Report: U.S. military convoy of 45 trucks enters Syria from Iraq

Report: U.S. military convoy of 45 trucks enters Syria from Iraq

by WorldTribune Staff, March 17, 2021 A convoy of U.S. military vehicles loaded with logistic materials entered Syria on March 13, according to a March 14 report by Syria’s SANA news agency. Local sources told SANA the U.S. convoy entered Syria’s Hasaka countryside on Saturday, crossing over from the semi-autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq. […]

Syria’s decade of despair: 500,000 dead as conflict churns on

Syria’s decade of despair: 500,000 dead as conflict churns on

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler A decade ago, winds of change and calamity blew across the Middle East.  From Tunisia to Egypt, Syria, and later Libya, entrenched autocracies were challenged politically by what became known as the Arab Spring, a series of popular and quasi-democratic uprisings which shook the status quo and smashed […]

Convoy of U.S. troops enters Syria from Iraq

Convoy of U.S. troops enters Syria from Iraq

by WorldTribune Staff, January 22, 2021 A large convoy of U.S. military personnel entered northeaster Syria on Thursday, crossing the border from Iraq, Syrian state media reported. The convoy of 40 trucks and armored vehicles was backed from the air by helicopters. The U.S. personnel entered Syria from Iraq via the al-Waleed crossing to bring […]

From Arab spring to Syrian winter as Russia-China veto blocks aid to millions

From Arab spring to Syrian winter as Russia-China veto blocks aid to millions

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler There’s a special kind of Hell which befalls refugees and displaced persons during a harsh winter.  And now as that season approaches, Syria stands at the brink after a decade of conflict and calamity and with no genuine end in sight. Regional cease fires and optimism over intermittent […]

Russia and China veto humanitarian aid for starving Syria twice in a week, with the click of a mouse

Russia and China veto humanitarian aid for starving Syria twice in a week, with the click of a mouse

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler A devastating decade old war, a deteriorating humanitarian situation, and a deplorable inability of the international community to stop the conflict, underscores Syria’s tragic fate. The failure of the UN Security Council to ease the suffering, callously blocked by Russia and China, tragically highlights the shared international shame […]

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,” […]

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