Archiv: Idlib

21.10.2021 - 02:40 [ Haaretz ]

The Deadly Bombing in Syria Threatens to Drag Turkey and Russia Into a Military Confrontation

It appears that Turkey, despite the commitments it made to Russia, not only finds it very hard to impose its will on the militias but is in no hurry to do so. It sees control of Idlib as a bargaining chip it can use to win concessions from Moscow over other parts of Syria. Turkey argues that Russia hasn’t kept its end of the bargain to evacuate Kurdish forces from the border area between it and Syria, in particular from the cities of Manbij and Tell Rifaat. Thus, in response to Moscow’s demands to expel militants from Idlib, Ankara is demanding that the Russians move ahead with their pa

21.10.2021 - 02:32 [ ]

Bus bombs kill 14 in Syria capital; shells elsewhere kill 10

Shortly after the Damascus bombings, government shells landed in a rebel-held town in northern Syria, killing at least 10 people, four of them children. The attack, part of the government campaign to regain control of areas still in opposition hands, was the worst violence in the region since a truce in March last year was negotiated by Turkey and Russia, allies of the opposition and Syrian government, respectively.

20.03.2021 - 12:24 [ ]

EU: Neuer Flüchtlingsdeal mit Erdogan?

Soll der Flüchtlingsdeal mit der Türkei verlängert werden? Die Frage wird heute wieder neu aufgeworfen, da die Abmachung auf den Tag genau nun fünf Jahre zurück liegt und die politischen Schockwellen von 2015 zwar seit einem Jahr von der Corona-Krise überdeckt werden, aber dennoch unter der Oberfläche der Aktualität weiter präsent sind.

21.09.2020 - 09:09 [ ]

Militants planning to stage chemical weapon attacks in Syria’s Idlib – Russian Military

The Russian armed forces have received notice that militants from the Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham group (formerly known as the Nusra Front, banned in Russia), are planning the provocative attacks.

“In the coming days, terrorists plan to stage attacks in the settlements of Ariha and Basames in order to accuse the Syrian government forces of using chemical weapons against civilians. According to the available information, activists of the White Helmets pseudo-human rights organization are directly involved in the preparation of the sites for the attacks, including staging for capturing video,” Rear Adm. Grinkevich remarked.

21.09.2020 - 09:02 [ ]

Syrian, Russian warplanes destroy jihadist command center in Idlib

The Syrian and Russian air forces carried out a large number of airstrikes over the Idlib Governorate on Sunday, as their warplanes heavily targeted the positions of the the Al-Qaeda-linked Hurras Al-Deen group.

21.09.2020 - 01:42 [ Al Arabiya ]

Russian jets bomb opposition-held bastion in Syria

Witnesses said the warplanes struck the western outskirts of Idlib city and that there was heavy artillery shelling in the mountainous Jabal al Zawya region in southern Idlib from nearby Syrian army outposts. There were no immediate reports of casualties.

12.07.2020 - 09:03 [ ]

UNO-Sicherheitsrat verlängert Syrien-Hilfe eingeschränkt

Der Übergang Bab al-Salam, der nun geschlossen wird, hätte den direkten Zugang in eine Region mit einer der höchsten Zahlen an Vertriebenen gesichert. Syrien betont immer wieder, dass die Lieferungen auch dort agierenden Terroristen zukämen.

18.03.2020 - 08:21 [ ]

Merkel zu mehr Geld für Flüchtlingspakt mit Türkei bereit

Man dürfe auch die auf Eis gelegten Gespräche über eine Ausweitung der Zollunion zwischen der EU und der Türkei „nicht aus den Augen verlieren“.

Damit kam Merkel Erdogan im Streit über die Umsetzung des Flüchtlingspakts entgegen.

18.03.2020 - 08:16 [ Xinhua ]

Turkey, Germany, France, UK discuss Syria’s Idlib, coronavirus via teleconference

The leaders of Turkey, Germany, France, and Britain discussed issues, including the latest situation in Syria’s northern province of Idlib and the COVID-19 outbreak, at a televised meeting on Tuesday.

09.03.2020 - 07:24 [ Voice of America - ]

EU Announces Syria Donors Conference for June


Announcement of the June 29-30 donors conference came during an EU foreign ministers meeting in Zagreb that addressed two related refugee crises. The first involved the roughly 1 million Syrians hoping to cross Turkey’s now-closed borders to safety, following an uptick in fighting in Idlib.

07.03.2020 - 16:12 [ Gregory Galligan, Executive Coordinator for #Syria / Twitter ]

At this week’s International Conference on #Idlib, I had the honour to meet @RaedAlSaleh3 Head of @SyriaCivilDef . I conveyed Canada’s appreciation for all the #WhiteHelmets have done to help Syrians in need. Canada too, stands with the WhiteHelmets.

07.03.2020 - 12:47 [ Hurriyet ]

US pressures European allies to support Turkey

NATO member countries, particularly Europeans, must act together to provide support to Turkey to confront the difficulties arising from the Syrian conflict, James Jeffrey, the U.S. special envoy for Syria, has said at the International Idlib Conference in Istanbul.

He was responding to a question during regarding Washington’s views about concrete military support to Turkey.

01.03.2020 - 19:21 [ ]

Ankara nun offizieller militärischer Arm der syrischen Al-Qaida?

Die Astana und Sochi Übereinkünfte sehen nicht vor, dass Terroristen bewaffnet werden sollen, türkische Soldaten sich in die Bresche werfen und gemeinsame Kampfhandlungen mit der Al-Qaida vollziehen, neben den vereinbarten 12 Beobachtungsposten weitere 25 hochgezogen werden ohne Moskau und Teheran in Kenntnis zu setzen etc. Das unten angeführte Video belegt das türkische Spezialkräfte und Jihadisten gemeinsam auf Kriegsschauplätzen auftreten und in die Schlacht ziehen. Nach Astana und Sochi Abkommen, eine Verletzung der jeweiligen Vereinbarungen.

01.03.2020 - 17:09 [ ]

Turkish regime’s air force targets two Syrian aircrafts in Idleb

A military source told SANA in a statement that at 13:25 pm on Sunday, Turkish air force intercepted two Syrian aircrafts and downed them over the Syrian territory while the two aircrafts were carrying out a mission against armed terrorist organizations in Idleb area.

The pilots used parachutes and landed safely, the source added.

01.03.2020 - 15:16 [ Grayzone ]

Syrian journalist corrects the record on mainstream media’s absurd Idlib coverage

Bashari criticizes international media’s coverage of the Syrian military’s efforts to retake Idlib province, the last territory in the country controlled by al-Qaeda affiliated extremist groups. He also discusses the intensification of the US-led economic war on Syria, and its devastating impact on the lives of average Syrians.

29.02.2020 - 03:33 [ United States Mission to the United Nations ]

Remarks at a Press Availability on the Situation in Idlib, Syria

QUESTION: So, do you think Turkey should continue its military campaign?

AMBASSADOR CRAFT: I’m going to re-affirm what the President said on his call. He supports Turkey’s efforts to deescalate the situation on the ground. Thanks.

27.02.2020 - 15:40 [ vanessa beeley / Twitter ]

#maaratalnuman #Idlib yet again #WhiteHelmets Centres next to #Nusra_front military/weapons HQ (Photo not shown) and in midst of terrorist-occupied buildings. Full article to follow.

How much more evidence needed? #IndependentEnquiry.

27.02.2020 - 12:50 [ ]

Battle for Al-Zawiya Mountain region nearing its end as Syrian troops reach last towns

The Syrian Arab Army has not been in control of the Al-Zawiya Mountain region since the start of the armed conflict in Syria; its loss could be devastating for the jihadist rebels, as it will give the government troops access to central Idlib for the first time since 2015.

27.02.2020 - 12:42 [ ]

Syrische Regierungstruppen nahmen Teil von Idlib ein

Syrische Regierungstruppen haben Beobachtern zufolge einen Teil der Rebellenprovinz Idlib unter ihre Kontrolle gebracht. Die von Russland unterstützten Truppen hätten in den vergangenen Tagen etwa 60 Ortschaften im Süden Idlibs und der Nachbarprovinz Hama eingenommen, berichtete die oppositionelle Syrische Beobachtungsstelle für Menschenrechte mit Sitz in Großbritannien.

26.02.2020 - 16:03 [ Jacobin Magazine ]

Turkey’s War in Syria Is a War for Fascism


Turkey’s military invasion isn’t just about wiping out the Kurds in Syria — it’s a bid to bolster the far right in Turkey. We must oppose this unconscionable act.

26.02.2020 - 15:45 [ The'Nimr'Tiger / Twitter ]

Foreign terrorist Ahmad Al Qa’qaa in Idlib, #SYRIA Watch him give a speech to children (most of them foreigners) He tells them: „You only die once, so might as well die in the path of jihad“ He’s recruiting fighters on behalf of Turkey’s Erdogan as FSA/HTS suffer huge losses

22.02.2020 - 18:53 [ ]

Turkey, US protect Al Qaeda in Idlib and worsen Syria’s suffering

Idlib is facing a humanitarian disaster as hundreds of thousands flee a Syrian and Russian military campaign to retake the province from militant rule. Overlooked in Western coverage of the crisis is that Idlib is mostly controlled by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, a rebranded affiliate of Al-Qaeda — and that Turkey, with U.S. backing, has intervened to keep the extremist group in place.

Guest: Scott Ritter, former UN Weapons Inspector and Marine Corps Intelligence Officer.

20.02.2020 - 16:55 [ Global Intelligence Solutions Ltd (UK) / Twitter ]

Breaking: Turkish Defence Ministry reports, 2 Turkish soldiers killed and five others wounded hours after Turkish offensive begins near Idlib, northwestern Syria. No indication if the airstrikes were conducted by the Assad regime or Russia.

#BreakingNews #Syria #Russia #Assad

20.02.2020 - 16:38 [ Regierung des Vereinigten Königreichs - ]

Reiterating the call for an end to conflict in Syria

I would like to also echo what my German and American colleagues said about Turkey. We need the attacks on Turkey to stop. Turkey has made efforts to seek a peaceful solution in Idlib. And we are concerned that the impact of the escalation on Turkey, whose already borne the burden of hosting over 3.5 million refugees forced to flee from Syria. So I look forward to what the Turkish representative has to say later.

I join others in calling on Russia to end its support for this murderous campaign and the barbaric Syrian government. I join the Secretary-General in calling for an immediate, genuine and lasting ceasefire in Idlib and for a lasting solution to the situation there. We once more call on Syria and Russia and Iran to observe their obligations under international humanitarian law and to give us an answer on what they are doing to protect civilians and civilian infrastructure.

20.02.2020 - 16:22 [ Vereinte Nationen - ]

Crisis in Syria Likely to Turn Catastrophic Unless Global Community Mobilizes to Conflict, Senior United Nations Officials Warn Security Council

Concurring, the United Kingdom’s representative noted that, while 13 or 14 Council members are willing to act, the Russian Federation uses its veto power to prevent action. She called upon that country to end its support for the Syrian Government while expressing disappointment over the current impasse within the Constitutional Committee.

France’s representative said the Syrian regime is responsible for the current impasse, adding that the intention of its attacks in Idlib is clear — to take the governorate by force, without negotiations, no matter the cost. He called upon the Special Envoy to inform the Council when he can no longer move the Constitutional Committee process forward, emphasizing that France supports efforts to end impunity in Syria.

Germany’s representative described the situation as the biggest humanitarian horror of the twenty-first century. The Astana formula no longer works, he said, echoing the representative of the United States, adding that it is time for the Secretary-General to “step up to the plate”.

20.02.2020 - 16:07 [ Daily Sabah ]

US, UK, Germany call for end to regime attacks on Turkey’s observation posts in Syria’s Idlib

Backed by heavy Russian airstrikes, Syrian regime forces have been fighting since the start of the year to recapture the Aleppo countryside and parts of neighboring Idlib, the last opposition stronghold in the country.

The advances have sent hundreds of thousands of Syrian civilians fleeing toward the border with Turkey in the biggest single displacement of the nine-year war.

17.02.2020 - 10:12 [ The'Nimr'Tiger / Twitter ]

Al-Qaeda offensive on Kafr Aleppo today started with Turkush artillery on Syrian Army positions. Followed by HTS (AQ) sending suicide bomber Wtf! And some say Turkish Army and HTS are not working together Btw this is widely reported on both pro Erdogan and pro jihadi accounts


11.02.2020 - 12:11 [ The'Nimr'Tiger / Twitter ]

Turkey informed Russia of all its military deployment and movements within Syria and you have jihadi fanboys talking about a ground operation. Wow!


11.02.2020 - 12:03 [ air plus news (english) / Twitter ]

Mi-17 utility helicopter of Syria Arab Air Force was shot-down over Al-Nayrab, Syria. ▫️ AlQaeda affiliated & Turkish backed militias are trying to take responsibility, but it is certainly known that Turkey targeted this helicopter.

09.02.2020 - 13:13 [ Klaus Madersbacher / ]

Der Ösifunk schon wieder auf der Palme

Ich möchte nur wissen, wer die Fäden dieser NATO- und Westpropaganda zieht, mit der die österreichischen Zwangsgebührenzahler ständig überschüttet werden.

03.01.2020 - 21:11 [ Ruptly ]

UN Security Council meeting on the Middle East following General Soleimani’s assassination: stakeout

Live from UN headquarters in New York on Friday, January 3 as UN Security Council holds a closed-door meeting on the situation in Syria and the Middle East. The meeting, which had been requested by France and the UK in order to discuss the humanitarian situation in Idlib, is expected to be overshadowed by the news of the targeted assassination of Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

02.01.2020 - 23:10 [ Al Arabiya ]

UN Security Council to meet on Friday on Syria’s Idlib

The UN Security Council will meet behind closed doors on Friday to discuss an uptick in violence in the embattled Syrian opposition stronghold of Idlib, diplomats told AFP.

The meeting – which will begin at 3:00 pm (2000 GMT) – comes at the request of Britain and France, with the backing of the United States, the diplomats, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said on Thursday.

23.12.2019 - 20:59 [ Syrian Arab News Agency ]

5 civilians martyred, 15 injured in car bomb blast in Raqqa countryside

SANA’s reporter said a vehicle rigged with large amounts of explosives exploded on Monday afternoon in the main street of Salouk town in Tal Abyad area in the northern countryside of Raqqa.

The blast claimed the lives of 5 civilians and injured 15 others, in addition to causing material damage to houses and properties, with 3 buildings in the blast site collapsing later due to the high power of the blast.

23.12.2019 - 20:55 [ Syrian Arab News Agency ]

Update-the army establishes control over Jirjanaz strategic town in Idleb countryside

Units of the Syrian Arab army established control over Jirjanaz strategic town in Idleb south-eastern countryside after fierce battles against terrorist organizations positioned in the town to the east of Hama-Ma’arat al-Numan highway.

23.12.2019 - 14:54 [ ]

Jihadists suffer heavy losses as Syrian troops keep advancing in southeast Idlib

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is rolling through the southeastern countryside of the Idlib Governorate this evening after launching a big attack at two axes.

According to a military source near the front-lines, the Syrian Arab Army has captured the town of Al-Rafah after a short battle with the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) and their militant allies.

16.11.2019 - 10:08 [ Sky News ]

Full report: Russian jets ‚bombed civilian areas in Idlib, Syria‘

A Sky News investigation has found evidence that suggests Russian warplanes systematically bombed civilian targets in Syria.

16.11.2019 - 10:02 [ Voice of America ]

Al-Baghdadi Killed in Idlib, a Hotbed of Terror Groups, Foreign Fighters


“Several groups that have ties with al-Qaida have presence in this area,” said Sadradeen Kinno, a Syrian researcher who closely follows Islamic militant groups in the country.

He noted that Huras al-Din is one of the groups that has operated in the area for a long time.

Huras al-Din emerged in Syria in early 2018 after several factions broke away from Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly known as al-Nusra Front) following al-Nusra’s decision to sever ties with al-Qaida.

16.11.2019 - 09:53 [ Al-Masdar News ]

Syrian Army’s new offensive in Idlib gets off to successful start: video

Led by the 25th Special Mission Forces Division, the Syrian Arab Army captured a number of points in southeastern Idlib, including the towns of Tal Khaznah and Al-Lubidiyah.

Following the capture of these areas, the Syrian Arab Army halted their advance in order to secure the sites they captured and prepare for their next assault in the southeastern region of Idlib.

16.11.2019 - 09:36 [ Grüne im Bundestag / Twitter ]

So zu tun, als wäre der Krieg in #Syrien beendet, ist vor dem Hintergrund der Lage in Idlib, wo weiterhin systematisch Krankenhäuser und Schulen bombardiert werden, schlicht zynisch. – @nouripour

28.10.2019 - 17:48 [ New York Times ]

Watching the Raid Was Like a Movie, the President Said. Except There Was No Live Audio.

In fact, in recent years American Special Operations forces have moved away from using helmet cameras to pipe back video in real time on every mission because it is often violent and disorienting, and invites instant quarterbacking from back in command centers.

Perhaps because of the importance of this raid, though, the Delta Force operators were wearing body cameras, officials said, but those cameras do not broadcast in real time; instead the video in those cameras is configured to be downloaded and reviewed after the operation is complete.

27.10.2019 - 14:14 [ Mazloum Abdî مظلوم عبدي, official account of SDF General / Twitter ]

For five months there has been joint intel cooperation on the ground and accurate monitoring, until we achieved a joint operation to kill Abu Bakir al-Bagdadi. Thanks to everybody who participate in this great mission. @realDonaldTrump #SDF #USArmy #Rojava


27.10.2019 - 08:50 [ NBC News ‏/ Twitter ]

DEVELOPING: „Something very big has just happened!“ President Trump tweeted at 9:23 p.m. ET. A White House official tells @NBCNews that the president will be making a statement Sunday at 9 a.m. ET.

27.10.2019 - 08:03 [ Shashank Joshi, Defence Editor at @TheEconomist / Twitter ]

“Baghdadi was believed to have been killed in a raid after midnight on Saturday involving helicopters, warplanes and a ground clash in the village of Brisha near the Turkish border.”

27.10.2019 - 07:44 [ CNN ]

ISIS leader al-Baghdadi believed to have been killed in a US military raid, sources say

The raid was carried out by special operations commandos, a source familiar with the operation told CNN.

The CIA assisted in locating the ISIS leader, the defense official said.

27.10.2019 - 07:37 [ Newsweek ]

Trump Approves Special Ops Raid Targeting ISIS Leader Baghdadi, Military Says He’s Dead

The senior Pentagon official said there was a brief firefight when U.S. forces entered the compound in Idlib’s Barisha village and that Baghdadi then killed himself by detonating a suicide vest. Family members were present. According to Pentagon sources, no children were harmed in the raid but two Baghdadi wives were killed after detonating their own explosive vests.

25.08.2019 - 09:43 [ Al-Masdar News ]

Syrian Army achieves major victory after militants abandoned northern Hama: maps

Despite claims by Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham about defending their northern Hama pocket at all costs, the jihadist group ultimately succumbed to the pressure and fled the pocket before being completely encircled by the Syrian Arab Army.

According to a military source in the area, some militants chose to stay back and try to fend off the Syrian Arab Army attack; however, they ultimately gave us their fight by either surrendering to the military or fleeing to the Turkish observation post at Morek.

21.08.2019 - 06:05 [ ]

„Ein entscheidender Sieg“ in Syrien

Syrische Regierungstruppen haben Chan Scheichun unter ihre Kontrolle gebracht – eine der größten bisher von Rebellen gehaltenen Städte in der Provinz Idlib. Beobachter sprechen von einem „entscheidenden Sieg“ des Assad-Regimes.

21.08.2019 - 05:58 [ The'Nimr'Tiger ‏/ Twitter ]

Al Habit was supposed to be a fortress. Fortifications, tunnels, trenches all built & developed year after year. It contained the HQs of several groups including foreign units, its liberation by the SAA really did spell the end for jihadists in North Hama & exposed rest of Idlib

05.08.2019 - 17:46 [ Haaretz ]

Syria’s Idlib: The Hot Potato the U.S., Russia and Turkey Are Fighting Over

In fact, Turkey is threatening to launch a broad campaign to take over Syrian territory in the area between eastern Syria and the Euphrates River to “cleanse” it from Kurdish militias, which Turkey considers a threat to its national security.

This is precisely what the United States, which sees itself as the protector of the Kurdish allies who fought alongside it against ISIS, is afraid of.

10.06.2019 - 15:45 [ Walid ‏/ Twitter ]

Video shows Abdel Baset Sarout leading a chorus of terrorists singing a famous Al-Qaeda song which boasts about destroying the WTC and turning it into a pile of rubble on 9/11 and praises Osama Bin Laden. This is the same man who is being hailed as a hero by Western Media. #Syria

10.06.2019 - 15:44 [ ]

Syrian footballer and ’singer of revolution‘ killed in conflict

Abdul Baset al-Sarout, 27, who rose to fame as a goalkeeper for his home city of Homs, joined peaceful protests against Assad in 2011 and was known as the “singer of the revolution”. He later took up arms as the country slid into civil war. Four of his brothers and his father have also been killed in the fighting.

Sarout’s life and his role in Syria’s uprising and conflict was the subject of Return to Homs, a documentary film that won an award at the 2014 Sundance film festival.

10.06.2019 - 15:39 [ Jason Jones ‏/ Twitter ]

#Whitehelmets march in support of Jaish al-Fataeh, the militant coalition led by al-Qaeda that captured #Idlib in 2015. What more can you want as proof?

13.05.2019 - 20:31 [ ]

FULL SITUATION REPORT: Syrian Army Advances, Latakia and Hama

The only success of terrorists has now been achieved in defense of a significant visa, Tal Saker, which is key to the defense of Habit City. The losses of terrorists are in hundreds and government forces only in tens. It is also evident that terrorists increasingly use Russian anti-tank systems Konkurs, Kornet and Fagot to avoid interference, because it is known that in the Sarab system the Syrian army found a useful counter measure against the US developed system.

13.05.2019 - 20:28 [ CNN ]

Syrian army ‚kills terrorists‘ in Idlib countryside

The Syrian army is launching „intensive strikes on dens of Jabhat al-Nusra,“ a group formerly affiliated with al Qaeda, in a village in southwestern Idlib province Sunday, Syrian state media is reporting.
The escalation in violence in Syria’s last rebel-held province in recent weeks has prompted the displacement of more than 180,000 people in the territory and killed more than 120 people, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

12.05.2019 - 21:34 [ iSocieties Review ‏/ Twitter ]

#SyriaWar updates: This map of ongoing strikes reveals the next target of the Syrian gov. forces: #KhanShaykhun, in #Idlib province, and on major hwy to #Aleppo city. If successful, many town south of that region will fall too.

31.03.2019 - 21:34 [ junge Welt ]

„Jeden Zentimeter des Territoriums zurückgewinnen“

Krieg unter Einfluss von Großmächten: Syrische Regierungstruppen wehren sich gegen die Zerschlagung ihres Landes. Ein Gespräch mit Hassan Hassan

14.01.2019 - 17:22 [ German Foreign Policy ]

„Rebellen“ (II)

Zur Begründung hieß es, es drohe eine humanitäre Katastrophe. Das traf auf den geplanten Angriff auf Idlib mutmaßlich ebenso zu wie auf den Krieg zur Rückeroberung von Mossul und Raqqa, an dem sich Berlin allerdings aktiv beteiligt hatte; die Bundeswehr hatte unter anderem wichtige Aufklärungsdaten beschafft. Während Berlin Druck ausübte, um die Niederwerfung der Jihadisten in Idlib zu verhindern, drohten die USA, Großbritannien und Frankreich gar mit Luftangriffen ( berichtete [3]). Der erfolgreiche Versuch, die Region Idlib weiter der Kontrolle der Regierung in Damaskus zu entziehen, ist in der Öffentlichkeit stets damit begründet worden, man müsse dort ehrbare „Rebellen“ vor dem Zugriff der Regierungstruppen schützen.

28.10.2018 - 15:11 [ euronews (deutsch) / Youtube ]

Syrien-Gipfel will verfassungsgebende Versammlung

Hochrangige Politiker aus mehreren Ländern haben sich auf einen Weg im Friedensprozess für Syrien geeinigt. Syrien selbst ist aber nicht dabei.…

28.10.2018 - 15:08 [ ]

Syria rejects UN plan on constitution committee: envoy

The special envoy has been working since January on the make-up of a committee to thrash out a new constitution and which would have 150 members: 50 proposed by the Syrian regime, 50 by the opposition and 50 by the UN, to include representatives of civil society and technical experts.

28.10.2018 - 14:58 [ ]

Russia, Germany, Turkey, France leaders meet discussed constitution, victory, return, vote in Syria

I think that an increasing number of participants in the settlement process serves this well. In essence, it was initially a proposal by the French president to join efforts of the Small Group and Astana process. That was actively supported by the Turkish president who initiated today’s meeting. I think it has served well,” Putin said.

Asked about chances for a second summit of Russia, Germany, France and Turkey on Syria, Putin answered that the sides “has not negotiated this yet, but everything is possible.”

28.10.2018 - 12:51 [ RT Deutsch / Youtube ]

LIVE: Erdogan, Macron, Merkel und Putin geben Pressekonferenz nach Treffen zu Syrien

[Mit deutscher Simultanübersetzung.] Die Staatsoberhäupter Deutschlands, Frankreichs, Russlands und der Türkei treffen sich am 27.10.2018 in der Vahdettin Villa in Istanbul, um die Lage in Syrien zu besprechen. Es ist das erste Treffen dieser Art.

27.10.2018 - 08:09 [ ]

Erdogan Hosts Putin, Merkel, Macron in Istanbul for Syria Summit, Saturday

During the summit, the participants will address the Syrian conflict in all its aspects, focusing on the situation on the ground, the Idlib agreement, and the political process, and to harmonize joint efforts to find a lasting solution to the conflict.

27.10.2018 - 08:04 [ ]

Vierer-Gipfel berät in Türkei über Zukunft Syriens

Bei einem Vierer-Gipfeltreffen in Istanbul wird heute über die Zukunft des Bürgerkriegslandes Syrien beraten. Der türkische Präsident Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Frankreichs Staatschef Emmanuel Macron, Kreml-Chef Wladimir Putin und die deutsche Kanzlerin Angela Merkel kommen dazu zusammen.

17.10.2018 - 20:51 [ ]

Russia expects Turkey to fulfill its obligations on Idlib — diplomat

At the same time, members of the Al-Nusra Front (terrorist organization outlawed in Russia – TASS) refused to take these steps. „Members of the Al-Nusra managed to rally groups affiliated with Al-Qaeda (outlawed in Russia – TASS). In this way, the terrorists have created a united operative headquarters with the aim to continue provocations,“ the diplomat concluded.

08.10.2018 - 05:34 [ Radio China ]

Syrischer Präsident schwört von Aufständischen kontrollierte Regionen zurückzuerobern

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.

21.09.2018 - 20:39 [ Philip Giraldi / ]

Bret Stephens neokonservative Vision

Jede Geschichte muss irgendwo beginnen und das ist der Trick der Neokonservativen. Du nimmst eine Situation, die du aus deiner eigenen Perspektive entworfen hast, und benutzt sie dann als Ausgangspunkt für die Entwicklung zusätzlicher Argumente, die die Aktion begünstigen, die du von vornherein durchführen wolltest. Im Falle eines Landes wie des Iran behauptest du, dass die Iraner überprüft werden müssen, weil sie (a) die Region destabilisieren, (b) eine schiitische Landbrücke zum Mittelmeer bauen, (c) den Terrorismus unterstützen, (d) heimlich eine Atomwaffe bauen und (e) ballistische Raketen entwickeln, die es ihnen ermöglichen, die Atomwaffen zu transportieren.

19.09.2018 - 08:01 [ Veterans Today ]

Real Translation: Putin, Israeli Air Force operations are undertaken in violation of Syria’s sovereignty

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.

19.09.2018 - 07:42 [ WashingtonPost ]

Putin blames downing of Russian plane in Syria on ‘tragic chance events,’ plays down Israeli culpability

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.

19.09.2018 - 07:39 [ Prof Ferrada de Noli ‏/ Twitter ]

Missiles „fired from the sea“ on #Lattakia, #Syria, were launched by #France’s frigate FS Auvergne. That, simultaneously with #Israel Jet-fighters attacking the port city, near Khmeimim #Russia Air Force base. ( …). FS „Auvergne“ in image below #svpol #Idlib


19.09.2018 - 07:32 [ ]

After Russian Military Aircraft Shot Down Near Syria, Russian Claims Israel ‚Deliberately Staged This Provocation‘

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.

19.09.2018 - 07:27 [ ]

Syrien-Krieg: Maas bezeichnet Syrien-Einigung als „gutes Signal“

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.

17.09.2018 - 19:06 [ ]

Keine Operation in Idlib, Details werden mit Syrien abgestimmt – Schoigu

Keine Operation in Idlib, Details werden mit Syrien abgestimmt – Schoigu

17.09.2018 - 19:03 [ ]

Syrienkrieg: Russland und Türkei einigen sich auf demilitarisierte Zone in Idlib

Im Syrienkrieg haben sich die Türkei und Russland auf eine demilitarisierte Zone in Idlib zwischen den Rebellen und die Truppen von Machthaber Baschar al-Assad geeinigt. Sie soll 15 bis 20 Kilometer breit sein und von türkischem und russischem Militär kontrolliert werden.

17.09.2018 - 18:33 [ RT Deutsch / Youtube ]

Doppelstandards im Umgang mit al-Qaida: Bundesregierung spricht sich gegen Rückeroberung Idlibs aus

Die US-geführten Offensiven gegen den IS in Mossul und Raqqa, bei denen Tausende Zivilisten starben, galten der Bundesregierung als notwendig und legitim. Doch nicht so die Rückeroberung vom syrischen Staatsterritorium Idlib aus den Händen von al-Qaida.

16.09.2018 - 08:09 [ ]

Erdogan, Putin to Meet Monday in Sochi as Turkey Moves More Weapons into Syria

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is scheduled to meet Russia’s President Vladimir Putin in Sochi on Monday, amid reports of a heavy Turkish arms drop into Syria in recent days.

16.09.2018 - 07:16 [ Xinhua ]

Turkey, Russia, Germany, France agree on political solution in Syria’s Idlib

(15.9.2018) „It is everyone’s common belief that the solution in Idlib must be political rather than military,“ Ibrahim Kalin told reporters after hosting a meeting in Istanbul with officials from the three states.

He said there was a general consensus that the consequences of an attack on Idlib would be severe, including triggering a new wave of migration.

16.09.2018 - 07:08 [ Al Jazeera ]

Turkey warns Europe of ’new wave‘ of Syrian refugees from Idlib

(15.9.2018) Kalin said that there is a general consensus that the consequences of a full-scale military attack on Idlib will cause humanitarian crises and a new wave of refugees.

He said on Friday that his government seeks to maintain Idlib’s current status, protect civilians, and prevent a humanitarian crisis in Idlib.

16.09.2018 - 07:02 [ Sarah Abdallah ‏/ Twitter ]

Israel violates Syria’s sovereignty and bombs Damascus International Airport, and nobody even bats an eyelash. But the legitimate, secular Syrian government moves to retake its own land from Al-Qaeda jihadists in Idlib & the entire world goes totally mad.

16.09.2018 - 06:57 [ Xinhua ]

Officials of Turkey, Russia, Germany, France meet in Istanbul over Syria’s Idlib

(14.9.2018) Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov, German chancellor’s foreign policy adviser Jan Hecker and French president’s diplomatic adviser Philippe Etienne joined the meeting hosted by Turkish presidential advisor Ibrahim Kalin, Turkey’s state-run broadcaster TRT Haber said.

According to the broadcaster, the main agenda of the meeting, also attended by technical experts from the four states, is setting the program and other details of a summit meeting of leaders of the four countries in the upcoming days.

15.09.2018 - 07:57 [ ]

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Condemns Trump Administration’s Protection of al-Qaeda in Syria

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) today (Sept. 13) spoke on the House floor, calling on Congress to condemn the Trump Administration’s protection of al-Qaeda in Idlib, Syria.

15.09.2018 - 07:42 [ Walid / Twitter ]

Tucker Carlson: More than 10k rebels in that province are believed to be allied with Al-Qaeda. So that would mean that 17 years after 9/11, America could soon find itself bombing a country to protect Al-Qaeda sympathizers. Why would we do that? #Syria

15.09.2018 - 07:33 [ Tulsi Gabbard, Abgeordnete im U.S. Repräsentantenhaus / Twitter ]

While President Trump & VP Pence give 9/11 speeches about how much they care about the victims of al-Qaeda’s attack on our country, they are simultaneously acting as protectors of AQ in Syria/Idlib, threatening Russia and Syria that if they attack al-Qaeda, we will punish them.

13.09.2018 - 13:49 [ ]

„Nicht immer heraushalten“ – Merkel schließt Beteiligung an Militärschlägen in Syrien nicht aus

„Um Frieden zu sichern, brauchen wir völlig neue Instrumente. Wir müssen uns stärker dafür selbst einsetzen. Und allein mit der Tatsache, dass wir uns überall heraushalten, wird es wohl nicht gehen. Unsere Maxime zur Friedenssicherung heißt: Immer vorne an stehen die politischen Bemühungen. Deshalb setzen wir uns in Syrien dafür ein, in der Small-Group, zusammen mit der Astana-Group gemeinsam, unter der Federführung der Vereinten Nationen natürlich. Aber einfach zu behaupten, wir könnten wegsehen, wenn irgendwo Chemiewaffen eingesetzt werden und eine internationale Konvention nicht eingehalten wird, das kann auch nicht die Antwort sein. Alle Antworten, die wir geben werden, werden immer auf der Ebene des Grundgesetzes und im Rahmen unserer parlamentarischen Verpflichtungen sein. Das ist doch vollkommen klar. Aber von Vornherein nein zu sagen, das kann nicht die deutsche Antwort sein.“

13.09.2018 - 13:43 [ ]

Bundeswehr gegen Assad?

(10.9.2018) Im Verteidigungsministerium werde erwogen, sich künftig an der Allianz von USA, Großbritannien und Frankreich zu beteiligen, berichtete „Bild“. Die drei Länder hatten im April Ziele in Syrien angegriffen und damit nach eigener Darstellung auf einen Chemiewaffen-Einsatz von Assad im syrischen Bürgerkrieg reagiert. Voraussetzung für eine deutsche Beteiligung sei ein Giftgas-Anschlag des syrischen Regimes auf die eigene Bevölkerung.

13.09.2018 - 13:32 [ @HadiNasrallah / Twitter ]

„We destroyed America, With a civil aircraft“. „We will slaughter the Shias in Kafraya and Al Foua“. Some of the sectarian and violent slogans chanted by the western-backed „democratic rebels“ in Idlib.

Those are the „children“ @realDonaldTrump and @nikkihaley are trying to save

13.09.2018 - 13:29 [ Rania Khalek ‏/ Twitter ]

It’s the 17th anniversary of 9/11 and the media has honored it by referring to Al Qaeda’s largest affiliate in history in Syria’s idlib as “rebels” and mourning their looming defeat. So weird

11.09.2018 - 07:22 [ ]

Medienbericht über Planspiele: Bundeswehr gegen Assad?

Im Verteidigungsministerium werde erwogen, sich künftig an der Allianz von USA, Großbritannien und Frankreich zu beteiligen, berichtete „Bild“. Die drei Länder hatten im April Ziele in Syrien angegriffen und damit nach eigener Darstellung auf einen Chemiewaffen-Einsatz von Assad im syrischen Bürgerkrieg reagiert. Voraussetzung für eine deutsche Beteiligung sei ein Giftgas-Anschlag des syrischen Regimes auf die eigene Bevölkerung.

10.09.2018 - 21:08 [ ]

US senator claims Britain’s MI6 is planning a fake chemical weapons attack on Syria

Mr Black said Britain’s MI6 intelligence service was planning a chemical weapons attack on the Syrian people, which it would then blame on Mr Assad.

“Around four weeks ago, we knew that British intelligence was working towards a chemical attack in order to blame the Syrian government, to hold Syria responsible,” Mr Black said on Al Mayadeen, an Arab news channel based in Beirut.

06.09.2018 - 01:47 [ Raidió Teilifís Éireann ]

Tehran summit expected to seal fate of Syria’s Idlib province

Al-Watan, a Syrian daily close to the government, wrote on Monday that the result of the talks will be presented in Tehran for the three powers „to endorse it and decide on the ‚zero hour‘ for the Syrian army’s military operation, which is expected to immediately follow the summit“.

04.09.2018 - 22:00 [ Ron Paul / ]

Können wir Syrien nicht einfach in Ruhe lassen?

Assad sollte schon weg sein. Präsident Obama dachte, es wäre nur ein weiterer „Regimewechsel“ und vielleicht würde Assad wie Saddam Hussein oder Janukowitsch enden. Oder vielleicht sogar wie Gaddafi. Aber er sollte weg sein. Die US gaben Milliarden aus, um ihn loszuwerden und stellten sogar Radikalen von der Art Waffen und Training zur Verfügung, die die Vereinigten Staaten am 9/11 angegriffen haben.

04.09.2018 - 21:58 [ Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity ]

Can’t We Just Leave Syria Alone?

Americans should be outraged that Pompeo and Bolton are defending al-Qaeda in Idlib. It’s time for the neocons to admit they lost. It is time to give Syria back to the Syrians. It is time to pull the US troops from Syria. It is time to just leave Syria alone!

04.09.2018 - 18:18 [ ]

Kreml: Syrischer Angriff auf „Terrornest“ Idlib steht bevor

Die Regierungen in Moskau, Damaskus, Ankara und Teheran seien deswegen besorgt. „Wir wissen, dass sich die syrischen Streitkräfte darauf vorbereiten, das Problem zu lösen“, sagte Peskow der Agentur Interfax zufolge. Er nannte kein Datum für die Offensive.

04.09.2018 - 06:49 [ ]

Dreiergipfel über Syriens Zukunft am Freitag

Teilnehmen sollen die Staatschefs Wladimir Putin aus Russland, Recep Tayyip Erdogan aus der Türkei und Hassan Rouhani aus dem Iran. Ihre Gespräche sollen sich nach Kreml-Angaben um die „langfristige Normalisierung der Lage in Syrien“ drehen. Die drei Länder sind wichtige Kriegsparteien in Syrien.

04.09.2018 - 06:47 [ Tehran Times ]

Iranian, Russian, Turkish presidents to meet on Syria in Tehran Friday

The Kremlin aide further said on the sidelines of the summit, Putin will hold separate bilateral meetings with his Iranian and Turkish counterparts.

The remarks came as some Israeli reports said Tel Aviv believes that the fate of Idlib will be determined in the Tehran summit.

04.09.2018 - 06:39 [ ]

Trump warnt Syrien, Iran und Russland vor Angriff in Idlib

Die Region um die Stadt Idlib im Nordwesten Syriens ist das letzte große Gebiet des Bürgerkriegslandes, das noch von Rebellen beherrscht wird. Dominiert werden diese von dem Al-Kaida-Ableger Hajat Tahrir al-Scham (HTS), der früheren Al-Nusra-Front. Syriens Regierung hat dort Truppen zusammengezogen und droht mit einem Angriff.

03.09.2018 - 11:23 [ German Foreign Policy ]


Vor der mutmaßlich bevorstehenden Offensive syrischer Truppen gegen Jihadistenmilizen in Idlib, darunter der syrische Al Qaida-Ableger, erhöhen Berlin und die EU den Druck auf Damaskus und Moskau. Man „erwarte“ von der russischen Regierung, „das syrische Regime von einer Eskalation abzuhalten“, erklärt eine Sprecherin der Bundesregierung. Washington droht mit einer nicht näher definierten Intervention, sollte es zu einem Chemiewaffeneinsatz kommen.

28.08.2018 - 14:59 [ German Foreign Policy ]

Wiederaufbau in Syrien (III)

Ziel war es, den Aufständischen unter die Arme zu greifen und sich für die Zeit nach dem erhofften Sturz von Präsident Bashar al Assad eine privilegierte Position im Land zu sichern. Zu den Regionen, die von Berlin gefördert wurden, gehört unter anderem die Provinz Idlib.

27.08.2018 - 06:08 [ Sputnik ]

US, UK and France Prepare New Strike Against Syria – Russian MoD

(25.8.2018) „To carry out the alleged ‚chemical attack‘ in the city of Jisr al-Shughur in the province of Idlib, militants from the Tahrir al-Sham group (affiliated with the Jabhat Nusra* terror organization) had delivered 8 tankers with chlorine… to a village a few kilometers from Jisr al-Shughur,“ the general stated.

For this purpose, the destroyer USS The Sullivans armed with 56 cruise missiles had arrived in the Persian Gulf several days ago, while a US В-1В bomber carrying 24 air-to-surface AGM-158 JASSM cruise missiles has been deployed at Al Udeid air base in Qatar, the spokesman suggested.

27.08.2018 - 06:03 [ Al-Masdar News ]

Breaking: Jihadists preparing chemical weapons provocation in Idlib – Russian MoD

(25.8.2018) The attack would be used as a pretext for US, UK and French airstrikes on Syrian targets, Konashenkov added. USS ‘The Sullivans,’ an Arleigh Burke-class Aegis guided missile destroyer, has already been deployed in the Persian Gulf a couple of days ago, he said.

The destroyer has 56 cruise missiles on board, according to data from the Russian Defence Ministry.

27.08.2018 - 05:59 [ Al Jazeera ]

Bolton: US to act ‚very strongly‘ if Syria uses chemical arms

(23.8.2018) Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday during a visit to Jerusalem, John Bolton said: „We now see plans for the Syrian regime to resume offensive military activities in Idlib province.

„We are obviously concerned about the possibility that Assad may use chemical weapons again.

„Just so there’s no confusion here, if the Syrian regime uses chemical weapons we will respond very strongly and they really ought to think about this a long time,“ he added.

27.08.2018 - 05:55 [ Xinhua ]

Last rebel stronghold in Syria’s Idlib to recaptured: defense minister

Syria’s Defense Minister General Ali Abdullah Ayyoub said Sunday that the Syrian army will recapture Idlib, the last major rebel bastion in Syria, either through military action or reconciliation.

Ayyoub made the remarks during a press conference held following his meeting with the visiting Iranian Defense Minister Amir Hatami at the Syrian Defense Ministry on Sunday

21.08.2018 - 19:14 [ RT / Youtube ]

Syrische Armee rückt auf letzte Bastionen der Islamisten vor

Der Krieg in Syrien könnte in seine letzte Phase eintreten. Die einst so mächtigen islamistischen Aufständischen halten im Grunde nur noch die Provinz Idlib. Und Damaskus ist entschlossen, auch dieses Gebiet wieder unter seine Kontrolle zu bringen.

19.08.2018 - 09:04 [ ]

Im Wortlaut: Pressestatements von Bundeskanzlerin Merkel und dem russischen Präsidenten Putin

BUNDESKANZLERIN MERKEL: Meine Damen und Herren, ich heiße den russischen Präsidenten Wladimir Putin herzlich in Schloss Meseberg willkommen. Dadurch ist die Möglichkeit gegeben, dass wir heute den Gesprächsfaden von Sotschi wieder aufnehmen und die Gespräche fortsetzen können. Ich denke, angesichts der Tatsache, dass es weltweit so viele und auch so ernste Konflikte gibt, unterstreicht das die Möglichkeit, Lösungen zu finden. Wir haben Verantwortung Deutschland, aber vor allem auch Russland; denn Russland ist ständiges Mitglied des Sicherheitsrates. Deshalb sollten wir daran arbeiten, Lösungen zu finden.

19.08.2018 - 09:02 [ ]

Kanzlerin empfängt Putin: Internationale Krisenherde im Blick

Ein weiteres großes Gesprächsthema war der Syrien-Konflikt. Zunächst müsse es darum gehen, dass es bei den Kämpfen um Idlib nicht zu einer humanitären Katastrophe komme, betonte Merkel. „Wir beobachten, dass die Kampfhandlungen zurückgehen, aber damit ist natürlich noch keine Friedensordnung geschaffen.“ Deutschland wolle als als Mitglied der sogenannten „Small Group“ dafür einsetzen, einen politischen Prozess in Gang zu bringen.

18.08.2018 - 09:26 [ ]

Russian, Turkish officials meet, keep low profile on Idlib ideas

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met Aug. 14 in Ankara with his Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu, with Syria dominating the agenda, largely against the backdrop of a planned Sept. 7 meeting of the leaders of Russia, Turkey, Germany and France in Istanbul.

18.08.2018 - 08:58 [ France 24 ]

Macron, Merkel warn of ‚humanitarian risks‘ in Syria’s Idlib

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel voiced concern Friday about the humanitarian situation in the rebel-held Syrian region of Idlib, which is shaping up be the country’s next big battleground.

In a telephone call the two leaders described the „humanitarian risks“ in Idlib, where government forces have stepped up their bombardments of rebel positions in recent days, as „very high“, according to the French presidency.

15.08.2018 - 17:33 [ Mint Press ]

Alliance Between Syria and YPG Deepens Ahead of Idlib Offensive, Provoking an Unpredictable Turkey

With military forces from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Russia gathering around Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province, the last major military offensive of Syria’s seven-year-long war may only be weeks away. As the noose tightens around Idlib, the last hold-out for majority of terrorist fighters still active in Syria, the Syrian army seems to have secured the help of a new military ally: the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG).

Turkish media reported on Sunday that 1,300 YPG fighters have been transferred to Aleppo over the course of the past two weeks to take part in the upcoming Syrian military offensive against the rebel-controlled Idlib province.

11.08.2018 - 18:03 [ Kristin Helberg / ]

Idlib: Niemand wird Assad aufhalten

Drei Millionen Syrer stehen auf Fahndungslisten des Regimes, weil sie den Aufstand unterstützt haben, darunter viele Geflüchtete. Die meisten Syrer werden deshalb bis auf Weiteres in Deutschland und anderen EU-Ländern bleiben. Sie sollten als langfristiges Potenzial für ihre Heimat betrachtet und entsprechend gefördert werden. Denn der Glaube an zivilgesellschaftliches Engagement ist für viele das Einzige, was von der Revolution geblieben ist.

11.08.2018 - 17:34 [ ]

Syrische Armee vor Offensive auf Rebellenhochburg Idlib

Nach der Eroberung der meisten Rebellengebiete im Süden des Landes bereitet sich die syrische Armee auf eine großangelegte Offensive auf Idlib vor. Die Region im Nordwesten des Landes wird größtenteils vom radikal-islamischen Rebellenbündnis Haiat Tahrir al-Scham kontrolliert, das von einem Ableger des Terrornetzwerkes al-Kaida geführt wird.

11.08.2018 - 10:07 [ Hurriyet ]

Lavrov to pay a key visit to Ankara to discuss Syria, Idlib

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will pay a visit to the Turkish capital on Aug. 13 and Aug. 14 where he will hold talks with Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu on recent developments in Syria and other regional issues.

11.08.2018 - 09:26 [ ]

Syrian troops shell Idlib, drop ’surrender‘ notes

A Syrian man holds a leaflet stamped with the government forces‘ seal and dropped by helicopters flying over the city of Saraqibon August 9, 2018 reading in Arabic: „Which do you prefer? This was Syria before terrorism and its militiamen, and this is what armed terrorism has one to Syria and its people. The fate of your family, children, and future depend on your decision. Quickly join the local reconciliations to return the smile and guarantee the future.“

11.08.2018 - 08:19 [ Washington Post ]

Syria’s war could be entering its last and most dangerous phase

But at least a third of Syria remains outside government control, and those areas are occupied both by Turkish and American troops. Turkey has deployed soldiers in the northwest, in parts of the rebel-held province of Aleppo and in Idlib, which Assad has identified as the next target of an offensive. About 2,000 U.S. Special Operations forces hold sway in the northeast, in support of their Kurdish allies fighting against the Islamic State.

04.08.2018 - 16:53 [ Leith Aboufadel ‏/ Twitter ]

It looks like Russia and Turkey will work together in Idlib. A source says that rebels loyal to Turkey will fight HTS and any other jihadist faction in Idlib, per the recent Sochi talks. The Syrian Army will not move any further than Jisr Al-Shughour in Idlib.


04.08.2018 - 16:50 [ Asia Times ]

China says willing to team with Syria’s Assad in push to retake territory

“Asked about the possibility that his country would take part in the Syrian Arab Army’s upcoming campaign against the terrorists in Idlib, especially in light of the presence of Uyghur fighters [there], [Qi] replied that China ‘is following the situation in Syria, in particular after the victory in southern [Syria], and its military is willing to participate in some way alongside the Syrian army that is fighting the terrorists in Idlib and in any other part of Syria,” the article from Al-Watan was translated as saying.

18.05.2018 - 04:53 [ South China Morning Post ]

Putin meets Assad, hailing military success’ in Syria and calling for political process to withdraw foreign forces

“With the start of the political process in its most active phase, foreign armed forces will withdraw from Syrian territory,” Putin said, without specifying which foreign forces.(…)
In a statement from the Syrian presidency, Assad added on Thursday “we have evaluated the political process” and will select candidates for a constitutional committee, a suggestion proposed in January at a summit in Sochi, that will work with the United Nations.

16.05.2018 - 20:40 [ Prensa Latina ]

Turkish Army Completes Deployment in Syria

Officials from the three countries issued a statement Tuesday in Sochi where they reaffirmed the need of respecting sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Syria, and asked for avoiding any action that could violate and sabotage the agreements reached in Astana.

08.04.2018 - 19:50 [ U.S. Embassy in Syria ]

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Travel Warning – Syria

(18.10.2017) Tactics of ISIS, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, and other violent extremist groups include the use of suicide bombers, kidnapping, small and heavy arms, improvised explosive devices, and chemical weapons. They have targeted major city centers, road checkpoints, border crossings, government buildings, shopping areas, and open spaces, in Damascus, Aleppo, Hamah, Dara, Homs, Idlib, and Dayr al-Zawr provinces.