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"If President Trump had ordered the strike only to show that the US responded to [Syrian President Bashar] Assad's use of chemical weapons, then that goal has been achieved," Israel's Ynetnews quoted a senior defense official as saying. "But if there was another objective — such as paralyzing the ability to launch ...
A second administration official noted that "we have seen a consistent pattern of the Syrian regime resorting to the use of chemical weapons." The US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, told the Security Council on Friday that the US assesses that Assad "has used chemical weapons in the Syrian war at ...

Only 11 Syrian refugees have been admitted to the United States this year, down from more than 2,400 during the same period in 2017, even though Syria remains convulsed by a civil war that reached another crisis point this month when President Bashar al-Assad's regime appeared to attack the city of ...
Another administration official laid out evidence on Saturday for the United States' conclusion that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government was behind the chemical weapons attack; that included eyewitness accounts of Syrian government helicopters circling the site of the attack on April 7 and ...
Two US officials tell CNN's Jim Sciutto a military reaction is not the end of the US response to Syria's chemical weapons attacks, with a senior administration official saying "this isn't over." Source: CNN · CNN Original Series on CNNgo. Watch Full episode on. Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown.
This photo released Saturday, March 24, 2018, by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows Syrian government forces overseeing the evacuation by buses of rebel fighters and their families in Arbeen, in the eastern Ghouta region near Damascus, Syria. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says ...

The fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has slowed in the Middle Euphrates River Valley, McKenzie said. Some Syrian Democratic Forces have moved from the battle in the south to Afrin, where Turkish forces have surrounded Kurdish SDF forces. “That has had an effect on our ability to finish off ...
“In 2017, documentation of violations of children's rights during the conflict – by all sides – was the highest since the beginning of the conflict. Simply put, 2017 was the deadliest year of the Syrian war for children,” Mr. Moumtzis told the Council. The Syria Monitoring and Reporting Mechanism verified that in ...
BEIRUT, Lebanon — Rebel snipers are preventing Syrian civilians from leaving the besieged area of eastern Ghouta through a corridor opened this week by the government to facilitate evacuations, a United Nations official said. The official, who entered the area with a relief convoy earlier this week, added ...
AMMAN, March 5 (KUNA) -- An aid convoy crossed into Syria's eastern Ghouta on Monday, after a ceasefire was concluded in the enclave, said the UN ... Earlier today, a World Health Organization (WHO) official said Syrian authorities had removed up to 70 percent of the medical supplies from the UN ...
A senior United Nations official in Syria, who is accompanying an aid convoy attempting to enter the besieged eastern Ghouta area, told Reuters on ... that are part of an inter-agency convoy heading into the besieged Syrian enclave of eastern Ghouta, a World Health Organization (WHO) official told Reuters ...
Dozens of aid convoys entered Syria's eastern Ghouta on Monday, bringing the first relief to the besieged enclave since one of the deadliest government assaults of the seven-year war began two weeks ago. A World Health Organisation (WHO) official said government authorities had stripped most medical ...
ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey has requested that German authorities detain and extradite a Syrian Kurdish politician wanted in the country, Turkish officials and reports said Monday. Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said Turkey asked Germany to extradite Salih Muslim, the former co-chair of the ...
"North Korea has a sordid history of supplying rogue states like Syria with weapons of mass destruction technology for cash," Andrew C. Weber, a former top Pentagon nonproliferation official told The Washington Post. "Given its large and growing arsenal of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons and ...
The Turkish attack on the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in northern Syria is likely to have the same devastating outcome as the Syrian army siege of Eastern Ghouta, destroying everything but failing to capture the area, says a senior Syrian Kurdish leader. The official says it was inevitable that Afrin would come ...
Israel is concerned by what it sees as a policy difference with the U.S. on countering Iranian military entrenchment in Syria, officials say. The issue is going to be discussed again in the White House meeting between Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Trump on Monday. The bottom line: A senior Israeli official who ...
Countries that supported Turkey in the fight against Islamic State terrorist organization (ISIS) don't support Ankara in its struggle against PYD/YPG terrorists in Syrian Afrin, Turkey's EU Affairs Minister Omar Celik said on Feb. 20 according to Turkish media. The EU states and some other countries don't want ...

"This comes in the framework of supporting residents and defending the territorial unity and sovereignty of Syria," the agency added. A senior Kurdish official said on Sunday Syrian Kurdish forces and the Damascus government have reached an agreement for the Syrian army to enter the canton, which was ...
"Pro-regime" forces that attacked a Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) headquarters in northeastern Syria -- and were hit in return by U.S. airstrikes -- included Russian mercenaries, according to a Pentagon official. If Russians are among those who were killed, this would mark the first time a U.S. airstrike has ...
The request from the OPCW Technical Secretariat to the Syrian government was announced just as Russia was telling the U.N. Security Council it would put two draft resolutions on Syria to a vote on Tuesday, after rejecting a similar proposal from the U.S. following an angry debate at the council Monday.
Afrin (Syria) (AFP) - A convoy of pro-government fighters entered Syria's Afrin region on Tuesday, a local official and a monitor told AFP, as Turkey pressed its assault on the ... The YPG has controlled Afrin since Syrian government forces withdrew from Kurdish-majority areas in the country's north in 2012.
The documents which Nina received and gave to the BBC Russian Service show that at least 54 Russian citizens died in Syria in September 2017. This is more than the official number for the entire three-and-a-half years of Russia's Syrian campaign. A Reuters investigation showed that in the first nine ...
According to the Russian defence ministry, 44 official military personnel have died in Syria. The number of dead private military contractors remains unknown. A Reuters investigation showed that at least 131 Russians died in Syria in the first nine months of 2017 - a number thought to include private military ...
Countries that supported Turkey in the fight against Islamic State terrorist organization (ISIS) don't support Ankara in its struggle against PYD/YPG terrorists in Syrian Afrin, Turkey's EU Affairs Minister Omar Celik said on Feb. 20 according to Turkish media. The EU states and some other countries don't want ...
Downing of Israeli F-16 'Strategic Strike Against the Enemy' - Syrian Official. © REUTERS/ ... The downing of the Israeli F-16 fighter by the Syrian Air Defense Forces shows "an important shift in the rules of engagement imposed by Syria," Speaker of People's Assembly Hammouda Sabbagh said Sunday.
For reasons that remain unclear, Syrian government troops and some Russian nationals appear to have attacked a coalition position, near Al Tabiyeh, Syria. .... The official Kremlin stance is that its military deployment in Syria is now centered on two permanent bases, one for Russia's air force and one for its ...
This photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense group known as the White Helmets, shows a civil defense worker carrying a wounded man after airstrikes hit a rebel-held suburb near Damascus, Syria, Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says waves of airstrikes hit at least five ...
"Pro-regime" forces that attacked a Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) headquarters in northeastern Syria -- and were hit in return by U.S. airstrikes -- included Russian mercenaries, according to a Pentagon official. If Russians are among those who were killed, this would mark the first time a U.S. airstrike has ...
He would not confirm whether or not the official Syrian opposition will attend upcoming talks in the Russian resort town of Sochi, scheduled for 29-30 January. Dozens of Syrian rebel factions rejected the Sochi initiative in December, criticising Russia for its attempt to skirt the UN's Geneva-based peace ...
What was missing: While the report's press release tied it to President Trump's national security concerns on immigration reform, a senior administration official speaking in a background briefing failed to connect the foreign-born terrorism convictions with programs like the diversity visa lottery program and ...
The Kurdish official in charge of defending the area, Bahjat Abdo, said the bombardment showed "the bankruptcy of Turkish policies in the face of resistance ... Turkish officials have watched in alarm over the past six years of civil war in Syria as the YPG and the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) ...
BEIRUT, Jan. 15 (Xinhua) -- A UN refugee official said on Monday that Syria is not safe enough for the Syrian refugees living in Lebanon to return to their homes. Scott Craig, an official with the United Nations Higher Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), told Xinhua that the UNHCR determined that the ...
Born in British Somaliland, Warabe studied in Russia and served as a Somali ministry official before moving to Finland and becoming a Finnish citizen in 1999. Warabe is now leader of an opposition party in the self-declared Republic of Somaliland, which broke off from Somalia. In November, he ran for ...
The official told SANA that the Assad-aligned Syrian Arab Army would thwart the "conspiracy, end the presence of the US, its agents and tools in Syria, establish full control over the entire Syrian territory and preserve the country's sovereignty." The US maintains some 2,000 troops in Syria and has said its ...
Zohair Mojahed, an Afghan official in the brigade, said that over 2,000 members of the force were killed while 8,000 others were wounded during the five ... Iranian state television had in recent years broadcast reports on Afghan fighters taking part in the conflict in Syria, reported Agence France Presse.
“We don't have any military base in Syria,” Amir Abdollahian was quoted as saying by the Iranian media on Sunday. He stressed Iran's military advisory role in Syria, and said, “We will continue this presence as far as the Syrian government demands for our presence for military and advisory assistance.”.
A senior UN official also told the BBC that health facilities in Syria had been hit "yet again". Meanwhile, 17 civilians died in air raids in Eastern Ghouta, near Damascus, on Saturday, a monitor said. The most deadly raid was in Hammuriyeh where 12 people, including two children, died, the UK-based Syrian ...
Tehran: More than 2,000 Afghans deployed by Iran have been killed fighting in Syria on the side of President Bashar al-Assad's regime, an official in the volunteer force told Iranian media. The Fatemiyoun Brigade of Afghan "volunteer" recruits has been fighting in Syria for five years, said Zohair Mojahed, ...
Dozens of Syria's leading civil society groups have warned that a planned Russian-sponsored conference is seeking to bypass the UN-led peace process ... Sea resort of Sochi, and is planning to send out over 1,700 invitations to Syrian groups, including to some members of the Syrian official opposition.
BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:05 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Republic has condemned the stances of the U.S. and Israeli regimes in regards to the Iranian protests, an official source at the Foreign Ministry told state-owned Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) today. “The Syrian Arab Republic expresses strong ...
BEIRUT, Jan. 2 (Xinhua) -- Minister of Affairs of the Displaced Moin Merebi said Tuesday that the number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon has dropped in the last two year to below 1 million, stressing that monitoring and keeping registration data would facilitate the return of the displaced in the future.
The official, who asked not to be named because of the secrecy of the talks said the negotiations are in their preliminary stages. Syria's state media did not mention the trapped force but blamed insurgents for the violence saying that they are firing shells into government-controlled areas killing at least one ...
In this photo released on Friday, Dec. 29, 2017 by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian government forces stand on their checkpoint as busses, background, wait to evacuate Syrian militants and their families from Beit Jin village, in the southern province of Daraa, Syria. Dozens of Syrian militants ...
All five official border crossings between Lebanon and Syria are now open and controlled by the Syrian regime. Today, the Qaa border crossing stands right at the Syrian border, whereas it used to be 11 kilometers (7 miles) farther inland, at the entrance of the town. “It shows that we control our land right up ...
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has called U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters "traitors," according to an online statement from his office on December 18. Both Assad's government, which is backed by Russia, and the Kurds, backed by a U.S.-led coalition, have fought the extremist group Islamic State (IS) in ...
A State Department official on Thursday suggested the U.S. military's role in Syria post-Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) will be focused on Iranian activities. David Satterfield, acting assistant secretary for Near Eastern affairs, was responding to a question from Senate Foreign Relations Committee ...
DAMASCUS, Jan. 3 (Xinhua) -- Syria's Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad said Wednesday that the enemies of Syria have moved their battle into Iran after failing to achieve their schemes in Syria, according to state news agency SANA. Referring to the alliance of Iran, Hezbollah and Syria, Mekdad told ...
The tough US rhetoric towards Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Russia can be explained by Washington's deep dissatisfaction over its failure in Syria, Guy Mettan, a Swiss politician and president of the Swiss Press Club, told Radio Sputnik, suggesting that the US is trying to hijack Moscow's ...
In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian citizens pray for rain during the Friday prayer, in Hasakeh city, east Syria, Friday, Dec. 29, 2017. Syrian President Bashar Assad directed imams to pray for rain in this week's prayers through a circular distributed by the Religious Affairs ...
Khayrallah Samadi was killed by a mortar shell, Iran's semi-official Fars ... and Syria by the Russian-backed Syrian forces and allied militias as ...


 

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