Recent Turkish air strikes in northern Syria threatened the safety of US military personnel and the escalating situation jeopardized years of progress against Islamic State militants, the Pentagon said on Wednesday.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed Tuesday that Turkey would “soon” unleash a ground operation into Syria against Kurdish targets in defiance of mounting international pressure.
The United States continues to oppose any military action that destabilizes the situation in Syria, a State Department spokesperson said on Monday, adding that Washington has communicated its serious concerns to Ankara over the impact of such an offensive on the goal to fight against Islamic State.
A US military commander on Sunday warned of the danger facing children living in Syria’s Al-Hol displacement camp for ISIS family members after the beheaded bodies of two Egyptian girls were found in the camp’s sewage system on Tuesday, the Christian Post (CP) reports. US Central Command Gen. Michael Kurilla issued his warning after visiting Al-Hol on Thursday.
Airstrikes hit central and coastal regions of Syria early Saturday, killing four soldiers and wounding one, the Syrian military said, blaming Israel for the strikes.
Turkish police have arrested 47 people over the explosion in central Istanbul that left at least eight people dead and 81 others wounded, police said Monday.
Syrian state-controlled media claimed Sunday evening that Israeli forces carried out an airstrike on targets on the outskirts of the city of Homs, in northwest Syria.
Israel was accused Wednesday of carrying out a series of overnight airstrikes on a convoy near the Syria-Iraq border that left at least 10 people dead, including a number of Iranian fighters.
Late night airstrikes in eastern Syria along the border with Iraq targeted Iran-backed militiamen, inflicting casualties, Syrian opposition activists said Wednesday. According to two paramilitary officers in Iraq, some of those killed in the attack were Iranian nationals.
Israel has reportedly warned Syria that it will increase airstrikes on the country if it does not stop collaborating with Iran to smuggle weapons to the Lebanese terror group Hezbollah, the Times of Israel (TOI) reported on Thursday. It has not been confirmed when or how Israel made its threat to Syria.
Syria and Russia have signed an agreement to restore Syria’s Arch of Triumph, an ancient monument that stood at the entrance to a largely destroyed temple used for the worship of Ba’al in the ancient city of Palmyra, Israel365 reports.
The UK- based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which opposes the Assad regime, said Sunday that a strike carried out by Israel on Friday targeted an assembly line for Iranian drones as well as an elite unit of the Hezbollah terror group.
The Israeli military has destroyed about 90% of Iran’s military infrastructure and attempts to entrench itself – with Hezbollah – in Syria, top officials in the defense establishment claimed over the weekend.
Syria says its air defenses have intercepted Israeli missiles over the capital Damascus and the southern region, but there were no immediate reports of casualties.
In an apparent bid to bolster its offensive in Ukraine, Russia has drawn down forces in Syria, including removing an S-300 anti-aircraft system that had posed a major threat to Israeli fighter jets striking Iran-backed Hezbollah targets in the country, the Times of Israel reported Thursday.
A Hamas delegation arrived in Damascus Wednesday for talks with President Bashar Al-Assad in the first such visit since the Palestinian Islamist group severed ties with Syria a decade ago.
Russian missiles crashed into infrastructure targets across Ukraine Tuesday, leaving many without electricity and running water ahead of winter in the wartorn nation.
Political tensions are rising in the Netherlands after the Dutch government decided to accommodate thousands of migrants on cruise ships.
Hungary says persecuted Christians “need help to be given in their homelands,” while those who have fled “must receive help to return.”
The deputy leader of the so-called “Islamic State” in Syria and a senior weapons smuggler were among the targets killed in a pair of military operations in Syrian-government controlled areas in the country’s north.