ISIS-linked jihadists seize towns near oil-rich Golan Heights in Syria

ISIS-linked jihadists seize towns near oil-rich Golan Heights in Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, February 22, 2017 In a series of surprise attacks, jihadists affiliated with Islamic State (ISIS) seized four villages in the oil-rich Syrian Golan Heights. The terror group, which calls itself the Khalid Ibn Al Walid Army, captured the towns of Tseel, Sahem al Golan, Adwan and Ten Jamoua that were held by […]

Turkey building a wall along its entire border with Syria

Turkey building a wall along its entire border with Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, November 6, 2016 Turkey plans to complete a 900-kilometer wall along its border with Syria by early 2017, the country’s defense minister said. “We plan to build a wall along our entire border with Syria,” Fikri Isik said on Nov. 2 during an inspection tour of military personnel and installations in the […]

New flood of refugees to Turkey after ISIL attacks on 10 camps

New flood of refugees to Turkey after ISIL attacks on 10 camps

Special to WorldTribune.com More than 5,000 refugees have fled to the Turkish border after Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) jihadists on April 14 attacked 10 camps for internally displaced people in Syria. Reports from the scene of the attacks said some of the terrified refugees attempted to cross the Turkish border but were […]

Bodansky: Behind the Sept. 24 breakthrough by the ‘Islamist Alliance’ in Syria

Bodansky: Behind the Sept. 24 breakthrough by the ‘Islamist Alliance’ in Syria

Special to WorldTribune.com By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs Sept. 24, 2013, saw the final nail driven into the coffin of the U.S. and Western effort to influence, let alone control, the Syrian armed opposition. Abdul-Aziz Salamah, the political leader of Liwaa al-Tawhid in northern Syria, announced that […]

Iran to the rescue: Thousands of special ops troops said arriving in Syria

Iran to the rescue: Thousands of special ops troops said arriving in Syria

Special to WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — Iran was said to have poured thousands of elite troops into Syria. The Syrian opposition said thousands of members of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps have arrived in Syria. Opposition sources said the Iranian troops came from special operations units, with many of them skilled in sniper and explosives. “They […]