US President Donald Trump has warned that he would devastate Turkey economically if it attacks the US allies in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava). “[We] will devastate Turkey economically if they hit Kurds,” Trump tweeted on Sunday. He signaled of creating a 20-mile safe zone across the Syrian Kurdistan border with Turkey so as to protect the…

The U.S. military has begun to withdraw equipment from Syria, confirmed Thursday a Ministry of Defense official, while the timetable for the return of some 2,000 soldiers deployed in Syria promised by Donald Trump remains unclear. “I can confirm the movement of equipment from Syria. For security reasons, I will not give more details at…

The Israeli site NzivNet reports that a conflict has broken out between Hezbolla leader Hassan Nasrallah and the commander of the Al-Quds unit, an elite unit, the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Hassan Suleimani. The site cites a report prepared by the Israeli intelligence community. According to the document, the Lebanese group has repatriated…

Russian President Vladimir Putin and American President Donald Trump agreed in principle on the need for Iranians to leave Syria, said a source in the U.S. administration. John Bolton, President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, will discuss arms control and Iran’s role in Syria with his Russian counterpart Nikolai Patrushev in Geneva next week, a…

(By Gordon Lubold and Dion Nissenbaum) President Donald Trump deferred to his Pentagon chief’s caution and tempered his preference for a more robust attack on Syria over allegations it used deadly gas on civilians, the first hints at the direction of his revamped national-security tea According to the authors of the publication, Gordon Lubold and…