Tag Archives: Damascus

Iran not Russia: Deir al-Zour hit by Iranian missiles

IS has moved most of its leaders to al-Mayadin in Syria’s Euphrates Valley, southeast of the group’s besieged capital there, Raqqa. Among the operations moved to al-Mayadin, about 80 km (50 miles) west of the Iraqi border, were its online … Continue reading

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CIA talked to Syria: Pompeo-Mamlouk call

Mike Pompeo reportedly conducted secret telephone conversations with Syrian General Intelligence Director (GID) General Ali Mamlouk in February.   The Pompeo-Mamlouk call would represent the highest-level communication between the two governments in years. It also is surprising given the widespread allegations … Continue reading

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Many of the Levantine players have an interest in seeing war continue

One of the many problems about ending the war is that many of the players have an interest in seeing it continue. Why, for instance, are there offensives against Isis by the Kurdish authorities and the Baghdad government this week? … Continue reading

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Jaysh al-Islam (Army of Islam) leader Zahran Alloush now considers Damascus a “military zone”-

Heavy fighting is reported in and around the Syrian capital Damascus. On February 3, Jaysh al-Islam (Army of Islam) leader Zahran Alloush said his group now considered Damascus a “military zone”- the latest attacks on the capital were apparently carried … Continue reading

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Damascus fighting near homes of powerful figures, Mezzeh, Harasta and Irbin

Syrian government forces used tanks and helicopters against insurgents in several suburbs of Damascus Wednesday, anti-government activists said. Helicopters flew above as artillery and gunfire was heard in the suburbs of Harasta and Irbin. [March 19, 2012]Residents and activists in … Continue reading

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