Contents tagged with Syria

  • Israel uses Turkish invasion to strike Syria

    Journalist Babak Taghvaee reported on his Twitter account that Israel had used the Turkish offensive against Kurdish militias and the chaos in Northern Syria to conduct airstrikes in another part of Syria.

    According to the journalist, Israel conducted the airstrike on military bases in Eastern Syria near the city of Abu Kamal. Israeli aircraft had previously attacked the surrounding areas of this city, and Israeli media claimed that Iranian and Pro-Iranian forces were the target of the strikes. …

  • Russian military enter Syrian city previously controlled by US

    Russian Military Police started patrolling the demarcation line between Turkish and Syrian government troops in Manbij and neighboring areas, which were controlled by US allies the day before. US Armed Forces left two military bases in the city of Manbij.

    The Russian Defense Ministry reported that Russian Military Police entered the Manbij area. Earlier, the Syrian army, controlled by President Bashar al-Assad, said it had fully occupied Manbij.

    US Official military Spokesperson for Operation …

  • Russians held captive in Kurdish camp for ISIS supporters ask Russia for help

    The Russian women, who were in a Kurdish camp for ISIS fighters, asked the Russian authorities for help, reports RTVi TV channel. The women appealed to the member of the Human Rights Council under the Head of Chechnya, Kheda Saratova. According to the human rights activist, there are about 50 Russian citizens in the Ain Issa camp.

    After the start of the Turkish operation in Northern Syria, Kurdish military units said they wouldn't be able to guard the camps.

    The prisoners themselves say that …

  • Russian Navy frigate test-fires cruise missiles off Israel's coast

    The Russian Navy’s frigate “Admiral Makarov” fired practice shots in the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea, using Kalibr cruise missiles (NATO classification: SS-N-27 “Sizzler”), RIA Novosti reports.

    The ship’s commander, second rank captain Anton Kuprin, said that “all the weaponry has been tested in combat in the last two years, Kalibrs have been fired directly, and shots have been fired from the anti-aircraft systems”.

    “Ships of this project have already carried out assignments …

  • Erdogan: we are in constant contact with Putin

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said that Turkey has no problems with Russia in connection with the operation launched by Ankara in Syria, reports RIA Novosti news agency.

    "We have no problems with Russia, and we are in touch with Russian President Vladimir Putin," said Erdoğan at a meeting with Turkish media editors-in-chief in Istanbul on Sunday.

    Erdoğan said that if there is any problem, he and Vladimir Putin have a phone conversation within 24 hours and then take the necessary …

  • Kurds: 850 ISIS fighters have escaped from prison camp in northern Syria

    The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), comprised primarily of Kurds, have been publishing reports about a problem that has arisen in connection with the Turkish military operation in northern Syria. Turkey’s “Operation Peace Spring” has been underway for several days already, involving the so-called Free Syrian Army and a contingent of the Turkish Armed Forces.

    SDF spokesperson Mustafa Bali said that prison camps for previously captured ISIS terrorists have been left virtually unguarded due to …

  • Kurds agree to accept Syrian government protection against Turkey

    The Syrian Kurds have reached an agreement to have government forces stationed along the border with Turkey, the Kurdish autonomous administration announced in a statement distributed by the Firat news agency.

    The goal of the agreement with the Syrian government is to oppose Turkey’s aggression, the statement notes.

    It also states that Syrian soldiers will be deployed along the border in order to assist the Syrian Democratic Forces, which mostly consist of Kurdish fighters.

    “In the last five …

  • Kurds are ready to start dialogue with Syria and Russia if the US withdraws troops

    The official representative of the Kurdish-led authorities in northern Syria, Badran Jia Kurd stated that Syrian Kurds, deployed in the North of Syria are ready to start negotiations with the Syrian government and Russian representatives, if the United States completely withdraws its troops from the border zone with Turkey.

    Turkey and the United States planned to create a security zone in Northern Syria. However, on October 1, Turkish President Recep Erdoğan declared that Ankara had not …

  • Russian troops assault Syrian soldiers in Palmyra

    Russian troops violently assaulted several Syrian soldiers over the course of 15 minutes in the Syrian city of Palmyra, the Syrian news outlet Soshals reports, citing the local newspaper Jorf News.

    Jorf News wrote that the Syrian troops were rendering “various personal services” to the Russian soldiers, citing a leaked report given by the commander of the battalion to which the soldiers belonged. The source stated that “personnel of the republican guard were subjected to a cruel beating over a …

  • 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.