20 May 2019

Syrian Government Starts Campaign to Retake Last Opposition Stronghold of Idlib

Supported by Russia and Iran, the Syrian army has launched a final push for Idlib Province, the last province in Syria still controlled by opposition forces. It therefore seems more certain than ever that the Syrian civil war, which began in 2011, will be decided in favor of president Bashar

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30 Apr 2019

Isis leader Baghdadi appears in video for first time in five years

A little over a week after Islamic State suicide bombers killed hundreds of people in churches and hotels across Sri Lanka, a new propaganda video of the terror group has surfaced, showing leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi for the first time in five years. In the brief video, al-Baghdadi acknowledges that

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27 Mar 2019

Russia Regularly Spoofs Regional GPS

Extensive research by the Center for Advanced Defense (C4ADS) has found evidence that Russia has spoofed global positioning data of the global navigation satellite system (GNSS) on almost 10,000 different occasions over the last three years. Ships and autonomous vehicle systems rely on GNSS for navigation. The findings of the

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27 Mar 2019

Trump’s Golan proclamation gathers international condemnation

US adversaries and allies on Tuesday were united in their condemnation of US President Donald Trump’s Monday decision to officially recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, a territory that Israel captured from Syria in the 1967 Six-day War. At a meeting of the United Nations (UN) Security Council, the

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26 Mar 2019

SDF calls for international tribunal to try ISIS members in Syria

In the wake of its victory over ISIS in Syria, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Monday asked the international community to establish a special tribunal in Syria for the prosecution of “terrorists”. The SDF stated that such a tribunal would allow for trials against Islamic State fighters to

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25 Mar 2019

ISIS defeated in final Syria victory: SDF

After weeks of battle, a spokesman of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Saturday finally issued a declaration of victory over Islamic State in Baghouz, the last village in Syria that was still under ISIS control. Analysts have warned that the defeat of ISIS in Syria is far from

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22 Mar 2019

U.S.-backed Syrian force still battling Islamic State

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Thursday night continued to fight ISIS militants around Baghouz, the Islamic State’s last enclave in Syria. Even though the SDF has conquered most of Baghouz, and the defeat of ISIS in Syria has seemed imminent for days, an unknown number of remaining fighters

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22 Mar 2019

Syria vows to recover Golan as Trump policy shift draws criticism

On Thursday, President Trump broke with years of US diplomacy by Tweeting that it was time for the US “to fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights” saying that the Syrian territory that was occupied by Israel in the 1967 Six-day War “is of critical strategic and security importance”

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21 Mar 2019

Victory over Islamic State to be announced after enclave searched: SDF

Contrary to U.S. President Donald Trump’s Wednesday night claim that Islamic State’s last “tiny spot” of territory in Syria would be “gone by tonight”, US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces on Thursday said that ISIS had not yet been defeated. Victory appears to be imminent though, for while the SDF denied the

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21 Mar 2019

Anatomy of a ‘caliphate’: The rise and fall of ISIS

As people in Syria and across the globe await the imminent defeat of ISIS in Syria, analysts are already speculating about the future of the terror group. One thing that most experts agree one, is that after the fall of Baghouz, the Islamic State’s last enclave on Syrian territory, ISIS

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