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Map. History of Middle East conflict

27 May 2018
TSK and FSA Turkmen division continue To search for mines and handmade explosives in Afrin’s district, large number of explosives were seized at Rajo
510 Assad government troops and 35 Russians killed in Eastern Ghouta battles since the offensive began
Trump: The Iranian government is plundering the wealth of the Iranian people and ill-treating them
Assad forces stationed in Hndarat, targeting more than 40 missiles, the positions of the FSA and Turkish troops in Anadan mountain north of Aleppo
Investigation by @bellingcat shows that the general hospital in Afrin was damaged, despite Turkish denials
This is the geolocated route Bashar al-Assad took. Starts at Adnan al-Malki Sq, busy Ommayyad Sq to the airport road (casually explaining it used to be shut down on a daily bases two years ago), before driving up northward to Jisreen. (H/t @wasc_algonquin, @lummideast).
Houthi fighters on the frontline in Jawf.
Damascus Countryside An Iranian-made drone was shot down on the "Rayhan" front in the eastern Ghouta
Deir ez-Zur Western countryside: The intelligence service of the SDF militia in the town of Mohaimida arrests five former ISIS members after the arrest of a former organizer of the organization.
Deir ez-Zur Eastern countryside: SDF militias are bringing more military reinforcements to contact points with the Assad government forces in the villages of Jiya, Salhiya and Tabiya jazeera.
Islamic State reports about taking control over the majority of Al-Qadam neigborhod in Damascus, killing over 20 SAA soldiers + capturing alive. Executions are said to have been conducted in Al-Qadam (as visible below).
Assad forces stationed in Hndarat, targeting more than 40 Grad missiles, the positions of the Free Army and Turkish troops in Anadan mountain north of Aleppo
Al-Jazeera reporter: the government forces shelled Turkish observation points in the mountain of Anadan with artillery
Pro-govt page claiming 100 KIA in Qadem and criticizing lack of media attention - only 11 KIA were reported here through 3/18, incl a Major, 2 Captains and a 1st Lt. Reinforcement incl 58th and 91st Brigades arrived on 3/17. ISIS pics have shown dozens of bodies in the last 72 hours.
[email protected] says Abbas' comments about Ambassador to Israel David Friedman were "outrageous and unhelpful"
The number of civilians killed by a Russian airstrike on a basement in the city of Arbin rose to 17. Most of the victims are women and children who were hiding below ground to escape today's aerial onslaught.
Warning sirens in Khmemeim AB (most likely suicide drones). And highest alert is issued for the Syrian/Russian Air Defense Forces in Syria.
Nagorno Karabakh claims shot down Azerbaijani drone2 month ago
Nagorno Karabakh claims shot down Azerbaijani drone
Barrel bomb in Douma
Barrel bomb in Douma
Footage of the airdrop mission conducted by Iraq's special forces deep inside the western Anbar desert. 2 senior Da'ish figures were among those arrested in the operation which was conducted with 10 Iraqi army aviation helicopters
Report of Jaysh Al-Islam's 2nd offensive in Douma linking up with Ahrar push from Harasta. Misraba is allegedly under rebel control following JaI main thrust on that front. Offensives were coordinated after negotiations stalled.
Eastern Damascus: very powerful airstrikes carried out on Duma tonight, probably by RuAF.
South DeirEzzor : SAA repel a Daesh offensive on T2 Pumping station and its positions on the west bank of the Euphrates
Air strike on Syria's Eastern Ghouta kills 15 children sheltering in a school, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says
2 month ago
Hamas calls for holding presidential and legislative general elections in response to Mahmoud Abbas' statements
2 month ago
Hamas: Abbas's remarks out on reconciliation agreements and overcome the Egyptian role
2 month ago
Hamas condemns Palestinian president's remarks and says it is irresponsible and aims to rip Gaza
Ammunition-loaded vehicle destroyed in Afrin's Bilbile district
Ammunition-loaded vehicle destroyed in Afrin's Bilbile district
Eastern Damascus: video showing incendiary bombardment on Duma. Position of rocket launcher is clearly visible as well as 2 salvos of 10s rockets over the town.
US official: We are still planning to hold a Gulf Arab summit next May
S. Hama: Jund Badr 313 (N. Homs Op. Room) took out a T-55 with an ATGM on Qabibat front.2 month ago
S. Hama: Jund Badr 313 (N. Homs Op. Room) took out a T-55 with an ATGM on Qabibat front.
Security Council fails to hold a meeting on human rights in Syria. Russia China Bolivia Kazakhstan voted NO; Ethiopia Cote D'Ivoire Equatorial Guinea abstained; US UK France Netherlands Sweden Kuwait Peru Poland voted YES
2 month ago
Earthquake of magnitude 5.0 - 17km NE of Behbahan, Iran
2 month ago
Turkish presidential spox @ikalin1 says Turkey takes looting incidents "very seriously". Nearly 100 volunteer FSA fighters were detained for looting in Afrin. Officials established checkpoints to counter/arrest looters.
Syria Hazem Matar from Daryya in Damascus countryside was announced killed under torture in government detention centers by the family yesterday after 5 years in detention, he is the brother of the famous Darayya activist Ghiath Matar who was killed under torture in 2011
Airstrikes on KhanSheikhoun area were carried out by Russian Air Force.
Rare IS report from Mogadishu, usually their claims come from Puntland and Afgooye
PM Netanyahu will be investigated for obstructing justice in (massive) Case 3000, the Bezeq affair. Scoop from @danawt.
Poroshenko arrived in Qatar on an official visit2 month ago
Poroshenko arrived in Qatar on an official visit
Government bombs Khan Shaykhun in Southern Idlib with barrel bombs
US Army Central Command Gen Joseph Votel told Congress 1. The Iran deal is important for US national security 2. Saudi Arabia is using US weapons to kill thousands in Yemen 3. Assad has won the Syrian Civil War.
Eastern Damascus: town of Duma again hit by incendiary rockets tonight.
2 month ago
Abbas: I decided to take national, legal and financial measures against the Gaza Strip
2 month ago
PA President Abbas blames Hamas for bombing PM's convoy in Gaza, says if successful would have sparked civil war
Statement: Egypt strongly denounces the "Turkish occupation" of Afrin in Syria.
Saudi foreign minister: Iran's nuclear deal "flawed
2 month ago
The Palestinian president: The American ambassador in Tel Aviv is a settler and lives in a settlement
2 month ago
Mahmoud Abbas: All the authorities in Gaza must be in the hands of the legitimate leadership
2 month ago
Abbas accuses Hamas of bombing Palestinian Authority prime minister's convoy
Dozens of fighters of pro-Assad militias with their heavy vehicles arrived to Tal Rifaat district. The forces was placed in KafarNobl and Zahraa towns NW Aleppo
2 month ago
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas accused Hamas of targeting the convoy of Prime Minister Rami al-Hamdallah in Gaza
In a month, Herat police nab 120 crime suspects2 month ago
In a month, Herat police nab 120 crime suspects
E. Ghouta: aftermath of airstrikes on Duma. Jaish Islam reportedly shot down a drone over the town few ago.
Netanyahu congratulates Putin on his reelection, 'looks forward to continuing to work together closely'
FSA GC deployed special forces to hunt looters in Afrin. "Our forces have clashed with them. A number of them have been arrested. Special inspection units have been deployed"
And ISKP just claimed responsibility for Jalalabad, saying that their motorcycle exploded killing at least 4
Syria slams Turkey "occupation" of Afrin, demands withdrawal.
US warns Turkey over looting, refugees in Syria operation
US statement on Turkish capture of Afrin. State Department says it is concerned by massive displacement of civilians trying to avoid Turkish-led attacks. Concerned over reports of looting by Turkish-backed FSA in Afrin. Operation has distracted from fight against ISIS.
2 month ago
Turkish President Erdogan called the Russian President Putin by telephone.
2 month ago
Tunisia: The National Guard killed the second militant near Sidi Toui and also seized an explosive belt, two grenades, a shotgun, a motorbike and other materiel after having searched a cave in the area
S. Syria: Hezbollah commander (belonging to Engineering governmentnt) Ali Tarhani killed by an IED in E. Daraa countryside
Iran has deported tens of thousands of Afghan refugees in past 6 months
2 month ago
US held private talks with Pakistan on sanctuaries: General Nicholson
21 Afghan journalists killed, 57 injured in 2017 says Chief Executive Officer of the Afghanistan Journalist Center2 month ago
21 Afghan journalists killed, 57 injured in 2017 says Chief Executive Officer of the Afghanistan Journalist Center
FSA meets Amireya people in Afrin, and agree on cooperation
Recent Sentinel2 satellite imagery shows 7km long oil spill at Russian controlled Thayyem oil referiny, south of DeirazZor, Syria. Site was facing early oil contamination when IS retreated
SE. Idlib: several airstrikes hit area of Khan Sheikhoun today.
A delegation from @StateDept Visits Manbaj today confirmed US committed to defend Manbj from any attacks
Saudi Arabia: Crown Prince leaves for Washington on official visit
Ismail Saleh Ibrahim was killed in the town of Bahra by IED planted by ISIS
One person was killed and others injured as a result of a car bomb explosion in the village of Al Hulunji in the countryside of the city of Jarabulus
Macron calls Putin, doesn't congratulate him on election but wishes Russia and its people "success in political modernisation." Rest of the call on Syria, Ukraine and Salisbury chemical attack.
2 month ago
Turkey's Erdogan says will continue operations in Syria until Manbij, Qamislo, Ayn al Arab, Rasulayn completely cleared of militants
2 month ago
Erdogan warns Turkey may start new operation in Sinjar, Iraq
President Erdoğan: Turkey will ask EU to keep promises over 3 billion euro aid for Syrian refugees at the summit in Varna, Bulgaria next week2 month ago
President Erdoğan: Turkey will ask EU to keep promises over 3 billion euro aid for Syrian refugees at the summit in Varna, Bulgaria next week
Turkish news channel @tvahaber says Turkish-backed rebels have begun an operation to capture Tal Rifaat. Opposition sources on social media seem to be confirming this allegation
Live video stream of forced displacement in Eastern Ghouta camera set up at this spot at Al Wafidin refugee camp
2 month ago
President Erdogan: 3,622 militants have been 'neutralized' in Syria's Afrin since launch of Operation Olive Branch
U.S. will use options if Pakistan fails to act against terror groups, Nicholson warns
The European Union imposes sanctions on 4 personals of Syrian government due to chemical atacks
2 month ago
Russian President Putin: We want a constructive dialogue with our international partners and we will do everything in our power to resolve conflicts
E. Ghouta: bombardment destroyed a building belonging to local council of Duma where UN and @SYRedCrescent aid was stockpiled.
1 civilian dead, 9 wounded in Herat explosion2 month ago
1 civilian dead, 9 wounded in Herat explosion
Israel charges French consulate worker with arms smuggling
Kent Police says 21-year-old Mohammed Abdul has been charged with attempted murder after a car was driven into a crowd outside Blake's nightclub in Gravesend on Saturday
Israeli army announces Elor Azaria, the Hebron Shooter, will be released from prison on May 10th. He was sentenced to 18 months in prison for shooting and killing Palestinian terrorist Abdel Fattah al-Sharif following an attempted stabbing attack on March 24, 2016
EU slaps sanctions on a senior Syrian officer and 3 scientists accused of links to the development and use of chemical weapons against civilians
Iraqi MP: Sunni political blocs in Iraq will request Washington and UN to provide security in northern Sunni areas of Iraq during upcoming elections.
The 10th Mountain Division, based out of Fort Drum in New York, takes over command of the land component of the US-led coalition against ISIS in Iraq from 1st Armored Division. Part of draw-down of US Troops in Iraq
4 killed and 11 wounded in a blast in Jalalabad city of Nangarhar province
"All aspects will be discussed," on Iran by EU foreign ministers, says @LinkeviciusL "It's not precisely on the agenda, additional sanctions. (There) could be some ideas maybe on that."
Ballot stuffing- how it happens: the man in the black cap nonchalantly vote three times . In Makhachkala, capital of Dagestan, southern Russia.
Boat carrying fuel, cars and other items from Dubai goes up in flames near Bosaso port. Police say a short circuit in the engine room likely caused the fire. (Courtesy of @Abdiqanihassan)2 month ago
Boat carrying fuel, cars and other items from Dubai goes up in flames near Bosaso port. Police say a short circuit in the engine room likely caused the fire. (Courtesy of @Abdiqanihassan)
2 month ago
Turkey's Deputy PM Bekir Bozdağ says Turkish forces will not stay in Afrin. Syria
Soldiers of 20th Division dismantled a Sleeper Cell planning to carry out attacks south of Mosul.
An explosion was reported in Jalalabad city shortly after 1pm on Monday, killing at least three people, officials confirmed
2 month ago
Turkish police capture Californium-252 in Ankara, a very expensive radioactive element used in nuclear fusion, which has a range of uses from establishing nuclear reactors to gold and metal detectors.
ICRC President Maurer says that "the credibility of a Turkish Red Crescent working in Afrin with the Kurdish population is close to zero"
ICRC needs regular access to Syria's Afrin, where impartial aid is needed for civilian population - Maurer
Death toll rises to three in Jalalabad explosion
8 wounded in Jalalabad city explosion
Another tank was seized from YPG today. Location is unknown. But the fighter said that the meeting approached for Arfad(Tal Rifat)
At least one dead, five wounded in Jalalabad explosion
Since yesterday, tens of Russian airstrikes on Douma city.
Explosion reported in Jalalabad city in Nangarhar. Early reports indicate at least five people wounded
FSA captured the village of Shaala, northeast of Aleppo.
2 month ago
From today UAE banks have placed Maldives under restricted list, so almost NO credit from Dubai.
EU must consider Iran's missiles, regional role: France's Le Drian
Eastern Damascus: footage showing attack carried out by FSA Jaish Tahrir Sham vs a government position in E. Qalamoun, burning it down and seizing a T-72.
Iraqi Army 20th Division arrests ISIS minister of finance north of Mosul.
More PG-7 warheads, previously identified as possibly from North Korea by @MSchroeder77, discovered in North Sinai during Operation #Sinai2018
E. Syria: ISIS released pics showing 2 Konkurs strikes vs couple of 130 mm field guns N. of AbuKemal.
Egypt's military said four troops and 36 militants have died in the past five days of fighting in the restive Sinai Peninsula
After hours of work last night, @SyriaCivilDefe teams manged to pull a women and her baby girl who were buried under the rubble of their house after renewed aerial bombardments and artillery in the civilian neighborhoods in Douma city in besieged Eastern Ghouta.
2 month ago
French consulate worker accused of smuggling dozens of guns out of Gaza: Israel
Explosion in Afrine, 7 civilians and 4 FSA soldiers killed according to Anadolu
Israel says it has arrested a French citizen working for France's consulate in Jerusalem on suspicion of smuggling weapons to the occupied West Bank on at least five occasions
Israeli police say an Israeli man has died of his wounds after a Palestinian attacker stabbed him in Jerusalem's Old City
2 month ago
At least two people attack Turkey's embassy in Copenhagen with petrol bombs, causing some minor damage to the exterior of the building but no injuries, according to police in the Danish capital
2 month ago
Mohammad Akram Khpalwak, head of HPC's secretariat and the President's Senior Political Adviser has rejected rumors of govt's intention to hand over parts of the country to the Taliban. He says this is not in the peace plan
2 month ago
Mohammad Akram Khpalwak, head of HPC's secretariat and the President's Senior Political Adviser calls on Taliban to send representatives to the Ulema meeting in Jakarta and to discuss their concerns with Afghan and international Ulema
2 month ago
The High Peace Council head Khpalwak says HPC is ready for the Ulema meeting in Jakarta in Indonesia later this month
2 month ago
Khpalwak says the Ulema is involved in the peace process and the HPC has held a number of meetings with Ulema around country; he says the involvement of Ulema in the process has brought hope for the peace talks
2 month ago
Mohammad Akram Khpalwak, head of HPC's secretariat and the President's Senior Political Adviser said they are waiting for the Taliban's response to government's peace offer and hope to hold an Afghan-led peace process with dignity
Syria's FSA names ande xpels guilty fighters in looting in Afrin city and also called its fighters for respect of civilians.
British woman Anna Campbell killed fighting Turkish forces in Afrin alongside YPJ
2 month ago
Earthquake of magnitude 5.0 - 22km ENE of Bandar-e Ganaveh, Iran
Fires in Duma city of Eastern Ghouta aftermath Russian bombing
Shot of shelling Ghouta now.
Reports about yet another chlorine gas attack on Douma, besieged eastern Ghouta.
Rocket bombardment of Hut in Idlib
Attack on Irbin, Eastern Ghouta
Attack on Irbin, Eastern Ghouta
AfrinOp: the first ATGM (Konkurs) fired by YPG after fall of Afrin destroyed a vehicle in Bulbul district and inflicted casualties.
Turkish Army Forces inside Afrin city today After Capturing it
Two observers were forcefully removed from the polling station No. 1111 in Makhachkala. Videos of the violations during the elections were deleted from their phones, one of them told the "Caucasian Knot".
Asked where the next target is after taking over Afrin, Turkish soldier vows to march towards Mosul, Aleppo, Kirkuk, Manbij, Qandil as he makes nationalist "Gray-wolf" sign.
Bashar al-Assad near the frontlines of Eastern Ghouta today, photographed by his wife, Asma.
Photos from Saqba today
Photo showing Douma under heavy bombardment today.
Pakistan's military spokesman @OfficialDGISPR tells the Gulf News that all terrorist sanctuaries in Pakistan including those of the Haqqani network have been eliminated
2 month ago
Local security officials on Sunday said 11 Taliban insurgents and Afghan Local Police members suffered casualties during a clash in northwestern Faryab province
2 month ago
One civilian was killed and six other were wounded as a result of violent incidents in different parts of the country on Sunday
Israeli stabbed in Jerusalem's Old City, attacker shot dead: Israeli TV
Eastern Damascus: full video showing moment when FSA Jaish Tahrir Sham shot down a warplane (reportedly a Su-24) over E. Qalamoun.
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