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The Geopolitics Behind Race For Eastern Syria

With the war on the Islamic State (IS) in full swing, the race for eastern Syria is on, with regional and international players jockeying for position in the desert areas stretching from north to south, in the direction of the Iraqi borders. Forces backed regionally and internationally are fighting for the precious span of desert. […]

Syrian Rebel Commander – 150 US Troops At Al-Tanf Base

Given its location on the Syrian-Iraqi-Jordanian border triangle, al-Tanf military base is perceived to be strategic for the US-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS), and also a red line. The military base has been used as a facility to train Maghawir al-Thawra (Revolutionary Commando Army), which was founded in May 2015 and trained in […]

Syrian Rebel Commander: 150 US Troops At Al-Tanf Base

Given its location on the Syrian-Iraqi-Jordanian border triangle, al-Tanf military base is perceived to be strategic for the US-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS), and also a red line. The military base has been used as a facility to train Maghawir al-Thawra (Revolutionary Commando Army), which was founded in May 2015 and trained in […]

Russia’s Syria Strategy Hinges on Jordan

Initial coverage said Trump’s revelations might have endangered an Israeli spy embedded with the Islamic State. However, more recent reports by Al Jazeera suggest that a Jordanian might have been the source of the critical security information, throwing a shadow on the much-trumpeted alliance between Moscow and Amman and their readiness to coordinate on Syria. […]

The Forgotten Syrian Secrets of The Golan Heights

Fifty years have passed since the Golan Heights was seized from the Syrians, and 36 years since it was annexed and made officially part of Israel. But a visit there reveals that contrary to what one might think, there is still a wealth of testimony to Syria’s past presence. The most significant evidence is actually […]

The Forgotten Syrian Secrets Of The Golan Heights

Fifty years have passed since the Golan Heights was seized from the Syrians, and 36 years since it was annexed and made officially part of Israel. But a visit there reveals that contrary to what one might think, there is still a wealth of testimony to Syria’s past presence. The most significant evidence is actually […]

Russia’s Syria Strategy Hinges On Jordan

Initial coverage said Trump’s revelations might have endangered an Israeli spy embedded with the Islamic State. However, more recent reports by Al Jazeera suggest that a Jordanian might have been the source of the critical security information, throwing a shadow on the much-trumpeted alliance between Moscow and Amman and their readiness to coordinate on Syria. […]

US Starts Providing Weapons to Syrian Kurds

The United States said on Tuesday it started distributing arms to Syrian Kurdish militia battling to help retake the city of Raqqa from the Islamic State group (IS), moving ahead with a war plan that has angered NATO ally Turkey. Pentagon spokesman Major Adrian Rankine-Galloway said the Kurdish fighters received small arms and vehicles from […]

Turkey Blasts US For ‘Extremely Dangerous’ Arming of Kurds in Syria

The US’ decision to arm Kurdish fighters in Syria is an “extremely dangerous” mistake that should be reversed, Turkey’s foreign minister has said. Earlier on Tuesday, the US announced that it was starting to deliver weapons to the Syrian Kurdish militia. “Such steps are extremely dangerous for Syria’s unity and territorial integrity,” Turkish Foreign Minister […]

US Starts Providing Weapons To Syrian Kurds

The United States said on Tuesday it started distributing arms to Syrian Kurdish militia battling to help retake the city of Raqqa from the Islamic State group (IS), moving ahead with a war plan that has angered NATO ally Turkey. Pentagon spokesman Major Adrian Rankine-Galloway said the Kurdish fighters received small arms and vehicles from […]

Turkey Blasts US For ‘Extremely Dangerous’ Arming of Kurds In Syria

The US’ decision to arm Kurdish fighters in Syria is an “extremely dangerous” mistake that should be reversed, Turkey’s foreign minister has said. Earlier on Tuesday, the US announced that it was starting to deliver weapons to the Syrian Kurdish militia. “Such steps are extremely dangerous for Syria’s unity and territorial integrity,” Turkish Foreign Minister […]

Putin Against Creation of Separate State in Northern Syria, Erdoğan Says

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that he is opposed to the idea of a separate [Kurdish] state in northern Syria, confirmed President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Thursday on his return from a state visit to Russia’s Sochi. “Putin said, ‘establishing a Kurdish state in northern Syria would disturb Turkey, we are aware of that.’ We […]

Syria Fully Supports Russian Safe Zones Initiative: Foreign Ministry

Damascus says it fully supports a Russian proposal for the establishment of de-escalation zones in Syria, in an initiative meant to boost the ceasefire in the Arab country and facilitate the progress of peace talks between the warring sides. Late Wednesday, Syria’s official news agency SANA cited a Foreign Ministry source as saying that Damascus […]

Russia, Iran, Turkey Sign Agreement on Creation of Syria Safe Zones

Ceasefire guarantor states Russia, Iran and Turkey have adopted a memorandum on the creation of four security zones in Syria, during peace talks in the Kazakh capital of Astana. The de-escalation zones were earlier proposed by Russia. They are aimed at separating extremist groups, including Islamic State terrorists (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) and Jabhat al-Nusra (Al-Nusra […]

The US Supplies Weapons To Al Qaeda in Syria, via Bulgaria?

Inside Syria Media Center has conducted an investigation to expose a U.S.-backed of weapon supplies to the al-Qaeda group in Syria. The suppliers list starts with U.S. companies Chemring and its affiliate Chemring Ordinance which previous year signed a contract with the American government and received $47 million in accordance with the Non-Standard Equipment and […]