UN: Both Syria, ISIS conducted chemical weapons attacks

UN: Both Syria, ISIS conducted chemical weapons attacks

Special to WorldTribune.com By Christopher Sparks, November 8, 2017 The Assad regime is responsible for a sarin gas attack on the town of Khan Shaykhun on April 4 of this year, according to the UN’s chemical weapons investigative body. Meanwhile, Islamic State (ISIS) carried out a sulfur mustard gas attack on the Syrian town of […]

Report: Israel strikes Syria, Assad responds with anti-aircraft missiles

Report: Israel strikes Syria, Assad responds with anti-aircraft missiles

by WorldTribune Staff, November 2, 2017 Israeli jets on Nov. 1 carried out an airstrike in western Syria, south of the city of Homs, according to reports. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based monitoring group, reported that the strike targeted a Syrian military or Hizbullah installation that was believed to manufacture rockets. The […]

Statement by President Trump on the capture of Benghazi suspect Mustafa al-Imam

Statement by President Trump on the capture of Benghazi suspect Mustafa al-Imam

WorldTribune , October 31, 2017 Following is President Donald Trump’s statement released by the White House on Oct. 30: Yesterday, on my orders, United States forces captured Mustafa al-Imam in Libya. Because of this successful operation, al-Imam will face justice in the United States for his alleged role in the September 11, 2012 attacks in […]

ISIS retreats deep into the Syrian desert to ‘regroup and prepare their next incarnation’

ISIS retreats deep into the Syrian desert to ‘regroup and prepare their next incarnation’

by WorldTribune Staff, October 30, 2017 With its self-proclaimed caliphate obliterated, Islamic State (ISIS) has fled for the caves and rugged mountains deep in the vast Syrian desert. Analysts say the terror organization has retreated to the desert, known as Badiyat al-Sham, to “regroup and prepare their next incarnation.” The terror group’s leaders, analysts say, […]

Iran’s chief of staff arrives in Syria, announces joint campaign against ‘Zionist enemy’

Iran’s chief of staff arrives in Syria, announces joint campaign against ‘Zionist enemy’

by WorldTribune Staff, October 18, 2017 Iran’s chief of staff, during a visit to Syria on Oct. 17, pledged to increase cooperation with the regime of President Bashar Assad to confront the “Zionist enemy.” “We arrived in Damascus in order to coordinate and cooperate to confront our common enemies: the Zionists and the terrorists,” Gen. […]

Report: ISIS commanders set up training camp near Israeli border

Report: ISIS commanders set up training camp near Israeli border

by WorldTribune Staff, October 13, 2017 Several senior-level commanders for Islamic State (ISIS) who have fled Iraq and northern Syria are running a terror training camp near Israel’s Golan Heights, a report said. The commanders have recruited 300 local youths, according to Israel’s Channel 2. The report showed video footage of the camp and training […]

Syria falls short in bid for first World Cup tournament; U.S. ousted

Syria falls short in bid for first World Cup tournament; U.S. ousted

by WorldTribune Staff, October 11, 2017 Syria’s underdog run in the FIFA World Cup qualifying tournament came to an end on Oct. 10 with a 2-1 loss at Australia. Tim Cahill’s goal 15 minutes into extra time proved to be the clincher but war-torn Syria went out in dramatic fashion as Omar Al-Soma’s free kick […]

Only Iran reaping geopolitical benefits as Syria crisis is sidelined at UN

Only Iran reaping geopolitical benefits as Syria crisis is sidelined at UN

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Perhaps it’s the dangerous global threat from North Korean nukes. Maybe it’s political fatigue and crisis overload. Or it could be the escalating ethnic cleansing in Burma. But the long running and brutal Syrian civil war has become largely an afterthought for many delegates at […]

War crime? Iran said to recruit refugee Afghan children to fight in Syria

War crime? Iran said to recruit refugee Afghan children to fight in Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, October 1, 2017 Iran has recruited children as young as 14 to fight in the Syrian conflict, a rights group said. Afghan immigrant children living in Iran are recruited by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) to fight in the Fatemiyoun division, an exclusively Afghan armed group supported by Teheran that fights alongside […]

‘Kill box’: Rebels say Russia, Syria don’t discriminate between combatants, civilians in Idlib airstrikes

‘Kill box’: Rebels say Russia, Syria don’t discriminate between combatants, civilians in Idlib airstrikes

by WorldTribune Staff, September 29, 2017 More than 150 civilians have been killed this week in airstrikes carried out by Russia and the Syrian regime in Idlib province. Despite the Russian Defense Ministry’s insistence that its warplanes do not target civilian areas, anti-Assad rebels and emergency workers in Idlib and neighboring Hama province say the […]