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US-Backed SDF Resumes Selling Syria’s Oil to Al-Nusra Front

WASHINGTON, D.C./DAMASCUS – The United States-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have resumed sales of stolen oil from Syria’s occupied resources-rich regions to the terrorists stationed in northern and northwestern Syria, multiple local media sources cautioned on Wednesday. In line with the implementation of the US policies concerning the plundering of Syria’s oil, the US-backed SDF […]

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MAJOR: US Continues Military Aid to ISIS in Western Iraq

WASHINGTON, D.C./BAGHDAD – The US bases in western Iraq still dispatch weapons and military equipment to ISIS troops deployed in the region, an official said. An informed official with Iraq’s Hashd al-Shaabi (popular forces) told the Arabic-language al-Ma’aloumeh news website on Monday that the US sends military aid to ISIS in western Iraq, especially areas […]

SDF Source: Syrian Army, Kurdish Forces in Full Control over Ain Issa

DAMASCUS – Sources close to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Sunday that the Syrian army and Kurdish militants have established control over the strategic region of Ain Issa in northern Raqqa province. The Arabic-language al-Ahad news website quoted an SDF source as saying that the Syrian Army and the Kurdish militias are in […]

Russian FM: US Bid to Hold Oil Fields in Northern Syria Illegitimate

MOSCOW – The Russian Foreign Ministry stressed on Tuesday that the US decision to establish military bases to “secure” the Syrian oil fields is illegitimate, as doing so violates international law. “Any actions that aim to bolster the illegal military presence of the United States [in Syria] go against the international law and are unacceptable […]

Turkey Refutes Reports of Strikes on US-Led Coalition Forces in Syria

ANKARA – On Sunday, Turkey dismissed allegations of its strikes in Syria, which might have affected the US-led coalition forces allegedly battling the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS, ISIL or Daesh). “Our troops are continuing to demine areas as part of Operation Peace Spring. Media reports that troops of the members of the […]

Kurds begin abandoning bases in Raqqa province

RAQQA – Kurdish militias have left the base and checkpoint in northern Raqqa province, near the town of Ain Issa. The Kurdish forces evacuated a military base with a training center in addition to the checkpoint used by the Asayish, the police force in Kurdish-controlled zones. The base is close to the M-4 road, east […]

Clashes in northeastern Syria put Turkish-Russian Memorandum at risk

On Tuesday, exactly two weeks after Ankara launched its cross border military operation “Operation Peace Spring”, in northern Syria east of the Euphrates River, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met in Sochi for what proved to be a lengthy diplomatic discussion that resulted in an agreement that sets […]

Assad Lambasts Erdogan for Syria Incursion

DAMASCUS – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad once against slammed his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan for attacking and occupying the northern parts of his country. Assad made the remarks as he met Syrian army personnel on frontlines of al-Habit town in Idlib province, close to the last major bastion of Ankara-backed militias. “Erdogan is a […]