Contents tagged with US-led coalition

  • Media: France deploys six artillery batteries in Syrian Deir ez-Zor province

    The French military has established six artillery batteries near the Syrian-Iraqi border in order to support Kurds, the Baghdad Post reports, citing its sources.

    The newspaper states that the six artillery batteries were established in the north of Deir Ezzor province's Baguz village.

    The French military have increased their presence in Kurdish-held areas of Syria. They are currently deployed in Manbij, al-Hasakah, Ayn Issa and Raqqa.

    Earlier, the newspaper Le Parisien, citing as its source …

  • US-led coalition attacked by 'an unidentified aggressor' near Syrian town of Deir ez-Zor

    The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) opened fire on "unidentified forces" near the town of Deir ez-Zor on Thursday, reported US-led coalition.

     According to the statement of the coalition, the SDF forces were attacked by an "unidentified aggressor".

    “The hostile force engaged SDF with artillery, and SDF responded in self-defense, resulting in the destruction of one artillery piece,” the statement of the US-led coalition reads.

    According to the statement, Coalition officials discussed …

  • International coalition completes major operation against ISIS in Iraq

    The United States-led international coalition has completed major combat operations in Iraq against the ‘Islamic State’ (also known as ISIS), the U.S. Department of Defense reported on its website.  

    The report stated that on Monday, April 30, Coalition headquarters were closed at a ceremony in Baghdad. The U.S. Department of Defense noted that this closure acknowledges the changing composition and responsibilities of the Coalition, which will evolve from supporting and enabling combat …

  • Syrian and pro-Iranian forces attack US-Led coalition near Deir ez-Zor

    The Syrian Army and Iran-sponsored militias attacked the positions of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on the east bank of the Euphrates. The Syrian forces managed to take control of several villages located north-east of the city of Deir ez-Zor. The Syrian state agency SANA confirmed the information.

    Later, the SDF forces brought reinforcements from Conoco oil field. They mounted a counteroffensive and with the support of strikes by the US-led coalition aircraft regained control of the lost …

  • Macron: US and allies must stay in Syria after defeating ISIS

    France, the US and their allies must remain in the Syrian Arab Republic after ISIS has been defeated “in order to build a new Syria” and limit Iran’s influence, said French President Emmanuel Macron.

    “Even after the end of the war against ISIS, the US, France and our allies, all of the countries of the region, even Russia and Turkey, will play an important role in the creation of a new Syria. But of course, it is the Syrian nation that will determine the future,” Macron said in an interview …

  • Saudi Arabia ready to send troops to Syria

    Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said that Saudi Arabia is prepared to send its own soldiers to Syria as part of the US-led coalition, if the coalition is expanded, DW reports.

    “Since the start of the crisis we have been in discussion with the US about sending forces into Syria,” he said, adding that even during Obama’s administration, Riyadh had expressed its readiness to send troops into Syria. “There is discussion concerning which forces should remain in eastern Syria and where they …

  • Trump’s tweet jeopardizes coalition strike on Syria

    US President Donald Trump’s tweets undermined the attack planned by the anti-Assad coalition against the Syrian state regime, which has been using chemical weapons against the civilian population, The Times reports.

    According to the British newspaper, for the attack, the US amassed the largest air and sea strike forces since the war in Iraq in 2003.

    However, the chance of a surprise attack was ruined when the US president openly threatened Russia with a swift attack, rendering virtually all …

  • Syrian troops leave their military bases as the US and its allies prepare to strike Assad

    Syrian forces are relocating aircraft and equipment from their permanent airbase in order to protect them from the possible strikes of the US and its allies. The sources in Syria report that most of the Syrian aircraft have been moved to the Russian Khmeimim airbase. According to Syrian activists, Syrian and Iranian officers are also leaving Deir Ez-Zor airbase.

    It is also reported that Russian military helicopters are being relocated from T-4 and Al-Dumayr airbases in Southern Syria to …

  • US relocates machinery and equipment from Iraq to Syria

    The Telegram channel Directorate 4 (@directirate4) reports that the United States is moving machinery and equipment from the northern Iraq to the Syrian territory. It is reported that ambulances, pickup trucks, and tractors with concrete reinforcements to strengthen positions have arrived in the Syrian province of Al-Hasakah.

    "The Coalition, led by the US, is moving machinery and additional equipment from northern Iraq to Syria. Ambulances, pick-up trucks, and tractors with concrete …

  • Stoltenberg: international coalition to stay in Syria until ISIS is destroyed

    The international coalition led by the United States will be in Syria for as long as it takes to completely destroy the militants of Islamic States, as stated by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg during a meeting with American students in Dallas. According to the Head of the North Atlantic Alliance, there are still traces of the terrorists’ presence in Iraq and Syria.

    "NATO units are not present in Syria ‘on the ground’ but the Alliance is part of the international coalition," …