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Russian investors to participate in rebuilding of Damascus Airport

Published 2019-01-19 20:33:43 by News Desk in Syria

Russian investors from airport construction business consider renovation of Syria’s Damascus airport, Dmitry Belik, a deputy of the State Duma (the lower house of Russia’s parliament) from Sevastopol, told TASS on Saturday. On Monday, Syrian Transport Minister Ali Hamud said at a meeting with the Russian delegation that Syria was… Read on ->

Tags: Damascus, Russia, Syria


Russian military conducts joint patrols with US-backed forces in Manbij (PHOTOS)

Published 2019-01-19 20:18:36 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 P.M.) – The Russian military conducted a new round of patrols inside Manbij city with the U.S.-backed Manbij Military Council this week, the Russian Reconciliation Council reported on Saturday. According to the reports, the Russian military police conducted their joint patrols with the MMC in the Manbij… Read on ->

Tags: Manbij, Russia, Syria


Meet Aleppo’s ‘Yellow Man’ bringing sunshine to Syrian city for 35 years (video)

Published 2019-01-19 18:53:34 by News Desk in Syria

Aleppo’s ‘Yellow Man’ has been bringing joy to the residents of the ancient Syrian city for generations, simply by choosing only to wear the colour yellow. Abu Zakkour, better known by his nickname the ‘Yellow Man of Aleppo’, took cameras on a tour of his hometown this Friday. Zakkour’s obsession… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Syria


Breaking: Jihadists, Turkish-backed rebels reach new deal to block Syrian Army’s Idlib offensive

Published 2019-01-19 18:39:27 by Leith Aboufadel in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:20 P.M.) – Minutes ago, the Turkish-backed National Liberation Front and jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham announced that they reached an agreement in the Al-Ghaab Plain. Just a week after leaving the Al-Ghaab Plain in southwest Idlib, HTS and the NLF reached an agreement that would allow… Read on ->

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Tags: Idlib, Syria


US Senator Graham warns withdrawal from Syria ‘without plan is chaos’ (video)

Published 2019-01-19 18:18:15 by News Desk in Middleeast, Syria, Turkey

‘Withdrawal without a plan is chaos,’ said US Senator Lindsey Graham in Ankara on Saturday after meeting Turkish officials and Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Friday. The US Senator from South Carolina met with the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in Ankara to discuss Syria… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, Turkey


Turkey successfully implements agreements with Russia on Idlib – MoD

Published 2019-01-19 17:38:39 by News Desk in Syria

Turkey continues implementing successfully the Sochi agreements with Russia on the Idlib de-escalation zone, in spite of provocations in the region, Turkey’s National Defense Ministry said on Saturday. “The implementation of the Sochi agreements on Idlib is being successfully continued, despite of the provocations ongoing in the region,” the ministry… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Russia, Syria, Turkey


Abrupt US withdrawal from Syria will create ‘Iraq on steroids’ – Sentor Graham

Published 2019-01-19 17:16:30 by News Desk in Syria

(Reuters) U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham said on Saturday he hoped President Donald Trump would slow the U.S. withdrawal from Syria until Islamic State is destroyed, warning that, if not thought through, the pullout can create an “Iraq on steroids”. Speaking in Ankara, Graham also said he believed U.S. Chief of… Read on ->

Tags: Graham, Iraq, Syria


Breaking: Kurdish roadmap to peace presented to Damascus, SDF to become border guards

Published 2019-01-19 16:39:40 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:30 P.M.) – The Hawar News Agency released a detailed report that highlighted all of the topics that are going to be discussed with the Syrian government. According to the report, the following is the Syrian Democratic Council’s (SDF) roadmap to peace: 1.Unity of the Syrian land 2… Read on ->

Tags: SAA, SDF, Syria


Four countries ask the SDF to extradite ISIS terrorists back hom

Published 2019-01-19 16:18:54 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – At least four countries have called on the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to extradite their citizens that were captured while fighting with the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) in Syria, the ANF News Agency reported on Saturday. According to the ANF news report, Indonesia, Russia, Morocco, and… Read on ->

Tags: ISIS, SDF


Jihadists release gruesome footage of up-close attack on Syrian soldiers

Published 2019-01-19 15:46:41 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:30 P.M.) – The jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham have released a gruesome go-pro video of one of their fighters shooting two Syrian soldiers up-close in the northern countryside of the Hama Governorate. The Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham fighter’s go-pro footage shows him running up on two Syrian… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Syria


Trump to meet families of 4 Americans killed in Syria

Published 2019-01-19 15:29:26 by News Desk in Syria, World-News

US President Donald Trump announced Saturday a trip to the Dover air force base in Delaware to meet the families of who he described as four very special people who died serving the country. While he did not specify who they were, the families are likely to be those of… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, Trump, US


UAE-backed special forces kill 2 Al-Qaeda terrorists in west Yemen

Published 2019-01-19 15:19:35 by News Desk in Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 P.M.) – The UAE-backed special forces in the Taiz governorate eliminated two terrorists from the Al-Qaeda of the Arabian Peninsula group on Saturday. According to local reports, the UAE-backed Yemeni forces eliminated the two Al-Qaeda terrorists while combing through the Al-Khida area of the Taiz Governorate. No… Read on ->

Tags: Taiz, UAE, Yemen

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Russian FM says all Syrian territories should be returned to gov’t

Published 2019-01-19 15:04:24 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:45 P.M.) – During his joint press conference with his German counterpart Heiko Maas in Moscow on Frida, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said all Syrian territories should be returned to the government. Lavrov said that if some nations want to stop terrorists in Syria, they should return… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria


New video shows aftermath of failed militant attack from US-held Tanf region

Published 2019-01-19 14:48:40 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:30 P.M.) – A new video from the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) was released this week that showed the aftermath of a failed infiltration attempt by an unknown group of militants near the US-held Tanf region. As shown in the short video below, the Syrian Arab Army… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, Tanf


Syria’s return to Arab League is ‘inevitable’: official

Published 2019-01-19 14:27:52 by News Desk in Middleeast, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:10 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Republic’s return to the Arab League is ‘inevitable’, Arab League Assistant Secretary-General Hossam Zaki said on Friday, as reported by Asharq Al-Aswat. “In 2011, Syria’s membership was suspended. The country was not expelled from the Arab League. Its return is, therefore, normal,”… Read on ->

Tags: Syria


Russia allegedly warns Israel against launching attacks near Damascus Airport

Published 2019-01-19 13:59:33 by News Desk in Middleeast, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:40 P.M.) – The Russian Federation has allegedly warned Israel against launching any more attacks near the Damascus International Airport, Al-Quds Al-Araby reported on Friday. Citing Russian military officials, the London-based publication claimed that Moscow warned the Israeli forces against attacking east Damascus as they were preparing to… Read on ->

Tags: Damascus, Israel, Russia, Syria


Turkey will create safe zone to stop Syrian Army from retaking territory: report

Published 2019-01-19 13:42:54 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:30 P.M.) – Turkey will create a 30 kilometer deep safe zone that will be free of any fighters from the People’s Protection Units (YPG) and Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), the Daily Sabah reported on Saturday. Furthermore, the Turkish publication claimed that the new safe zone will also… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, Turkey


Breaking: Syrian Army launches heavy attack on rebel bases near Turkish military post

Published 2019-01-19 13:26:00 by Leith Aboufadel in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:10  P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched a heavy attack against the Turkish-backed rebels in the northern countryside of the Hama Governorate this morning. According to a military source in nearby Mhardeh, the Syrian Arab Army’s Republican Guard unleashed a flurry of missiles and artillery shells… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Morek, Syria, Turkey


Iraqi forces eliminate over 30 ISIS terrorists inside Syria

Published 2019-01-19 13:13:01 by News Desk in Iraq, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 P.M.) – The Iraqi-led Hashd Al-Sha’abi forces reportedly killed a large number of Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) terrorists during a new attack on Friday morning. According to the official media wing of Hashd Al-Sha’abi, their forces managed to kill and wound over 35 Islamic State fighters on Friday… Read on ->

Tags: Iraq, ISIS, Syria


Syrian Army sends entire division to Idlib front

Published 2019-01-19 12:55:55 by Leith Aboufadel in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army continued their mass build-up of troops in northwest Syria this week, as their high command ordered another division to deploy to the Idlib front. According to a military report from the Hama province, the Syrian Arab Army deployed their 9th Division,… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


US court confirms arrest of Press TV journalist, says she will be released after testimony

Published 2019-01-19 12:37:58 by News Desk in Iran, World-News

A US court has confirmed that Marzieh Hashemi, an American-born journalist who works for the Iranian state-owned media outlet Press TV, had been arrested in the US city of St. Lous and that she will be released after she testifies before a grand jury. The court order said that Hashemi,… Read on ->

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Tags: Iran, Press_TV


US military sends large armored convoy to Manbij (video)

Published 2019-01-19 11:41:55 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:30 A.M.) – A large convoy of U.S. armored vehicles made its way to the key city of Manbij in the Aleppo countryside this week, the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported. According to the SOHR report, the U.S. military sent the armored convoy to reinforce… Read on ->

Tags: Manbij, Syria


Indonesian jihadist killed by Syrian Army in southern Idlib

Published 2019-01-19 11:28:01 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:20 A.M.) – An Indonesian jihadist was killed during an attack on a Syrian Arab Army (SAA) post in the southern countryside of the Idlib Governorate, opposition activists reported on Saturday. According to the reports, the Indonesian jihadist was a member of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham, which is the… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Russia to supply Serbian military with Mi-35, Mi-17 choppers

Published 2019-01-19 11:18:15 by News Desk in World-News

Russia will supply seven Mi-35 and three Mi-17 helicopters to Serbia, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said in his address to the nation following Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Belgrade. “Serbia is satisfied with its military-technical cooperation with Russia. We have agreed to purchase seven Mi-35 and three Mi-17 helicopters,”… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Serbia


Two American ISIS fighters captured in eastern Syria

Published 2019-01-19 11:09:27 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:45 A.M.) – The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced on Friday evening that their troops had captured two American Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) terrorists in eastern Syria this week. The SDF’s official media wing said in their statement that the two Americans were captured while their troops were attacking… Read on ->

Tags: ISIS, Syria


Jihadist special forces kill several Syrian Army soldiers in southern Idlib

Published 2019-01-19 10:52:51 by Leith Aboufadel in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 A.M.) – The special forces of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham carried out a powerful ambush in the southern countryside of the Idlib Governorate last night. Under the cover night, the Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham fighters began their attack by sneaking past the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) scouts near the… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


US senator meets with Erdogan to discuss Syrian conflict

Published 2019-01-19 10:22:04 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hosted US Republican Senator Lindsey Graham in Ankara on Friday. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu was also present at the meeting. “[We] discussed recent developments in Syria and Turkey-US bilateral relations,” said Cavusoglu later in a Twitter statement. The meeting came shortly after an attack… Read on ->

Tags: Erdogan, Syria, Turkey


Turkish Army attacks Syrian Kurds in northern Aleppo

Published 2019-01-19 01:30:56 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

The Turkish troops, deployed in Syria’s Afrin, opened fire on Friday at the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in response to the latter’s fire from the city of Tall Rifat, the Turkish Defense Ministry said in a statement. “Units of the Turkish Armed Forces, deployed in Afrin, gave a relevant response to the… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Syria, Turkey


Lebanese FM demands restoration of Syria’s Arab League membership

Published 2019-01-19 01:05:28 by News Desk in Lebanon, Syria

Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil called for the restoration of Syria’s membership in the Arab League as Arab ministers convened in Beirut on Friday, for a ministerial meeting ahead of Arab Economic and Social Development summit planned for January 20. “Syria should return to us … Syria should be in… Read on ->

Tags: Lebanon, Syria


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