U.S. imposes sanctions on Syrian prisons, officials

The U.S. Treasury Department said on Wednesday it had imposed sanctions on eight Syrian prisons run by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s intelligence apparatus and five senior officials who control the sites, where human rights abuses have taken place. The Treasury Department also put sanctions on Syrian armed group Ahrar al-Sharqiya, which operates in northern Syria,… Read More U.S. imposes sanctions on Syrian prisons, officials

U.S. carries out airstrikes against Iran-backed militia in Iraq and Syria

The United States said on Sunday it carried out another round of air strikes against Iran-backed militia in Iraq and Syria, this time in response to drone attacks by the militia against U.S. personnel and facilities in Iraq. In a statement, the U.S. military said it targeted operational and weapons storage facilities at two locations… Read More U.S. carries out airstrikes against Iran-backed militia in Iraq and Syria

U.S. to provide over $596million humanitarian aid for Syria crisis

The United States will provide more than $596 million in new humanitarian aid to respond to the Syrian crisis, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Tuesday. The assistance is designed to help many of the estimated 13.4 million Syrians inside Syria, as well as 5.6 million Syrian refugees in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq,… Read More U.S. to provide over $596million humanitarian aid for Syria crisis

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. imposes fresh sanctions on Syria in bid to end civil war

The United States on Tuesday slapped fresh sanctions on Syria, targeting its central bank and blacklisting several people and entities in a continued effort to cut off funds for President Bashar al-Assad’s government. The latest action, building on sanctions imposed on Syria earlier this year, marked another round in a U.S. campaign to push Assad’s… Read More U.S. imposes fresh sanctions on Syria in bid to end civil war

Iran Supreme Leader says Americans will be expelled from Iraq and Syria

Americans will be expelled from Iraq and Syria, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday, according to his official website. Iran almost got into a full-blown conflict with the United States when a U.S. drone strike killed top Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad on January 3, prompting Tehran to retaliate with… Read More Iran Supreme Leader says Americans will be expelled from Iraq and Syria