The Syrian regime on Sunday confirmed its first officially-recognized case of coronavirus infection. According to Health Minister Nizar Yazigi, the patient is “a person coming from abroad.”
Aid agencies in war-torn northwestern Syria are moving to contain the outbreak of the Chinese coronavirus across the region amid growing fears that the large numbers of people and the ravaged health infrastructure make prevention an effectively impossible task.
Turkish forces in Syria shot down two Syrian warplanes and attacked an airport used by the Syrian regime on Sunday, while a Turkish drone strike struck a Syrian military convoy and purportedly killed 19 soldiers.
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TEL AVIV – Several Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) sites in Syria have sustained massive damage or else have been destroyed entirely by airstrikes last week attributed to Israel, new images released Monday by satellite imagery firm ImageSat International (ISI) show.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch appeals court has overturned a lower court’s order that the government must attempt to bring home children whose mothers travelled to Syria to join Islamic extremist groups.
Trump confirmed that he would remove economic sanctions placed on the regime to slow its military offensive in Syria against the Kurds.
The Kremlin issued a warning to Kurdish forces on Wednesday that they must withdraw from the Turkish border region immediately, or else “Syrian border guards and Russian military police officers will have to pull back,” leaving the Kurds to be “run over by the Turkish military machine.”
Criticism is legitimate, but pro-Israel critics in particular ought to be far more careful about their condemnation of Trump’s policy in Syria.
Appearing Monday on SiriusXM’s “The Joe Madison Show,” Obama-era National Security Advisor Susan Rice equated President Donald Trump’s move to negotiate a ceasefire between Turkey and Kurdish fighters in northern Syria to “ethnic cleansing.”
Appearing Monday on CNBC, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned that President Donald Trump is “fully prepared” to take military action against Turkey over its actions against the Kurds in northern Syria.