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US-backed forces attack last IS stronghold in Syria

US-backed forces attack last IS stronghold in Syria

Damascus: Heavy fighting took place as US-backed forces attacked the last Islamic State (IS) stronghold in Syria amid a final push to clear the terror group from the war-torn country. A CNN team in Syria witnessed airstrikes, explosions and mortar fire in Baghouz after the operation by the Syrian Defence[Read More…]

Putin welcomes Erdogan to Moscow to discuss Syrian war

Putin welcomes Erdogan to Moscow to discuss Syrian war

Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin welcomed his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the Kremlin on Wednesday, where the pair were set to discuss the ongoing conflict in Syria, a country in which both nations have a military presence, albeit on opposing sides. Putin and Erdogan met in the Russian[Read More…]

At least 3 US troops killed in Syria blast

At least 3 US troops killed in Syria blast

Beirut, The Islamic State terror organisation on Wednesday claimed responsibility for a bomb attack in a Syrian city under US-backed Kurdish control that killed at least three American troops, according to US officials quoted in a report from the Dow Jones Newswires supplied to EFE. Local media and the UK-based[Read More…]

US begins withdrawing some military equipment from Syria

Washington/Damascus, The first US military ground equipment has been withdrawn from Syria, signaling the beginning of the drawdown ordered by President Donald Trump, according to an administration official. “Some cargo has already moved,” the official told CNN on Friday. Due to security concerns, the official would not describe exactly what[Read More…]

Announcing Withdrawals: Trump is doing what he promised at outset

Announcing Withdrawals: Trump is doing what he promised at outset

With the suddenness of revelation, withdrawal from Syria and “drawdown” from Afghanistan have been announced by Donald Trump. In the past, such announcements were followed up with a tidy pattern: Two steps forward, one step back. But this time debate and hesitation have been foreclosed. Witness the way Defence Secretary[Read More…]

IOC creates refugee team for Tokyo 2020

IOC creates refugee team for Tokyo 2020

Buenos Aires: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced there will be a Olympic team made up of refugees at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, as happened in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. “Last time (in the 2016 Rio Olympics) we were under very high time pressure. Now we[Read More…]

Syria chemical attack: Investigators allowed to visit site

Syria chemical attack: Investigators allowed to visit site

Damascus: Chemical weapons inspectors in Syria will be permitted to visit the site of an alleged chemical attack on Wednesday, Russia has said. The international team has been in the country since Saturday, but has not been allowed to visit Douma, the BBC reported. The attack on April 7, prompted military[Read More…]

Russia, Syria invite probe into alleged chemical attack

Russia, Syria invite probe into alleged chemical attack

United Nations: Russia and Syria have invited a probe into the alleged chemical attack on the rebel-held town of Douma after US President Donald Trump threatened that there would be a “big price to pay”. Speaking at an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council on Monday, Russia’s Permanent Representative Vassily[Read More…]

UNSC to hold emergency meeting over Syria chemical attack

United Nations: The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Monday over a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria. “The US, along with Cote d’Ivoire, France, Kuwait, the Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Sweden, and the UK, has called for an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council in light of[Read More…]

Erdogan demands Saudis reveal location of Khashoggi's body

Erdogan announces takeover of Syria’s Afrin city

Istanbul: Turkish troops and allied Syrian rebels have taken Afrin city centre under control following two-month’s of fighting, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday. The Free Syrian Army, backed by the Turkish army, completely took over Afrin’s city centre on Sunday, Erdogan said at a ceremony marking the 103rd[Read More…]





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