Contents tagged with Assad

  • Washington: US troops to remain in Syria until Islamic State is defeated

    American troops will remain in Syria until the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group has been utterly defeated. According to US State Department Spokesperson David Satterfield, this is what US President Donald Trump told Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    Trump has repeatedly said that the US troops will leave Syria soon. He claims that nearly the entire country has been purged of IS.

    However, as the US Defense Department stated at the end of June, IS regiments still control roughly 5% of Syrian …

  • Israel evacuates White Helmets from Syria

    The Israeli army evacuated representatives of the White Helmets humanitarian organization with their families from Syria, reported the spokesman of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) Emmanuel Nahshon.

    "Upon request of the US, Canada and European states Israel has completed a humanitarian effort to rescue members of a Syrian civil organization (“White Helmets”) and families. They were evacuated from the war zone in Southern Syria to a neighboring country, " Nahshon tweeted.

    German newspaper Bild …

  • US-led coalition strikes Assad army

    Warplanes of the U.S.-led coalition have again struck the forces of Bashar Assad, reported the Syrian state agency SANA, citing military sources.

    According to SANA, the planes that carried out the attack belonged to the U.S. Air Force. The attack took place in an area that is southeast of the city of Abu Kamal. This city is located on the Euphrates River in the province of Deir ez-Zor, near the border with Iraq.

    The news agency reported that several people were killed in the air strike and …

  • US State Department accuses Assad's forces of violating agreement on de-escalation zones in Syria

    The US Department of State expressed concern on about reports that Syrian government forces are conducting operations in one of the de-escalation zones in southwestern of Syria in violation of previously-reached agreements.

    "The United States remains concerned by reports of impending Syrian government operations in southwest Syria within the boundaries of the de-escalation zone [that had been] negotiated between the United States, Jordan, and the Russian Federation last year and reaffirmed …

  • Assad says he will hide supplies of Russian S-300 missile systems

    Bashar Assad said that Damascus does not usually announce what weapons are delivered to the country. Talks about deliveries of S-300 missiles began after the United States, France and Britain attacked government facilities in April.

    In an interview with the Iranian television channel Al-Alam, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad commented on the possible supply of Russian S-300 missile complexes to Damascus.

    When asked whether Russia will supply Syria with S-300 missile systems, the Syrian leader …

  • Assad’s airstrikes on Syrian Idlib province kill 17 people

    On Sunday, June 10, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government forces carried out airstrikes on targets in the the Idlib province, including a hospital in the town of Taftanaz, Anadolu news agency reports. Strikes were also directed against the towns of Binnish and Ariha, and Ram Hamdan and Beni Iz villages. 17 civilians were killed in the attack.

    According to one of the agency’s correspondents, aircraft attacked the province during the latter half of the day, in the afternoon.

    Members of …

  • Pentagon warns Assad against attacking US forces and its allies in Syria

    Attacking the forces of the Americans and their allies in Syria would be a “bad idea,” said Kenneth McKenzie, a representative of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the U.S. Armed Forces. He made this statement in response to the words of President Bashar Assad, who expressed readiness to use force to liberate Syrian territory.

    Armed clashes have taken place between the US-led coalition and pro-government units, but in general, the two sides have managed to avoid major clashes, RIA Novosti notes. In …

  • US warns Assad of 'firm' measures if southern Syria is attacked

    The US has warned that it will take “firm and appropriate measures” to enforce the ceasefire agreement in southern Syria if Syrian President Bashar al-Assad sends his troops against the opposition who are based in that part of the country.

    The territory in south-western Syria between the border city of Daraa and the Israeli Golan Heights has become another “hot spot” in the large-scale conflict between the irreconcilable enemies in the region: Israel and Iran.

    In 2017, the US, Russia and …

  • Putin and Assad meet in Sochi

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad met in Sochi, reported RIA Novosti. According to the press secretary of the Russian president, Assad was in Sochi on official business.

    “Vladimir Putin congratulated him on his success in the fight against terrorists. And Assad announced his willingness to settle the problems in Syria by political process,” the report stated.

    It was reported on the Kremlin’s website that the leaders of Russia and Syria agreed to continue " …

  • Chemical weapons watchdog: Chlorine used in attack on Syrian town of Saraqeb in February

    The mission of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) concluded that on February 4 chemical weapons, probably chlorine, were used near ​​the city of Saraqeb in the Syrian province of Idlib.

    The OPCW report, released on May 16, states that “chlorine was released from cylinders by mechanical impact in the Al-Talil neighbourhood of Saraqeb."

    The experts studied two cylinders, which used to contain the chemicals, and also analyzed the samples taken in the area of ​​the …