The Palestinian Information Centre of Hamas reports that on the night of Thursday, August 22, Israeli attack helicopters twice attacked “resistance targets” in the western suburbs of Gaza. No casualties were reported. The Safa Agency, which has an office in Gaza, reports that the IDF fired four rockets at “resistance targets” in south-western Gaza City…

Two U.S. service members were killed August 21 in Afghanistan, NATO Resolute Support mission reported, as potentially decisive talks between the United States and the Taliban on the country’s future will begin in Doha. The two men were killed “in action”, said without further detail the NATO mission’s statement, Resolute support, whose purpose is to…

A spokesman for the pro-Iranian Shia militia coalition, Al-Hashd al-Shaabi, said Wednesday, August 21, that the United States has been responsible for attacks on the group’s bases in Iraq in recent weeks. The coalition has provided no evidence of the involvement of the US military in these attacks. But the Shia pro-Iranian coalition says that…

On Tuesday, August 20, heavy explosions occurred near the Iraqi Al-Bahr airbase in Salahuddin province, about 70 km north of Baghdad. The Arabic edition of the British television channel Sky News had initially reported that the base had been bombarded by artillery fire. The Lebanese television station Al-Mayyadin, associated with Hezbollah, claimed that it was…

Egyptian security forces killed 11 militants in the restive North Sinai region, the interior ministry said Tuesday, 18 months into an operation against an Islamic State group affiliate based there. The “terrorist elements”, armed with weapons and explosives, were killed in a shootout during a raid on their hideout near a police station in the…

Jihadists and rebels withdrew Tuesday, August 20, from the town of Khan Sheikhoun, Idleb province, as well as from adjacent areas in the northern part of neighbouring Hamah province, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (OSDH). With this withdrawal, an important Turkish observation post in the city of Morek, about ten kilometres south…

The Syrian regime should not play with fire, Turkey’s foreign minister said Tuesday, a day after a Turkish convoy in Syria was attacked. Speaking at a joint press conference with his counterpart of El Salvador, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said: “We are in constant contact with Russia with regards to ensuring peace in Idlib. We need to…