From pool reporters: @VP in Jordan.

Map. History of Middle East conflict

18 February 2018
4 week ago
Firing sounds are still audible in the attack scene in Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel - 15 hours after the incident
Turkish Foreign Minister arrives to Baghdad.
Turkish tanks and armoured fighting vehicles reportedly supporting Free Syrian Army operation against YPG in Afrin4 week ago
Turkish tanks and armoured fighting vehicles reportedly supporting Free Syrian Army operation against YPG in Afrin
Turkish army is shelling the villages Baliya and Tobel of district Bilbil after the attack on the village Baliya was repelled by YPG/YPJ fighters
Euphrates Shield fighters in operation of Olive Branch4 week ago
"Euphrates Shield" fighters in operation of Olive Branch
Euphrates Shield fighters in operation of Olive Branch
Western and Afghan Special Forces working side by side to clear the IC hotel4 week ago
Western and Afghan Special Forces working side by side to clear the IC hotel
Air raid on YPG positions in Afrin
Air raid on YPG positions in Afrin
J&K Police has the toughest work because you have the biggest challenges in front of you. You will have to face your people while maintaining law and order and you have to keep patience while dealing with it: J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti at passing out parade of new Police constables4 week ago
J&K Police has the toughest work because you have the biggest challenges in front of you. You will have to face your people while maintaining law and order and you have to keep patience while dealing with it: J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti at passing out parade of new Police constables
Afrin: Sound of shelling on going- also a jet is circling above4 week ago
Afrin: Sound of shelling on going- also a jet is circling above
4 week ago
MoI spokesman Najib Danish reiterates Kabul Intercontinental Hotel siege is over but clearance operation continues
4 week ago
Afghan MoI spokesman Najib Danish confirms the head of Farah telecommunication department, Jamaluddin Padshahkhil, among those killed in the Intercontinental Hotel siege
Sky News Arabia: Al-Houthi militias in Yemen threaten to blow up the homes of elders of the Sana'a tribes in case of non-compliance with compulsory recruitment orders
J&K: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and DGP SP Vaid at passing out parade of new Police constables being held at Subsidiary Training Centre in Baramulla.4 week ago
J&K: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and DGP SP Vaid at passing out parade of new Police constables being held at Subsidiary Training Centre in Baramulla.
4 week ago
Shots heard following explosion in Kabul Intercontinental Hotel, come after MoI spokesman said attack was over
Free #Syrian army started a wide scale attack on #YPG positions around #Afrin, #Syria.
4 week ago
Afghanistan Balkh - Local police commander and 17 civilians shot dead in Sholgara district of Balkh: district governor
4 week ago
Israeli army arrests 16 in overnight raids
4 week ago
Opposition groups supported by TSK and the land forces belonging to TSK start to move to Afrin.
4 week ago
Turkey launched its attack on Afrin on Saturday- starting with intense airstrikes. Report from the Syria border
Turkey launched its attack on Afrin on Saturday- starting with intense airstrikes. Report from the Syria border
4 week ago
Powerful explosion in Kabul Intercontinental Hotel under attack
4 week ago
MoI spokesman says Kabul Intercontinental Hotel siege over - 3 attackers killed. 126 people rescued, including 41 foreigners. Confirms 5 civilians killed and 6 wounded. Fire fighters trying to bring hotel blaze under control
First footage from the Turkish Air Force aerial bombardment against YPG in Afrin
4 week ago
Syrian troops seized the Abu Duhur airfield - the Russian Defense Ministry
4 week ago
Five civilians killed after gunmen attack the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, an official in Afghanistan says.
Soldier Chandan Kumar Rai have lost his life in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Mendhar sector of Poonch Jammu And Kashmir4 week ago
Soldier Chandan Kumar Rai have lost his life in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Mendhar sector of Poonch Jammu And Kashmir
4 week ago
Man seen falling from the 6th floor while trying to use a curtain to escape from burning rooms at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, which has been under siege for 12.5 hours - live TV footage
Update: 16 foreigners among 100 people who were taken hostages have been rescued by Afghan security forces from the attack on IntercontinentalHotel , says Najib Danesh, MoI spokesman.4 week ago
Update: 16 foreigners among 100 people who were taken hostages have been rescued by Afghan security forces from the attack on IntercontinentalHotel , says Najib Danesh, MoI spokesman.
General Votel says Turkey alerted coalition Saturday of plans to go into Afrin, Syria. He also spoke w Turkeys' Dep CHOD. "I don't know what Turkey's intentions are. We're concerned that this will have an impact on our efforts on ISIS."
YPG in Qamishli now
4 week ago
Explosions in Kilis appear to be artillery fire from the Turkish side into Syria.
This video is not in Abu Dahour but it is in the Quirres airport east of Aleppo FSA dominates Abu Dahour until now
4 week ago
No gunfire heard from Intercontinental Hotel for about 10 minutes but all ambulances and firetrucks are still being held back from the scene of Saturday night's attack
4 week ago
An unknown number of gunmen stormed the Intercontinental Hotel almost five hours ago. Dozens of people are believed to still be trapped inside the hotel but officials are not giving out details and casualty figures are not yet clear
4 week ago
Kabul - TOLOnews reporter Gulabuddin Ghubar reports from the police cordon close to the Intercontinental Hotel that no gunfire has been heard for just over an hour and ambulances and firetrucks are still parked outside the hotel compound
AA photos of military convoy for Afrin operation4 week ago
AA photos of military convoy for Afrin operation
4 week ago
Now, 3rd explosion reported in Kilis city of Turkiye.
4 week ago
Reports of an explosion in the Turkish border town of Kilis, near the Syrian border, as Turkish armoured vehicles and tanks are crossing into Syria and start an offensive against Kurdish fighters in Afrin.
4 week ago
Civilian and a child killed and another injured by a mine explosion in Mansoura, rural Raqqa yesterday
Geolocation shows Tiger Forces inside south-east part of Abu Duhur airbase
From pool reporters: @VP in Jordan.
Chief of Staff Akar confirms several Turkish soldiers were injured in Operation Olive Branch in Syria's Afrin4 week ago
Chief of Staff Akar confirms several Turkish soldiers were injured in Operation Olive Branch in Syria's Afrin
4 week ago
Three hours into the Intercontinental Hotel siege gunfire can still be heard. Security officials confirmed some of the wounded have been taken to hospital. However no details about casualties are being released
Senior Kurdish official Aldar Xelil: Yesterday Russia asked us to hand over our regions to the [Syrian] government. We did not accept, and we will not surrender our territories. We'll defend all our areas.
YPG hold Russia as responsible as Turkey
4 week ago
A number of people have been taken hostage at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, witness says - Reuters
Tunisia- clashes took place between militants and National Guard near Khmouda in Kasserine Governorate; reports state only militant casualties without further specifications
6 civilians, 3 fighters killed in today's Turkish army bombardment on Afrin - YPG
4 week ago
A number of military helicopters are circling above the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul as the siege continues
4 week ago
AP has deleted two tweets that referred to Turkish airstrikes on Islamic State forces in Afrin, Syria. Turkey's prime minister said the strikes targeted IS along with Kurdish forces, but IS is not known to have a presence in the city. A new tweet is coming.
Turkish Leopard 2A4 tanks are crossing the border and going to Azaz4 week ago
Turkish Leopard 2A4 tanks are crossing the border and going to Azaz
Hotel Inter-Continental in Kabul, Afghanistan: No numbers on dead and wounded yet. Clashes between security forces and attackers still ongoing; Fire has started after an explosion4 week ago
Hotel Inter-Continental in Kabul, Afghanistan: No numbers on dead and wounded yet. Clashes between security forces and attackers still ongoing; Fire has started after an explosion
Coalition: The ballistic missile launch on Najran was deliberate
4 week ago
Prime Minister Yıldırım went to the General Staff Headquarters to get information about the Operation of the Olive Branch
4 week ago
Relatives of staff trapped in the hotel said attackers gunned down security guards at the entrance to the Intercontinental Hotel and stormed the building through the kitchen. One floor of the hotel is also reportedly on fire. No details on casualties as yet
Caption on the projectile Olive Branch4 week ago
Caption on the projectile "Olive Branch"
Final preparations of FSA to Afrin4 week ago
Final preparations of FSA to Afrin
4 week ago
Sources have told the security of the Inter Continental Hotel in Kabul was handed over to a private security company just a few weeks ago
4 week ago
Gunfire can still be heard coming from hotel in Kabul - more than 2 hours after at least 4 attackers stormed the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul city
Yemeni Minister of Transport: Coast Guard will serve in ports Aden and Mukalla and will raise the non-competent force
US officials: Initial reports from Kabul say no US troops or civilians hurt in attack on International Hotel in Afghanistan today, but fire still burning and situation not over
4 week ago
Turkish PM says Turkish ground forces will also join the Afrin offensive tomorrow
4 week ago
Resident in area close to Intercontinental Hotel reports having heard another two explosions as hotel siege continues
Turkish F16 over Afrin
Turkish F16 over Afrin
Photo showing YPG/SDF fighters who surrendered to rebels in Mare
4 week ago
A resident close to the Intercontinental Hotel reports having just heard a loud explosion. Unconfirmed reports also indicate that the casualty toll could be quite high but no details have yet been disclosed
Intense clash between YPG militia and TAF backed FSA militia near Afrin.
4 week ago
MoI spokeman Danish says a number of guests and staff in hotel have been taken to a secure area by Crisis Response Unit members and Special Forces who are carrying out a clearance operation inside hotel. At least 3 attackers still inside hotel
4 week ago
Intercontinental Hotel attack ongoing. Najib Danish, from MoI tells so far one attacker killed, three still holed up in hotel
Turkish Army stated that ;  108 YPG positions  have been hit in 7 areas from 17.00 PM till 18.30 PM. All 72 Jets,  which participated OliveBranch Op. returned to the bases safe and sound to prepare consecutive missions. The operation continues as planned.4 week ago
Turkish Army stated that ; "108 YPG positions have been hit in 7 areas from 17.00 PM till 18.30 PM. All 72 Jets, which participated #OliveBranch Op. returned to the bases safe and sound to prepare consecutive missions. The operation continues as planned."
TAF armoured vehicles rolling into Syria for Afrin operation via Oncupinar border gate.4 week ago
TAF armoured vehicles rolling into Syria for Afrin operation via Oncupinar border gate.
4 week ago
An eyewitness, who managed to flee Intercontinental Hotel, said at least 15 people are either killed or wounded in the first and second floors of the hotel
Heavy Clashes between SDF and Turkish Army at Ike Dam in Sharran Nahiyah
#AfrinOp: 3 SDF/YPG fighters surrender to rebels in Mare' city.
Casualties among SAA as rebels targeting Abu Omar with artillery
4 week ago
Hezbollah: Israel behind Lebanon car bombing that targeted Hamas official
FSA targeting YPG positions at Tal Rifat and Minag
4 week ago
Terrorist attack at Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel; local media report of ppl being killed, others taken hostage; Afghanistan security forces have blocked the area.
4 week ago
Police sources confirmed that some people taken hostage, some killed in Kabul attack
4 week ago
Sources claim heavy gunfire ongoing at Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul
4 week ago
KabulAttack - Najib Danish, Interior Ministry spokesman confirms attack says police cordoned off area.
4 week ago
Eyewitnesses claim insurgents have entered Intercontinental Hotel. Interior ministry confirms ongoing attack
Turkish army bombing Mingh airbase.
4 week ago
Second phase of aeral operation of TAF on Afrin has began.
4 week ago
Gunfire in Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel; suicide attackers entered the hotel: reports
A top member of Afrin civilian administration in Syria, said several wounded people had arrived in the hospitals
4 week ago
Russia: Pentagon took 'provocative steps' by providing modern arms to US-backed groups in Syria
Iraq Wardiya - Bomb blast kills 1 and injures 4
Operation room OliveBranch also decleared the start of the OliveBranch operation AfrinOp
4 week ago
Turkish FM says Turkey informed Syrian government about Afrin operation via official letter
Turkey says 108 out of 113 identified 'PKK and PYD' targets in Afrin hit, all casualties brought to hospitals are from their ranks: AA #OperationOliveBranch
Turkey army confirms start of new 'Olive Branch' operation inside Syria
KRG PM Nêchîrvan Barzani and his deputy Qubad Talabani arrive in Tehran
4 week ago
Turkey launched Afrin operation on the basis of respect for Syrian territorial integrity and sovereignty - Turkish Gov. Spox
4 week ago
Russia in UN will demand to stop Turkish operation in Afrin
Russia says withdrawing troops from Syria zone targeted by Turkish offensive
Probably a E-7T AEW&C TAF Peace Eagle.4 week ago
Probably a E-7T AEW&C TAF Peace Eagle.
4 week ago
Turkish Armed Forces: Afrin operation to 'protect our borders, eliminate terrorist groups, save our brothers from oppression'
AfrinOp: heavy Turkish airstrikes hit defensive positions and military bases (esp. 135th Brigade) mostly built on hills.
4 week ago
TAF shelling YPG positions with MLRS
Turkish jets circling near Afrin in Syria during military operation against SDF.
Footage of a huge mushroom cloud over Afrin after Turkish warplanes hit.
Turkish air force planes are bombing the city of Afrin, and the two districts of Shirwa, Shira, the areas of Gendarese and Rajo.
Footage of Turkish airstrikes targeted YPG Kurdish militia in Afrin, north Syria
3 Turkish F16 aircrafts carried out 11 raids on the villages of Ain Dikneh, Mariamin, Tal Rifat, Kafr Jannah, Maranaz and villages in the vicinity of Afrin in the northern countryside of Aleppo
Town of Afrin also directly hit by Turkish Air Force.
Pictures of latest Turkish army bombardment on Afrin.
Turkish jets carry out 1st airstrikes on Afrin canton
Turkish army hit YPG positions in Afrin
Sec Tillerson had a phone call with Turkish FM amid Turkey's Afrin operation
Turkish air force hit points in Afrin.
The Turkish air force bombed the YPG's observation points and positions in the Jalma in the south of Afrin
4 week ago
Moscow: USA closes its eyes to the use of toxic substances by militants in Syria
SDF calls on Turkey "to halt its unjustified threats and we call on the international community to ensure that all attention is focused on ISIS"
US Vice President Mike Pence arrives in Cairo to start Mideast trip
Missile artillery shelling continues on the city of Douma. 5 dead and many wounded since morning
Video: Local Kurdish news agency ANHA says cross-border attempt repelled near Rajo
Turkey is building a bridge in Karasu river, near Qara Baba border in order to allow military vehicles to pass through easily to attack Efrin4 week ago
Turkey is building a bridge in Karasu river, near Qara Baba border in order to allow military vehicles to pass through easily to attack #Efrin
4 week ago
Media close to the Syrian government: The forces of the government fully control the Abu Dahour military airport
4 week ago
Israeli security Forces storming the town of Jaba of Jenin district amid the gunfire in the area
TSK Bozena 5 mine clearing vehicle was deployed to border.4 week ago
TSK Bozena 5 mine clearing vehicle was deployed to border.
Iranian protest toll so far: 23 killed during demos, around 4,000 jailed, at least 4 killed under torture.
AbuDuhur offensive: while clashes and heavy bombardment continue in Airbase, HTS announces it set off a car bomb in Suruj. Heavy artillery also pounding Ajaz West of Sinjar.
VBIED hit SAA gathering at Suruj village, North of Sinjar Idlib
Eastern Damascus: government trying to advance in orchards between Harasta and Duma while area is under heavy bombardment
4 week ago
JammuAndKashmir: Militants hurled grenade towards police station in Shopian, which exploded outside the station. No injuries reported. Cordon and search operation launched.
Upon request of President Rouhani, Iran Leader @khamenei ir has ordered IRGC and Army to privatize their business enterprises, Iran daily reports.
A Turkish court arrested the commander of the Turkish military forces in Northern Cyprus and his chief of staff on Friday.
A convoy of Faylaq al Sham is on the way of Afrin.4 week ago
A convoy of Faylaq al Sham is on the way of Afrin.
A convoy of Faylaq al Sham is on the way of Afrin.
The warplanes have launched air raids on the eastern Ghouta: on the cities of Harasta, Duma, Arbeen and Zalmalka. 8 civilians were killed to this moment, dozens wounded
4 week ago
Turkey's Foreign Minister @MevlutCavusoglu to visit Baghdad tomorrow.
Turkish forces bombed Tal Rifat, al-Shahba dam
Faylaq al-Rahman video shows claimed ambush against pro-gov forces near Harasta.
Israeli forces detain 4 Palestinians from Jenin during predawn raids4 week ago
Israeli forces detain 4 Palestinians from Jenin during predawn raids
During live coverage of the operation against SDF in Afrin, Turkish live TV shows footage of what appears to be several trucks carrying pickup trucks/technicals to the border.4 week ago
During live coverage of the operation against SDF in Afrin, Turkish live TV shows footage of what appears to be several trucks carrying pickup trucks/technicals to the border.
The Civil Defense team bulldozes and opens the roads from the rubble left after shelling on the town of Al-Ghadafa
One child killed in aerial strike on Zamalka in Eastern Ghouta
Per Syrian sources, Abo Dhuhr Airbase is still witnessing clashes and shelling. SAA are in the southern and eastern parts of the airbase
The SBU detained an Uzbek citizen, member of extremism "Jihadchilar" organization
According to Kurdish news agency ANHA Turkish army attempted in the morning hours to enter Afrin soil from villages close to Raco district. The attack was repelled by YPG/YPJ forces
It's rumor, not confirmed information, possible fake or hoax
Turkish TV reported the capture of Maaranaz by FSA
4 week ago
An infant was found with explosives on body in Afghanistan's northern Kunduz province, the country's intelligence agency said Saturday.
ISIS claimed 12 SDF killed as they move north from Al Baghuz village
4 week ago
Report: After Abu Dhuhour, the Syrian Army to push to Kafraya and Al-Fou'aa
SAA and allies advance in southern Aleppo towards east of Abo Dhuhr and capture al-Muzwina, al-'Alya and Um Wadi, thus reaching SAA at Abo Dhuhr
4 week ago
Erdogan: No one has the right to tell us anything as long as the promises made to us in Manbij have not been implemented
Douma: Part of the work of the civil defense [email protected] to evacuate the injured after shelling targeted the popular market
Douma: 12 airstrikes carried out by the military aircraft since morning until the moment targeted the city of Harasta and the farms on the outskirts of Douma. Photo: Amer Abu Hammam
Kurdistan Region's @PMBarzani has met with Iraqi Prime Minister @HaiderAlAbadi in Baghdad.
4 week ago
Erdogan: we know that Turkey will never be safe as long as Syria as unsafe
Syrian Army and allied forces took control of Abu al Duhur Military Airport in  Idlib4 week ago
Syrian Army and allied forces took control of Abu al Duhur Military Airport in Idlib
The Iranian Damavand frigate appears to have broken into two after it ran aground in Bandar-e Anzali on the 10th of January 2018.4 week ago
The Iranian Damavand frigate appears to have broken into two after it ran aground in Bandar-e Anzali on the 10th of January 2018.
4 week ago
Erdogan: Operation Afrin started on the ground, after - Manbij and up to Iraqi border
Turkey tanks have just shelled where you see smoke rising in distance. #Syria #Afrin
Turkish tanks moving along their base at the Syria border Afrin4 week ago
Turkish tanks moving along their base at the Syria border #Afrin
Turkmen Muntasir Billah Brigade launches operation for Afrin and than Manbij
4 week ago
Saudi air defense intercepts a ballistic missile fired by the Houthis on Najran
Very bad visibility in recent hours following a sandstorm in Nusaybin in Turkey.4 week ago
Very bad visibility in recent hours following a sandstorm in Nusaybin in #Turkey.
US Special Operation Command C146A Wolfhound heading Syria from Wujah Al Hajar Air Base Lebanon
Reports that Syrian Army units advance from their positions on Tell Salmo and reach the southern perimeter of Abo Dhuhr Military Airport
ISIS Attacks SDF In Gharanij Town Eastern Syria's Deir Ezzor
Syrian Army recaptured Zifr Segir, Zifr Kebir, Dabshiyah, Tal Salmu Janoubi, Rasm Abed and Buwaytiyah in Idlib
4 week ago
The American Consulate in Jerusalem wrote that their 'twitter feed would not be updated regularly' due to the shut down
The Syrian army and Hezbollah are advancing inside the Abu Dahour military airport in the southern Idlib countryside
Syrian opposition military convoys arrive to the Turkish - Syrian borders in Hatay province opposite to Afrin4 week ago
Syrian opposition military convoys arrive to the Turkish - Syrian borders in Hatay province opposite to Afrin
4 week ago
The Syrian army and its allies launch an attack in the south-eastern Idlib countryside from their points south of Abu Dahour airport
Warplanes in the sky of East Ghouta
A civilian killed and others wounded by Russian air strikes on the town of Luf, Idlib
The deployment of the FSA National army fighters in Afrin border still continues4 week ago
The deployment of the FSA "National army" fighters in Afrin border still continues
KRG PM Nechirvan Barzani will visit Tehran tomorrow.
A Russian flag still flies at the Ayn Daqnah village, south of Azaz
During the shutdown, the military continues. @CENTCOM's Gen. Votel expected to visit his region, as planned, while SecDef Mattis heads to Asia.
One heart and one voice in Izmir, Ankara and Istanbul: We are all Hrant4 week ago
One heart and one voice in Izmir, Ankara and Istanbul: "We are all Hrant"
Turkey continues military deployments to Syrian border4 week ago
Turkey continues military deployments to Syrian border
4 week ago
Eleven killed, 46 wounded in Turkey bus crash: official
Civil Defense: 3 civilians were killed as result of attack on Hamoryah in Eastern Ghouta
ISIS militant killed, a lot of equipment (including IED making materiel) confiscated in counter-militancy operations in central Sinai
Israeli helicopters + planes. for the second consecutive night in Ya'bad near Jenin, flying at low levels, lighting up their searches in the woods and agricultural areas, apparently are combing the area in search of something.4 week ago
Israeli helicopters + planes. for the second consecutive night in Ya'bad near Jenin, flying at low levels, lighting up their searches in the woods and agricultural areas, apparently are combing the area in search of something.
The number of deaths in the bus accident in Mus - 74 week ago
The number of deaths in the bus accident in Mus - 7
Syrian Army captured Umm Tinah and Al-Muzaywinah in South Aleppo
4 week ago
Turkish army says launches new strikes on Kurdish militia targets in Syria
Turkish army bombarding YPG positions around Afrin
3 commanders of YPG in Syria's Manbij, were killed by bomb planted to their vehicle
US Nat Sec Advisor Gen. McMaster speaks with senior Turkish Presidential Advisor Kalın amid Turkish moves against Syria's Afrin. Kalın presses McMaster to end US aid to YPG. Both agrees upon a political transition process in Syria that wouldn't harm neighbors
4 week ago
Earthquake of magnitude 4.9 - 9km E of Mandali, Iraq
3 dead and 1 wounded after warplane airstrikes targeted Saraqib city in Idlib countryside after midnight, Civil Defence teams continue the rescue operation
Fawza Yousef: Russian troops has left Afrin and Lavrov's statement was not true
Turkish reconnaissance aircrafts flying over Zawr Maghar - Shuyukh in Western Kobane
President Poroshenko proposed Georgia to take part in work on the mechanism of sanctions against the Russian Federation4 week ago
President Poroshenko proposed Georgia to take part in work on the mechanism of sanctions against the Russian Federation
4 week ago
Gazprom received permission from Turkey for the construction of the second line of the #TurkishStream gas pipeline.
Military shipment to Syrian border continues4 week ago
Military shipment to Syrian border continues
These pictures were taken tonight. Syrian rebels carrying Turkish flags still gathering around Azaz in preparation of a possible military operation against Kurdish enclave of Afrin.
Turkish artillery is shelling YPG positions in the area of Bulbul, North-western Afrin
Egypt- Amaq release video showing Bedouin militiaman from Tarbin tribe who was assassinated by ISIS south of Rafah, North Sinai, his vehicle, rifle and personal equipment that were taken after the attack.
FSA "National Army" is ready for Afrin