Iran violates nuclear deal, exceeding enriched uranium stockpile

Israel Strikes Iranian Targets in Syria, Report Says; 16 Killed, 21 Wounded

Syrian air defenses responded to attacks on Homs and Damascus outskirts launched from Lebanese air space, Syrian state media says

Advertisements
Syrian Kurds demonstrate in Qamishli against Turkish shelling of Kurdish militia posts in northern Syria, on October 31, 2018. Source: DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP/Getty Images

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.

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. Sanders, speaking to the traveling press pool of reporters on Air Force One as the president headed to Florida, Sanders directed reporters to the Department of Defense for further questions but shared a photo of what appeared to be the same map President Trump declassified and showed reporters on Wednesday. She said acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan was on the plane and had briefed the president on the news. When asked for comment, a Pentagon spokesman told ABC News "We do not have an operational statement at this time." After Trump got off the plane in Florida, according to a pool report, he walked over to to waiting reporters and cameras with the same map he had used Wednesday,except without the small dot of red indicating ISIS-held territory that had been there before. "This is what we have right now, as of last night," Trump said. "I think it's about time," he said according to the pool report. ABC News' Luis Martinez contributeed to this report.

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.

Donald Trump has called for Israeli sovereignty over the territory captured from Syria to be recognised. MEE takes a look at the strategic plateau

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”.

Syria, Russia and Iran condemn US recognition of Israeli sovereignty over Golan Trump’s Twitter announcement, reversing over 50 years of policy, said to catch both American and Israeli officials off-guard

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.