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DNA on Baghdadi’s smuggled underwear proved his location: SDF

Published 2019-10-28 23:35:21 by News Desk in Syria

Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s underpants were obtained by an undercover source and DNA tested to prove his identity before an operation by U.S. forces to kill him, an advisor to the Syrian Democratic Forces said on Monday. Polat Can, a senior advisor to the Kurdish-led SDF, gave details on Twitter about how SDF intelligence work had helped locate Baghdadi, whose death was announced by U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday. “Our own source, who had been able to reach al-Baghdadi, brought al-Baghdadi’s underwear to conduct a DNA test and make sure (100%) that the person in question was… Read on ->

Tags: Baghdadi, Syria


Veteran journalist exposes OPCW’s Douma evidence suppression on BBC

Published 2019-10-28 23:19:01 by News Desk in Syria

On 23rd October, The Courage Foundation released the landmark findings of its investigation into the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons’ (OPCW) suppression of vital evidence in its investigation of the alleged 7th April 2018 chemical weapons attack in Douma, Syria. The Foundation’s expert panel met with a member of the OPCW’s Douma fact-finding mission, who provided the an “extensive presentation, including internal emails, text exchanges and suppressed draft reports” – in its resultant report, the team were unanimous in expressing alarm “over unacceptable practices in the investigation of the alleged chemical attack in Douma”, and concluded each of… Read on ->

Tags: Douma, Syria


Russia opens floating bridge linking both sides of Euphrates

Published 2019-10-28 22:02:22 by News Desk in Syria

A floating bridge linking the two banks of Euphrates River and al- Mre’eyeh and Mrat towns in Deir Ezzor was opened on Monday to convey people. It is the first bridge connecting the two banks of the Euphrates River in the governorate after the destruction of all the bridges over the previous years by the Washington Coalition. Governor of Deir Ezzor Abdul Majid al-Kawakibi said that this bridge “comes in response to the needs and demands of the people in the governorate northern countryside to set up a bridge links the Euphrates two banks and allows them to communicate with… Read on ->

Tags: Euphrates, Syria


Breaking: New special operation allegedly carried out in northeast Aleppo

Published 2019-10-28 21:36:51 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 P.M.) – A new special operation allegedly took place in northern Syria this evening, as local reports claim unknown warplanes transported troops to a site near the Turkish border. According to these reports, a number of helicopters transported unknown troops to an area near the city of Jarabulus. No gunfire was reported during this alleged operation. However, there are conflicting reports on the target and who carried out this special operation. According to some opposition activists in the area, the operation was carried out by the U.S. Coalition, while others allege it was the Turkish Air Force…. Read on ->

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Tags: Aleppo, Syria


US special forces dog wounded during Baghdadi raid

Published 2019-10-28 21:18:46 by News Desk in Syria

Answering the call to duty, a wounded hero dog was one of the few casualties from the U.S. special forces raid on the Syria compound of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. But don’t ask the dog’s name, because the military won’t say – at least for now. The dog was described as slightly wounded after leaping into the fray on Saturday. President Donald Trump praised the dog in his remarks on Sunday describing the battle that took place at Baghdadi’s compound. The dog “went into the tunnel” where Baghdadi killed himself with a suicide vest, Trump said. “Our canine,… Read on ->

Tags: Baghdadi, Syria


US military will strike anyone challenging their occupation of Syrian oil fields: SecDef

Published 2019-10-28 20:34:26 by News Desk in Syria

American mechanized forces have begun deploying at Syrian oil fields, ostensibly to stop the remnants of Islamic State from seizing them, and will respond with “overwhelming force” to protect them. Following the withdrawal of US forces from northern Syria earlier this month, and the killing of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on Saturday night, American forces in Syria apparently have a new mission: protect the oil. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said at a press conference on Monday that American mechanized forces have already deployed to protect oil fields in eastern Syria. The mission, on its… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, US


Major battle taking place for strategic mountaintop town in northeast Latakia

Published 2019-10-28 20:08:42 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:45 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is making another push to capture the strategic town of Kabani in northeastern Latakia. Backed by Russian attack choppers, the Syrian Arab Army stormed the jihadist positions south of Kabani in a bid to crack the militant defenses and enter the town. While there has been little-to-no progress at this front in the last 12 hours, the Syrian Arab Army has been able to dig out in the Zuwayqat Mountain, which is something they were previously unable to do because of jihadist counter-attacks. According to an army source near the… Read on ->

Tags: Latakia, Syria


US flew through non-controlled airspace for Baghdadi raid – Pompeo

Published 2019-10-28 19:50:00 by News Desk in Syria

The US special operations troops flew through non-US controlled airspace to conduct the raid on the compound of former Daesh* terror group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said. “I think it’s been made pretty clear that we were travelling into airspace that wasn’t US-controlled, and so even that night I reached out to our Russian counterpart to make clear to them our expectations with respect to us being able to get our forces where we needed to get them, when we needed to get them, and then get them out safely”, Pompeo said in an… Read on ->

Tags: Baghdadi, Pompeo, Syria


Large convoy of Syrian troops head to Hasakah-Turkish border to protect region: video

Published 2019-10-28 19:39:26 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:20 P.M.) – A large convoy of Syrian Arab Army (SAA) soldiers was filmed heading to the Al-Hasakah Governorate’s northern border with Turkey on Monday. According to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), the large army convoy will be reinforcing the armed forces that are already deployed to the border following a series of militant attacks on their positions near the city of Ras Al-‘Ayn. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ec-EbkzQ7JU&feature=youtu.be On Monday, the Turkish-backed militants from the so-called “Syrian National Army” launched a powerful attack on the Syrian Arab Army’s positions between Tal Tamr and Ras Al-‘Ayn. The Syrian Army was able… Read on ->

Tags: Hasakah, Syria, Turkey


Journalist accuses US military of deliberately targeting their media team in Syria: video

Published 2019-10-28 19:30:22 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:20 P.M.) – A photo journalist and his media team claim they were deliberately targeted by a U.S. armored vehicle while reporting from northeastern Syria on Monday. Photojournalist Baderkhan Ahmad released a video from the site showing a badly damaged vehicle that went offroad and a U.S. armored vehicle still on the road. The journalist goes into great detail what happened in a short video that was released earlier this afternoon. https://twitter.com/baderkhanahmad/status/1188777412189966337?s=20

Tags: Syria, US


Netanyahu says Iran is producing cruise missile capable of hitting any target in Middle East

Published 2019-10-28 19:22:00 by News Desk in Iran

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has alleged that Iran is currently working on developing cruise missiles capable of reaching any destination in the Middle East, the news outlet Kan News reported. He added that Tehran is reportedly seeking to deploy these missiles at “various locations” in the region, including Yemen, so that they can hit Israel, among other potential targets. Previously, Iranian head of national security and foreign policy, Mojtaba Zannour, warned Tel Aviv and Washington against making a “mistake”, vowing that Israel “will not live for longer than twenty or thirty minutes” otherwise. He assured that Tehran has developed an effective “deterrence” against Israel… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Israel, Netanyahu


Alberto Fernández llega a la Casa Rosada para reunirse con Macri

Published 2019-10-28 18:16:10 by Nick Leon in Espanol, Latin-America

El presidente de Argentina, Mauricio Macri, recibió en la Casa Rosada (sede del Gobierno) al triunfador de las elecciones, Alberto Fernández, del Frente de Todos (izquierda), para dar los primeros pasos hacia la transición. Fernández llegó a la sede gubernamental cerca de las 10.30 hora local (13.30 GMT), y mantendrá con Macri un desayuno de trabajo. El candidato opositor a la presidencia argentina Alberto Fernández ganó en primera vuelta a Mauricio Macri, con el 48,1% de los votos. La victoria de Fernández consagró también como vicepresidenta electa a la exmandataria Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (2007-2015). Fuente: Sputnik Mundo

Tags: Alberto Fernandez, Argentina


ISIS supuestamente nombra nuevo comandante después de la muerte de Baghdadi

Published 2019-10-28 17:37:59 by Nick Leon in Espanol, Siria

Daesh nombró un sucesor de Bagdadi luego de la operación estadounidense en Siria, informó Newsweek. Abdullah Qardash (también conocido como Hajji Abdullah al-Afari), quien fue nominado anteriormente por Bagdadi para dirigir los ‘asuntos musulmanes’ del grupo, está listo para asumir la posición de Bagdadi, según el informe. Poco se sabe sobre Qardash, aparte de que es un ex oficial militar iraquí que alguna vez sirvió bajo el fallecido líder iraquí Saddam Hussein, según el informe. El líder de Daesh, Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, fue reportado muerto después de que el ejército de los EE. UU. Realizara una incursión de Operaciones… Read on ->

Tags: ISIS, Siria


Vehículos militares recién enviados para ser utilizados por el ejército ruso en el norte de Siria

Published 2019-10-28 17:01:04 by Nick Leon in Espanol, Siria

Los aviones militares Il-76 han entregado varios vehículos blindados a la base de Khmeimim en Siria para ayudar a las unidades de la policía militar rusa encargadas de patrullar la frontera sirio-turca, informó el Ministerio de Defensa ruso. “En el futuro cercano, el equipo militar se dirigirá a la parte norte del país, donde la policía militar rusa facilitará la retirada de las fuerzas y el equipo kurdos a una profundidad de 30 km de la frontera sirio-turca. Después de eso, comenzará a patrullar conjuntamente en cooperación con las fuerzas turcas en las áreas estipuladas de acuerdo con el memorando… Read on ->

Tags: Rusia, Siria


El ejército sirio frustra el intento militante de avance en el noreste de Siria

Published 2019-10-28 16:19:32 by Nick Leon in Espanol, Siria

BEIRUT, LÍBANO (9:20 A.M.) – Los militantes respaldados por Turquía intentaron avanzar sus posiciones en la región noreste de Siria anoche, a pesar de un alto el fuego continuo que fue negociado por Rusia y Turquía. Dirigidos por el llamado “Ejército Nacional Sirio”, los militantes respaldados por Turquía asaltaron las posiciones del Ejército Árabe Sirio en dos ciudades entre Tal Tamr y Ras Al-‘Ayn. Después de un enfrentamiento feroz, el ejército árabe sirio pudo frustrar el intento de avance militante en el noroeste de Al-Hasakah, lo que obligó a este último a retirarse hacia Ras Al-‘Ayn. Según un informe militar… Read on ->

Tags: Siria


El principal asistente de Baghdadi dio información clave de EE. UU. Para eliminar al líder del ISIS

Published 2019-10-28 14:41:39 by Nick Leon in Espanol, Siria

El domingo, el presidente de los Estados Unidos, Donald Trump, confirmó que la larga búsqueda de Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi había terminado, diciendo que el líder terrorista número uno del mundo había muerto en una operación estadounidense en la provincia de Idlib de Siria. El Ministerio de Defensa ruso dijo que no poseía datos confiables sobre esta declaración y que tenía razones para cuestionar su veracidad. Ismael al-Ethawi, uno de los principales asesores del líder de Daesh, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, reveló a la inteligencia iraquí cómo el autor intelectual de numerosos ataques y ejecuciones terroristas logró escapar de la captura durante… Read on ->

Tags: Baghdadi, Siria


El ejército sirio ingresa a una ciudad fronteriza clave por primera vez en 7 años

Published 2019-10-28 14:22:15 by Nick Leon in Espanol, Siria

BEIRUT, LÍBANO (11:50 p.m.) – El ejército árabe sirio se desplegó en Al-Darbasiyah adyacente a la frontera sirio-turca y entró el domingo desde la parte occidental de la ciudad. Según los informes, las unidades del ejército sirio ingresaron a Al-Darbasiyah al este de Ras Al-‘Ayn en el norte de Al-Hasakah, siete años después de que las Unidades de Protección Popular (YPG) lideradas por los kurdos tomaran el control de la ciudad. El ejército sirio comenzó a construir sus fuerzas en Al-Darbasiyah el domingo por la noche y comenzó a desplegarse allí, comenzando por sus barrios occidentales. La Agencia de Noticias… Read on ->

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Tags: Siria, Turquía


ISIS allegedly names new commander after Baghdadi’s death

Published 2019-10-28 10:34:33 by News Desk in Syria

Daesh has named a successor to Baghdadi following the US operation in Syria, Newsweek reported. Abdullah Qardash (a.k.a. Hajji Abdullah al-Afari), who was earlier nominated by Baghdadi to run the group’s ‘Muslim affairs’, is set to take over Baghdadi’s position, according to the report. Little is known about Qardash other than that he is a former Iraqi military officer who once served under late Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, the report says. Daesh leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi was reported dead after the US military conducted a Special Operations raid in Syria’s Idlib province. Reports were confirmed by Trump Sunday morning…. Read on ->

Tags: Baghdadi, ISIS, Syria


Newly shipped military vehicles to be used by Russian Army in northern Syria

Published 2019-10-28 09:53:27 by News Desk in Syria

Il-76 military aircrafts have delivered several armored vehicles to the Khmeimim base in Syria in order to assist the units of the Russian military police tasked with patrolling the Syrian-Turkish border, the Russian Defense Ministry informed. “In the near future, the military equipment will head to the northern part of the country, where Russian military police will facilitate the withdrawal of the Kurdish forces and equipment to the depth of 30 km from the Syrian-Turkish border. After that, they will begin joint patrolling in cooperation with the Turkish forces in the stipulated areas in accordance with the memorandum between Russia… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria


Syrian Army foils militant attempted advance in northeast Syria

Published 2019-10-28 09:36:03 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 A.M.) – The Turkish-backed militants attempted to advance their positions in the northeastern region of Syria last night, despite an ongoing ceasefire that was brokered by Russia and Turkey. Led by the so-called “Syrian National Army”, the Turkish-backed militants stormed the Syrian Arab Army’s positions at two towns between Tal Tamr and Ras Al-‘Ayn. Following a fierce engagement, the Syrian Arab Army was able to foil the attempted militant advance in northwestern Al-Hasakah, forcing the latter to eventually withdraw towards Ras Al-‘Ayn. According to a military report from northwestern Al-Hasakah, the Syrian Army was able to kill… Read on ->

Tags: Hasakah, Syria


Top Baghdadi aide gave US key information to eliminate ISIS leader

Published 2019-10-28 09:04:56 by News Desk in Syria

On Sunday, US President Donald Trump confirmed that the long hunt for Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was over, saying the world’s number one terrorist leader had been killed in a US operation in Syria’s Idlib Province. The Russian Defence Ministry said that it possessed no reliable data about this statement and had reasons to question its veracity. One of Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s top aides, Ismael al-Ethawi, revealed to Iraqi intelligence how the mastermind of numerous terrorist attacks and executions managed to escape capture for many years in February 2018, Reuters reports, citing an Iraqi security official. The breakthrough came… Read on ->

Tags: Baghdadi, ISIS, Syria


Syrian Army enters key border city for first time in 7 years

Published 2019-10-28 00:10:30 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:50 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army deployed to Al-Darbasiyah adjacent to the Syrian-Turkish border and entered it from the western part of the city on Sunday. According to reports, Syrian Army units entered Al-Darbasiyah east of Ras Al-‘Ayn in northern Al-Hasakah, seven years after the Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG) took control of the city. The Syrian military has begun building up their forces in Al-Darbasiyah on Sunday evening and began to deploy there, starting with its western neighborhoods. The Sputnik News Agency reported that the Syrian Army has begun working on securing the entrances and exits… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, Turkey


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