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Turkish Army sets up 2 new military bases in northeast Syria

Published 2019-12-03 19:16:58 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

The Turkish Army has set up two new military headquarters in the surrounding areas of Ras al-Ayn in northeastern Syria, the Arabic-language media outlets reported. The Arabic-language Al-Ikhbariya TV reported that the Turkish Army has built two more military centers in the villages of al-Toulan and al-Kanhir in the countryside of Ras al-Ayn in the Al-Hasakah Governorate. Ras al-Ayn is located in northwestern Al-Hasakah and 85 kilometers from the city of Hasakah. In a relevant development in late October, clashes erupted between the Syrian Army units deployed in the Ras Al-Ayn countryside and Turkish-backed militants, which attacked the area during… Read on ->

Tags: Hasakah, Syria, Turkey

Macron claims Turkey is working with ISIS in Syria

Published 2019-12-03 18:55:20 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:40 P.M.) – French President Emmanuel Macron went on the attack against his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday, as he claimed the latter’s country was working with the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) terrorist group. “When I look at Turkey, they are fighting against those who fought with us, shoulder to shoulder, against ISIS. Sometimes they were with ISIS proxies,’’ Macron said, making reference to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), who Ankara considers a terrorist group. While Macron went on the attack, U.S. President Donald Trump pointed out that Turkey and America currently have “good relations”, despite… Read on ->

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Tags: ISIS, Syria, Turkey

Breaking: Suspected US drone strike targets vehicle in northern Idlib

Published 2019-12-03 17:36:11 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:20 P.M.) – An unidentified drone targeted a vehicle that was traveling in northern Idlib near the Syrian-Turkish border this afternoon, killing everyone inside. According to local activists in the Idlib Governorate, the drone targeted a van that was traveling through the border town of Atmeh, which is located near one of the most important crossings inside this governorate. While no one has claimed responsibility for the drone strike, local activists have said that they believe the U.S. Coalition was behind this latest attack. No further details have been released as of yet.

Tags: Idlib, Syria

ISIS launches powerful attack against Syrian Army troops in eastern Homs

Published 2019-12-03 17:28:03 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:20 P.M.) – For the third day in a row, the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) has attacked the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions inside the eastern region of the Homs Governorate. According to reports from this front, the Islamic State forces attacked the Syrian Arab Army’s positions in the Badiya Al-Sukhnah area, killing a couple of soldiers and wounding several more. The terrorist group claimed they captured two Syrian Arab Army soldiers during their attack on Tuesday. Recently, the Islamic State has increased their attacks against the Syrian Army in eastern Homs, prompting the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF)… Read on ->

Tags: Homs, ISIS, Syria

Syrian Army retakes 3 towns and seizes Turkish-supplied vehicles in southeast Idlib

Published 2019-12-03 16:50:06 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:20 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) was able to retake three towns today that they lost over the weekend, putting an end to the jihadist advance in southeastern Idlib. Led by the 25th Special Mission Forces (formerly Tiger Forces), the Syrian Arab Army reportedly captured the towns of Rasm Al-Ward, Istablat, and Surouj after they lost them twice over the weekend. During their counter-offensive this morning, the Syrian Arab Army managed to not only retake these towns, but they also seized the jihadist equipment that was left behind before their retreat. According to a report from… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria

Russia dismisses reports that Erdogan ordered Su-24 to be shot down in Syria

Published 2019-12-03 16:29:01 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

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Moscow proceeds from the fact that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan did not give orders to attack a Russian Sukhoi Su-24 fighter jet in Syria in 2015, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters. “We are guided by Turkey’s statements, including public ones, that other people ordered the Russian plane to be shot down,” he said. When asked about the Kremlin’s attitude to allegations that Erdogan could have given the order, Peskov pointed out that the source of those rumors was unclear so it was hard to say if they were true. On November 24, 2015, a Turkish Air Force F-16… Read on ->

Tags: Erdogan, Russia, Syria, Turkey

Iranian Navy to arm submarines with Jask cruise missiles: report

Published 2019-12-03 11:21:18 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:10 A.M.) – The Iranian naval chief Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi announced the mass production of Jask cruise missiles during his visit to a military exhibit on Saturday,  BulgarianMilitary.com reported on Tuesday, quoting Topwar. According to the report, all Iranian submarines will be equipped with the Jask missiles, which will ‘significantly’ increase their navy’s range in case of an attack. Khanzadi reportedly pointed out that the weapons developed as part of the Jask-2 project would all their navy to hit targets over long distances and “will certainly be a serious surprise for the enemy.” Another project, dubbed “Jask-3,”… Read on ->

Tags: Iran

Russian Air Force unleashes major attack over northwest Syria

Published 2019-12-03 11:11:08 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 A.M.) – The Russian Air Force unleashed a large-scale attack over the northwestern region of Syria today, as they ramp up their strikes against the jihadist rebels fighting the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the Idlib, Latakia, Aleppo, and Hama governorates. Led by their warplanes from the Hmeimim Airbase in southwestern Latakia, the Russian Air Force began the day by launching several strikes over the southern region of the Idlib Governorate. These Russian airstrikes specifically targeted the towns and villages under the control of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) and the Turkish-backed National Liberation Front (NLF) in the… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria

UK’s Jeremy Corbyn wished NATO never existed

Published 2019-12-03 10:56:58 by News Desk in World-News

Jeremy Corbyn, current leader of the UK Labour Party, claimed in a 2014 video that he wished NATO and other Western military alliances did not exist. The footage has been publicized just in time for the United Kingdom to host a major NATO summit this week, bringing together world leaders, including US President Donald Trump. The footage, reportedly from 2014, shows Corbyn, flanked by Labour candidates Catherine West and David Lammy, saying: “I am no fan of NATO, indeed I wish NATO didn’t exist. I am no fan of Western military alliances, indeed I wish they didn’t exist”, The Daily… Read on ->

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Tags: Corbyn, UK

Putin delegation confirms to Assad the need to retake all of Syria

Published 2019-12-03 10:50:23 by News Desk in Syria

The Russian presidential envoy for the Syrian settlement Alexander Lavrentyev and Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Vershinin met with Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad in Damascus to exchange views on the current situation in Syria and humanitarian assistance to that country, the Russian foreign ministry said on Monday. “The sides discussed in detail the situation on the ground in the context of the necessity to restore Syria’s territorial integrity and unity with due account of the interests of all ethnic and religious groups,” they said. “They also stressed the importance of further anti-terrorist efforts,” the ministry said, pointing out the need to… Read on ->

Tags: Assad, Syria

UAE Ambassador calls Syrian President ‘wise leader’, vows to deepen relations

Published 2019-12-03 10:05:01 by News Desk in Middleeast, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 A.M.) – The Emirate Embassy in Syria held a reception on Monday to mark the 48th anniversary of its National Day. The UAE Chargé d’Affaires in Damascus, Abdul-Hakim Ibrahim Al-Nuaimi, said, “the Syrian-UAE relations are solid, distinctive and strong, based on clear and firm bases. They are based on Arab unification through a moderate policy.” Al-Nuaimi expressed his gratitude to the Syrian government and people for their warm welcome and to the Foreign Ministry staff for their support in overcoming the difficulties before the UAE Embassy to carry out its duties in order to deepen relations between… Read on ->

Tags: Assad, Syria, UAE

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