MILITARY SITUATION IN SYRIA ON JUNE 29, 2020

A brief overview of the recent developments in Syria: Clashes between the Syrian Army and militants broke out in the Fatirah area in southern Idlib; The protests to demand the release of detainees from YPG prisons took place in the SDF-held area of Kharaij in the East of the Deir Ezzor district; SAA artillery targeted … Continue reading MILITARY SITUATION IN SYRIA ON JUNE 29, 2020

UN renews Mali peacekeeping force MINUSMA without personnel cuts

MINUSMA is often dubbed the UN's most 'dangerous mission' [File: Souleymane Ag Anara/AFP] MORE ON AFRICA Q&A: At 60, DRC still plagued by colonial mentalitytoday Malawi set for landmark presidential rerunlast week Ivory Coast arrests armed group leader behind border post attacklast week Zimbabwe wetlands construction triggers conservation worrieslast week The United Nations Security Council has unanimously voted … Continue reading UN renews Mali peacekeeping force MINUSMA without personnel cuts

Libya: Haftar’s forces mobilise mercenaries for Sirte battle

GNA forces are preparing to launch an attack to seize the key city of Sirte [Mucahit Aydemir/Anadolu] MORE ON LIBYA EU chief urges bloc to increase support for Libya missionlast week Haftar forces accused of planting landmines in residential areaslast week Turkey, Russia continue to work together for Libya ceasefire2 weeks ago Russia, Turkey put off … Continue reading Libya: Haftar’s forces mobilise mercenaries for Sirte battle

The first Muslim Green Beret was also in Iran’s Special Forces | We Are The Mighty

Blake Stilwell The first time Changiz Lahidji joined a Special Forces unit, his loyalty was to Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran. But he found himself guarding lavish parties in the middle of the desert, protecting the opulent ruler of Imperial Iran and his guests. It wasn't exactly the life of adventure that John Wayne … Continue reading The first Muslim Green Beret was also in Iran’s Special Forces | We Are The Mighty

SYRIAN ARMY LOST CONTROL OF KAHIL-SAIDA IN DARAA COUNTRYSIDE AFTER CLASHES WITH LOCAL FIGHTERS

Tensions between the  Syrian Army and local armed fighters (former members of militant groups that reconciled with the government and joined the 5th Assault Corps) remain high in the province of Daraa. According to photos and videos appearing online, the Syrian Army was forced to withdraw from the village of Kahil Jizah and local fighters … Continue reading SYRIAN ARMY LOST CONTROL OF KAHIL-SAIDA IN DARAA COUNTRYSIDE AFTER CLASHES WITH LOCAL FIGHTERS