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Drone strikes at US military base in Syria’s al-Tanf reiterate its dubious role 

The base in al-Tanf was built by the US during the war against ISIS in 2016 without the consent of the Syrian government. The US is accused of using the base to train anti-Assad forces and steal the country’s resources 

Turkey is readying for yet another invasion of Syria  

Turkey had carried out a similar invasion of northern Syria in October 2019 claiming to create a “safe zone” 30 km inside the Syrian border. The invasion had killed nearly 700 civilians and displaced over 300,000

Iranian Colonel assassinated IRGC colonel assassinated in Tehran, Iran vows revenge  

Colonel Hassan Sayyad Khodaei, who had served in the al-Quds forces in Syria against ISIS, is the second high ranking IRGC official assassinated after General Qassem Soleimani in January 2020

Close to 30 dead in Afghanistan as targeted attacks on minorities continue

Panic has gripped Afghanistan after a massive explosion that targeted a Shia mosque in Afghanistan’s Mazar-e-Sharif, the capital of the northern Balkh province, on April 21

Line 3 ruptures cause 300 million gallons of groundwater to overflow and other stories

Today we look at major ruptures caused during the construction of the Enbridge pipeline in the US, discriminatory treatment of refugees in Europe, and more

US to close Red Hill facility that poisoned Hawaii’s water supply and other stories

Today we look at a missile attack by Israeli on Syria, the Pentagon’s decision to shut down the Red Hill tank farm in Hawai’i, and more

At least 13 killed in US special operations forces raid in Syria and other stories

Today we look at the US special operations raid in Syria’s Idlib province, the death of 12 migrants near the Turkey-Greece border, and more

ISIS prisoners in Syria Kurdish-led forces announce complete recapture of al-Sinaa prison after week-long fighting with ISIS

At least 180 people, including around 120 ISIS fighters and 50 SDF personnel, were killed in fighting since the attack on al-Sinaa prison prison last week. This has yet again highlighted the issue of over 10,000 ISIS prisoners in various jails in the region

Drone warfare: The world needs to end US impunity

A recent report by The New York Times into the killings of hundreds of innocent civilians in Afghanistan and West Asia in over 50,000 air strikes carried out by the US since 2014 underlines the need to hold the imperialist power accountable for its crimes

US forces in Syria US military in Syria attacked hours after its alleged involvement in killing and kidnapping of civilians  

The US forces aided by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) carried out an alleged anti-ISIS operation in Syria’s eastern Deir al-Zor province in the early hours of December 13. At least three civilians were killed in the operation and several others were kidnapped

US troops in Iraq Iraq announces end of US combat mission, but US says troops not leaving 

The change in the nature of the US mission in Iraq first announced in July this year has been rejected by the Iraqi militias who are demanding a complete withdrawal of all foreign troops from the country

Activists warn against greenwashing “nature-based solutions” at COP26 and other stories

Today we look at the pledges signed on the first day of COP26, casualties following twin blasts in Kabul, and more