ISIS reportedly leaving final stronghold in Damascus

ISIS reportedly leaving final stronghold in Damascus

by WorldTribune Staff, May 20, 2018 Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists were evacuated from the Yarmouk enclave south of Damascus, the terror group’s last stronghold in Syria’s capital, a report said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on May 20 that, in a withdrawal deal with the Syrian government, buses had entered Yarmouk to transport […]

Syria reports massive blasts near weapons, fuel depots

Syria reports massive blasts near weapons, fuel depots

by WorldTribune Staff, May 18, 2018 An Iranian missile defense system was reportedly targeted as explosions were reported at fuel and weapons depots in Syria’s Hama province on May 18. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the series of explosions near Hama’s military airport killed at least 11 soldiers, including Assad regime forces and […]

Russian missile defense system took direct hit during Israeli strikes in Syria

Russian missile defense system took direct hit during Israeli strikes in Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, May 16, 2018 Russia relies heavily on foreign military sales to boost its economy. So the Kremlin scrambled to avoid bad publicity for one of its weapons systems last week after it took a direct hit during Israeli airstrikes in Syria. Israel released footage from the May 10 airstrikes showing the Russian-made […]

Captured ISIS commanders were lured to Iraq by fake app messages

Captured ISIS commanders were lured to Iraq by fake app messages

by WorldTribune Staff, May 11, 2018 Four of the “Most Wanted” Islamic State (ISIS) leaders were captured after being lured to Iraq from Syria by fake messages on the Telegram app. U.S. President Donald Trump on May 10 tweeted about the capture of the terrorists, which included two of the highest-ranking ISIS commanders ever to […]

Reports: Syria’s Assad was not informed Iran planned to strike Israel

Reports: Syria’s Assad was not informed Iran planned to strike Israel

by WorldTribune Staff, May 11, 2018 Iran did not consult with Syrian President Bashar Assad on its intention to launch a missile attack on Israel from Syria, a report said. Iranian forces stationed in Syria fired 20 rockets at Israeli territory on May 9, but Iran’s military and political leadership did not inform its Syria allies […]

Moscow: 28 Israeli jet fighters answer Iran strike, fire 60 missiles at Syria targets

Moscow: 28 Israeli jet fighters answer Iran strike, fire 60 missiles at Syria targets

by WorldTribune Staff, May 10, 2018 Israeli warplanes hit dozens of Iranian military targets in Syria on May 9 in one of its largest military operations in recent years. Russia’s Defense Ministry reported that 28 Israeli planes took part in the airstrikes and fired a total of around 60 missiles. “28 Israeli F-15 and F-16 […]

Reports: Israeli strikes in Syria hit missile depot held by Iran, Hizbullah

Reports: Israeli strikes in Syria hit missile depot held by Iran, Hizbullah

by WorldTribune Staff, May 9, 2018 Reports from Syria on May 8 said that Israeli warplanes struck an Iranian weapons depot south of Damascus. Syrian media reported a number of explosions were heard in the Kisweh area. The reported attack came hours after President Donald Trump announced the U.S. was withdrawing from the nuclear agreement […]

Israel warns Assad: Allowing Iran attacks from Syria would be ‘end of his regime’

Israel warns Assad: Allowing Iran attacks from Syria would be ‘end of his regime’

by WorldTribune Staff, May 8, 2018 Syrian President Bashar Assad will be held responsible for any attacks on Israel carried out by Iran from Syrian territory, Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz warned. “If Assad allows Iran to turn Syria into a military base against us and attack us on Syrian soil, he must know that […]

Israel ‘adjusts’ role in U.S. exercises as tension builds on northern border

Israel ‘adjusts’ role in U.S. exercises as tension builds on northern border

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct Israel pulled its F-15s from a U.S. exercise in Alaska amid increased tension on the Jewish state’s northern border. U.S. Air Force public affairs officer Kitsana Dounglomchan said Israel decided not to send F-15s to the two-week-long Red Flag drill, which runs between April 26 – May 11 out of […]

‘Bunker-busting’ strikes on Syrian bases reportedly destroyed Iran missiles

‘Bunker-busting’ strikes on Syrian bases reportedly destroyed Iran missiles

by WorldTribune Staff, April 29, 2018 Multiple missile strikes hit several military bases in Syria on April 29. The target of at least some of the attacks appeared to be warehouses containing Iranian missiles, reports say. Al-Akhbar, a Lebanese pro-Hizbullah newspaper, said the attacks in Hama and in the Aleppo countryside were apparently carried out […]