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Breaking: Intense clashes breakout for second straight night in northern Syria

Published 2019-09-06 23:39:18 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:20 P.M.) – For the second night in a row, an intense firefight broke out between the Turkish-backed militants and Kurdish-led forces in the Aleppo countryside. According to reports from northern Syria, a fierce clash broke out between the Turkish-backed National Liberation Front and Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG) west of the strategic town of ‘Azaz in northern Aleppo. No casualties or advances have been reported by either side. On Thursday evening, a similar firefight took place between the NLF and YPG; it would end with both sides ceasing hostilities during the wee hours of the morning. Despite… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Syria


Denmark to deploy military to Syria: Pentagon

Published 2019-09-06 21:57:57 by News Desk in Syria

The Danish military will deploy soldiers to northeast Syria to assist the US-led coalition in the fight against Daesh, Chief Pentagon Spokesman Jonathan Hoffman said in a statement on Friday. “The United States welcomes the announcement by the Danish Government to make a military deployment to Syria in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and to continue to share the burden and responsibilities of this important mission,” Hoffman said. “Our Danish partners will work with the residual US military force in northeast Syria to support stability and security.” Earlier this year, the US admitted that forces of the coalition had killed at least… Read on ->

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Tags: Denmark, Syria


Portuguese ISIS commander that lived in UK has been captured in Syria

Published 2019-09-06 21:39:30 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 P.M.) – The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) arrested a senior member of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) in the eastern region of Syria this week. According to the Xeber 24 news site, the SDF arrested Niru Sariva during an operation inside the city of Baghouz in the Deir Ezzor Governorate. Sariva, a Portuguese national, was reportedly a commander of one of the Islamic State’s foreign battalions in eastern Syria before his capture by the Syrian Democratic Forces. Xeber 24 noted that Sariva was the commander of ISIS’ foreign militants’ battalion and was in charge of abducting and executing… Read on ->

Tags: ISIS, Syria


Iranian tanker previously detained in Gibraltar allegedly offloads oil in Syria

Published 2019-09-06 19:54:50 by News Desk in Iran, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:15 P.M.) – The Iranian oil tanker, ADRIAN DARYA (previously Grace 1), that was previously detained in Gibraltar has allegedly offloaded its cargo in Syria, the Middle East Eye reported. According to the Middle East Eye, the ADRIAN DARYA offloaded at least 55 percent of its cargo, a similar claim made to Al-Masdar from a Lebanese journalist that asked to remain anonymous. The journalist added that the cargo on the ADRIAN DARYA oil tanker is worth approximately $130 million (U.S.). At the same time, a Syrian source in Damascus told Al-Masdar that the oil was delivered using several… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Syria


Jihadists reportedly blocking Turkish forces from key highway in northwest Syria

Published 2019-09-06 18:43:44 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:15 P.M.) – Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham is reportedly causing problems in northwestern Syria today as their opposition activists claim the jihadist group is blocking a key highway inside the Idlib Governorate. According to opposition reports, Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham is blocking the Turkish Armed Forces from establishing an observation post along the Aleppo-Latakia Highway (var. M-4 Highway). The reports say Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham was preventing the Turkish troops from specifically establishing an observation post along the highway between the cities of Jisr Al-Shughour and Idlib. Turkey wanted to establish this observation post along the Aleppo-Latakia Highway as part of… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria, Turkey


Syrian Army, SDF reach agreement to open new crossing in Euphrates region

Published 2019-09-06 16:07:01 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have reportedly reached an agreement to open a new crossing in the Euphrates River Valley region. According to a military source in the area, the Syrian Army and SDF reached an agreement to open a crossing between their territories near the town of Al-Salihiyah in southeastern Deir Ezzor. The crossing will allow civilians access to both sides of the Euphrates River Valley in Deir Ezzor and promote commerce and trade between these areas. The Syrian Army and SDF already have a few crossings in northern… Read on ->

Tags: SAA, SDF, Syria


Two Russian Su-34 jets collide in mid-air

Published 2019-09-06 15:23:14 by News Desk in World-News

During a training flight in the Lipetsk region, two Su-34 fighter-bomber planes collided; fortunately, the pilots managed to land both planes, the Russian news media outlet REN-TV reported. According to reports, the warplanes made contact with one another in the air due to a loss of visual contact. “The leader hit the wingman with the end of the wing by the cockpit; while trying to turn their jets away, they collided again. At the same time, debris got into the engine of one of the planes,” an unnamed source told REN-TV media outlet. Both aircraft managed to land successfully and… Read on ->

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Tags: Russia


Asma Assad visits prosthetics center in Syria’s Tartous

Published 2019-09-06 10:26:14 by Zen Adra in Syria

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (10:25 A.M) – Syria’s first lady, Asma Assad, paid a visit, yesterday, to the prosthetics and rehabilitation center located in the coastal city of Tartous before meeting several injured soldiers. The visit aimed at examining the services delivered by the center to injured soldiers, and providing all necessary support to boost these services. The center is helping several Syrian Army soldiers who have had one of their limbs amputated during battles against terrorist groups across the country. After that, the first lady visited a number of injured SAA soldiers who have benefited from the services provided by prosthetics… Read on ->

Tags: Asma Assad, Bashar Assad, Syria, Tartous


Fierce clashes breakout between Turkish-backed militants and Kurdish forces

Published 2019-09-06 02:44:35 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:25 A.M.) – A series of clashes broke out this morning between the Turkish-backed militants and the Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG) in the eastern countryside of the Aleppo Governorate. According to a report from eastern Aleppo, the clashes broke out between the Turkish-backed National Liberation Front and YPG at the small town of Owlishli near Qabaseen. No casualties or advances have been reported this morning. Despite the recent implementation of a safe zone in some parts of northern Syria, the situation remains rather tense between the YPG and Turkish-backed militants in the Aleppo Governorate. Turkey considers the… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Syria


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