Contents tagged with Idlib

  • 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 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 …

  • UN accuses Russia of raids on Syrian hospitals

    The UN has asked Russia for detailed information on how it has been using the location coordinates of hospitals in Syria. The demand was prompted by a series of airstrikes by the Russian-Syrian coalition in the Syrian provinces of Idlib and Hama in which several schools and more than two dozen medical institutions were hit.

    The hospital coordinates are given by the UN to the conflicting parties as part of a humanitarian resolution system in order to protect them from attacks, Radio Liberty …

  • Russia urges Turkey to stop militant attacks coming from Idlib

    “There is still a fairly high concentration of terrorists and militants in Idlib who, taking advantage of their numbers, attack civilian targets and carry out violent attacks on Russian military targets. This is unacceptable," RIA Novosti quoted him saying.

    According to him, Russia is cooperating with Turkey when it comes to Idlib. More specifically, Turkey “is responsible for ensuring that such attacks do not occur.”

    “You know, the Sochi agreements are in effect here, work is being done in …

  • Russia blocks UN Security Council Idlib ceasefire statement

    Russia has blocked a UN Security Council statement calling for confirmation of the ceasefire in Idlib, Syria, a source in the council reported on 3 June.

    The statement, drafted by the “humanitarian three” – Belgium, Germany and Kuwait – calls for “all parties to return to full compliance with the Russian-Turkish ceasefire agreement”. The document also emphasizes that the return of Syrian refugees “must be safe, voluntary and dignified” and that violations of international law must be punished. …

  • Russia resumes bombings in Syria after negotiations with Turkey fail

    Russian aircraft  continued the bombing of the North-West regions of Syria after the talks between Russian military and Turkish Army to reach the ceasefire failed, reports Al Masdar News with reference to Syrian military sources.

    At least five Russian aircraft bombed the province of Idlib, where forces that oppose the army of Bashar al-Assad are located, including the National Liberation Front, which is supported by Ankara, and a group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham. 

    The Syrian Army could not continue …

  • The United States calls on Russia and Syria to stop offensive in Idlib

    On Tuesday, at a media briefing, State Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus, called on Russia and Syrian officials to stop conducting offensive operations in Syria’s Idlib province.

    According to her, such actions constitute a “reckless escalation” of tensions in the Syrian province.  “This is unacceptable,” said Ortagus. She stressed that Washington is calling on Moscow and Damascus to stop conducting the offensive operation. It “needs to end,” Ortagus added. The State Department …

  • Russian Khmeimim airbase in Syria attacked twice in one day

    On Monday, May 6, The Russian Khmeimim airbase in Syria was shelled twice, reports RBC with reference to a report from the head of the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in the Syrian Arab Republic, Major General Viktor Kupchishin.

    “Both times the fire originated in the east, coming from the area of ​​the Zawiya settlement located in the Idlib de-escalation zone and controlled by the Hayat Tahrir ash-Sham group,” Kupchishin said. According to him, a total of 36 missiles …

  • Media: Dozens killed and wounded by Russian airstrikes in Syrian Idlib

    The airstrikes of Russian fighters in areas of Idlib have killed ten and wounded 28 civilians, reported Turkey's TRT news agency with reference to Syrian Civil Defense Forces (the White Helmets).

    According to observers, “five Russian fighter jets that took off from the Khmeimin Air Base in the Latakia Governorate, struck villages and districts of Iblib”.

    It is noted that residential areas in the de-escalation zone, in particular, Khan Shaykhun and the towns of Al-Fu’ah and Kefriya in the …

  • Turkey: Russia proposed to conduct joint operation in Syria

    The Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, stated that Russia offered Turkey to conduct a joint operation in the de-escalation zone in Idlib against the militant group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, the backbone of which is made up of Nusrah militants.

    According to Çavuşoğlu, Turkey has completed preparation for the operation in Syria

    “Russians are offering a joint operation, they say that we have to get rid of them [the militants],” said Çavuşoğlu in an interview with the Hurriyet …