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Israeli Warplanes Strike Iranian Forces At Military Base In Syria: Reports

Syria on Sunday accused Israel of targeting an air base in central Homs province, adding that its defenses hit a jet involved in the attack. “Our air defenses are responding to an Israeli aggression and intercepting a number of missiles targeting the airport, hitting one of the attacking planes and forcing the rest to leave Read More…

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Report: New US Coalition Airstrikes On Government Positions In Eastern Syria

Though as yet unconfirmed in other international sources, Russian and Syrian state media are reporting major US coalition airstrikes in eastern Syria which left multiple civilians and at least one Syrian soldier dead.   Syria’s SANA reports eight civilians killed and many injured during US coalition airstrikes on al-Sha’afa village in Deir Ezzor countryside on Thursday.  The unconfirmed breaking story cites Read More…

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Despite 17 Years Of War, US Commander In Afghanistan Warns Against Pullout

Speaking to the Senate Armed Services Committee, Lt. Gen. Austin Scott Miller claimed that he was seeing “progress” in the US war in Afghanistan. He admitted, however, that 17 years of war “is a very long time.” Lt. Gen. Miller is nominated to be the latest in a long line of commanders for the occupation Read More…

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US Official Says Israel Behind Attack In Syria

Israel is behind an attack on the Iraq-Syria border that left dozens of militia fighters dead, CNN reported yesterday, citing a US official. An airstrike on Sunday night targeting pro-Assad forces fighting Daesh was initially blamed on the US by Syrian state media. The strike took place in Al-Hari military base, southeast of Albu Kamal, Read More…

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Troop Pullout Unlikely As US Bolsters Existing Military Presence In Syria

While President Trump still talks about withdrawing troops from Syria “relatively soon,” the impression on the ground in Syria is very much that US troops are staying. The Pentagon is showing no signs of rolling back deployments, and is adding more reinforcements into the area. Over 2,000 US troops are deployed at a dozen bases in Syria, mostly Read More…

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Trump Vows To Leave “Strong And Lasting” US Footprint In Syria

Just a month after another brief public flirtation with the idea of withdrawing from Syria, President Trump once again said he wants US troops out of Syria, promising “big decisions” very soon. His first talk of a pullout was scrapped days later. This time, he backtracked almost instantly. With French President Emmanuel Macron in tow, Read More…