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Syria says Pompeo’s chemical weapons allegation is a ‘big lie’

Published 2019-09-27 23:05:29 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:45 P.M.) – Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem refuted the allegations made by U.S. State Secretary Mike Pompeo about carrying out a chemical attack in the Latakia province in May. Speaking to Sputnik on Friday, al-Moallem described Pompeo’s statements, in which he accused the Syrian Arab Army of carrying out a chemical attack, as a “big lie.” On May 25th, an official source at the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said the fabricated and baseless news about the Syrian Arab Army using chemical weapons in the town of Kabani in Latakia countryside are merely the… Read on ->

Tags: Pompeo, Syria


Russia is ready to deliver S-400s to Iran if requested: report

Published 2019-09-27 22:44:25 by News Desk in Iran

Russia does not rule out discussing with Iran deliveries of air defence assets and radio-electronic equipment to the country, as well as the creation of an integrated system of Persian Gulf security, Federal Service of Military-Technical Cooperation Director Dmitry Shugayev said. Shugayev stressed that Russia acts strictly in compliance with international regulations, stating that defence cooperation on offensive arms with Tehran cannot be started before October 2020. “Before the UN Security Council’s sanctions expire, we can discuss cooperation on the following issues: air defence assets deliveries, creation of an integrated surveillance, security and defence system for the Persian Gulf coast,… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Russia


Demonstrations continue in rural Deir Ezzor, protesters demand withdrawal of Syrian Army

Published 2019-09-27 22:16:40 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:50 P.M.) – Tens of people protested at the Al-Salihiyah crossing in rural Deir Ezzor, Friday, as they continued to demand that the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and their allies withdraw from the area. According to local reports, the protesters demanded that the Syrian Army and their allies fully withdraw from the eastern bank of the Euphrates. The protesters said they want the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to replace the army in this rural area. At the same time, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported about protests against the Syrian Democratic Forces in the Al-Tabaqa area of… Read on ->

Tags: Deir_Ezzor, Syria


US attempting to impede jihadist defeat in Syria with new sanctions: Russia

Published 2019-09-27 19:44:02 by News Desk in Syria

By imposing new sanctions on fuel deliveries to Russian servicemen in Syria, the United States is trying to hamper completely eliminating terrorism in the country, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement released on Friday. “Masks have finally fallen off as we are talking about direct plans to prevent complete elimination of terrorists on the Syrian territory,” the Foreign Ministry said commenting on new US sanctions. The ministry said that the fight against terrorism in Syria will continue despite the fact that the United States condones extremists and allows them to illegally occupy part of the country, “thus preventing the… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria


Large number of Syrian Army reinforcements head to Daraa for potential operation

Published 2019-09-27 19:13:54 by News Desk in Syria

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has sent a large number of reinforcements to the Daraa Governorate, a source from the military told Al-Masdar News on Friday. According to the military source, hundreds of soldiers from the Syrian Arab Army were deployed to the town of Sanamayn in northern Daraa after several recent attacks on their forces in the area. The source added that the Syrian Army has already issued a warning to the militants behind the attacks, but they have yet to halt their operations. Since the battle for Daraa concluded in the Summer of… Read on ->

Tags: Daraa, Syria


Two Russian submarines arrive at naval base in western Syria

Published 2019-09-27 17:40:31 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:20 P.M.) – Two submarines and two ships from the Russian Navy arrived at their naval base in the Syrian governorate of Tartous this week, the Interfax News Agency reported on Friday. “Yesterday, the submarine, which had been performing tasks at sea for three weeks, docked in Tartus, and the crew is resting in the Tartus base,” the Interfax report said, quoting the Navy Commander Sergei Tronev. According to Tronev, the second submarine, after filling up stocks, is preparing to go back out to sea. Tronev added that at least six other ships and submarines are present at… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria


Daesh bride Shamima Begum renews plea to return to UK, insists she lied about her jihad stance

Published 2019-09-27 17:07:55 by News Desk in Syria

A high-profile Daesh* bride, 20-year-old Shamima Begum from London, has begged to be allowed to return to the UK and go on a trial there in an interview with The Daily Mail. “The only crime I committed was to come to Syria. I would like to be at home. There is more safety in a British prison, more education and access to family. Here, there are so many uncertainties about what will happen. It is still a warzone. I want to be taken back and put on trial in my own country. In a way it is already a punishment being… Read on ->

Tags: Daesh, Syria


US attempts to halt Russian strikes in Syria with new sanctions

Published 2019-09-27 16:41:22 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:25 P.M.) – The U.S. Treasury Department has imposed sanctions on a Russian company and three people for providing jet fuel to the Russian Air Force in Syria. According to a press brief from the Treasury Department, the Moscow-based Maritime Assistance LLC company and three other Russian nationals were sanctioned because the U.S. intelligence believes the fuel they are providing to the Russian Air Force is being used to attack opponents of the Syrian government. “The FBI is proud to have been a part of the team that unraveled this complicated scheme that supplied fuel for Russian jet… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria, US


Turkish Air Force conducts 5th overflight into Syria

Published 2019-09-27 14:39:13 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:25 P.M.) – Turkish warplanes entered Syria for the fifth time this week, as they continue to patrol the eastern region of the Euphrates River Valley. According to the Turkish Ministry of Defense, two of their F-16 jets entered Syrian airspace and patrolled the safe zone area that was agreed upon with the U.S. military. “As part of the Operation Inherent Resolve, two F-16s of Turkey’s Air Forces Command carried out their fifth flight over Syrian airspace, east of the Euphrates,” the ministry said on Twitter. The ministry said the flights over the area would continue in the… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, Turkey


US approves sale of 32 new F-35 jets to Poland

Published 2019-09-27 14:21:22 by News Desk in World-News

The US Congress has approved the sale of 32 new F-35 fighter jets to Poland, Polish Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak said on Friday. “The US Congress has approved selling 32 new F-35 jets to Poland,” Blaszczak wrote on Twitter. “This is one of the last steps prior to signing the contract, but this is not the end of our work yet. We will be conducting negotiations firmly in order to secure the best price,” the minister added. Blaszczak has expressed hope previously that the final price for the sale will be much lower than the initially negotiated $6.5 billion, and… Read on ->

Tags: Poland, US


UK slams Syria over alleged chemical weapons attack in Latakia

Published 2019-09-27 14:07:57 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:45 P.M.) – Great Britain’s Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab slammed the Syrian government in a statement via his official press office on Friday. In a statement about the alleged chemical weapons attack in the jihadist-held town of Kabani, Raab said that the United Kingdom and their partners will continue to name, shame and hold those accountable for these strikes. “Assad’s track record of using chemical weapons against the Syrian people is an appalling stain on his regime and the countries that support him. The UK has grave concerns about the chemical attack in May in Syria. We have… Read on ->

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Tags: Latakia, Syria


Early reports of new Russian airstrike on jihadist positions in west Idlib

Published 2019-09-27 13:12:05 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 P.M.) – The Russian Air Force has allegedly bombed the jihadist forces in the western countryside of the Idlib Governorate this afternoon, pro-militant activists reported from the area. According to their claims, the Russian Air Force bombed the town of Al-Sirmaniyeh and its surroundings, which, if true, would mark the first time in a month that they have launched airstrikes over this part of the Idlib Governorate. The Russian Ministry of Defense has not confirmed these claims and the last time Russian airstrikes were reported in Syria, Moscow denied the reports. At the same time, the Syrian… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Idlib, Latakia, Syria


US could launch strikes against Syrian military over chemical weapons accusation: Russian media

Published 2019-09-27 13:03:45 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:30 P.M.) – The U.S. could launch airstrikes in response to the alleged chemical weapons attack by the Syrian military in the Latakia Governorate town of Kabani, the Russian aviation publication Avia.Pro reported on Friday. “It can be expected that the U.S. will launch airstrikes on Syria in the very near future (probably within the next two weeks), using false accusations of using chemical weapons by Damascus,” the publication reported, citing a representative from the Syrian intelligence. According to Avia.Pro, the U.S. has intensified their flights along the Syrian border recently, which may indicate that Washington is working… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria


Jihadist media coordinator killed in Syrian Army attack

Published 2019-09-27 12:41:16 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:30 P.M.) – A jihadist media coordinator was recently killed in a Syrian Arab Army (SAA) attack in the southern countryside of the Idlib Governorate. According to the jihadist-owned Ebaa News Agency, the Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham media coordinator Ahmad Mustafa Al-Yahya (AKA “Abu Qassem Al-Jabhat”) was killed by the Syrian Arab Army in the Al-Ghaab Plain region of the Idlib Governorate this week. Several pro-jihadist media channels would pay tribute to the HTS military reporter in their social media feeds on Friday, as they commemorated the latter’s effort to provide reports from the front-lines. Since the start of… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Syria and Iran to increase oil cooperation despite US-led blockade

Published 2019-09-27 12:27:37 by News Desk in Iran, Syria

Iranian and Syrian officials in a meeting in Tehran this week conferred on ways to further increase cooperation between the two countries in oil projects through the use of capacities in the private sector. Syria’s Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Ali Soleiman Ghanem visited Iran’s chamber of commerce on Wednesday, voicing the interest of his country’s private sector in joint economic activities with their Iranian partners. Head of the Iran-Syria Joint Committee Keivan Kashefi and a number of Iranian economic activists hosted the meeting with Ghanem in Tehran. Kashefi, for his part, said that the level of the economic… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Syria


Russia showcases first launch of new Onyx cruise missile: video

Published 2019-09-27 12:15:42 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – The Russian Ministry of Defense released on Friday footage of the first-ever launch of the Onyx cruise missile in Chukotka. Shooting at a sea target located at a distance of more than 200 kilometers, the Onyx was tested in front of several officers and military personnel from the Pacific Fleet. The missile hit a target vessel at a specified time. The safe launch was ensured by about ten warships and fleet support vessels, as well as naval aircraft. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iG2UjMCeqI8

Tags: Russia


Iranian Defense Minister hails Syria’s success in shooting down Israeli drones

Published 2019-09-27 11:49:42 by News Desk in Iran, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:30 A.M.) – Iran’s Minister of Defense Brigadier General Amir Hatami told his Syrian counterpart Major ‘Ali ‘Abdullah Ayoub this week that the Islamic Republic was happy to hear about the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) successes in shooting down Israeli attack drones over the Damascus and Al-Quneitra governorates. According to the Iranian publication Mehr News, Hatami said the Syrian Army was able to “destroy the drones of the Israeli occupation entity in the governorates of Damascus and Quneitra by using the air defenses of the Syrian Armed Forces.” The Iranian Minister of Defense stated that “these operations are… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Syria


Russia ships more military equipment to Syria: photos

Published 2019-09-27 11:28:42 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 A.M.) – The Russian Ministry of Defense shipped more military equipment to Syria this week as the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and their allies prepare for a new offensive in the Latakia Governorate and Al-Ghaab Plain region. According to maritime shipping observer Yoruk Isik, the U.S. sanctioned Russian Pizhma cargo ship recently transited the Bosphorus Strait that links the Mediterranean and Black seas. https://twitter.com/YorukIsik/status/1177183789950427141 The type of military cargo on the ship is not known; however, the Russian Armed Forces typically transport new equipment to Syria as new operations near. The next major Syrian military operation is… Read on ->

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Tags: Russia, Syria


Syrian choppers intensify strikes on jihadist stronghold in northeast Latakia

Published 2019-09-27 11:06:28 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:45 A.M.) – The Syrian Air Force launched several strikes over the northeastern countryside of the Latakia Governorate this morning, targeting a number of sites belonging to the jihadist rebels. Led by their attack choppers, the Syrian Air Force repeatedly hammered the jihadist defenses in and around Kabani, inflicting heavy damage on the latter’s fortifications. According to a source in the Latakia Governorate, the Syrian Air Force was primarily targeting the hideouts and bases of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and the Turkestan Islamic Party. In particular, the source highlighted the Syrian Air Force’s intensified strikes on a network of… Read on ->

Tags: Latakia, Syria


Turkish military convoy enters Syria, heads to southern Idlib front-lines

Published 2019-09-27 10:40:43 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:15 A.M.) – A Turkish military convoy entered northwestern Syria Thursday and made its way through the Idlib Governorate until it reached one of their observation posts. According to a report from the Idlib Governorate, the Turkish military convoy, which consisted of more than ten trucks, eventually arrived at their observation post in the town of Ma’ar Hattat near the front-lines. The Turkish military convoy was reportedly carrying supplies and personnel to their observation post in southern Idlib. Turkey currently has 12 observation posts in northwestern Syria, with most of these military sites located inside the Idlib Governorate.

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Video of fortified caves in Khan Sheikhoun used to plan assaults & film fake attacks: RT

Published 2019-09-27 10:22:25 by News Desk in Syria

Some 3,500 terrorists were holed up in the caves before their defeat in August. They turned their underground shelter, which covered 10,000 square meters, into a stronghold from which they could operate autonomously. Numerous crates with ammunition and weapons, including what appears to be American TOW anti-tank missiles, still remain abandoned in the tunnels. Besides the command center and cages for prisoners, the caves also hosted a drone factory that produced UAVs for surveillance missions and the delivery of bombs. Some of the drones made there were so advanced that they could reach a height of 4,000 meters and cover… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Israeli military aircraft approached Russian naval base in Syria: report

Published 2019-09-27 10:04:53 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:45 A.M.) – An Israeli reconnaissance plane was seen flying close to the Russian naval base in the Tartous Governorate of western Syria, the aviation publication Avia.Pro reported, citing the ADS-B exchange air traffic website. According to Avia.Pro, the Israeli military aircraft was tracked some 60 kilometers off the coast of Tartous, marking the first time that they have flown this close to the Russian naval base. The aviation publication said that the reason for the close approach was due to its interest in the air defense systems of the Russian and Syrian armed forces. The military aircraft… Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Russia, Syria


US accusations of chemical weapons use is undermining Syria settlement: Russia

Published 2019-09-27 09:48:18 by News Desk in Syria

US claims that the Syrian government is responsible for chemical attacks in Latakia province may undermine the possible improvement of the situation in Syria, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Vershinin told reporters on Friday. “It seems strange to us that every time some positive shifts happen, first of all in the political process, statements emerge that may undermine the improvement of the situation in Syria,” Vershinin said. The diplomat reminded that the UN investigation into all instances of chemical attacks in Syria is still underway. “That’s why we regret that our US partners made such statements [accusing Damascus of chemical… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria, US


Iran’s IRGC unveils naval mobilization plan amid unrest in Persian Gulf

Published 2019-09-27 09:42:10 by News Desk in Iran

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Navy Chief, Admiral Alireza Tangsiri, said Thursday that Iran is set to carry out a “naval mobilization,” while preparing “the inhabitants of the coastal areas in the south to defend their country” as the first stage of the announced plan. Tangsiri revealed that as many as 51 fleets will participate in the plan, with 50 vessels each. He stressed that around 17.000 vessels will be prepared “as a base for the next actions of the plan,” according to Mehr news. The IRGC’s Navy commander said that Iran has built 32 breakwaters across the Persian Gulf so… Read on ->

Tags: Iran


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