02 Nov 2020

Russian Airstrikes Kill Dozens of Turkey-Backed Fighters in Syria, Rebels Say

On Monday, Russian airstrikes killed dozens of Turkey-backed fighters in the region of northwestern Syria. This escalation of violence may risk the ceasefire implemented between the two countries. According to local media sources, a Russian aircraft launched from Syria’s Hmeimim Airbase, conducting one raid firing three ordinances at a training

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23 Oct 2020

Afghan Airstrike Targeting Taliban Kills 12 Children as Peace Talks Stall

On Thursday, local officials reported that an Afghan airstrike targeting the Taliban accidentally killed 12 children in a school building. The Afghan government has been combatting a wave of Taliban attacks threatening Kabul and its ability to maintain security following the withdrawal of US troops. Although the Afghan Ministry of

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06 Feb 2020

Iraqi officials say Baghdad wants to minimize reliance on US

Two senior Iraqi military officials have reported that the Iraqi government ordered its military not to seek assistance from US forces in operations against ISIS. Tensions between Washington and Baghdad have risen after a US-led airstrike in Iran that killed a top Iranian general and an Iraqi militia commander. Although

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09 Jan 2020

Trump Signals No Further Military Strikes After Iran’s Attack

In a Wednesday address to the nation, President Donald Trump indicated that the United States will not pursue military action against Iran. President Trump’s remarks follow Tuesday night’s Iranian missile attack against two US and coalition bases in Iraq. Fortunately, US and allied forces suffered no casualties and sustained “minimal

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08 Jan 2020

Iran Fires on U.S. Forces at 2 Bases in Iraq, Calling It ‘Fierce Revenge’

Iran has launched fifteen ballistic missiles at American military and coalition forces, targeting two American military bases in Iraq estimated to hold 1,500 personnel. US military forces have reported no casualties so far, however, the Iranian media claims the strikes rendered around 80 American casualties. Wednesday’s missile attack is the

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03 Jan 2020

U.S. Strike Ordered by Trump Kills Key Iranian Military Leader in Baghdad

Tensions between Washington and Tehran have skyrocketed after US President Trump ordered an airstrike that killed Major General Qassem Soleimani, leader of the foreign wing of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Gaurd Corps. The US airstrike also killed top Iraqi paramilitary commander Abu Mahdi al-Mohandes as the pair were traveling to Baghdad

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29 Dec 2019

U.S. strikes in Iraq and Syria target Iranian-backed militia, Pentagon says

The US military announced that it has launched strikes on five facilities in Iraq and Syria allegedly under the control of a militia backed by Iran called Kitaeb Hezbollah. The Pentagon stated on Sunday that the strikes were a result of repeated assaults by the militia and the death of

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13 Nov 2019

Islamic Jihad leader killed in Israeli air strike

On Tuesday, an Israeli airstrike killed a senior commander of the Gaza Strip Islamic Jihad militant group. Palestinian Health Ministry Officials stated the senior commander was one of ten people killed in the airstrike. In Damascus, the son of Islamic Jihad leader Akram al-Ajouri was also killed by an Israeli

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