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Senator Chris Murphy speaks during a press conference on Capitol Hill on May 3, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by AFP)
21 Jun 2017 05:41

US at risk of military conflict with Russia, Iran in Syria: Senator

Islam Times - A US senator has warned against the United States' measures in Syria, which is pushing Washington "closer and closer" to a military conflict with Iran and Russia, describing the move as “another mistake on the scope of the Iraq War."

 
This US Air Force handout photo, taken on August 9, 2015, shows F-16 Fighting Falcons sitting on the tarmac at the Incirlik Air Base in Turkey, where they are deployed to support coalition operations in Syria and Iraq. (Via AFP)
21 Jun 2017 05:35

Australia suspends operations in US-led coalition in Syria after Syrian jet hit

Islam Times - Australia has suspended its cooperation with a United States-led coalition in Syria out of apparent concern that the US’s recent downing of a Syrian fighter jet may escalate the situation in the Arab country to its disadvantage.

 
Assad, allies to prevail in Syria, drive US out: Ex-US envoy
21 Jun 2017 05:34

Assad, allies to prevail in Syria, drive US out: Ex-US envoy

Islam Times - A former American ambassador to Syria says the Syrian government and its allies, including Iran, will ultimately frustrate attempts by the United States to influence Syrian matters and will drive the US out of the Arab country.

 
Astana talks on Syria Crisis Scheduled for July 4-5
21 Jun 2017 05:25

Astana talks on Syria Crisis Scheduled for July 4-5

Islam Times - The next round of Astana talks on solving Syria's crisis are scheduled for July 4-5, Kazakhstan’s Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.

 
Top ISIS Commanders Killed in IRGC Missile Attack in Syria’s Deir Ezzor
21 Jun 2017 05:23

Top ISIS Commanders Killed in IRGC Missile Attack in Syria’s Deir Ezzor

Islam Times - Several high-ranking ISIS terrorist group commanders were among hundreds of Takfiris killed when Iran’s missiles hit their headquarters in Syria’s Deir Ezzor late Sunday.

 
Fighting Beaks out between SAA and SDF in West Raqqa
21 Jun 2017 05:02

Fighting Beaks out between SAA and SDF in West Raqqa

Islam Times - Intense clashes have broken out between the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the western countryside of Al-Raqqa as the SAA attempted to cross SDF front-lines in order to rescue their fallen pilot but they were turned away by the latter.

 
Bouthaina Shaaban, political and media adviser to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad
18 Jun 2017 06:32

US, allies sponsor Daesh: Adviser to Syria's Assad

Islam Times - A political and media adviser to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has accused the US and its allies of financing and arming the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group in a bid to tear the region apart and deplete its resources.

 
ISIS ringleader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
17 Jun 2017 05:55

ISIS Ringleader Al-Baghdadi Likely Killed by Russian Airstrike in Syria

Islam Times - Russia’s Defense Ministry says it is verifying reports whether the ISIS Takfiri terrorist group’s ringleader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed by a Russian airstrike on the southern outskirts of Syria’s Raqqa in late May.

 
Daesh’s Plan to Overrun Deir Ezzor City Foiled
17 Jun 2017 05:18

Daesh’s Plan to Overrun Deir Ezzor City Foiled

Islam Times - Earlier, Daesh insurgents attempted to infiltrate the Huwyqah and Rashdiyah districts in goverment-held neighborhoods in Deir Ezzor city, resulting in ferocious firefights between the warring parties in eastern Syria.

 
International Cooperation Needed in Syria
17 Jun 2017 04:18

International Cooperation Needed in Syria

Islam Times - Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia needs more international assistance to properly resolve the Syrian crisis in a timely manner, noting that he held talks with the Syrian President Bashar Al Assad on the reforms in the post-war Syria, even before the start of the Russian ...

 
A file photo of the US High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS)
15 Jun 2017 06:29

US relocates long-range rocket system from Jordan to Syria

Islam Times - The US army has relocated a new truck-mounted, long-range missile launcher from Jordan to a base in Syria’s al-Tanf, says an intelligence source.

 
US Evacuated ISIS Terrorist Group Commanders from Raqqa
15 Jun 2017 06:14

US Evacuated ISIS Terrorist Group Commanders from Raqqa

Islam Times - US military helicopters evacuated a number of ISIS terrorist group commanders out of their stronghold in Syria's Raqqa taking them to an undisclosed destination.

 
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15 Jun 2017 05:30

The Shock of ‘Containing’ US Forces in Southern Syria

Islam Times - Earlier, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced that Syrian forces had broken through to the Iraqi border and enveloped the US forces in southern Syria.

 
Syrian Democratic Forces are Terrorists Like Daesh
14 Jun 2017 06:28

Syrian Democratic Forces are Terrorists Like Daesh

Islam Times - A Syrian expert on the armed groups in Syria, Husma Shaib explained why the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) operating in Syria are comparable to the al-Nusra Front and what the actual aim of their operations in Syria is.

 
Qatar Crisis May Benefit Syria
13 Jun 2017 07:40

Qatar Crisis May Benefit Syria

Islam Times - Retired Syrian Major General Muhammed Abbas said that the Arab states row with Qatar may ultimately play into the hands of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

 
Turkey-Backed Militant Groups Infighting Kills Many in Al-Bab, Syria
13 Jun 2017 06:05

Turkey-Backed Militant Groups Infighting Kills Many in Al-Bab, Syria

Islam Times - Turkish-backed Militants infighting has killed on Sunday a number of civilians and fighters in the Syrian town of al-Bab.

 
Pro-Government Forces Reach Iraq-Syria Border, Take Step Closer to Major Win
12 Jun 2017 10:16

Pro-Government Forces Reach Iraq-Syria Border, Take Step Closer to Major Win

Islam Times - Syrian forces reached the Syrian-Iraqi border on Saturday and reached their Iraqi allies, scoring a triumph that will foil West's attempts to sever the land links between Iraq and Syria through controlling a major border crossing.

 
Leader of ISIS Terrorist Group Preaches Hatred at a Mosque in Iraqi City of Mosul, 2014
12 Jun 2017 10:10

ISIS Leader Killed in Raqqa: Syrian State TV

Islam Times - Leader of ISIS terrorist group Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed in an airstrike in Raqqa, Syrian State TV claimed.

 
Syrian Army Announced
12 Jun 2017 07:16

Syrian Army Announced 'Strategic Turning Point’ in War on Daesh

Islam Times - The Syrian army and its allies took control of a vast territory in southeastern Syria and reached the Iraqi border. Syrian military officials described it as a decisive moment in the fight against Daesh.

 
A member of the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), made up of an alliance of Kurdish and Arab troops, stands some two kilometers from the al-Meshleb neighborhood of Raqqah on June 7, 2017. (Photos by AFP)
11 Jun 2017 06:06

US-backed SDF forces enter Raqqah from western battle front

Islam Times - The so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have entered the western regions of Daesh’s last stronghold in Syria, Raqqah, says a UK-based monitoring group.