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SYRIA POLITICS: Russia Fires Cruise Mssiles at Daesh in Syria, Desn’t Inform US

SYRIA POLITICS: Russia Fires Cruise Mssiles at Daesh in Syria, Desn’t Inform US 0

“As a result of the surprise mass missile strike, command points were destroyed and also large stores of weapons and ammunition of the IS (Daesh) terrorists in the area of Aqirbat in the Hama Province,” the ministry said.

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SYRIA POLITICS: 65 Daesh Takfiris Killed in Iran Missile Attack: IRGC

SYRIA POLITICS: 65 Daesh Takfiris Killed in Iran Missile Attack: IRGC 0

Daesh weapons and munitions cache in northern Dayr al-Zawr was “precisely struck and completely annihilated,” the statement said.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Australia Halts Operations in US-Led Coalition in Syria After Syrian Jet Hit

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Australia Halts Operations in US-Led Coalition in Syria After Syrian Jet Hit 0

“As a precautionary measure, Australian Defence Force (ADF) strike operations into Syria have temporarily ceased,” an ADF spokeswoman said.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Kurdish YPG Says ‘Major Operation’ on Syria’s Raqqa to Start in Days

SYRIA POLITICS: Kurdish YPG Says ‘Major Operation’ on Syria’s Raqqa to Start in Days 0

Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias backed by the U.S.-led coalition, has been encircling Raqqa since November.

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SYRIA POLITICS: US, Allies Sending Them More Arms to Fend Off Iran Threat: Syrian Rebels Say

SYRIA POLITICS: US, Allies Sending Them More Arms to Fend Off Iran Threat: Syrian Rebels Say 0

The stakes are high as Iran seeks to secure its influence from Tehran to Beirut in a “Shi’ite crescent” of Iranian influence through Iraq, Syria and Lebanon, where Sunni Arab states have lost out in power struggles with Iran.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Dozen Civilians Killed By US-Led Coalition Airstrikes

SYRIA POLITICS: Dozen Civilians Killed By US-Led Coalition Airstrikes 0

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said (SOHR) said on Wednesday that the airstrikes targeted the village of al-Baruda, located about 15 kilometers west of the provincial capital city of Raqqah, leaving at least 16 civilians dead.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Samples From Alleged Chemical Attacks in Syria Reveal Evidence of Sulfur Mustard, Sarin: UN Official

SYRIA POLITICS: Samples From Alleged Chemical Attacks in Syria Reveal Evidence of Sulfur Mustard, Sarin: UN Official 0

“We must not allow ourselves to become inured to the ongoing allegations of the use of chemical weapons. This is an issue about which the United Nations cannot be neutral,” Izumi Nakamitsu.

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SYRIA POLITICS: US Coalition Strike Against Syrian Forces ‘Absolutely Unacceptable’: Russian Foreign Ministry

SYRIA POLITICS: US Coalition Strike Against Syrian Forces ‘Absolutely Unacceptable’: Russian Foreign Ministry 0

“You cannot consider the US-led coalition airstrike against pro-government forces an accident or a mistake anymore. This is a deliberate action and its consequences are yet to be estimated,” Kosachev wrote on his Facebook page.

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SYRIA POLITICS: 11 Civilians Killed By US Airstrike in Daesh-Held Raqqah

SYRIA POLITICS: 11 Civilians Killed By US Airstrike in Daesh-Held Raqqah 0

US-led coalition has been conducting airstrikes against what are said to be Daesh targets inside Syria since September 2014 without any authorization from the Damascus government or a UN mandate.

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SYRIA POLITICS: 5,000 Chinese Uighurs Fighting in Militant Groups

SYRIA POLITICS: 5,000 Chinese Uighurs Fighting in Militant Groups 0

Syria’s ambassador in Beijing, Imad Moustapha: “Our estimated numbers, because of the numbers we fight against, we kill, we capture, we wound, would be around 4-5,000 Xinjiang jihadists. China as well as every other country should be extremely concerned.”

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SYRIA POLITICS: Russia Bans US-Led Coalition Warplanes From Syria Safe Zones

SYRIA POLITICS: Russia Bans US-Led Coalition Warplanes From Syria Safe Zones 0

“In terms of their actions in the de-escalation zones then from this moment these zones are closed for their flights,” Kremlin’s envoy Kazakhstan Alexander Lavrentyev says.

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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.”

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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.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Assad Negotiating With Russia to Buy Russian Missile Defense Systems to Help Defend Against Israeli, American Aggression

SYRIA POLITICS: Assad Negotiating With Russia to Buy Russian Missile Defense Systems to Help Defend Against Israeli, American Aggression 0

“It’s natural we should have such systems,” said Assad. “Israel has been committing aggressions on the Arab states surrounding it since its creation in 1948.”

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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.”

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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.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Russia to Provide Syria With Air Defense Missile Systems: Official

SYRIA POLITICS: Russia to Provide Syria With Air Defense Missile Systems: Official 0

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

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SYRIA POLITICS: US-Russia Relations: US Hardens Their Positions

SYRIA POLITICS: US-Russia Relations: US Hardens Their Positions 0

Pressure both economic and military such as sanctions and displacement from Syria and Libya shows that Washington uses any chance to prevent Putin from being elected in 2018.

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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.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Syrian Parents Name Their Children Putin

SYRIA POLITICS: Syrian Parents Name Their Children Putin 0

“Many families have even named their sons Putin. And it is no secret that the President’s own children are learning Russian,” said the official.

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