U.S. Ends Funding of Rebel Fighters in Syria

President Trump has decided to discontinue support for anti-government fighters in Syria. The official estimates are that 100,000 of President Assad’s forces and their allies were killed or wounded since the war began in 2011, and somewhere between 250,000 and 465,000 Syrians have been killed altogether. Half of the country’s prewar population has been displaced […]

Putin Accuses U.S. of Plans to Bomb Damascus, Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that not only is the U.S. preparing to bomb Damascus, Syria, but also that there were plans to fake another chemical weapons attack. This statement was made during a press conference with the Italian President Sergio Mattarella during a meeting in Moscow. Standing alongside the Italian President, Putin said […]

World Reacts to Attack on Syria

The reviews are mixed after President Trump ordered the launching of 60 Tomahawk missiles against targets in Syria. Seven people were killed, including four children, and nine were wounded when the air base near Homs was hit. One of the missiles didn’t reach Syria, but instead fell into the sea. The attack was in response […]

Trump Reacts to Sarin Gas Attack in Syria

Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad is being blamed for a sarin gas attack that killed 100 in Syria. The Turkish government says that the gas had been smuggled in and used by rebels, not used by Assad. But the Western media, including all outlets in the U.S. are pointing at Assad. Fears are that this attack […]

U.S. Marines Land in Syria to Fight ISIS

A detachment of U.S. Marines landed with artillery in Syria on Wednesday, and more are on their way. The target is Raqqa, the ISIS capital. The total number of Marines will be about 900, and although U.S. special ops forces have been there a year, this is the first time a substantial number of U.S. […]

U.S. Navy SEALs Attempt Hostage Rescue in Afghanistan

U.S. Navy SEALs attempted to rescue an American professor who had been kidnapped by the Taliban from American University of Afghanistan in Kabul last month. The SEALs engaged Afghani militants in a firefight during the attempt, but no hostages were found. Seven militants were killed, but all of the American forces were unharmed. It is […]

Bad News for Peace in Syria

On Monday, the Turkish government accused Russia of an “obvious war crime” after several missile attacks in northern Syria. Up to 50 people were killed when missiles hit five medical facilities and two schools. The attacks happened in rebel-held areas and the bombing was carried out even after Russia denied it was targeting civilians. Turkey’s […]

They Got Him! Paris Mastermind Killed

Thursday, November 19, 2015 French police announced they were able to identify the body of the mastermind of the Paris terror attacks after raiding an apartment in Saint-Denis, near Paris. Killed in the attack were a female wearing suicide vest, who detonated the vest as police approached, and her male cousin–the mastermind of the attacks. […]

Syria: 2011 to Present

History of  the Syrian Civil War The Syrian civil war began with the arrest and torture of teens who painted revolutionary slogans on a school wall.

Update on Paris Attacks/ISIS, One less Republican candidate

Tuesday, November 17,  2015 ISIS Hacked, 5,500 Twitter Accounts Lost An online group calling itself “Anonymous” has waged a cyber war on ISIS and announced it has hacked 5,500 ISIS-affiliated accounts on Twitter and has taken them down.

Russian Warships Fire Missiles on Syria

Four Russian warships in the Caspian Sea launched more than 20 missiles that landed 900 miles away, in Syria. The missiles flew over both Iran and Iraq to reach their targets. In the last week, Russian fighter jets have intercepted three US drones flying over Syria.

Syria’s Part in the Refugee Crisis

Since March 2011, Syria has been embroiled in an uprising against President Bashar al-Assad. This civil war has made it one of the most brutal, upended countries in the world. Syria is comprised of Arabs, Greeks, Armenians, Assyrians, Kurds, Turks, and others. They are Sunni Muslims, Christians, Alewites, Druze, Mandeans and Yazidis. The largest group is […]