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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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F-15E downs Shaheed-129 UAV

  The Shaheed-129 drone was armed and displayed hostile intent when it was intercepted by an F-15E Strike Eagle around 12:30 a.m. local time near the Syrian city of Tanf, according to U.S. Central Command. It was observed heading toward … Continue reading

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Tabka:500 troops were airlifted behind enemy lines.

U.S.-backed local forces fighting Islamic State in Syria said on March 26 they had taken full control of a former Syrian army airport near the city of Tabqa along the Euphrates River. Tabqa is located 25 miles west of Raqqa, … Continue reading

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Putin pressing his advantage in Syria

Mr. Obama has repeatedly refused to involve US forces in the Mideast more robustly, and even if he’s had a change of heart, his administration is drawing to a close. Mr. Putin appears to recognize those facts and is pressing … Continue reading

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Denmark enters Daesh coalition, bombs Raqqa

  Updated 10:01 August 8, 2016 Denmark’s armed forces announced their aircraft have for the first time dropped bombs in Syria’s Raqqa province, where the Islamic State group has its self-declared capital. Defense Command Denmark said the F-16 raid happened … Continue reading

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B-52s in the counter-ISIS fight in Iraq and Syria

  U.S. Air Force B-52 bombers arrived at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, on Saturday April 9 joining Operation Inherent Resolve, the American-led campaign against the Islamic State group. The deployment marks the first time the Air Force will use … Continue reading

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