Tankers over Mediterranean: USAF Douglas KC-10A Extender (86-0033) leaving Italian airspace off Sicilian coast to eastern Mediterranean Sea. Note that on the same route there also 2 others USAF KC-10A (83-0075 and 79-1711) near Sardinia also flying eastward. Probably not alone

Map. History of Middle East conflict

25 April 2018
1 week ago
CNN: At least one US warship in the Red Sea took part in the strikes
Gen. Dunford: Russian guns and missiles remained silent during US, UK, French strikes, said only response came from Syrian military who fired some surface-to-air missiles to no effect
Syrian capital Damascus all quiet after an hour of strikes by US Britain and France on Syria
Syria says joint attack 'flagrant violation,' 'doomed to fail'
1 week ago
In addition to U.S. Navy warships, U.S. Air Force B-1 bombers also took part in strikes against Assad government in Syria: officials
Russian Ambassador responds to the U.S. on Syria strikes: "The worst apprehensions have come true. We warned that such actions will not be left without consequences."
US allies in the MiddleEast, while not directly part of the operation to degrade/destroy Syria's chemical weapons capabilities, were briefed on/involved in some of the planning, including for possible response later from Iran, per defense official
NATO SecGen @jensstoltenberg: "I support the actions taken by the United States, the United Kingdom and France against the Syrian government's chemical weapons facilities and capabilities. This will reduce the government's ability to further attack the people of Syria with chemical weapons"
US defense officials say about 100-120 missiles launched by US against Syria government chemical weapon targets
Mattis: We expect a disinformation campaign from Russia.
Syrian presidency tweets "Good souls will not be humiliated" after airstrikes by US, UK, France.
1 week ago
Mattis: Expect full 'disinformation' campaign from Syria, Russia and/or Iran following US, UK, French strikes
Pentagon: We are confident that chlorine has been used and we do not rule out sarin yet
SecDef Mattis said today's strike against the government used "double the amount of weapons" compared to the April 2017 strike
Dunford: we didn't clear any targets with the Russian. Deconflicted airspace with the Russians. Done through normal channels in Qatar
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Dunford: "We specifically identified the targets to mitigate the risk of Russian forces being involved"
Mattis says he became confident in the evidence yesterday, after he testified that they were still searching for evidence.
Pentagon: We have not coordinated with the Russians on these operations
Pentagon: We have not received any reports yet of any losses as a result of the first operations
1 week ago
Mattis: US, UK, French strikes are "one-time shot" in Syria, unless Assad continues to use chemical weapons
Dunford: initial SAM from Syrian government, only retaliation aware of at this time (in response to question about Russian response) - operation done for now.
Mattis: "Right now, this is a one time shot." Says he believes Assad will get the message and be deterred from doing this again.
Dunford: Targets stuck and destroyed were part of the Syrian government's chemical weapons program
Defense Sec. Mattis: "These strikes are directed at the Syrian government. In conducting these strikes, we have gone to great lengths to avoid civilian and foreign casualties."
The US defense secretary says Assad's government will be punished as well as ISIS
Missiles striking Syria launched from Qatar's Al-Udeid Badr: Al Mayadeen
"What you've seen tonight is not the end of the US response..it's not over" US official tells
Witnesses from Damascus: a third wave of rockets fall on areas in the Syrian capital
Syrian State TV claims Syrian air defenses have down 13 missiles in the area of al-Kiswah, located south of Damascus
Syrian State TV claims Syrian air defenses have down 13 missiles in the area of al-Kiswah, located south of Damascus
CNN is reporting explosions in Aleppo too. The Republican Guard is hit.
Shadow missiles used against military facility 15 miles west of Homs, believed to be site of chemical weapon precursors - UK Defence Ministry
MoD four RAC Tornado GR4s launched Storm Shadow missiles at a military facility – a former missile base – fifteen miles west of Homs minutes ago
British Ministry of Defense: 4 Tornado participated in the raids
Local Sources: the US airstrikes targeted Hezbollah headquarters in Quseir, countryside of Homs
Another explosion in Syria1 week ago
Another explosion in Syria
Israeli intelligence shared intelligence on targets to identify and strike in Syria tonight. - Fox News
U.S strike began on Syria
@FoxNews reporting that B-1 bombers are involved in ongoing Syria Strikes.
Macron says he ordered the French army to intervene in Syria
Strikes targeted Republican Guard objects at Mount Qassion
Al-Domair airfield was bombed by missile
Explosion at Scientific Research in Barzeh
NOTAM and navigation warnings in force around Cyprus for Sat 14th April1 week ago
NOTAM and navigation warnings in force around Cyprus for Sat 14th April
Residents in Lebanon report hearing explosions on the Syrian side of the border, indicating that multiple targets are under attack - Sky News Arabia
Local Sources: Damascus airport is completely destroyed and the fires could be seen from everywhere
Mezzeh Military Airport has been attacked by the US airstrikes on Syria
[email protected]'s @barbarastarrcnn has confirmed that manned aircraft and ship-launched Tomahawk missiles were used in the attack.
As for Iran, "Increased engagement from our friends, including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar Egypt and others can ensure that Iran does not profit from the eradication of ISIS" per @POTUS
1 week ago
British PM says no alternative to use of force in Syria
Theresa May confirms that Britain were involved in the strike1 week ago
Theresa May confirms that Britain were involved in the strike
Syrian media saying Barzeh hit.
Reports coming out of strikes vs Jemraya District, Damascus. Jemraya is where the Scientific Studies and Research Centre is located
1 week ago
[email protected]: "Tonight, I ask all Americans to say a prayer for our noble warriors and our allies as they carry out their missions. We pray that God will bring comfort to those suffering in Syria."
Facebook live video that was showing what seems to be the aftermath of an explosion in Damascus.
Pro-government "Damascus Now" outlet claiming strikes are hitting areas around the capital. Syria
Syrian air-defenses are defending the sky of Damascus
Pentagon: There will be a press briefing at 10 p.m. EDT, tonight, April 13, in the Pentagon Briefing Room on operations in Syria
1 week ago
[email protected]: "In 2013, President Putin and his government promised the world that they would guarantee the elimination of Syria's chemical weapons."
Trump: "Tonight, I ask all Americans to say a prayer for our noble warriors and our allies as they carry out their missions. We pray that god will bring comfort to those suffering in Syria. We pray that god will guide the whole region toward a future of dignity and of peace."
President Trump: "To Iran and to Russia, I ask: What kind of a nation wants to be associated with the mass murder of innocent men, women and children?"
Damascus: Weapons are being shot Into the Air trying to shoot down rockets or something else
1 week ago
[email protected]: "We are prepared to sustain this response until the Syrian government stops its use of prohibited chemical agents."
The Islamic State notebook also includes a hand-drawn map of territorial control in Syria, which appears to have been drawn somewhere between February and March 2016: it has lost Shaddadi to the SDF (Feb 19), but the group is still in control of Palmyra (lost to SAA on Mar 27).
"Russia must decide if it will continue down this dark path or if it will join with civilized nations" per @POTUS
Putin promised the world in 2013 Russia would guarantee the elimination of Syria's chemical weapons, notes @POTUS.
Syrian air-defenses are active as big explosions heard in Damascus
1 week ago
[email protected]: "A short time ago, I ordered the United States Armed Forces to launch precision strikes on targets associated with the chemical weapons capabilities of Syrian dictator, Bashar al-Assad."
President Trump orders strikes on Syrian targets following last week's suspected chemical weapons attack in Douma, Syria.
Precision strikes ordered on chemical weapons sites in Syria and attack underway with UK and France, says @POTUS.
Sounds of explosions can be clearly heard in Eastern Damascus
President Trump has approved U.S. military strikes in Syria: administration official
US administration official confirmed that a decision to strike Syria has been taken.
Trump is expected to make a statement about Syria in 30 minutes. Press Pool at @WhiteHouse is being told to gather.
"I don't believe it," a senior @WhiteHouse official tells of @BBCNews report that @POTUS is to make a major announcement tonight. "It's a no."
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence 'rushing back' to hotel in Peru amid speculation about possible U.S. military action in Syria; reporters at the White House told to stand by - NBC/CNN
Iran court approves death penalty for 24-year-old Kurdish activist Ramin Hossein Panahi after facing brutal torture and solitary confinement in prison.
32,000ft heading over Iran - Russian Air Force IL76 RA78847
A pro-ISIS hacking group calling itself "Inghimasat dawlawiya team" posts infographics detailing "six months of operations", claims to have created and hacked several hundred Facebook and Twitter accounts
The Palestinian delegate: The Security Council failed to shoulder its responsibilities to what is happening in Gaza
15 Hours after departure from NAS Sigonella - FORTE10 continues to carry out it's task in the Eastern Mediterranean West of Lebanon and Syria at 56,000 feet1 week ago
15 Hours after departure from NAS Sigonella - FORTE10 continues to carry out it's task in the Eastern Mediterranean West of Lebanon and Syria at 56,000 feet
Libyan National Army's representative denies reports of general Haftar's death
U.S. still looking into 'exact kind or mix" of the chemical agent used in the attack - State Department
Pro-Haftar sources denying his death. Will have to wait for clarification.
WH: NSC meeting this afternoon is "at the deputies level." - @PressSec
Iran has granted Russia overflight and landing rights for strategic bombers, presumably for Syria operations
1 week ago
"There is another national security meeting this afternoon on the deputies' level" to discuss Syria, confirms @PressSec.
1 week ago
"We have a very high confidence" Syria responsible for the chemical attack in Douma, says @PressSec in response to question about Russia alleging it was staged by UK.
Sources tell General Haftar is in Paris in hospital and not well at all but they don't know if he has passed - but his top guys (Spox officers) tell he his fine. The unity government says they don't know. So at the moment it's unconfirmed
Sanders: Confident that Syria is responsible for the chemical attack and Russia due to their failure to prevent it
The White House Spox Sanders says Trump spoke with Macron once again earlier today. Conversations on Syria with allies and partners continue
The US State Department: The Syrian regime is responsible for the attack in Douma
1 week ago
"Syria had responsibility in this chemical weapons attack" and US also holds Russia responsible for failing to stop it," says @PressSec.
Supply and reinforcement for Russia's Syria campaign continues: Russian Gov chartered, Russia flag RoRo Alexandr Tkachenko transits Bosphorus en route to Tartus carrying Project03160 Raptor, BMK-T bridge erection boat, Ural 4320 trucks. @YorukIsik pics  @reuterspictures @ReutersWorld1 week ago
Supply and reinforcement for Russia's Syria campaign continues: Russian Gov chartered, Russia flag RoRo Alexandr Tkachenko transits Bosphorus en route to Tartus carrying Project03160 Raptor, BMK-T bridge erection boat, Ural 4320 trucks. @YorukIsik pics @reuterspictures @ReutersWorld
1 week ago
Earthquake of magnitude 4.8 - 15km NE of Akseki, Turkey
Reports that the head of the Eastern Libyan National Army, Khalifa Haftar, has died in hospital.
1 week ago
Britain's UN ambassador calls Russian military assertion that the UK staged a chemical attack in Syria "a blatant lie."
Supply and reinforcement for Russia's Syria campaign continues amid rising international crisis in Middle East: BSF Tapir class LST Nikolai Filchenkov 152 transits Med-bound Bosphorus en route to Tartus Syria for its first deployment in 2018 after 7 months of repairs.1 week ago
Supply and reinforcement for Russia's Syria campaign continues amid rising international crisis in Middle East: BSF Tapir class LST Nikolai Filchenkov 152 transits Med-bound Bosphorus en route to Tartus Syria for its first deployment in 2018 after 7 months of repairs.
Latest Palestinian Health Ministry numbers: 701 wounded in Gaza1 week ago
Latest Palestinian Health Ministry numbers: 701 wounded in Gaza
1 week ago
J&K Ministers Chandra Prakash Ganga and Lal Singh submitted their resignations minutes after PM Modi sends a warning
1 week ago
Russian defence ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov says Britain told the White Helmets first responders to fake the suspected chemical attack in the Syrian town of Douma
US ambassador to the United Nations says President Trump 'has not yet made a decision about possible actions in Syria.'
British delegate to UN: The Syrian government is a danger to the international community
British delegate to UN: Russia breaks international treaties and ignores international law
UK envoy: The Syrian government is responsible for the chemical attack
The French delegate: The use of the Assad government of chemical weapons is a flagrant violation of international law
Tankers over Mediterranean: USAF Douglas KC-10A Extender (86-0033) leaving Italian airspace off Sicilian coast to eastern Mediterranean Sea. Note that on the same route there also 2 others USAF KC-10A (83-0075 and 79-1711)   near Sardinia also flying eastward. Probably not alone1 week ago
Tankers over Mediterranean: USAF Douglas KC-10A Extender (86-0033) leaving Italian airspace off Sicilian coast to eastern Mediterranean Sea. Note that on the same route there also 2 others USAF KC-10A (83-0075 and 79-1711) near Sardinia also flying eastward. Probably not alone
1 week ago
Russian Ministry of Defense: Russia has evidences that U.K involved in "provocation" in Eastern Ghouta
Nikki Haley: Assad used chemical weapons at least 50 times and there are estimates of up to 200 times
Nikki Haley: Russia has blocked the mechanism of investigation using chemical in Syria
Nikki Haley: Russia defended the Assad government and its continued use of chemical weapons
US Ambassador Nikki Haley: Russia has ignored the real threat to international security, the use of chemical weapons in Syria
There should be no rush to launch military action on Syria, but 'at one point you have to do something', says US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley
Russian delegate to UN: We warn against repeating the scenarios of Iraq and Libya in Syria
The Russian delegate to UN: The military action of Washington in Syria may eliminate all diplomatic efforts to resolve the Syrian crisis
Russian delegate to UN: The negative developments in the Syrian crisis will have serious repercussions
António Guterres: systematic violations of international law in Syria since the beginning of the crisis
#UN Secretary General António Guterres tells Security Council emergency session on Syria- the Cold War is back
UN Secretary-General Antonio Gutierrez: The situation in the Middle East threatens global security
A session of the Security Council shortly after a Russian request to address the situation in Syria
Haley: We are waiting for information to make the final decision on Syria
1 week ago
State media: Uzbekistan officials use drones to monitor people's vegetable gardens. Those who fail to 'use the land efficiently' face triple tax.
An Israeli reconnaissance drone flying in the northern Lebanese province of Akkar near the border with Syria
1 week ago
Gaza's Health Ministry says 363 Palestinians have been injured by Israeli fire or treated for tear gas inhalation in mass protests on the Gaza-Israel border, @AP reports
1 week ago
Palestinian protesters set off explosive, try to fly kite bomb over border
The journalist Ahmed abu-Hussein, wounded earlier today near the GazaFence, is in serious condition - Palestinian media1 week ago
The journalist Ahmed abu-Hussein, wounded earlier today near the GazaFence, is in serious condition - Palestinian media
1 week ago
Palestinian Ministry of Health: 363 wounded with live ammunition and tear gas canisters in Gaza
1 week ago
Kremlin: Putin warns Macron of any reckless and dangerous actions in Syria
1 week ago
Israeli army Spokesperson update: Israeli army estimates 10,000 demonstrators participate in the Great Return March in Gaza right (a little less than last week). Army also claims an IED exploded near the fence and might've injured some protesters
In Kyrgyzstan Opposition MPs refused to listen to government report, as PM Isakov remains missing meetings
[email protected]: Between April 6 and April 12, US-led Coalition military forces conducted 15 strikes targeting ISIS, 10 strikes in Syria and 5 in Iraq
UAE Pantsir battery on the move in Yemen
France's foreign minister has cancelled trips to Albania and Slovenia because of rising global tensions around Syria
1 week ago
The Russian ambassador to the UK accuses the White Helmets of staging "fake chemical attacks" in Syria
Macron wants to 'intensify' dialogue with Russia on Syria: French presidency
Russian ambassador to the UK likens possible military action against the Syrian government to the Iraq war1 week ago
Russian ambassador to the UK likens possible military action against the Syrian government to the Iraq war
France confirms a phone call on Syria between @EmmanuelMacron and Putin
1 week ago
Over 100 Palestinians wounded, including 10 medical personnel and at least 1 journalist during the #GreatReturnMarch protests in Gaza today - Palestinian media
1 week ago
Reuters: Macron tells Putin in phone call he wants to intensify dialogue with Russia to bring peace to Syria
1 week ago
The Palestine Red Crescent Society reports 27 injured in Gaza protest. The report states 14 wounded by live fire and one with a serious head injury.
1 week ago
Russian ambassador to the UK Alexander Yakovenko says Syrian Government had warned that rebels could stage a chemical attack
1 week ago
Russian officials who visited Douma in Syria did not find traces of chemical substances - Russian ambassador to the UK
1 week ago
Turkey President @RT_Erdogan says he discussed steps for peace in Syria during discussions with Russia President Putin and @POTUS
India is doing 'state terrorism' in the Kashmir: Pakistani PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi
Pakistan is advocating the case of the Kashmir from the past seventy years: PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi
Kashmir issue should be resolved. Indian army is catering the innocent freedom fighting Kashmiris 'brutally': Pakistani PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi
1 week ago
Israeli army releases video showing Palestinians attempting to damage fence on Gaza border
1 week ago
Israeli army: Palestinians attempt to breach fence with explosives, Molotov cocktails
1 week ago
Palestinians wounded at Gaza-Israel border protests
1 week ago
Atmosphere around Syria very alarming, says Russia Foreign Minister Lavrov
1 week ago
Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories: Priorities of Hamas are obvious and the Gazans rank last
1 week ago
Two injuries by bullets east of Al-Bureij refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip.
A senior Israeli army officer said today that Yasser Murtaja, the reporter shot dead last Friday, was indeed a Hamas operative. He added the Israeli army doesn't fire towards people seen to be wearing press attire, said the army is still investigating the circumstances of his death
Part of the preparations ahead of the Friday protests at the Gaza perimeter1 week ago
Part of the preparations ahead of the Friday protests at the Gaza perimeter
Some of those injured in earlier protests at the Gaza perimeter have returned today1 week ago
Some of those injured in earlier protests at the Gaza perimeter have returned today
1 week ago
Lavrov: Russia has irrefutable evidence that the incident in the Syrian Duma was a show organized by the special services of one of the Russophobic states
1 week ago
Kulgam civilian killings: restrictions remain imposed in old quarters of Kashmir capital to thwart protests; Friday prayers disallowed at Jamia Masjid; protests and clashes reported from some areas of the city
1 week ago
Lavrov: Any military moves on Syria will lead to new waves of immigration to Europe
1 week ago
Lavrov: We are in constant contact with the American side on Syria
1 week ago
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov: I think the investigation team of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in Duma will not find evidence of the use of chemical weapons
1 week ago
Clashes erupt on Israel-Gaza border on third Friday of protests
1 week ago
German government spokesman says Germany will do everything it can to maintain political pressure on Russia over Syria
Israeli army Spokesman to Gaza residents: Do not let Hamas take advantage of you
Islamic State Releases Pictures Showing Targeting Of SAA Bulldozer On The Outskirts Of AbuKamal.
Israeli warplanes flying at an medium altitude in the Marjayoun area of ​​southern Lebanon
"We want to increase political pressure on Russia. If Russia doesn't change its behavior we won't be able to solve Syria crisis", says German foreign minister @HeikoMaas in Brussels
ISIS attacks Iraqi Army checkpoint in north Diyala province. 1 soldier injured.
Israeli official: Honduras passing resolution moving embassy to Jerusalem
Photos from Khalifa 3 joint Egypt - UAE Naval exercise in the Red Sea1 week ago
Photos from Khalifa 3 joint Egypt - UAE Naval exercise in the Red Sea
1 week ago
3 protesters wounded from Israeli fire near the Gaza Fence - Palestinian media
The UN Security Council schedules another emergency meeting at Russia's request on the threat to international peace from possible air strikes on Syria by the US and its allies
There is an Israeli military drone flying overhead Ramallah
1 week ago
Report: Palestinians attempt to cross border fence between Gaza and Israel
1 week ago
British ministers back action to deter Syrian chemical weapon use
Uganda says it is "positively considering" Israel's request to to allow 500 Eritrean and Sudanese refugees to relocate there.
Uganda agrees to accept a 'batch' of African migrants from Israel, minister announces, after months of speculation
1 week ago
Azerbaijan counted 110 shelling at the contact line in last 24 hours
Syrian Air Force Su24 noticed in Kweiris airbase, Aleppo province
1 week ago
Palestinian government: We hold Israel responsible for the crime committed by settlers in Akraba mosque near Nablus
3 soldiers killed, 5 others wounded in Bradost
One civilian was killed in artillery shelling on Al Lataminah town of Northern Hama
Artillery and missile shelling of the system on Tallaf in South Hama
Saudi foreign minister says Qatar crisis will not be discussed during Sunday's Arab Summit
1 week ago
Taliban kill 10 security forces in Afghan province of Herat
A mosque in the West Bank village of Aqraba was vandalized and subject to an arson attempt overnight by suspected Jewish extremists1 week ago
A mosque in the West Bank village of Aqraba was vandalized and subject to an arson attempt overnight by suspected Jewish extremists
US Secretary of State Nominee Mike Pompeo says Turkey entering into Afrin took an already incredibly complex situation, and put another twist into a cartwheel. He also accuses Erdogan, Putin and Rouhani to try to carve up Syria during the last summit held in Ankara.
Afghan NDS Special Forces storm Taliban compound in Nangarhar province1 week ago
Afghan NDS Special Forces storm Taliban compound in Nangarhar province
1 week ago
Israel's envoy to Russia Gary Koren calls Iran main culprit responsible for potential negative scenario in Syria, stresses Israeli army will continue strikes inside Syria to prevent Iran strengthening there.
Friday of burning the Israeli flag protests begin near the GazaFence. This is the 3rd Friday of the GreatReturnMarch. Until now, 33 Palestinians killed and 3,000 wounded (1,300 from Israeli bullets). Israeli army threatens to escalate response if protests continue1 week ago
"Friday of burning the Israeli flag" protests begin near the GazaFence. This is the 3rd Friday of the #GreatReturnMarch. Until now, 33 Palestinians killed and 3,000 wounded (1,300 from Israeli bullets). Israeli army threatens to escalate response if protests continue
US Navy P8 Poseidon 168433 heading  Eastern Mediterranean from Sigonella, USAF Global Hawk AE54B5 circling off the coast of Lebanon1 week ago
US Navy P8 Poseidon 168433 heading Eastern Mediterranean from Sigonella, USAF Global Hawk AE54B5 circling off the coast of Lebanon
1 week ago
Jeremy Corbyn says "the Government appears to be waiting for instructions" from President Trump on how to proceed in Syria
1 week ago
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says UK military intervention in Syria risks "escalating an already devastating conflict" and the UK should press for an "independent UN-led investigation" of the alleged chemical attack
Another major fire at Osh bazaar in Bishkek early am this morning. Emergency Ministry official says arson suspected. This is the 3rd incident at this location so far.
Russian Defense Ministry: Russian military police deployed checkpoints at Douma
IS cells south of Qaryatayn and near rebel-held E Qalamoun pocket launch attack on SAA positions in Mahasaah region in E Homs countryside.
Guardian: Preparations for a possible Russian counter attack on the British base RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus were underway on Thursday in the event of US-led military action in Syria.
@SenatorMenendez at today's Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing on Pompeo's nomination: "Turkey is supposed to be our NATO ally," but it "is fighting the same Kurds that we have depended upon to defeat [ISIS]"
Pro-SAA Popular Resistance In Eastern Region targets USA military base (former SAA 93th Brigade) at AinIssa in N Raqqa countryside  (12 April 2018)1 week ago
Pro-SAA "Popular Resistance In Eastern Region" targets USA military base (former SAA 93th Brigade) at AinIssa in N Raqqa countryside (12 April 2018)
[email protected]: president Trump met with NSC members, has yet to make final decision on Syria.
President Trump to discuss Syria with France's Macron and UK's May later Thursday, according to White House
1 week ago
"President Trump just finished a meeting with his National Security team to discuss the situation in Syria. No final decision has been made. We are continuing to asses intelligence and are engaged in conversations with our partners and allies," says @PressSec.
1 week ago
After hours long meeting, the British Cabinet has "agreed on the need to take further action" to deter further use of chemical weapons in Syria. The Prime Minister will "continue to work with allies in the United States and France to coordinate an international response"
1 week ago
Britain: We must take the necessary steps to prevent the Assad government from chemical weapons use in the future
Cabinet backs PM on Syria, agreed chemical weapons use cannot go unchallenged and agreed the need to take action to deter the further use of chemical weapons by the Assad government. No more specifics, prob guided by the fact the US is still to publicly agree its position.1 week ago
Cabinet backs PM on Syria, agreed chemical weapons use "cannot go unchallenged" and agreed "the need to take action to deter the further use of chemical weapons by the Assad government." No more specifics, prob guided by the fact the US is still to publicly agree its position.
US Navy P-8A 168431 PS023 and US Navy P-8A 168439 PS024  are currently on task over the Eastern Mediterranean operating West of Latakia and Tartus, Syria.1 week ago
US Navy P-8A 168431 PS023 and US Navy P-8A 168439 PS024 are currently on task over the Eastern Mediterranean operating West of Latakia and Tartus, Syria.
Russia calls for UN Security Council meeting on Syria
Saudi Arabia: Hezbollah media channel releases some pictures of the Burkan-2H rockets (aka Volcano-2H) launched on Riyadh and on other Saudi locations yesterday.
A report indicated that Yazdanpanah, PAK Kurdish leader, car was shot at today #Erbil
NO reports of casualties/damage after Saudi royal air defence forces intercepted yet another Houthi ballistic missile over Jazan, fired from Yemen1 week ago
NO reports of casualties/damage after Saudi royal air defence forces intercepted yet another Houthi ballistic missile over Jazan, fired from Yemen
Russia's UN ambassador says top priority is to avert war in Syria, doesn't rule out possibility of US-Russian conflict.
1 week ago
Saudi air defense intercepts a ballistic missile in the skies of Jazan south of the KSA
Houthis fire ballistic missile toward Saudi city of Jizan
8 UAE army MaxxPro on the west coast. Source claims all MRAPs were given to the Southern Resistance.
U.S. seeking extradition of five Bulgarians over Syria embargo breach: Sofia prosecutor
Houthi fighting against pro-Hadi forces in Taiz.
Russia's UN ambassador urges Washington and its allies not to take military action in Syria
Russia's delegate to the UN Security Council: The Security Council's priority should be to avoid war in Syria
Pompeo says Trump has the authority to attack Syria without congressional authorization, pursuant to his inherent constitutional authorities. Murphy presses him on the limiting principle. Pompeo concedes there's no attack or imminent threat thereof on US by Assad government
US officials: We have received blood samples from the victims of the attack in Douma. Confirms the presence of chlorine and nerve gas
CNN: U.S. Officials: Urine samples from Douma victims test positive for chlorine, nerve agent.
Source to CNBC suggests Washington plans to strike eight targets in Syria
1 week ago
Palestinian shot by Israeli army soldiers in Gaza protests earlier today dies of wounds
The outgoing head of the CIA appeared to confirm Thursday reports that around 200 Russian mercenaries were killed in February during a clash with US-led forces in Syria
NATO's chief calls for access to site of poison gas attack in Syria
Pompeo just confirmed "a couple hundred Russians were killed" in Syria in shout-out involving US forces. US Defense officials have so far refused to do so publicly.
Syrian TV: Damascus holds the West responsible for any disruption of the work of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
Israeli army apologizes for scaring Tel Aviv residents with practice fly-bys
Islamic State claims to have killed and wounded 4 Hashd Al-Shaabi militiamen #PMU during an attack wirh the explosive device east of #TalAfar
Islamic State claims to have damaged a Hummer and killed / wounded several Iraqi #ISF soldiers during an attack east of #Ruthba in Anbar Province
Mattis says he is going to the White House for a meeting after his hearing to present options to the president on Syria
In response to the Russian claim that Israel is destabilizing Syria an Israeli official said: "Iranian are those destabilizing Syria: They are trying to build permanent bases and threaten Israel"
At least 16 dead in Iraq attack at funeral of anti-IS fighters: official
Further confirmation of Azerbaijan operation of Israel Harop loiter munitions, rather unexpectedly courtesy of a State Border Guard music video1 week ago
Further confirmation of Azerbaijan operation of Israel Harop loiter munitions, rather unexpectedly courtesy of a State Border Guard music video
Further confirmation of Azerbaijan operation of Israel Harop loiter munitions, rather unexpectedly courtesy of a State Border Guard music video
Pompeo on Iran: "I have seen no evidence that they are not in compliance today" with the deal.
President Trump on Syria: "We're having a number of meetings today. We'll see what happens."
10 killed, 14 injured in bombing in Shirqat Iraq
UNSC on Syria: Sweden has proposed a 'high-level disarmament mission' sent to Syria immediately to resolve chemical weapon issue 'once and for all'
President Trump, holding a meeting in the Cabinet Room, says a decision on Syria will be made soon and will hold a meeting on it today.
Chemical weapons agency says team is on its way to Syria and will start work April 14
1 week ago
Mattis: Congress will be notified before any potential U.S. strikes against Assad government in Syria
1 week ago
Mattis tells Congress: No decision has been made about launching strikes in Syria against the Assad government
The defense secretary adds that the US is looking to avoid the Syria crisis from getting "out of control" while American military action is being considered
First group of OPCW chemical weapons experts will arrive in Syria today: Syria's UN envoy
If Israel attacks, Tel Aviv and Haifa will be 'erased from the map,' threatens senior Iranian official
War "must be the last resort," says US Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo at hearing on Capitol Hill
China expressed concern of rising tensions in Syria, and called on all relevant parties of the Syria issue to remain calm and show restraint: foreign ministry
"We are committed to ending that war [in Syria] through the Geneva process, the @UN orchestrated effort" says US SecDef Mattis "It has been unfulfilled again because Russia has continually blocked the efforts. That doesn`t mean we give up"
"There's a tactical concernthat we don't add to any civilians deaths" Mattis tells HASC on Syria "We're trying to stop the murder of innocent people. But on a strategic level its how we keep this from escalating out of control, if you get my drift on that"
US Defense Secretary: US looks to avoid escalating escalation becomes out of control in Syria
"There will be notification to leadership, of course, prior to the attack" adds US Defence Secretary Mattis re possible Syria strike
Supreme leader's representative at Quds force, cleric Shirazi, says Iran can destroy Israel: FARS
"We will report to Congress. We will keep open lines of communication" @DeptofDefense Secretary Mattis says when asked if lawmakers will be notified of potential US action in Syria
Mattis promises to communicate with the Congressional leadership ahead of any strike on Syria
"There have been a umber of these [chemical] attacks" per Mattis "In many cases you know we don't have troops. We're not engaged on the ground there so I cannot tell you we had evidence" despite indications it sarin or other chemicals were used
Mattis: Cannot say U.S. has evidence on chemical weapons attack, but has seen media reports.
Pressed on Syria, SecDef Mattis says "I don't want to get, as you'll understand, into the details of a potential decision by the commander in chief due to this latest attack"
"The only reason Assad is still in power is because of the Russia|ns regretable vetos in the @UN and the Russian and Iran|ian militaries" per SecDef Mattis
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