ISIS Launches Counterattack After Syrian Regime Regains Control of Aleppo

Aleppo

Aleppo, Syria’s largest and wealthiest city fell back under the control of the Syrian regime Tuesday amid reports that the Syrian soldiers murdered as many as 82 civilians during Tuesday’s clearing of buildings in east Aleppo. Meanwhile, in a dramatic setback to the Syrian regime, the Islamic State terrorist group recaptured the oil field in central Syria and the city of Palmyra on Sunday.

Russian Tankers Defy EU Ban to Smuggle Jet Fuel to Syria

Russian military jets at Hmeymim air base in Syria / REUTERS

Russian tankers have smuggled jet fuel to Syria through EU waters, bolstering military supplies to a war-torn country where Moscow is carrying out air strikes in support of the government, according to sources with knowledge of the matter.