Category: force

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Tillerson denies US plans to thrill in Syria border drive

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said that Washington owed Turkey an explanation over reports that it was creating a 30,000-strong border force in northern Syria, adding that the issue has been “misportrayed”. “That entire situation has been misportrayed, misdescribed, some people misspoke. We are not creating a border security force at all,” Tillerson…

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New US-backed Syria force: Five stuff it’s most vital to know

A US plan to form a new border security force in the northeast of Syria has drawn condemnation from major powers in the region, including Turkey and Russia. Under the plan, the US-led coalition fighting against ISIL in the war-torn area would recruit 30,000 fighters into the new force, according to US officials. Turkish President…

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Turkey bolsters Syria border as US power notion slammed

Turkey has sent military reinforcements along its border with Syria, according to state media, as Ankara, Damascus and Moscow all attacked a US plan to form a new border security force in the war-torn country’s northeast. Citing military sources, Anadolu Agency reported on Monday that two dozen armoured vehicles had entered Reyhanli district of southeastern…

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Turkey slams US notion to utilize Kurds in sleek Syria force

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the US was working to form a “terror army” on his country’s southern border by training a new force in Syria that includes Kurdish fighters. “What we are supposed to do is to drown this terror army before in comes into being,” he said in an address in…

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Does the ‘Serbian Honour’ pressure dangle a Russian hyperlink?

On Friday, the Bosnian news website Zurnal published a story on the alleged existence of a paramilitary force called Srbski ponos, or Serbian Honour. The force, the website claimed, was being trained in a Russian centre in the Serbian city of Nis. Milorad Dodik, leader of a Bosnian Serb nationalist party and president of Republika Srpska -…

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Leaks demonstrate workings of Egypt’s strongest force

The commonly perceived role of a country’s intelligence service is to provide timely and relevant information in order to assist its army commanders in warfare, but for Egypt’s Mokhabarat Askariya there’s a different set of priorities. Leaked recordings of phone calls made by Captain Ashraf El-kholy, a mid-ranking officer in the much-feared Military Intelligence (MI)…