Russian Military, Russia
Since its debut during the Soviet-Afghan War in the 1980s, the Su-25 has seen service in every conflict involving Soviet or Russian forces, from Chechnya to Georgia to Syria
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Members of the Islamic State group have launched two sophisticated, deadly attacks in Syria and Iraq, including an attempt to break into a prison where suspected extremists are being held by U.S.-backed fighters
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Israel’s police minister recently visited a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank and posted a video showing border police training at a staged set of Damascus Gate there, so as to be able to respond to the “Arab street.” The...
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As a rule, every non-Muslim group and individual faces a threat in the presence of jihadists, and the greater the number of them, the greater the likelihood of violence. “The camp is controlled by the semi-autonomous Kurdish...
The Su-17 was first developed as a follow on to the earlier Su-7B fighter-bomber.
Here's What You Need to Remember: Su-17s left Russian service alongside their MiG-23BN and MiG-27 counterparts during defense reforms...
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Large swathes of oil and food-rich northeast Syria are occupied by US forces and their Syrian Kurdish allies. Their presence has been little reported on in US media over the past year, with the Biden White House insisting the troops are there to...
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It fuelled the Syrian war, and now it’s propping up both the Syrian and Lebanese economies.
Captagon, a speed-like amphetamine, was the favourite of fighters on the frontline, and is now turning both countries into narco-states.
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Iran and Saudi Arabia severed diplomatic relations in 2016 after the Saudi Embassy in Tehran was attacked by a mob of protesters following Riyadh’s execution of a senior Shiite cleric. The wars in Syria and Yemen, combined with Saudi Arabia’s...
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We spoke to Wafa Mustafa, whose father Ali was dragged away by armed men from his home in Damascus more than eight years ago.
She has been searching for any news of him ever since. How did she respond to today’s conviction of a member of...
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Syrian Civil War,
Germany pursued the case under the principle of universal jurisdiction.
At the first trial concerning war crimes since Syria’s civil war began a decade ago, Anwar Raslan, a former colonel in the Syrian Army, was...
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Things are looking up for returned Islamic State bride Lisa Smith, who betrayed her country after converting to Islam and traveling to Syria to be with her Islamic State jihadist husband. Smith is a former member of the Irish Defence Forces. She is...
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What have Iran and its proxy groups been up to? Drone and rocket attacks on US forces in Iraq and Syria, a drone attack on a commercial ship in the Gulf of Oman, illegal weapons transfers to a terrorist group in Lebanon, illegal weapons transfers to
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Coronavirus, Middle East
As in other countries, statistics do not convey the extent of the suffering.
5 percent of Syrians are fully vaccinated against Covid-19, placing the country’s vaccination rate just below...
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