Contents tagged with Assad

  • Fierce fighting breaks out between Assad and Turkish troops in Syria

    Violent clashes broke out between the Syrian government forces and the Turkish army in northeastern Syria, reported the Syrian news agency SANA.

    Not far from the town of Ras al-Ain in al-Hasakah Governorate, large-caliber machine guns were used during the fire exchange. SANA did not specify which side opened the fire and whether there were any injured or killed soldiers.

    This is not the first skirmish between the Syrian and Turkish militaries after Tukey suspended its Operation Peace Spring …

  • Syrian President Assad: Trump is the best President in US history

    In an interview with Syrian TV channels, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad called Donald Trump "the best President in US history," reports the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA).

    Assad explained his opinion by the fact that Trump is not trying to hide his true intentions but openly announces them. According to Assad, the American President directly says: "We want oil," or "we want to get rid of someone," or "we want to provide services for money." "This is the reality of American politics," said …

  • Ankara arrests Assad supporters with Russia’s consent

    The Turkish Defense Ministry reported that 18 people linked to Bashar al-Assad’s government have been detained near the captured Syrian city of Ras al-Ayn. The Turkish department called them “elements of the regime” in a tweet.

    Turkey claims that the matter was coordinated with Russia.

    Ankara did not specify the circumstances of the arrests. There is also no information on whether or not the detainees are Syrian government soldiers. The Syrian state news agency SANA has not yet commented on …

  • Assad's army clashes with Turkish troops in northeastern Syria

    Syrian government forces fiercely clashed with Turkish troops in Tal al-Ward village in Ras al-Ain countryside close to the Syrian-Turkish border, reports Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), citing its correspondent.

    According to SANA, the clashes occurred when the Turks and Pro-Turkish Syrian units targeted with artillery shells the settlement of Tal Tamr. There is no official confirmation of this information.

    Earlier, it was reported about the clash of Turkish and Syrian troops in North-Eastern …

  • Unidentified aircraft strike Assad’s Army positions in eastern Syria

    Three unidentified warplanes carried out a series of powerful strikes on the positions of Syrian government forces and pro-Iranian military formations near the city of Abu Kamal. There is no information about the casualties at this time. According to sources, multiple powerful explosions occurred in the area.

    "In the eastern part of Deir Ez-Zor province, three aircraft were seen flying from the area controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces east of the Euphrates. Our correspondent reported …

  • Putin informs Assad about outcome of negotiations with Erdogan

    Russian President's Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said that Vladimir Putin updated Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on the outcome of the meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Sochi on Tuesday, reports TASS.

    "The Russian President informed his Syrian counterpart about the outcome of the meeting [with Turkish President Recep Tayyip] Erdoğan," said Peskov. According to him, Putin told Assad about the key provisions of the Memorandum of Understanding drawn up as a result of the …

  • Syrian opposition creates regular army

    Abdurahman Mustafa, who is affiliated with Syria's interim government, said that moderate opposition groups that are loyal to Turkey and that are fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's army have united, therefore, now rebels have a single command, reports Turkish Anadolu News Agency.

    The army will try to "liberate all Syrian lands" and keep the country from splitting, said Mustafa. It is reported that the opposition's Defense Ministry will control the army.

  • Russia sends new batch of weapons to Syria as Assad's army prepares for offensive

    Russia has sent additional military equipment to Syria. According to the blogger Yörük Işık, a Russian cargo ship carrying military equipment has already passed through the Bosphorus Strait .

    It is not reported what kind of weapons are on the cargo ship. Experts note that Russia usually sends new weapons to Syria before large operations by Assad's army.

    Bashar al-Assad's army is currently preparing for an offensive in the area of Latakia and the al-Ghab Plain. The Syrian government's army …

  • Russia and US-led coalition discuss withdrawal of Assad forces from Deir ez-Zor

    A meeting was held between the US-led coalition commanders and Russian military leaders in the town of Al-Salhiyah north of Deir ez-Zor, reports Deir ezzor 24 network citing its sources.

    According to the sources, the parties discussed the handover of villages (Hatlah, Al-Salhiyah, Mazloum, Marrat, Khasham, al-Tabiya Jazeera) to the Syrian Democratic Forces and the international coalition.

    According to Deir ezzor 24, the Assad regime and the Russians agreed to hand over these areas to the …

  • Russia suspected of planning to overthrow Syrian President Assad

    The house arrest of one of Syria's richest men, Rami Makhlouf, who is a cousin of the country's President, may be related to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's fear of  lose his power, reports News.ru news outlet.

    According to the publication, Syrian sources claim that Assad decided to place his relative under house arrest after receiving information that Russian authorities consider Rami Makhlouf as a potential President during the transition period.

    "Many international players who follow …