Syria

Syrian Kurds Suspend Anti-ISIS Operations to Brace for Turkish Invasion

Gen. Mazloum Abdi – top military commander for the Kurdish-led, U.S.-allied Syrian Defense Forces (SDF) – said on Wednesday his alliance must suspend operations against the resurgent Islamic State in order to prepare for a potentially massive Turkish invasion that could put hundreds of American troops in Syria at risk.

Syrian National Army conduct military drill in Afrin district liberated by the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) and Syrian National Army from PKK, (listed as a terrorist organization by Turkiye, the U.S. and the EU), and YPG, (which Turkiye regards as a terror group) in Aleppo, Syria on November 22, 2022. …

Joe Biden Escalates Syria Involvement with Deadly Raid

U.S. special forces on Thursday conducted an unusual helicopter raid near the village of Qamishli, an area controlled by the Syrian central government, in an apparently successful effort to eliminate Islamic State weapons smuggler Rakkan Wahid al-Shammri.

A U.S. Apache attack helicopter flies over a field near in the town of Tal Haddad in the countryside of Syria's northeastern Hasakeh province on September 15, 2020. (DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP via Getty Images)

U.S. Says Iran Not a ‘Willing Partner’ in Reviving Obama Nuclear Deal

U.S. representatives told the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Tuesday that Iran is not cooperating with the Biden administration’s reckless effort to revive former president Barack Obama’s nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). This glum assessment was the latest of many signs that the Iran nuclear deal might dead, at least until after the U.S. midterm elections.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken leaves after speaking during a briefing at the State Department on August 2, 2021, in Washington, DC. - US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday renewed his vow of a "collective response" to Iran, which had warned adversaries against reprisals after Tehran was …

Venezuela Surpasses Syria as World’s Largest Migrant Crisis

CARACAS – The Interagency Coordination Platform for Refugees and Migrants from Venezuela (R4V) announced on Monday that the number of Venezuelan migrants that have so far fled from their country and its socialist regime had reached 6,805,209 by August 5, more than 20 percent of the nation’s population.

Migrants, many from Central American and Venezuela, walk along the Huehuetan highway in Chiapas state, Mexico, early June 7, 2022. The group left Tapachula on Monday, tired of waiting to normalize their status in a region with little work and still far from their ultimate goal of reaching the United …

Report: NATO Member Turkey Bombing near Russian Bases in Syria

Turkish forces operating in Syria reportedly shelled two villages on Sunday, coming perilously close to positions held by Russian troops. Turkey is a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), which is currently in a state of highly elevated tensions with Russia over its invasion of Ukraine.

President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers attends to a press conference with President of El Salvador at the Presidential Complex in Ankara, on January 20, 2022. (Photo by Adem ALTAN / AFP) (Photo by ADEM ALTAN/AFP via Getty Images)