Contents tagged with Assad

  • Russian Media: ISIS is pushing through Assad’s Army defense lines into the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor

    ISIS militants were able to push through the defense lines of the Syrian army units in the city of Deir ez-Zor, as reported by Russia’s Federal News agency, citing sources on the ground.

    A source in Syria told the news agency that ISIS reportedly managed to capture strategic heights on the outskirts of the city, namely al-Sanouf, Al-Syriatel and Um Aboud Hills as well as Panorama roundabout. The agency reports that the military base in the city is still under the control of the 137th brigade …

  • Assad regime sends letter to UN demanding halt to operation of Western coalition in Syria

    The Syrian Foreign Ministry has sent letters to the UN Security Council which again called for an end to the “illegal actions of an international coalition led by the United States” in the country, reported the Syrian news agency SANA.

    According to SANA, the Syrian Foreign Ministry, in two letters sent to the Secretary General and the chairman of the UN Security Council, condemned the coalition’s air strike on Friday on the residential quarter of Al-Mayadeen in the province of Deir Az-Zor in …

  • Media: Russia deploys special forces to southern Syria to support Assad’s offensive

    The Syrian agency Al Masdar News, citing sources in the country’s army, reported on the transfer to the southern regions of groupings from the Airborne Forces (VDV) and the Special Operations Forces of the Russian Federation. The agency reports that the Russian military will support the offensive by Bashar al-Assad in the province of As-Suwayda.According to the agency, these Russian forces "will perform the functions of military advisers, and will also help the Syrian government troops to …

  • Kremlin: the US participation in the de-escalation zones in Syria is possible only with the permission of Assad’s government

    Russia's TASS news agency reported that the participation of the United States in monitoring the de-escalation zones in Syria will only be possible with the consent of Damascus, as stated by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia.

    "It is too early to talk about it, because, of course, all of this should be coordinated with the Syrian side, because Syria is a sovereign country, it has the leadership, so of course it is necessary to consult with them, to have their consent," he said, …

  • After the creation of security zones in Syria, Russia and Assad’s army will launch an offensive on the city of Deir ez-Zor

    Beginning May 1, Russian military aircraft have ceased military flights in the de-escalation zones in Syria in accordance with the memorandum, Chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Lieutenant General Sergei Rudskoy told reporters.

    "From 00:00 on May 1, the use of the Russian Air Force aircraft in the areas corresponding to the de-escalation zones defined by the memorandum was terminated," he said.

    The memorandum envisages the creation of …

  • Media: Russia prepares to officially send troops to Syria at Assad’s call

    Israel’s Channel 10 has reported on negotiations currently being conducted between Putin and Assad on the beginning of an extensive ground operation in Syria by the Russian army.

    Channel 10 reports that it received this information from its sources in the UK, and they in turn refer to their agents in the Syrian general staff.

    According to this information, Moscow expressed its readiness to formally enter its army into the territory of Syria, if requested by the "legitimate government of Syria" …

  • Russia again stands up for Assad, asserts that the chemical attack in Syria was staged

    Russia has presented a range of evidence to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) claiming that the incident of the possible use of poisonous gas in the Syrian province of Idlib has a staged character. TASS writes that Alexander Shulgin, the Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the organization, reported this.

    According to Shulgin, a meeting of the OPCW Executive Council took place in The Hague, during which the floor was given in particular to …

  • France will provide evidence showing that Assad's regime was behind the chemical weapon attack in Syria

    In the coming days, French special services will provide evidence that the Syrian regime has organized an attack using chemical weapons in the city of Khan-Sheikhun, which killed about 90 people.

    This was stated by the French Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, Jean-Marc Ayrault, reports Le Figaro.

    “We have evidence that will allow us to demonstrate that the regime has deliberately used chemical weapons. In a matter of days we will prove that the regime has organized …

  • Russian deputies and Saudi king do not agree on the future of Assad

    A delegation of the Federal Council of the Russian Federation, which was received in Riyadh by King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, held talks with him about the situation in Syria; the parties remained on opposite sides regarding the future of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

    This was stated by Deputy Chairman of the Chamber Ilyas Umakhanov, who was a member of the Russian delegation, reported Interfax news agency.

    According to Umakhanov, the King and the Russian delegation, …

  • Turkish Foreign Ministry claims Syria still has chemical weapons capacity

    Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said that Syrian government still possesses the capacity to produce and use chemical weapons.

    "According to our data, the Syrian regime still possesses chemical weapons capacity. The regime of Bashar al-Assad should stop using chemical weapons, as well as traditional weapons against the opposition," Reuters quotes him as saying.

    Earlier, Çavuşoğlu had a conversation with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov. The parties came to the conclusion that it …