Syria condemns U.S. airstrikes on Iran-backed militia facilities

Syria said U.S. air strikes against Iranian-backed militias in the east of the country on Friday were a cowardly act and urged President Joe Biden not to follow “the law of the jungle”. An Iraqi militia official close to Iran said the strikes killed one fighter and wounded four. U.S. officials said they were limited… Read More Syria condemns U.S. airstrikes on Iran-backed militia facilities

U.S. carries out airstrikes on Iran-backed militia facilities in eastern Syria

U.S. air strikes against Iran-backed militias in eastern Syria killed at least one fighter and wounded several others in what U.S. officials said was a calibrated response to rocket attacks against American personnel in Iraq. The attacks, which took place early on Friday Middle Eastern time, were deliberately limited in scope and designed to show… Read More U.S. carries out airstrikes on Iran-backed militia facilities in eastern Syria

Soldier killed, two injured as two U.S. helicopters attack army checkpoint in Syria

Two U.S. helicopters on Monday attacked a Syrian army checkpoint in northeastern Syria near the Kurdish-held city of Qamishli, killing one soldier and injuring two others, state media said. The incident happened shortly after a U.S. patrol was prevented from passing by an army checkpoint in the area, state media said. Northeastern Syria is mainly… Read More Soldier killed, two injured as two U.S. helicopters attack army checkpoint in Syria

U.S. warplane shoots down Syrian military jet in southern Raqqa

A U.S. warplane shot down a Syrian army jet on Sunday in the southern Raqqa countryside, with Washington saying the jet had dropped bombs near U.S.-backed forces and Damascus saying the plane was downed while flying a mission against Islamic State militants. A Syrian army statement released on Syrian state television said the plane crashed… Read More U.S. warplane shoots down Syrian military jet in southern Raqqa

Dozens of civilians killed as U.S. airstrikes hit east Syria

An air strike on Thursday evening killed at least 35 civilians, including family members of Islamic State fighters, in al-Mayadin, a town held by the jihadists near Deir al-Zor in eastern Syria, a war monitor reported. A spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State said that its forces had conducted strikes near al-Mayadin on… Read More Dozens of civilians killed as U.S. airstrikes hit east Syria

Scores killed as U.S. military conduct missile attacks on Syrian airbase

The United States fired cruise missiles on Friday at a Syrian airbase from which President Donald Trump said a deadly chemical weapons attack had been launched, the first direct U.S. assault on the government of Bashar al-Assad in six years of civil war. In the biggest foreign policy decision of his presidency so far, Trump… Read More Scores killed as U.S. military conduct missile attacks on Syrian airbase