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Assad’s aide: Syrian defenses smarter than US missiles

The political adviser to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has praised Syria’s air defenses for intercepting most of the missiles fired by the US and its allies at the Arab country on Saturday. Bouthaina Shaaban said in remarks published on the Lebanon-based al-Mayadeen website that the victory marks the beginning of the end ...

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Putin warns against provocation amid hype over Syria gas attack claims

Russia’s president has warned against any recourse to provocative measures over allegations of a new chemical attack in Syria, amid rising threats of a military action by the US and its allies against the Damascus government, which they blame for the reported incident. In a phone call on Monday, Putin and German ...

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Northeastern Syria: Heavy Infighting Erupts among US-Backed Militants in Raqqa

TEHRAN (FNA)- Kurdish fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and other SDF-affiliated militants engaged in a fresh round of fierce clashes in Raqqa province in Northeastern Syria yesterday, local sources reported on Wednesday. The sources said that the Kurdish fighters clashed with the SDF-affiliated Raqqa Thowar Brigade, whose members ...

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El grupo Failaq al Rahman negocia su rendición con el Ejército sirio en la Guta Oriental

Un cese el fuego fue acordado el jueves entre el grupo armado Failaq al Rahman y el Ejército sirio. Según una fuente militar en Damasco, el cese el fuego comenzó en la noche del jueves a medianoche en las áreas controladas por Failaq al Rahman. Entre las áreas controladas por ...

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Syria blasts international silence on incessant terrorist attacks against civilians

The Syrian government has decried the silence of the international community on the incessant terrorist attacks against civilian neighborhoods in Damascus, calling on the United Nations to expose the real goals behind the ongoing foreign-sponsored militancy against the Arab country. The Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, in two separate letters ...

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Syria’s president visits troops in Eastern Ghouta near Damascus

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has visited army positions and talked to Syrian forces in Eastern Ghouta suburb of the capital Damascus, Syrian state news agency SANA reports. President Assad with the heroes of Syrian Arab Army at the frontlines in Eastern Ghouta, SANA reported. Photos released by Syria’s official news agency ...

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Syrian army forces in key East Ghouta town in major blow to militants

This photo released on March 7, 2018 by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows Syrian government soldiers advancing during a battle against militants in Eastern Ghouta. Syrian armed forces have entered a strategic town in Eastern Ghouta as they press ahead with their push to liberate the suburban area ...

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Militants, sponsors must act to make Syria truce work: Russia FM

Russia says it has done its part to usher in calm in the militant-besieged Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta, where it has announced a humanitarian pause, saying the ball is now in the court of militants and their supporters to make the truce in Syria work. Speaking at the UN Human Rights ...

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Syria Foils Major US-Israeli Plot in Eastern Ghouta: Military Source

Syria’s army and its allies recently managed to foil a major US-Israeli plot for facilitating the transfer of thousands of terrorists to the Arab country’s Eastern Ghouta region near Damascus, a Syrian military source said. Speaking to Tasnim on Saturday on condition of anonymity, the source said Israeli warplanes had ...

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Russia, Iran, Turkey agree on protecting Syria integrity, fighting terror: Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Moscow, Tehran and Ankara see eye to eye on the need to fight terrorism in Syria and maintain its territorial integrity despite pursuing different political agendas. In an address to Russia’s Federation Council, the upper house of the parliament, on Friday, Lavrov hailed the intra-Syrian peace talks in ...

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