SEARCH POLITICOSCOPE CONTENT



Back to homepage

Tag "Damascus"

SYRIA POLITICS: Assad Fully Supports Russian Safe Zones Proposal: Foreign Ministry

SYRIA POLITICS: Assad Fully Supports Russian Safe Zones Proposal: Foreign Ministry 0

UN’s Syria envoy, Staffan de Mistura, called on the militants to return to the negotiating table “because what is important is also to look at the possibility of an outcome on a de-escalation.”

Read Full Article
SYRIA POLITICS: Syrian Rebels Fight Each Other, 38 Fighters Killed in First 24 Hours

SYRIA POLITICS: Syrian Rebels Fight Each Other, 38 Fighters Killed in First 24 Hours 0

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it documented the deaths of 38 fighters in the first 24 hours of fighting between rebel groups. It also reported civilian casualties.

Read Full Article
ISRAEL POLITICS: Israel Played Negative Role Fueling Conflict in Syria: Analyst

ISRAEL POLITICS: Israel Played Negative Role Fueling Conflict in Syria: Analyst 0

“The Israelis do not want peaceful solution. They are using pretext to destroy Hezbollah and bomb ammunition depot,” Rustem Safronov says.

Read Full Article
SYRIA POLITICS: Israel Says Airstrike at Damascus Airport ‘in Line With Israel Policy to Stop Iran Arms Transfers’

SYRIA POLITICS: Israel Says Airstrike at Damascus Airport ‘in Line With Israel Policy to Stop Iran Arms Transfers’ 0

According to “senior” Syrian rebel sources who spoke to Reuters, the blasts allegedly struck an ammunition warehouse “used by Iranian-backed forces.”

Read Full Article
SYRIA POLITICS: Revealed! Russia to Deploy Ground Forces to Syria: Syrian Military Says

SYRIA POLITICS: Revealed! Russia to Deploy Ground Forces to Syria: Syrian Military Says 0

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Damascus and Moscow were engaged in negotiations to put into operation more air defense systems inside Syria.

Read Full Article
SYRIA POLITICS: ISIS ‘Essentially Moved’ Its HQ From Raqqa to Deir ez-Zor

SYRIA POLITICS: ISIS ‘Essentially Moved’ Its HQ From Raqqa to Deir ez-Zor 0

ISIS, the jihadists and their military command are now centered some 140 kilometers southeast of the city of Raqqa, the US media report claimed.

Read Full Article
RUSSIA POLITICS: Putin On Syria Missile Strike By US, Says NATO Nodding Like Bobble Heads

RUSSIA POLITICS: Putin On Syria Missile Strike By US, Says NATO Nodding Like Bobble Heads 0

“What was the reaction of the NATO allies? All of them are nodding like bobble heads,” Putin said in an interview with Mir 24 TV channel.

Read Full Article
RUSSIA POLITICS: Putin Orders Missile-Armed Ship to Syria After US Attack

RUSSIA POLITICS: Putin Orders Missile-Armed Ship to Syria After US Attack 0

“Russian ship armed with cruise missiles Kalibr will visit the logistics base in Tartus,” a source said. The Admiral Grigorovich is capable of carrying a Ka-27 or Ka-31 helicopter and can reach speeds of up to 30 knots (55kph).

Read Full Article
SYRIA POLITICS: Syrian Army, Rebels Fight Fiercely in Northeast Damascus

SYRIA POLITICS: Syrian Army, Rebels Fight Fiercely in Northeast Damascus 0

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his army, Russian, Iranian and Shi’ite forces, have steady succession of military victories over the past 18 months.

Read Full Article
SYRIA POLITICS: In Backing Assad, Russia Looks to Outdo Iran

SYRIA POLITICS: In Backing Assad, Russia Looks to Outdo Iran 0

“Russia is wary of Turkey, but prefers squeezing it and limiting its movement, instead of mounting full-frontal attack,” a political figure in Damascus said.

Read Full Article
SYRIA POLITICS: Bashar al-Assad Army Recaptures All Towns, Villages in Wadi Barada Valley Near Damascus

SYRIA POLITICS: Bashar al-Assad Army Recaptures All Towns, Villages in Wadi Barada Valley Near Damascus 0

Military support from President Bashar al-Assad’s foreign allies, including Russia, Iran and Lebanese group Hezbollah, have been instrumental in helping turn the nearly six-year civil war in his favour.

Read Full Article
SYRIA POLITICS: Assad Army Wins Water Spring Near Damascus

SYRIA POLITICS: Assad Army Wins Water Spring Near Damascus 0

“The Syrian army has entered Ain al-Fija … and raised the Syrian flag over the spring installation,” the Hezbollah media unit’s statement said. It said this was part of a deal reached with insurgents, who under the agreement would depart the area.

Read Full Article
SYRIA POLITICS: Syrian Army Advances Towards Damaged Damascus Water Source

SYRIA POLITICS: Syrian Army Advances Towards Damaged Damascus Water Source 0

The army and the Lebanese Shi’ite Muslim militia Hezbollah gained complete control of the town of Baseimah, taking them close to Ain al-Fija where the water springs are located.

Read Full Article
SYRIA POLITICS: Air Strikes Resume On Rebel-Held Damascus Water

SYRIA POLITICS: Air Strikes Resume On Rebel-Held Damascus Water 0

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said air strikes began on Sunday morning, after a lull since Saturday morning during which a new round of negotiations over repairs took place.

Read Full Article
SYRIA POLITICS: Russia To Start Talks With US On Aleppo Rebel Withdrawal

SYRIA POLITICS: Russia To Start Talks With US On Aleppo Rebel Withdrawal 0

“Those armed groups who refuse to leave eastern Aleppo will be considered to be terrorists,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.

Read Full Article
SYRIA POLITICS: Battle For Aleppo Escalates

SYRIA POLITICS: Battle For Aleppo Escalates 0

U.N. humanitarian adviser said on Friday the besieged population of eastern Aleppo faced a “very bleak moment” with no food or medical supplies.

Read Full Article
SYRIA POLITICS: Assad Hopes To Benefit From Trump’s Election Win

SYRIA POLITICS: Assad Hopes To Benefit From Trump’s Election Win 0

Syrian Assad and his allies hope to benefit from Donald Trump’s election win, believing it has saved them from an interventionist Clinton administration.

Read Full Article
SYRIA: Moscow Vows To Press On With Assault In Syria

SYRIA: Moscow Vows To Press On With Assault In Syria 0

Moscow and Damascus launched an assault to recapture the rebel-held sector of Aleppo this month, abandoning a new ceasefire a week after it took effect.

Read Full Article
SYRIA: Syrian Army, Allied Militia Seized Ground North Of Aleppo

SYRIA: Syrian Army, Allied Militia Seized Ground North Of Aleppo 0

The capture of the Handarat camp a few kilometres north of Aleppo marked the first major ground advance of the offensive, which the government announced.

Read Full Article
SYRIA: Ceasefire Approaches: Assad Emboldened, Opposition Wary

SYRIA: Ceasefire Approaches: Assad Emboldened, Opposition Wary 0

“The Syrian state is determined to recover every area from the terrorists,” Bashar al-Assad said in an interview broadcast by state media.

Read Full Article