Contents tagged with US-led coalition

  • US-led coalition planes strike Syrian positions in Homs

    Two positions held by Syrian forces in the Homs Governorate were hit by missile strikes shortly before midnight on June 22, the Russian news outlet Daily Storm reports. The first strike targeted the village of Al-Halba, which lies south of Palmyra, and the second strike was directed further south, at Al-Qaryatayn, south-east of Homs. At least one Syrian soldier was killed and several were wounded. Sources report that the air strike was made by the US-led coalition in order to counter the Syrian …

  • Hashd al-Shaabi militia accuses the US of killing dozens of its fighters during airstrikes in Syria

    Iranian-backed militia Hashd al-Shaabi, which carries out operations in Syria alongside the Iraqi forces, accused the US-led coalition of killing 22 of its fighters during the recent air strike on their positions. According to Hashd al-Shaabi, 12 of its soldiers were also injured.

    “At 22:00 of Sunday evening, June 17, 2018, American aircraft, using guided missiles, struck three positions of Hashd al-Shaabi units of the 45th and 46th brigades which protect the border line with Syria, leading to …

  • US-led coalition strikes Assad army

    Warplanes of the U.S.-led coalition have again struck the forces of Bashar Assad, reported the Syrian state agency SANA, citing military sources.

    According to SANA, the planes that carried out the attack belonged to the U.S. Air Force. The attack took place in an area that is southeast of the city of Abu Kamal. This city is located on the Euphrates River in the province of Deir ez-Zor, near the border with Iraq.

    The news agency reported that several people were killed in the air strike and …

  • Damascus demands the US withdraw from Syria

    Damascus stated that the US must withdraw from Syria.  “Presence of the US in Syria is illegal. The Americans must leave the military base that they established in the town of al-Tanf,” stated the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Syria, Walid Muallem, at a press conference in Damascus, Mehr News Agency reports.

    "Do not believe the statements about the security agreement in southern Syria until the United States withdraws its troops from the al-Tanf," the minister said.

    Muallem thanked Iran for …

  • 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 …