ran has reportedly invested tens of billions of dollars in building an aerial defense network in war-torn Syria by deploying personnel and equipment, an unknown intelligence source from a nation allied to the United States told Newsweek.
The statements by the arrested terror suspects clearly revealed that they had received instructions from the northern Syrian city of Manbij, or, in other words, from the PKK/YPG terrorist organization.
urkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan recently disclosed Turkey’s intention to launch a new military operation along the country’s southern border to eliminate terrorist elements and strongholds of the YPG, the PKK’s Syrian offshoot.
n April 2022, I had the opportunity to visit northern Syria, Azaz and Idlib, which locals define as liberated both from the PKK terror and from the tyranny of Bashar al-Assad since Turkey's military operations in 2016.
ollowing the First Gulf War, the foreign ministers of Syria, Egypt, and the six members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), namely Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), met in Damascus and agreed on a new security cooperation initiative for the Gulf which came to be known as the “Damascus Declaration.
ambassador to Syria, said in a webinar that the United States under the Biden administration could deploy more troops to Eastern Syria, that withdrawal of troops is not subject to consideration, and that there will be a continued U.
he most recent major and public act of racism Syrian refugees faced in Lebanon, dates to December 27, 2020, when hundreds of them—75 families according to local news—had to flee for their lives from a makeshift camp in the Miniyeh region near the northern coastal city of Tripoli after their tents were set alight.
he way forward in north east Syria wasn’t so clear until in early November Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke with Russia’s Vladimir Putin over the phone to hash out the details of a ceasefire agreement in Nagorno Karbakh.
If Blinken is confirmed for the position by the Senate--and there is every reason to believe that his centrist foreign policy worldview and his frequently resorted to faith in the use of force will endear him to Senate Republicans, ensuring a quick and smooth confirmation with bipartisan support--what would his stewardship of the State Department mean for US policy toward three key countries in the Middle East?
Blinken on Syria
The nearly decade-long civil war in Syria has generated the largest displaced persons crisis in the world, with more than 6.