war in Syria

Turkey ready to press deeper into Syria after al-Bab victory

Turkey ready to press deeper into Syria after al-Bab victory

Turkey intends to continue its advance into Syria to drive Islamists out of their Raqqa stronghold after securing a strategic town in Syria’s north, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Saturday, Sputnik …

Twin attacks on Homs security bases kill dozens

Twin attacks on Homs security bases kill dozens

Gunmen and suicide bombers have attacked security bases in the western Syrian city of Homs, killing at least 32 people, BBC reports. State TV said the local head of military intelligence was among the dead. Some reports put the death …

FSA #039in control of all neighborhoods#039 in Syria’s Al-Bab

FSA 'in control of all neighborhoods' in Syria’s Al-Bab

Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army forces have taken control of all neighborhoods in Syria’s Al-Bab, Turkish military said Friday. In a statement, the Turkish Chief of General Staff said a sweep operation was ongoing to clear the …

Two Turkish soldiers killed in Al-Bab

Two Turkish soldiers killed in Al-Bab

Two Turkish soldiers were killed in a suicide attack in the city of Al-Bab on Friday, the Turkish prime minister Binali Yildirim said, hours after a suicide bomber attacked Turkish-backed rebels outside the Syrian town. …

Daesh announces withdrawal from Syria#039s Al Bab

Daesh announces withdrawal from Syria's Al Bab

The Islamic State (ISIL or Daesh, outlawed in Russia) terrorist group has started to leave the besieged northern Syrian town of Al Bab, media reports said Thursday. The Daesh has announced the start of its withdrawal …

Mosul airport #039liberated#039 from Isis in battle for western half of Iraq#039s second city

Mosul airport 'liberated' from Isis in battle for western half of Iraq's second city

Iraqi forces have seized Mosul's airport and a nearby military base from Islamic State, according to state-run media. The US-backed government forces hope to use the airport as a launchpad for their campaign to expel the jihadists from …

Four thousand immigrants from Russia fight on Syrian side, Putin says

Four thousand immigrants from Russia fight on Syrian side, Putin says

A huge number of fighters from Russia and former Soviet republics fight in Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting with officers of the Northern Fleet. According to the President, there are thousands of Russian …

 Russia urges Syria to halt military for duration of peace talks in Geneva

Russia urges Syria to halt military for duration of peace talks in Geneva

Russia has formally asked the Syrian government to temporarily halt military operations in areas of the country included in the ceasefire for the duration of the UN-backed peace negotiations, the UN special envoy to Syria Staffan de …

US troops have come #039under fire#039 in and around Mosul, official says

US troops have come 'under fire' in and around Mosul, official says

U.S. troops have come "under fire" and have "returned fire" in and around Mosul as allied forces try to retake the city from ISIS, a U.S. military spokesperson said on Wednesday, Fox News reported. “When …

Russian, Syrian diplomats discuss preparations for intra-Syrian talks in Geneva

Russian, Syrian diplomats discuss preparations for intra-Syrian talks in Geneva

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov and Syrian Ambassador to Russia Riyad Haddad discussed on Wednesday preparations for upcoming talks of representatives from the Syrian government and the …

Daesh commander from US killed in Syria

Daesh commander from US killed in Syria

Body of one of the senior commanders of Daesh terrorist group Abu Farik al-Americi was found in the province of Hasakah in northeastern Syria. It is noted that militant had US citizenship. Daesh terrorists found …

Is this the end of Syrian civil war?

Is this the end of Syrian civil war?

Russian military's performance prevented the breakup of the Syrian state, and a civil war has been practically stopped, Russia's Defense minister Sergei Shoigu said today in the State Duma. "The …

Rouhani reassures Syria of support until ultimate victory over terrorists

Rouhani reassures Syria of support until ultimate victory over terrorists

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has reassured Syria of Iran’s steadfast support both on the battlefield against terrorists and the diplomatic front. “Iran’s support for the Syrian people will last …

Shoigu: breakup of Syria prevented by Russia

Shoigu: breakup of Syria prevented by Russia

Russian military's performance in Syria prevented the breakup of the Syrian state, Russia's Defense minister Sergei Shoigu said today. "The breakup of the Syrian state has been prevented, a civil war has been practically …

Turkey Continues Tough Battle Against IS

Turkey Continues Tough Battle Against IS

Daesh has held thousands of civilians inside al-Bab

Vehicle with Russian servicemen blown up in Syria

Vehicle with Russian servicemen blown up in Syria

Four Russian military personnel were killed and two injured when their vehicle was targeted with explosives in central Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry reported. The vehicle was blown up as a vehicular column of the Syrian troops was …

Syria receives over five tonnes of humanitarian aid

Syria receives over five tonnes of humanitarian aid

The Russian center for Syrian reconciliation has provided 5.2 tonnes of humanitarian aid to over 5,600 Syrian citizens in the past 24 hours, the Russian Defense Ministry said. The center reported that …

US Coalition Envoy considers Russia, Iran, Turkey ‘main influencers#039 in Syria

US Coalition Envoy considers Russia, Iran, Turkey ‘main influencers' in Syria

The first round of the intra-Syrian peace talks in Kazakhstan's capital of Astana were held on January 23-24, resulting in Moscow-Tehran-Ankara agreement on establishment of a trilateral …

Iran#039s Zarif says use of chemical weapons in Syria cannot be condoned

Iran's Zarif says use of chemical weapons in Syria cannot be condoned

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif, pointing to Sunni Islamist militants in Syria fighting against its allies in Damascus, told the Munich Security Conference that the use of chemical weapons could never be …

Aleppo: Syrian soldiers score more victories against ISIL near Deir Hafer

Aleppo: Syrian soldiers score more victories against ISIL near Deir Hafer

The army soldiers engaged in fierce clashes with ISIL and entered the village of Humeimeh al-Kabireh, taking control of a large part of it after seizing the Humeimeh al-Kabireh hill. The Russian fighter jets carried out several combat …

Turkish General Staff likely to lift travel ban to Russia for Turkish soldiers

Turkish General Staff likely to lift travel ban to Russia for Turkish soldiers

The Turkish General Staff will likely lift the travel ban to Russia for Turkish soldiers introduced after the souring of relations amid the downed Russian aircraft incident, Sputnik reported citing Anadolu news agency. The General Staff …

Russia delivers aid to over 3,500 Syrian residents in 24 hours

Russia delivers aid to over 3,500 Syrian residents in 24 hours

Russian servicemen have delivered humanitarian aid to more than 3,500 civilians in Syria in the past 24 hours, the Russian center for Syrian reconciliation informs in a daily bulletin, Sputnik reports. …

Syrian army reportedly eliminates Nusra Front commander in Daraa

Syrian army reportedly eliminates Nusra Front commander in Daraa

The Syrian government forces have eliminated one of the leaders of the terrorist group Jabhat Fatah al Sham, formerly known as Nusra Front (banned in Russia), in the southwest of the country, Sputnik reports citing Lebanon's Aljadeed TV …

Senior Daesh leaders leave Raqqa, move operations to Deir Ez-Zor

Senior Daesh leaders leave Raqqa, move operations to Deir Ez-Zor

Senior leaders of Daesh terror group are leaving the Syrian city of Raqqa and moving operations to Deir ez-Zor, US Department of Defense spokesperson Jeff Davis said in a briefing on Friday, Sputnik reports. "A lot …

Zarif, UN envoy discuss Syrian issue

Zarif, UN envoy discuss Syrian issue

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met and discussed with UN's Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura in Munich on Friday, Mehr news agency reports. Zarif and his accompanying delegation who …

Daesh suffers more setbacks as the Syrian Army advances on Palmyra

Daesh suffers more setbacks as the Syrian Army advances on Palmyra

Daesh setbacks continued on Friday, as the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Hezbollah advanced further east towards the ancient city of Palmyra, Al-Masdar reports. Led by their 5th Legion, the Syrian Arab Army stormed the Al-Kalaabiyah …

Hulusi Akar, US counterpart discuss Turkey#039s al-Bab operation

Hulusi Akar, US counterpart discuss Turkey's al-Bab operation

Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar has held an inter-committee meeting with his U.S. counterpart General Joseph Dunford at İncirlik Airbase in Turkey, the Turkish military said on Friday. The meeting focused …

Russian long-range bombers launch cruise missile strikes on Daesh in Raqqa

Russian long-range bombers launch cruise missile strikes on Daesh in Raqqa

Russian Tu-95MS long-range bombers have launched cruise missile strikes on Daesh targets near the Syrian city of Raqqa, the Russian Defense Ministry said, Sputnik reports. The ministry said that "reconnaissance means have confirmed …

 53rd Munich Security Conference opens

53rd Munich Security Conference opens

The 53rd Munich Security Conference started in Germany.  Among the topics up for discussion at the Munich conference 2017 will be the future of transatlantic relations after electing Donald Trump as US …

Tillerson says US will cooperate with Russia if...

Tillerson says US will cooperate with Russia if...

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that there would not be military cooperation between Washington and Moscow until Russian accepted that not all the opposition are terrorists. Tillerson had stressed …