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US slams Russia after drone hit with flare in Syria

In the most recent of several near encounters between Russian and American military aircraft in the area, the U.S. military reported that a MQ-9 drone over Syria was 'severely' damaged when it was struck by a flare from a Russian fighter jet earlier this week FP Staff Last Updated:July 29,…
bubmag
July 29, 2023
Syria

Kurdish groups: Turkish strikes in Syria, Iraq kill eight fighters

Author of the article: The Associated Press Hogir Al Abdo And Salar Salim Published Jul 28, 2023  •  1 minute read BAGHDAD (AP) — Kurdish-led armed groups in Iraq and Syria alleged that Turkish airstrikes killed a total of eight of their fighters Friday. The counterterrorism service of the regional…
bubmag
July 29, 2023
Syria

Syria blast kills six ahead of Ashura: ministry

A bomb killed six people and wounded scores on Thursday when it exploded near the Sayeda Zeinab mausoleum in Damascus, Syria's most visited Shiite pilgrimage site, the authorities said. The deadly blast south of the capital came ahead of the annual commemoration of Ashura, when Shiites remember the death of…
bubmag
July 27, 2023
Syria

UK under fresh pressure to bring home nationals held in Syria

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bubmag
July 27, 2023
Syria

Russian fighter jet strikes ANOTHER American drone…

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Russian fighter jet fired flares and struck another U.S. drone over Syrian airspace on Wednesday, the White House said, in a continued string of harassing maneuvers that have ratcheted up tensions between the global powers. It’s the sixth reported incident this month, and the second in…
bubmag
July 26, 2023
Syria

Staying power: the world’s longest-serving leaders

Syria: President Bashar al-Assad, who has clung onto power through a 12-year civil war, has also been in power for 23 years. Following the announcement by Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen that he was stepping down after nearly four decades in power, here are the world’s longest-serving leaders, except for…
bubmag
July 26, 2023
Syria

Video Shows Russian Fighter Jet Damaging U.S. MQ-9 Drone Over Syria

The U.S. military has released footage showing a Russian fighter jet damaging an American drone in Syria after flying "dangerously close" to it. The Russian jet was "harassing" the drone and "deploying flares from a position directly overhead," the U.S. Air Forces Central said in a statement on Tuesday, leaving…
bubmag
July 26, 2023
Syria

Humanitarian aid in northwest Syria is dying out

Since 2014, the UN has been operating in northwest Syria, providing people with life-saving humanitarian assistance and essential resources like shelter items, medicines, food, and water. Two weeks ago, Russia vetoed the nine-year-old UN mandate that allows for the distribution of support and resources to the 4.1 million people in…
bubmag
July 25, 2023