Russia-Iran-Turkey entente vow ‘calm’ for fractured Syria

Russia-Iran-Turkey entente vow ‘calm’ for fractured Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, April 4, 2018 Saying they are committed to a “lasting cease-fire” in Syria, the presidents of Iran, Russia and Turkey said after an April 4 summit in Ankara that an end to the conflict can only be achieved “through a negotiated political process.” The  administration of President Donald Trump is reportedly considering […]

Turkey threatens France over plan to deploy troops in support of Syrian Kurds

Turkey threatens France over plan to deploy troops in support of Syrian Kurds

by WorldTribune Staff, April 2, 2018 France could become a “target of Turkey” if it follows through on a pledge to send troops to northern Syria in support of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a Turkish official warned. French President Emmanuel Macron met an SDF delegation on March 29 and gave assurances of French […]

Israel’s announcement that it destroyed Syrian reactor seen as warning to Iran

Israel’s announcement that it destroyed Syrian reactor seen as warning to Iran

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has repeatedly warned that Israel will not allow Iran to develop a nuclear weapon or to build missile factories in Syria. The Israeli military has formally acknowledged for the first time its destruction of a suspected Syrian nuclear reactor in 2007, […]

Turkish-led forces drive Kurds from Afrin in northern Syria

Turkish-led forces drive Kurds from Afrin in northern Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, March 18, 2018 Turkish troops and Ankara-backed rebels drove Kurdish militia from the city of Afrin in northern Syria on March 18. Turkey’s flag was flying over the city as Turkey claimed victory in a two-month operation against the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), AFP reported. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced […]

Syria, Russia step up offensive on rebels in Eastern Ghouta

Syria, Russia step up offensive on rebels in Eastern Ghouta

by WorldTribune Staff, March 9, 2018 Syrian regime and Russian warplanes on March 7 intensified their assault on rebel-held Eastern Ghouta, where some 400,000 people are trapped and more than 800 civilians have been killed in recent weeks. Rebel defenses in towns on the outskirts of Damascus were being struck by “preparatory fire” in advance […]

Writer who fled Syria indicts leftist myths amid bombardment in Eastern Ghouta

Writer who fled Syria indicts leftist myths amid bombardment in Eastern Ghouta

by WorldTribune Staff, March 5, 2018 Leftists around the globe continue to buy into the Bashar Assad regime’s propaganda in Syria, even after nearly 700 people have died in the regime’s assault on Eastern Ghouta in the last two weeks, a writer who fled Syria said. “Shelling by rebels killed 64 civilians in February in […]

The siege in Ghouta: Between the hammer and ‘Hell on earth’

The siege in Ghouta:  Between the hammer and ‘Hell on earth’

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Artillery fire and indiscriminate air strikes pound and batter the Damascus suburb of Ghouta. Civilians, mostly children, are being killed and maimed. The Security Council wrings its hands in pleading for a humanitarian respite in a ongoing horror. And the world community politely averts its […]

Reports: New Syrian-Russian offensive kills more than 400 civilians in Eastern Ghouta

Reports: New Syrian-Russian offensive kills more than 400 civilians in Eastern Ghouta

by WorldTribune Staff, February 23, 2018 More than 400 civilians have been killed in a five-day assault by Syrian government and Russian forces on a rebel-held enclave that had last year been designated as a “de-escalation zone,” reports said. The attacks in Eastern Ghouta killed 46 people on Feb. 22, AFP reported. The Syrian Observatory […]

Drone war over Syria: Israel mum on claims air defense systems repelled its spy planes

Drone war over Syria: Israel mum on claims air defense systems repelled its spy planes

by WorldTribune Staff, February 15, 2018 Syria on Feb. 14 claimed its air defenses have forced Israeli surveillance planes to vacate Syrian airspace. “Syrian air defenses have repelled Israeli surveillance planes over Quneitra, forcing them to leave Syrian airspace,” the official SANA news agency said. Israel did not comment on the report, which came days […]

Israel warns Assad: Do not allow Iran to attack Israel from Syria

Israel warns Assad: Do not allow Iran to attack Israel from Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, February 13, 2018 Israel would not hesitate to act against the Bashar Assad regime should Assad allow Iran a military base from which to attack Israel from Syria, an Israeli security official said. “Assad and Hizbullah are the same, and if there will be an attack against us, we will not be […]