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Syria withdraws reports of missile attack on Shayrat airbase

Hours after the Syrian Arab News Agency reported that a missile attack on Shayrat airbase took place, the Syrian military said on Tuesday that a false alarm activated the base’s areal defences. The Syrian military rejected the reports of an attack, which described it as another “aggression” and reported that the Syrian Air Defence Force …

Daily News Egypt

World reacts to Syrian air strikes

Following the Saturday airstrikes that targeted military and research facilities believed to be used by the Syrian regime to stage chemical attacks on civilians, divided opinions dominated the political sphere all over the world. The airstrikes, which were launched by the United States, the United Kingdom, and France, targeted military headquarters of Bashar Al-Assad’s regime …

Daily News Egypt

Syria: US claims it has proof Assad regime behind Douma chemical attack

The State Department has said it has evidence the Syrian regime was behind last week’s chemical weapons attack on Douma. As Trump weighs his next move, the US has started moving ships to within striking range of Syria.The US State Department and several officials in Washington said on Friday that they had proof Syrian President …

Deutsche Welle

Why Syria is not the Cuban missile crisis of 2018

The 1962 Cuban missile crisis brought the world as close as it has ever been to a global nuclear war. Is the Syrian dispute between the US and Russia in any way comparable to the most dangerous episode of the Cold War?US President Donald Trump told Russia this week to “get ready” for an incoming …

Deutsche Welle

Israel strikes back after Syria downs F-16 

Israel has struck what it described as Iranian targets inside Syria in raids, in retaliation to the Friday downing of an Israeli F-16 jet. Israel’s raids came after it had intercepted what it said was an Iranian drone entering its airspace from Syria, which it labelled an “attack.” The incident marked the first occasion that …

Daily News Egypt

Turkish ground forces enter Syria’s Kurdish-held Afrin, amid criticism

Turkey says its military forces have crossed into Syria’s Kurdish enclave of Afrin, as Ankara launched on Saturday an air assault to take the area held by the US-backed Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG). Turkish forces crossed the border into Syria’s Afrin district on Sunday, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said. At a news conference in …

Daily News Egypt

A Reshaped Middle East

November 2017 has seen dramatic developments in the Middle East. For the last few months, indications have been that the region has finally gained the upper hand in its three year war against the self-styled “Islamic State” (referred to as Daesh or ISIS) after the liberation of both Mosul in Iraq and Raqqa in Syria, …

Hussein Haridi