“The United States will sustain a conditions-based military presence in Syria to combat the threat of insurgent-led insurgency, prevent the resurgence of ISIS and to stabilize liberated areas.”
Category: Middle East
SOCHI, RUSSIA/RIYADH – Russian President Vladimir Putin won the backing of Turkey and Iran on Wednesday to host a Syrian peace congress, taking the central role in a major diplomatic push to finally end a civil war all but won...
The Russian Air Force continues its efforts to help the Syrian government completely eliminate Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in Syria, with its long-range bombers having carried out a new successful airstrike on terrorists’ positions.
Russian president Vladimir Putin reaffirms support for Syria’s Bashar al-Assad, warns for another ‘regime change’ as in Libya and Iraq
Russian president Vladimir Putin has reaffirmed his country’s support for Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad and says he opposes any use of external force to try to end the Syrian civil war.
In the homestretch of a 41-year U.S. Army career shaped by war and the scars of war, Gen. Martin Dempsey sounds unconvinced that Iraq has found its path to lasting victory over the Islamic State group.
US planning increase in Iraq training deployment, additional base to strengthen Sunni involvement against IS
The Obama administration is preparing a plan to set up a new US military base in Iraq’s Anbar province and send several hundred additional trainers and advisers to help bolster Iraqi forces that have struggled in the fight against Islamic State militants.
While hosting the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in Washington on Wednesday and at Camp David on Thursday, President Barack Obama faces a hard sell: assuring that the United States has an Iran policy that encompasses their security needs.
Forces aligned with the Syrian regime made major gains on Monday as the battle against al Qaeda’s Syrian branch continues on the border between Lebanon and Syria.
It’s much easier to explain why Russian President Vladimir Putin wants a multilateral deal with Iran than U.S. President Barack Obama. The political and economic gains from the removal of United Nations-imposed sanctions are palpable for Russia, while iffy at best for the United States.
Yemeni crime scene investigators look at the ground after a suicide bomb attack at a mosque in Sanaa on Friday. Suicide bombers in the Yemeni capital blew themselves up during Friday prayers at two mosques used by supporters of Shiite...