Contents tagged with Aleppo

  • Turkish Media: Assad's regime continues to violate the ceasefire in Syria

    Despite the ceasefire in Syria, Bashar al-Assad's regime continues to attack the opposition forces, as reported by the Anadolu news agency.

    According to the agency, Assad's army and pro-Iranian groups have been attacking the opposition's strongholds from the ground and air using heavy weapons.

    As a result of the strikes, two children were killed at the Kafr Dael settlement west of Aleppo.

    The opposition forces responded with artillery at the towns of Kefraya and Al-Fu'ah which are controlled …

  • Russian military police battalion arrives in Aleppo

    A Russian military police battalion has arrived in Aleppo, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced, as reported by Russia's Interfax news agency.

    "At the present time, the division has marched from the Khmeimim air base to the city of Aleppo to perform tasks as part of the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in the Syrian Arab Republic,” the Ministry’s website stated.

    As part of the territorial departments of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides, the …

  • Putin congratulates Assad over Aleppo

    Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Syrian President Bashar al-Assad over the Syrian government’s victory in Aleppo, as stated by the Kremlin’s press service on Friday.

    "This success was made possible thanks to the joint efforts of all those who rallied in the fight against international terrorism in Syria," the press release stated.

    "Vladimir Putin emphasized that at the moment, the main task is to focus on issues relating to the promotion of the peaceful settlement, in particular, …

  • Media: Russian soldiers rob evacuees near Aleppo

    Evacuation from Eastern Aleppo is accompanied by violence and brutality from Iranian and Russian soldiers controlling the checkpoints at the exit from this part of the city.

    One incident was described to by Syrian journalist Monzer Etaki, who left the eastern area of Aleppo a few days ago during the evacuation.

    "On Monday, December 19, we got permission to evacuate. I fell ill after living in my car all those days. People around me burned their belongings to warm themselves. I …

  • Russia, Turkey and Iran are ready to become the guarantors of agreement between Syrian President and opposition

    On the 20th of December, the Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sergey Lavrov, stated after a meeting with his Turkish and Iranian counterparts, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and Javad Zarif, in Moscow, that Russia, Turkey, and Iran are ready to contribute to the establishment of an agreement between the Syrian authorities and the opposition, and become its guarantors.

    The three countries favored the expansion of the ceasefire throughout Syria, with the exception of the areas controlled by terrorist …

  • The White House blamed Assad and Russia for atrocities in Aleppo

    The US administration called the aggravation of the situation in Aleppo an atrocity, blaming President Bashar al-Assad and the countries supporting him. The White House demanded an immediate ceasefire to allow civilians to get access to humanitarian help.

    As Urkinform reported, the White House Press Secretary, Josh Earnest, said at a press conference on Wednesday that, "I think Assad's regime has demonstrated that they have crossed all lines to achieve their goals. And this obviously involves …

  • Russian Consulate General in Istanbul was taken under heavy guard because of anti-Russian rallies

    The Russian Consulate General in Istanbul was taken under heavy guard due to anti-Russian protests in front of the embassy, as reported by Russia's TASS news agency on December 13th.

    "Over the past twenty-four hours, three protests in connection with the situation in Aleppo were held in front of the Consulate General of Russia in Istanbul. Up to 250 people participated in the largest gathering. Police officers cordoned our Consulate General during and after these events," Sergey Losev, the …

  • Media: US and Russia propose creating corridor for militants to leave Aleppo

    On Sunday, December 11th, a proposal was sent to militants in Aleppo to open a special corridor for those wishing to leave the city, Reuters reported, citing sources in Aleppo. The corridor would ensure a safe passage out of Aleppo for militants as well as members of their families and other civilians.

    According to a copy of the proposal, the plan will be implemented within the next 48 hours; UN representatives will be involved to facilitate and oversee the passage.

    Militants are allowed to …

  • Russian military adviser killed in Aleppo

    A Russian military adviser has been killed in Syria after an attack by opposition forces in the war-torn city of Aleppo, according to the Russian Ministry of Defense, Interfax reported.

    The deceased serviceman, Colonel Ruslan Galitsky, was working with a group of Russian military advisers, the Defense Ministry stated.

    “Colonel Ruslan Galitsky has died in the hospital from severe wounds. Russian military doctors had been fighting for his life for a few days. The serviceman was wounded during …

  • Russian Defense Ministry blamed the US for death of Russian nurse in Aleppo

    As it was stated by the Russian Defense Ministry, Russia saw a conspiracy in the death of the Russian nurse in Aleppo blaming the United States, Britain, and other countries.

    According to the Russian Defense Ministry, fighters of Al-Nusra Front, trapped in eastern Aleppo, cannot make targeted strikes and that's why the Ministry believes that the Syrian opposition forces were involved in the shelling. Opposition fighters received accurate information and coordinates of the Russian hospital, the …