Contents tagged with Syria

  • Syrian command claims complete control of Eastern Ghouta

    The Syrian military announced that it has taken complete control of Eastern Ghouta, SANA reports. Fighters from the Jaysh al-Islam armed group and their families reportedly left Douma, which was the final rebel-controlled city in Eastern Ghouta.

    Damascus said that it had begun sweeping the streets and squares of Douma for mines, in order to ensure the safe return of the civilian population to the city. 500 people in the Syrian city showed signs of poisoning with a chemical substance.

    A …

  • France: Russia neglects its obligations to UN

    France accused Russia of neglecting its obligations to the UN, both in 2013 with respect to its guarantee to destroy all chemical weapons in Syria, and now, by attempting to accuse the US, France and Britain of violating the UN Charter.

    A statement to this effect was made by François Delattre, France’s Permanent Representative to the UN, during an extraordinary UN session, Ukrinform reports.

    “The Security Council was unable to meet its obligations due to the systematic vetoes used by Russia. …

  • Syrian sources: unidentified warplanes strike Iranian weapons depot in Syria

    Syrian Observatory for Human Right (SOHR) reports a powerful explosion in the area of Mount Azzan in southern Aleppo. The Iranian weapons storage facility, said to be one of the biggest in the country, is located in Mount Azzan and was reportedly used by Hezbollah, which is backed by Iran, and other Iranian militias in Syria.

    Skynews Arabia and Al Jazeera claim that unidentified warplanes struck the Iranian weapons depot.

    Unidentified planes were seen in the area during the strikes. Syrian …

  • 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, …

  • Israel closes air space over Golan Heights

    Israel has closed  the air space over the Golan Heights to air traffic, ordering all passenger flights and cargo planes in Israeli airspace and lose to Syrian border to remain under 5,000 ft. altitude.Israeli Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu  also warned Assad that any action against Israel will be dangerous for his regime.

    According to the newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth, the Israeli Defense Forces had been notified in advance about airstrikes on targets in Syria by the coalition.

    Israeli media …

  • Turkey welcomes coalition strikes on Syria

    The Turkish government issued an official statement welcoming the operation of the countries of the international coalition in Syria and calling it "a manifestation of the conscience of mankind," reports the agency Anadolu.

    Turkey states that the international community had "serious grounds" to accuse the regime of Bashar al-Assad of using chemical weapons against the civilian population.

    "The list of war crimes and crimes against humanity carried out by the regime of Bashar al-Assad during …

  • 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 …

  • American destroyer with Tomahawk missiles entered the Mediterranean Sea

    According to the command of the 6th Fleet of the United States, Destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill joined the Mediterranean group of ships of the US Navy. The ship carries several dozen cruise missiles. "The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) entered the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations April 10, 2018, to conduct a routine deployment in support of U.S. maritime security interests, increased regional stability and forward naval presence in the U.S. 6 …

  • Russia sends a shipment of armored vehicles to Syria

    Telegram channel Directorate 4 reports that Russia is sending more military equipment to Syria.

    According to Directorate 4, the dry cargo ship Syrian Express and the ferry Alexander Tkachenko are headed toward a Russian base in the city of Tartus.

    Armored vehicles and military trucks were seen on the deck of the dry cargo ship.

    "In addition to Ural-4320 and Kamaz-5350 trucks, there is a 03160 Raptor-class patrol boat.  This high-speed boat is designed for patrolling the coastal zone. Several …

  • 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 …