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Damascus, Syria (9:05 A.M.) - Jaysh Al-Islam (army of Islam) launched a powerful counter-offensive in the East Ghouta region of rural Damascus on Tuesday, targeting the farms near Al-Reyhan that were captured by the Syrian armed forces over the ...
SOCHI (Sputnik) - Turkey is interested in the territorial integrity of the Syrian state, which means that the goals of Ankara and Damascus regarding the issue coincide, Turkey's former Foreign Minister Yasar Yakis said at a session of Valdai ...

Damascus, Syria (12:50 P.M.) - The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) destroyed a large convoy of jihadist vehicles traveling to the contested town of Khan Al-Sheih on Tuesday morning.
Last week, Damascus and Moscow stopped carrying out airstrikes in eastern Aleppo and opened a number of humanitarian corridors for those wishing to escape the areas of the city controlled by terrorists and rebels, in the hope that the temporary truce ...
Damascus, Syria (12:00 P.M.) - The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) resumed their large-scale offensive in the East Ghouta region of rural Damascus on Monday ...
Industry Minister Hussein al-Hajj Hassan of Hizbullah held talks Monday in Damascus with Syrian Prime Minister Imad Khamis.

militants of the Islamic State are seen in a jihadi training camp north of Syria. File photo. Read More. Kurdish National Council condemns Turkey's intervention in ...
Following yesterday's territorial gains in the West Ghouta pocket, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) sliced through the rebels' defensive line once again and took control of the Buwydah farms, thus securing a further 400 meters on Saturday and establishing ...
Damascus, Syria - The Syrian regime has recently been trying to portray life in areas under its control as glamorous, leading followers of the Syrian Arab news agency (SANA) page and the Ministry of Tourism on facebook to think that Syria is living a ...
At least 14 militants were killed as the Syrian Army on Friday foiled an attack by rebels in capital Damascus, a source said.
In this photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense group known as the White Helmets, Syrians inspect damaged buildings after airstrikes by government helicopters on the rebel-held Aleppo neighborhood of Mashhad, Syria. Photo: PTI ...
Damascus, Syria (4:00 P.M.) - The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has made remarkable progress at the rural Damascus front over the last three years, seizing large chunks of both the West Ghouta and East Ghouta.
Damascus, Syria (10:10 P.M.) - Thousands of Syrian civilians poured into the streets of Qudsiyah on Monday to celebrate the expulsion of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and Jabhat Fateh Al-Sham (formerly Al-Nusra Front) from this imperative Damascene ...
More than a year after arriving in Germany, Sami Farah, a 23-year-old music therapist from war-torn Syria, is finally putting down roots in his new home - Berlin.
Damascus, Syria (3:40 P.M.) - The Islamist rebels officially surrendered both the Hamah and Qudsiyah suburbs of Damascus to the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) on Friday morning.
Damascus, Syria (8:25 A.M.) - The Islamist rebels are preparing to surrender another important suburb of Damascus on Wednesday after completing another round of successful negotiations with the Syrian government.
From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (1000 - 1800 GMT/UTC) Russian bombers will be grounded, and Syrian troops will hold their ground fire to allow civilians, as well as the wounded, to flee the besieged rebel-held sector of Aleppo.
Damascus, Syria (4:30 A.M.) - The Syrian Arab Army's 105th Brigade of the Republican Guard launched a counter-offensive in the East Ghouta region of ...
Damascus, Syria (10:10 P.M.) - Thousands of Syrian civilians poured into the streets of Qudsiyah on Monday to celebrate the expulsion of the Free Syrian Ar.
As civil war rages in Syria , its outcome has become of vital importance to Iraqis who see the fight there as another front in the battle they face at home.
Russia said all participants in talks in Lausanne had agreed Syrians should decide their own future.
Sami Farah, a young Syrian refugee, tells the BBC he is relieved to have a job in Berlin but anxious about his future.
Russia has criticized the US for not doing enough to rein in the anti-Damascus militants in Syria to protect the truce, saying continued breaches of the ceasefire by militants made it "senseless" for Syrian authorities to stand committed to the agreement.
The United States accused Syria's government of conducting the attack, which it estimated killed around 1,400 people, but Damascus denied responsibility and blamed rebels. Making the film was an emotional but necessary experience for Husari and his ...
Damascus, Syria (3:40 P.M.) - The Islamist rebels officially surrendered both the Hamah and Qudsiyah suburbs of Damascus to the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) ...
Relations between Moscow and Ankara soured after a Turkish fighter downed a Russian frontline bomber near the Syrian border in November 2015 and started improving after Ankara apologized in June.
Al-Hameh and Qudsaya, neighboring, rebel-held towns roughly 10km northwest of the Syrian capital along the Damascus-Beirut highway, had been negotiating a truce with the regime amidst heavy aerial and ground bombardment since the latter attempted ...
rebel fighter by day, artist by night - a young Syrian's street art offers a sharp commentary on the country's civil war.
Damascus, Syria (10:15 A.M.) - A joint Syrian Arab Army (SAA) force comprised of soldiers from the 1st, 4th, and 7th divisions launched a new assault near the strategic town of Deir Khabiyeh in the West Ghouta region of rural Damascus today.
Damascus has given a green light for UN convoys to deliver aid to 25 of 29 besieged and hard-to-reach areas across Syria, diplomats said. But, crucially, not to the eastern districts in Aleppo that are controlled by rebels. The move by Damascus comes ...
"On October 12, starting from 11:30am, the neighborhood in Damascus where the Russian Embassy is located was subjected to mortar fire for nearly two hours from the Jobar district controlled by extremists," an official statement from the Foreign ...
Syria's Damascus and its neighboring suburbs are seeing unprecedented gatherings of crowds as Shiite militias and Assad regime forces take a break from the conflict to commemorate the annual Ashoura ceremonies.
Syrian forces on Wednesday pounded the opposition-held eastern suburbs of Damascus known as Ghouta, including a series of airstrikes on Saqba, Arbeen and Kfarbatna.
pro-government forces have intensified operations in the area of the Syrian capital, Damascus. On October 11, the Syrian Army and the National Defense Forces (NDF) seized the town of Rayhan from Jaish al-Islam militants in Eastern Ghouta. This allowed ...
Russia's upper house of the parliament has approved an agreement with the Damascus government that allows the Russian Air Force to stay indefinitely in Syria. On Wednesday, a total of 158 of 170 senators at the Federation Council voted in favor of the ...
Armed militants in western Damascus handed over their heavy and medium weaponry to the Syrian authorities as part of a deal they had made earlier this week to be evacuated from Al-Hama and Qudsaya.
The official claimed that Ban is among those "legally and morally" responsible for the current situation in Syria, as he opted to act in line with the policies of "some countries" towards Damascus. He also accused the UN chief of providing political ...
Damascus, Syria (3:40 P.M.) - For the first time in several months, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and their Palestinian allies have entered the Yarmouk refugee camp of southern Damascus after being forced to withdraw earlier this year.
... recently delivered speeches in Tehran and Damascus commemorating the first anniversary of the death of Brigadier General Hossein Hamedani, the most senior IRGC commander killed in the Syrian civil war. IRGC-QF commander Major General Qassem ...
Damascus, Syria (2:20 A.M.) - Jaysh Al-Islam (army of Islam) launched a counter-offensive inside the East Ghouta region of rural Damascus on Monday, targeting the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) held farms outside the key town of Al-Reyhan.
(TASS) A total of 47 ceasefire violations by armed groups were reported during the day in Syria, including 29 - in the province of Aleppo, 14 - in the province of Damascus, four - in the province of Hama, and three - in the Province of Latakia, the ...
"Russia and Syria must stop the indiscriminate bombing now and abide by the rules of war to avoid the extreme suffering of the unprotected civilian population," said Pablo Marco, MSF's operations manager for the Middle East.
Damascus, Syria (8:20 A.M.) - A Syrian Army unit operating in southwest Damascus carried out a powerful missile strike against a group of jihadist rebels crossing-over from the Lebanese border on Monday.
In the interview, Ayrault called the Russian and Syrian bombings in Aleppo "war crimes" and said France "shall contact the International Criminal Court prosecutor to see how she can launch these investigations.
The Syrian and Russian governments are seeking to end the insurgent presence in Aleppo before the end of the year, an official Syrian source has told The Irish Times. This is because there is serious concern in Damascus about a potential change in US ...






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