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16 Killed as ISIS, al-Qaeda Fight Along Lebanon-Syria Border

Heavy fighting has erupted in northeastern Lebanon over the weekend between the major Islamist factions in the Syrian Civil War, ISIS and al-Qaeda’s Jabhat al-Nusra, who fought on the outskirts of the town of Arsal, which is housing tens of thousands of refugees.

Pentagon Seeks ‘Hundreds More’ US Troops in Iraq and Syria

Last week, Pentagon officials were talking up a few hundred additional “trainers” for the ISIS war in Iraq and Syria. This appears to have just been the start, as reports now suggest that over the last several weeks, the Pentagon has sought another 800 US troops for the war.

Biden: US Ready to Impose Military Solution in Syria

Speaking at a news conference today in Turkey, Vice President Joe Biden sought to downplay the remote chances of any sort of political settlement coming out of this week’s planned Geneva peace talks, saying the US and Turkey are fully prepared to bypass the process and impose a “military solution” on Syria.

Months After Syrian Rebel Training Program Ends, Pentagon Suggests Sending More...

Months after ending its rebel training program in Syria, the Pentagon indicated this week that it is considering sending hundreds of additional troops to Iraq...

Sanders Condemns Overthrow of Saddam Hussein, Supports Overthrow of Assad

During the fourth Democratic Debate Sunday night, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders criticized the overthrow of Saddam Hussein in Iraq, while pledging his support for...

GOP Debate: Without Rand Paul Present, Chris Christie’s Assad Comments Go...

During the sixth GOP presidential debate of the 2016 election on Thursday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was asked about the importance of toppling...

Syrian Troops, Hezbollah Retake Latakia Town

Syrian military forces, backed by Hezbollah forces on the ground and Russian airstrikes, have retaken the Latakia Province town of Salma, along with strategically important hillsides around the town’s outskirts.

10 Tourists Killed in ISIS Suicide Bombing in Istanbul

A suspected ISIS suicide bomber detonated a bomb in a historic district of Istanbul, Turkey today, killing 10 people, all tourists, and wounding 15 others. The slain were identified as nine Germans and one Peruvian.

16 Killed as ISIS Bombs Restaurants in Syria’s Kurdish Northeast

by Jason Ditz Three different bombing attacks, at least one involving a suicide bomber, were carried out today against restaurants in the Hasakeh Province city...

Bomb Blasts Kill at Least 32 in Syria’s Homs

by Jason Ditz A pair of car bombings shook the Syrian city of Homs today, killing at least 32 people and wounding 90 others. Reports...

Pentagon Seeks ‘New Narrative’ on ISIS War

by Jason Ditz According to Pentagon officials, they are feverishly at work on a “new narrative” for public discussion about the ongoing war against ISIS,...

At Least 12 Civilians Killed in US Coalition Airstrikes on Mosul

by Jason Ditz Coalition airstrikes against the major ISIS-held Iraqi city of Mosul leveled homes in a residential neighborhood today, killing at least 20 people,...

Pentagon: ISIS ‘Operationally Active’ in Afghanistan

by Jason Ditz Delivering its bi-annual assessment of Afghanistan to Congress, the Pentagon today warned that the ISIS affiliate in Afghanistan has progressed beyond its...

Kerry: US Not Seeking Regime Change in Syria

by Jason Ditz During his visit to Moscow, Secretary of State John Kerry talked at length with Russian President Vladimir Putin, and came out of...

60 Civilians Killed, Scores Wounded as ISIS Bombs NE Syrian Town

by Jason Ditz On Thursday evening, ISIS vehicle bombs were detonated in three neighborhoods in the Kurdish-held town of Tel Tamer, in the northeastern Hasakeh...

Ted Cruz: The Middle East was Safer Before The U.S. Toppled...

GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.) said on Thursday that he believes the Middle East was safer under the regimes of Saddam Hussein and...

Rebels, Civilians Withdraw From Last District as Syrian Govt Retakes Homs

272 Syrian rebel fighters and 447 civilians were evacuated from the al-Waer District of the city of Homs today, the last district which was out of the control of the Syrian government.

US Air Strikes Kill 36 Civilians in Syrian Village

US warplanes attacked the Syrian village of al-Khan today, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, killing at least 36 people, all of them civilians.

Mnar Muhawesh of Mintpress News Discusses Who Benefits From the Syrian...

In an exclusive interview with Truth In Media, Mnar Muhawesh, editor of Mint Press News, discusses an important issue regarding foreign policy that the main stream media won't cover: who is profiting from the war in Syria?

Obama Urges Congress to Authorize ISIS War

by Jason Ditz During his brief but heavily-anticipated prime time address, President Obama insisted simultaneously that the San Bernardino attack last week was not connected...