Russia resumed air strikes against insurgents in Idlib province

By: Middle East Affairs On Wednesday, the RIA news agency reported: "Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said that any Russian military action in Syria tried to minimise civilian casualties and was precisely targeted." According to a Syrian rebel and a war monitor, Russia resumed air strikes against insurgents in the rebel-held

Assad’s forces escalate their attacks in the southwest

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian government forces pounded rebel-held areas of the southwest with artillery on Thursday, in a steady escalation by President Bashar al-Assad who has vowed to win back the area bordering Jordan and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 12,500 civilians had fled the

Syria and Iraq announce 22 dead, 12 injured by U.S. strike

(AFP) BEIRUT: Iraqi Shiite forces and Syria accused Monday the United States of hitting their troops inside Syria with an airstrike, a charge the US denied but which ratcheted up tensions in the area nonetheless. Iraq’s Iran-backed Popular Mobilization Forces, the units’ umbrella organization, said in a statement that US aircraft