Contents tagged with Daraa

  • Talks between Russian military and Syrian opposition on ceasefire in Daraa break down

    On Saturday, June 30, representatives of the Syrian opposition announced the failure of negotiations with the Russian military on a peaceful settlement in south-west Syria. The rebels rejected Moscow's demands to surrender, the representative said, DW reports.

    According to the rebels, the Russian side "was not ready to listen" to their demands. The representatives of the Syrian opposition called the proposed Russian version of the agreement "humiliating”.

    Earlier on Saturday, negotiators from …

  • Despite US warnings Russian warplanes strike Daraa de-escalation zone in Syria

    Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that Russian warplanes carried out airstrikes in southern Syria, violating one of the so-called "de-escalation zones".

    “For the first time since the ceasefire in southern Syria was agreed last year, intense Russian air strikes hit cities in the eastern part of Daraa province," said the head of the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Rami Abdel Rahman.

    According to Reuters, the two monitoring centers controlling the movement of …

  • Syrian army begins operation against opposition forces in Daraa

    The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has begun an offensive in the south against the opposition forces in the Daraa Governorate. Artillery and aircraft have bombarded the eastern regions of the territory, including regions previously classified as de-escalation zones in agreements between Russia and the US. The SAA’s offensive is the largest since the assault on Ghouta in the spring of 2018.

    SAA infantry forces encountered intense resistance from the Syrian opposition regiments, Turkish news agency …

  • Washington warns Russia and Damascus of ‘serious repercussions’ if ceasefire in Daraa de-escalation zone continues to be violated

     “The U.S. remains troubled by reports of increasing Syrian regime operations in southwest Syria within boundaries of de-escalation zone negotiated between U.S., Jordan and Russia. U.S. continues to warn both Russia and the Assad regime of the serious repercussions of these violations,” wrote the US state department spokesperson, Heather Nauert, on Twitter.

    In a statement issued by the US State Department's press service, Washington warned Moscow and Damascus about "serious repercussions" if …