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Erdogan vows to ‘obliterate’ Kurdish-led forces in Syria

Published 2019-07-26 21:55:22 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:35 P.M.) – Turkey is mulling the launch of a new cross border invasion of northern Syria after failed talks with the U.S. on implementing a safe zone along the border. On Friday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan continued his aggressive rhetoric, vowing to launch an operation against the Kurdish-led forces in Syria, regardless if a safe zone is implemented. “Whatever the outcome of safe zone talks with the United States, we will obliterate the east of the River Euphrates”, Erdoğan said, referring to the area controlled by Kurdish-dominated autonomous administrations and militias. “Those who behave like regional… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, Turkey


Syrian Army launches massive attack on northwestern Hama amid reports of new operation

Published 2019-07-26 20:26:48 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has unleashed a heavy barrage of missiles and artillery shells towards the militant defenses in the northwestern countryside of the Hama Governorate. Coupled with several airstrikes from their air force, the Syrian Arab Army has repeatedly struck the positions of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and Jaysh Al-Izza this evening, hitting a number of sites inside the towns of Tal Malah, Jibeen, Latmeen, Hasraya, Kafr Zita, and Morek. According to a military source with the Republican Guard, the Syrian Arab Army is preparing to launch a new attack against the militant forces…. Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Syria


Israel has failed in Syria, Iran has spread its influence: Israeli journalist

Published 2019-07-26 19:41:42 by News Desk in Iran, Middleeast, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:10 P.M.) – Israeli journalist Tsivi Yahzikili ​​​​​​​told Channel ​​​​​​​13 during a recent interview that Israel had failed to achieve its objectives inside Syria. In an interview with Channel 13, Yahzikili said Israel has failed to remove Iran from Syria, which was one of the country’s primary goals. “ישראל לא הצליחה לסלק את האירנים מסוריה ולכן מרחיבה את המתקפה לעירק” – צבי יחקאלי @newsisrael13 ל[email protected]_mishal: “מסתמן שהעימות הבא יהיה רחב ומקיף עם סוריה, לבנון ועירק”. — 103FM (@radio103fm) July 26, 2019 Yahzikili reportedly said that Iran will further expand their influence through Iraq and Lebanon, which will increase the size of the future battlefield. At the same time, Israel-based… Read on ->

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Tags: Iran, Israel, Syria


Syria releases US citizen with help from Lebanese security chief

Published 2019-07-26 19:08:26 by News Desk in Lebanon, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:45 P.M.) -The Syrian authorities have released a U.S. citizen from its prison system after Lebanon’s security chief Abbas Ibrahim mediated between Damascus and the unnamed person’s family. According to a Lebanese security official who spoke to the Reuters News Agency, the released American was not journalist Austin Tice, who was kidnapped inside Syria in 2012. The security official did not reveal the name of the released American, but said it was not Austin Tice, a journalist who disappeared in Syria in 2012. The official said that Lebanon’s security chief Abbas Ibrahim had conducted the mediation. “Lebanon has worked on mediating through General Abbas Ibrahim to… Read on ->

Tags: Lebanon, Syria


Syria rejects proposed US-Turkish safe zone, demands both forces withdraw

Published 2019-07-26 18:36:20 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

The Syrian Foreign Ministry issued a statement on Friday that rejected the U.S.-Turkish discussions about implementing a safe zone in northern Syria. An official source in the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry told SANA in a statement on Friday that “Syria expresses strong condemnation of the continued destructive U.S. interference in its affairs as it aims at prolonging and complicating the crisis.” The source added that Syria reiterated its categorical rejection of all forms of the U.S.-Turkish safe zone, which constitutes a blatant aggression on Syria’s territorial integrity and national unity. The source added that the pretexts being promoted by the Turkish regime in its… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, Turkey, US


Iran’s Shahab-3 test proves missile capable of reaching Israel: media

Published 2019-07-26 17:28:32 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:00 P.M.) – On Friday morning, the U.S. media reported that Iran test launched a medium-range ballistic missile within their own territory. The Shahab-3, which was the missile allegedly tested, is reported to have a range of approximately 980 kilomters, proving Iran has the ability to target Israel from their own territory, the Avia.Pro publication reported on Friday. “The distance between the borders of Iran and Israel is less than a thousand kilometers, which is direct evidence that the Iranian military can easily strike at Israel in case of open aggression by the latter. At the moment, Tehran… Read on ->

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Tags: Iran, Israel


Russian air offensive targets main jihadist supply route in southern Idlib

Published 2019-07-26 16:52:42 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:20 P.M.) – The Russian Air Force’s ongoing offensive in the southern countryside of the Idlib Governorate has recently intensified, with the latter launching an unprecedented amount of strikes on the key town of Khan Sheikhoun. According to a military source in the town of Taybat Al-Imam, the reason for the high concentration of airstrikes on Khan Sheikhoun is because of the town’s location. In particular, the source said Khan Sheikhoun is a crossroad town in southern Idlib which serves as an important link for the main jihadist supply routes to the front-lines inside this governorate and nearby… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Satellite image shows important Syrian-Iraqi border crossing before it reopens

Published 2019-07-26 16:14:43 by News Desk in Iraq, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – Earlier this week, the Sputnik News Agency conducted an interview with an Iraqi official tasked with reopening the crucial border crossing with neighboring Syria. The official told the Sputnik News Agency that the border crossing would be reopened in the next two months, adding that there is not much left to do in regards to construction. The Israel-based Image Satellite International released a satellite image of the site, showing the side road that was believed to have been paved in 2017 by the forces in the area. https://twitter.com/ImageSatIntl/status/1154713983733194752 This border crossing incredibly important to not… Read on ->

Tags: Iraq, Syria


China successfully launches 3 satellites into orbit

Published 2019-07-26 15:55:05 by News Desk in World-News

China has successfully launched a group of three research Yaogan-30 satellites into the orbit, China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) said on Friday. The launch of the carrier rocket Long March 2C took place at 11:57 a.m. local time (3:57 GMT) on Friday from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in China’s southern Sichuan province. Shortly after the launch, all three satellites were reported to have reached the intended orbit. The satellites will be used for electromagnetic probes. On Thursday, Сhina carried out an inaugural launch of two research satellites into orbit aboard the SQX-1 Y1 carrier rocket made by… Read on ->

Tags: China


US spy plane approaches Russian airbase in western Syria

Published 2019-07-26 08:35:55 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 A.M.) – A U.S. spy plane allegedly approached the Russian airbase in western Syria on Thursday before disappearing off the Levantine country’s coast, Avia.Pro reported. According to the Avia.Pro report, a U.S. P-8A Poseidon approached the Hmeimim Airbase from its western flank, but the aircraft would turn away before reaching the Syrian coast. The publication said the aircraft was likely conducting a reconnaissance mission off the coast of Latakia “We cannot exclude the possibility that the crew of the Boeing P-8A Poseidon decided on some kind of cunning plan, which can be really confusing since visually the… Read on ->

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Tags: Russia, Syria, US


Iran allegedly test fires ballistic missile amid increased tensions with US, UK: media

Published 2019-07-26 07:44:30 by News Desk in Iran

Iran has test-fired a medium-range ballistic missile on Friday, Fox News television channel reported citing an unnamed senior official in the US administration. According to Fox News, Shahab-3 ballistic missile was launched in the early hours on July 25 from the southern part of Iran and, after covering a distance of about 960 kilometers (600 miles) to the north of Iran, it landed in a desert not far from Tehran. “We are aware of reports of a projectile launched from Iran, and have no further comment at this time,” the television channel cited its high-ranking source in the administration as… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, UK, US


Reconciled rebel commander assassinated in southern Syria

Published 2019-07-26 07:17:50 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 A.M.) – A reconciled rebel commander was assassinated in the southern region of Syria on Thursday, a source from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) told Al-Masdar News. According to the army source, unknown assailants opened fire on the vehicle of the reconciled rebel commander, Firas Al-Masalameh, as he was traveling northwest of Daraa city. The source said Masalameh was killed during the attack, which was carried out in the town of Al-Yadoudah. The assailants reportedly fled the scene after the assassination; they are suspected to be part of a Free Syrian Army (FSA) sleeper cell in the… Read on ->

Tags: Daraa, Syria


Breaking: Russian, Syrian air forces let loose big attack along Idlib-Hama axis

Published 2019-07-26 01:52:18 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:25 A.M.) – The Russian and Syrian air forces have unleashed a massive assault along the Hama-Idlib axis this evening, targeting many areas under the control of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and Jaysh Al-Izza. According to a source in northern Hama, the Syrian and Russian air force targeted the region of the Hama-Idlib axis between the towns of Khan Sheikhoun (Idlib) and the large hilltop of Tal Al Malah (northwestern Hama). The source added tonight’s attack were some of the heaviest strikes launched by the Syrian and Russian air forces this month. On Thursday, the Russian Air Force had… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Idlib, Syria


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