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Syrian Army recaptures T-90 tank that was seized by jihadists in Idlib: video

Published 2020-03-04 23:49:42 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:40 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has recaptured a T-90 tank that was lost during their Idlib-Aleppo campaign in February. According to a field reporter inside the city of Saraqib, the Syrian Army recaptured the T-90 tank after the jihadist rebels abandoned the city on Monday. In the video released on Wednesday, the tank can be seen near a home in Saraqib after the militants fled the city: https://twitter.com/Zinvor/status/1235305885553041410?s=20

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Syrian Army shoots down Turkish drone in Idlib, 10th in 3 days: photo

Published 2020-03-04 21:42:24 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has shot down another Turkish military drone over the Idlib countryside, marking the tenth time in 72 hours that they have downed one of Turkey’s unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). According to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), the Turkish drone was identified as an Anka; it was shot down by the Syrian air defenses this evening. https://twitter.com/Eyad_Alhosain/status/1235280080932397060?s=20 Since the Syrian military deployed their air defense systems to the Idlib Governorate, they have been much more successful in thwarting the prevalent drone attacks from the Turkish Armed Forces. Furthermore, Turkey has… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, Turkey


Syrian Army targets Turkish drone with Russian-made air defense system: video

Published 2020-03-04 21:00:29 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:45 P.M.) – A new video has emerged showing the Syrian Arab Army targeting a Turkish drone near the city of Saraqib in the eastern countryside of the Idlib Governorate. According to the author of the video, the Syrian Arab Army was targeting a Turkish drone with their Russian-made BUK-M2 air defense system. While it is not clear if they managed to hit the Turkish drone, it is known that the Syrian Arab Army has shot down ten unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) belonging to the Turkish Armed Forces in the past four days. The Syrian Arab Army has… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Saraqib, Syria


Syrian Army to turn attention to eastern Syria after Idlib operation: Assad

Published 2020-03-04 19:42:00 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:20 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) will shift its attention to the eastern Euphrates region after they complete their Idlib operation, Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad told Russia 24 TV on Wednesday. “Idlib is the key task now, from the military point of view. Obviously, [Turkish President Recep Tayyip] Erdogan has hurled all effort into it following an order by the Americans, there is no doubt in it, since after liberating Idlib we will focus on liberating the eastern regions. I have repeatedly said that Idlib is the main outpost, and they have made every effort to… Read on ->

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Tags: Assad, Euphrates, Idlib, Syria


Dutch FM calls for no-fly-zone over Idlib

Published 2020-03-04 19:34:29 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:15 P.M.) – The Dutch Foreign Affairs Minister, Stef Blok, called for a no-fly-zone over the Syrian governorate of Idlib in the northwestern part of the country. According to the Dutch Foreign Affairs Minister: “The scale of the humanitarian catastrophe in the Syrian province of Idlib is scarcely imaginable. A million people, most of them children, have fled towards the Turkish border, which has already been hosting about 3.5 million Syrian refugees for many years now. Many people in this new wave of refugees had already been displaced within Syria and ended up in Idlib. Since the Sochi… Read on ->

Tags: Netherlands, Syria


Syrian Army achieves new advance in east Idlib after stifling militant offensive

Published 2020-03-04 18:23:06 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:10 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) was able to score a new advance in the eastern countryside of the Idlib Governorate on Wednesday after foiling a counter-offensive from the Turkish-backed militants at Saraqib. Backed by Hezbollah, the Syrian Arab Army managed to enter the town of Afis on Wednesday afternoon, following an intense battle with the Turkish-backed militants and their allies west of Saraqib. According to a source from the army, the SAA and Hezbollah have seized almost all of Afis, leaving only a small part of the town still under the control of the Turkish-backed… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Turkish-backed militants launch surprise operation in western Aleppo

Published 2020-03-04 18:08:09 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 P.M.) – The Turkish-backed militants launched a surprise attack in western Aleppo on Wednesday, targeting the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions near the town of Sheikh Aqil. According to a report from this front, the Turkish-backed National Liberation Front (NLF), alongside Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS), stormed the Syrian Arab Army’s positions in western Aleppo, catching the SAA troops off guard. The report said the Turkish-backed militants have advanced in western Aleppo, but intense clashes are still ongoing between the latter and the Syrian Arab Army. This new attack by the Turkish-backed militants comes just hours after they… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Syria


Fist fight breaks out at Turkish Parliament over Idlib operation: video

Published 2020-03-04 17:50:48 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:30 P.M.) – A fist fight broke out between rival politicians at the Turkish National Assembly on Wednesday after a Minister of Parliament lashed out at President Recep Tayyip Erdogan over the ongoing war in Syria. Video footage of the fist fight was captured and released to the public by several channels after the closed parliamentary session. According to journalist Ali Ornek, what triggered the fight were comments from People’s Republican MP Engin Özkoç, who said: “Are you looking for Satan? You are the Satan cutting deals with the U.S. (for Idlib) You sent our soldiers to die… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, Turkey


Syrian President denies taking hostile actions against Turkey

Published 2020-03-04 16:48:30 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:30 P.M.) – Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad said on Wednesady that his country has not taken any hostile action against Turkey. Assad said, in statements with Russia 24 TV, “What hostile act has Syria done against Turkey? There are none. There are cases of marriage between Turks and Syrians, there are Turkish-Syrian families, there are common life interests, there is a historical convergence between cultures; therefore, it makes no sense that we have differences. ” The Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan , said earlier today that “the Syrian regime has lost more than 3,200 of its elements since… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, Turkey


US forces storm Syrian government oil pumping station

Published 2020-03-04 16:33:12 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:20 P.M.) – The U.S. military stormed an oil pumping station belonging to the Syrian government in the northeastern governorate of Al-Hasakah this week. According to a field reporter for Sputnik Arabic, the U.S. forces stormed the station that is working to collect crude oil from the fields of the Al-Jibsah site before pumping it to the refineries. The reporter, quoting eyewitnesses, pointed out that the American soldiers wandered inside the facility before they left after trying to obtain answers about the reference and management of its workers. The reporter stated that the head of the Al-Jibsah oil… Read on ->

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Tags: Hasakah, Syria


Libya reopens embassy in Damascus for first time since 2012: video

Published 2020-03-04 16:02:47 by News Desk in North-Africa, Syria

Commander Khalifa Haftar’s Eastern-based government in Libya opened an embassy in Damascus on Tuesday, following the reportedly signing of a memorandum of understanding with the Syrian government. Footage filmed at the Syrian capital city shows Syrian Deputy-Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad arriving to the embassy minutes before the Libyan flag was lifted and journalists invited to enter the building. According to reports, a delegation sent by Haftar met up with Syrian government officials over the weekend, where a memorandum of understanding to open embassies in both countries was signed and topics regarding Turkish foreign interference and regional developments were discussed. Libya… Read on ->

Tags: Haftar, Libya, Syria


Russia accuses Turkey of merging observation posts with terrorists

Published 2020-03-04 15:56:31 by News Desk in Syria

Observation posts of the Turkish forces in Syria’s Idlib de-escalation zone were located in the fortified areas of terrorist groups and practically merged with them, official spokesman for the RUssian Defense Ministry Igor Konashenkov told reporters on Wednesday. Konashenkov reminded that in accordance with the Sochi agreements from September 2018, Turkey pledged to oust terrorists with their heavy artillery for 15-20 km from the Idlib zone. However, instead, terrorist groups Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (also known as Jebhat al-Nusra, banned in Russia), Islamic Party of Turkestan (banned in Russia) and Hurras al-Din have been ousting militants from the “moderate opposition” to… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, Turkey


Turkish forces ‘neutralized’ 3,200 Syrian soldiers in Idlib: Erdogan

Published 2020-03-04 15:29:20 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 P.M.) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that “the Syrian regime has lost more than 3,200 of its elements since the launch of the Spring Shield.” Erdogan affirmed during a speech to his party that “Turkey will not allow the blood of its martyrs to be wasted” and that “we will not leave the oppressed Syrian people alone,” according to the Turkish Anatolia Agency. He added that the recent operations proved that Turkey is not a country that does not know how to fight, but rather a country that does not want war. The… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria, Turkey


Syrian Army retakes initiative in southern Idlib, launches new attack

Published 2020-03-04 14:55:00 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:40 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has retaken the initiative in southern Idlib after fending off a series of attacks from the Turkish-backed militants. According to the latest report from this front, the Syrian Arab Army began their push towards the town of Sufahan, which is one of the last areas before Kafr ‘Awaid in the Jabal Al-Zawiya region. The Syrian Arab Army is reportedly advancing north from their positions at the town of Hazarin, which is also located directly west of Kafr Nabl, a former militant stronghold. Should the Syrian Army retake both Sufahan and… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Turkish-backed militants suffer heavy losses in failed Saraqib offensive

Published 2020-03-04 14:32:44 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 P.M.) – The Turkish-backed militants suffered heavy losses during their failed attempt to capture the strategic city of Saraqib, a source from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) said on Wednesday afternoon. According to the source, the Turkish-backed National Liberation Front (NLF) suffered heavy casualties while storming the Syrian Arab Army’s positions west of Saraqib. The source added that the militants were forced to withdraw west after the first wave of their assault; they have since launched another failed assault at the western outskirts of Saraqib. Several reports from this front claim that the Turkish military is also… Read on ->

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Tags: Saraqib, Syria


Erdogan asks Trump to supply Turkey with weapons for Idlib operation

Published 2020-03-04 14:07:27 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has shared that he asked US President Donald Trump to aid Turkey in its military operation in Syria’s Idlib by supplying ammunition to its forces deployed there. He also expressed hope that upcoming talks with Moscow on the situation in the province will result in an “immediate ceasefire in Syria”. US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper stated on 2 March that the US will not be providing any air support to Turkey’s military operation Spring Shield in Idlib, but admitted that humanitarian support was discussed in the White House. Later, US special representative for Syria… Read on ->

Tags: Erdogan, Syria, Turkey


Turkey strikes Syrian military’s air defense system in Idlib: video

Published 2020-03-04 14:01:01 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:40 P.M.) – A new video was released on Tuesday that showed a Turkish drone targeting the Syrian military’s Pantsir-S1 air defense system in the eastern countryside of the Idlib Governorate. In the video released on Tuesday, a Turkish drone can be seen zeroing in on a Syrian Arab Army (SAA) Pantsir-S1 (SA-22) air defense system near the city of Saraqib before destroying it. https://twitter.com/aldin_ww/status/1234954293624606722?s=20 This is the second video released by the Turkish media that shows an armed drone bombing a Russian-supplied Pantsir-S1 system in the Idlib Governorate. While this is visually the second air defense system… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria, Turkey


Militants attempted to carry out chemical weapons attack during Syrian Army advance: Russia

Published 2020-03-04 13:40:48 by News Desk in Syria

The Russian Reconciliation Centre for Syria stated on Wednesday that a group of up to 15 terrorists had attempted to carry out a chemical attack in Syria’s Idlib province. “On 2 March, a group of up to 15 terrorists attempted to detonate explosive ammunition together with containers full of a poisonous chemical agent. The terrorists aimed to impede the advance of Syrian government forces in the western part of Saraqib city and then accuse the Syrian government of using chemical weapons”, the statement reads. The terrorists accidentally unsealed one of the containers, which resulted in a leak. Terrorists received “significant… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Russia, Syria


Turkish-backed militants launch major counter-offensive to retake Saraqib

Published 2020-03-04 13:31:58 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:20 P.M.) – The Turkish-backed militants have launched a major counter-offensive in the eastern countryside of the Idlib Governorate on Wednesday, as they attempt to retake the strategic city of Saraqib from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA). Led by the National Liberation Front (NLF), the Turkish-backed militants began their counter-offensive by storming the Syrian Arab Army’s positions in the western countryside of Saraqib. According to a military source near the city, the Syrian Arab Army was able to fend off the first wave of the militant attack, following an intense battle in western Saraqib. The source said the… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Saraqib, Syria


Syrian parliamentary elections scheduled for April 2020: Assad

Published 2020-03-04 13:26:33 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:10 P.M.) – Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad issued Decree No. 76 of 2020, scheduling the date for the parliamentary elections on Monday, April 3rd, 2020. The Presidency of the Syrian Arab Republic on Facebook announced that President Bashar al-Assad issued a decree specifying the date of Monday April 3rd, 2020 as the date for the election of members of the People’s Assembly. Meanwhile, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) published a copy of the decree, the first article of which stipulates that the date of the election will be fixed as a date for the election of members… Read on ->

Tags: Assad, Syria


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