US-led Coalition Conducted Strike on Civilian Homes in Deir Ezzor

18 October، 2018 Deir Ezzor, SANA The US-led international coalition committed a new massacre against Syrian civilians in al-Swseh town in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor. Local sources stated that the warplanes of international coalition targeted with several airstrikes al-Swseh town,140 km east of Deir Ezzor, causing the martyrdom and injury of a number…

Statement of V. Nebenzi at the UN Security Council Meeting on Syria

Speech of the Permanent Representative to the UN, V. Nebenzi, at the UN Security Council meeting on Syria Mr Chairman, We are grateful for the briefing to the special envoy Staffan de Mistura. It’s not time to say words of farewell. We will save them for the future, especially since Staffan promised to work in…

Bassam Sabbagh: Terrorists and Affiliated Transnational Organizations Committed All Manner of Crimes Against Syrians

16 October، 2018 Vienna, SANA Syria’s Permanent Representative to the UN Bassam Sabbagh stressed that terrorist organizations regardless of their names which are backed by regional and international parties have practiced all types and forms of transnational organized crimes against the Syrian people over the past years. In a speech delivered before 9th Conference of…

Raqqa: US-led Coalition’s Ongoing Denials an Insult to Survivors

Amnesty International Disappointing Pentagon communiqué spurns liability for civilian casualties Coalition strikes destroyed 80% of Raqqa, killing hundreds of civilians Ongoing Amnesty International investigation reveals evidence of dozens of new civilian victims The US-led Coalition’s ongoing failure to admit to, let alone adequately investigate, the shocking scale of civilian deaths and destruction it caused in…

Chemical Weapons and War Crimes: US Use White Phosphorous Munitions in Syria

Peter Korzun The US-led coalition used white phosphorus (WP) munitions delivering air strikes in the Syrian province of Deir Ez-Zor on Oct.13. The attack resulted in casualties among civilians. Last month, WP munitions were also used by two US Air Force (USAF) F-15s in an attack on the town of Hajin, Deir-ez-Zor. The Syrian government has repeatedly condemned the…

US Coalition Strikes Syrian Town Using Banned White Phosphorus

Sputnik-Middle East The reported strikes are not the first time that the US-led coalition has been accused of using the banned munitions in recent weeks. Last month, the Russian military reported that US strikes using white phosphorus had resulted in major fires and civilian casualties in the eastern Syrian province of Deir Ez-Zor. The strikes,…

Russia’s Permanent OPCW Representative Gives Statement in The Hague on Syria

Russia’s Permanent Representative to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Alexander Shulgin is making a statement ​in The Hague on Friday, October 12. Shulgin is expected to comment on the statement made by the UK Ambassador to the Netherlands, Peter Wilson, during the OPCW’s 89th Executive Council Session. During the speech, Wilson…

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova’s Remarks on the Situation in Syria

Briefing by Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova, Koktebel, October 10, 2018 Syria update The overall situation in Syria remains tense. Meanwhile, the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding on the Stabilisation of the Situation in the Idlib De-escalation Zone is ongoing (as you may recall, this was signed following Russian President Vladimir Putin’s talks with…

Syria Calls for the Immediate Release of Political Prisoner, Sudqi al-Maqt

10 October، 2018 Damascus, SANA Syria has called for the immediate release of prisoner Sudqi al-Maqt, stressing that the new unjust sentence against the Syrian prisoner al-Maqt is the subsequent of his role in unveiling the involvement of the Israeli occupation authorities in providing arms, health services and financial support to the armed terrorist groups,…

Syria Denounces Efforts to Politicize OPCW

Damascus, Oct 10 (Prensa Latina) The efforts by the United States, France and the United Kingdom to politicize the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) are dangerous, and the decision to broaden its mandate is illegal, said Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad on Tuesday. The Syrian official warned against those efforts and…