29 Jun 2021

Iran-Backed Militias Fire Rockets in New Attack Aimed at U.S. Forces

Yesterday night, US troops in northeast Syria came under rocket fire after Iran-backed militias vowed revenge for US airstrikes earlier that day. The retaliation may be a sign that the fighting is evolving into a sustained confrontation. A spokesman for the US-led coalition stated that multiple rockets had been fired

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22 Apr 2021

Syrian air-defence missile lands near Israeli nuclear site

A Syrian anti-aircraft missile has allegedly landed just 20 miles from a secret Israeli nuclear site located in southern Israel. According to the Israeli military, the missile was one of several that were fired towards an Israeli aircraft. Warning sirens allegedly went off at the facility before a large explosion

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09 Mar 2021

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his wife Asma test positive for Covid-19

In a statement made to the public on Monday, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad announced that he and his wife had tested positive for Covid-19. According to the president’s office, the pair are in stable condition and are planning on self-isolating for two or three weeks. Syria has recorded more than

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24 Feb 2021

In world first, Germany convicts Syrian regime officer of crimes against humanity

A former syrian regime officer was convicted of crimes against humanity by a German court on Tuesday. This was the first-ever trial of people linked to the government in Damascus. The German city of Koblenz’s court charged Eyad al-Gharib for aiding crimes against humanity and sentenced to four and a

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18 Nov 2020

Israel strikes ‘Iranian military sites’ in Syria after bombs found in Golan

Israel has launched airstrikes against what it calls Iranian military targets in Syria. The strikes come just days after Israel allegedly discovered explosive devices in Golan Heights, which is currently occupied by Israel. A Syrian state news agency reported that a number of missiles were downed, saying that three Syrian

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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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04 Aug 2020

Israel Strikes Syrian Military Sites After It Reported Foiling Border Attack

Just one day after Israel reportedly foiled a Syrian militant attack plan, the country has allegedly struck a number of targets in northern Syria that are known military locations on Monday. Israel claims the move was a response to the failed attack on Israeli territory the day prior. According to

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03 Aug 2020

Israel Says It Thwarted Attack Along Its Border with Syria

The Israeli military has claimed to have shut down an attempted attack along its border with Syria. Israeli soldiers claim they fired at four individuals planting explosive devices along the border. Tensions have been increasing over the past several weeks between Israel and the Lebanese based militant group, Hezbollah. According

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01 May 2020

Germany opens landmark trial of Syrian regime officers accused of crimes against humanity

Yesterday, Germany began a landmark trial of Colonel Anwar Raslan, a former high ranking Syrian regime officer who is on trial for overseeing the torture of thousands of prisoners. Raslan worked for Syrian intelligence services before defecting in 2012, a year before the beginning of the Syrian civil war. Raslan

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16 Mar 2020

Syrian war, rumbling into 10th year, still has global impact

Ten years after the Syrian war started, the conflict in Syria still has a global impact as Turkish and Syrian troops clash in the northwestern province of Idlib, Syria. As the news is taken over by pandemic reports and news updates, it is important to remember the instability that persists

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