Posts Tagged ‘Bashar al-Assad’

Islamic State militants ‘lose 22%’ of territory

(Media Release) A new analysis suggests so-called Islamic State (IS) militants have lost 22% of the territory they held in Syria and Iraq over the past 14 months. The data was compiled by research company IHS. It also estimates that IS has lost 40% of its revenue – much of it from oil – after […]

Isis executes 8 Dutch members who tried to desert

(Media Release) Isis has killed eight Dutch members after they allegedly tried to desert the jihadist group, Syrian activists said on Monday. “Isis executed 8 Dutch fighters on Friday, 26 of Feb, after fights with Iraqi leaders in Raqqa and they arrested more Dutch fighters,” Abu Mohammed, a member of the citizen journalist group Raqqa […]

MP urges intl probe into US cyberattacks on other nations

(Media Release) Russian MP Robert Shlegel believes the OSCE and UN must investigate a recent US congressman’s confession to participating in the CIA’s electronic operations against Russia, as such attacks violate the 2015 UN resolution on cyber security. ( The lawmaker was commenting on the words of former CIA operator-turned-Republican Congressman Will Hurd, who said in […]

Missiles hit hospital in Syrian town

(Media Release) Missiles hit hospital in Syrian town At least 14 civilians were killed when missiles hit a children’s hospital, a school and other locations in the rebel-held Syrian town of Azaz near the Turkish border, a medic and two residents say. They say at least five missiles hit the hospital in the town centre […]

Syria war pause plan agreed by world powers

(Media Release) World powers have agreed to seek a nationwide “cessation of hostilities” in Syria to begin in a week’s time, after talks in Munich, Germany. The halt will not apply to the battle against jihadist groups Islamic State (IS) and al-Nusra Front. The 17-member International Syria Support Group (ISSG) also agreed to accelerate and […]

How President Putin is getting what he wants in Syria

(Media Release) Viewed from the West, Russia’s President, Vladimir Putin, is in the diplomatic dog-house. His annexation of Crimea and military involvement in eastern Ukraine broke the settled pattern of post-Cold War relations in Europe. The Russian military’s increasingly aggressive patrolling and exercises on the margins of Nato have raised genuine concerns – even in […]

Saudi won’t dare send troops to Syria: Iran

(Media Release) Saudi Arabia wouldn’t dare send ground troops to war-torn Syria, the chief of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards said Saturday, after Riyadh opened up the possibility of such a deployment. The Sunni-ruled kingdom, Iran’s regional rival, has said it could “contribute positively” if the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group in […]

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