The Syrian government's battle to recapture the rebel-held eastern suburbs of Damascus is likely to be a long and bloody fight because of the presence of thousands of battle-hardened fighters who have had years to prepare.
BuzzFeed News; Google Maps It became clear on Tuesday that US air strikes last week in eastern Syria killed an unknown number of Russian mercenaries fighting on behalf of the Syrian government. But both the US and Russia continued to dismiss the possibility that the deadliest clash known between US and Russian nationals since the Cold War could lead to open conflict between the two nation’s forces.That’s because Russia has never acknowledged that it has been using military contractors in the region, and US military officials have gone to great lengths not to define the composition of the “pro-regime forces” its air assets struck on Feb. 7. The surge of details seeping out on Tuesday – through social media posts from family members in Russia, from S...
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte last week bragged that he had ordered troops to shoot female communist fighters in their vaginas, according to multiple reports, triggering a wave of criticism against the strongman when the remark was published Monday.
The United States is urging allied nations to help deal with the growing number of foreign fighters that are being held by the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces.
The father of slain journalist James Foley hopes two recently captured extremists will be put on trial and sentenced to life in prison.
The men were part of a notorious group of Islamic State militants known as the “Beatles” because of their British accents.