Contents tagged with Idlib

  • Russia,Turkey and Iran to decide the fate of Idlib at the summit in Astana

    The presidents of Turkey, Iran and Russia will meet in Ankara on Monday as part of the Astana process, with the three countries holding regular meetings in an attempt to resolve the Syrian conflict, reports the Voice of America.

    The fate of the last rebel stronghold in Idlib is expected to be the main topic.

    As Syrian government forces advance on Idlib, Ankara warns of a looming humanitarian catastrophe.

    In recent weeks, Syrian regime forces have been mercilessly attacking rebel positions in …

  • Russian media: Russian air force thwarted Israeli attack on Syria

    The Russian news portal Lenta.ru reported that Russian Su-35S multi-role super-maneuverable fighter aircraft of the fourth generation prevented the Israeli Air Force from attacking targets in Syria on the night of September 9.

    The news outlet claims that the Russian aircraft “were urgently scrambled from the Khmeimim airbase” and sent to intercept the Israeli bombers in order to prevent them from “attacking Syria in response to an alleged bombardment of Israeli territory”.

    The article …

  • Three Russian officers killed in Syria

    Three officers of the Russian Armed Forces were killed in Syria, and two soldiers were seriously injured, reports the newspaper Vedomosti citing a source in the military and diplomatic circles. The incident occurred on Wednesday, September 4, in the area of the Dzhurin village.

    According to preliminary data, a group of eight people was going in the direction of the command observation post without crossing the demarcation line. There were two explosions of OZM-72 mines about 30 m before the …

  • Russian special forces seen in Idlib, Syria

    Experts are discussing what is believed to be the activity of Russian special forces in the Syrian province of Idlib, which is still controlled by opposition forces. According to local sources, Russian special forces have been conducting “anti-terrorist raids” against Ahrar al-Sham. Russia previously tried to establish dialog with this group. The reports, if correct, seem to indicate that the group’s fate has been decided.

    Reports that 16 Ahrar al-Sham fighters had been killed caused …

  • Russian and US Chiefs of Staff hold telephone conversation after American airstrike on Syria

    Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia and First Deputy Defense Minister of Russia Valery Gerasimov had a telephone conversation with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Armed Forces of the United States General Joseph Dunford, reported the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry.

    It is noted that the military leaders discussed the situation in Syria in order to of prevent incidents during operations to fight terrorist groups.

    On August 31, the United …

  • U.S. carries out missile strikes on Syria without informing Russia

    The U.S. has launched a missile strike on the infrastructure of the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda near the city of Idlib.

    According to the U.S. Central Command, the targets of the operation targeted al-Qaida in Syria leaders responsible for attacks threatening U.S. citizens, our partners, and innocent civilians.

    According to the Pentagon, the operation will further degrade their ability to conduct future attacks and destabilize the region.

    According to human rights organizations, dozens of …

  • Russia announces unilateral ceasefire by Assad's forces in Idlib

    Russia has announced a new unilateral ceasefire in the Idlib de-escalation zone. Syrian government forces will cease fire at 6 a.m. on Saturday, August 31, the Russian Center for Reconciliation of Warring Parties in Syria reported on Friday, August 30.

    An agreement has been reached to stabilize the situation, the Russian military said, urging armed commanders to join the peace process in the areas under their control.

    In September 2018, Russia and Turkey agreed on a ceasefire in Idlib. The …

  • Russia and Syria accused of attacking Turkish forces

    Russian and Syrian aircraft have conducted more than 15 airstrikes against the Syrian provinces of Hama and Idlib, even hitting a Turkish observation point, Al-Masdar News reports, citing its own sources.

    The attacks caused significant damage to the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham group and the Syrian Free Army, which are backed by Turkey. The Turkish observation point under construction at the town of Sheir Magher was also damaged in one of the airstrikes, although no one was reportedly injured or …

  • Secret Syrian deal between Russia and Turkey uncovered

    Russia and Turkey have signed secret agreements regarding Syria. Confirmation of this was given in Turkish parliament, reports the Russian news outlet Rambler.ru. Ünal Çeviköz, vice president of the primary opposition force in the country – the Republican People’s Party – has obtained documents confirming that closed-door agreements have been signed between the countries. Moscow has supposedly agreed to allow forces loyal to Turkey to attack the Kurdish armed groups.

    Çeviköz managed to get …

  • Russia demands that Turkey complies with Syrian agreements

    The head of the Russian Center for reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria, Major General Alexei Bakin said that Russia expects Turkey to fully comply with the agreements on the withdrawal of troops and weapons from the demilitarized zone in response to the initiative of the Syrian authorities on a complete ceasefire in the de-escalation zone in Idlib, reports TASS news agency.

    "We expect the Turkish side to fully implement the Sochi agreements within 24 hours in response to the Syrian …