ISIS: The rise and fall of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria

ISIS: The rise and fall of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria

CRIMSON TAZVINZWA, AIWA! NO!|(Reuters) – Islamic State fighters have been defeated at the final shred of territory they held in eastern Syria, marking the end of jihadist rule that once spanned a third of Iraq and Syria, the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Saturday. Continue reading ISIS: The rise and fall of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria

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White House: ISIS territory in Syria has been 100 percent eliminated

White House: ISIS territory in Syria has been 100 percent eliminated

The territorial ISIS caliphate in Syria has now been 100 percent eliminated, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders announced on Friday.

President Donald Trump has, on numerous occasions before now, announced ISIS’ defeat, but this time it would appeared the claim had the full backing of the White House and Pentagon. Continue reading White House: ISIS territory in Syria has been 100 percent eliminated

Syria slams US President Donald Trump, vows to recover Israeli-occupied Golan

Syria slams US President Donald Trump, vows to recover Israeli-occupied Golan

BEIRUT (REUTERS) – United States President Donald Trump faced growing condemnation on Friday (March 22) over his statement that it was time to recognise Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights.

Syria expressed outrage and said it was determined to recover the area “through all available means”.

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said Trump’s statement had brought the region to the edge of a new crisis. In a speech at a meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, Erdogan said: “We cannot allow the legitimisation of the occupation of the Golan Heights”. Continue reading Syria slams US President Donald Trump, vows to recover Israeli-occupied Golan

Syria, Russia and Iran condemn US recognition of Israeli sovereignty over Golan

Syria, Russia and Iran condemn US recognition of Israeli sovereignty over Golan

Syria and its allies Russia and Iran on Friday condemned US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which the Jewish state captured from its northern neighbor in the 1967 Six Day War.

Quoting an unnamed foreign ministry official, Syria’s official SANA news agency slammed the decision as “irresponsible” and a violation of United Nations resolutions concerning the territory’s status. Continue reading Syria, Russia and Iran condemn US recognition of Israeli sovereignty over Golan

Syria Conflict: More than 2500 Syrian refugees have settled in Scotland

Syria Conflict: More than 2500 Syrian refugees have settled in Scotland

Almost a fifth of the Syrian refugees who have come to the UK as part of a special programme have settled in Scotland, according to figures revealed by the SNP.

In 2015, the UK Government committed to taking in 20,000 Syrians driven from the war-torn country by 2020 through the Syrian vulnerable person resettlement programme.

Data obtained by the party from the Scottish Parliament’s Information Centre (SPICe) shows that since 2015, 13,818 refugees have arrived in the UK. Continue reading Syria Conflict: More than 2500 Syrian refugees have settled in Scotland