Tag Archives: Syria

From the Golan, Iran is paving the way for a new war in Lebanon

Huda al Husseini

By : Huda al Husseini ‘Harkat al Nujaba’ or the ‘Movement of the Nobles’ is not temerarious enough to contend the Arabic language printed by the Iranians on placards carried by masked members to declare the formation of the Golan

Air strikes kill 16 civilians near Damascus, 16 in Idlib

At least 16 civilians were killed and dozens wounded on Saturday in an air strike on a rebel-held area outside Damascus, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said. It said it was not immediately clear who was responsible for

Washington sanctions 30 entities and individuals linked to Iran

Washington has sanctioned 30 entities and individuals linked to Iran.

The US administration has imposed sanctions on 30 foreign entities and individuals for transferring sensitive technology to Iran’s missile program or for violating export restrictions on the Islamic Republic, North Korea, and Syria. The State Department announced in a statement

Syrian rivals tackle governance, terrorism at UN talks

Syrian rivals will tackle all agenda items at peace talks this week, including political transition, the United Nations mediator Staffan de Mistura said on Friday, warning not to expect “miracles.” The fifth round of stalled UN-backed negotiations have started in

Hezbollah and the gullible Arabs

Mohammed Al Shaikh

By : Mohammed Al Shaikh The Russians would not save Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his regime without Israeli approval. It is widely known that Israel has normal, if not strong, relations with Russia. Tense relations are neither in Israel

Syria: Six years of an orphaned revolt

Eyad Abu Shakra

By : Eyad Abu Shakra Marine Le Pen, the French extreme right’s presidential candidate, clearly summed up how the West regards the Syrian Revolt, which erupted six years ago. In an interview with Al-Arabiya TV channel, she replied to a

Iranian militias support Assad in Damascus battle

The official website of Harakat al Nujaba militia has published pictures showing the presence of its elements in the vicinity of Damascus, to support the head of the Syrian regime Bashar al Assad in his war against the Syrian opposition,

Syrian SDF forces reach Tabqa dam; US, French forces reach Euphrates dam

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have reached the entrance to the Tabqa dam where they are clashing with ISIS, Jihan Sheikh Ahmed, the SDF’s spokeswoman for the campaign to drive the extremist group from Raqqa, said on Friday. The

Syrian opposition calls for direct negotiations at the Geneva talks

After the preliminary talks that took place Thursday, the Geneva talks on Syria are expected to begin on Friday with substantive talks between the participating delegations. In this context, the spokesman of the Supreme Commission for Negotiations Salem al Mosalat

Russians bombing Syrian rebels near Hama

Russian warplanes are taking part in air strikes against insurgents to help repel a major attack on Syrian government-held areas near the city of Hama, a Syrian military source said on Friday. Rebel groups spearheaded by extremist insurgents launched the

Syrian troops besiege ISIS stronghold

Syrian government forces are besieging the last ISIS stronghold in the northern province of Aleppo, weeks after launching an offensive to retake the entire province, state media and an opposition monitoring group reported Thursday. The push on Deir Hafer comes

US military helping operation to seize strategic dam near Syria’s Raqqa

The US military provided air and artillery support – and transported local forces – in an offensive for a vitally important dam near the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa in Syria, officials said Wednesday. Tabqa Dam at the southern end of

Trump administration hosting first meeting of anti-ISIS coalition

Foreign ministers from 68 countries meet in Washington on Wednesday to agree on the next steps to defeat ISIS, the first such gathering of the US-led military coalition since the election of President Donald Trump in November. The meeting will

Syrian rebels press major assault near Hama

Syrian rebels advanced to within a few kilometers of the government-held city of Hama on Wednesday in a major assault in the western region of Syria critically important to President Bashar al-Assad, a war monitor reported. The offensive, spearheaded by

US-led coalition air-drops forces in Raqqa province

The US-led coalition has air-dropped US and allied Syrian forces near Tabqa in Raqqa province, expanding a campaign by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) militias against ISIS, the SDF said on Wednesday. The operation aims both to capture the al-Tabqa

Turkish soldier killed by sniper fire from Kurdish-controlled Syria

A Turkish soldier was killed by a sniper shot from across the border in a Kurdish-controlled part of northwestern Syria, the Turkish military said on Wednesday. The soldier was killed in the Turkish border province of Hatay. The shooting came

33 dead in US-led raid on school in northern Syria

At least 33 people were killed in a US-led coalition strike on a school used as a center for displaced people near a militant-held Syrian town, a monitor said Wednesday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the strike south

Saudi Arabia, France emphasize the importance of drying out terror funding

Syrian rebels including a powerful alliance of militant groups said they launched a new offensive near the city of Hama in the central part of western Syria on Tuesday. The rebels attacked government positions in the town of Soran and

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