Contents tagged with Assad

  • Putin meets with Assad and Russian troops in Syria

    Russian President Vladimir Putin made a visit to Syria on Tuesday, January 7, the Kremlin announced on its official website.

    From the airport, Putin went to a Russian command point, where he met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

    “The heads of state listened to the military’s reports on the state of affairs in various regions of the country. Later there were bilateral negotiations between a Russian and a Syrian delegation. While talking to Assad, the Russian President remarked, among …

  • Assad calls on Kurds to join forces against ‘Turkish invasion’

    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said in an interview with RIA Novosti that he repeatedly offered the Kurds to join forces to fight the "Turkish invaders."

    According to him, for the first time, such a proposal was made after the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding Between Turkey and Russia on October 22. Then the Kurds replied that "they are not ready to join the Syrian army."

    "We are still working to convince the Kurdish forces that joining the Syrian army and fighting against the …

  • 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 …