Syria

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

Syria civil war: World powers agree ‘cessation of hostilities’ in a week’s time

However, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said a cessation of hostilities will only succeed if Russia stops air strikes against the “opposition” (i.e. Western backed proxies)

Russia raises spectre of permanent or ‘world war’ if Syria talks fail

Russian Prime Minister Medvedev has warned of “a new world war” if talks over Syria fail to reach an agreement

Putin’s Aleppo Gamble Pays Off

The war is far from over, but it’s beginning to look like Putin’s gamble is going to pay off after all.

Jeremy Salt on Anti-Syria Propaganda Escalation

Jeremy Salt on Anti-Syria Propaganda Escalation

As the Syrian offensive against ISIS gains ground, Western propaganda against Syria mounts in parallel

Prime Minister of Turkey Declares Intention To “Protect” Aleppo

Revealing precisely where Turkey stands in the fight against Islamic State (otherwise referred to as ISIS, ISIL or Daesh)

Some families have ended up in squalid refugee camps on the Syrian border with Turkey

Inside the City of the Damned

A devastating dispatch from Aleppo where crucially, many refugees are fleeing the destruction being wrought by the Western-backed Free Syrian Army

A civil defense team member stands on the debris of a building after a suspected Russian airstrike in Aleppo, Syria on Feb. 5, 2016

The Syria War Will Not Be a Quagmire — Because Putin and Assad Are Winning

Supported by Russia and Iran the Syrian Army is on its way to securing a decisive victory. One that the U.S. and Europe may find hard to swallow

An Exasperated John Kerry Throws In Towel On Syria: “What Do You Want Me To Do, Go To War With The Russians?!”

Has the U.S. abandoned plans to oust Assad?

UAE says ready to send ground troops to Syria

United Arab Emirates ready to join Saudi Arabia and Qatar and deploy troops on the ground in Syria

Pro Assad forces celebrate breaking an ISIS siege of Aleppo. Click to enlarge

As Syria rebels face rout, allies Saudi, Turkey may send troops

The prospect of the war in Syria escalating and spreading looms large as Saudi Arabia and Turkey consider direct intervention to save their proxies.

Iraqi migrant rapes a 10-year-old boy at a swimming pool in Vienna

Authorities are obviously trying to bury stories like this. Police didn’t initially release details of the incident, which occurred early in December and it only emerged through Facebook

After entering Aleppo with Russia’s help, the Syrian army may set its sights on Raqqa

Having lost up to 60,000 soldiers in five years of fighting, the Syrian Army has scored its greatest victory yet. Robert Fisk explains

Not ISIS but Saudi security forces on parade in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Click to enlarge

Saudi Arabia ready to send ground troops to Syria, official says

The announcement came shortly after Russia said it suspects Turkey of planning a military invasion of Syria. Does Saudi Arabia plan to assist Turkey?

Bashar al-Assad’s Syria battlefield breakthrough threatens new wave of refugees

Note the implication being that Assad is behind the flight of Syrian refugees. Not the covert Western-Saudi-Zionist backing for various extremist groups that has precipitated their flight

Russia says it suspects Turkey of preparing incursion in Syria

Is Turkey preparing to go to aid beleaguered Syrian militants who under assault from the Syrian Army supported by Russian air strikes?

Syrian government forces in the village of Tal Jabin, north of the embattled city of Aleppo

Syrian talks suspended as regime Russia hit rebels hard

Peace talks suspended after Syrian government forces secure major battlefield gains near Aleppo

German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a news conference in Berlin July 18, 2014. Click to enlarge

Germany’s Merkel says refugees must return home once war is over

Trouble is there no is prospect of the “war” they allegedly fled ending soon. And Merkel knows this

War in Syria: Russia’s ‘rustbucket’ military delivers a hi-tech shock to West and Israel

Russia’s performance in Syria forces dramatic reassessment of its military capability

Strikes on east Syrian town kill 63, including children – monitor

We’ve no doubt that these latest claims, uncorroborated and unconfirmed, from a suspected disinformation outlet will be echoed extensively across the Western corporate media

In this photo taken Monday, June 23, 2014, fighters of the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) parade in a commandeered Iraqi security forces armored vehicle down a main road at the northern city of Mosul, Iraq, more than two weeks after ISIL took over the country's second largest city. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned Mideast nations on Wednesday against taking new military action in Iraq that might heighten already-tense sectarian divisions, as reports surfaced that Syria launched airstrikes across the border and Iran has been flying surveillance drones over the neighboring country. (AP Photo)

The Pentagon Has No Clue How Many Weapons It Has Lost to ISIS

Given the numerous reports of the US and its allies aiding ISIS, this Mother Jones report amounts to a cover story. We explains why