A U.S. aid worker died in Syria while imprisoned in 2016, a human rights group confirmed in a report released this month.
The Trump administration on Tuesday announced new sanctions on Iran and Russia for engaging in a financial scheme to enrich the embattled Syrian government led by President Bashar al-Assad, according to U.S. officials.
A bomb-disposal specialist working In northeast Syria on a controversial State Department grant was killed recently and at least two others were injured while dismantling IEDs left behind by the Islamic State, according to a State Department spokesman and a knowledgeable source.
A Jihadi charity organization is reportedly raising money online through various social media applications to help provide foreign fighters in Syria with military hardware, such as drones, according to a terrorist monitoring organization.
Congress moved this week to tighten the economic noose on the embattled regime of Syrian President Bashar al Assad, passing new sanctions that directly target his military alliance with Russia and Iran that has resulted in scores of civilian casualties.
The United States is closely monitoring an agreement struck Monday between Russia and Turkey to establish a de-militarized zone in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province, according to the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency.
SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Russian and Turkish troops are to enforce a new demilitarized zone in Idlib from which radical rebels will be required to withdraw, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday after a meeting with his Turkish counterpart.