Contents tagged with Syrian Conflict

  • Israel rejects Russian idea for a buffer zone in the Golan Heights

    Israeli authorities have rejected the Russian proposal to create a 100-kilometer zone at the borderline between Israel and Syria, into which Iranian troops would not be allowed. This proposal was offered on Monday, July 23, during negotiations between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and a Russian delegation led by Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Jerusalem.

    In response to Lavrov, Netanyahu said that Israel would not allow Iranian forces, fighting on the side of Syrian dictator …

  • Putin and Macron discuss the situation in Syria

    The French president Emmanuel Macron and Russian president Vladimir Putin had a phone conversation on Saturday, July 21, according to the Kremlin’s press office. In the conversation, they discussed “a series of current international and regional issues,” with special attention paid to the question of Syria.

    In particular, Putin and Macron discussed the humanitarian crisis in Syria, and the implementation of “a joint Russian-French initiative to provide aid for the population of Eastern Ghouta. …

  • Israel launches missile attack against Syria

    Israel launched missiles at a Syrian military base near Nayrab airport in the north of the country, SANA reports. According to the news agency, no one was injured by the attack. Only material damage was caused.

    On July 12, the Israeli Air Force launched air strikes on several facilities near the border city of al-Quneitra in response to the infiltration of the Syrian surveillance drone into Israel.

  • Israel carries out missile strikes on Syrian army

    Israel Defense Forces (IDF) struck at three military posts in Syria in response to a Syrian drone flying into Israeli territory, reported the army press service in a report released on Thursday.

    “The army struck three military posts in Syria in response to a Syrian drone entering Israel’s territory. Earlier on Wednesday, the drone was intercepted by Israeli forces,” the press release said. “The army will continue to act resolutely against any attempt to violate the sovereignty of Israel and …

  • Russian Ministry of Defense denies death of Russian soldiers during terrorist attack in Syria

    The Russian Ministry of Defense has denied media reports that Russian servicemen were killed during a terrorist attack in Syria, reported Interfax. “ISIS terrorists intentionally spread false reports about the death of Russian servicemen in Syria,” the Ministry of Defense said.

    Earlier, the telegram channel Directorate 4, which monitors the situation in the Middle East, published a statement of the Islamic State. The statement asserts that in the province of Deraa in southern Syria, a suicide …

  • Israeli Minister of Defense says he 'found out from the newspaper' about airstrike in Syria

    The Minister of Defense of Israel Avigdor Lieberman said on Monday that he “found out from the newspaper” about the missile strike which, as reported by Syrian state agency SANA, was carried out by the Israeli Air Force on the T-4 airbase on Sunday, 70 kilometers from Palmyra in the eastern part of Homs province.

    “I have no idea, I read about it [the missile attack] only today in the newspapers,” said Lieberman, whose statements were quoted by Kan, the state television and radio company of …

  • Media: Syria repels Israeli missile strike

    Syrian air defense systems repelled a missile strike at the T4 airbase in the province of Homs, reported news agency SANA, citing a source in the military.The missile strike came from Israel. According to the agency’s source, Syrian air defense managed to shoot down an Israeli military aircraft which attacked the air base.“Air defense systems repelled Israel's attack, taking out a number of missiles and shooting down one of the attacking aircraft, forcing the others to leave the airspace,” the …

  • Russian air strikes continue in southwest Syria

    Russian airstrikes resumed in southwest Syria on July 4 after the talks on restoring Bashar Assad’s rule in these areas failed. The air strikes targeted the cities of Tafas, northwest of the city of Daraa, and Saida, to the east. This was reported by the Syrian Human Rights Monitoring Group.

    Syrian President Bashar Assad is conducting a campaign in the southwest, with Russian air support, to recapture the region from rebel groups, and he has seized a large portion of their territory. This was …

  • Defense ministers of Russia and Israel discuss situation in southern Syria

    Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman and his Russian counterpart Sergey Shoygu discussed by telephone the fighting in southern Syria and Iran’s attempts to gain a foothold in the neighboring country, the press service of the head of the Israeli military department said.

    The conversation took place amid clashes between government forces and the opposition in Syria, which are on the border of Israel and Jordan.

    “Lieberman and Shoygu discussed the situation in Syria and, in particular, the …

  • Lavrov: Russia does not set time limits for its military presence in Syria

    Russia does not set artificial time limits on its military presence in Syria but it gradually reduces the length of presence there, depending on how the situation develops "on the ground,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in an interview with British Channel 4.

    When asked if Russia troops could be expected to withdraw from Syria by the end of the year, Lavrov gave a negative reply.

    "No. And I do not think that this is a topic on which we can conduct a sensible dialogue. We do not …