Syrian Democratic Forces recapture Tabqa Dam from Isis

Syrian Democratic Forces recapture Tabqa Dam from Isis

Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) liberated Tabqa city and a nearby dam from Isis. Tabqa Dam provides hundreds of thousands of Syrians with water and electricity.Also known as the Euphrates Dam, its recapture is an important victory. The US-backed SFD surveyed the damage to its structure. They also removed the Isis flag and unfurled their own banners. May 13, 2017
Syrian Democratic Forces recapture Tabqa Dam from Isis

Syrian Democratic Forces recapture Tabqa Dam from Isis

Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) liberated Tabqa city and a nearby dam from Isis. Tabqa Dam provides hundreds of thousands of Syrians with water and electricity.Also known as the Euphrates Dam, its recapture is an important victory. The US-backed SFD surveyed the damage to its structure. They also removed the Isis flag and unfurled their own banners. May 13, 2017
What has Trump done in his first 100 days as president?

What has Trump done in his first 100 days as president?

After taking office on 20 January Donald Trump has kept himself busy in his first one hundred days.From instituting travel bans to launching missiles against Syria. Here is a round-up of what the 45th President of the United States has done so far. Apr 27, 2017
Video shows Damascus airport explosion blamed on Israeli air raid

Video shows Damascus airport explosion blamed on Israeli air raid

A massive blast was reported at Damascus airport in the Syrian capital in the early hours of the morning on 27 April. Local reports suggest that the blast could be a result of an Israeli air strike, although the claim could not be independently verified. Apr 27, 2017
Trumps statements on Syria have evolved from candidate to president

Trumps statements on Syria have evolved from candidate to president

The United States fired cruise missiles on Friday, April 7 at a Syrian airbase from which President Donald Trump said a deadly chemical weapons attack had been launched, the first direct US assault on the government of Bashar al-Assad in six years of civil war. The strikes mark an evolution for President Trump who while campaigning for the seat he now holds said he would not attack Assads forces because the Syrian leader was fighting Isis. Apr 8, 2017
Trumps statements on Syria have evolved from candidate to president

Trumps statements on Syria have evolved from candidate to president

The United States fired cruise missiles on Friday, April 7 at a Syrian airbase from which President Donald Trump said a deadly chemical weapons attack had been launched, the first direct US assault on the government of Bashar al-Assad in six years of civil war. The strikes mark an evolution for President Trump who while campaigning for the seat he now holds said he would not attack Assads forces because the Syrian leader was fighting Isis. Apr 8, 2017
UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon: We fully support the American action in Syria

UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon: We fully support the American action in Syria

UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said something had to be done after an alleged chemical weapons attack by the Syrian government on its own people. Fallon said on 7 April he was given advance notice of Americas decision to launch missile strikes on the airfield from where the alleged chemical weapons originated. Prime Minister Theresa May was kept informed about the strikes throughout, he said, and supported the US fully. Apr 7, 2017
UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon: We fully support the American action in Syria

UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon: We fully support the American action in Syria

UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said something had to be done after an alleged chemical weapons attack by the Syrian government on its own people. Fallon said on 7 April he was given advance notice of Americas decision to launch missile strikes on the airfield from where the alleged chemical weapons originated. Prime Minister Theresa May was kept informed about the strikes throughout, he said, and supported the US fully. Apr 7, 2017
Syrian army official condemns US missile strikes

Syrian army official condemns US missile strikes

The Syrian army said a US missile attack on one of its air bases on Friday (7 April) killed six people and caused extensive damage, adding that it would respond by continuing its campaign to crush terrorism and restore peace and security to all of Syria. A statement from the army command described the attack as an act of blatant aggression, saying it had made the United States a partner of Islamic State, the Nusra Front and other terrorist organisations.U.S. President Donald Trump ordered the strikes a day after he blamed Assad for this weeks chemical attack, which killed at least 70 people, many of them children, in the Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun. U.S. President Donald Trump ordered the strikes a day after he blamed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for this weeks chemical attack, which killed at least 70 people, many of them children, in the Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun.The Syrian government has denied it was behind the attack.The Tomahawk missiles were launched from the USS Porter and USS Ross around 0040 GMT on Friday, striking multiple targets - including the airstrip, aircraft and fuel stations - on the Shayrat Air Base, which the Pentagon says was used to store chemical weapons. Apr 7, 2017
Syrian army official condemns US missile strikes

Syrian army official condemns US missile strikes

The Syrian army said a US missile attack on one of its air bases on Friday (7 April) killed six people and caused extensive damage, adding that it would respond by continuing its campaign to crush terrorism and restore peace and security to all of Syria. A statement from the army command described the attack as an act of blatant aggression, saying it had made the United States a partner of Islamic State, the Nusra Front and other terrorist organisations.U.S. President Donald Trump ordered the strikes a day after he blamed Assad for this weeks chemical attack, which killed at least 70 people, many of them children, in the Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun. U.S. President Donald Trump ordered the strikes a day after he blamed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for this weeks chemical attack, which killed at least 70 people, many of them children, in the Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun.The Syrian government has denied it was behind the attack.The Tomahawk missiles were launched from the USS Porter and USS Ross around 0040 GMT on Friday, striking multiple targets - including the airstrip, aircraft and fuel stations - on the Shayrat Air Base, which the Pentagon says was used to store chemical weapons. Apr 7, 2017
Syrian foreign minister denies the use of chemical weapons

Syrian foreign minister denies the use of chemical weapons

Syrias Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem held a press conference on 6 April in the countrys capital Damascus to deny accusations of the use of chemical weapons. Concerns have mounted in the international community after at least 70 people were killed and a large number of others wounded in a gas attack in a rebel-held area in Syrias northwestern province of Idlib on Tuesday.Al-Moallem said two statements have been issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the government forces that firmly denied the use of chemical weapons.If the international community could form objective, neutral and fair investigative teams which would not be affected by pressure from other countries, al-Moallem said the Syrian government is willing to allow such teams to investigate the incident in Idlib.However, it is very difficult to be totally neutral, the minister pointed out. Apr 7, 2017