Deir ez-Zor

More Potemkin Indictments From Helsinki’s Would-Be Saboteurs

On Friday — three days before today’s summit meeting between President Trump and Russian President Putin — the boss of Team Mueller, Deputy Attorney …

Conservative View

US Airstrike Kills 54 Civilians Near Abu Kamal in Push to Control Syrian Border

<b>ABU KAMAL, SYRIA –</b> Around midnight on Friday, U.S.-led coalition warplanes in Syria conducted intensive airstrikes near Abu Kamal in the Deir ez-Zor …

Middle East

Tensions Rise Between PYD and Regime Over Kurdish Fighters Arrest

Tensions have been raised between the powerful Democratic Union Party (PYD) militia and regime forces in the northeastern city of Hassakeh when the …

Middle East

US-backed force ousts IS from Syria's Hasakeh province

BEIRUT (AFP) -<p>US-backed fighters have ousted the last Islamic State group jihadists from Syria's northeast province of Hasakeh, the force and a monitor said late Saturday.<p>The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters backed by the Washington-led coalition, have …

Middle East

ISIS Close to Losing Last Pockets in East Syria

ISIS fighters are close to losing their small pockets in east Syria after being besieged in the two provinces of Hasaka and Deir Ezzor, particularly …

Middle East

ISIS Resorts to Sleeper Cells in Syria

ISIS has in the past few weeks become active in Syria, apparently resorting to its sleeper cells in several regions including the so-called Badia, a …

Middle East

Deadly IS attacks in Syria a taste of more to come

Beirut (AFP) - The Islamic State group may have lost most of its territory in Syria but recent deadly attacks against pro-regime fighters are a …

The U.S. Intelligence Mission Targeting North Korea

Shortly after he was sworn in as Director CIA in January of 2017, now-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made some bold moves that put renewed focus on …

North Korea

These are the soldiers pushing out what's left of ISIS in Syria

Almost four years into the American-backed campaign to defeat the Islamic State group in Syria, the jihadi group is all but decimated. It's cornered into a tiny sliver of territory in Eastern Syria.<p>The U.S.-sponsored Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a coalition of Kurdish and Arab militias, has the …

Middle East

Russia Accuses U.S. of Staging Another Chemical Attack in Syria

The Russian military has warned that the United States is helping Syrian rebels stage a chemical weapons attack.

Middle East

IS kills 45 pro-regime fighters in east Syria assault: monitor

BEIRUT (AFP) -<p>An offensive by the Islamic State jihadist group in eastern Syria has left at least 45 pro-regime fighters dead, a monitoring group said Tuesday.<p>IS fighters launched the operation Sunday against Euphrates Valley villages seized last year by government forces and their allies, and have …

Middle East

Islamic State 'kills four Russian soldiers in Syria'

Russian defence ministry says ‘terrorists’ wounded five others in Deir ez-Zor<p>A clash with “terrorists” in eastern Syria resulted in the deaths of four Russian soldiers, Russia’s defence ministry said on Sunday.<p>Russian and Syrian government troops and pro-government gunmen have been fighting members …

Middle East

Russian soldiers killed in attack in Syria

Thirty-five pro syrian government soldiers, including nine russians, have been killed in an attack according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.<p>Earlier on Sunday the Russian Defence Ministry had put out a statement saying that four russian soldiers had been killed when several rebel groups …

Middle East

IS attack claims 26 Syria regime, 9 Russia fighters

At least 26 Syrian regime forces and nine Russian fighters were killed in an Islamic State (IS) group attack earlier this week in Syria's eastern …

Middle East

26 Syria regime forces, 9 Russia fighters killed in IS attack

At least 26 Syrian regime forces and nine Russian fighters were killed in an Islamic State group attack earlier this week in Syria's eastern desert, …

Middle East

26 Syria regime, 9 Russia fighters killed in IS attack: monitor

BEIRUT (AFP) -<p>At least 26 Syrian regime forces and nine Russian fighters were killed in an Islamic State group attack earlier this week in Syria's eastern desert, a monitor said Sunday.<p>The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the jihadists had targeted a group of Syrian and allied Russian …

Middle East

Four Russian Military Personnel Killed in Syria's Deir Ezzor

Four Russian military personnel were killed in fighting in eastern Syria's Deir Ezzor province, Interfax news agency reported on Sunday, citing the …

Middle East

Syria reports US-Coalition strikes on military positions

US denies reports from Syria and Hezbollah on strikes in Deir ez-Zor region; Strikes reported on 2 Syrian army posts and near energy installation …

Middle East

65 ISIS Commanders Trapped in East Euphrates

Clashes stopped on Tuesday between the Syrian Democratic Forces, a US-backed alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters, and ISIS militants around axes in …

Middle East

I predicted 2018 would offer hope for Syrians – but I was painfully wrong

The notion that the Syrian civil war is ebbing is dangerously misplaced. More people fled violence inside the country than anywhere else on the …

Middle East

US Reportedly Sets Up New Military Base in Syria's Deir ez-Zor

The US build-up of its military presence in Syria comes amid reports of the creation of new military bases across the war-weary Arab nation.<p>Iran’s …

Syrian Army Launches Massive Assault In Western Deir Ez-Zor

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched a massive assault in western Deir ez-Zor, Monday, May 7, targeting the Islamic State’s (IS) large pocket in the …

Middle East

Fighting Between U.S.’ Allies Reveals 'Mines' East of the Euphrates

An armed clash occurred in the Deir-ez-Zor countryside over the last two days, which contained many indicators of the likely ethnic, tribal and …

Russia set to showcase new robo-tank at Moscow Victory Day parade

Russia will showcase its new “Uran-9” robo-tank at the Victory Day parade in Moscow on Wednesday.<p>The “Uran-9” has already been used by Russian forces in Syria, according to Russia’s Defense Ministry. The tank is armed with anti-tank guided missiles, 30-mm automatic cannon and 7.62-mm machine gun, …

Russia

East Euphrates: Fighting Among Washington Allies

A clash that occurred in Deir Ezzor in the past two days held several indicators on possible ethnic, tribal and political complications in the coming …

Middle East

US-backed forces clash with Syrian regime backed pro-Iranian militias

The US-led Coalition that partners with the SDF in the war on Islamic State said it could confirm that the attack took place in the morning.<p>><br>• ><p>The …

Middle East

Syrian Army Clashes with US-backed Forces, Kills Six Fighters

The Syrian army units clashed on Sunday with the US-backed alliance in the east of the country, killing six alliance fighters, according to media …

Israeli army reveals images allegedly showing Iran's involvement in Syria

Satellite images released Tuesday by Israeli Defense Forces show the scope of the military relationship between Iran and Syria.<p>The satellite images show several Syrian military bases that are used by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards forces, which the IDF's said helps illustrate the threats imposed …

Middle East

Russian investigative reporter dies after fall, and some fear foul play

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Russian reporter known for his investigations into Russian mercenaries in Syria died after a fall from his apartment in the city of Yekaterinburg, raising fresh concern about threats to independent journalists.<p>Maxim Borodin fell from his fifth-floor apartment and died Sunday, according to …

Russia

Russian Investigative Journalist Dies After Fall From Balcony

A Russian investigative journalist, who recently wrote about the deaths of Russian mercenaries in Syria, has died after falling from his 50th-floor …

Journalism