U.S. contingent to remain in Syria after delayed withdrawal

U.S. contingent to remain in Syria after delayed withdrawal

by WorldTribune Staff, February 22, 2019 The U.S. will maintain a “small peacekeeping group” of 200 troops in Syria following the withdrawal of most its forces from the country, the White House said on Feb. 21. U.S.-backed forces on Feb. 22 began to evacuate civilians from Baghouz, the last enclave of the Islamic State (ISIS) […]

ISIS teen bride hopes for ‘sympathy,’ seeks return to UK

ISIS teen bride hopes for ‘sympathy,’ seeks return to UK

by WorldTribune Staff, February 18, 2019 A British teen mother who as a 15-year-old traveled to Syria to become an ISIS bride is seeking to return to the UK and said “a lot of people should have sympathy” for her. Shamima Begum, 19, who recently gave birth to a baby boy in a Syrian refugee […]

ISIS executioner reportedly killed in showdown Syria battle

ISIS executioner reportedly killed in showdown Syria battle

by WorldTribune Staff, February 13, 2019 A notorious Islamic State (ISIS) jihadist from Indonesia, who was filmed beheading a Western hostage in 2016, was killed in a battle with U.S.-backed forces amid the terror organization’s last stand in Syria, reports say. Muhammad Saifuddin was killed in eastern Deir Ezzor province on Jan. 29 when he […]

China, Russia trade blame after Israeli strike destroys air defenses in Syria

China, Russia trade blame after Israeli strike destroys air defenses in Syria

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct A successful Israeli air strike against Iran’s military facilities inside Syria has resulted in China and Russia blaming each other for the humiliatingly embarrassing air defense failure. On Jan. 20, the Israeli air force flew a sortie of F-35 fighter jets into Syria and destroyed an Iranian military training camp, […]

Israel’s Netanyahu ‘advises’ Iran on presence in Syria: ‘Get out fast’

Israel’s Netanyahu ‘advises’ Iran on presence in Syria: ‘Get out fast’

by WorldTribune Staff, January 16, 2019 After scoffing at Iran’s claim that its military personnel were only in Syria as advisers, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he “advised” Iran to “get out” of Syria – now. Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Bahrem Qasemi had claimed that “Iran does not have a military base and military […]

Trump, Erodgan negotiate ‘safe zone’ in northern Syria

Trump, Erodgan negotiate ‘safe zone’ in northern Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, January 15, 2019 Amid recent tension over the fate of American-backed Kurdish fighters in Syria, U.S. President Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Jan. 14 discussed the creation of a “security zone” in north Syria. Trump and Erdogan, in a telephone conversation, “discussed the idea of creating a security […]

‘Cause and effect mission’: Bolton ties Syria withdrawal to Turkey’s restraint

‘Cause and effect mission’: Bolton ties Syria withdrawal to Turkey’s restraint

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE: Countdown: Top stories of 2018 by WorldTribune Staff, January 6, 2019 Turkey must commit to not target U.S.-backed Kurdish forces before American troops are pulled from Syria, national security adviser John Bolton said on Jan. 6. President Donald Trump’s order to withdraw U.S. troops is a “cause and effect mission” that […]

Iran-backed militias in Syria push closer to Israel border

by WorldTribune Staff, January 2, 2019 Iran-backed militias fighting alongside the Syrian army have moved within three miles of the Israeli border. “The Iranian-backed militias are trying to consolidate their sphere of influence all the way from southwest of Damascus to the Israeli border,” said Suhaib al Ruhail, an official from the Liwa al Furqan […]

Mideast roundup: Report suggests Israel requested U.S. Syria pullout

Mideast roundup: Report suggests Israel requested U.S. Syria pullout

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE: Countdown: Top stories of 2018 by WorldTribune Staff, December 26, 2018 Israel requested the United States withdraw its troops from Syria ahead of a “winter offensive” the Jewish state plans to launch against Hizbullah, a Dec. 25 report said. The Trump administration’s decision to withdraw the roughly 2,000 American troops […]

Syria pullout blowback: Netanyahu, Trump weigh in

Syria pullout blowback: Netanyahu, Trump weigh in

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE: Countdown: Top stories of 2018 by WorldTribune Staff, December 24, 2018 U.S. President Donald Trump followed through on one of his campaign promises when he announced on Dec. 19 that American troops would withdraw from Syria. In short order Republican senators Lindsay Graham and Bob Corker called the decision a […]

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