Contents tagged with War in Syria

  • Kyiv: Russia uses intimidation to discourage soldiers from surrendering to Ukrainians

    The military leadership of Russia, through intimidation, is calling on ordinary Russian servicemen under no circumstances to surrender to Ukrainian captivity, said a representative of the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense, Andriy Yusov, during a telethon broadcast.

    "The Russians and the Russian command encourage and intimidate ordinary occupiers not to surrender as captives because, they say, there are beasts there, and the Bandera [Ukrainian nationalists] …

  • Russia, Iran and Turkey fail to agree on a ceasefire in Syria

    At the summit in Tehran on Friday, September 7, Russia, Iran and Turkey failed to agree on a unified approach to the upcoming Syrian government troop's attacks in the province of Idlib. The final declaration of the meeting does not mention any specific actions, reports Deutsche Welle.

    The statement of the presidents of the three countries, Vladimir Putin, Hasan Rouhani and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, consisting of general phrases, speaks only about the determination to protect the civilian …

  • Head of Syrian chemical center killed in car explosion

    Aziz Asbar, a well known scientist believed to be close to Syrian President Bashar al-Asad, was killed in a car explosion in the Syrian city of Masyaf, the Israeli portal Walla reports.

    The explosion took place as Asbar sat in his car, just outside his house. His driver was also killed.

    Militants led by a certain Abu Amar have claimed responsibility for the attack, but local journalists believe that foreign intelligence may have been behind it.

    The city of Masyaf has a scientific research …

  • 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 …

  • Russia’s airstrike in Syrian Idlib province kills 44 people

    Observers from two organizations, the White Helmets and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), have reported that on the evening of June 7, aircraft from the Russian Air Forces launched an air strike against the Syrian village of Zardana in the province of Idlib, killing at least 44 people.  

    Eleven women and six children are among the dead, say the human rights activists. More than sixty people were injured. The number of victims may increase, as many of the wounded are in critical …

  • Germany issues arrest warrant for military commander close to Assad

      German authorities have issued arrest warrant for the chief of Syria's Air Force Intelligence, Jamil Hassan. German Prosecutor’s Office accuses Hassan of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

    Spiegel newspaper calls the military commander one of the closest associates of the President Bashar al-Assad.

    Syrian activist Anwar al-Bunni worked with Germany's chief federal prosecutor, Peter Frank, to compile the criminal case, using interviews with Syrians, some of whom now live in Germany.


  • Lavrov: line of communication between Russia and US helped defeat ISIS

    At the UN press conference in New York, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has stated that a line of communication between the United States and Russia “largely” contributed to the eradication of the Islamic State (ISIS), Interfax reports.

    “We established a line of military communication with regard to Syria; this cooperation has largely contributed to the fact that ISIS did not materialize as a caliphate and was destroyed,” said Lavrov.

    The Russian Foreign Minister noted that the United …

  • Kerry accuses Syrian government of war crimes

    US Secretary of State John Kerry accused the Syrian authorities of committing war crimes and crimes against humanity.

    "The indiscriminate bombings undertaken by Syrian authorities contradict international law and in many cases are crimes against humanity. They must be stopped,” Kerry said after a meeting of the "friends of Syria group" in Paris.

    According to him, the Syrian conflict, "is the most serious conflict since the Second World War".

    Kerry, along with other participants of the …