Map. History of Middle East conflict

20 February 2018
Another roket just landed to Azaz. Privious one killed 2 individuals half an hour ago
Since early morning, Turkish warplanes, artillery bombarding YPG position around Afrin
Saudi Arabia's land-based VL MICA air defence system spotted10 minute ago
Saudi Arabia's land-based VL MICA air defence system spotted
The OperationOliveBranch Room announced the control over Haykajah village from the YPG12 minute ago
The #OperationOliveBranch Room announced the control over Haykajah village from the YPG
Two bodyguards of the deputy police chief for southern Zabul province were injured when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in Arghandab district25 minute ago
Two bodyguards of the deputy police chief for southern Zabul province were injured when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in Arghandab district
A rebel was arrested with 28 walkie-talkies in western Herat province25 minute ago
A rebel was arrested with 28 walkie-talkies in western Herat province
25 minute ago
Erdogan announces that 32 Turkish soldiers and 70 Turkish-backed fighters were killed during Afrin operation
Faylaq al-Sham announces full control over Qilah village, south of Jinderes after clashes with YPG.30 minute ago
Faylaq al-Sham announces full control over Qilah village, south of Jinderes after clashes with YPG.
Russian Air Force launches several air strikes on the outskirts of the town of Habeet in southern rural Idlib.
Pakistan summons Indian Deputy High Commissioner and condemns the unprovoked ceasefire violations by Indian troops along line of control that killed an 8-year old boy yesterday
Civilians were wounded by aerial bombardment on Hamuriya and Saqba in the Eastern Ghuta
The OperationOliveBranch Room announced the capturing of Marwanah near Jinderes39 minute ago
The #OperationOliveBranch Room announced the capturing of Marwanah near Jinderes
44 minute ago
Erdogan: Turkish army Will encirle Afrin, speed up operation
Our Army responded to Pakistani operation and after intervention from our side Pakistani guns were silenced and since then there is no firing in the area. From 2 villages some people have been evacuated to safer locations and situation is normal: SSP Baramulla on ceasefire violation in Uri Sector yesterday45 minute ago
Our Army responded to Pakistani operation and after intervention from our side Pakistani guns were silenced and since then there is no firing in the area. From 2 villages some people have been evacuated to safer locations and situation is normal: SSP Baramulla on ceasefire violation in Uri Sector yesterday
Yesterday there was unprovoked firing by Pakistan troops targeting civilian population in which 1 lady was injured. She was evacuated to hospital. 3 others people also sustained minor injuries who were locally treated: Imtiyaz Hussain, SSP Baramulla on ceasefire violation in Uri Sector45 minute ago
Yesterday there was unprovoked firing by Pakistan troops targeting civilian population in which 1 lady was injured. She was evacuated to hospital. 3 others people also sustained minor injuries who were locally treated: Imtiyaz Hussain, SSP Baramulla on ceasefire violation in Uri Sector
4 civilians were killed including a little girl, and many others injured after another aerial bombardment targeting al-Nashabiyah town in Eastern Ghouta
50 minute ago
Turkish President Erdogan says says Turkish military and FSA will besiege Afrin city center in the upcoming days.
51 minute ago
Britain and U.S. in talks over captured British Islamic State fighters: UK minister
Pakistan condemns Indian ceasefire violations along LoC
58 minute ago
National Security Advisor (NSA) Mohammad Hanif Atmar has discussed with Saudi officials bilateral cooperation and the peace process in Afghanistan
Defeats in Middle East driving Islamic State fighters to Philippines - separatist
National Army FSA and Turkish Armed Forces captured Sharqanli and Ukanli near Bulbul in Afrin from YPG
FSA at Arab Veran in North Afrin
Abdul Karim Khudam former Samangan governor appointed as a deputy for High peace council1 hour ago
Abdul Karim Khudam former Samangan governor appointed as a deputy for High peace council
FSA National Army and Turkish Army have captured Zaytunah, Suvarani and Hiyani villages from YPG.
Governor of Kirkuk: There are terrorist cells south and west of Kirkuk
3 civilians were killed and 2 wounded in Jalalabad city blast
An explosion in Jalalabad city, casualties fears
1 hour ago
Earthquake measuring 3.3 on the Richter scale struck Jammu and Kashmir at 12.41pm
National Army FSA and Turkish Armed Forces captured Sourani and Hayani from YPG militants in Afrin near Bulbul
At least 3 people killed in Jalalabad explosion, eyewitnesses claim
Iran slams Sweden for giving citizenship to death row 'spy'
The #OperationOliveBranch Room says FSA controlling Arab Wiran and Dayr Sawwan three surrounding hills after the clashes with YPG.
Free Syrian Army declares control of the villages of Jamilah, Arab Wiran and three hills on the axis of Sharan in the countryside of Afrin
Substantial damage was caused to shops in PD2 in Jalalabad after an explosion rocked the area. Officials have not yet released details on casualties
2 hour ago
At least eight policemen were killed in a Taliban attack in Farah province late Monday night
The #OperationOliveBranch Room announces the liberating Zaytuna village from the YPG
White Helmets: We lost another rescuer today "Firas Jumaa" a volunteer of @SyriaCivilDef in Eastern Ghouta, killed during his humanitarian duty in BeitSawa town in Ghouta
FSA Hamza Division carried out a night operation to Hayamli village, near Bulbul
2 hour ago
Syrian army didn't enter Afrin yet - Turkish FM
More people are joining protesters and security forces were defeated by the protesters last night. However, dozens of protesters were arrested and their location is unknown.
3 hour ago
At least 20 armed insurgents including a local commander were killed in the past 24 hours in different parts of the country
Russian Ministry of Defense to jam 2G and 3G mobile networks at it's bases in Syria
Hayamli, west to Bulbul was captured by FSA/Turkish army
Activists have already started to collect the names of the dead for February 20 (it's 5:30 AM in Syria). Activists report 8 civilians were killed in a night-time Russian airstrike on Beit Sawa, among them women and children.
The final death count for eastern Ghouta alone for February 19 is 98 people, among them multiple members of the same families including the al-Jabawi family in Hamouriyeh, 3 children and a woman from the Masto مستو family in Otaya, the Malih family in Douma.
6 hour ago
Nazarbayev orders about-turn on Latin alphabet - diacritics replace apostrophes
6 hour ago
Kazakhs charged Kyrgyz MP with following criminal offenses: 1) moving large amount across customs border of Eurasian Economic Union of goods or items by person authorized to perform public functions); 2) participation in transnational organized crime group
ISF clashed with ISIS elements near Daquq roughly 2 hours ago. No new updates yet. The most recent activity in that region was the seizure of a SVBIED after the driver was killed several days ago.
Iraqi Army Aviation targeted several ISIS dens near the Tigris today.
Lebanon prepared to confront 'Israeli aggression' at any cost, says army chief
In Ghouta east of Damascus today, according to UOSSM: 72 air strikes. 97 people killed. 500 injured. 5 hospitals hit. It's one of the bloodiest days in Syria in 7 years of war, says UOSSM (Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations).
ISIS sleeper cells and sympathizers ambushed a PMU convoy that was on a reconnaissance mission in Hawija. 27 PMU were killed 17 of them were from Basrah south Iraq
Turkish drones circling over the village Zormikhare and its surrounding
Turkish warplanes carried out airstrikes around Sheikh Hadid. Meanwhile Turkish helicopters operating in the area.
Kurdish people's protection units(YPG) deny agreement with Damascus to allow government forces to enter Afrin to help repel a Turkish attack
Eastern Ghouta: Number of Air strikes and locations hit reported by a Tiger Forces Media Man
15 hour ago
Azerbaijan to open first phase of Southern Gas Corridor to Turkey in July
15 hour ago
Israel (IMDO), U.S. (MDA) have successfully intercepted a ballistic missile target outside the atmosphere with the IAI/@BoeingDefense Arrow-3 exoatmospheric interceptor. Test carried out in Israel early on Feb. 19. "The success of this test is a major milestone."
Gonabadi Dervishes protest ongoing in Tehran
Attacks on security forces by Dervishes Gonabadi
Peaceful protest by Iran Darvish community against arrest of their leader is broken up by security forces.
IRGC Deputy commander Hossein Salami: Whether Israeli claim that the drone was Iranian is true or not, this was not the first or last drone of the resistance front.
The shadowy, grey,unmarked S92 helo spotted leaving SDF controlled Central Prison in Hasaka today. Activists long suspected part of prison to have become "black site" where Islamic State key captives are interrogated
Clashes between civilians and Iranian security members at Tehran today
16 hour ago
Iranian TV: Three police officers killed in clashes with protesters in Tehran
16 hour ago
All Muslims are unanimous on the virtues of Hazrat FatimaZahra (God's greetings be upon her); there is no difference between Shia and Sunni in this regards.
Fars News has published videos showing attacks against protesters and then claimed, without evidence, that security forces were killed in an effort to justify crackdown.
Video shows large convoy reportedly carrying 100s of tribal fighters from Raqqa towards E. Ghouta
16 hour ago
Turkish Deputy PM: "Diplomatic sources didn't verify Assad, YPG deal. If government has an opinion of deploying forces in Afrin to defend YPG, this will result in serious disasters in the region "
16 hour ago
Bozdağ: Washington's failure to withdraw YPG from Manbij will mean we are under threat
Al-Jubeir: Qatar has not changed its behavior and must stop supporting terrorism
Al-Jubeir: Al-Houthi militias bear responsibility for the humanitarian situation in Yemen
Turkish Government spokesperson Bozdağ (after cabinet meeting): Reports on Assad government's plan to send troops to Syria's Afrin not true; such thing is out of the question16 hour ago
Turkish Government spokesperson Bozdağ (after cabinet meeting): Reports on Assad government's plan to send troops to Syria's Afrin not true; such thing is out of the question
More details. PMF and Federal Police also apprehended 5 ISIS who were complicit in last night's ambush. The militants had disguised themselves as Federal Police then proceeded to set up a fake checkpoint near Saadouniyah village.
16 hour ago
Turkish Deputy Prime Minister: Foreign ministers of Turkey, Russia and Iran will meet on March 14
16 hour ago
Turkish Deputy Prime Minister: If Syrian government forces enter Afrin, this will have serious consequences
Eastern Damascus: Russian outlet filming "Tigers bombing Nusra". Geolocation of IRAM launcher confirms Harasta-Duma will be one axis of ground Offensive.
SDF is controlling parts of Bahra town after heavy clashes against Daesh
Al Marj area: 11 civilians including 4 children and a woman were killed and many civilians injured
Photos of clashes amid protests in Iran
Heavy clashes between SDF and Daesh around Bahra town in Eastern DeirEzzor
Jessren town "until this moment" 4 civilians were killed and many civilians injured after heavy bombing
Hamouriyah town:20 civilians including 2 women and 3 children were killed in heavy bombing
16 hour ago
Widespread shooting reported in Kabul city after cricket team wins series against Zimbabwe. Police call on residents to stop firing weapons.
Saqba town: 14 civilians were killed after heavy bombing today
Airstrikes on Arbin in Eastern Ghouta today
17 hour ago
President Erdogan had a phone call with the Iranian President Ruhani
17 hour ago
150 held in Afghanistan for trying to smuggle drugs to India this year
17 hour ago
2 Indian soldiers killed after eight-year-old Pakistani boy dies in cross-LoC firing: Pakistan Army
SAA shelling Ar Rashiden and Science Research center in West Aleppo
Russian Air Force An124 RA82035 29,000ft heading over Iran
Eastern Damascus: Rebels stormed Assad positions near Harasta Hospital and seized ammunition and RPGs
FSA Hamza Division video inside the Hacikanli village.
East Ghouta: caught in middle of a SyAF bombardment.
19 hour ago
U.N. chief warns of nightmare scenario if Israel, Hezbollah clash
Aftermath of bombardment on houses in Hamouriyah's town (Eastern Damascus). Death toll exceeds 40 in East Ghouta since morning
19 hour ago
Two people wounded in an explosion in Diyarbakir
Iran Min. Of Defense Gen. Hatami will soon visit Azarbaijan
Syrian Observatory: 71 people were killed and 325 wounded by air strikes and artillery shelling of the Syrian government today on the eastern Ghouta
Netanyahu welcomes the signing of the gas agreement between Israel and Egypt and describes it as historic
19 hour ago
Turkey, Iran and Russia will have a trilateral summit in 2 weeks
Lebanon cannot ask for donor funding without passing 2018 budget -minister
East Ghouta sky today: Iran|ian reconnaissance drone (Mohajer-4 UAV) and SyAF helicopters. Damascus
The moments of Turkish airstrikes in the village of Basutah
19 hour ago
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Putin discuss latest developments in Syria, mainly in Afrin and Idlib
One of the government helicopters hovering over eastern Ghouta today. The helicopter dropped barrel bombs on Mesraba and Beit Sawa. Photo by Qusay Nour/ @Dmcpress_ar
#AfrinOp: one of checkpoints taken by Olive Branch forces near Cyrrhus (Nabi Huri) was guarded by "Asayîşa Rojava"
19 hour ago
President of Turkey Erdoğan and Russia's Putin had phone call
20 hour ago
India says Pakistan Army violates ceasefire at Mankote Sector in Mendhar, J&K. Indian Army retaliating effectively to the continuous ceasefire violations
Syrian state TV is reporting live from Afrin
North Korea offers condolences to Iranian leader over deadly plane crash
"The success of this test is a major milestone in the operational capabilities of the State of Israel and its ability to defend itself against current and future threats in the region," says US Missile Defense Agency.
Israel announces 'historic' gas contract with Egypt
20 hour ago
3 civilians have sustained injuries due to Pakistan Army firing after continuous ceasefire violation in Uri, Baramulla and are being evacuated to hospital. Heavy firing continues from both sides at LoC
Olive Branch forces declares Medaya village fully captured from YPG in southern Jinderes.
41 civilian were killed today since morning in shelling on Eastern Ghouta
Egypt's MOD releases in the 10th Statement video For Sinai2018 op, Footage For the live clashes Between army Forces and the terrorist elements in Rafah city, Northern Sinai .
20 hour ago
Afghan forces rescue 30 people from the militants cell in Laghman
France says committed to Iran deal, will keep talking to European, U.S allies
Turkish army is shelling YPG targets in eastern Jarablus.
12-year-old Haifa Kallahu was killed in a shelling on the village of Basuta in Afrin
20 hour ago
Indian Army destroys Pakistan Army bunker while retaliating to ceasefire violation. Heavy casualties on Pakistan side likely. Ceasefire violation by Pakistan at LoC in Churanda Village of Uri, Baramulla of North Kashmir. Heavy firing still on from both the sides
20 hour ago
India says Pakistan violates ceasefire in Uri Sector, heavy firing underway
The rebels clashing with SAA forces attempting to advance at Duma and Harasta frontlines
Syrian government forces killed 2 civilians in Misraba town in Eastern Ghouta in Damascus suburbs
Some additional interesting findings by Sirte Crime Department: cluster submunition and AT-3 Sagger/9M14 Malyutka
Russian Navy landing ship 'Minsk' [project 775II/Ropucha Class] enters in Sevastopol Bay. February 19, 2018  She looks heavily loaded.20 hour ago
Russian Navy landing ship 'Minsk' [project 775II/Ropucha Class] enters in Sevastopol Bay. February 19, 2018 She looks heavily loaded.
21 hour ago
Ministry of Home Affairs hands over the terror incident at SMHS Hospital, Srinagar, where Pakistan terrorist Naveed Jutt had escaped, to NIA for investigation. Based on the advice of MHA, 25 dreaded militants have already been shifted out from Kashmir jails till date
Warplanes bombard cities of Saqba and Kafr Batna in Eastern Ghouta
Al-Mayadeen currently has a live broadcast from the Afrin crossing
Al-Mayadeen currently has a live broadcast from the Afrin crossing
Agreement to be signed of Israeli gas supply to Egypt worth 15 billion dollars
This is completely incorrect to say that our military troops are being sent to get involved in the Yemen war: Pakistani Defence Minister Khurram Dastagir Khan
East Ghouta: heavy artillery and SyAF bombardment resulted so far in 26 killed, including 7 children. Many others wounded. Damascus
Two police personnel have been killed and three others injured in separate Taliban attacks in southern Ghazni and southeastern Paktika provinces21 hour ago
Two police personnel have been killed and three others injured in separate Taliban attacks in southern Ghazni and southeastern Paktika provinces
The #OperationOliveBranch Room announced the control over Diwan Al Tahtani, El Bayadah camp, Qabla hill and the houses around it from the YPG
21 hour ago
UK Foreign Office calls on Iran to stop the activities in the conflict in Yemen
The French Foreign Ministry expressed concern about Iran's missile program and Iran's activities in the region
Foreign Ministry confirms its commitment to the nuclear agreement with Iran
Ankara municipality changed @USEmbassyTurkey's street name to ZeytinDali Olive Branch. as a re-action to US stance over YPG and Afrin military operation.21 hour ago
Ankara municipality changed @USEmbassyTurkey's street name to ZeytinDali "Olive Branch". as a re-action to US stance over YPG and Afrin military operation.
FSA forces looking to Jinderes district from a defensive position.
10 civilians were killed in Hamorya city so far, after continuous bombing targeted residential areas in the city. Civil Defense teams rushed to help the wounded and continue the rescue operation.
Sirte Crime Department discovered some old weapons and UXOs (at least some likely used by ISIS), including an SA-7b MANPADS without a grip stock and thermal battery, and generally in very rough condition
FSA captured Xirabê Elûs east fortified defensive base near Jinderes
Iraq's military spokesman says Iraqi forces are searching the Al Saadounya area, southwest of Kirkuk, where the attack took place
President Duterte says ban on deployment of workers to Kuwait stands. The ban will continue and it will extend to other countries, says Duterte
Turkish army is shelling several locations in western Marea city including Harbul, Sheikh Issa, Maryamin
Turkish artillery is pounding villages on the road from Aleppo to Afrin
Egypt: 3 Soldiers, 4 Militants Killed in Sinai Campaign
Iran civil aviation 'cannot confirm' wreckage of crashed plane was found: state TV
Two high-ranking Police officials from Kyrgyzstan Ministry of Interior anti-drug department arrested and charged with criminal offenses after getting caught with 8 kilos of marijuana.
New @Reuters pictures. OliveBranch forces position a BGM-71 TOW "north of Afrin" yesterday
22 hour ago
Calls to stop Syrian Army's offensive in Idlib aimed at shielding AlNusra Front militants - @mfa_russia's Lavrov
Smoke rising as airplanes targeting Eastern Ghouta
22 hour ago
Lavrov says the experience of Aleppo can be used in the Eastern Gouta
4.4 magnitude earthquake just hits Kermanshah Qasre Shirin region. Casualties unknown
Chinese president sends condolence to Iranian counterpart over plane crash
Visuals of ammunition and paraphernalia recovered after an attempt by Pakistan's Border Action Team (BAT) was foiled along the LoC, last evening. One armed intruder was killed and 2 other were injured in the operation22 hour ago
Visuals of ammunition and paraphernalia recovered after an attempt by Pakistan's Border Action Team (BAT) was foiled along the LoC, last evening. One armed intruder was killed and 2 other were injured in the operation
Map: Militants groups and International Operations in Sahel area.22 hour ago
Map: Militants groups and International Operations in Sahel area.
22 hour ago
Kunduz province governor accepts his dismissal by president @ashrafghani and says, he really respect President decision and will soon leave the office
The "Operation Olive Branch" Room announces, they are in the gate of Raco (Khananli gate) after the clashes with the YPG.
A jihadist group in Libya celebrating the anniversary of the uprising against Ghaddafi
22 hour ago
Earthquake of magnitude 4.6 - 46km WSW of Sarpol-e Zahab, Iran
FSA at Merseva village in North Afrin
The #OpOliveBranch Room announced the control of Hopkan village from the YPG
Turkish army shelled Tarandah, south of Afrin.
23 hour ago
Turkey's FM @MevlutCavusoglu comments on Afrin deal, saying if the Syrian government wants to remove YPG from Afrin, it is positive.
ISKP shows (and slaughters) two alleged spies. One of them is the Taliban's one and the second one belongs to Afghan government intelligence agency23 hour ago
ISKP shows (and slaughters) two alleged spies. One of them is the Taliban's one and the second one belongs to Afghan government intelligence agency
"Olive Branch" forces captured Hopkan near Rajo.
23 hour ago
Turkish Foreign Minister: We call for maintaining Syria's unity and encourage reconstruction efforts
Jordan FM: We are in agreement with Turkey on the importance of the Palestinian cause and the two-state solution
Iraq's Hashd al-Shaabi: Militants disguised in army uniforms ambush paramilitary troops north of Baghdad, killing 27.
YPG in Afrin denies current agreement with Damascus
Iraq has sentenced 17yr old female German convert to 6 years in prison for joining ISIS. Two other female foreign fighters, another German and one from Turkey have been sentenced to death by hanging.
#OpOliveBranch room announces the capture of Nabi Huri hill/castle and Roman brigde and surrounding hills
IS claims yesterday's massacre of PMU forces south-west of Kirkuk, killing over 20 Iraqis and burning 5 vehicles
At least 20 ISF Iraqi soldiers killed and 5 vehicles destroyed in Al-Riyadh area during ISIS ambush
Ancient Cyrrhus, the modern Nebi Hurri hill is under FSA control
Four civilians killed and others wounded as a result of the strike on Saqba town in Eastern Ghouta
The convoy of Sheikh Maqsoud residents arrived in Afrin.
23 hour ago
Three civilians, including a woman, were killed in a roadside bombing and a policeman gunned down in western Farah province
23 hour ago
Unconfirmed reports suggest rescue workers have found wreckage of ill-fated Iranian plane
Iranian rescue team resumes hunt for wreckage as weather improves one day after a plane crashed with 65 people on board23 hour ago
Iranian rescue team resumes hunt for wreckage as weather improves one day after a plane crashed with 65 people on board