Syrian Troops Force US Convoy to Retreat in Northeast Syria

The incident is but the latest in a series of tense but mostly non-violent confrontations between Syrian civilians and troops and US occupation forces in oil-rich northeastern Syria. Syrian Army troops manning a security checkpoint outside the town of Tell Tamer in western al-Hasakah province intercepted a convoy of US armoured vehicles on Wednesday and…

Syria: Revelations About UK Media Operations Challenge Narratives of War

Mark Curtis Jaysh al-Islam forces hold a position on the outskirts of Aleppo, Syria, in 2015 (AFP) British government effectively ran Syrian opposition groups’ media offices, countering the notion that the UK has not played a significant role in the conflict Documents obtained by investigative journalist Ian Cobain at Middle East Eye provide details of…

Iran: Powerful and Determined

Andre VltchekI refuse to describe Iran as a victim. It is not. It is one of the most influential and strong-minded nations on Earth. When facing mortal danger, its people unite, harden themselves and get ready to face invaders, no matter how threatening they might be. Iran is home to one of the oldest and…

Syrian Authorities Foil Plot to Smuggle Hundreds of Ancient Artifacts Out of Country

Sputnik-Middle EastContaining some of the oldest continuously inhabited communities in the world, including half-a-dozen major World Heritage sites, Syria’s ancient architectural and archeological treasures have suffered gravely during the long war. Authorities in Syria have foiled a major criminal operation engaged in the smuggling of small, highly valuable ancient artifacts out of Syria, Daraa Antiquities…

Syrian Forces Demine 3.7 Acres of Land Over Past 24 Hours

Sputnik-Middle East Syrian military engineers have diffused 33 explosive devices over the past 24 hours, having demined 1.5 hectares (3.7 acres) of land, the Russian Defence Ministry said on Thursday. “Engineering units of the armed forces of the Syrian Arab Republic performed mine clearance tasks in Duma, Jasim, and Al Harah (Daraa province) over the…

Iraq in the Balance Between Iran and the USA

Elijah J. Magnier Iran and the US have been at war since 1979, when the “Islamic Republic” took power. This war will continue as long as the US seeks to defeat Iran, which in turn seeks to force the US out of the Middle East. Occasionally, the war manifests as direct clashes between the two…

Turkish Forces Shell Mara’anaz Village in Aleppo Northern Countryside

13 May، 2020 Aleppo, SANA Turkish occupation forces targeted on Wednesday the civilians and their properties in a number of regions in Aleppo northern countryside. SANA reporter quoted local sources as saying that the Turkish occupation forces and their mercenaries of terrorist groups launched a number of missile shells on the houses of citizens in…