Contents tagged with Assad

  • Russia says it knows about American plans to strike Syria

    The United States deployed in the Mediterranean, Red Sea and the Persian Gulf warships carrying cruise missiles for possible strikes on the targets in Syria, stated the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, Interfax reports.

    According to the Head of the Russian General Staff Main Operations Department, Sergey Rudskoy, the United States may strike the facilities of the Syrian government and Syrian troops after accusing Assad of using chemical weapons.

    The Washington Post in early March …

  • Russia sends new batch of military equipment to Syria

    Russian cargo ship Inzhener Trubin loaded with military equipment passed through the Bosphorus, as reported by observers tracking the movement of ships.

    It is reported that the destination of the vessel is the Syrian port of Tartus.

    Pictures show at the least two dozen GAZ, ZiL, KamAZ and UAZ trucks on the deck of the ship.

    The cargo within the hull holds is not known but the sources assume that it could be weapons such as tanks and artillery.

    This is the third such shipment to be delivered …

  • Putin promises Assad that Russia will continue to support Syria

    Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a New Year's greeting to Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, in which he expressed the hope that the radical changes in the gradual reconstruction of the country caused by the armed conflict would continue in Syria in the coming year, the Kremlin's press-service reports.

    Putin noted that the victory over the terrorists and the prompt normalization of the situation in Syria served the interests of peace and security throughout the Middle East. In addition, he …

  • Kremlin: Russia wants to help Assad fight 'chaos'

    Viktor Bondarev, head of the Federation Council committee on defense and security, said that Russia will help Syrian President Bashar al-Assad oppose attempts to destabilize the country. Bondarev made a statement to this effect when commenting on the topic of US instructors training militants in Syria, RIA Novosti reports.

    “I am convinced that Bashar al-Assad has enough forces to oppose this, not to let anyone at all plunge the country back into chaos. For its part, Russia will help,” Bondarev …

  • Putin tells Turkish and Iranian leaders that Assad is ready for constitutional reform

    RIA Novosti has reported that Russian President Vladimir Putin told the leaders of Turkey and Iran, Tayyip Erdogan and Hassan Rouhani, about his talks with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

    "We informed our colleagues about the conversation in Sochi with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. We noted the commitment of the Syrian leadership to the principles of a peaceful resolution of the political crisis, [and their] readiness to carry out constitutional reform and free, UN-supervised elections," …

  • As Syrian Army claims full control over Abu Kamal, ISIS launches counteroffensive

    Syrian Army regained control of the town of Abu Kamal, which was previously capture by ISIS, Russian media reports with reference to sources in Syrian Army.

    Syria government news agency SANA also reported a victory in Abu Kemal, stating that "the Syrian army and its allies liberated the last area of the city, which was under the control of the ISIS".

    The town of Abu Kemal, which was the last stronghold of ISIS in Syria, has passed several times over the past few weeks from one side to another. …

  • Dozens of civilians die in Assad attack on Abu Kamal

    Dozens of civilians were wounded and killed as a result of air and ground strikes carried out by the Syrian army and its allies, who have begun the offensive against the strategically important ISIS-captured city of Abu Kamal, on the border with Iraq, reported DW with reference to the London-based opposition organization Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

    As reported, on November 12 the Syrian state forces intensified the attack on Abu Kamal several hours after Islamic State militants had  …

  • ISIS recaptures strategic city of Abu Kamal from Syrian Army

    According to Iranian news agency Fars, citing the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights as a source, troops loyal to Bashar al-Assad’s regime were forced to retreat from the city of Abu Kamal because of strong pressure from ISIS militants.

    The news agency indicates that fighting continues in the vicinity of Abu Kamal, where the government army and military groups from Hezbollah are attempting to organize a counteroffensive.

    The Russian media reported that Abu Kamal, which was considered the …

  • ISIS captures a town deep in Assad-controlled territory as Syrian forces battle for Deir ez-Zor

    The terrorist group, Islamic State took control of the city of Al Qaryatayn in the territory under control of the Syrian government forces, reports the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

    Local journalists have confirmed this information.

    It is noted that the city, captured by the ISIS terrorists, is deep within government held territory, southwest of Palmyra.

    According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the so-called "sleeping cell" of Islamists operated in this city.

    The capture …

  • Assad thanks Russia, Iran and Hezbollah for their support

    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad stated that his army has shattered the West's attempts to overthrow his government, thanks to the help of allies, including Russia, Iran and the Lebanese Hezbollah movement.

    "Their direct support - politically, economically and militarily – has made possible great successes on the battlefield and reduced the losses and hardships of the war," Assad said during a television broadcast on August 20.However, he noted that "the battle continues," and that it's still …