Contents tagged with Assad

  • Russia and US-led coalition discuss withdrawal of Assad forces from Deir ez-Zor

    A meeting was held between the US-led coalition commanders and Russian military leaders in the town of Al-Salhiyah north of Deir ez-Zor, reports Deir ezzor 24 network citing its sources.

    According to the sources, the parties discussed the handover of villages (Hatlah, Al-Salhiyah, Mazloum, Marrat, Khasham, al-Tabiya Jazeera) to the Syrian Democratic Forces and the international coalition.

    According to Deir ezzor 24, the Assad regime and the Russians agreed to hand over these areas to the …

  • Russia suspected of planning to overthrow Syrian President Assad

    The house arrest of one of Syria's richest men, Rami Makhlouf, who is a cousin of the country's President, may be related to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's fear of  lose his power, reports news outlet.

    According to the publication, Syrian sources claim that Assad decided to place his relative under house arrest after receiving information that Russian authorities consider Rami Makhlouf as a potential President during the transition period.

    "Many international players who follow …

  • Assad’s cousin arrested for not providing money to the regime to repay Russian loan

    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has placed his cousin Rami Makluf under house arrest after his refusal to provide money to the regime.

    The news outlet Al Quds Al Arabi writes that Rami Makluf, who now lives in Russia, asked his businessmen sons to send money to Assad, but they refused. Assad then opened an investigation against the companies owned by his cousins, some of Syria's most powerful businessmen.

    It is noted that 22-year-old son of Rami Makluf, Mohammed, regularly posted photos on …

  • Erdogan complains to Putin about Assad

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan warned Russian President Vladimir Putin that the fighting in Idlib threatens Turkey's national security, reports Anadolu News Agency.

    The Turkish president noted that the escalation of the conflict in Idlib also undermines the possibility of a peaceful settlement. In his opinion, the actions of Assad’s army lead to a humanitarian disaster. Erdogan and Putin also discussed the Russian-Turkish relations and the situation in Libya.

    Earlier, it became known …

  • Syrian army captures strategically important city in Idlib

    The Syrian government forces  have captured the strategically important city of al Habeit in the province of Idlib, which is controlled by the rebels, reports Deutsche Welle.

    "The capture of al Habeit is the most significant progress of Assad's army since the beginning of its offensive in Idlib province three months ago. More than a hundred fighters from both sides were killed in the battle for al Habeit. At the same time, the Syrian army and its allies conducted about two thousand artillery …

  • Russia resumes airstrikes on Syria

    The de-escalation zone in northwestern Syria has been bombed by the Russian air force. The air strikes were directed at the city of Khan Shaykhun, reports Anadolu news agency.

    As a result, at least four civilians were killed. In the past 12 hours, the number of victims of airstrikes has reached 8 people.

    According to media reports, Assad army is also shelling the area. The Russian Armed Forces are bombing Khan Sheikhoun. The other settlements, Maarat al-Numan, Bidama, Abidin, Babolin, Khabit, …

  • Syria accuses Israel of air strikes on Daraa province

    On Wednesday night, June 12, Israel carried out several air strikes against targets in the Tel al-Hara area, located in the Syrian Province of Daraa, reported the Syrian state news agency SANA and several other Arabic-language publications.

    According to SANA, air defense systems of Assad’s Army were activated during the attack. No injuries have been reported.

    According to some Arabic-language news sources, the Israeli Air Force used F-16 aircraft during the operation.

    It is also reported …

  • Erdogan accuses Assad of sabotaging the Russian-Turkish agreement

    In a conversation over the phone, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed the escalating tensions in the city of Idlib in northwestern Syria. During the call, Erdogan stressed that countering terrorism cannot justify attacks on civilians, schools and hospitals, said Fahrettin Altun, director of the Turkish presidential administration’s communication department.

    Erdogan also expressed concern that ceasefire violations in the de-escalation zone …

  • Russia and Assad launch major air attacks against Idlib and Hama

    The Hama and Idlib provinces have been the target of at least 110 air attacks by Russian and Syrian government aircraft, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on Saturday 4 May. According to the London-based organization, at least 69 people have been killed since the start of this new escalation on 30 April.

    The new wave of violence in the region could jeopardize the Russian-Turkish agreement to establish a demilitarized zone in Idlib. The agreement was reached in 2018 in the hopes …

  • Russian Defense Minister visits Syria to deliver Putin’s message to al-Assad

    The Russian Ministry of Defense stated that on Tuesday, March 19, Russian Defense Minister, Sergey Shoygu, paid an official visit to Syria, reports TASS.

    According to his representatives, the head of the Russian military department held talks with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus where he gave him a message from Putin. The ministry did not disclose the content of the message, only noting that during the negotiations Shoygu and al-Assad discussed "issues of combating international …