Syria

Syrian Refugees are Going Home, the West Read...

GRE“How many years have you been living in Beirut?” I asked my barber, Eyad, after he told me, beaming, that in three months from now, he will be returning home, to Damascus. Even one year ago, such conversations would not be easy…

Why is Syria Bleeding—Again?

5644There is a lot of vendetta in the mainstream western media when it comes to reporting on the war in Syria, on the ‘brutal’ destruction of Syria at the hands of its ‘dictator’ Bashar ul Assad and the support he is getting from his allies, Russia and Iran. One is almost taken away by…

In Whose Name American Soldiers Are Dying in ...

F63442434It seems that Washington has become completely carried away by the notion of impunity it has enjoyed in the aggressive and provocative policies it has pursued across the Middle East over the years. To achieve its goals it has been using all sorts of…

Syria: the War has Finished – but the W...

5616834ac4618898278b4586On February 3, in Idlib Province a Russian Su-25 attack aircraft carrying out an inspection flight in the de-escalation zone was hit by an American-made portable surface-to-air missile. Its pilot, Roman Filipov, ejected from the aircraft and landed, and started to defend himself…

The War in Syria is now 7 years old

62ffIn March this year it will be seven years since the Syrian Arab Republic was flung into a difficult, intense and drawn-out crisis. The waves of the so-called ‘Arab Spring’ or ‘Arab Revolution’ that plunged Tunisia, Egypt and Libya into chaos and shook up other countries in the region reached Syria and disrupted normal life in what had once been, by Middle East…

Downed Russian Warplane Illustrates Enduring ...

a4d22ca28b5218f4fa35d09c301a1705A Russian ground-attack aircraft – a Sukhoi-25 – was shot down using an anti-aircraft missile over the northern Syrian province of Idlib by Al Qaeda affiliates. The pilot was reportedly killed by militants according to the Russian Ministry of Defense. The BBC in its article…

Syria: Long Way off to Peace

1223The Intra-Syrian Dialogue Congress held on January 30, 2018 in Sochi, which was missed out by the major opposition forces – the Sunni organizations supported by Saudi Arabia and the USA, and the Kurds of the Syrian Democratic Forceswhose participation was opposed by Turkey, was doomed in advance to…

Turkey Establishing Long-Sought US “Saf...

1060963185Turkey’s recent incursion into northern Syria is poised to finally establish the long-sought after “buffer zone” or “safe haven” called for by US policymakers since as early as 2012. While the US and Turkey are currently feigning a diplomatic row…

Turkey’s Afrin Operation is Much More Than an...

65452343242Turkey’s latest military operation, Oliver Branch, is much more than just an embarrassment for the US; it marks a humiliating defeat for the US in the Middle East’s biggest war in the contemporary period – and potentially…

Syria’s Kurds are Now Sharing the Sorry...

4499365One would be mistaken to believe the recent aggravation of the Syrian crisis triggered by the launch of Turkey’s Operation Olive Branch along Syria’s northern border, which has already resulted in military casualties suffered by both the Turkish and Kurdish sides…

US, Turkey React as Syrian Forces Move into I...

1038732772The Syrian government with support from its Russian, Iranian, and Lebanese allies has embarked on a major military operation to retake parts of Syria’s northern governorate of Idlib. As it does so, the US and its regional allies are rushing to position themselves to ensure…

What Washington is Trying to Achieve in Syria...

57381296While refusing to recognize the decisive role that the coalition of Russia, Turkey and Iran played in saving Syria from the terrorist onslaught that was brought upon it, Washington carries on its destructive policies in this country. It would seem that there’s little left…


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