Contents tagged with Damascus

  • Syria to involve Russia in construction of railway to Iraq

    Russian companies will take part in the restoration of the railway network in Syria, as well as the construction of a new branch that will stretch across the entire country, stated the chief of the Damascus branch of the Syrian Railways (SZD), Radvan Tikriti, reported RIA Novosti. 

    “The SZD goal is to restore connections between the provinces, as well as link them with neighboring countries, bringing routes to the border with Iraq and in the future to the border with Turkey. Plan also includes …

  • Syrian army prepares for an air strike by the United States

    The Syrian air force was brought to full combat readiness throughout the country. The highest level of readiness was announced because of a possible air strike against Damascus by the US, reports news agency Al-Masdar News, referring to a source at the Mezzeh airbase (southwest of the Syrian capital).

    Earlier, the official representative of the Ministry of Defense of Russia, Major-General Igor Konashenkov said that the United States continues to build up military forces in the Middle East. …

  • Head of Syrian chemical center killed in car explosion

    Aziz Asbar, a well known scientist believed to be close to Syrian President Bashar al-Asad, was killed in a car explosion in the Syrian city of Masyaf, the Israeli portal Walla reports.

    The explosion took place as Asbar sat in his car, just outside his house. His driver was also killed.

    Militants led by a certain Abu Amar have claimed responsibility for the attack, but local journalists believe that foreign intelligence may have been behind it.

    The city of Masyaf has a scientific research …

  • Damascus demands the US withdraw from Syria

    Damascus stated that the US must withdraw from Syria.  “Presence of the US in Syria is illegal. The Americans must leave the military base that they established in the town of al-Tanf,” stated the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Syria, Walid Muallem, at a press conference in Damascus, Mehr News Agency reports.

    "Do not believe the statements about the security agreement in southern Syria until the United States withdraws its troops from the al-Tanf," the minister said.

    Muallem thanked Iran for …