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  • Assad's army clashes with Turkish troops in northeastern Syria

    Syrian government forces fiercely clashed with Turkish troops in Tal al-Ward village in Ras al-Ain countryside close to the Syrian-Turkish border, reports Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), citing its correspondent.

    According to SANA, the clashes occurred when the Turks and Pro-Turkish Syrian units targeted with artillery shells the settlement of Tal Tamr. There is no official confirmation of this information.

    Earlier, it was reported about the clash of Turkish and Syrian troops in North-Eastern …

  • Unidentified aircraft strike Assad’s Army positions in eastern Syria

    Three unidentified warplanes carried out a series of powerful strikes on the positions of Syrian government forces and pro-Iranian military formations near the city of Abu Kamal. There is no information about the casualties at this time. According to sources, multiple powerful explosions occurred in the area.

    "In the eastern part of Deir Ez-Zor province, three aircraft were seen flying from the area controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces east of the Euphrates. Our correspondent reported …

  • Putin informs Assad about outcome of negotiations with Erdogan

    Russian President's Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said that Vladimir Putin updated Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on the outcome of the meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Sochi on Tuesday, reports TASS.

    "The Russian President informed his Syrian counterpart about the outcome of the meeting [with Turkish President Recep Tayyip] Erdoğan," said Peskov. According to him, Putin told Assad about the key provisions of the Memorandum of Understanding drawn up as a result of the …

  • Syrian opposition creates regular army

    Abdurahman Mustafa, who is affiliated with Syria's interim government, said that moderate opposition groups that are loyal to Turkey and that are fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's army have united, therefore, now rebels have a single command, reports Turkish Anadolu News Agency.

    The army will try to "liberate all Syrian lands" and keep the country from splitting, said Mustafa. It is reported that the opposition's Defense Ministry will control the army.

  • Russia sends new batch of weapons to Syria as Assad's army prepares for offensive

    Russia has sent additional military equipment to Syria. According to the blogger Yörük Işık, a Russian cargo ship carrying military equipment has already passed through the Bosphorus Strait .

    It is not reported what kind of weapons are on the cargo ship. Experts note that Russia usually sends new weapons to Syria before large operations by Assad's army.

    Bashar al-Assad's army is currently preparing for an offensive in the area of Latakia and the al-Ghab Plain. The Syrian government's army …

  • Russia and US-led coalition discuss withdrawal of Assad forces from Deir ez-Zor

    A meeting was held between the US-led coalition commanders and Russian military leaders in the town of Al-Salhiyah north of Deir ez-Zor, reports Deir ezzor 24 network citing its sources.

    According to the sources, the parties discussed the handover of villages (Hatlah, Al-Salhiyah, Mazloum, Marrat, Khasham, al-Tabiya Jazeera) to the Syrian Democratic Forces and the international coalition.

    According to Deir ezzor 24, the Assad regime and the Russians agreed to hand over these areas to the …

  • Russia suspected of planning to overthrow Syrian President Assad

    The house arrest of one of Syria's richest men, Rami Makhlouf, who is a cousin of the country's President, may be related to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's fear of  lose his power, reports news outlet.

    According to the publication, Syrian sources claim that Assad decided to place his relative under house arrest after receiving information that Russian authorities consider Rami Makhlouf as a potential President during the transition period.

    "Many international players who follow …

  • Assad’s cousin arrested for not providing money to the regime to repay Russian loan

    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has placed his cousin Rami Makluf under house arrest after his refusal to provide money to the regime.

    The news outlet Al Quds Al Arabi writes that Rami Makluf, who now lives in Russia, asked his businessmen sons to send money to Assad, but they refused. Assad then opened an investigation against the companies owned by his cousins, some of Syria's most powerful businessmen.

    It is noted that 22-year-old son of Rami Makluf, Mohammed, regularly posted photos on …

  • Erdogan complains to Putin about Assad

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan warned Russian President Vladimir Putin that the fighting in Idlib threatens Turkey's national security, reports Anadolu News Agency.

    The Turkish president noted that the escalation of the conflict in Idlib also undermines the possibility of a peaceful settlement. In his opinion, the actions of Assad’s army lead to a humanitarian disaster. Erdogan and Putin also discussed the Russian-Turkish relations and the situation in Libya.

    Earlier, it became known …

  • Syrian army captures strategically important city in Idlib

    The Syrian government forces  have captured the strategically important city of al Habeit in the province of Idlib, which is controlled by the rebels, reports Deutsche Welle.

    "The capture of al Habeit is the most significant progress of Assad's army since the beginning of its offensive in Idlib province three months ago. More than a hundred fighters from both sides were killed in the battle for al Habeit. At the same time, the Syrian army and its allies conducted about two thousand artillery …