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18 February 2018
Ministry of local administration and services in Syrian Salvation Government has issued a decision to dissolve the local council of Idlib city and announced at the same time its decision to form a new council.
Turkish forces bombed the Afrin with shells
SE. Idlib: many pro-Assad fighters were also captured in Khuwayn 2 days ago.
1 month ago
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in Canada asks US to clarify which side it is on: allies or terror groups?
The YPG says it will hand over Isis POWs who are Russian nationals to the Russian government tomorrow in Manbij
Readout from @WhiteHouse of @POTUS call with Emir of Qatar.
Syria government soldier from Misyaf heading to front in S. Idlib Joking: This bus is for transporting troops, not the loot! Asked about the situation there: Thank God, we're advancing in reverse1 month ago
Syria government soldier from Misyaf heading to front in S. Idlib Joking: "This bus is for transporting troops, not the loot!" Asked about the situation there: "Thank God, we're advancing in reverse"
The White Helmets @SyriaCivilDef urge end on attacks in Syria's Eastern Ghouta .
Chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority: Qatari interception of the two Emirates planes was intentional
Many civilians injured after +18 artillery shells targeted the city of Douma in Eastern Ghouta (Jan 15)
Fierce fighting forced the closure of Libya capital's only civilian Mitiga airport in east Tripoli after a militia in charge of security there said it had been attacked. Heavy gunfire could be heard as far away as Tajura 30km east of the capital
East Idlib: remains of a Tochka missile near Rasm Ward.
SE. Idlib: FSA Jaish Izza damaged a T-62M with a Konkurs on Tell Maraq front, using spoils freshly captured.
1 month ago
Turkey's Prime Minister Binali Yildirim spoke by phone with Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar Abadi tonight
S. Aleppo: Jaish Nasr says they recaptured Tell Abu Ruwayl from government/IRGC-linked forces while Atshan in NE. Hama countryside is back under government control.
Syrian Army captured Sheik Khalil west of Abu Ruwail in Aleppo
It's propaganda
Egypt: ISIS claimed to have sniped two soldiers and damaged an army vehicle by IED detonation during the past two days in the Touma area (Sheikh Zuweid), North Sinai
Israeli army announces Kerem Shalom crossing will open tomorrow. It had been closed since Sunday following the discovery of a Hamas tunnel running underneath it. Kerem Shalom crossing is Gaza's main point of entry for goods
Death toll of Mitiga Airport clashes rises to 20 with 63 other people wounded, the Ministry of Health reports
FSA heading to capture Saloumiyah using several Panthera F9 APCs. Also a mounted 106 mm recoilless gun.
WSJ gets a source "close to Russia's Defense Ministry" to confirm that the New Year's Eve attack on Hmeimim, previously claimed to be a "mortar" attack, was actually a drone attack using the same UAVs seen on Jan 5/6 attack on the base
Reports that SDF reinforcements are being sent from Cizire Region and Kobani Region towards Afrin Region,nobody knows if the government will allow the convoy to pass through its areas
1 month ago
Rocket hits Kabul's diplomatic area Wazir Akbar Khan, no casualties, city police spokesman tells 1TV
1 month ago
Rocket lands inside Indian Embassy at Kabul Afghanistan. Minor damage caused to the rear side of the embassy. All embassy staff safe. Security increased around the area.
KDP to boycott Iraqi elections in Kirkuk.
Syrian Army again recaptured Atshan, Idlib
1 month ago
A rocket lands in 14th Street of Wazir Akbar Khan close to Canadian Embassy in Kabul's PD10. No Casualties reported, a spokesman for Interior Ministry Nusrat Rahimi confirms.
Syrian Army controls Hawbar and Tal Ruwayl Sharqi in Aleppo
1 month ago
Palestinian shot dead by Israeli army in West Bank clashes: officials
Rebels captured Saloumiyah town
PM @Netanyahu: Abbas is 'helping' Israel with anti-Trump rant, in that he's showing the Palestinians's true face by rejecting Washington's peace bid
S. Aleppo: T-90A surfacing again while government and IRGC-linked forces launched offensive against Rebels SE. of Hader.
SAA restore all points captured by HTS, TIP and FSA during counterattack on Khwein, Atshan and south of Abo Dhuhr fronts in Idlib countryside
Two Buraq Air planes have also been damaged due to clashes at Mitiga Airport today. This is really terrible news for air travelers in Libya. The situation was already bad, not it is much worse with Buraq and Afriqyiah both affected. Libya
FSA Jaysh al-Ezzah TOW strike destroys government tank, while they also capture another tank at the village of Tell Maraq S Idlib
First photos of Hisham @omeisy just released in Yemen
Rebels repelled SAA attempts to regain Khuwain in Idlib, destroyed a tank
Roads quite empty as GNA declares state of emergency in Tripoli. Military regrouping in Tajoura. Heavy clashes can still be heard
Houthis have released @omeisy in Sanaa Yemen
S. Aleppo: Rebels announce they took back control of Tell Shahid, showing current frontline after evacuation of Jebal Hoss.
Kurdistan Region Security Council Chancellor @masrour barzani met with the UK Ambassador to Iraq @JonWilksFCO to discuss relations between Erbil, Baghdad and strengthening ties between Kurdistan and the UK
SE. Idlib: FSA Free Idlb Army took out 2 government vehicles with a TOW on Khuwayn front.
Iraqi Ninawa Operations Command announces start of operation to clear islands in Tigris River S of Mosul of ISIS, supported by Coalition air.
Turkish Air Force drone UAV buzzing the Syria border at 18,000ft
Bahrain strongly condemned the Qatar fighter jets intercepting the civilian aircrafts which 'were on their regular daily scheduled routes'
Among the 31 people who was killed today in the double suicide bombing in Baghdad, the Municipality of the Iraqi capital mourned one of its staff, Abd el-Baset Mohammad who was on duty when the attack took place.
Military shipment from Nusaybin to Afrin border1 month ago
Military shipment from Nusaybin to Afrin border
Erdoğan stated: Don't stand between us and militants or else we won't be responsible in any possible unwanted incidents.  Remove your patches from militants uniforms so we won't have to bury those with them1 month ago
Erdoğan stated: "Don't stand between us and militants or else we won't be responsible in any possible unwanted incidents. Remove your patches from militants uniforms so we won't have to bury those with them"
E. Idlib: large blast in Ghadfah following airstrike on this village in E. MaaretNuman CS.
Jaish Izza says its fighters stopped an attempt by government to advance on Tell Maraq front and destroyed one tank with a TOW.
ISIS releases pics of raid on gov positions near Abu Duhour airport, exact location unknown. Based on the pics, this could mean ISIS is taking over villages from gov forces but there have been no news of that and pics dont tell the whole story.
The UAE said Qatari fighter jets intercepted a second Emirati plane en route to Manama
Aviation authority: Qatari fighters again intercept a civilian passenger plane as it lands in Bahrain
1 month ago
Syrian Army controls Hajilah village and Tal Mushayrifah in Hama
PKK TV published images of action against the Turkish army in Çukurca on December 28th. The images also show the moment of shooting the Skorsky helicopter1 month ago
PKK TV published images of action against the Turkish army in Çukurca on December 28th. The images also show the moment of shooting the Skorsky helicopter
Heavy aerial bombardment targeting families in Abu al-Duhur city. East Idlib countryside
Jaish Islam announces it successfully tested a new type of homemade rocket on Zariqiyah front.
2 Hayyet Tahrir al-Sham HTS commanders were injured in explosive device under their car in Idlib city today
1 month ago
Speaking at the opening ceremony of a production facility in Ankara, Erdogan said that the Turkish army will continue to shell SDF and the military operation against Afrin and Manbij may start at any moment.
Senior PYD official: "If Turkey got the green light from America or Russia, it would have invaded Afrin six years ago"
Saudi Ritz-Carlton to re-open after holding royals in govt purge: sources
Libya's GNA issues a statement on Mitiga Airport clashes: GNA condemns the attack. Says the attack is an attempt to free militants from AQ/ISIS held by Rada at the Mitiga prison facility
Photos circulated on Facebook purporting to show an Airbus belonging to Afriqiyah Airways hit by bullets during today's fighting near Maitiqa: Libya
Syria: "Syria strongly condemns US announcement on creation of militias in country's northeast, which represents blatant attack on sovereignty and territorial integrity and unity of Syria, and flagrant violation of international law."
Erbil-Baghdad reach an agreement to open Kurdistan Region's airports — Rudaw reporter.
Syrian Army controls Tal Shahid in Aleppo
Death toll rose to at least 6 people as clashes continue near Mitiga Airport in Tripoli. Reports of Airplanes damaged
1 month ago
Boko Haram releases new video purporting to show abducted Chibok girls
1 month ago
An official source in the Qatari Foreign Ministry denies that Qatari fighter aircraft intercepted Emirati plane
Foreign ministry source tells state news agency SANA that planned US-backed border force would be 'traitors'
Free Idlib army combat video with recent clashes against pro-gov forces in S. Idlib/N. Hama countryside
Free Idlib army combat video with recent clashes against pro-gov forces in S. Idlib/N. Hama countryside
Heavy clashes b/w militias near Mitiga Airport in Tripoli. Loud shootings and explosions heard. Flights suspended. Casualties reported
1 month ago
"As for the situation in Afrin and Syria overall We are seeking full compliance with the ceasefire agreements," - Lavrov
IED explosion hit Dana city in Idlib province
OIR Spokesman: [email protected] cont. to work with ISF and SDF to secure borders, preventing movement of remnant ISIS fighters thru the region and beyond: ~8k Iraqi Border Guards trained to date, +Border Guard in a Box initiative, and support with intel, training, equipment, advice, and precision fires.
1 dead and 3 wounded after artillery shelling targeting the residential neighborhoods in Misraba city in Eastern Ghouta, SCD teams working to evacuate the victims to the medical points
1 month ago
Russian FM: Kurds are a part of the Syrian nation, their interests must be respected, will be considered in Sochi Congress
UAE General Civil Aviation Authority: the UAE will take all necessary legal proceedings to ensure the safety of all its passenger planes and routes
Moment suicide bomber detonated in Baghdad's Tayran Square on Monday morning, killing over 35 people and injuring 100 more.
Libya- according to recent reports, at least 3 were killed and 16 wounded in the clashes around Mitiga Airport, Tripoli. Fighting, which started with a mortar shelling of the airport causing a diversion of all flights, is still ongoing sporadically
Turkish army targeted Jinderes-Afrin road with heavy artillery shells last night.
Civil Aviation Authority: Qatar actions - serious threat to the safety of civil aviation
1 month ago
Qatari fighter intercepts a UAE civil aircraft
J&K: Ammunition and other material seized by security forces from the 5 militants killed in Uri anti-infiltration operation1 month ago
J&K: Ammunition and other material seized by security forces from the 5 militants killed in Uri anti-infiltration operation
1 month ago
Militants attack international airport in Tripoli – reports
Four civilians from one family were killed by artillery bombardment on the town of Kafr Zita in the northern Hama
Iraq's PM @HaiderAlAbadi and Hashd al-Shaabi leaders have not reached an agreement, early split expected in the coming hours, Rudaw has learned.
Syrian Army: We will work to end any military presence of the United States and its proxies in Syrian territory
ISIS sets up false security checkpoint in village 40 kilos S of Mosul and kills 3 local police with silenced pistols. Employee kidnapped by armed group in Jaziyir neighborhood of Mosul.
1 month ago
Ankara: Washington is playing with fire by troops on our borders
All flights to and from Maitiga airport in Tripoli 'suspended until further notice' as heavy fighting breaks out b/w two militias there
1 month ago
Lavrov: Attempts to find a settlement in Syria via the Geneva route were palpable from the start
Syrian Foreign Ministry: U.S. building new force in northeast represents "blatant assault" on country's sovereignty
1 month ago
Qatari Emir Al-Thani will visit Ankara today to meet with President Erdoğan
SE. Idlib-N. Hama: Russia deployed its advanced jets along with Su-24s and 25s. RuAF Su-34s pictured.
1 month ago
Lavrov: Russia is ready to mediate between Erbil and Baghdad.
Omar Abdullah on ANI headline: We walked out in protest against the Govt for it's refusal to make a statement on the issue but why let the truth interfere with a far juicer headline.1 month ago
Omar Abdullah on ANI headline: We walked out in protest against the Govt for it's refusal to make a statement on the issue but why let the truth interfere with a far juicer headline.
1 month ago
PTI reporting 7 Pak soldiers killed in Indian army retaliatory action on LoC
1 month ago
Foreign Minister Lavrov: "The US tries to help those who seek to change the government in Syria instead of favoring the solution process"
1 month ago
Russia will work to preserve Iran nuclear deal, FM Lavrov says
1 month ago
Lavrov: Moscow hopes that Turkey will complete the deployment of checkpoints around the area of ​​de-escalation in Idlib
Number of Baghdad attack victims rises: 38 dead, 105 injured
LNA observed heightened ISIS movement in recent days in the area between Jufrah and Sirte, particularly around Jufrah Airbase, including at least one temporary checkpoint manned by approx. 20 fighters
RuAF Strategic Air Force High-frequency net active.
1 month ago
4 Pak Army soldiers gunned down along LoC as Indian Army retaliates to reportedly Pak violating ceasefire
1 month ago
The next ceasefire monitoring exercise will be conducted on the Line of Contact (LOC) of the armed forces of Azerbaijan and Armenia
Dozens killed, many injured in Baghdad twin bomb blast
Suicide attack in central Baghdad kills at least 16, wounds 65 - interior ministry
Death toll rises to 26 after this morning's twin suicide bombing in Tayaran square, central Baghdad. 95 wounded. Deepest condolences to the families of the victims. We will endure.
National Conference leaders stage walkout from Jammu and Kashmir assembly over Army's 'Operation All Out'1 month ago
National Conference leaders stage walkout from Jammu and Kashmir assembly over Army's 'Operation All Out'
1 month ago
Earthquake of magnitude 4.6 - 10km NNW of Murghob, Tajikistan
1 month ago
KCNA: "Kim Jong Un, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, received a message of greeting from Bashar Al-Assad, president of the Syrian Arab Republic, on Saturday."
ISIS has captured Al-Musayyatibah,Rasm Madahy,Al-Dahiriyah,Al-Harsh,Tal Al-Shur,Maliha Kabirah from HTS
1 month ago
Israeli forces have been welding new barriers at military checkpoints at the entrance to Azzun, east of Qalqilya tonight
1 month ago
TSK moving armored vehicles from the Iraqi border to the Syrian border in Hatay Province
Long-range missiles with severe explosion launched by naval battleships on towns of Idlib
FSA Rad al-Toghyan Operations Room calls on Assad government soldiers in Hama and Idlib to surrender themselves by advancing without a weapon and bearing a white banner to Free Syrian Army lines
1 month ago
Rocket bursts from the Russian warships stationed in the Mediterranean Sea towards the north of Syria
FSA 2nd Brigade of the 2nd Corps of the National Army Commander Saif Abu Bakr: "The Syrian Free Army forces will retrieve the villages from which HTS withdrew from the southern Aleppo countryside without resistance"
Massive mobilization of Turkish forces toward Syrian border1 month ago
Massive mobilization of Turkish forces toward Syrian border
Senior Egyptian HTS jurist al-Farghali in a recent telegram post defending HTS from accusations of sudden mass withdrawal, insists that Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP) is a founding member of HTS (even if they haven't openly declared it).
Turkish artillery stationed in Jabal Aqil and near Saint Simeon Citadel target Kurdish militia's positions in the vicinity of Afrin northwest of Aleppo
Kianoush Zandi is another Kurdish activist who has been killed by Iranian security forces.
This might be the only SVBIED ever documented by ISKP in Afghanistan. Covert 4x4 SVBIED with  payload cover1 month ago
This might be the only SVBIED ever documented by ISKP in Afghanistan. Covert 4x4 SVBIED with payload cover
Houthi ATGM strikes destroy Southern Resistance Oshkosh M-ATV and Caiman MRAP in Taiz province.
YPG shelling the Azaz city in Northern Aleppo
IS in eastern Hama countryside captured again big parts from the rebels and coming closer to the Abu Duhur military airport to link up with the IS fighters inside S. Idlib. The following villages were captured: Al-Talijah, Al-Khazilah, Al-Harsh, Barudiyah, Tel Shour, Rasm Al-Mufakir, Malihah Kabirah
[email protected]: No humanitarian improvement in Gaza without release of Israelis.
Turkey sends reinforcements to southern border as artillery units hit YPG positions in northern Syria after Turkish President Erdogan's speech1 month ago
Turkey sends reinforcements to southern border as artillery units hit YPG positions in northern Syria after Turkish President Erdogan's speech
Video of areas captured by SAA and allies in Aleppo
Video of areas captured by SAA and allies in Aleppo
Trump admin preparing to withhold tens of millions of aid from U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees - U.S. officials
Civil defense teams working to evacuate the dead and injured civilians after artillery shelling on Harasta city in Eastern Ghouta
OIR Spokesman: Raqqa Internal Security Force students conduct urban movement drills for Quick Reaction Force training; part of @CJTFOIR building partner capacity mission which focuses on training/improving the capability of partnered forces fighting ISIS
1 month ago
PA President Abbas says 'Israel is a colonial project that has nothing to do with Jews' at conference
1 month ago
Turkey asks the US silence during Afrin op. Erdogan today: "Despite everything, we believe we have common interests in the region with the US, and we hope we can move together. We hope [the US] won't be in the same picture with terror groups during our Afrin operation."
Rebels today inside Tall Maraq Village which was captured early this morning
Rebels today inside Tall Maraq Village which was captured  early this morning
Islamic State claimed responsibility for assassinating a Taliban member in Jalalabad.
Information has been posted about the presence of ISIS in Rabza, Marzouk and Al-Arabid villages near Hawija. Likely to be targeted for cleansing in the coming days.
The PYD also organized a protest against Turkey in Manbij today. Locals tell me that most attendees are from Manbij - employees of the PYD's admin and school children sent to protest.
Algeria has seized 305kg of Kif (cannabis resin) in Béni Ouenif, in Béchar, on the Moroccan border. In the first 14 days of 2018, Algerian MOD forces intercepted 721.83kg of kif in Oran, Tlemcen, Bordj Bou Arreridj, Ain Salah, Algiers, Chlef, Boumerdes, Béchar, and Djelfa.
Heavy airstrikes near Atshan tonight
Russian tourist Dmitry Chulkov was detained on suspicions of spying, while hiking ~10km north of Karabakh Line of Contact, near Goygol lake - map courtesy @puerrtto ; per his friend who spoke with @tvrain he was held incommunicado since Jan. 5 until his friends went to media..1 month ago
Russian tourist Dmitry Chulkov was detained on suspicions of spying, while hiking ~10km north of Karabakh Line of Contact, near Goygol lake - map courtesy @puerrtto ; per his friend who spoke with @tvrain he was held incommunicado since Jan. 5 until his friends went to media..
The PYD administration of Manbij issued a statement falsely claiming that the strike was organized by locals to protest against "the heinous practices of the Turkish and Syrian government to sow sedition in the city."
Brigade 51 destroyed 8 tunnels and 20 weapons caches while killing 4 ISIS during operations on Makhoul Mountains.
SE. Idlib: FSA Jaish Izza destroyed with a TOW an ATGM position S. of Atshan.1 month ago
SE. Idlib: FSA Jaish Izza destroyed with a TOW an ATGM position S. of Atshan.
1 month ago
Abbas says that Palestinians were offered Abu Dis as a capital for a future Palestinian state
It's propaganda
IS claims to have captured 8 soldiers and killed 9 near Abu Ad Dohour
General strike in Manbij today protesting the torture to death of 2 local youth at the hands of the PYD's authorities
SE. Idlib: abandoned artillery position and some spoils captured by Ahrar Sham in Atshan.1 month ago
SE. Idlib: abandoned artillery position and some spoils captured by Ahrar Sham in Atshan.
Turkish artillery is pounding YPG positions in Afrin
1 month ago
Mahmoud Abbas: We say to Trump we will not accept your project
South Idlib: Jaish al-Izza released pictures, which show the destruction of a government ATGM position, killing its crew Also more spoils by Ahrar al-Sham
Coalition engineers erect steel bridge in Raqqah
Libyan National Army spokesman Ahmed al-Mesmari: We are fighting a fierce battle against terrorism
Euphrates Shield ForcesandFree Syrian Army (FSA) is on alert and waiting for the order to launch offensive on Syria's YPG held Afrin
Ahrar AlSham capture an Assad government Konkurs ATGM from al-Hassyan Farms North of Atshan NE Hama
It's rumor, not confirmed information, possible fake or hoax
According to NSO USA sent MANPADS to YPG in Afrin canton but instructed them to not use unless Kurdish-majority areas came under attack
Nigeria Boko Haram announces an upcoming video showing the destruction of an army helicopter and the fall of a drone1 month ago
#Nigeria Boko Haram announces an upcoming video showing the destruction of an army helicopter and the fall of a drone
2 km left to create a pocket Aleppo-Idlib-Hama
1 month ago
Coalition is working jointly with YPG to establishandtrain the new Syrian Border Security Force (BSF).Currently, there are approximately 230 individuals training in BSF's inaugural class,with the goal of a final force size of approximately 30.000 @CJTFOIR Colonel Thomas Veale said
Syrian army captured Tufahah north of Umm Sahrij, North Hama
SE. Idlib: HTS declares control over Sham Hawa NW. of Abu Dali and capture of a BMP.
SE. Idlib: Ahrar Sham storming government-held positions backed by armours in "Jaish Fateh style". Overall leader Hassan Soufan present on battlefield.
Finished. Jabal al-Hass and south-east Aleppo countryside is under full control of the Syrian Arab Army and its allies
Qatar Prince Abdullah Bin Ali al Thani i'm no longer a guest in Abu Dhabi i'm being held   and Sheikh Khalida hold the responibilty for my safety and if someting happened to me the Qatari people are not responsible for it1 month ago
Qatar Prince Abdullah Bin Ali al Thani "i'm no longer a guest in Abu Dhabi i'm being held and Sheikh Khalida hold the responibilty for my safety and if someting happened to me the Qatari people are not responsible for it"
Turkish military convoy dispatched to Syrian border  On Jan.13-14 Turkish artillery units based in Hatay and Syria's Idlib province hit YPG targets in Afrin's Bosoufane, Cindirese, Deir Bellout and Rajo districts1 month ago
Turkish military convoy dispatched to Syrian border On Jan.13-14 Turkish artillery units based in Hatay and Syria's Idlib province hit YPG targets in Afrin's Bosoufane, Cindirese, Deir Bellout and Rajo districts