Posts Tagged ‘Syria’

12 Pro-Iranian Fighters killed In Airstrikes By Unidentified Aircraft In Eastern Syria

by Seun Adeuyion June 7, 2020
A total of 12 members of a pro-Iranian militia in Syria were killed and Iranian targets were destroyed overnight in an airstrike by unidentified aircraft in the eastern Syrian city of Deir ez-Zur, according to the Syrian Human Rights Survey Center. Vehicles and ammunition were destroyed in the airstrike that targeted a militia reported to have reinforced […]

Iraqi defense minister gives US troops 4 weeks to leave Iraq

by Ikokwu Ikembaon October 23, 2019
US troops withdrawing from northeastern Syria to Iraq are “transiting” and will leave the country within four weeks, Iraq’s defense minister said Wednesday. Najah al-Shammari made the remarks to The Associated Press following a meeting in Baghdad with visiting US Defense Secretary Mark Esper, who arrived as Iraqi leaders chafed over reports the US may […]

Finally! US, Turkey reach Syria cease-fire agreement [Read details]

by Ikokwu Ikembaon October 18, 2019
The U.S. and Turkey reached an agreement Thursday for a cease-fire in the Turks’ deadly attacks on Kurdish fighters in northern Syria.Below is a joint U.S.-Turkish statement on the deal: 1. The US and Turkey reaffirm their relationship as fellow members of NATO. The US understands Turkey’s legitimate security concerns on Turkey’s southern border. 2. […]

Trump calls for ceasefire in Turkey’s Syria strikes and orders sanctions as violence escalates

by Chuks Azotanion October 15, 2019
U.S. President Donald Trump has called for an immediate halt to Turkey’s strikes against Kurds in Syria as Washington slapped sanctions on Turkish officials. Vice President Mike Pence is set to lead a mediation effort. Washington is “simply not going to tolerate Turkey’s invasion of Syria any longer,” US Vice President Mike Pence told reporters on Monday. […]

Trump threatens to destroy and obliterate Turkey’s economy

by Chuks Azotanion October 8, 2019
US President Donald Trump has threatened to destroy Turkey’s economy totally if the Turkish military ‘does what he doesn’t like, hours after the US administration changed it’s foreign policy in North Estern Syria by pulling out it’s military. Trump has been heavily criticized even by his republican base after the US announced Monday that it will […]

UN selects Nigerian General to lead Syria inquiry

by Ikokwu Ikembaon September 13, 2019
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has selected a Nigerian general to lead a U.N. Board of Inquiry to investigate a series of attacks on hospitals in Syria’s last opposition stronghold in the northwest. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric announced Friday that the three-member board, which will start work on September 30, will be led by Lt. Gen. Chikadibia […]