by James Tweedie
IRAN showed off its new ballistic missiles yesterday after the Israeli defence minister accused the Syrian government of letting Tehran and Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah use its territory to launch attacks on Israel.
The missiles used to hit...
Saturday 24th Jun 2017
posted by James Tweedie in World
THE US will take back the arms it has given Kurdish separatists once they take the Syrian Isis stronghold of Raqqa, according to a Turkish Defence Ministry statement yesterday.
It said Defence Minister Fikri Isik had received the assurances in a letter from his US counterpart James...
Friday 23rd Jun 2017
Canberra nervous over Russia-US standoff
Wednesday 21st Jun 2017
posted by Morning Star in World
THE International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) expressed its “deep condolences” yesterday to two journalists killed by a landmine in Iraq.
French journalist Stephan Villeneuve and Iraqi Kurdish “fixer” Bakhtiyar Haddad were covering the Iraqi army’s bid...
Don’t stray west of Euphrates, warns Moscow
Tuesday 20th Jun 2017
posted by John Haylett in World
IRAQI forces launched the final offensive on the Isis “capital” of Mosul at dawn yesterday with troops expecting “vicious” fighting from the extremists.
The assualt began with air strikes and a push by Iraqi troops into the Old City — the last two square...
Monday 19th Jun 2017
RUSSIA claimed yesterday that it may have killed Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in an air raid in Syria last month.
A Russian Defence Ministry statement said it had information suggesting Mr Baghdadi had attended a meeting with 30 Isis leaders near the death cult’s de-facto...
Saturday 17th Jun 2017
ISIS fighters were pushed back into Mosul’s Old City yesterday, as Iraqi troops advanced west towards the terrorist-held town of Tal Afar.
Brigadier General Mustafa al-Azzawi, commander of the Iraqi army’s 36th Brigade, said his troops had established a foothold in a...
Tuesday 13th Jun 2017
SYRIAN government forces reached the Iraqi border at the weekend, having launched an offensive to the south and east of Palmyra in which they reported killing hundreds of Isis fighters.
Military officials described the advance by the army and its Lebanese Hezbollah allies as a decisive...
Monday 12th Jun 2017
Gunmen and bombers kill 12 at parliament and ayatollah’s tomb
Thursday 8th Jun 2017