Tough Day for Jihad Bosses: Akram Ajuri Assassinated in Damascus

The attack in Damascus coincided with a Tuesday morning IDF attack in Gaza that killed another Islamic Jihad leader, Baha Abu Al-Ata

Deputy FM Hotovely: Israel Actively Helping the Kurds

Israel has “a vested interest in maintaining the Kurds’ and other minorities’ power in the northern Syria region as moderate and pro-Western elements who have proven their value many times over the years.

Report: Russia Seized David’s Sling Interceptor Missile

It was the first time the IDF used the David's Sling, which is apparently being inspected somewhere in Russia as you're reading this report.

Confirmed: ISIS No. 2 is Killed in Northern Syria

Al-Muhajir was considered the likely successor to al-Baghdadi in the case of his death.

Netanyahu: Chief of Staff’s Warnings of Approaching War with Iran Not a Spin

"We must make tough decisions that require a government with broad shoulders."

Russian Troops Receive Armored Vehicles to Help Patrol Turkish-Syrian Border

A unit of the Russian military police has arrived in the Syrian town of Kobani to patrol the territory in cooperation with Turkey.

US Raid Kills ‘Caliphate’ Leader Al-Baghdadi

ISIS is still believed to be operational in 18 countries across the world, including Afghanistan, Pakistan, Mali, Egypt, Somalia, Bangladesh, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

Russia Accusing US of Smuggling Syrian Oil to the Tune of $30 Million a...

On Friday, US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said the US would send armored vehicles and troops to the Syrian oil fields to protect them from being captured by Islamic State fighters.

US Reversing Northeastern Syria Pullout, Will Add Tanks

Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov insisted that "only the Russian units are present in Syria legitimately at the invitation of the Syrian leadership."

Fox News Reporter Hounding Trump on Syria, Kurds

Griffin has not been invited in recent weeks to appear on any Fox News opinion shows.

Russia Deploys Troops to Syria-Turkey Border with Goal of Removing Kurdish Fighters

“What [Russian President Vladimir] Putin wants is a resolution to the Syria crisis on his terms,” said Anna Borshchevskaya of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. “And he is closer to that resolution.”

Russia, Turkey Reach Deal on Safe Zone in Northern Syria

The US and Turkey have also agreed on a 20-mile (32-kilometer) “safe zone” in northern Syria along the Turkish border.

Kurds Withdraw from Syria-Turkey Border Region Amid Tentative Ceasefire

Erdoğan: Turkey will resume its assault in northern Syria “with determination” when the U.S.-brokered ceasefire expires on Tuesday if all Kurdish forces have not withdrawn from the Syria-Turkey border region.
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Trump Says Israel, Jordan Asked Him to Keep US Troops in Syria

“We’ve been asked by Israel and Jordan to leave a small number of troops in a totally different section of Syria, near Jordan, and close to Israel."

Pelosi, Abdullah II, Meet, But King Won’t Attack Trump’s Syria Pullout

The king's press release only got to the Syria question in paragraph 5.

Pence, Erdogan, Give Kurds 120 Hours to Vacate War Zone; Pompeo: Won’t Happen to...

Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz: "Of course, what is happening in Syria should remind us of one principle - that we must maintain our ability to defend ourselves."

Turkish Sources: Erdogan ‘Threw Trump’s Syria Letter in the Trash Bin’

Erdogan was very upset by "Trump's mixture of threats and locker-room banter," so much so that he ordered his troops into Syria that very day.

Entry of Radical Islamist Forces in Northern Syria ‘Disturbing’, Says Retired Israeli Intel Officer

IDF Brig. Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser: ISIS has been “hit hard, but it is not defeated, and if pressure on it is relieved, it could come back.”

EU Members Suspend Arms Sales to Turkey After Air Strike Kills Journalists in...

One journalist was killed immediately in the strike. Three were injured, including one who died the next day. A total of 15 civilians died.
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Turkey Boasts ‘Neutralizing’ 595 Kurds in Syria Operation; Kurds, Assad, Forge Coalition

With American support and training, the Kurdish-led SDF has become a professional army with close to 60,000 recruits.
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Report: Trump Pullout Draws Anti-Israel Forces Away from Golan Border

Trump is actually restoring the religious balance in the region and weakening Iran's hold on the areas alongside Israel's border.

Israelis Protest in Solidarity with Kurds of Northern Syria

The demonstrators held picket signs that referred to the Holocaust, with some of the signs reading, “Never Again.”

Report: Turkish Forces Attack US Troops in Northern Syria by ‘Mistake’

It’s not clear how many American forces remain in Syria; Newsweek estimated the number to be “between 15 and 100 troops.”

Nasrallah: Anyone Who Counts on America Will End Up Like the Kurds

"“It is a message for all the region’s people and all those who bet on the Americans."

Senators Across the Aisle Draft Anti-Turkey Sanctions

Graham believes there would be more than enough votes to override a presidential veto: "Who the hell supports Erdogan over the Kurds?"

UN Security Council to Meet in Closed-Door Emergency Session on Syria

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, meanwhile, has urged Turkey to “halt its military operation.”
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Turkey Launches Military Offensive Against Kurds in Syria

The Kurdish civilian administration in northeastern Syria issued a “general mobilization” call on Wednesday, in preparation for a full-blown Turkish invasion.

Turkey Started Bombing Syrian Kurds, Turkish Troops Deployed Across Border

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Monday denounced Trump's decision to pull US troops out of northeastern Syria, calling it a "stain on America's honor."

Trump Threatens to ‘Obliterate’ Turkish Economy Over Danger to Kurds

White House source: The US is definitely not giving a “green light” to Turkey to kill Kurds. President Trump is prepared to “obliterate the economy of Turkey if they do.” SANA: Turkish attacks on Kurds began anyway.

Graham Slams Trump Decision to Withdraw from Northern Syria

As a kicker, Graham warns he will "introduce Senate resolution opposing and asking for reversal of this decision" and expects "strong bipartisan support."

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