Brett McGurk: Spent the day in Raqqa with our heroic U.S. military personnel who advised the SDF over a 4-month street-by-street campaign to defeat ISIS here, once the locus for major terror plotting around the world

Map. History of Syria conflict

23 May 2018
Russia casts 11th U.N. Syria veto, vetoing a Japanese-drafted U.N. SC resolution to extend by one month an international inquiry into who is to blame for chemical weapons attacks in Syria, just a day after Moscow blocked a U.S. push to renew the investigation.
White House condemns Russia's veto of renewing UN group that investigates chemical weapons attacks in Syria
Syrian Alikhbaria Syria News TV Reporter inside Deir Ez Zor City said all reports about Kati Island being “Surrendered by ISIS is completely false and as of 15 Minutes Ago he hears clashes on the island North of the city.
East Ghouta: Harasta. Battle today around Armored Vehicle Base.
Coalition and partner forces were able to kill 9 ISIS fighters and capture 1 fighter alive in the tri- border region of Syria
Daesh is holding onto Albukamal's eastern suburbs. No retreat from them.
Artillery of Syrian and alllies forces near Abu Kamal. D-30, Msta-B, Grad and M101
Madyara - One civilian was killed, 6 injured after 5 airstrikes and 10 shells by Assad government targeted the town
Harasta - 3 civilians killed, including a woman and a child, 16 injured after 33 airstrikes and 113 shells targeted the city
Brett McGurk: We have called on our @coalition partners to increase and accelerate stabilization support given scale of challenge in areas like Raqqa now emerging from ISIS
Turkish UAV over Aleppo, Syria
SOHR: 82 were killed yesterday including 16 members of the government forces and loyalists and 40 other persons
Brett McGurk: Spent the day in Raqqa with our heroic U.S. military personnel who advised the SDF over a 4-month street-by-street campaign to defeat ISIS here, once the locus for major terror plotting around the world
SDF in Tayyani village in Deir ez-Zur
Devasting RuAF airstrike flattening building in NE. Hama countryside in support of government offensive.
Syrian Army captured Khirbat al-Rahjan north of Sarha
Syrian Army recaptured some points in the vicinity of vehicle base, Harasta
@FerasKilaniBBC: Just returned from Albukamal, it’s one of the most dificult battles against IS, all foreigners fighters gathered there, all Shia forces from around the region+Syria|n army+Russia|n forces trying to advance, but couldn’t yet.
Between Nov. 13 and Nov. 16, 2017, Coalition @CJTFOIR military forces conducted 34 strikes consisting of 56 engagements against ISIS militants in Syria and Iraq
Footage showing plenty of artillery positions used by Iran|ian-led forces (Hezbollah, IRGC Fatemiyoun Brigade and Iraqi PMU) to pound ISIS-held AbuKemal.
ISIS launched violent attacks on the SDF positions south-east of the Tanak oil field, 10 km near the Iraqi border. SDF fighters destroyed the IS car bomb
ISIS detonated a car bomb at 1.30 pm today in Faraj village between Al Jafra and Koniko, killing at least 20 civilians and wounding 30 others6 month ago
ISIS detonated a car bomb at 1.30 pm today in Faraj village between Al Jafra and Koniko, killing at least 20 civilians and wounding 30 others
Daesh car bomb kills 20 people, injures 30 others at a site where displaced families are located in eastern Syria near the city of Deir el-Zour
Warplanes back now, an airstrike on Douma city
Russian Ministry of Defense: long-range bombers Tu-22M3 bombers struck targets in Syria
Helicopter dropping bombs over Zakat village in Northern Hama
Helicopter dropping bombs over Zakat village in Northern Hama
Panic among children, aftermarket warplanes carried out airstrikes Harasta town Eastern Damascus countryside
Russian Tu-22M3 bombers hit targets in Syria
250 IS soldiers were captured by the ISIS Hunter forces SAA on Hawijah Kate Island at DeirEzzor
ATGM stocks proving crucial to Islamic State's defense efforts against the government campaign in Albukamal's environs
ISIS Hunters captured 250 ISIS militia on Hawijah Kate Island
East Ghouta: Many government airstrikes targeting Ein Tarma and Jobar neighbourhood in Damascus
3 @SyriaCivilDef volunteers were killed this afternoon after an air strike targeted their center in Douma eastern Ghouta
East Ghouta: intense airstrikes continue on area of Harasta for 4rd day in a row by SyAF (Su-22s and Su-24s).
Turkish drone circles over Aleppo and Idlib this morning
Video: another airstrike on Eastern Ghouta
Video: another airstrike on Eastern Ghouta
Video: Airplanes hit Irbin in Damascus countryside
Colored balloons used in the Eastern Ghouta to disperse the warplanes
6 month ago
Video: FSA hit T-72 with TOW ATGM in Northern Hama
Video: FSA hit T-72 with TOW ATGM in Northern Hama
Images: FSA of Idlib destroyed pro-Assad forces T-72 tank on Arafa front with TOW ATGM6 month ago
Images: FSA of Idlib destroyed pro-Assad forces T-72 tank on Arafa front with TOW ATGM
Government forces are attempting to storm Al-Bukamal again
FSA took out government T-72 tank in eastern Hama with TOW6 month ago
FSA took out government T-72 tank in eastern Hama with TOW
@SyriaCivilDef center in Douma was attacked this afternoon, 10 at least were injured
Damascus: Footage from inside SAA Armored Vehicle Base
Damascus: Footage from inside SAA Armored Vehicle Base
It's propaganda
Islamic State Releases Pictures Showing Attack Against SAA On The Outskirts Of Albukamal
8 dead and dozens injured by air and artillery bombardment on the Eastern Ghouta
Warplanes carried out airstrikes targeting Khan Sheykhoun town in Southern Idlib countryside
6 month ago
Bassil: PM Hariri does know that Lebanon has no interest in cutting off ties with Syria
ATGM strike on pro-Assad forces tank in Arfah in Hama
5 dead, (4 children, 1 man) after artillery shells hit residential neighborhoods in Douma city in the countryside of Damascus
Images show more than 20 continuous airstrikes on all of Harasta, Erbeen and Zamalka cities in Eastern Ghouta
An airstrike on civilian neighborhoods in Hammuria city
Multiple airstrikes on Irbin town in Eastern Ghouta
An airstrike on civilian neighborhoods on Zamalka city in Eastern Ghouta
Civilians injured in Madiara city in Eastern Ghouta
East Ghouta: Smoke rises from airstrike on Harasta city
11 missiles in 15 seconds by 2 airstrikes by warplanes on Harasta city with shelling by cannons on Douma city, 2 warplanes in the sky now. Photo was taken now by our team in GhoutaGMC
6 month ago
Erdogan: Afrin is a strategic place for Turkey.
6 month ago
Erdogan: Turkey is aware of Washington's scenario by blocking our operations against ISIS organization and Kurdish units
6 month ago
Erdogan: US has not kept it's promises in Syria.
6 month ago
Turkish president Erdogan says Syria's Afrin region must be cleansed of Kurdish YPG militia
6 month ago
Turkish president Erdogan says Idlib operation in Syria continuing as planned, serious progress achieved in joint stance with Russia and Iran
Russian warplanes targeting the outskirts of Ramlah village in Aleppo
UN Ambassador Haley condemns Russian veto of resolution continuing UN investigation of chemical weapons in Syria, saying in statement, "Assad and ISIS will no longer be on notice for the use of chemical weapons by Russia’s actions today."
This is what has been agreed between Nur al-Din Zanki and HTS: 1.) Removing checkpoints. 2.) Opening roads. 3.) Release prisoners from both sides. 4.) Withdraw from positions. 5.) Form a joint military operations room.
The Rulivian draft on Syria failed, having failed to get support from a majority. Vote breakdown as follows: Four votes in favor (Russia, Bolivia, China, Kazakhstan). Seven against (USA, UK, France, Sweden, Italy, Ukraine, Japan). Four abstained (Egypt, Ethiopia, Senegal, Uruguay).
The Security Council now reconvened to vote on the Russian draft on Syria, rebranded as a Bolivian draft.
The Ninth Brigade arrests a member of armed group shown in Video dragging a guy north of Aleppo.
The central force in the Sham Front arrested a member of the Abu Walid Battalion, one of those involved in the recent video of torture.
Nur al-Din al-Zanki agrees with Hayat Tahrir al-Sham to stop clashes, dismantling of the state of alert and release the detainees of both sides.
Russia's draft has not been voted on yet. Russia first withdrew its draft—then, after the main vote, Bolivia demanded it be brought back.
[email protected] comment on Russia's 10th veto on Syria since 2011, this time to prevent continuation of UN [email protected] investigation into Syria chemical attacks. Inquiry has found that the Syrian gov't and IS have both used CWs.
After 10th Russia veto on Syria, Uruguay cites ACT code of conduct, says P5 shldn't use veto in cases of mass atrocities. Calls for renewal of UN [email protected] inquiry into Syrian chemical attacks.
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