Contents tagged with Assad

  • Assad thanks Russia, Iran and Hezbollah for their support

    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad stated that his army has shattered the West's attempts to overthrow his government, thanks to the help of allies, including Russia, Iran and the Lebanese Hezbollah movement.

    "Their direct support - politically, economically and militarily – has made possible great successes on the battlefield and reduced the losses and hardships of the war," Assad said during a television broadcast on August 20.However, he noted that "the battle continues," and that it's still …

  • UN has enough evidence to indict Assad but Russia prevents it

    International Prosecutor Carla Del Ponte said that the investigation of crimes in Syria has yielded enough evidence to prosecute President Bashar Assad.

    Carla del Ponte became famous for her investigations of war crimes in Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia. Last week, she said that she is withdrawing from the UN Commission on Syria in protest. She is unhappy that the UN Security Council is not creating a special tribunal for Syria, to bring to justice those responsible for war crimes.

    One of …

  • Assad’s regime threatens Washington with 'retaliatory blow' if the US strikes again

    Damascus has threatened Washington with a "retaliatory strike by its allies" if the US attacks Syria again, reported the FARS agency, citing Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad.

    "We would not be surprised if the United States launched new attacks against Syria," Mekdad said, and warned that the Americans should know that "the response of Syria and its allies will not be the same as after the first act of aggression on April 7 on Syria's Shayrat Air Force base following the alleged  …

  • Russian media: Russia is not capable of protecting Assad if the US attacks

    According to military correspondent Mikhail Khodarenok, if Washington decides to eliminate the current Syrian government, Russia will not help Assad’s regime to resist – the Kremlin is not in a position to oppose a massive US strike.

    In his article for Gazeta.Ru, he expresses the opinion that the reasons for a full-scale American attack against Assad may be another chemical attack and also the “disproportionate use of force by Assad against the armed opposition, or the violation of human …

  • Russian source says terrorists are planning to use chemical weapons in Syria and frame Assad for it

    In one of the districts of Daraa, Syria, terrorists are preparing a provocation with the use of chemical weapons, similar to the situation in Idlib, said an informed Russian diplomatic source to RIA Novosti.

    According to the interlocutor of the news agency, the provocation is being prepared near the Nawa-Jasim-Inkhil towns and the information about it was received from reliable sources in the Syrian military-political leadership. According to the existing findings, the militants have been …

  • Israel carries out another airstrike on Assad’s Army in Syria

    Israeli aircraft attacked the positions of the Syrian government forces in response to the accidental shelling by Syria, reports the press service of the Israeli Air Force.

    It was previously reported that a shell, reportedly fired from Syria, had exploded in the northern part of the Golan Heights. There were no reports of casualties.

    Israeli authorities admitted that the bombardment was accidental. However, it was noted that Israel regarded the actions of the Syrian army as an unacceptable …

  • Israel strikes Assad's Army in Syria

    Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) attacked the positions of Syrian government troops in response to stray shells that tore up the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, Haaretz newspaper reports. Israel condemned the shelling incident as unacceptable and a violation of the country’s sovereignty.

    The Israeli military released a statement saying, “The Israeli Defense Forces will never allow harm to the sovereignty of Israel and its inhabitants. It holds Syria responsible for this incident.”

    In response …

  • Relative of Bashar al-Assad seeks asylum in Germany

    The widow of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s cousin asked for asylum in Germany and is waiting for the decision on her case at one of the centers for refugees in the west of the country, as reported by German DPA news agency citing the local authorities.

    Officials of the Warendorf region of the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia (Western Germany) were faced with the unusual request for asylum. According to the DPA, the woman with a Syrian and Lebanese passport was attacked by other …

  • Media: Assad’s forces continue to attack the opposition in northern Syria

    The forces of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad’s regime are continuing to attack the positions of the armed opposition in the regions of Turkmen Mountain and Jabal al-Akrad in the Syrian province of Latakia, news agency Anadolu reports.

    According to the news agency, Syrian state forces are continuing to launch missile and mortar strikes on the areas and villages under opposition control, which is resulting in casualties and destruction.

    Usama Solak, head of the Syrian-Turkmen council mission …

  • Russian Media: ISIS is pushing through Assad’s Army defense lines into the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor

    ISIS militants were able to push through the defense lines of the Syrian army units in the city of Deir ez-Zor, as reported by Russia’s Federal News agency, citing sources on the ground.

    A source in Syria told the news agency that ISIS reportedly managed to capture strategic heights on the outskirts of the city, namely al-Sanouf, Al-Syriatel and Um Aboud Hills as well as Panorama roundabout. The agency reports that the military base in the city is still under the control of the 137th brigade …