December 2016


Syria reinforces Homs push after Aleppo win

Damascus, The Syrian military, in high spirits after liberating Syria’s second city of Aleppo from militants, has stepped up its counterterrorism push in Homs Province farther to the south. Government forces drove Daesh terrorists out…


Turkish troops killed in clashes with ISIL in Syria

Ankara, Clashes between Turkish-backed Syrian rebels and ISIL fighters have intensified around the northern Syrian town of Al-Bab, resulting in the deaths of 14 Turkish soldiers, the military’s highest single-day toll of its four-month campaign…



Israel and Hezbollah’s Golan calculations

DUBAI — When Hezbollah went to war with Israel in 2006, estimates suggest it had ap­proximately 13,000 short-range rockets. Now it could have more than 100,000, includ­ing weapons with greater accuracy, range and payloads. Hezbollah…