The Syrian Democratic Forces coalition on October 20 officially announced at a news conference that the city had been liberated from ISIS.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday that the thousands of Turkish troops amassed along the Syrian border would attack whether the US is out or not.
“Iran is driven by deep hatred for the Arab nation. Unfortunately, it has found some of our sons who are putting their hands in its and trying to seize Lebanon from its Arab surroundings."
In 2016 Russia and Iran signed Memoranda of understanding on dozens of industrial projects, to the tune of an estimated $40 billion. Most of those projects are still in drawers, but there's enough potential wealth in those drawers to make Russia and Iran inseparable.
To date, more than 160 have been killed in battles between pro-Russian and pro-Iranian Syrian army units in the Hama area alone.
Russia appears to be preparing for a propaganda pushback, blaming the attack on Syrian rebel groups.
We should be clear on at least one crucial point: PM Hariri has no plan to use his new US military equipment to launch a war against Hezbollah, nor will he engage in an effort to stop this terror army from moving in and out of Syria.
Russia is ready to deal a new blow to terrorists if they again try to break peace in Syria, Putin said.
The nuclear-powered USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier is patrolling the waters around the Korean Peninsula.
"We believe that after the victory over ISIS there is no need for the US-led coalition to further remain in Syria ... so, we are calling on the Americans to pack their rucksacks and go."
Resolution 2254 was invoked by Iran, Russia, and Turkey as the legal basis for their takeover of the political process in Syria, backed by their enhanced military operations against rebel groups.
British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt warned that Iran is choosing a "dangerous path" of "illegal and destabilizing" behavior.
Another explanation to the Russians' decision to transfer the SU-57 to the Middle East might be their concern, even panic, over the US Air Force bombing of a Russian convoy which killed hundreds of mercenaries.
Meanwhile, according to Fars News, a former employee of the Iranian Defense Ministry's Aerospace Industries Organization was executed for carrying out espionage operations for the White House and the CIA.
Le Drian walked on eggshells regarding Turkey's offensive against the Kurdish militia in northern Syria, because of the arrest of "a few hundred " French-national jihadists who had been captured by the Kurds.
Last week, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan declared that Turkish forces would enter Syria, with Russia's consent, to "vanquish" the Kurdish militia that control Afrin, along the Turkish border.
Congressional leaders were briefed in the Situation Room. When they came out, Congressional Democrats urged the president to ask Congress for authorization for military action.
The civilian death toll from the current Russian campaign against ISIS has increased to at least 987, including 392 children and women, since September 10, 2017
"This interference satisfies the interests of Israel and runs counter to those of the Syrian people."
Meanwhile, Panama announced on Thursday that the ship, Grace 1, had been taken off its international boat registry on May 29, and can they have their flag back.
"I hope that a common sense, pragmatism and an instinct for self-preservation would prevail among our partners to exclude such a negative scenario."
On Wednesday, the US-led coalition fighting ISIS in Syria conducted air and artillery attacks on pro-regime forces in Syria, killing an estimated 100 pro-regime fighters.
Israel has awarded the Fighters against Nazis Medal to WW2 veterans. It was first awarded on Yom HaShoah of 1967 by then Prime Minister Levi Eshkol.
The report suggests that should Israel decid to attack the S-300s’ locations, the consequences "would be catastrophic for all sides."
"Our relationship with Russia is worse now than it has ever been, and that includes the Cold War."
The top US commander of the war against ISIS supported the US intelligence assessment that "tens of thousands" of ISIS fighters are still alive and kicking in Syria and Iraq.
Reportedly, the RQ-4 Global Hawk made by Northrop Grumman Corp cost more than the new F-35 stealth fighters.
"I have clarified to our friends in Washington and our friends in Moscow that we will operate in Syria, including southern Syria, in accordance with our understanding and in accordance with our security needs."
The Russians warned that the incident may have serious consequences and that "responsibility for that will rest entirely on those who never stop their attempts to exert maximum illegitimate pressure on Teheran and Damascus."
Israel has provided drone strikes and shelling with high-precision missiles on ISIS targets during defensive and offensive rebel operations.