Month: October 2019

U.S. forces withdraw from key base in northern Syria

The Times of Israel reports: “US forces withdrew from their largest base in northern Syria on Sunday, a monitor said, as Turkey accused Kurdish forces of killing one of its soldiers in fighting that tested […]

Space may soon become a war zone

SpaceDaily.com reports: “At a summit in early December, NATO is expected to declare space as a ‘warfighting domain,’ partly in response to new developments in technology. If it does declare space a war zone, NATO […]

Kurdish fighters leave besieged town in northern Syria

Israel National News reports: “Dozens of Kurdish fighters on Sunday left the Turkish-besieged town of Ras al-Ain in northern Syria, in what appeared to be the start of a wider withdrawal under a ceasefire deal, […]

Kurds accuse Turkey of using banned incendiary weapons

SpaceDaily.com reports: “The embattled Kurdish authorities in northeastern Syria on Thursday accused Turkey of resorting to banned weapons such as napalm and white phosphorus munitions, a charge Ankara has denied. The use of such weapons […]

Putin watches missile launch during nuclear arms drill

SpaceDaily.com reports: “Russian President Vladimir Putin watched Thursday as the country’s armed forces tested missiles that can carry thermo-nuclear warheads. The Grom-19 or Thunder-19 strategy games began Wednesday and involve 12,000 troops deployed on ships, […]

Iran: We will reduce even more nuclear commitments

Israel National News reports: “Iran will reduce more of its nuclear commitments if the remaining parties to the 2015 nuclear deal fail to help the country reap economic benefits from the accord, the Iranian President’s […]

Pompeo urges UN to renew weapons embargo on Iran

Israel National News reports: “Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during a visit to Israel urged the United Nations Security Council to renew its arms embargo against Iran when it expires next year. ‘Because of the […]

Erdogan: We’ll never declare a ceasefire in Syria

Israel National News reports: “Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told US President Donald Trump on Tuesday night that Turkey will never declare a ceasefire in northeastern Syria and that it will not negotiate with Kurdish […]

Russian forces patrolling between Syrian, Turkish troops

SpaceWar.com reports: “Russia said Thursday it was patrolling in areas along the ‘line of contact’ between Syrian and Turkish forces, as the US-led coalition in Syria confirmed it had pulled its troops from the area. […]

U.S. Army to deploy hypersonic missiles by 2023

SpaceDaily.com reports: “Deployment of a long-range hypersonic weapon system by the U.S. Army is expected by 2023, the Association of the United States Army was told at its annual convention. Robert Strider, deputy director of […]

Turkey arrests 24 over criticism of Syria offensive

The Jerusalem Post reports: “Turkish authorities have arrested 24 people for spreading ‘black propaganda’ on social media about Ankara’s military operation in Syria, the state-run Anadolu news agency said on Wednesday. In northeast Syria, where […]

Tunisia’s president elect: Normalization with ‘Zionist entity’ is treachery

The Jerusalem Post reports: “Kais Saied, who was recently voted in as Tunisia’s next president, expressed opposition to normalizing ties between his country and Israel, according to Maariv, the sister publication of The Jerusalem Post. […]