Syria

Report: NATO Member Turkey Bombing near Russian Bases in Syria

Turkish forces operating in Syria reportedly shelled two villages on Sunday, coming perilously close to positions held by Russian troops. Turkey is a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), which is currently in a state of highly elevated tensions with Russia over its invasion of Ukraine.

President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers attends to a press conference with President of El Salvador at the Presidential Complex in Ankara, on January 20, 2022. (Photo by Adem ALTAN / AFP) (Photo by ADEM ALTAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Ukraine War Causing Food Shortages In Fragile Middle East

BEIRUT (AP) – Layal Aswad was already exhausted by Lebanon’s devastating two-year economic collapse. Now, as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine sends food and energy prices soaring even further, she finds herself struggling to put food on the table for her family of four.

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Iran Claims Missile Attack on Iraqi Kurds

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) of Iran on Sunday formally took responsibility for the missile attack on Erbil, the capital of Iraq’s Kurdistan Region. The IRGC is the theocratically-controlled wing of the Iranian military and has been designated as a terrorist organization by the U.S. government.

A picture taken on March 13, 2022, shows a view of a damaged building after an overnight attack in Arbil, the capital of the northern Iraqi Kurdish autonomous region. - A dozen ballistic missiles targeted Iraq's northern city of Arbil, including US facilities, causing damage but no major casualties early, …

Report: Chechen Jihadis in Syria Long to Join Ukraine War

Reports of Chechen involvement in Russia’s war on Ukraine are piquing interest among Chechens opposed to Moscow-supported warlord Ramzan Kadyrov to sign up on the Ukrainian side. Some of those vigorously anti-Russian Chechens are battle-hardened jihadi fighters from the Syrian civil war.

Ukrainian artillerymen keep position in the Luhansk region on March 2, 2022. (Photo by Anatolii Stepanov / AFP) (Photo by ANATOLII STEPANOV/AFP via Getty Images)