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 […]

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 […]

Turkish-led forces drive Kurds from Afrin in northern Syria

Turkish-led forces drive Kurds from Afrin in northern Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, March 18, 2018 Turkish troops and Ankara-backed rebels drove Kurdish militia from the city of Afrin in northern Syria on March 18. Turkey’s flag was flying over the city as Turkey claimed victory in a two-month operation against the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), AFP reported. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced […]

Reports: New Syrian-Russian offensive kills more than 400 civilians in Eastern Ghouta

Reports: New Syrian-Russian offensive kills more than 400 civilians in Eastern Ghouta

by WorldTribune Staff, February 23, 2018 More than 400 civilians have been killed in a five-day assault by Syrian government and Russian forces on a rebel-held enclave that had last year been designated as a “de-escalation zone,” reports said. The attacks in Eastern Ghouta killed 46 people on Feb. 22, AFP reported. The Syrian Observatory […]

Hizbullah hails downing of Israel F-16; Netanyahu warns Iran and Syria ‘playing with fire’

Hizbullah hails downing of Israel F-16; Netanyahu warns Iran and Syria ‘playing with fire’

by WorldTribune Staff, February 11, 2018 Hizbullah said the downing of an Israeli F-16 on Feb. 10 marked a “new strategic era,” while Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel inflicted a “heavy blow” on Iranian and Syrian forces in a series of airstrikes and warned the two nations were “playing with fire.” “This is the […]

ISIS recaptures holdout border town in east Syria

ISIS recaptures holdout border town in east Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, November 12, 2017 Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists on Nov. 11 recaptured the town of Abu Kamal in eastern Syria from the Syrian army. Earlier this week, Syrian troops and allied militia fighters had entered Abu Kamal and by the next day had declared the town liberated from ISIS’s control. Syrian regime forces […]

Report: Israel strikes Syria, Assad responds with anti-aircraft missiles

Report: Israel strikes Syria, Assad responds with anti-aircraft missiles

by WorldTribune Staff, November 2, 2017 Israeli jets on Nov. 1 carried out an airstrike in western Syria, south of the city of Homs, according to reports. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based monitoring group, reported that the strike targeted a Syrian military or Hizbullah installation that was believed to manufacture rockets. The […]

‘Kill box’: Rebels say Russia, Syria don’t discriminate between combatants, civilians in Idlib airstrikes

‘Kill box’: Rebels say Russia, Syria don’t discriminate between combatants, civilians in Idlib airstrikes

by WorldTribune Staff, September 29, 2017 More than 150 civilians have been killed this week in airstrikes carried out by Russia and the Syrian regime in Idlib province. Despite the Russian Defense Ministry’s insistence that its warplanes do not target civilian areas, anti-Assad rebels and emergency workers in Idlib and neighboring Hama province say the […]

U.S.-backed forces advance in eastern Syria

U.S.-backed forces advance in eastern Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, September 10, 2017 U.S.-backed fighters made major gains in an eastern Syria province, clearing Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists from areas east of the Euphrates River, a monitoring group reported. Fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Deir Ezzor Military Council (DEMC) on Sept. 10 seized much of Deir Ezzor province’s northeast, according […]

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