Posts Tagged Syria

Death of Al-Baghdadi, not the end of ISIS — Malacañang

Marje Pelayo   •   October 28, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang expressed relief in the recent demise of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi in Syria. The Palace, however, acknowledged that such report couldn’t do much to...

Turkey created a ‘very terrible’ situation in Syria – Pentagon chief

Robie de Guzman   •   October 24, 2019

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Thursday (October 24) criticised Turkey for its military incursion into Syria, saying it had put the U.S. and its allies in a “very terrible...

U.S. Defense Minister to discuss Syria troop withdrawal with Iraqi counterpart

Robie de Guzman   •   October 23, 2019

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper arrived in Baghdad on Wednesday (October 23), where he is likely to face questions about how long U.S. troops withdrawing from northeast Syria will stay...

U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo in Ankara for talks on Turkey’s Syria offensive

Robie de Guzman   •   October 17, 2019

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Ankara on Thursday (October 17) as part of Washington’s efforts to convince Turkey to halt its offensive against Kurdish fighters in northeast...

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...

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