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Syrian Army presses forward in west Aleppo as they approach key base

Published 2020-02-13 21:29:22 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:10 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is still on the move in the Aleppo Governorate, as their forces attempt to reach the strategic Regiment 46 Base. READ ALSO: Syrian Army Captures Militant Stronghold in Southwest Aleppo According to the latest field report from Aleppo, the Syrian Arab Army is advancing west from recently captured Kafr Joum, while another unit makes a push from a separate axis in the Aleppo Governorate. The report said the Syrian Army has already captured a number of points this evening, including some areas wet of Kafr Joum. This latest advance by… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Syria


Russian military announces Aleppo-Damascus Highway is under full Syrian Army control

Published 2020-02-13 20:27:41 by News Desk in Syria

The Syrian armed forces have established full control over the strategically important highway linking the country’s northern capital Aleppo with major cities in the south, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday. “At present, a vital transport corridor in Syria – the M5 highway linking the besieged northern capital Aleppo with Syria’s southern cities (Hama, Homs and Damascus) has been liberated from terrorists,” the statement reads. Syria’s SANA news agency reported a few hours later that Syrian government forces, advancing from the Western outskirts of Aleppo, liberated the inhabited localities of Sheikh-Ali, Arada and Arnaz from terrorists…. Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Idlib, Russia, Syria


Iran threatens ‘crushing response’ to Israel’s ‘stupid moves’

Published 2020-02-13 19:26:15 by News Desk in Iran, Middleeast

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi has responded to Israeli Defence Minister Naftali Bennett’s warning urging Tehran to get out of Syria, telling reporters that Iran would continue to defend its interests both in Syria and throughout the Middle East, and warning Israel against escalatory behaviour. “The Islamic Republic of Iran will show a crushing and regrettable response to any act of aggression or stupid move from that Zionist regime against our country’s interests in Syria and the region,” Mousavi said, his remarks published on the foreign ministry’s website. Mousavi noted that Iran “has been present in Syria at… Read on ->

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Tags: Iran, Israel


Syrian Army intensifies attack against foreign jihadists in northeast Latakia: video

Published 2020-02-13 19:17:05 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 P.M.) – Despite the harsh weather conditions in northwestern Syria, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is involved in heavy clashes with the jihadist rebels of the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP) in the northeastern countryside of the Latakia Governorate. READ ALSO: Jihadists Take Advantage of Poor Weather to Launch Offensive in Idlib The Syrian Arab Army reconnaissance units began to intensify their operations along the contact lines in the northeastern countryside of Latakia, which extend from the Turkish border in the north, to the northwestern border of the Al-Ghaab Plain region, passing through the areas overlooking the strategic… Read on ->

Tags: Latakia, Syria


“Qassem Soleimani’s death will lead to Jerusalem’s liberation”: IRGC

Published 2020-02-13 18:52:51 by News Desk in Iran, Palestine

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:30 P.M.) – The Spokesperson for the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Brigadier General Ramadan Sharif, said on Thursday that the killing of Major-General Qassem Soleimani would lead to the liberation of Jerusalem. READ ALSO: Iran Warns US Actions ‘Won’t Go Unanswered’ Sharif pointed out in a statement posted by the Fars News Agency that during the fortnightly ceremony of Qassem Soleiman that “the plot of our enemies has become ineffective. America has become Iran’s worst enemy and the Islamic world.” He continued, “The leaders who graduated from the school of the martyr Soleimani and in light of… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, IRGC, Jerusalem, Palestine


Syrian Army approaching strategic military base in west Aleppo

Published 2020-02-13 18:33:54 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:20 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is quickly approaching the strategic Regiment 46 Base in the western countryside of the Aleppo Governorate, a source told Al-Masdar from the provincial capital. READ ALSO: Front-line Footage from Syrian Army’s Aleppo Offensive According to the source, the Syrian Arab Army has captured several sites near the base on Thursday, including a number of points in the western sector of Aleppo. The source added that the Syrian Army is hoping to capture the Regiment 46 Base in the next 48 hours, despite interference from the Turkish military who has been… Read on ->

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Tags: Aleppo, Syria


Watch: Russian aircraft stalk Turkish troops in Syria

Published 2020-02-13 17:39:10 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:20 P.M.) – A new video released on Thursday showed the Russian Air Force monitoring a Turkish military convoy as it entered Syria’s Idlib Governorate this week. READ ALSO: Massive Turkish Military Convoy Enters Idlib Amid Reports of Jihadist Counter Offensive In the video, which was released by Sputnik Arabic’s official YouTube channel on Thursday, showed footage from a Russian reconnaissance drone as it followed a Turkish military convoy inside the Idlib Governorate. The Turkish military convoy was believed to be heading towards one of their observation posts near the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) front-lines in either the… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Idlib, Russia, Syria


Turkey claims 55 Syrian soldiers were ‘neutralized’ by their forces

Published 2020-02-13 17:19:23 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

The Turkish Armed Forces “neutralized” another 55 Syrian servicemen in Idlib, the Turkish Defense Ministry said in a statement Thursday. “According to the latest data, 55 elements of the Syrian regime were neutralized in the Idlib zone [12 February],” the ministry said. On Tuesday, the Turkish Defense Ministry stated that 51 units belonging to the Syrian Army, including two tanks, an anti-aircraft installation site and a munitions depot, have been destroyed. On Monday, the ministry reported that five Turkish soldiers had been killed and five others wounded in shelling of the Idlib observation post by the Syrian army. In response,… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, Turkey


Breaking: Syrian Army captures new ground in southwest Aleppo after failed jihadist offensive

Published 2020-02-13 15:55:24 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) resumed their offensive in the southwestern region of Aleppo on Thursday, following a failed operation by the jihadist rebels last night. READ ALSO: Syrian Army Recovered Over 600 Sq KM of Territory in Northwest Syria According to a field report from Aleppo, the Syrian Arab Army, alongside the Local Defense Forces (LDF) and Liwaa Al-Quds (Palestinian paramilitary), began their push by capturing territory around Rif Muhandiseen, giving their forces fire control over nearby Kafr Joum. Following this move, the Syrian Army was able to impose full control over Kafr Joum… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Syria


Syrian gov’t passes resolution condemning the genocide of Armenians, Assyrians, Syriacs

Published 2020-02-13 15:41:44 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:15 P.M.) – The Syrian Parliament unanimously adopted a resolution on Thursday that called for the recognition and condemnation of the genocide of Armenians, Assyrians, and Syriacs that took place in the early part of the 20th Century. “The Syrian Parliament adopts a resolution condemning and recognizing the crime of genocide committed against the Armenians by the Ottoman Empire at the beginning of the 20th Century,” the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported on Thursday. In the officially statement, however, the genocide of Assyrians and Syriacs was also mentioned in the text. The Syrian government previously announced their… Read on ->

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Tags: Armenia, Syria


Syrians in eastern Qamishli pelt US patrol vehicles with rocks: video

Published 2020-02-13 15:04:32 by News Desk in Syria

Locals in a village east of the town of Qamishli in north-eastern Syria were seen throwing rocks at a military convoy carrying US flags on Wednesday, after a Syrian civilian was reportedly killed during a confrontation with US troops. Footage filmed in the village of Khirbet Amo close to Qamishli shows locals hurling rocks and other debris at the military convoy, while a small fire breaks out on the side of one of the vehicles. A local resident described to Ruptly the initial confrontation between the US troops and the villagers. “The Americans came in and faced resistance from the… Read on ->

Tags: Qamishli, Syria, US


Turkish special forces deployed to Idlib amid new Syrian Army advance

Published 2020-02-13 14:52:22 by News Desk in Syria

Turkey has deployed special forces commandos to Idlib, Syria, Anadolu Agency has reported. According to the news agency’s sources, armoured transports containing special forces troops were sent to Idlib through Reyhanli, a city near the border with Syria in Turkey’s Hatay province. The Turkish military has also reportedly deployed multiple launch rocket artillery systems on the border with the Arab Republic. Later Thursday, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar confirmed that reinforcements were being deployed to Idlib to “ensure the ceasefire,” and warned that the military would use force against anyone who violates the ceasefire, including unspecified ‘radical’ groups. Moscow: Syrian… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria, Turkey


Syrian military kills scores of jihadists in devastating attack in southern Aleppo

Published 2020-02-13 14:42:09 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:20 P.M.) – The Syrian military carried out a powerful attack over southern Aleppo last night that targeted a large gathering of jihadists near the provincial capital. READ ALSO: Syrian Army Scores Massive Advance Across Southern Aleppo According to a military report, the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) heavily targeted a gathering of jihadists from a number of factions in southern Aleppo, scoring a direct hit on their positions. The report said as a result of the attack, the jihadists rebels suffered more than 40 casualties in southern Aleppo, making these strikes one of the most devastating of… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Syria


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