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Watch: Syrian special forces graduation with live drills

Published 2019-02-21 17:11:57 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) recently graduated another class of special forces personnel in Damascus. According to the Syrian Ministry of Defense, hundreds of special forces personnel finished their mandatory training that was led by the Russian military advisors in Syria. In the footage below,… Read on ->

Tags: Syria


Breaking: Massive explosion rocks Afrin after bomb is detonated in front of FSA base (video)

Published 2019-02-21 16:43:39 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:30 P.M.) – A massive explosion rocked the city of Afrin this afternoon following the detonation of a car bomb near the Free Syrian Army’s (FSA) headquarters. According to reports, the car bomb targeted the FSA headquarters in the Villa Street area of Afrin city. [video width=”352″ height=”640″… Read on ->

Tags: Afrin, FSA, Syria


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Saudi Coalition launches new offensive to capture border region

Published 2019-02-21 16:31:06 by News Desk in Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:20 P.M.) – The Saudi Coalition launched a new offensive along the Yemeni border, yesterday, targeting a district controlled by the Houthi forces in the Hajjah Governorate. Backed by Hajour tribesmen, the Saudi Coalition stormed the Houthi defenses inside the Mustaba District on Wednesday. According to local reports,… Read on ->

Tags: Houthi, Saudi, Yemen


Senator Graham calls Trump’s Syria withdrawal ‘dumbest f***ing idea i’ve ever heard’

Published 2019-02-21 16:17:53 by News Desk in Syria

President Trump’s announcement that the US would be withdrawing its entire contingent of 2,000 troops from Syria amid the defeat of Daesh (ISIS)* has shaken pro-war officials and lawmakers across Washington, prompting to a string of resignations of senior administration members, including (now-ex) Pentagon chief Jim Mattis. Senior South Carolina… Read on ->

Tags: Graham, Syria, Trump


Fierce confrontation breaks out in Aleppo as Syrian Army, jihadists trade attacks

Published 2019-02-21 16:04:51 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:45 P.M.) – A fierce confrontation broke out in and around the provincial capital of the Aleppo Governorate on Thursday, prompting both the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and jihadist rebels to trade attacks. According to a field report from Aleppo city, the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Syria


Israeli attacks in Syria could lead to war with Iran: Zarif

Published 2019-02-21 14:54:22 by News Desk in Iran, Middleeast, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:40 P.M.) – In a new interview with the Swiss publication Sueddeutsche Zeitung on Thursday, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said that his country was currently inside of Syria at the request of Damascus. During the interview, Zarif slammed Israel’s constant attacks on Syria because of Iran’s ongoing… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Israel, Syria


Turkey denies treating Al-Jolani for head wounds

Published 2019-02-21 14:27:48 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

Ankara rejects reports claiming that Abu Mohammad al-Julani, the leader of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist group, outlawed in Russia) was currently on Turkish soil, a diplomatic source told Sputnik on Thursday. “A report published on February 19 by a number of media outlets claimed that the leader… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria, Turkey


Israel allegedly used their F-35 jet to bomb Syria: report

Published 2019-02-21 14:08:03 by News Desk in Middleeast, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:50 P.M.) – During an attack last month, the Israeli Air Force allegedly used an F-35 jet to bomb several Syrian military installations, the Defense-Blog reported, citing an unnamed source. “Last month, an Israeli satellite imagery analysis company ImageSat confirmed that Chinese-made JY-27 radar of the Syrian Air… Read on ->

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Tags: Israel, Syri


Iraq repatriates over 150 ISIS fighters from Syria

Published 2019-02-21 13:51:09 by News Desk in Iraq, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:40 P.M.) – The repatriation move by an Arab League member took place on Wednesday when Iraq took hold of over 150 Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh). According to a report from Syria’s Deir Ezzor Governorate, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) turned over the 150+ ISIS fighters to Iraq after… Read on ->

Tags: Iraq, ISIS, Syria


Israeli warplanes spotted near Syrian-Lebanese border

Published 2019-02-21 13:10:46 by News Desk in Lebanon, Middleeast, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 P.M.) – Israeli warplanes were spotted near the Syrian-Lebanese border on Thursday morning, prompting the Syrian military to monitor the situation closely. According to a report from Damascus, Israeli warplanes were monitored flying over southern Lebanon, the Mediterranean coast, and the Syrian-Lebanese border this morning. The Israeli… Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Lebanon, Syria


Breaking: Syrian Air Force Intelligence chief hospitalized in Lebanon

Published 2019-02-21 12:22:23 by News Desk in Lebanon, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:10 P.M.) – The head of the Syrian Air Force Intelligence Directorate, Major General Jamil Hassan, has been admitted to a hospital in Lebanon, a source in Damascus told Al-Masdar News this afternoon. According to the source, the Air Force Intelligence chief is seeking treatment for an undisclosed… Read on ->

Tags: Lebanon, Syria


Syrian Army reinforcements arrive in central Syria after ISIS launches new attacks

Published 2019-02-21 11:44:49 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:30 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) sent reinforcements to the central region of Syria after Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) launched new attacks in the Badiya Al-Sham. According to a source, the Syrian Army sent reinforcements to the desert area between the ancient city of Palmyra and the… Read on ->

Tags: ISIS, Syria


Syrian military nearly ready to use S-300 system: source

Published 2019-02-21 11:28:46 by Leith Aboufadel in Middleeast, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is nearly ready to use the Russian-manufactured S-300 air defense system, a military source in Damascus told Al-Masdar News on Thursday morning. Speaking to Al-Masdar on the condition of anonymity, the source said that the Syrian military’s air defense units… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria


Bangladesh denies citizenship of ISIS teen bride

Published 2019-02-21 10:56:04 by News Desk in Syria, World-News

The Bangladesh ministry of foreign affairs has insisted that Begum is a British citizen by right and had never requested dual citizenship, the Guardian reported. “Bangladesh asserts that Ms Shamima Begum is not a Bangladeshi citizen. She is a British citizen by birth and never applied for dual nationality with… Read on ->

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Tags: Bangladesh, ISIS, Syria


Assad is ‘brutal dictator’ but not a threat to America: Tulsi Gabbard

Published 2019-02-21 10:43:50 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:20 A.M.) – During an interview on The View, yesterday, U.S. presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard was grilled by Meghan McCain over her previous meeting with Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8w1zf3YyXRI&feature=youtu.be McCain began by thanking Gabbard for her military service, but then quickly turned to her perception of the U.S. presidential… Read on ->

Tags: Assad, Gabbard, Syria


Trump wont allow ISIS bride to return to US despite her pleas

Published 2019-02-21 10:06:26 by News Desk in Syria

Donald Trump said that an Alabama woman who ran away from the United States to become a propagandist for Daesh will be barred from returning to the country despite her plea. “I have instructed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and he fully agrees, not to allow Hoda Muthana back into the country!” Trump tweeted. Trump’s comment came hours after Mike Pompeo… Read on ->

Tags: ISIS, Syria, Trump


Iraqi forces mass mobilize along Syrian border as ISIS terrorist attempt to escape

Published 2019-02-21 09:45:07 by News Desk in Iraq, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 P.M.) – The Iraqi armed forces have mass mobilized along the Syrian border to block Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) terrorists that are attempting to evade capture in the Deir Ezzor Governorate. According to a recent statement from the Iraqi Defense Ministry, their military sent reinforcements to the western… Read on ->

Tags: Iraq, Syria


Russian hypersonic missiles could reach US in 5 minutes: TASS

Published 2019-02-21 09:26:34 by News Desk in World-News

Russian military ships and submarines equipped with Tsircon hypersonic missiles will be capable of destroying command centers on the United States territory in five minutes, Retired Counter Admiral Vsevolov Khmyrov told reporters on Thursday. Khmyrov said that after withdrawing from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, the US will control… Read on ->

Tags: Russia


Israel nears completion of long-range bunker buster missile

Published 2019-02-21 02:24:19 by News Desk in Middleeast

The new missile, designed by Israeli defense technology firm Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, is capable of targeting high-value, stationary targets as well as targets which change positions in GPS-denied environments. Dubbed simply “Rocks,” the air-to-surface missile can be armed with a penetration warhead or blast explosive warhead depending on whether targets are beneath the surface or above ground. “We… Read on ->

Tags: Israel


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