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Russians killed in US-led coalition vs Syrian forces fighting near Deir al-Zour

  • 13 February 2018 - 20:10
Russians killed in US-led coalition vs Syrian forces fighting near Deir al-Zour

Four Russian nationals, and perhaps dozens more, were killed in fighting between pro-government forces in eastern Syria and members of the United States-led coalition fighting the Islamic State, according to Russian and Syrian officials.   A Syrian military officer said that...

Netanyahu: We dealt heavy blow to Syria and Iran

  • 11 February 2018 - 19:15
Netanyahu: We dealt heavy blow to Syria and Iran

Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's prime minister, has described his country's most significant air strikes on Syria in decades as a heavy blow to Syria and Iran.   The attacks were in response to Syrian government forces shooting down an Israeli fighter jet on Saturday and claims...

Israeli F-16 downed by Syrian army after Israeli air raid on Iranian locations

  • 10 February 2018 - 21:06
Israeli F-16 downed by Syrian army after Israeli air raid on Iranian locations

  An Israeli F-16 fighter jet has been shot down by Syrian military while targeting what it called Iranian sites responsible for launching a drone into occupied Golan Heights. The Israeli military said on Saturday "a combat helicopter successfully intercepted an Iranian UAV that was...

Israel attacks Syria military locations near Damascus, reports

  • 7 February 2018 - 21:58
Israel attacks Syria military locations near Damascus, reports

Syria has accused Israel of launching air raids on military positions near the capital Damascus, saying the attack showed its support for "terrorist organisations" operating in the area. The raids early on Wednesday targeted military forces in Jamraya, 10km northwest of Damascus, the Syrian...

Report: Hundreds of thousands Syrian refugees could be forced back home in 2018

  • 5 February 2018 - 23:06
Report: Hundreds of thousands Syrian refugees could be forced back home in 2018

Hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees risk being pushed to return home this year despite ongoing violence, a report by a coalition of aid agencies has warned. The NGOs said Syrian Government victories in the conflict have fuelled "misleading rhetoric" suggesting Syria is safe for refugees to...

Syrian opposition to cooperate in constitution proposal under UN auspices

  • 1 February 2018 - 20:07
Syrian opposition to cooperate in constitution proposal under UN auspices

Syria’s opposition will cooperate with proposals made at a Russia-hosted conference this week to rewrite the country’s constitution as long as the process remains under U.N. auspices, the chief opposition negotiator said on Thursday, Reuters reported.   Participants at...

Sochi conference sees Syrian delegates agreeing on rewriting constitution

  • 31 January 2018 - 11:42
Sochi conference sees Syrian delegates agreeing on rewriting constitution

Participants of a Russia-hosted conference for peace in Syria have agreed to set up a commission to rewrite the war-torn country's constitution. Staffan de Mistura, United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, said on Tuesday that delegates at the two-day conference at the Black Sea resort of...

Turkey says US vowed to stop arming Kurds

  • 27 January 2018 - 22:34
Turkey says US vowed to stop arming Kurds

The United States has pledged to stop supplying weapons to a Kurdish militia in Syria, Turkey said on Saturday, calling on Washington to immediately remove its troops from a Syrian town of Manbij that Turkish forces plan to target, Reuters reported. Turkey’s air and ground offensive in...

Turkey advances into Afrin Syria, controls several villages

  • 22 January 2018 - 15:36
Turkey advances into Afrin Syria, controls several villages

Turkish forces have captured a number of villages in north-western Syria, on the third day of an offensive to oust Kurdish fighters, Turkish media report. Troops, accompanied by allied Syrian rebels, reportedly seized control of several areas in Afrin on Monday. Turkish President Recep...

Turkish troops enter Syria’s all-Kurds Afrin city amid heavy artillery shelling

  • 21 January 2018 - 17:31
Turkish troops enter Syria’s all-Kurds Afrin city amid heavy artillery shelling

The Syrian-Kurdish YPG militia, supported by the United States but seen as a terrorist organization by Turkey, said it had repulsed the Turkish forces and their allies after fierce clashes.   Intense Turkish artillery fire and air strikes continued to hit some villages, the...