Since the morning there were huge explosions south of the city of Arish as the armed forces continued to bomb and blow up houses south of the city within the scope of the safe area to be built around Al Arish airport

Map. History of Middle East conflict

24 June 2018
US CENTCOM on attack by pro-Assad forces on SDF
Airstrikes by the coalition on pro-Assad militias locations at DeirEzZor city countryside (Hatlah and Housseneih), after Assad militias trying to assault on SDF. The government and RuAF respond by airstrikes and rockets shilling on CONOCO Gaz field and Kehsham town
Russian contractors may have been involved in pro-government attack on US military advisers and their partner forces in Syria that led to US counterattack with aircraft and artillery in east of Euphrates. No US wounded.
Akhtarin Media reports clashes between the YPG and FSA near the village of Ablah, close to the town of Akhtarin
A reported U.S. airstrike targeted AQAP militants in al Sawma'a district, al Bayda governorate, central Yemen on 07 FEB according to local news sources. Al Sawma'a district is a common location for U.S. airstrikes against AQAP.
SE. Idlib: several pro-Assad fighters captured by Rebels on West Sinjar front.
Latest ISIS propaganda Al Hayat release highlights women fighters for the Islamic State in Syria
For the first time that ISIS official video shows women in battle and praises women for fighting against Kurdish forces in Syria.
IRAM launch by Iraq's Rapid Response units during the "White Flags" operation earlier today
ISIS (Wilayat Sina') claim they ambushed 2 Egyptian Police vehicles, destroyed them with x2 IEDs in Al-Ahrash district in Rafah and clashed with backup forces killing and wounding many of them as they claim. Also reportedly destroyed M60 AV with an IED in Balaa, N. Rafah yesterday.
10 civilians killed and many injured after more than 14 warplane airstrikes targeted civilians homes in the city of Maart alnooman, in Idlib countryside CivilDefense teams rushed to help the wounded, extinguish the fires and continued the rescue operation
Video showing last clashes between Jaish Al-Nasr and pro-Assad forces in Sarja in SE. Idlib before its takeover tonight.
European official who works on Syria to small group of journalists: "We keep thinking the worst is over in Syria and somehow it keeps getting worse."
Fighters of Syriac Military Council, MFS reached their front and position in the ongoing Afrin battle to the support of SDF forces
An Egyptian paper reports that the security forces foiled a plan by ISIS cell to kill Hamas leader Haniya by bombing the mosque in Gaza that he prays in
Heavy clashes between Hezbollah and HTS militants near Al Khalsah village, just north of Al Ais, where Turkish de-escalation base is located
Turkish Armed forces: Two soldiers in Afrin were killed in an ATGM attack
Israeli police chiefs have decided to recommend indicting PM Benjamin Netanyahu for corruption, Israeli media report
US Army Lt Gen. Paul E. Funk speaks to the AP at an American outpost in the town of Manbij, Syria, Wednesday, Feb7 2018 The top US general in the coalition fighting the Islamic State group pledged American troops would remain in the town despite Ankara's demands for a US pullout
More than 14 strikes of Russian aircrafts on Maarat Al-Numan in Idlib, using incendiary ammunition
Russian fighter jets have conducted dozens of air raids on Maaret Annuman in rural Idlib, engulfing the city in flames. Entire homes burned to a crisp, others completely demolished. Dead civilians either burned beyond ID or stuck under rubble
Syrian government forces shelled al Kabir Mosque in Zamalka town in Eastern Ghouta in Damascus suburbs
Syrian Army re-captured Ajaz after lost earlier today
Photos from Maarat al Numan As Russian Air Strikes Bombard the city
The family of the pilot who was killed in Syria will get $17500 compensation
SAA Tiger Forces Tigers Men mourning the Death of Field commander of the Sabour groups - Ali Sakour Nicknamed Abou Jaafar who was killed today during the ongoing violent clashes in the area as HTS and TIP launched a fierce attack
U.S. coalition on allegations of Kurdish YPG chlorine gas attack in Syria: @CJTFOIR is aware of but cannot corroborate reports that Kurds in Afrin have employed chemical weapons, says SDF do not use chemical weapons4 month ago
U.S. coalition on allegations of Kurdish #YPG chlorine gas attack in #Syria: @CJTFOIR is "aware of but cannot corroborate reports that Kurds in Afrin have employed chemical weapons," says SDF do not use chemical weapons
4 month ago
Israel finds severe H5N8 bird flu in wild bird
UAE APC Panther F9 seen with Free idlib Army during an attack on government position in Idlib eastern countryside
Turkistan Islamic Party's mobile 130mm artillery engaged in Idlib. The KrAZ-255 it's based on has rarely appeared during the civil war.
Maj. Gen. Hecker, deputy commander-Air for @USFOR A says recent B-52 strike in Badakhshan province targeted training camps belonging to the Taliban and the East Turkestan Islamic Movement, an extremist group founded in western China
Israel's Shin Bet says 113 terror attacks happened in Jerusalem and the WestBank in January. The Palestinians say close to 500
4 month ago
Before dawn today, another young Palestinian was killed: Hamza al-Zamrah, accused of an attempted stabbing attack that reportedly lightly injured one Israeli security guard outside Karmi Tzur in the southern West Bank, was shot and killed by another Israeli security guard
Kuwait and Sweden call for a closed session of the Security Council on the humanitarian situation in Syria
Rural Idlib: FSA forces take control of Ejaz and Sarja in rural south east Idlib after engaging in heavy clashes with SAA and allies
Afghanistan now "main effort" for bombers and jets flying from Middle East. "This is just the beginning," Air Force Maj. Gen. James Hecker says about ramped up air campaign against Taliban
OCHA Syria: Hostilities in northwestern Syria continue to endanger civilians. Recent violence displaced over 300,000 people in Idleb and 15,000-30,000 people in Afrin. Read full report
Warplanes bombed Kafr Zita and Latamenah cities in Northern Hama countryside today
Warplanes bombed Kafr Zita and Latamenah cities in Northern Hama countryside today
The death toll of the bombing of Eastern Ghouta today rise to 34
Photos from the triangle of the three countrysides of Aleppo, Hama and Idlib
USAF Maj Gen: "Significant increase" in US airstrikes in Afghanistan over last 4-5 days including B-52 strike against 3 Taliban training camps
Met Police has reportedly charged Jim Matthews, a YPG volunteer who fought ISIS and former soldier who served in Iraq, with terror offence. First such case in UK. (Josh Walker wasn't charged over YPG affiliation)4 month ago
Met Police has reportedly charged Jim Matthews, a YPG volunteer who fought ISIS and former soldier who served in Iraq, with terror offence. First such case in UK. (Josh Walker wasn't charged over YPG affiliation)
Bab al-Hawa border crossing posted photos of oil tanks entering from Turkey after YPG stopped the old route(east Syria-Manbij-Azaz-Afrin-Idlib)for years opposition plea Turkey to send oil to Idlib instead of Afrin to prevent millions of $ go to YPG every month4 month ago
Bab al-Hawa border crossing posted photos of oil tanks entering from Turkey after YPG stopped the old route(east Syria-Manbij-Azaz-Afrin-Idlib)for years opposition plea Turkey to send oil to Idlib instead of Afrin to prevent millions of $ go to YPG every month
"We have social pressures that we put on and these social pressures are going be seen later this year at the upcoming elections" says @ResoluteSupport's MajGen Hecker of Afghanistan efforts
USAF Maj. Gen: Drone fleet in Afghanistan has increased 50% in recent weeks, more US aircraft arriving in coming days
4 month ago
Air Force flying more and more lethal, per @ResoluteSupport's MajGen Hecker - Afgahans flying 40 missions a week where munitions are dropped vs 25 a week for US/coalition aircraft
YPG released video of ATGM strike on 6 February at Rajo district
Video of YPJ ATGM strike in Jinderes district
4 month ago
B-52s used in targeting of Taliban - including record drop of 24 precision guided munitions (PGMs) - had been modified in late November, per @ResoluteSupport's MajGen Hecker - equipped with rotary launcher allowing B52 to carry more PGMs
4 month ago
"With the current uplift in resources we can decimate Taliban commandand control nodesstrike at the heart of training camps where they brainwash young man to strap on a suicide vest" says @ResoluteSupport MajGen Hecker
4 month ago
Bahrain arrests four linked to pipeline blast: ministry
4 Turkish UAV|s observing the border at the same time.4 month ago
4 Turkish UAV|s observing the border at the same time.
4 month ago
Increased US intelligence support playing role, too, in heavier Afghanistan focus - developing more targets, identifying Taliban networks, per MajGen Hecker
4 month ago
New air assets available for US/@NATO Afghanistan effort include A-10s at Kandahar AB, 50% increase in MQ-9 drones and new combat search and rescue squadron, per MajGen Hecker
400 police officers appear in MoI written exam4 month ago
400 police officers appear in MoI written exam
4 month ago
Russian senator Klintsevich says that ground attack jet SU-25 was shot down in Syria by Russian-made Igla MANPADS
OIR Spokesman: Great trip to Manbij today with @CJTFOIR commander, @IIICorps_CG, to see @Coalition members, leaders and partners. 'Charlie Mike' to defeat ISIS and keep 'em gone
The YPG undergroung tunnel system in Sarkaya hill that was captured by OperationOliveBranch forces yesterday.4 month ago
The YPG undergroung tunnel system in Sarkaya hill that was captured by #OperationOliveBranch forces yesterday.
Reliable press sources speak of an unidentified car with masked and carried out more than 3 times abductions of young people from the city of El Arish
A spox for Saudi's General Authority of Civil Aviation tells @Reuters the agency had not granted any permission to Air India; officials in Air India insist to @sharonidan that permission has been granted
The Ambassador of Cyprus to Egypt supports the Egyptian statement on Turkey's statements on the delimitation of the Mediterranean
HTS seized Ajaz village west of Sinjar in eastern Idlib
"Repel the Invaders" Operation Room officially confirms ongoing operations in S-E Idlib
Israeli army builds a wall at border technical zone at Ras el Naquoura
4 month ago
Turkey says it's met EU criteria for visa-free travel to EU
University student Helin Nigit, member of Turkish Communist Movement (TKH) has been detained for her social media comments due to insult to President between 2014-2016 in Amasya.4 month ago
University student Helin Nigit, member of Turkish Communist Movement (TKH) has been detained for her social media comments due to "insult to President" between 2014-2016 in Amasya.
SE. Idlib: Rebels started new operations against pro-Assad forces East of Maaret Numan. Pic shows Panthera F9 and FSA fighters before ongoing assault.
Bahraini Interior Ministry: The arrest of a terrorist group planned and blew up an oil pipeline near the village of Buri last November
Eastern Damascus: moment when 4 bombs simultaneously dropped by SyAF struck town of Irbeen.
Since the morning there were huge explosions south of the city of Arish as the armed forces continued to bomb and blow up houses south of the city within the scope of the safe area to be built around Al Arish airport
Egypt warns Turkey: Our sovereignty will not touch
Syrian Democratic Council (SDC): preparations to send medical support to Afrin
Afrin: Civilian convoy (not YPG convoy) with protesters that previously went to Afrin on Monday just arrived in Manbij going towards Kobani.
Plot to assassinate Kandahar police chief Raziq foiled with seizure of microphone filled with explosives: police
4 month ago
Lavrov: The Americans simply gave up the assurances given to us about the purpose of their presence in Syria, which is ISIS defeat
Russian investigative committee show mansions and gold pistols seized during searches at Dagestani officials
4 month ago
Russia asking Turkey for access to jet crash site in Syria
The #OperationOliveBranch Room anounced the control over Mount Kharoz and its three villages: Sheikh Khoroz Fawani - Sheikh Kharoz and Mantani - Sheikh Kharoz Tahtani"
The Israeli Army began building the concrete wall in Ras al-Naqura South Lebanon amid a large Israeli alert
Civil defense teams working to evacuate the injured children after after another aerial attack on Hamouriyah city in Eastern Ghouta today
Natıonal Army FSA reportedly captured Hawriz hill
Border police arrest Palestinian suspect with explosive device near military court,Samaria.Police bomb disposal expert at scene, area closed4 month ago
Border police arrest Palestinian suspect with explosive device near military court,Samaria.Police bomb disposal expert at scene, area closed
4 month ago
Man who killed 2 people and injured 9 others with a knife in Finland last August saw himself as a soldier for the Daesh terror group, Finnish police say
The Lebanese Supreme Defense Council issued directives to prevent Israel's building a wall inside Lebanon territory
Lebanese Defense Council: says if Israel builds border wall on Lebanese territory, it will be considered an aggression against Lebanon - statement
Artem Zdunov was appointed as prime minister of Dagestan
4 month ago
Russian defense ministry says Russia is improving defenses at its military bases in Syria
4 month ago
Russian Defense Ministry: Nusra Front remains the main source of instability in Syria
4 month ago
#SAA Tiger Forces captured Aniz, Sheikh Muzuad, Eblat, Eblat Jadida, Rasem Wird, Dahiriyat, Rasm Qahrt, Thaniyat Sawfani in Hama
National Army FSA and Turkish Armed Forces captured Hawiz hill in the Bulbul district
Palestinian in possession of a suspected pipe bomb arrested at West Bank military court by Israeli border police
Global chemical weapons watchdog says probing 'all credible allegations' of Syria chemical attacks
4 month ago
FM Çavuşoğlu will discuss Operation Olive Branch with his Iranian counterpart Zarif and Iranian President Rouhani during his Tehran visit, after Iran asked Turkey to halt the anti-terror operation in Syria's Afrin region
Pentagon: Afghan war costing US $45 billion per year
Islamic State claimed an IED attack targeting an oil tanker near Jalalabad
4 month ago
Abbas reiterates U.S. no longer fair sponsor of Israeli-Palestinian peace process
4 month ago
"India's PM Modi is scheduled to arrive in Ramallah on February 10" Haaretz: Modi to 'honor' Arafat in 'historic Palestine visit,' three weeks after Netanyahu's India tour
In Dagestan officials were banned from traveling abroad
Iraqi army moves to secure planned oil route to Iran
Egypt opens the border crossing with the Gaza Strip
9 Taliban insurgents killed in Maiwand-11 operations in Helmand
KRG @PMBarzani: Setting date for Kurdish elections needs consultation with political parties
Since days no air strikes of Turkey in Afrin against YPG. Also no Turkish drones are allowed to enter Syrian air space.4 month ago
Since days no air strikes of Turkey in Afrin against YPG. Also no Turkish drones are allowed to enter Syrian air space.
Searches in all ministries in Dagestan, policemen at all road posts were changed with law enforcement from other regions
Intensive flight of warplanes and other Drons over the areas of Sheikh Zwaid and Rafah coincided with heavy artillery shelling south of those areas.
An estimated 15,000 people from Afrin Aleppo have been internally displaced by ongoing hostilities
4 month ago
Maldives:Despite the declaration of the State of Emergency on 1 February 2018, no curfew has been imposed and general movement of people, services and businesses will not be affected.
Since the morning hours Turkish army is shelling the villages Kefer Sefra, Baflure and the cemetery "Martyr Seydo"
HTS SVBIED and drone view of impact site, geolocated between Tell Sultan and Tell Kalbah
New military border posts security systems have launched in Turkey's Iraq border in Hakkari4 month ago
New military border posts security systems have launched in Turkey's Iraq border in Hakkari
4 month ago
Kalın: We are working on a trilateral leaders' summit between Turkey, Russia and Iran to discuss Sochi and Astana meetings on Syria, it could take place shortly
5 civilians were killed until this moment after many airstrikes targeted Douma city in Ghouta
Death toll already reached 12 only for town of Hamouriyah following new SyAF airstrikes, among them children.
4 month ago
Turkish President Erdoğan's spokesman says there is no contact with the Syrian government, such contact is out of question for the time being
Eastern Damascus towns pummeled by SyAF airstrikes for a 2nd day. Yesterday 300+ civilians were wounded and killed in wave of bombardment unseen since long time.
#AfrinOp: YPG recaptured Sheikh Khoruz from OliveBranch forces and seized an ACV-15 (n° 205) left behind.
4 month ago
Burqa-clad kidnapper arrested in Nangarhar province
Syrian Army controls Abisyan, Jabal Abisyan, Rasem Kihla, Jadidat, Khaflat, Abu Hamad, Tabarat Azib, Andarin acient city, Jubb Safa, Aiblatan in Aleppo/ Hama
Turkish Military Delegation Enters Taftanaz Airbase
Riyadh approves new Air India route flying over its territory, shortening Israel-India flight to six hours
For the 1st time the Saudi government will allow a direct flight to Israel to fly over Saudi Arabia: @airindiain flights from India to Israel will last just 6 hours
HTS set off a SVBIED near Tell Kalbah as government is trying to reverse Rebel gains on West Abu Duhur front.
Turkish delegation visits Saraqib city east of Idlib and surveys several points on Aleppo-Damascus road.
Textbooks with "My Kurdistan map" were found in primary school in Afrin by Turkish-backed forces
Around 50 Italian troops have arrived western Farah province to support Afghan forces during operations against militants4 month ago
Around 50 Italian troops have arrived western Farah province to support Afghan forces during operations against militants
4 month ago
Russia's Putin, Palestine's Abbas to discuss a new mediation mechanism instead of the Middle East quartet at talks in Sochi on Feb. 12
Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia Adel Jubeir in Riyadh
Four civilians killed by an air strike on the town of Beit Sawa in East Gouta Damascus
Two civilians killed in the Russian airstrikes that targeted Saraqib city in rural Idlib this morning
Russian warplanes launch an airstrike on the vicinity of Khan al Subul town in southern rural Idlib
Russian warplanes launch a number of airstrikes on the towns of al Tamania and Tarmala in southern rural Idlib
Turkish Armed Forces on Wednesday thwarted a YPG attack targeting a Free Syrian Army (FSA) position in Syria's northwestern Afrin region
The first airstrike for today on Douma city by SyAF jets
France calls on Iran-backed groups operating in Syria, including Hezbollah, to leave the country
4 month ago
Syrian army captured more villages from Daesh
4 month ago
The Kremlin does not rule out a Russian-Turkish-Iranian summit soon to discuss Syria question
Foreign Minister of France: Iran and Turkey are violating international law in Syria
4 month ago
Residents of the Palestinian town of Halhul throw rocks at Israeli army vehicles as they pass through the community
4 month ago
Syrian Army captured another dozen village in Daesh pocket
Pakistan has played an important role in defeating Al Qaeda, combating ISIS in region: US
SAA captured 15 more villages from ISIS
France says 'all indications' point to use of chlorine weapons by Syrian government
French foreign minister says all the signs right show chlorine being used as a weapon in Syria at the moment
Palestinian killed after wounding Israeli guard at West Bank settlement: military4 month ago
Palestinian killed after wounding Israeli guard at West Bank settlement: military
French FM says Polish Holocaust bill 'unwelcome', adds 'one cannot rewrite history', echoing criticism from US Secretary of State
The Syrian army says, Israel air force attacked a research center outside Damascus, the Syrian claims the Israeli air-strike was carried out from Lebanese airspace and that it destroyed 'most of the missiles' that were fired
The Talibaninfo-icon’s momentum is beginning to slow down on the battlefield, Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan
12 Chinese companies will invest more than $800 million in a Beltand Road project to develop an industrial park in Abu Dhabi, creating more than 2,000 jobs
Pakistani Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal spoke at a breakfast meeting on Capitol Hill that was attended by various US Senators, House Representatives and other Senior Officials. The Minister briefed the participants on Pakistan's successes in the fight against terrorism
Iraqi forces, Iranian-backed Hashd launch operation against 'White Flags' east of Tuz Khurmatu
"We are not able to reach the conscience or the ears of politicians," U.N. official laments as more than 80 die in a day of Syrian government airstrikes.
For the second time in two months suspected Israeli strike targeted the Jamraya Research Center, likely the site of an Iranian base
Yesterday ISIS claimed to have damaged a pro-government tank during clashes in the Hama pocket
Israeli raids reported in vicinity of Syrian capital of Damascus. Explosions heard, surface to air responses reported.
Nine US tanks given to Iraq's military to fight ISIS are in the hands of Iranian-backed militants, Pentagon watchdog says
The Syrian opposition faction @MuntasrBillahTR continues its participation in the military operations against the YPG
Al Amri mosque in the center of Deir-Al-Zour to be renamed to the mosque of Radwan after restoration
Artillery shelling by pro-Assad Irainian milita reported on Ghariyat al Gharbiyah in Daraa, also on rebels-controlled parts of Daraa
YPG denies Turkish accusations of chlorine gas mortar attack against Free Syrian Army in Afrin Aleppo, claims Turkey launched chemical weapons attack and poisoned its own FSA allies in Operation Olive Branch
YPG Commander Hemo: Turkish army has made no advance in Afrin
Clashes in Hamreen Mountains and Ajeel Oil field between Iraqi forces and ISIS. air strikes is been Heard in the area
Red Crescent says 110 Palestinians injured by Israeli forces in Nablus, including 58 shot with  live fire or rubber-coated metal bullets. One Palestinian was injured when an Israeli jeep drove through demonstrators - as apparently shown here4 month ago
Red Crescent says 110 Palestinians injured by Israeli forces in Nablus, including 58 shot with live fire or rubber-coated metal bullets. One Palestinian was injured when an Israeli jeep drove through demonstrators - as apparently shown here
Allegation of YPG clorine attack against FSA in Afrin, Syria is not true. FSA fighters poisoned by bombardment/shelling smoke but not chemical or chlorine gas so far
4 month ago
Earthquake of magnitude 5.0 - 98km ESE of Vanj, Tajikistan
Remnants of Russian Tochka-U missile fired at Harasta suburb of Damascus.
Visual confirmation Rebels took back control of Tell Sultan on West Abu Duhur front.
"We're deeply worried about the new front opened in Northern Syria" - @FedericaMog
Military aircraft launch raids southeast of the city of Al-Arish in Sinai
4 month ago
Three soldiers + deputy police boss injured in gun-and-bomb attack in Bosaso town
20 FSA fighters(7 in critical condition) were injured when chlorine gas shell hit their position on Sheikh Kharouz front in Bulbul north Afrin
Olive Branch operation room states several of its fighters were injured after the YPG fired a shell with chlorine gas
4 month ago
In Astana, nearly 400 construction workers of the Abu Dhabi Plaza commercial center project held a rally to protest their lay-off, claiming that they received no severance pay or advance notification
Rebel factions in Syria's south arrest opposition delegates for participation in Sochi talks
Russian trade mission in Damascus was shelled with mortars
4 month ago
Maldives Supreme Court revokes an order to release nine high-profile political prisoners, reports PTI
Footage of last night's operation where YPG clashed with Turkish army at Haj Bilal village in Sheikh Hadid district west of Afrin.
4 month ago
U.S. Central Command: US forces launched 18 airstrikes in Yemen in Dec/Jan against al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and ISIS. Two AQAP leaders killed. US launched 120 airstrikes in Yemen last year, 3x more than in 2016
E. Aleppo: on 21st October 2017, satellite caught moment when runway of Jirah Airbase was repaired, previously damaged by ISIS.
Fire at Iranian energy ministry today
Wounded civilians including children in raids on Sarakib
4 month ago
Mattis tells Congress he will visit Fort Benning, Ga in the next few days to meet with US Army soldiers headed to Afghanistan this spring to ramp up Taliban fight
4 month ago
India says Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in Rajouri
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