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…

US Army Sets up New Military Base at Iraq’s Border with Syria

TEHRAN (FNA)- The US army has set up a new military base in Western Anbar at Iraq’s border with Syria, local officials disclosed on Sunday. The Arabic-language al-Ma’aloumah news website quoted Farhan Mahd al-Deilami, a member of Anbar province Council, as reporting that the US forces have established a new base in the Western part…

US Seeks to Frustrate OPCW Probe into Aleppo Chemical Attack

MOSCOW, December 7. /TASS/. The United States seeks to disrupt the investigation into the chemical attack by terrorists in Syria’s Aleppo on November 24 and the US State Department’s allegations that this incident was staged obviously pursue this goal, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Friday. “The Russian Defense Ministry interprets the US State Department’s…

US-Led Coalition Strikes Hajin, Local Hospital Completely Destroyed

Sputnik-Middle East The Friday airstrikes of the US-led Coalition have completely destroyed a hospital in the Syrian city of Hajin in the eastern Deir ez-Zor province, Ikhbariya broadcaster reported. SANA and the Ikhbariya broadcaster reported earlier on Friday that eight more civilians were killed in recent airstrikes on Hajin. All of the killed civilians were…

ISIL Expanding Footprint in Syria’s East Controlled by US

TEHRAN (FNA)- Terrorists in Syria are still present only on the territory controlled by the US in al-Tanf area and on the Eastern bank of the Euphrates River, head of the Russian General Staff Valery Gerasimov said on Wednesday at a briefing for foreign military attaches. “Today the ISIL militants are staying just East of…

More Civilians Killed, Injured in US Raids, Artillery Attacks in Eastern Syria

TEHRAN (FNA)- The US-led coalition warplanes and US-backed militia’s artillery units targeted residential areas in Southeastern Deir Ezzur on Wednesday, killing and wounding over 40 civilians. Militant-affiliated sources reported that the fighter jets and the Syrian Democratic Forces’ (SDF) artillery units targeted over 40 times residential areas in the town of Hajin in Southeastern Deir…

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…

US Forces Training ISIL Terrorists in Bases at Iraq-Syria Border

TEHRAN (FNA)- ISIL terrorists have gone under training in the US-run basses at Iraq’s border with Syria to be regrouped for fresh activities, an Iraqi expert said on Wednesday. The Arabic-language al-Ma’aloumah news website quoted Hafez Al Basharah, an Iraqi political expert, as saying that the US forces, deployed at bases in border regions between…

CENTCOM: Activation of Russian S-400s in Syria Increases Threat to US Troops

Sputnik-Middle East The activation of Russian S-400 missile defenсe systems in Syria would pose an increased threat to American troops and US-led coalition forces, Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, nominee to head US Central Command (CENTCOM), said during his confirmation hearing in the US Senate on Tuesday. “The S-400, once activated, will increase the threat to our…

Lavrov: US Actions in Eastern Syria are Illegal

2 December، 2018 Moscow, SANA Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that US steps in the east of Syria are illegitimate, expressing Moscow’s concerns over them. Speaking in an interview with Rossiya 1 TV channel, Lavrov said that the US is trying to pretend that its presence and steps are temporary. “What is happening on…

Civilians Victimized Again in US Airstrikes in Deir Ezzor

TEHRAN (FNA)- Several civilians were killed and wounded in the US-led coalition fighter jets’ attacks against residential areas in Eastern Deir Ezzor. Local sources in Eastern Deir Ezzur reported on Thursday that the US warplanes targeted the town of Hajin, killing 6 and wounding a number of civilians on Wednesday, adding that some of the…

US Plot to Occupy Strategic Iraq-Syria Corridor Revealed

TEHRAN (FNA)- Hundreds of US-backed militants were sent from al-Tanf region in Southeastern Syria to Western Iraq to take control of the strategic Qa’em-Albu Kamal corridor in Eastern Syria. The Arabic-language Sham Times reported on Thursday that the US-led coalition has transferred nearly 850 of the 11,000 militia stationed in Southeastern Syria to its military…

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…