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

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

France is the biggest EU supplier of terror/fighters to Daesh with 700 terror/militants

The Head of the French Co-ordination Unit Of The Fight Against Terrorism (UCLAT), Loïc Garnier said on Tuesday that among 3,000 European nationals are fighting in the ranks of the terrorist group Daesh across Syria and Iraq. France is the biggest contributor with 700 fighters.

Russia, Turkey stage first joint air strikes against ISIS in Syria

Nine Russian and eight Turkish planes were part of the 'first joint air operation' in the area around Al-Bab.

Lavrov: Invitations to Astana talks on Syria do not exclude US possible participation

The form of invitations to Syria talks in Astana does not exclude the possibility of US participation, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Wednesday.

Iran Strongly Opposed to US Presence in Syria Talks in Kazakhstan: Velayati

Head of the Strategic Research Center of Iran’s Expediency Council Ali Akbar Velayati said the country is completely against participation of US representatives in the upcoming Syrian peace talks in the Kazakh capital of Astana.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Iran says it does not want U.S. at Syria talks in Astana

Iran's foreign minister said on Tuesday Tehran opposed a U.S. presence at peace talks on Syria in the Kazakh capital next week, after a decision by Russia and Turkey to invite Washington.

EU to host conference on Syria in spring

The European Union(EU) will host a conference on Syria here in spring, the bloc's foreign policy chief told reporters on Monday after wrapping up this year's first Foreign Affairs Council.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Steinmeier says no date for next intra-Syrian talks in Geneva set yet

A date for the resumption of talk in Geneva on a political settlement of the conflict in Syria has not been set yet, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said upon arrival for a meeting of European Union foreign ministers.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Syrian, Russian Officials Hold Intensive Meetings with Kurds to Narrow Down Differences

Kurdish sources disclosed on Saturday that a set of intensive meetings have been held between the Kurdish commanders with the representatives of Syrian government and Russian officials to boost mutual understanding between Damascus and Syrian Kurds.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Russian MoD surprised by lack of assistance to Aleppo civilians from UN

Russia’s Defense Ministry is surprised by a lack of assistance to civilians in Aleppo from international organization, though the city has been liberated from militants for a month already, spokesman of the Russian Defense Ministry Major General Igor Konashenkov said on Saturday.

Bypassing Obama, Moscow invites Trump team to Syria peace talks

Russia has invited Donald Trump's incoming administration to attend upcoming Syrian peace talks in Kazakhstan, The Washington Post reported Friday, bypassing the Obama administration which has been notably absent from the process.

Turkey says united, peaceful Syria impossible with Assad

Turkey still believes a united and peaceful Syria is impossible with President Bashar Assad but wants to proceed "step-by-step" and see the outcome of planned peace talks in Astana, President Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman said on Friday.

Long-Term Occupation of Syria : US Welcomes Russia-Turkey Coordination in Battle for Syria's al-Bab

On Thursday, Russia and Turkey signed an agreement to ensure flight security and unspecified military cooperation as Turkish ground forces advance on al-Bab, according to Turkish media reports.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Syrian FM sends two letters to UNSC and UN Secretary Gen. regarding the Israeli aggression on Mezzeh military airport

Syrian Foreign and Expatriates Ministry on Friday sent two letters to the UN Secretary General and the head of the UN Security Council about the new Israeli aggression on Mezzeh military airport west of Damascus after the midnight of Friday.

Syria accuses Israel of attack on Damascus airport

Syria on Friday accused Israel of firing rockets that hit near a major military airport west of Damascus, triggering a fire, and warned Tel Aviv of repercussions without specifying whether it would retaliate for the attack.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Lebanon's Aoun says ties with Saudi Arabia on the mend after visit

Lebanon's President Michel Aoun said his country's ties with Saudi Arabia were recovering, after tensions linked to the regional rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran led Riyadh to cancel $3 billion of military aid to Beirut last year.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

US B-52 bombed Idlib, Syria, killing over 20 civilians : Russian MoD

More than 20 civilians were killed in a B-52 strike carried out by the US on the Idlib province in Syria on January 3, according to Russian Chief of the General Staff Valery Gerasimov.

Sergey Shoigu slams Carter's claim on Russian efforts in fight against ISIS

Pentagon chief Ashton Carter surely picked the wrong country when he said that Russia’s contribution to the struggle against terrorism in Syria was zero, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said at a meeting with top Defense Ministry officials on Tuesday.

Syrian Army seizes Turkish weapons supply destined for jihadist terror/rebels in Hama

The National Defense Forces (NDF) carried out an ambush in the eastern countryside of Hama on Tuesday, seizing a large supply of weapons destined for Jabhat Fateh Al-Sham militants in western Salamiyah.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Syrian forces fight against terrorists cutting off water supply to Damascus

The Syrian army is fighting near Damascus against the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham extremist group, formerly known as Al-Nusra Front, which is not covered by the nationwide ceasefire, Syrian President Bashar Assad said in an interview with French media published by the SANA news agency on Monday.

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We’re backing "rebels" against Syria, and we have no idea who these people are: Trump

Donald Trump suggested a shift away from what he said was the current Obama administration policy of attempting to find "moderate&qu...

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