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Did the US use white phosphorus weapons in its attacks on Syria and Iraq?

Did the US use white phosphorus weapons in its attacks on Syria and Iraq? US-led forces stand accused of dropping horrific white phosphorus weapons in Mosul in Iraq and Raqqa in Syria.

Massacres made by the West

Massacres made by the West Two massacres of civilians, including children, each on a greater scale than the Manchester bombing took place last week—and the West was directly involved in both.

Donald Trump - the war president will crash into reality

Donald Trump - the war president will crash into reality Missiles in Syria, a mega-bomb in Afghanistan, a potential nuclear confrontation in Korea—what happened to the Donald Trump who ran as a critic of US foreign wars?

How the West wrecked Libya

How the West wrecked Libya Libya in North Africa is being torn apart by a grinding civil war stoked by competing imperial powers. The horror there is a painful lesson in why military intervention should be opposed, writes Alistair Farrow

Trump’s missiles pour more fuel on the fire

Trump’s missiles pour more fuel on the fire US president Donald Trump took advantage of the Syrian regime’s latest atrocity last week to launch a major cruise missile attack on the Shayrat airfield.

What’s behind the US attack on Syria?

What’s behind the US attack on Syria? Donald Trump ordered an airstrike on a Syrian airbase last week and already the establishment is praising the president's "leadership" writes Alex Callinicos

Air strike in Syria escalates tensions between the US and Russia

11 April 2017
A major US missile strike against the Russian-backed Syrian regime has brought the world’s biggest superpowers closer to military confrontation.

Western powers cynically use massacre in Syria to further their own interests

04 April 2017
The world’s imperialist powers are arguing about how to turn a massacre in Syria with poison gas to their advantage—and make the lot of Syrians even worse.

The West's war sees record bombing in Iraq and Syria killing hundreds

28 March 2017
Leaders who condemned the attacks in Westminster are sowing terror in Iraq and Syria, writes Dave Sewell

Syria—revolution drowned in blood

07 February 2017
No one should doubt the brutality of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad’s regime.

Hospital bombed and refugees displaced in a bloody and chaotic battle for Mosul

03 January 2017
The US-led assault on Mosul in Iraq is causing increasing numbers of civilian casualties.

Syria—the tragedy of defeated revolution

13 December 2016
Syrian Dictator Bashar al-Assad’s forces have seized the whole of the city of Aleppo. This was no liberation.

The west is no help to Syria

29 November 2016
Forces supporting Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad had taken control of up to a third of east Aleppo at the start of this week. The area has been under siege since 2014 and the situation for people there is dire.

After Aleppo, Mosul is the next city to be razed by imperialism

18 October 2016
The United States and Russia backed brutal assaults on major cities this week. Both are designed to boost their control in a strategically and economically crucial part of the world—regardless of the cost in civilian lives.

Could our rulers ease Syria’s torment? Only by pulling out and leaving it alone

18 October 2016
The Syrian war is an obscenity, a brutal meat-grinder that consumes mainly the innocent. It goes on only because it is in the interest of rival imperialist powers and their local clients and allies.

More bombing won’t end the killing in Syria

04 October 2016
Hundreds of people have been killed and whole residential districts destroyed in Aleppo, Syria, in the last two weeks.

The big powers' UN squabble reveals their phoney tears for syria

27 September 2016
The US, Britain and Russia squabbled at the United Nations on Monday about who was to blame for the latest atrocities in Syria.

Refugee deaths are the bitter fruit of European Union and British repression

27 September 2016
Hundreds of migrants drowned off the coast of Egypt yesterday, Wednesday. It was the bitter fruit of European Union (EU) naval operation in Libya that includes British ships.

British bombs helped end ceasefire in syria

20 September 2016
The shaky ceasefire in Syria has collapsed after just a week. British forces played their role in continuing the suffering of people in Syria.

US and Russia to pause for Eid—then start bombing rebel groups in Syria again

13 September 2016
Top US and Russian officials have announced a new ceasefire deal in Syria.

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