Tag archive for ‘Syria’
Mikhail Bogdanov_Russia_Feb 2017
By nsnbc On Monday, February 27th, 2017

Syrian Kurds Needed at Negotiating Table in Geneva: Russian Envoy

nsnbc : Mikhail Bogdanov, Russian Special Presidential Envoy for the Middle East and Africa, Deputy Foreign Minister told reporters on Monday that Moscow believes it necessary to engage the Kurds in the intra-Syrian More...

UN Envoy Staffan De Mistura - UN Photo, Violaine Martin.
By nsnbc On Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Geneva Talks on Syria not Expected to Yield Immediate Results, Momentum Must Continue: De Mistura

nsnbc : A fourth round of UN brokered peace talks were launched in Geneva, Switzerland on February 23, after a 10-month-long hiatus. It is expected that previous talks in Astana and the implementation of a ceasefire More...

Image courtesy Garryknight
By Christof Lehmann On Sunday, February 19th, 2017

Did the US Use Depleted Uranium Munitions in Syria?

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : In 2015 US Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman John Moore said the US didn’t use depleted uranium munitions in Syria. An article published in Foreign Policy, quoting US CENTCOM More...

Syrian Kurdish refugees displaced in July - August 2013 (archives)
By nsnbc On Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Russia Hosts Pan-Kurdistan Conference – The Third Great Middle East War

nsnbc : Russia hosted the annual pan-Kurdistan conference in the capital Moscow with participants of major Kurdish parties from Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran to discuss the future of Kurdistan and Kurdish politics More...

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By nsnbc On Monday, February 13th, 2017

Belgian Court Sentences Returned Syria Terrorist Eloussaki to 28-Years for Murder

nsnbc : A Belgian Court convicted Hakim Elouassaki, who went to Syria to fight alongside terrorists and subsequently returned to Belgium of murder. Elouassaki was sentenced to 28 years behind bars. The conviction More...

Kurdish Parties in Syria_2016_PYD - TEV Dem (r)_KNC(l)
By Christof Lehmann On Sunday, February 12th, 2017

Kurds Divided Along Geopolitical Fault Lines

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : The Syrian Kurdish National Council (KNC) claimed three of its members were arrested by security forces linked to the Democratic Union Party (PYD). The PYD rejects these reports as false. More...

By nsnbc On Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Russian – US Military Agree On Greater Cooperation to Avoid Incidents in Syria

nsnbc : A high-level joint Russian – US-American military task force held a video conference on the situation in Syria. The parties agreed to comply with an earlier signed  memorandum on how to avoid air More...

Injured Turkish Troops_Al-Bab_Syria_Feb 2016
By nsnbc On Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Syria: Three Turkish Soldiers Killed in Russian Airstrike in Al-Bab

nsnbc : Three Turkish military servicemen were killed and  another eleven were injured in a Russian airstrike in Al-Bab in Syria’s Aleppo province. The airstrike was reportedly supposed to strike ISIS, and More...

ISIS routes to Syria via Al-Anbar since 2012. Map Plottings: Red, Agha H. Amin. Blue, Christof Lehmann.
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By nsnbc On Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Jordan Involved in Second Round of Syrian Ceasefire Talks in Astana

nsnbc : A second round of talks on the nationwide ceasefire in Syria was held in the capital of Kazakhstan, Astana. The talks were technical and concerned with joint monitoring and enforcement mechanisms. Importantly, More...

By nsnbc On Sunday, February 5th, 2017

ISIS Chief Al-Baghdadi Allegedly Dead or Disappeared – Syrian Leads Internal Revolt

nsnbc : A Syrian national known as Abu Abdullah al-Shami in the Iraqi city of Mosul is leading a revolt within the self-proclaimed Islamic State amidst rumors about the death or disappearance of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Al-Shami More...