Syria

Friday, June 16, 2017

Friday, June 16, 2017

Russians checking if airstrike near Raqqa killed Isis head Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Russians say Raqqa airstrike could have killed Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Russians say airstrike could have killed Isis leader Al-Baghdadi

Russian authorities said they was checking through 'various channels' to see if Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a targeted airstrike in May

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Islamic State are attempting to capture Osama Bin Laden's old stronghold in Afghanistan, claim officials

Isis attempting to capture Osama Bin Laden's old stronghold in Afghanistan, claim local officials

Isis attempting to seize Bin Laden's old stronghold in Afghanistan - officials

Officials in Afghanistan report the group has seized territory around Tora Bora in Afghanistan

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Investigators claim US airstrikes on Islamic State have resulting in 'staggering' civilian deaths

US airstrikes on Isis have caused 'staggering' number of civilian deaths, say investigators

US airstrikes on Isis have caused 'staggering' number of civilian deaths

War crime detectives in the US claimed American strikes on Raqqa have been devastating to civilians

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Syrian Army liberates oil field as Raqqa offensive on Isis begins in earnest

Syrian Army liberates key oil field as Raqqa offensive against Isis begins

Syrian Army liberates key oil field as Raqqa offensive against Isis begins

Government forces launched the assault late on Monday, which is widely seen as the end game in the fight against Islamic State

'Israel informed US about Daesh plans to use laptops as bombs on flights'

US electronics ban was prompted by Israeli tip-off about Isis laptop bombs

US electronics ban was prompted by Israeli tip-off about Isis laptop bombs

Anonymous US officials claim that during an Israeli operation in Syria, it was found that extremists were planning and creating laptop battery bombs

Monday, June 12, 2017

Monday, June 12, 2017

Isis suffers heavy defeat in failed advance on Deir Ezzor Airport - reports

Isis suffers heavy defeat in failed advance on Deir Ezzor Airport - reports

Isis suffers heavy defeat in failed advance on Deir Ezzor Airport - reports

The group is locked in battle with government forces in the city in eastern Syria

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Syrian peace talks have been postponed indefinitely, says a Kazakh Minister

Syria peace talks postponed indefinitely

Syria peace talks postponed indefinitely

The talks between Russia, Iran and Turkey in Astana have been put on hold

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Jinwar: The ecological village created by women, for women to lead their own lives in Syria

Jinwar: The all-female commune being created by Kurdish women to rid themselves of war and patriarchy

Jinwar: The all-female commune being created in Kurdistan

Jinwar Free Women's Village is being created by the Kurdish community of Northern Syria and the women creating it say they're fighting for a peaceful, self-sustaining life

21 civilians reported to have been killed in US airstrike near Raqqa

21 civilians 'killed in US airstrike near Isis stronghold of Raqqa'

21 civilians 'killed in US airstrike near Isis stronghold of Raqqa'

The offensive to recapture Raqqa from Islamic State began in earnest on Monday

Syrian Democratic Forces to announce official operation to liberate Raqqa from Isis

Syrian Democratic Forces to announce official operation to liberate Raqqa from Isis

Syrian Democratic Forces to announce official operation to liberate Raqqa

Senior Kurdish officials said a statement will say that a major attack on the city of Raqqa, Syria is planned by a US-backed alliance of Arab and Kurdish fighters

Friday, June 2, 2017

Friday, June 2, 2017

Russia backs Paris climate change agreement after US decides to withdraw

Russia backs Paris climate change agreement after US decides to withdraw

Russia backs Paris climate change agreement after US decides to withdraw

The announcement of sticking with the agreement was made clear by Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovitch

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Russia bombards Islamic State in Syria with missile strikes

Russia bombards Isis in Syria with missile strikes

Russia bombards Isis in Syria with missile strikes

The assault was on Isis targets near Palmyra, according to the Russian Defence Ministry

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Aweys Faqey was arrested last Tuesday night

Aweys Faqey: Man arrested at Stansted Airport charged with preparing acts of terrorism

Man arrested at Stansted Airport charged with preparing acts of terrorism

Faqey was thought to be travelling to Syria

135 kilograms of 'jihadist drug' seized at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport

135 kilograms of 'jihadist drug' seized at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport

135 kilograms of 'jihadist drug' seized at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport

French authorities announced on Tuesday they had seized a large amount of Captagon in January and February

Friday, May 26, 2017

Friday, May 26, 2017

Syrian state media claims US coalition airstrikes have killed 35 civilians

Syrian state media claims US airstrikes against Isis have killed 35 civilians

Syrian state media claims US airstrikes against Isis have killed 35 civilians

The strike is reported to have taken place in a town in the east of the country held by Islamic State

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Reports suggest RAF drone which stopped ISIS execution potentially wounded civilians

RAF Reaper Drone which stopped ISIS execution injured up to 20 civilians - monitor

RAF drone which stopped ISIS execution injured up to 20 civilians - monitor

The Royal Air Force strike successfully halted the execution of prisoners by Islamic State, but reportedly wounded innocents in the process

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Israeli minister calls for the 'assassination' of Bashar al-Assad

Israeli minister calls for the 'assassination' of Bashar al-Assad

Israeli minister calls for the 'assassination' of Bashar al-Assad

Israel’s housing minister Yoav Galant likened actions committed by the Syrian President's regime to those of the Holocaust

Monday, May 15, 2017

Monday, May 15, 2017

BREAKING: Airstrike on Islamic State town kills 23 civilians, says Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

BREAKING: US-led airstrike against Isis kills 23 civilians, says Syrian monitor

US-led airstrike against Isis kills 23 civilians, says Syrian monitor

12 women reportedly among the dead

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

White House endangers Turkish ties by authorising arms deployment to kurdish forces

White House authorises arms deployment to Kurdish forces

White House authorises arms deployment to Kurdish forces

Donald Trump has authorised the weapons and military support of Kurdish forces fighting Isis in Syria

Monday, May 8, 2017

Monday, May 8, 2017

Rebels in Syria start evacuating Damascus under terms of government deal

Rebels in Syria start evacuating Damascus under terms of government deal

Rebels in Syria start evacuating Damascus under terms of government deal

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the evacuation will be taking place over the course of five days

Friday, May 5, 2017

Friday, May 5, 2017

German soldier who registered as Syrian refugee 'proves the system is failing'

German soldier registered as Syrian refugee 'to plot terror attack'

German soldier who registered as refugee 'proves the system is failing'

A German soldier managed to register as a Syrian refugee, meaning he had a space in a shelter and received money each month

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

'Diane Abbott's interview was the most excruciating interview ever and unforgivable', says former Labour advisor

Diane Abbott's interview was the most excruciating I've ever seen, says former Labour advisor

'Diane Abbott's interview was the most excruciating interview ever'

Diane Abbott struggled to explain how Labour plans to fund its policy of putting 10,000 more police officers on the streets

Friday, April 28, 2017

Friday, April 28, 2017

Speculation has been rife of a formal reunification between Isis and al-Qaeda

Are Isis and al-Qaeda really about to kiss and make up?

Are Isis and al-Qaeda really about to kiss and make up?

Isis was banished by al-Qaeda in 2014 - but now a speech from the latter's leader has led to fevered speculation of a reunion

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Foreign fighters abandon Isis and flee to Turkish border

Foreign fighters abandon Isis and flee to Turkish border

Foreign fighters abandon Isis and flee to Turkish border

At least one US citizen and two British nationals are said to be part of an exodus

Syria: 'Large explosion' hits near Damascus international airport in Syria, claims monitoring group

Syria: 'Large explosion' hits near Damascus international airport, claims monitoring group

'Large explosion' hits near Damascus international airport in Syria

Local media pinpoints the source as an Israeli airstrike

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

French intelligence incriminates Damascus in Syria chemical attack

French intelligence pins Khan Sheikhun chemical attack on Assad

French intelligence pins Khan Sheikhun chemical attack on Assad

Declassified intelligence document claims jihadists couldn't have caused the massacre

Friday, April 21, 2017

Friday, April 21, 2017

Donald Trump insists his first 100 days have been successful

Donald Trump hits back over 100-day approval ratings: 'Media will kill me whatever I do'

Donald Trump hits back over approval ratings: 'Media will kill me whatever I do'

Trump says he has achieved a lot and is victim of media bias

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Russian state TV claims Donald Trump is more dangerous than North Korea's Kim Jong-un, says world is 'hair's breadth' from nuclear war

Russian state TV claims Donald Trump more dangerous than North Korea's Kim Jong-un

Russian state TV claims Donald Trump more dangerous than Kim Jong-un

A pro-Kremlin news presenter has claimed the world is 'a hair's breadth' away from a nuclear war

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Donald Trump reassures us there'll be no World War III: 'Russia and US will work out fine'

Donald Trump: 'Russia and the US will work out fine'

The US president has

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

French government left furious after Syrian official attends Paris conference

French government left furious after Syrian official attends Paris conference days after being banned from Brussels meeting

French government left furious after Syrian official attends Paris conference

Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Ayman Soussan was invited to a meeting to discuss the conflict at the Russian cultural centre in a move which angered French ministers

Twitter users blasts Sean Spicer over Hitler comments in Bashar al-Assad speech

Twitter users blasts Sean Spicer over Hitler comments in Bashar al-Assad speech

Twitter users blasts Sean Spicer over Hitler Assad comments

The White House Press Secretary caused a storm by saying Hitler didn't 'sink' to using chemical weapons on civilians

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

US official claims Russia knew Syria would conduct chemical attack

US believes Russia knew about Syria chemical attack: official

US believes Russia knew about Syria chemical attack: official

A US official claims there is no proof that Russia knew about the chemical attack in Syria, but it is likely that it did

'If President Assad is removed from Syria, it could empower Isis', says professor

'If we remove Assad, Isis could fill the void' says professor

'If we remove Assad, Isis could fill the void' says professor

Inderjeet Parmar tells Julia Hartley-Brewer that military generals are calling the shots in America rather than Donald Trump

Eric Trump defends his father over the Syria airstrike, says it shows Donald Trump isn't Vladimir Putin's ally

Syria airstrike shows Donald Trump isn't Putin's puppet, says his son Eric

Syria airstrike shows Donald Trump isn't Putin's puppet, says his son Eric

The second son of Donald Trump has defended his father's action to strike a Syrian airfield, says it shows he won't be 'pushed around

Monday, April 10, 2017

Monday, April 10, 2017

Syria: 'Vladimir Putin knows his forces are no match for the Americans', says former soldier

Former Nato chief plays down World War Three talk: 'Putin knows his force is no match for Trump's'

Former Nato commander plays down talk of World War Three

Russia and Iran have pledged to 'respond with force' if their own 'red lines' are crossed in Syria, but Hamish de Bretton-Gordon believes Vladimir Putin knows his army can't take on America's

Russia and Iran give ultimatum of military force following US airstrike on Syria base

Russia and Iran give military ultimatum following US airstrike on Syria base

Russia and Iran give military ultimatum following US airstrike on Syria base

Tensions between Russia and the West are rising after the US assault and Boris Johnson cancelled his trip to Moscow

Friday, April 7, 2017

Friday, April 7, 2017

Russia suspends military communications with US over Syria

Russia suspends military communications with US over Syria

Russia suspends military communications with US over Syria

Russia has said that a communication channel, originally set up to avoid midair collisions between the US and Russia, will be suspended

One of the images published by Evgeny Podubny (Instagram: evgeny.poddubny)

Syria airstrikes: Images of ruined Russian base published by journalist

Syria airstrikes: Images of ruined Russian base published by journalist

Podubni says at up to nine planes were wrecked but several hangars survived intact

'Donald Trump is genuinely emotive about the situation in Syria, so there may be more air strikes', says politics professor

'Donald Trump is genuinely emotive about the situation in Syria, so there may be more airstrikes'

'Donald Trump is genuinely emotive about the situation in Syria'

The US launched an airstrike on a Syrian air base, after a suspected chemical attack in Idlib which killed at least 80 people

At least 80 people have died in Idlib this week

Idlib massacre: Journalist condemned for saying Hitler wouldn’t have used gas

Idlib massacre: Journalist condemned for saying Hitler wouldn’t have used gas

David Simon said even Hitler wouldn't have used gas on his own people

'The UK can't intervene in Syria unless they're certain it will work', says foreign affairs committee

'The UK can't intervene in Syria unless they're certain it will work', says foreign affairs committee chair

'The UK can't intervene in Syria unless they're certain it will work'

The US has carried out a missile strike against a Syrian air base, after a suspected chemical attack in Syria which killed at least 80 people

West backs US airstrike on Syrian airbase as Russia condemns 'American aggression'

Syria airstrikes: Assad regime blames US action on false propaganda

Syria airstrikes: Assad regime blames US action on false propaganda

France and the UK have supported the airstrike on the base from which the chemical attacks on Khan Sheikhun were launched

Idlib massacre: LISTEN: Syrian woman reveals heartbreaking details of attack that killed 22 members of her family

Idlib massacre: LISTEN: Syrian woman reveals heartbreaking details of attack that killed 22 members of her family

Syrian woman reveals she lost 22 relatives in Khan Sheikhun attacks

Listen to the shocking interview which sheds light on the sheer horror of this week's bombardment in Idlib

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Turkish media reports autopsy shows chemical weapons were used in Syria Idlib attacks

Turkish media: autopsy shows chemical weapons were used in Syria Idlib attacks

Autopsy shows chemical weapons were used in Idlib, claims Turkish media

More than 70 people died in two attacks on the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhun, and a Turkish minister has confirmed the use of chemical weapons

Donald Trump blasts alleged Idlib chemical attack, says it's changed his view of Bashar al-Assad

Donald Trump says alleged Idlib chemical attack has changed his view of Bashar al-Assad

Donald Trump blasts alleged chemical attack in Syria's Idlib Province

The US president said the incident has transformed his view of President Bashar al-Assad

War Child UK representative condemns alleged chemical weapons use in Syria

Idlib massacre: War Child condemns alleged chemical weapons atrocities

War Child condemns alleged chemical weapons atrocities in Idlib

Colin Walker, the head of policy at the organisation, spoke to Paul Ross about the two attacks upon the Idlib province

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

At least 72 people have died in Idlib

Idlib massacre: Russia claims Syrian planes blew up warehouse containing toxic substances

Idlib massacre: Russia claims Syrian planes blew up toxic weapon warehouse

Kremlin appears to distance itself from reported chemical attack in Khan Sheikhoun

Warplanes bomb Idlib province one day after suspected chemical attack

Warplanes bomb Idlib province just a day after suspected chemical attack

Warplanes 'bomb Idlib province' just a day after suspected chemical attack

Khan Sheikhun has reportedly been bombed again, bringing the death toll in the town up to 72

Members of the White Helmets rescue forces remove a body after the bombardment of Idlib in March 2017. The city has suffered another horrific bombardment this week

Idlib massacre: MP Alison McGovern struggles to defend her 2013 vote against air strikes

MP Alison McGovern struggles to defend 2013 vote against Syria air strikes

McGovern fails to give clear answer when asked whether she is ashamed of voting against strikes four years ago

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Rifaat al-Assad is the nephew of Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad

Bashar al-Assad's uncle faces money laundering probe in Spain

Bashar al-Assad's uncle faces money laundering probe in Spain

Judge in Marbella orders search of 15 properties and closure of 16 bank accounts linked to Rifaat al-Assad.

At least 35 die in suspected chemical attack on Syria province

Dozens dead in suspected chemical attack on Syrian province of Idlib

Dozens dead in suspected chemical attack on Syrian province of Idlib

The town of Khan Sheikhun in the Idlib province - which is held by rebels - came under attack on Tuesday

Monday, April 3, 2017

Monday, April 3, 2017

Israel's Isis fence to be completed within months

Israel to complete Trump-style border fence against Isis within months

Israel to complete Trump-style border fence against Isis within months

The final section of the fence is roughly 30 kilometres long, meant to stop the group's militants from crossing the border from Jordan

Monday, March 27, 2017

Monday, March 27, 2017

Isis claims key Raqqa dam on brink of collapse, tweets picture of wrecked control room

Isis claims key Raqqa dam on brink of collapse, tweets picture of wrecked control room

Isis claims key Raqqa dam on brink of collapse

Terror group has reportedly told local residents to evacuate their homes due to damage sustained by the dam

Friday, March 24, 2017

Friday, March 24, 2017

Swedish doctors denounce medical films created by the White Helmets

'Baby snuff films' created by Syria's White Helmets denounced by doctors

'Baby snuff films' created by Syria's White Helmets denounced by doctors

The White Helmets, who operate in parts of rebel-controlled Syria, have created videos which claim to show life-saving procedures being carried out on children

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Donald Trump's second travel ban blocked by Hawaii judge hours before coming into effect

Second judge in Maryland blocks Donald Trump's new travel ban following earlier Hawaii snub

Second judge in Maryland blocks Donald Trump's new travel ban

US District Judge Derrick Watson said the evidence the ban was a matter of national security was 'questionable'

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