Tag: Syria

Turkish border guards fire at Syrian refugees: Rights group

Ankara: Turkish border guards are firing at the Syrians who attempt to flee the violence and seek refuge in Turkey, an official of the Human Rights Watch said. “Syrian asylum seekers leaving the brutality of Idlib province in northwest Syria are being forced back with bullets and abuse,” CNN quoted Lama Fakih, Deputy Director Human […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Putin orders Russian troop withdrawal from Syria

Damacus: Visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday ordered the withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria. Putin arrived at the Hmeymim airfield in the coastal city of Latakia earlier in the day on a surprise visit where he met his Syrian counterpart Bashar Assad, reports Xinhua news agency. “I order the Defence Minister (Sergey Shoygu) […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Baghdadi fled Iraq in 'yellow taxi' to avoid suspicion

Baghdad: Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has reportedly fled from Iraq to Syria in a yellow taxi to avoid drawing suspicion. An intelligence source claimed the IS chief was hiding in Rawa, northwestern Iraq, when troops entered Qaim some 50 miles away near the Syrian border, the Daily Mail reported. Al-Baghdadi felt his presence […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Suicide bomb kills 75 in Syria

Damascus: At least 75 people were killed and 140 others wounded in a suicide car bomb attack carried out by the Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria’s eastern province of Deir al-Zour. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights on Sunday said children were among those killed in the blast that took place Saturday evening on […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Russian airstrikes kill 120 IS militants, 60 mercenaries in Syria

Moscow: About 120 Islamic State (IS) militants and more than 60 foreign mercenaries in Syria were killed in airstrikes launched by Russia over the past 24 hours, the Russian Defence Ministry said on Saturday. The Russian airstrikes destroyed an IS strongpoint in the town of Albu Kamal near the Syrian-Iraqi border, killing about 40 militants […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Syrian army defeats IS in Homs countryside

Damascus: The Syrian army and allied fighters have dislodged Islamic State (IS) terrorist group from the eastern countryside of Homs province in central Syria. The army finished its operations in Homs, capturing 1,800 square km from IS, Xinhua cited state news agency SANA as saying on Friday. The achievement came after the army fully defeated […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Iraq launches anti-IS operation near Syria border

Baghdad: Iraqi forces on Saturday launched an operation to clear the desert area near the border with Syria from the Islamic State (IS) militants, the military said. The Iraqi army, paramilitary Hashd Shaabi force and the border guards force advanced in the vast desert area to free the Akashat village and to clear nearby areas, […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Russia fires 7 cruise missiles at IS in Syria

Moscow: Two Russian submarines fired seven Kalibr sea-based cruise missiles at crucial facilities of the Islamic State in Syria from underwater positions in the eastern Mediterranean, the Russian Defence Ministry said on Thursday. The diesel-electric attack submarines Veliky Novgorod and Kolpino struck control points, communication centres, and weapons and ammunition depots in the IS-controlled areas […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
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Fresh rebel evacuation begins in Syria

Damascus: As many as 60 buses arrived on the outskirts of Damascus on Monday to transport Syrian rebels and their families to the province of Idlib, officials said. This is the latest evacuation from the Barzeh neighbourhood in a string of rebel departures from the vicinity of the capital toward rebel-held areas in northern Syria, […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
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De-escalation zones deal goes into effect in Syria

Damascus: The de-escalation zones deal, signed by Russia, Iran and Turkey, went into effect in Syria at midnight on Saturday, media reports said. Earlier on Friday, Russian media reports cited Russia’s head of the main operational directorate of Russia’s military, as saying that the agreement brokered by Moscow, Ankara and Tehran to establish “de-escalation zones” […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
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Toll from attack on Syrian evacuees rises to 112 (Lead)

Damascus: The death toll from a massive explosion that struck a convoy of evacuees on the outskirts of Syria’s Aleppo city rose to 112, a British war monitor said on Sunday. On Saturday, the blast, carried out by a suicide bomber driving a booby-trapped potato truck, struck a line of coaches carrying evacuated citizens through […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
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G7 foreign ministers, allies discuss Syria

Damascus: G7 foreign ministers, along with their counterparts from Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Jordan and Qatar on Tuesday discussed the Syria conflict. The meeting was convened in an extraordinary session to study the situation after the chemical attack allegedly by the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad regime on April 4 against Jan Shijun in the northern […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
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No political solution in Syria with Assad in power: Haley

Washington: US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Sunday said there is no political solution to the conflict in Syria until President Bashar al-Assad is out of power. “There’s not any sort of option where a political solution is going to happen with Assad at the head of the regime,” Haley told CNN […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
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70 killed in gas bomb attack in Syria, world outraged

Damascus: One of the worst chemical bombings in Syria that killed at least 20 innocent children and 50 other persons, sparked an international outrage on Wednesday and prompted the United Nations to call for a probe into the attack and to view it as a possible war crime. The UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
UN on Syria chemical attack
UN calls emergency meeting over Syrian 'gas attack'

United Nations: The UN Security Council will hold emergency talks on Wednesday after a suspected chemical attack in Syria left over 50 dead and many wounded, a media report said. The attack on a rebel-held town brought furious international reaction, with the US and other powers blaming the Syrian government for the deaths, the BBC […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
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