ISIS Given ‘Breathing Space’ in US-Occupied Areas of Syria: UN Report

ISIS Given ‘Breathing Space’ in US-Occupied Areas of Syria: UN Report

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By maintaining an ISIS pocket in the territory it occupies, the U.S. can continue to justify its illegal presence in the country for the long-term, ultimately substituting Iran for ISIS as its new regional boogeyman. (MPN Op-ed) — A recent report from the UN Security Council’s Sanctions Monitoring Team has found that many of the places in Syria where the…

UN Report Estimates 20,000 to 30,000 ISIS Fighters Left in Iraq and Syria

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August 13, 2018 at 8:01 pmWritten by Jason Ditz (ANTIWAR.COM) — A new report from the United Nations on ISIS estimates that despite the “defeat” of the group in both Iraq and Syria, somewhere between 20,000 and 30,000 ISIS fighters remain in the two countries, roughly half of them in each. Having lost all towns and cities, ISIS…

‘Tip of the Iceberg’: Amnesty Demands Probe of Civilians Massacred by US in Raqqa

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(CD) — Amnesty International on Monday is urging the U.S.-led military coalition targeting the Islamic State in Syria to launch an independent investigation into the full scale of civilian carnage it may have caused in its brutal Raqqa offensive last year. The siege took place between June and October 2017—right after Defense Secretary James “Mad Dog” Mattis announced the…

Leaked Proposal Reveals Russia Seeks US Help to Rebuild Syria

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Russian proposal is met with icy reception in Washington, according to US memo seen by Reuters. (MEE) — Russia has used a closely guarded communications channel with America’s top general to propose the two countries cooperate to rebuild Syria and repatriate refugees to the war-torn country, according to a US government memo seen by Reuters. The proposal…

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