Truce with Western-backed rebels takes effect
Saturday 30th Sep 2017
posted by James Tweedie in World
Isis launched a counteroffensive against government troops and US-backed militias in eastern Syria yesterday.
The death cult claimed to have recaptured the towns of al-Shoula and Bi’r Ghabaghib, both recently taken by the army, in an attack spearheaded by suicide car bombers.
Friday 29th Sep 2017
Moscow denies attacks on US-backed fighters
Tuesday 26th Sep 2017
RUSSIA accused the US and its Syrian allies yesterday of collusion with Isis terrorists.
Moscow released aerial photographs claiming to show US commandos and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) forces camped in supposedly Isis-occupied zones of eastern Deir Ezzor province without defensive...
Monday 25th Sep 2017
posted by Morning Star in World
AUTHORITIES in northern Syria hailed the first votes cast yesterday in what they call a first step toward Kurdish autonomy in the disputed region.
Voters were deciding on leaders across 3,700 communes where Kurdish groups have held sway in some cases since 2011 when the Syrian civil...
Saturday 23rd Sep 2017
MOSCOW issued a stern warning to Washington yesterday, saying that it has deployed special forces alongside Syrian troops in Deir Ezzor province and will retaliate if they come under fire.
Russia’s Defence Ministry said that the US-allied Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have...
Friday 22nd Sep 2017
FOREIGN jihadists launched a major offensive in central Syria yesterday even as the army expanded its bridgehead across the River Euphrates.
The al-Qaida-linked Hetesh alliance attacked the heavily fortified town of Ma’an in Hama province, south of the insurgent stronghold of...
Wednesday 20th Sep 2017
THE Syrian army was poised to strike across the Euphrates river yesterday in its race to reach the Iraqi border before US-backed Kurdish forces.
The army took Jafrah, outside Deir Ezzor on the river’s west bank, surrounding Isis fighters stuck in districts of the city freed from...
Wednesday 13th Sep 2017
RUSSIAN Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said yesterday that Saudi Arabia backs a ceasefire by the jihadist groups it funds in Syria.
Speaking in Syria’s southern neighbour Jordan after talks with Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi, Mr Lavrov said that Riyadh supported the...
Tuesday 12th Sep 2017
SYRIAN government forces shattered the Isis siege of Deir Ezzor and the city’s military airport at the weekend, pressing forward to attack the extremists’ positions in the Thardeh mountains.
Army units advanced from the recently liberated town of al-Malha to the Panorama...
Monday 11th Sep 2017