Tag: Syria

Bursting at the seams: inside an IS prison in Syria

by Rouba EL HUSSEINI Behind the steel door, the cell is as packed as their eyes are empty -- haggard, scrawny prisoners in orange jumpsuits lying head-to-tail cover every inch of floor space. An AFP team was given rare access to one of the crowded detention...

Trump wins big with Baghdadi death — and intends to milk it

by Sebastian Smith President Donald Trump took a victory lap Sunday over the killing of Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi -- and he's likely just getting warmed up. "This is the biggest there is," Trump said at a White House appearance, reaching into his...

US forces start Syria border pullback, alarming Kurds

by Delil Souleiman US forces in Syria started pulling back Monday from Turkish border areas, opening the way for Ankara's threatened military invasion and heightening fears of a jihadist resurgence. The withdrawal from key positions along Syria's northern border came after the White House said it...

The US hopes Russia will continue “permissive” stance on Israel’s bombing of Iranian targets in Syria

In a telephone conference call with reporters on Wednesday, November 7, U.S. Special Representative for Syria Engagement, James Jeffrey, said that Washington hopes that Russia will still allow Israel to continue to attack Iranian targets in Syria. Ambassador Jeffrey said, “Russia has been permissive in...

Did a Nas Daily video about a Syrian asylum seeker at KLIA2 hasten his deportation?

Syrian Hassan al-Kontar, age 36, who has been stuck at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA2) for half a year, is being deported one month after having been featured in a Nas Daily video last month. Mr. al-Kontar was arrested on Monday, October 1,...

CNN’s disturbing video of Syrian children gasping for air after chemical attack

The Khan Shaykhun chemical attack in Syria took place on 4 April 2017. The atrocity shocked the world, and the United States responded with missile strikes on the Syrian airbase where the chemical attack was believed to have been launched. 92 people, including children, were...

Obama Outlines Strategy to Combat ISIS

In a speech from the Whitehouse on Wednesday, President Barrack Obama informed the world of his vision for a multi-pronged strategy to combat Islamic Militants that have taken over large parts of Syria and Iraq. This speech marks a significant change of direction for...

Syria and Singapore: A worrying connection

Amidst all the debate about NLB’s decision to remove LGBT-friendly books, Medishield Life premiums, CPF truths and half-truths, a sobering revelation was made in Parliament yesterday. A “handful” of Singaporeans have joined the Jihadist cause in Syria. Even children, one of them two years old,...