Contents tagged with Assad

  • Putin and Assad meet in Sochi

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad met in Sochi, reported RIA Novosti. According to the press secretary of the Russian president, Assad was in Sochi on official business.

    “Vladimir Putin congratulated him on his success in the fight against terrorists. And Assad announced his willingness to settle the problems in Syria by political process,” the report stated.

    It was reported on the Kremlin’s website that the leaders of Russia and Syria agreed to continue " …

  • Chemical weapons watchdog: Chlorine used in attack on Syrian town of Saraqeb in February

    The mission of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) concluded that on February 4 chemical weapons, probably chlorine, were used near ​​the city of Saraqeb in the Syrian province of Idlib.

    The OPCW report, released on May 16, states that “chlorine was released from cylinders by mechanical impact in the Al-Talil neighbourhood of Saraqeb."

    The experts studied two cylinders, which used to contain the chemicals, and also analyzed the samples taken in the area of ​​the …

  • Israel calls on Assad to expel Iranians from Syria

    Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman has called on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to "throw out" Iranian soldiers supporting Damascus, reports The Times of Israel.

    “Throw the Iranians, Qassem Soleimani and the Quds forces [General Commanding the Iranian Islamic Revolution Guards Corps] out of your country! They are not acting in your interest, they are only hurting you," Liberman addressed the Syrian leader.

    On the night of May 10th, the Iranian military, operating in Syria, fired …

  • Israeli minister threatens to overthrow Assad

    Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz threatened to overthrow and kill Syrian President Bashar al-Assad if he continues to allow Iran to operate out of Syria, the Israeli news outlet Ynet reports.

    The Israeli government accuses Iran, one of Syria’s primary allies, of striving to turn Syria into a hostile staging area. However, Israel promises to prevent this, even if it requires use of military force.

    “If Syrian President Bashar al-Assad continues to allow the Iranians to operate out of …

  • Assad: Repairing airstrike damage will cost Syria $400 billion

    In order to restore the infrastructure in Syria that was destroyed in the airstrike by the US, Britain and France, Syria will need $400 billion and up to 15 years, as stated by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in a meeting with Russian MPs, Russian news agency  Interfax reports.

    “President Assad said that nearly $400 billion will be required to restore the infrastructure of the Syrian Arab Republic, and this will take, according to his estimates, 10 to 15 years,” said Dmitry Sablin, …

  • Media: another strike against Assad coming soon

    The newspaper Baghdad Post reports, citing its sources, that it is likely that the US and its allies will carry out another strike on Assad regime targets by the end of this month. According to the sources, the additional warships of the coalition that are located in the Mediterranean, show that the operation against Assad is not over yet.  "The next strike will be much more destructive for Assad and his allies," the Baghdad Post notes. The United States Ambassador to the United Nations, …

  • Media: Russian ships monitoring US fleet off Syrian coast

    TASS and RIA Novosti report that Russian warships and submarines are monitoring the movements of US and NATO ships in the eastern Mediterranean. The publications cite military and diplomatic sources.

    According to the publications’ sources, Russian forces "are continuously monitoring, from a close distance, US Navy and their NATO ally warships and submarines in the Eastern Mediterranean." The ships have not left the logistics center in Tartus due to the expectations of a strike in Syria, the …

  • US,UK and France carry out air strikes at Assad regime

    Missile and air strikes have been conducted at targets in Syria by the US, UK and France. The Assad regime facilities, specifically those which were used for manufacturing of chemical weapons, have been targeted.

    According to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Joseph Dunford the targets were chosen “to mitigate the risk” of hitting Russian forces. "We specifically identified the targets to mitigate the risk of Russian forces being involved," General Dunford stated at the press …

  • Media: US has proof that chemical weapons were used in Douma

    American intelligence officials have evidence of the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian city of Douma, reported NBC News, citing sources in the intelligence community.

    According to the news network, intelligence officials received blood and urine samples of the victims.

    The samples tested positive for chemical warfare agents - chlorine gas and an unnamed nerve agent. The samples were collected by U.S. intelligence and allied intelligence agencies through hospitals at the scene.

    Sources …

  • Analyst: Chemical attack in Ghouta one of many as most go unnoticed by the world

    Bashar al-Assad’s regime used chemical weapons in the Syrian city of Duma (Eastern Ghouta) in order to gain control over the territory around Damascus, Conflict Intelligence Team (CIT) analyst Kirill Mikhailov said in a comment to InfoResist news outlet.

    According to the expert, the world media has paid attention to the new chemical attack in Syria only because it killed so many people. However, he believes that Syria has constantly been using chemical weapons.

    “Makeshift chemical attacks are …