Syria

Where the “War on Terror” has transformed into a war of terror funded and supported by the West against Syria’s President Assad

The latest escalation in Syria – what is really going on?

The latest escalation in Syria – what is really going on?

As we edge toward full-blown conflict with Russia in Syria the Saker reflects on recent events

The US seems keener to strike at Syria’s Assad than it does to destroy Isis

It is significant that the West is more outraged at the use of gas – it blames the Assad regime for this, of course – than at the continued cruelty of Isis. Why?

WHITE HELMETS: Severed Heads of Syrian Soldiers Paraded as Trophies – Endorsed by Channel 4

WHITE HELMETS: Severed Heads of Syrian Soldiers Paraded as Trophies – Endorsed by Channel 4

The have a bloody record. So why, asks Vanessa Beeley, is Channel 4 TV endorsing them? Contains graphic footage

Downing of drones in Syria threatens to draw U.S., Iran further into war

Although Islamic State may be facing defeat on the battlefield, the Syrian conflict may be far from over. Instead of winding down it could soon escalate as the U.S. and its allies seek to contain “Iranian expansionism”

US shoots down second Iran-made armed drone over Syria in 12 days

As Isis is dislodged from its current strongholds and outside powers compete for control of the vacated territory, the potential for clashes has escalated rapidly

Zolfaqar missile unveiled at a parade in Tehran last year. Click to enlarge

Iran Says Its First Known Ballistic Missile Strike in Syria Sends Message to USA

Beyond its obvious military impact, Iran’s recent missile strike on terrorists in Syria was also intended as a warning to those covertly supporting them

ISIL's Senior Commander, 360 Terrorists Killed in IRGC Missile Strikes in Deir Ezzur

ISIL’s Senior Commander, 360 Terrorists Killed in IRGC Missile Strikes in Deir Ezzur

Senior Islamic State commander and at least 360 terrorists were killed in Iran’s missile strike on Sunday

Iran IRGC missile strike Dayr al-Zawr Syria terrorist HQ

Video of missile launch in western Iran to ISIS command centre in Syria. In Farsi with footage from Iranian drone taken as the missiles hit their targets

An F/A-18E Super Hornet takes off from the flight deck of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier. Click to enlarge

Russia warns it will ‘treat US planes as targets’ after jet shot down

The U.S. ignored established proceedures to avoid such incindents, says Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov: “What is this if not an act of aggression?”

A handout photo from Iranian state TV showing the Zolfaqar missile launch. Click to enlarge

Iran targets ‘terrorists’ in missile strike on Isis-held Syrian town

Tehran claims to have killed “a large number of terrorists” with missiles fired from western Iran onto ISIS command centre in eastern Syria. Includes video

Russia Accuses U.S. of Deploying Missiles against Syrian Army

Russia Accuses U.S. of Deploying Missiles against Syrian Army

With the shooting down a Syrian jet Sunday it does indeed look as if the U.S. mobile missile systems were deployed for use against the Syrian Army

Updated: U.S. warplane downs Syrian army jet in Raqqa province

US fighter shoots down Syrian SU-22. America claims the plane was bombing “Coalition” forces. Syria says it was targeting Islamic State fighters

Iran fires missiles at militant groups in eastern Syria

In response to recent twin terror attacks in Tehran, which left 18 dead, Iran laumches missile strikes on militants in eastern Syria

US President Donald Trump sits down for lunch with troops during a visit to the US Central Command  at MacDill Air Force Base on February 6, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.
Trump on Monday paid his first visit to US Central Command, meeting officers who will form the tip of the spear in implementing his new strategy to defeat the Islamic State group. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN

The US risks war with Iran in eastern Syria

Some in Washington hope the US can cut off Iran’s regional influence in eastern Syria, but that’s a recipe for endless war

Russia ‘may have killed Isil leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’ in airstrike near Raqqa

There have been similar claims in the past but officials said they were checking reports that Baghdadi was killed in a Russian airstrike

Video Emerges Of US Allowing ISIS Fighters To Escape Safely in Syria

Video Emerges Of US Allowing ISIS Fighters To Escape Safely in Syria

Russia and Iran have accused the U.S. of colluding with the militants. Allowing them safe passage into Syrian government controlled areas

'Staggering' Civilian Deaths From U.S.-Led Air Strikes in Raqqa: U.N.

‘Staggering’ Civilian Deaths From U.S.-Led Air Strikes in Raqqa: U.N.

Using White Phosphorus munitions, U.S. led coalition reportedly inflicts heavy civilian casualties in its assault on the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa.

Syria Summary – The End Of The War Is Now In Sight

Moon of Alabama looks at recent developments in Syria

Former French Foreign Minister Roland Dumas: The British prepared for war in Syria 2 years before the eruption of the crisis

Former French Foreign Minister Roland Dumas: The British prepared for war in Syria 2 years before the eruption of the crisis

Almost four years old but still highly relevant. In French with English subtitles

The US takes Syria’s Al-Qaeda off Terror Watch-lists

Is this so Syria’s Al-Qaeda affiliate, formerly known as al-Nusra, can do America’s dirty work unhindered by scrutiny?