US President Donald Trump has ordered increased military operations in Syria and delegated more authority to his generals despite lacking a comprehensive strategy, an approach that may spark a confrontation with Syria, Iran and Russia, according to US officials and analysts.
The top American general says the US is working to restore a communications line with Russia intended to avoid mid-air collisions over Syria, after Moscow cut it off following the US downing of a Syrian military jet on Sunday.
A former American ambassador to Syria says the Syrian government and its allies, including Iran, will ultimately frustrate attempts by the United States to influence Syrian matters and will drive the US out of the Arab country.
Israel has been regularly supplying Syrian terrorists near its border with cash as well as food, fuel and medical supplies for years, conducting a secret engagement in the war aimed at carving out a buffer zone populated by friendly forces, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday.
Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) launched six missiles at Daesh’s headquarters in eastern Syria in response to terror attacks in Tehran which left 18 dead and more than 50 injured earlier this month.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on Saudi Arabia and the US to join the Syria peace process, which began in the Kazakh capital, Astana, in January with the mediation of Tehran, Moscow and Ankara.
A Turkish court has sentenced a prominent lawmaker from the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) to 25 years in jail for his role in leaking secret documents to a newspaper showing the country's National Intelligence Organization (MIT) shipped weapons to foreign-backed Takfiri terrorists in Syria.