Showing posts with label Syria. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Syria. Show all posts

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Turkey's "military operation inside northern Syria" [invasion] is over

Turkey on Wednesday said its military campaign inside northern Syria was over, without specifying whether it will pull its troops out from the neighbouring country.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

US commander sees no Kurdish federation in Syria’s future

The U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) does not expect the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) to be able to build a Kurdish federal state in Syria’s north, according to the coalition forces’ commander.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Iran Says Russia Could Use Iran Bases for Anti-Terror Battle in Syria

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that the country could, if necessary, allow Russia to use its military bases on “a case by case basis” for missions against terrorists in Syria.

‘Terrorism Godfather’ Erdogan pursuing ‘Third Reich-style’ foreign policy : top German MP

A top German MP has slammed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, calling him a “terrorism Godfather” and accusing him of pursuing a Third Reich-style foreign policy. The outburst follows Ankara’s Nazi-themed taunts over a ban on Turkish rallies in Germany.

Russia criticizes US-led coalition over bombing of Syria dam

A senior Russian general has criticized the U.S.-led coalition fighting ISIS militants for allegedly targeting infrastructure - including a key dam - in territory held by the extremist group in Syria.

Syria: Over 160 Civilians Killed, Wounded in US-Led Coalition Airstrikes in Raqqa in 5 Days

Over 60 civilians have been killed and 100 more wounded in the US-led coalition air raids in Raqqa in the last five days, Arab media outlets reported on Monday.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Lavrov calls for forming united front to fight terrorism in coordination with Syrian government

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov reiterated his country’s call for forming a united front to fight terrorism, stressing that this must be done in coordination with the Syrian government.

Iranian Spokesman Slams Turkish President’s ‘Baseless’ Remarks

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi rejected as “baseless and meddlesome” recent remarks made by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan against Tehran, saying Ankara is playing a blame game to justify its expansionist policies.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Syria to Fire Scuds at Israel in Response to Airstrikes

The Syrian government has announced that it will retaliate should Israel continues to conduct airstrikes on Syrian territory, media sources reported.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Iraqi forces pause Mosul push over concern for civilian casualties

Iraqi government forces paused in their push to recapture western Mosul from ISIS "militants" on Saturday because of the high rate of civilian casualties, a security forces spokesman said.

Mosul Strikes Said to Have Killed Up to 200 Civilians Being Investigated

The US-led military coalition in Iraq said Friday that it was investigating reports that scores of civilians — perhaps as many as 200, residents said — had been killed in recent American airstrikes in Mosul, the northern Iraqi city at the center of an offensive to drive out Daesh.

Russia: Those who violate the cessation of hostilities agreement will face unenviable destiny

Russia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva condemned the terrorist organizations’ breaches of the cessation of hostilities agreement in Syria, adding that those who commit the violations will face unenviable destiny.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Syria's Ja'afari says U.S. action on Raqqa would be illegitimate

A U.S.- or Turkish-backed attack on Islamic State in the Syrian city of Raqqa would be illegitimate unless coordinated with President Bashar al-Assad's government, the Syrian chief negotiator at peace talks in Geneva said on Friday.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Servility Ethos: Moscow Reveals Details of Russian Charge d’Affaires Summoning in Turkey

Russian interim charge d’affaires in Turkey discussed with Turkish colleagues the situation in Syria after having been summoned to the Turkish Foreign Ministry, Russian Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday during a press briefing.

Pentagon confirms airlift for "Syrian fighters" against ISIS

The Pentagon confirmed on Wednesday the US-led coalition had offered airlift for Syrian rebels fighting the Islamic State (IS) near its de facto capital of Raqqa, Syria.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Syria calls on UNSC to assume its responsibility, stop massacres perpetrated by international coalition

Syrian Foreign and Expatriates Ministry affirmed on Wednesday that the massacre, perpetrated by the air force of “the international coalition” through shelling al-Badiyah Addakheliya school in al-Mansourah town in al-Raqqa city is a new episode in a series of aggression launched on Syria’s sovereignty and safety of its territories under the pretext of combating terrorism.

Tillerson: US to set up zones for refugees in fight against ISIS

The United States will increase pressure on ISIS and al-Qaeda and work to set up “interim zones of stability” to help refugees return home in the next phase of the battle to defeat the groups, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday.

Damascus to File Lawsuits Over Terrorist Crimes Committed in Syria

Damascus has documented proof of the crimes committed by Daesh and other terrorists, Syrian Justice Minister Najm al Ahmed said in an interview with Sputnik Arabic.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Syrian Army Says Downs Israeli Drone near Golan

The Syrian army has reportedly downed an Israeli reconnaissance drone in the Golan Heights shortly after it violated the Syrian airspace.

Russian Defense Ministry: No plans to establish new military base in Syria

Russia’s Defense Ministry denied news circulated by media on Monday about establishing a new military base in Syria.

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