Contents tagged with Assad

  • 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 …

  • UN has enough evidence to indict Assad but Russia prevents it

    International Prosecutor Carla Del Ponte said that the investigation of crimes in Syria has yielded enough evidence to prosecute President Bashar Assad.

    Carla del Ponte became famous for her investigations of war crimes in Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia. Last week, she said that she is withdrawing from the UN Commission on Syria in protest. She is unhappy that the UN Security Council is not creating a special tribunal for Syria, to bring to justice those responsible for war crimes.

    One of …

  • Assad’s regime threatens Washington with 'retaliatory blow' if the US strikes again

    Damascus has threatened Washington with a "retaliatory strike by its allies" if the US attacks Syria again, reported the FARS agency, citing Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad.

    "We would not be surprised if the United States launched new attacks against Syria," Mekdad said, and warned that the Americans should know that "the response of Syria and its allies will not be the same as after the first act of aggression on April 7 on Syria's Shayrat Air Force base following the alleged  …

  • Russian media: Russia is not capable of protecting Assad if the US attacks

    According to military correspondent Mikhail Khodarenok, if Washington decides to eliminate the current Syrian government, Russia will not help Assad’s regime to resist – the Kremlin is not in a position to oppose a massive US strike.

    In his article for Gazeta.Ru, he expresses the opinion that the reasons for a full-scale American attack against Assad may be another chemical attack and also the “disproportionate use of force by Assad against the armed opposition, or the violation of human …

  • Russian source says terrorists are planning to use chemical weapons in Syria and frame Assad for it

    In one of the districts of Daraa, Syria, terrorists are preparing a provocation with the use of chemical weapons, similar to the situation in Idlib, said an informed Russian diplomatic source to RIA Novosti.

    According to the interlocutor of the news agency, the provocation is being prepared near the Nawa-Jasim-Inkhil towns and the information about it was received from reliable sources in the Syrian military-political leadership. According to the existing findings, the militants have been …