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Liberating occupied Golan Heights from Israel high priority: Jaafari

Published 2019-07-23 23:30:15 by News Desk in Middleeast, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:20 P.M.) – Syria’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Dr. Bashar Al-Jaafari, stated at a U.N. session on Tuesday that the occupied Golan Heights is an integral part of Syria and its liberation is a high priority. “Israel’s continued occupation of Arab lands represents the most dangerous challenge to the credibility and prestige of the international law’s rules and conventions,” Dr. Jaafari said at a session for UN Security Council. The Syrian diplomat highlighted U.N. Resolution 497, which reaffirmed the Golan Heights as Syrian territory. “The Israeli occupation entity still launches attacks on Syria to offer support… Read on ->

Tags: Golan, Syria


Russian and Chinese air forces conduct first joint patrol over Asia-Pacific

Published 2019-07-23 23:19:05 by News Desk in World-News

Russia’s Aerospace Force and China’s Air Force carried out joint air patrol for the first time in the Asia-Pacific region, the Russian Defense Ministry announced on Tuesday. The joint air patrol involved Tu-95MS bombers on Russia’s part and H-6K aircraft on China’s part, the ministry stated. “On July 23, 2019, the Aerospace Force of Russia and the Air Force of the People’s Liberation Army of China conducted the first joint air patrol by long-range aircraft in the Asia-Pacific region,” the ministry issued a statement. The group of strategic bombers comprising two Russian Tu-95MS aircraft and two Chinese H-6K planes (a version of… Read on ->

Tags: China, Russia


Syrian Army strikes back against foreign jihadists in northern Latakia: video

Published 2019-07-23 19:51:59 by News Desk in Syria

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:40 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) carried out a retaliatory attack against the jihadist rebels in northern Latakia after the latter fired rockets towards Tishreen University. According to a field report, the Syrian Arab Army heavily targeted the positions of the foreign-led Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP) in the Jabal Turkmen and Jabal Al-Akrad regions of the Latakia Governorate. As shown in the Sputnik News Agency’s video below, the Syrian Army concentrated their artillery and missiles on the jihadist-held areas near the Turkish border.

Tags: Latakia, Syria


Turkish Army attack allegedly kills SDF fighters in northern Syria

Published 2019-07-23 18:57:17 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:40 P.M.) – The Turkish Army carried out a heavy attack on Tuesday against the Kurdish-led forces in northern Syria. According to opposition activists, the Turkish Army attack resulted in the death of five fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). This attack was allegedly carried out on several SDF points near the key border city of Ras Al-Ayn in the northwestern countryside of the Al-Hasakah Governorate. The Turkish Army attack was reportedly carried out in response to a rocket that was fired from the Ras Al-Ayn area into southern Turkey. The Turkish Ministry of Defense said they… Read on ->

Tags: Hasakah, SDF, Syria


Missiles used in Iraq attack match those used by Israel on Syria: media

Published 2019-07-23 18:28:48 by News Desk in Iraq, Middleeast, Syria

Israel may be behind Thursday night’s mystery drone attack on an alleged Iranian-backed militia base in Amirli, northeastern Iraq, Kuwait’s Al-Jarida newspaper has alleged, citing a source in Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. According to Al-Jarida’s source, the attack on the militia depot, which contained stocks of short- and medium-range missiles, as well as a militia headquarters building, was allegedly carried out by an aircraft flying out of an American base near the Syrian-Jordan-Iraqi border, possibly al-Tanf. The source claimed that the preliminary results of a forensic investigation by the Iraqi government have suggested that they were the same type… Read on ->

Tags: Iraq, Israel, Syria


Iran to link Tehran to Damascus with reopening of eastern Syria crossing

Published 2019-07-23 18:12:55 by News Desk in Iran, Iraq, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:40 P.M.) – Earlier this week, an Iraqi official revealed to the Sputnik News Agency that Baghdad is preparing to reopen the Al-Qa’im crossing with Syria. This agreement by Baghdad and Damascus will see the first official crossing that links Syria and Iraq since the Islamic State’s (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) defeat. However, the reopening of the Al-Qa’im crossing is not only good news for the Syrian and Iraqi governments, but it is also a major victory for Iran, who has plans to build a railroad from Tehran to Beirut. It has been no secret that Iran sees the border city… Read on ->

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Tags: Iran, Iraq, Syria


Israeli Air Force ‘accidentally’ fired missile into Syria

Published 2019-07-23 15:21:23 by News Desk in Middleeast, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:45 P.M.) – The Israeli Air Force ‘accidentally’ fired a missile into Syrian territory last month, Israel’s Channel 12 News reported on Monday. According to the Channel 12 report, the incident occurred on June 28th over the occupied Golan Heights. The report said the Israeli warplane scrambled to a suspicious airborne target that was approaching the occupied Golan Heights. During the interception, the Israeli Air Force pilot fired an air-to-air missile, which later landed in Syrian territory after it became apparent that it was a “false target”. The Syrian Armed Forces did not mention the incident and it… Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Syria


South Korean fighters fired 360 warning shots toward Russian warplane

Published 2019-07-23 13:57:47 by News Desk in World-News

South Korean fighter jets fired about 360 warning shots towards a Russian warplane that had allegedly entered the country’s airspace, the Yonhap news agency reported on Tuesday, citing South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff. According to the news agency, the South Korean Air Force fired a total of 20 flares and about 360 warning shots towards the Russian warplane from a distance of around one kilometer. The incident occurred over the Liancourt Rocks located in the Sea of Japan. The South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff alleged earlier on Tuesday that three Russian and two Chinese warplanes had violated the… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, South_Korea


Turkey launches heavy retaliatory attack in northern Syria

Published 2019-07-23 13:22:19 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 P.M.) – The Turkish Armed Forces launched a heavy retaliatory attack on Tuesday after a rocket fired from northern Syria hit the Turkish province of Sanliurfa. According to the Turkish Ministry of Defense, the rocket fired from Syria hit the Ceylanpinar District, killing one aid worker and wounding a half dozen bystanders. The Turkish Ministry of Defense later said on Twitter that Turkish forces had responded to the rocket fire and had hit and destroyed seven targets on the Syrian side of the border in self-defense. They would later accuse the Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG) of… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, Turkey


Russian Air Force steps up attack on militant stronghold in southern Idlib

Published 2019-07-23 12:47:58 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:30 P.M.) – The Russian Air Force has continued their strikes over the Idlib Governorate this week, targeting several sites under the control of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham. According to a military report from the nearby Hama Governorate, the Russian Air Force conducted several raids over the southern countryside of the Idlib Governorate on Tuesday. The report said the Russian Air Force concentrated most of their strikes on the militant stronghold of Khan Sheikhoun and its surrounding points, which are controlled by Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and Jaysh Al-Izza. Over the last 72 hours, the Syrian and Russian air forces… Read on ->

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Tags: Idlib, Syria


Iran claims 17 CIA operatives captured

Published 2019-07-23 12:32:08 by News Desk in Iran

According to semi-official Fars news agency citing an Iranian intelligence ministry official, 17 CIA-trained spies have been identified. “Some were sentenced to death and some to long-term imprisonment,” a ministry official said. “The rulings for these spies have been issued and a number of them will be executed as corruptors on Earth,” the director-general of the intelligence ministry’s counterespionage department said as quoted by the Fars news agency. “Some were approached when they were applying for a visa, while others had visas from before and were pressured by the CIA in order to renew them,” he added. ​According to reports, spies… Read on ->

Tags: CIA, Iran, US


Turkey will launch military operation in northern Syria if safe zone is not established

Published 2019-07-23 11:04:32 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:45 A.M.) – Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu stated on Monday that if a safe zone is not established in northern Syria, the Turkish Armed Forces and their allied rebels will launch a military operation east of the Euphrates. Citing Cavusoglu’s interview with TGRT Haber, the Reuters News Agency reported that the Turkish Foreign Minister said he hoped an agreement would be reached with the U.S. special envoy for Syria, James Jeffrey, in the coming days as the latter visits Turkey to discuss a potential deal. Reuters reported that Cavusoglu said talks with the United States on the… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, Turkey


Iran possesses images of US ships in Persian Gulf: naval chief

Published 2019-07-23 10:35:30 by News Desk in Iran

Iran’s navy chief has said that Iran observes all US vessels operating in the Persian Gulf region and has a large archive of images of their daily movements. “We observe all enemy ships, particularly America, point-by-point from their origin until the moment they enter the region,” Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi, commander of Iran’s navy, said on Tuesday as quoted by the Young Journalists Club local news agency. “We have complete images and a large archive of the daily and moment-by-moment traffic of the coalition forces and America,” he added, explaining that the images were captured by Iranian drones. His comments… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, US


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