Carrying both Syrian flags and the traditional five-coloured Druze flag, the small crowd of Arab Druze gathered near the ceasefire line, where they used megaphones to shout across to Syrian soldiers on the other side of the security fence.
Das Zentralkomitee der regierenden Baath-Partei hat am gleichen Tag getagt. Dabei hat Baschar gesagt, dass die Provinz Idlib und auch andere von Aufständischen besetzten Landesteile wieder unter Kontrolle des Staates gebracht würden.
The crowd marked the Saturday event by wearing their traditional black garbs and white hats while waving Syrian flags and pictures of Assad. The gathering Druze shouted support for the president into megaphones and were answered by Syrian soldiers who were standing behind a security fence on the opposite side of the border.
(21.09.2018) An Israeli military official says its „deconfliction line“ with Russia for their air forces in Syria will be improved after a Russian plane was hit by Syrian forces responding to an Israeli raid.
He spoke anonymously according to protocol Friday after an Israeli delegation returned from Moscow where they briefed officials on the incident that killed 15 Russians.
He proceeded to say that Moscow had halted the delivery of S-300s to Damascus back in 2013 at Israel’s request, but the situation around the delivery has changed „through no fault of Russia.“
Editor’s note: Fake translations of this story are on the internet. This is a real one and Israel’s story about it’s pilots not seeing the Russian plane are cast aside as the total bullshit they are.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday described the downing of a Russian plane in Syria as the result of “tragic chance events,” appearing to dial back a rare flare-up in tensions with Israel.
According to Russian Defense Ministry spokesperson Igor Konashenkov, the Russian transport plane was shot down Monday night, local time, as Israel F-16’s attempted to use it as cover while carrying out a bombing mission against targets in the Latakia region of western Syria near the Meditarranean coast.
„By using the Russian plane as cover the Israeli air pilots made it vulnerable to Syrian air defense fire. As a result, the Ilyushin-20, its reflective surface being far greater than that of the F-16, was downed by a missile launched with the S-200 system,“ Konashenkov told reporters.
Die Türkei und Russland wollen im syrischen Idlib eine entmilitarisierte Zone errichten.
Bundesaußenminister Maas begrüßt den Plan, auf den sich Russlands Präsident Putin und sein türkischer Amtskollege Erdoğan geeinigt haben.
(6.8.2018) The Kurdish delegation, however, did not offer much information, simply saying that committees will be set up to prepare for a transition to the phase of negotiations.
This Kurdish-regime dialogue, which was held July 26-27, offered optimism that war may not be the only option, yet there are many obstacles left to overcome. For one thing, the 50,000-strong SDF and the proposed model of democratic autonomy, with its abundant local institutions, are not easy for a centralized system like Damascus to accept.
(28.7.2018) A Syrian Kurdish group said on Saturday it had decided with the government to “chart a roadmap to a democratic and decentralized Syria”, but there was no immediate confirmation from Damascus.
(10.5.2018) Putin, Trump, Netanyahu und offensichtlich auch Bashir Assad spielen alle auf derselben Seite. Irans Präsident Hassan Rohani sollte mit dem Abzug seiner Truppen aus Syrien drohen und endgültig mit Russland brechen.
Israel hat nach eigenen Angaben einen syrischen Kampfjet abgeschossen, der in seinen Luftraum eingedrungen war. Die israelische Armee feuerte demnach zwei Abwehrraketen auf das Flugzeug des Typs Suchoi ab.
Assad has been the world’s leading villain for years, but Russia’s involvement changes the picture. Israel wants to protect its security interests – and democratization will wait
“The president emphasized the need for “dialogue between Syrians at all levels,” which he emphasized should lead to a “pact of national accord.” Assad accused the Western powers and the US specifically of “obstructing the activation of the political process” in the war-torn country.
The seven year war in Syria has had a severe impact on the country’s economy. In May, Assad estimated that the country may need up to $400 billion and over a decade to rebuild.
Damascus, SANA-President Bashar al-Assad received on Wednesday the Russian President’s Special Envoy on Syria Alexander Lavrentiev and the accompanying delegation.
Foreign troops currently in Syria include Russian, Iranian, Turkish and American forces, as well as Lebanon’s Hezbollah and other pro-Assad militias. It is unclear to which of these forces Putin was referring.
Der russische Präsident Wladimir Putin hat sich am Donnerstag mit seinem syrischen Amtskollegen Baschar al-Assad in der Schwarzmeerstadt Sotschi getroffen. Das gab der Kremlsprecher Dmitri Peskow vor wenigen Minuten bekannt.