Syria Condemns Illegitimate Excavation and Plunder of Antiquities by US, French and Turkish Troops in Areas Under Their Occupation

10 December، 2018 Damascus, SANA Syria condemned the illegal excavation works targeting its antiquities by US, French, and Turkish forces and their backers in the areas under their occupation. An official source at the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry told SANA on Monday that the Ministry condemns all illegal excavation works conducted by the US, French…

Ankara-backed National Liberation Front (NLF) Preparing Attack on Syrian Forces

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Ankara-backed National Liberation Front (NLF) has started preparing its gunmen to counter any possible attack by the Syrian Army troops in the Northern part of the country amid other terrorists’ provocative measures in the demilitarized zone in Idlib, Hama, Aleppo and Lattakia provinces, militant-affiliated sources reported on Wednesday. The sources disclosed that…

Turkey’s Hour of Reckoning in Syria

Melkulangara Bhadrakumar During a Pentagon briefing last weekend, Secretary of Defence James Mattis dropped a bombshell by innocuously slipping in that the US military intends to set up a string of observation posts on the Syrian-Turkish border. Mattis implied that Turkey was on board and that the idea was for the two militaries to jointly…

Ankara Transfers Terrorists to Turkey from Syria’s Idlib

DAMASCUS (Sputnik) – The specific names of the groups, to which the militants belong, are not indicated by the pro-government Syrian newspaper al-Watan. According to al-Watan, Turkish military has transported a significant number of militants from the demilitarized zone in the Syrian province of Idlib to a tent camp in the Turkish city of Nusaybin…

Russian MoD to Discuss Aleppo Chlorine Shelling With Ankara

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia intends to discuss with Turkey the attack on Syria’s Aleppo by militants who used shells filled with poisonous substances, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov told reporters on Sunday. “The Russian side intends to discuss this incident with the Turkish side as a guarantor of adherence to the cessation…

US Installing Observation Posts in Syria at Turkish Border

Sputnik-Middle East The United States is establishing several observation posts in northern Syria near the Turkish border in a move to share military intelligence on terrorists’ movements into Turkey from the neighboring country with Ankara, the US Defense Department said citing Defense Secretary James Mattis. “The U.S. military is setting up several observation posts in…

UAE, Saudi Arabia Dispatch Troops to Eastern Bank of Euphrates River in Syria

TEHRAN (FNA)- The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia allegedly dispatched troops to Syria’s Northeast, purportedly stationed with the US-led coalition. Although there is no estimate of how many troops were posted from the two Persian Gulf countries, the claim comes at a time when Turkey could launch an operation targeting the East bank…

In the Last 24 Hours: Elite Forces Arrive in Sweida

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Damascus Army’s elite forces, along with a large volume of arms, ammunition and equipment, arrived in the Eastern desert of Sweida over the past 24 hours to purge Toloul al-Safa of ISIL terrorists. A large number of elite forces and a large volume of weapons and munitions have arrived in the Eastern…

In the Last 48 Hours: Army Repels Terrorist Offensive in Sweida Desert

Over the past 24 hours, insurgents attacked Tel-Maraq, Tell Bizam, Qubeybat-abu-al-Houda, Halfaya in Hama province, Ikko, Latakia province, Shukaydila and Zakhabia in Aleppo province, and western outskirts of Aleppo city. During an attack at Tall-Maraq in Hama province, two Syrian servicemen were wounded. Six Syrian servicemen died and three were wounded in Hama province as…

Turkish Troops Occupy More Syrian Territory in Northwestern Syria

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Turkish military has occupied more regions and cut off water sources to Syrian territories after building a buffer wall at border with Lattakia province, a Russian media outlet reported on Friday. The Arabic-language website of Sputnik quoted local sources in the small town of Kesab in Northern Lattakia as reporting that the…

Konstantin Kosachev: The Situation in Syria Remains One of the Key Issues in Russian-Turkish Dialogue

MOSCOW, November 8. /TASS/. Moscow and Ankara are maintaining the prospect of interacting on bilateral and multilateral levels to fight terrorism in Syria, despite their different views on the situation in the war-torn Arab republic, Head of Russian Federation Council’s International Affairs Committee Konstantin Kosachev said on Thursday. “Our interpretations of what is going on…

Russian MoD: Ankara Has Failed to Implement All Responsibilities According to Idleb Agreement

1 November، 2018 Moscow, SANA Russian Ministry of Defense stressed that Turkey hasn’t implemented all the responsibilities and commitments which Idleb Agreement stipulates for regarding to the establishment of demilitarized zone. In statements published by Russian media outlets on Wednesday, the Ministry’s Spokesman Igor Konashinkov said “Ankara has failed in implementing all the responsibilities and…

Turkey Preparing Large-Scale Operation Against Syrian Kurdish Forces

Sputnik-Middle East Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan promised to clear the area east of the Euphrates River in Syria from Kurdish militia. “We are ready to smash the terrorist structure east of the Euphrates. We have completed preparations for this issue. In the near future, we will drive the terrorist organization into a corner through a large-scale and efficient operation. One…