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Exclusive: US warplanes intervene in Syrian war

On Tuesday, May 17, the US expanded its involvement in the war in Syria, and for the first time since the war began in 2011, US F-16 fighter-bombers bombed radical Syrian rebels fighting Iranian, Syrian and Hizballah forces near Aleppo, debkafile’s military and intelligence sources say in an exclusive report. 78 more words


At least 88 killed, dozens more injured in triple car bombings across Baghdad

The Iraqi capital, Baghdad, has been rocked by three successive bombings that claimed the lives of dozens of civilians, according to police sources and media. Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the so-far deadliest of the attacks. 303 more words


Erdogan Regime Has Endangered Turkey's 'Democratic Architecture'

The framework of Turkey’s democratic government is on the verge of collapse; the country remains in the grip of chaos due to the political ambitions of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Ahmet Insel, a columnist from the opposition magazine Birikim, told Sputnik. 326 more words


You First: Saudis Will Only Send Troops to Syria If US Invades Beforehand

Saudi Arabia will send ground forces to Syria only if the United States decides to put boots on the ground, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Jubeir said in an interview with a French television channel. 124 more words


Damascus concerned at reports of U.S. troops arrival

The Syrian government said on Thursday it was deeply concerned at reports 150 U.S. troops had landed in northeastern Syria, condemning that as “blatant aggression” two days after the United States said it would be deploying more forces in Syria. 136 more words


Airstrike on Aleppo Hospital Kills 14 Doctors and Patients

Updated | More than a dozen civilians were killed in Aleppo during overnight shelling on a hospital supported by Doctors Without Borders-Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF). 109 more words


UN rejects Israel's claim over Syria's Golan Heights

The UN Security Council has rejected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s claim that the annexed Golan Heights in Syria would “for ever” remain under Israeli control. 67 more words