war in Syria

Israel hits Syrian port of Latakia - media

Israel hits Syrian port of Latakia - media

Israel launched an air strike on the Syrian port of Latakia on Tuesday, setting ablaze the container storage area and damaging nearby buildings in a second attack on the facility this month, Syrian state media reported. An Israeli …

Turkey 'neutralizes' 6 terrorists in Iraq and Syria

Turkey 'neutralizes' 6 terrorists in Iraq and Syria

Turkish security forces "neutralized" six YPG/PKK terrorists in northern areas of Iraq and Syria, an authority said on Monday. Turkey's National Defense Ministry said in a statement that two terrorists were neutralized in …

Nur-Sultan to host Syria talks in Astana format

Nur-Sultan to host Syria talks in Astana format

The next round of Syria talks in the Astana format is due to take place in Nur-Sultan on December 21-22, Kazakh Foreign Ministry spokesperson Aibek Smadiyarov said. "The next round will be held on December 21-22. The guarantor …

Russian and Turkish defense ministers discuss Syria

Russian and Turkish defense ministers discuss Syria

The Russian and Turkish defense ministers, Sergey Shoigu and Hulusi Akar, held telephone talks on Monday, the Turkish Defense Ministry reported. During their phone call, the ministers "exchanged opinions on bilateral and regional …

Turkey to rid northern Syria of PKK

Turkey to rid northern Syria of PKK

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Wednesday said the PKK, and its Syrian offshoot YPG, are targeting Turkey and Ankara is not going to watch the developments as a mere spectator. He made the remarks at a joint press …

Syria urges Turkey and U.S. to withdraw troops at UNGA

Syria urges Turkey and U.S. to withdraw troops at UNGA

Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad called on the United States and Turkey to withdraw their troops from the Arab republic, and warned separatists in the country's north against seeking help from outside forces in his address to the UN …

Azerbaijani Defense Minister expresses condolences to Turkey

Azerbaijani Defense Minister expresses condolences to Turkey

Azerbaijani Defense Minister Colonel General Zakir Hasanov expressed his condolences to Turkish National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar and Chief of the General Staff, General Yashar Güler in connection with the deaths and injuries of Turkish …

Syrian TV: Israel fires missiles in southern Syria

Syrian TV: Israel fires missiles in southern Syria

Syrian state media reported that Israel carried out a missile attack on southern Syria late on Tuesday, targeting an unspecified military position. The state TV report did not specify if there were any casualties. It said two missiles …

U.S. troops to stay put in Syria - report

U.S. troops to stay put in Syria - report

The Biden administration is pulling all American troops out of Afghanistan and formally transitioning to an advisory role in Iraq. But the U.S. military operation in Syria has seen no changes — and officials expect hundreds of …

Russian soldier killed in Syria’s Hasakah

Russian soldier killed in Syria’s Hasakah

A Russian soldier was killed and three more wounded when their armored vehicle exploded hitting a mine in the Syrian region of Al Hasakah, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Wednesday. "On June 9, when inspecting the patrol route …

Putin and Assad discuss supplies of Covid-19 vaccines to Syria

Putin and Assad discuss supplies of Covid-19 vaccines to Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin has discussed the issue of supplying Russian coronavirus vaccines to Syria in a phone call with his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad, the Kremlin reported Monday following the conversation initiated by the …

Russia's Defense Ministry’s plane returns 44 kids from Syria

Russia's Defense Ministry’s plane returns 44 kids from Syria

A Russian Defense Ministry’s plane brought another 44 Russian children back to Russia from Syria on Monday, the press office of the Children’s Rights Commissioner for the Russian President Anna Kuznetsova said in a statement. …

Damascus demands U.S. repay damage inflicted on Syrians

Damascus demands U.S. repay damage inflicted on Syrians

The United States is backing the war waged against Syria and should compensate damages inflicted on the Syrian people, the Syrian Foreign Ministry said in a statement. "The U.S. and its accomplices acting in the world and the …

Donors pledge more than $6 billion to tackle Syria’s crisis

Donors pledge more than $6 billion to tackle Syria’s crisis

The European Union, the U.S. and dozens of other nations pledged $6.4 billion in aid to help tackle war-ravaged Syria’s deepening humanitarian and economic crises and assist neighboring countries hosting refugees, coming up short of …

Russia asks Turkey to resume operation of checkpoints in Syria

Russia asks Turkey to resume operation of checkpoints in Syria

The Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Opposing Parties in Syria has asked the Turkish side to resume operation of two checkpoints in the Idlib de-escalation zone and a checkpoint in the Aleppo governorate from March 25 because of the …

Turkey urges Syrian army must stop combat operation in Idlib

Turkey urges Syrian army must stop combat operation in Idlib

Ankara has informed Moscow that Syria’s armed forces must stop combat operation in Idlib, the Turkish national defense ministry said on Sunday. According to the Turkish defense ministry, Syrian troops "delivered strikes at a …