Earlier, an anonymous US administration official told media that US would keep around 200 troops at the al-Tanf base and around 200 more soldiers in north-eastern Syria.
Syrian authorities have uncovered a mass grave of 3,500 people outside the city of Raqqa, the former capital of the Daesh terrorist group. The find is by far the largest such site uncovered as Damascus reestablishes control over the country in the civil war that has raged since 2011.
Earlier, the White House announced that around 200 US soldiers would remain in Syria as a "peacekeeper group" for an undefined period of time following the pull-out of other US military forces.
DAMASCUS (Sputnik) - The Syrian military on Friday destroyed al-Nusra terrorist group's headquarters in the northwestern Hama province, Syria TV broadcaster said.
Back in 2011, an Iranian cyberwarfare unit managed to intercept control over a US RQ-170 Sentinel stealth recon UAV and land it in one piece. Tehran has refused to return the drone to the American military citing its violation of Iranian airspace. Instead, Iran has reverse engineered the American drone to create its own strike UAV.
TEL AVIV (Sputnik) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party now lags behind its main competitors, who have united in the hope of putting an end to the ten-year rule of the right-wing party, for the first time since the election campaign started, according to polls done by the Channel 13 and the Channel 12 broadcasters.
French jihadist Fabien Clain became known as the "voice of the Paris terrorist attacks" that occurred in November 2015. He reportedly recorded a voice statement claiming responsibility for the attacks on behalf of Daesh*.
DAMASCUS (Sputnik) – Bouthaina Shaaban, a political and media adviser to Syrian President Bashar Assad, has suggested that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been seeking to bring the Muslim Brotherhood* into the government in Syria.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - About 200 US peacekeepers will remain in Syria after the military withdraws from the country, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Senior US Defence Department officials will be hosting their Turkish counterparts this week for talks over the conflict in Syria, the White House said in a press release.
Earlier, Iran's president accused Israel, the US "and their regional agents" of responsibility for last week's deadly suicide attack in southeastern Iran which claimed the lives of over two dozen Revolutionary Guards service members and civilians.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The US-led coalition fighting against Daesh is close to capturing the terrorists’ last stronghold in Syria, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - At least 15 people were killed, and dozens were injured on Thursday as a result of an explosion of a car bomb in Deir ez-Zor province in eastern Syria, Al-Jazeera television reported, citing its own sources.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The proclamation of Jerusalem as the united capital of Israel as well as foreign states moving embassies to the city constitute "legal apartheid," the Palestinian presidential adviser said on Thursday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Ankara rejects reports claiming that Abu Mohammad al-Julani, the leader of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist group, outlawed in Russia) was currently on Turkish soil, a diplomatic source told Sputnik on Thursday.
Mohammed bin Salman did not leave Islamabad empty-handed - the heir to the Saudi throne, who embarked on an Asian trip last week, received a shiny new gun from Pakistani senators.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Iranian Armed Forces will conduct massive naval drills in the Strait of Hormuz that will begin on 22 February and last for three days, the commander of the Iranian Army Navy, Rear Adm. Hossein Khanzadi has stated.
“Seeing how different a society could be compared to the beloved America I was born and raised into changed me,” says an Alabama-raised mother who expatriated to Syria to join the Daesh terrorist group.
On Tuesday, a balloon-borne incendiary device was sent from the Gaza Strip into Israel - this resulted in a fire in the Kissufim Forest near the Gaza border, according to the Haaretz news site.
At least 5 soldiers have been injured as result of an ammunition explosion in the Turkish city of Polatlı, the Turkish Defence Ministry said as quoted by milliyet.com.tr news website.
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