Sunday, April 14

Syria

Largest US Attack in Syria Since 2019: US Units Kill New IS Leader in Counter-Terror Mission
News, Syria, US

Largest US Attack in Syria Since 2019: US Units Kill New IS Leader in Counter-Terror Mission

The US military took out Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi, the new leader of Islamic State (IS), from Wednesday to Thursday during an operation in northwestern Syria. US President Joe Biden confirmed this on Thursday.   For now, the Americans have not released many details about the mission, but eyewitnesses tell various foreign media that several American helicopters were involved. For example, they would have already landed near the refugee camps in the town of Atmé. During the mission, they came under heavy fire from anti-aircraft fire. It would have been about two hours before the helicopters took off. New IS leader Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi is said to have been disabled at the start of the mission after detonating a bomb. Several members of his family are also said ...
Syria Has Reacted Angrily to A Report Holding It Responsible for Chemical Attacks
News, Syria

Syria Has Reacted Angrily to A Report Holding It Responsible for Chemical Attacks

Syria has reacted angrily to a report holding it responsible for chemical attacks. The State Department accused the international researchers of distorting the truth.   Experts from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) stated this week that the Syrian Air Force targeted al-Lataminah in 2017. It is said that chlorine gas and the nerve agent sarin were used. A bloody civil war has been raging in Syria for a decade. Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad's regime and his ally Russia have consistently denied using chemical weapons. They accuse insurgents of staging such attacks. The Syrian ministry said on Thursday that the OPCW report is "misleading". The truth has been perverted to put the Syrian government in a bad light, the department said. The US previously s...
Russian Troops Enter Raqqa, the Former Capital of IS Group in Syria
News, Russia, Syria

Russian Troops Enter Raqqa, the Former Capital of IS Group in Syria

Today Russian soldiers entered the city of Raqqa in Syria. That city was freed from IS two years ago by Kurdish militia with American help.   Russia is thus filling the military vacuum in Syria following the sudden withdrawal of US soldiers in October. Zvezda TV, the television channel of the Russian army, has spread images of Russian soldiers shaking hands with Syrian children in Raqqa and unloading trucks full of humanitarian aid. According to Moscow, Russian doctors have also been shot in action in Raqqa. That city was for years the "capital" of the terror group IS in Syria but was liberated two years ago by Syrian Kurds with the help of American troops. This happened after months of siege, and the city was largely destroyed. Recently, US President Donald Trump unexpectedly wi...
Bashar al-Assad Threatens to Attack Washington Backed Troops
International, News, Syria

Bashar al-Assad Threatens to Attack Washington Backed Troops

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is threatening attacks against the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), the Arab-Kurdish fighters receiving support from the United States. The first option is a negotiation, but 'if that does not work, we will liberate their territories with violence', Assad said in an interview with the television channel Russia Today.   The Syrian Democratic Forces are governed by the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) and control large regions in the north and east of Syria. They are in the country the main ally of the international coalition led by the US in the fight versus the Islamic State (IS) terrorist movement, says eBuzzFeed. In the past few months, however, there were also regular confrontations with the loyal-loyal Assad troops, including in the oil-ri...