Assad’s forces bomb Deraa for the first time in a year

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Government helicopters dropped barrel bombs on the city of Deraa on Monday for the first time in nearly a year, a rebel and a war monitor said, extending an assault in southwest Syria. Along with the barrel bombs - containers stuffed with explosives - the helicopters dropped leaflets

Arab coalition forces accuses Iran led Houthis of targeting Yemeni civilians

(Arab News) JEDDAH: Fighting spread to civilian areas of Hodeidah on Wednesday as coalition forces drove toward the port area after driving the last Iran-backed Houthi militias out of the city’s airport. Coalition spokesman Col. Turki Al-Maliki said they had fully recaptured the airport and were now destroying nearby Houthi fortifications.

Yemen’s army advances towards Hodeidah

(Arab News)DUBAI: Yemen’s army, supported by Saudi-led Arab coalition, continued their advance towards the center of Hodeidah province. The website of the Yemeni Ministry of Defense, citing sources on the ground, said the army launched attacks on sites held by the Iran-backed Houthi militia in the area of Durahmi. The sources said

U.S. led strikes against ISIS in Raqqa may have broken international law

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Attacks by the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State in the Syrian city of Raqqa last year may have broken international law by endangering the lives of civilians, rights group Amnesty International said on Tuesday. During its campaign to recapture the group's Syrian capital, the coalition did not take