Syria and Iraq Current Affairs - 2020

US army kills Iranian Commander Soleimani: India’s Concerns

On January 3, 2020, the US army killed Iran’s most powerful military commander General Qasem Soleimani. He was killed at Baghdad airport. Highlights In a drone strike held by the US force at Baghdad airport, the Iranian Commander was killed along with other Iran supported militia heads. Under his leadership Iran had expanded its military Read More…

Meteor missiles: India asks for early delivery from France

India has requested for an early delivery of Meteor air-to-air missiles from France. These missiles will provide India the power to take on US supplied AMRAAM missiles possessed by the Pakistan Air Force. Highlights The Meteor missile has a delivery range to take over all the other air forces in the region including China. The Read More…

President Trump: IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead

On October 27, 2019, USA president Donald Trump announced that the Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi died in a raid conducted by US special forces in north western Syria. According to the announcement, Baghdadi killed himself by detonating a suicide vest. He died running into a dead-end tunnel. He ignited the vest killing himself Read More…

ISIS advance in Syria despite airstrikes

The ISIS which has moved and acquired vast territories across Iraq and Syria and seemingly undeterred by the US-led airstrikes which have even claimed to have done major impacts on the group. The ISIS militants have already declared Syrian town of Raqqa as the undisputed capital of Islamic State. The brutal organisation has ever since Read More…