US President Donald Trump prepared for military action in Syria to deter chemical attacks: Officials

February 2, 2018 7:13 am
US President Donald Trump prepared for military action in Syria to deter chemical attacks: Officials

US President Donald Trump makes his way to board Marine One before departing from the South Lawn of the White House on February 1, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by AFP) Senior US officials have claimed President Donald Trump is prepared to launch military action if necessary against the Syrian […]

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Russia: The United States seeks Syria breakup, not political resolution of crisis

January 25, 2018 8:20 am
Russia: The United States seeks Syria breakup, not political resolution of crisis

Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova Russia has accused the US of not contributing to a political settlement of the Syria crisis but rather seeking to divide the war-torn Arab country. Speaking at a news briefing on Thursday, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova cited a recent speech by US Secretary of […]

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Turkey says will “thwart games”as offensive against Syria continues

January 24, 2018 1:06 pm
Turkey says will “thwart games”as offensive against Syria continues

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (Photo by AFP) President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey will “thwart games” along its borders, starting with the northwestern Syrian city of Manbij, as Ankara presses ahead with its operation against US-backed Kurdish militants in the war-torn Arab country. Speaking to local administrators in Ankara […]

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Turkey sends armored vehicles to southern border with Syria: Sources

January 16, 2018 11:57 pm
Turkey sends armored vehicles to southern border with Syria: Sources

Turkish army tanks are stationed near the Syrian border in the town of Karkamis, southern Turkey, August 25, 2016. (Photo by AP) Turkey has reportedly dispatched a convoy of over 40 military vehicles and tanks to the southern regions along the Syrian frontier amid growing Ankara-Washington tensions over a US […]

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Syria vows to end US presence; Russia, Turkey warn over ‘border force’ plan

January 15, 2018 1:32 am
Syria vows to end US presence; Russia, Turkey warn over ‘border force’ plan

US military vehicles drive in the Syrian town of Darbasiya next to the Turkish border, April 28, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) Damascus says it is determined to end US military presence after Washington declared plans to build a 30,000-member “border force” in the Arab country that Russia says could lead to Syria’s partition. […]

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US runs training camps for Syria militants: Russian general

December 27, 2017 11:00 pm
US runs training camps for Syria militants: Russian general

This photo, taken on May 23, 2017, and released by AP, shows a militant on a vehicle armed with heavy automatic machine gun (L) next to an American soldier on his armored vehicle at the Syrian-Iraqi crossing border point of Tanf, south Syria. The Russian military top brass says militants, […]

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Syrian government army urges surrender of militants encircled near Lebanon border

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Syrian government army urges surrender of militants encircled near Lebanon border

Syrian forces gather near the village of Sawwan, south of Khanasser, in the Aleppo Province on November 19, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Syrian government forces and their allies have reportedly given a 72-hour deadline to militants encircled in a strategic border area near Lebanon and Israel to either leave or […]

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Nusra militants, under increasing battlefield pressure, agree to move to Syria’s Idlib, Dara’a

December 26, 2017 2:30 am
Nusra militants, under increasing battlefield pressure, agree to move to Syria’s Idlib, Dara’a

Members of the al-Nusra Front terrorist group are seen in an area south of Aleppo, Syria, on August 6, 2016. (Photo by AFP) Members of the al-Nusra Front militant group have agreed to surrender the southwestern outskirts of Syria’s Rif Dimashq Governorate and move to the provinces of Idlib and Dara’a. […]

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Russian President Vladimir Putin says Russia to keep up anti-terror fight in Syria ‘if necessary’

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Russian President Vladimir Putin says Russia to keep up anti-terror fight in Syria ‘if necessary’

Russian President Vladimir Putin (C) meets with senior Russian lawmakers at the Kremlin in Moscow on December 25, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Russian President Vladimir Putin says Moscow currently sees no need for a heavy military presence in Syria, but it will continue its counter-terrorism battle in the Arab state. […]

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British Prime Minister Theresa May hails UK troops for ISIL’s defeat in Iraq, Syria

December 24, 2017 1:56 am
British Prime Minister Theresa May hails UK troops for ISIL’s defeat in Iraq, Syria

British Prime Minister Theresa May delivers a Christmas address to British troops at Royal Air Force Akrotiri military base in Cyprus on December 22, 2017. (Photo by AP) British Prime Minister Theresa May has claimed credit for the defeat of the Daesh (ISIL) terrorists in Iraq and Syria during a […]

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Russia’s Duma ratifies deal to expand naval facility in Syria

December 21, 2017 1:41 am
Russia’s Duma ratifies deal to expand naval facility in Syria

A general view of the lower house of Russia’s parliament, the State Duma, in Moscow, on April 19, 2017 (photo by AFP) The Russian parliament has approved a deal to expand a Russian naval facility in the Syrian port of Tartus. Russia’s lower house of parliament, the State Duma, voted […]

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