Third Joint Coordination Meeting on Closure of Rukban Camp Takes Place in Moscow

Colonel General Misintsev M.E. Good morning! Esteemed colleagues! Today, within the framework of Russian and Syrian joint coordination committees’ session we carry out the third coordination meeting on closure of the Rukban camp. Along with the permanent participants of Russian and Syrian joint coordination committees’ session, today’s coordination meeting, as in the two previous coordination…

Reports of Clashes Between Russian and Iranian Troops in Syria are Untrue

20 April، 2019 Damascus, SANA A military source announced on Saturday that it is categorically untrue what has been broadcast by a number of websites and written media outlets about clashes that erupted between Russian and Iranian troops in Deir Ezzor and Aleppo. “General Command of the army and armed forces categorically refutes those reports…

FSB: Nearly 1,500 Foreign Terrorists Arrived in Europe from Middle East

ST.PETERSBURG, April 18. /TASS/ Some 1,500 foreign terrorists, who took part in combat actions in the Middle East, are in Europe now, Director of Russia’s Federal Security Service Alexander Bortnikov told a conference on countering international terrorism on Thursday. “Some 1,500 out of 5,000 terrorists have arrived in the European Union from the Middle East,…

Iranian FM Meets Turkish President to Discuss Economic Ties, Syria

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara on Wednesday to confer on ways to further broaden bilateral economic relations as well as regional developments, specially in Syria. During the meeting, Zarif congratulated Erdogan on successful elections and mass-participation of people in the recent…

Turkey Aims to Seize Tell Rifaat after Russian Forces Withdrawal

South Front On April 11, the Syrian Military Intelligence Directorate prevented a terrorist attack in the city of Homs. Local sources said that intelligence agents dismantled a remotely-controlled heavy improvised-explosive device, which was attached to a civilian vehicle near the Akramah al-Makhzomeh Elementary School. The attack perpetrators were reportedly apprehended in a special operation. No…

Washington’s Long War on Syria is Not Over

Stephen Gowans If you think Washington’s long war on Syria has been largely defeated by the combined opposition of Syria, Russia, Iran, and Hezbollah, think again. While attention turns to another US regime change campaign, this one in Venezuela, the long war on Syria grinds on. “The United States still has cards to play in…

Russia: US Occupation of Syria Remains Obstacle to Solving Rukban Crisis

TEHRAN (FNA)- The easiest way to resolve Syria’s Rukban camp issue is to put an end to the unlawful US occupation of the Syrian territory, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stated on the outcomes of the talks with his Jordan colleague Ayman Safadi. “I think that the easiest and most effective choice would be to…

Rukban Tribal Leaders Say They Trust Russia, Syria

JLEB /Syria/, April 3. /TASS/. Elders of tribes locked up in the Rukban refugee camp said during a conference to disband the camp on Tuesday they had trust in Russia and the Syrian government. “We started to trust the Russian and Syrian side, and this was fully demonstrated during the second coordination meeting. We will…

US Deliberately Delays Resolution to the Rukban Camp Catastrophe

Today, the second coordination meeting has been held at the Jleb checkpoint to discuss activities aimed at disbanding of the Rukban camp. The joint work was carried out in an atmosphere of mutual trust with the participation of representatives of all sides who were also present at the first meeting on March 26. Representatives of…