Posts Tagged Syria

Oil tanker bound for Syria seized in Gibraltar for sanctions-busting

Robie de Guzman   •   July 5, 2019

British Royal Marines seized an oil tanker in Gibraltar on Thursday (July 4) accused of bringing oil to Syria in violation of EU sanctions, a dramatic step that could escalate...

British teenager who travelled to Syria to join IS wants to ‘come home’ – The Times

admin   •   February 15, 2019

 A British teenager who travelled from London to Syria to join Islamic State militants, said she wants to “come home to Britain”, The Times newspaper reported Wednesday (February 13). In an...

U.S. troops on site of Syria deadly blast

admin   •   January 17, 2019

U.S. troops were on site of a bomb attack claimed by Islamic State that killed U.S. troops in northern Syria on Wednesday (January 16). The attack came weeks after U.S....

Reconstruction ongoing in war-scarred Ancient City of Aleppo

admin   •   December 27, 2018

  Post-war reconstruction has been ongoing in the Ancient City of Aleppo since the Syrian government recaptured the city from opposition forces in December 2016. It has been two years...

Pentagon chief Mattis quits, citing policy differences with Trump

admin   •   December 21, 2018

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, a retired Marine Corps general who was known as a stabilizing force in President Donald Trump’s Cabinet, will leave his job at the end of February,...

Trump releases video announcing troop withdrawal from Syria

admin   •   December 20, 2018

  U.S. President Donald Trump overrode his top national security aides, blindsided U.S. ground commanders, and stunned lawmakers and allies with his order on Wednesday (December 19) for U.S. troops...

Putin says Islamic State has seized 700 hostages in Syria

admin   •   October 19, 2018

President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Islamic State militants had seized nearly 700 hostages in part of Syria controlled by U.S.-backed forces and issued an ultimatum promising to execute...

Macron says keeping Assad in power would be a ‘disastrous mistake’

admin   •   August 28, 2018

  Macron said on Monday (August 27) keeping Bashar al-Assad in power in Syria would be a “disastrous mistake,” although it was not France’s duty to assign the country’s future...

U.S. voices outrage as Syria assumes presidency of U.N. disarmament body

admin   •   May 30, 2018

  The U.S. State Department voiced outrage on Tuesday (May 29) over the Syrian government’s assumption of the presidency of the U.N. Conference on Disarmament for the next month, saying...

Syrian army regains full control over Damascus after 7 years

admin   •   May 22, 2018

      The Syrian government forces on Monday announced that the last extremist stronghold in southern Damascus, the al-Hajar al-Aswad District, has been recaptured, marking the military’s complete control...


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