U.S. sanctions Syria’s Assad and wife, turns up heat for political solution

U.S. sanctions Syria’s Assad and wife, turns up heat for political solution

by WorldTribune Staff, June 17, 2020 The Trump administration has imposed sweeping new sanctions on Syrian dictator Bashar Assad, his government, and his wife. The U.S. State Department on Wednesday announced new penalties on Syria, which personally target Assad and his wife Asma Assad as Syira faces a deepening economic crisis and rare protests in […]

Satellite images reveal Iran tunnel at Syrian base as Israeli strikes take toll

Satellite images reveal Iran tunnel at Syrian base as Israeli strikes take toll

by WorldTribune Staff, May 15, 2020 Iran is constructing a new tunnel capable of storing advanced weapons systems at the Imam Ali military base in eastern Syria near the Iraq border, satellite images show. Image Sat International (ISI) images captured on May 12 show bulldozers at the entrance of the structure that is estimated to […]

Syrian conflict continues despite coronavirus

Syrian conflict continues despite coronavirus

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler Syria’s devastating conflict continues despite the spread of coronavirus and calls by the international community for a ceasefire to stop the fighting which has continued for over nine years and killed more than 500,000 people. Now, an uneasy calm seems to be setting in as the threat of […]

Turkey’s Erdogan threatens Europe with open borders as crisis builds in Syria

Turkey’s Erdogan threatens Europe with open borders as crisis builds in Syria

FPI / February 21, 2020 By Paul Crespo Shortly after Turkey suffered its worst single-day military casualties at the hands of Russian-backed Syrian government forces in Idlib last week, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan publicly stated he was opening Turkey’s borders to Syrian refugees fleeing into Europe. “We opened the doors. The flow of migrants may […]

Turkey’s Erdogan warns NATO allies he will return captured ISIS terrorists

Turkey’s Erdogan warns NATO allies he will return captured ISIS terrorists

by WorldTribune Staff, November 5, 2019 The administration of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned its European NATO allies that it is set to send thousands of Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists who were captured in Syria back to their countries of origin. “We are not going to keep them until the end of time,” […]

Who betrayed al-Baghdadi? Israel regards Iran’s Soleimani a higher value target

Who betrayed al-Baghdadi? Israel regards Iran’s Soleimani a higher value target

FPI / October 30, 2019 Geostrategy-Direct.com Some of the key information that led U.S. Special Forces to the hideout of Islamic State (ISIS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi came from the wife of an al-Baghdadi aide and one of the couriers the ISIS leader paid in order to avoid using mobile phones and computers. U.S. officials […]

Mopping up: U.S.-backed Kurdish forces attack ISIS brain trust; Baghdadi buried at sea

Mopping up: U.S.-backed Kurdish forces attack ISIS brain trust; Baghdadi buried at sea

by WorldTribune Staff, October 29, 2019 In the days following the operation that took out Islamic State (ISIS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, U.S.-backed Kurdish forces in Syria took aim at the remnants of the terror group’s leadership. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which provided key assistance which helped U.S. Special Forces track down Baghdadi, said […]

Cornered ISIS leader died ‘whimpering’; Trump credits special forces Iraq, Syria, Russia, Turkey

Cornered ISIS leader died ‘whimpering’; Trump credits special forces Iraq, Syria, Russia, Turkey

by WorldTribune Staff, October 27, 2019 After “running into a dead-end tunnel, whimpering and crying and screaming all the way,” Islamic State (ISIS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi detonated his own suicide vest, killing himself and his three children as U.S. Special Forces closed in, President Donald Trump said on Oct. 27. “He died like a […]

Trump concealed al-Baghdadi op from Schiff: ‘Washington is a leaking machine’

Trump concealed al-Baghdadi op from Schiff: ‘Washington is a leaking machine’

by WorldTribune Staff, October 27, 2019 Rep. Adam Schiff, who chairs the House Intelligence Committee, was left out of the loop on the operation against Islamic State (ISIS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. President Donald Trump confirmed after his address to the nation on Sunday that he had deliberately concealed the raid in Syria from congressional […]

Syria: Trump declares ‘great outcome’

Syria: Trump declares ‘great outcome’

by WorldTribune Staff, October 24, 2019 Turkey has agreed to end its military operation against U.S.-allied Kurds in Syria and the U.S. is lifting sanctions it had imposed on Turkey, President Donald Trump said on Oct. 23. “Today’s announcement validates our course of action with Turkey that only a couple of weeks ago was scorned,” […]

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