Syria

Images show Iran rebuilding military base on Iraq-Syria border

Iran is continuing construction on a military base near the Iraq-Syria border, new satellite images taken on Sunday show. The Imam Ali military base was partially destroyed in an airstrike in early September. ImageSat International (ISI) analysts said that the new images show eight zones of...

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 9:17am

Iran's supreme leader lauds Syria's "resistance" against U.S.

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei lauded what he called Syria's "resistance" against U.S. and its allies' pressures on the Arab country, Tasnim news agency reported on Tuesday. "Resistance of the Syrian president and people has been the main reason behind...

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 2:52pm

UN strongly suggests coalition may be guilty of war crimes

The United Nations Human Rights Council said on Tuesday that parties to the conflict in Yemen, namely participants in the Saudi-led coalition, may be guilty of war crimes. A 41-page report by the Group of Regional and International Eminent Experts on Yemen, which was commissioned by the UN, "...

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 10:03am

'No troops in Syria': China refutes media reports alleging conflict involvement

Media reports about the alleged Chinese military involvement in the Syrian conflict are speculations that provide false interpretation of the Chinese political course, Chinese Special Envoy for Syria Xie Xiaoyan said on Monday. “Recently, some media speculations that China is going to...

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 10:10am

Israeli defense chief: Syrian front will be more quiet with Assad rule restored

The Syrian government has been restoring its control over the country, with the latest military operation being carried out against jihadists in the south of the Arab Republic. Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman has stated that he believes that the Syrian front will be more quiet with the...

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 11:07am

Syria’s war: Evacuation of rebels from Quneitra begins

Rebels in the southwest province of Quneitra in Syria have started leaving the area after giving up their fight against government forces near the frontier with Israel, according to Syrian state media. A convoy of buses on Friday mid-afternoon carried the first batch of rebels, their family...

Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 12:31am

Terrorists will return to Syria if Iran, Russia withdraw troops - Tehran

According to Iranian ex-foreign minister and Supreme Leader's Aide Ali Akbar Velayati, Iranian and Russian troops will stay in Syria in order to guarantee that terrorists won't continue their activity in the war-torn country. Addressing the Syrian conflict, the official stated, that...

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 11:18am

Israel attacks Syrian army positions after drone breached its airspace

Israel's army struck Syrian army positions after a drone from the neighboring country entered its airspace a day earlier, a military spokesperson said Thursday. The spokesperson said in a statement that three positions were attacked "in response to the infiltration of the Syrian UAV (...

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 10:43am

Jordan launches campaign to help displaced Syrians

Jordan Prime Minister Omar Razzaz on Sunday launched a nationwide campaign to provide aid to the displaced Syrians inside the Syrian territories. In a post on his official Twitter account, Razzaz said the campaign seeks to reduce pressure on the Syrians and deliver aid to those in need. "We...

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 11:02am

Al-Nusra attack on pro-gov't settlements in south Syria repelled - Russian MoD

Nusra Front terrorists had carried out an attack targeting settlements that had joined the government forces in the southern de-escalation zone, the Russian military reported. According to the Russian Center for Syrian reconciliation, almost 70 al-Nusra (also known as Tahrir al-Sham) militants...

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 10:35am

Syria's Bashar al-Assad to visit North Korea

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad is set to visit North Korea in what would be the first visit by an international head of state to the country since Kim Jong-un came to power, North Korean state media reported. Assad is said to have told the North Korean envoy to Damascus, Mun Jong-nam, that...

Monday, June 4, 2018 - 10:59am