White Helmets must be tracked down & prosecuted for ‘war crimes’ – Syria’s Grand Mufti

Russia and Syria must hunt down and prosecute members of the White Helmets for “war crimes,” Syria’s Grand Mufti has said shortly after Israel “evacuated” a large number of the group’s members at the request of the US and Canada. “These people are not refugees. They are war criminals. I’d like to ask the governments […]

No agreement on Southern Syria’s de-escalation zone until US leaves al-Tanf base – Damascus

US troops should leave Syria, and particularly the al-Tanf area in the country’s southeast, before any talks about the future of the southern regions held by the militants could take place, the Syrian Foreign Minister has said. “Do not believe any statements on an agreement about the south of Syria unless the US forces withdraw […]

Photos of US, UK, and French military strikes show just how close missiles got to Syria’s capital city

AP Photo/Hassan Ammar The US, UK, and France hit Syria with air and sea launched missile strikes on Friday night and they seem to have struck the capital city, Damascus. Observers on the ground reported hearing loud explosions and feeling the impact of missiles. “The city and the hills are surrounded by military facilities, and […]

UNSC to vote on probe into alleged chemical incident in Syria’s Douma (WATCH LIVE)

Published time: 10 Apr, 2018 19:20 The UN Security Council gathered in New York to weigh in on the alleged chemical attack in the Syrian city of Douma. It is expected to vote on the rival US and Russian draft resolutions, calling for an investigation. Russia and the US have separately requested a vote on […]

US holds Russia ‘ultimately responsible’ amid reports of dozens gassed in Syria’s Douma

The US once again said Russia is “ultimately bearing responsibility” for all chemical incidents in Syria, regardless of who carried them out, after rebel sources accused Damascus of gassing dozens in Eastern Ghouta’s Douma. “The regime’s history of using chemical weapons against its own people is not in dispute,” said the US State Department, indicating, […]

1,000 of militants & relatives leave Syria’s E. Ghouta for Idlib – Russian MoD

Militants and members of their families, 988 people in total, exited the besieged Eastern Ghouta area through a humanitarian corridor on Saturday. The deal was struck with the Failaq Al-Rahman militant group following the Russian Reconciliation Center for Syria-sponsored negotiations, the Russian military said on Sunday. The people have been transferred to the Syrian Province […]

Syria’s Eastern Ghouta militants prepare chemical attack provocation, Russian MoD tipped off

Militants holed up in Eastern Ghouta are preparing to stage a “false flag” attack to accuse the Syrian government forces of using chemical weapons against civilians, Russia’s Defense Ministry said, citing a tip from a local. On Monday, the Russian Reconciliation Center received a phone call from one of the residents of the al-Wanar quarter […]

Erdogan: Syria’s Afrin town center ‘entirely under control,’ Kurds ‘fled’

Published time: 18 Mar, 2018 08:19 Edited time: 18 Mar, 2018 08:25 The Turkish military and allied forces have taken full control of the Syrian city of Afrin, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Sunday. Kurdish YPG forces had previously maintained control of the area. The pro-Turkish forces entered the city before dawn and faced […]

5-hour Russia-backed truce starts in Syria’s E. Ghouta

A five-hour truce called by Russia started on Tuesday in the Syrian rebel-held eastern Ghouta near Damascus. The stated aim is to allow civilians to escape the area. Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the truce from 9am to 2pm (07:00GMT to 12:00GMT) and the creation of a “humanitarian corridor.” Calm has generally prevailed in the […]