So the Kremlin scrambled to avoid bad publicity for one of its weapons systems last week after it took a direct hit during Israeli airstrikes in Syria. Israel released footage from the May 10 airstrikes showing the Russian-made […]

Captured ISIS commanders were lured to Iraq by fake app messages

Captured ISIS commanders were lured to Iraq by fake app messages

by WorldTribune Staff, May 11, 2018 Four of the “Most Wanted” Islamic State (ISIS) leaders were captured after being lured to Iraq from Syria by fake messages on the Telegram app. U.S. President Donald Trump on May 10 tweeted about the capture of the terrorists, which included two of the highest-ranking ISIS commanders ever to […]

Reports: Syria’s Assad was not informed Iran planned to strike Israel

Reports: Syria’s Assad was not informed Iran planned to strike Israel

by WorldTribune Staff, May 11, 2018 Iran did not consult with Syrian President Bashar Assad on its intention to launch a missile attack on Israel from Syria, a report said. Iranian forces stationed in Syria fired 20 rockets at Israeli territory on May 9, but Iran’s military and political leadership did not inform its Syria allies […]

Moscow: 28 Israeli jet fighters answer Iran strike, fire 60 missiles at Syria targets

Moscow: 28 Israeli jet fighters answer Iran strike, fire 60 missiles at Syria targets

by WorldTribune Staff, May 10, 2018 Israeli warplanes hit dozens of Iranian military targets in Syria on May 9 in one of its largest military operations in recent years. Russia’s Defense Ministry reported that 28 Israeli planes took part in the airstrikes and fired a total of around 60 missiles. “28 Israeli F-15 and F-16 […]

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