Latest in Tag: Syria Highlight
Latest in Tag: Syria
At least 10 more Turkish tanks have crossed into Syria, a day after pro-Ankara Syrian opposition fighters ousted jihadis from Jarablus.
Turkey has pledged to push jihadi fighters belonging to the so-called “Islamic State” out of the Syrian town of Jarablus near the Turkish border.
Russian fighter jets had temporary permission to fly missions over Syria from Iran. Then Iran’s parliament said no. The relationship between Iran and Russia has always lacked trust.
Fifty people were reportedly killed and almost 100 wounded in an explosion in the southeastern city of Gaziantep. Turkish President Erdogan said the attack was likely carried out by the militant “Islamic State” group.
At least 100 children have been killed in airstrikes and combat in Aleppo in August, a monitor reports.
A photograph of a five-year-old boy who survived an airstrike in Aleppo has highlighted the extent of the civil war in Syria. The image has gone viral around the world.
UN envoy Staffan de Mistura symbolically ended a meeting on Syria after saying no aid convoys reached besieged cities. He said the time had come for Russia and the United States to both push for an Aleppo ceasefire.
Over 17,000 detainees have died in Syrian government custody in the past five years from torture and disease, according to Amnesty International. Forced disappearances and horrific prisoner abuse are also widespread.
Russia has said it launched strikes against the so-called “Islamic State” from air bases in Iran. It’s a noticeable change of strategy for Moscow as it continues to aid the regime of Bashar al-Assad in Syria.
The Mediterranean Sea has become a gateway to Europe for refugees and economic migrants
An Arab-Kurdish alliance with support from US air strikes has retaken the strategic town of Manbij near the Turkish border. The fate of some of the 2,000 civilians who fled the crumbling ‘IS’ stronghold remains in doubt.
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has decried Russia’s “high level of responsibility” for the “catastrophic situation in Aleppo.” Humanitarian access has to be assured by the UN, the minister said.
An alliance of Kurdish and Arab forces have liberated the city of Manbij from the militant group. But some “IS” fighters fled the city, reportedly using hundreds of kidnapped civilians as “human shields.”
The terror organization ‘Islamic State’ (IS) has suffered serious losses in Syria, and even more in Iraq. It can no longer count on public support. Yet, it still has a few aces up its sleeve.
Many eastern European countries supply arms to the Middle East. The trade is said to be worth more than a billion euros, with the majority of goods going to Saudi Arabia. But the weapons don’t stay there.
Weekend airstrikes by unspecified belligerents have destroyed a hospital in northern Syria, Doctors Without Borders reports. Elsewhere, recent attacks by Russia have flattened opposition areas of Aleppo.
El-Imam was the first Egyptian in the YPG to be killed in the fight against IS
The Syrian government has confirmed its participation in the latest talks aimed at a political solution to the conflict. A UN official said he spoke with Damascus about the need for a UN-backed transition.
A senior al-Qaeda figure has urged the group to do what is necessary to protect the “holy struggle of the Syrian people.” Washington voiced skepticism over the split, saying it could be an exercise in rebranding.
Her black hair and captivating eyes are nothing compared to her enchanting voice. From old Arabic poems to traditional songs, Faia Younan is a Syrian talent who has managed to take the world by storm in a relatively short period of time. This charming talent spent the majority of her life in Sweden and, accordingly, …
Activists have accused a supposedly moderate rebel group of beheading a boy on camera. Secretary of State John Kerry said the US is “very concerned” about the report.
A UK-based observer group says Syrian regime fighters have seized the only road into the rebel-held area of Aleppo. More than 30 civilians were killed in the besieged city on Saturday.
US Secretary of State John Kerry has met Russian President Vladimir Putin as part of an effort to salvage the stalled Syria peace process. The pair discussed cooperation against Islamic State and other militant groups.
We aim to help people overcoming their everyday struggles, says organiser
Damascus has extended a ceasefire for 72 hours, marking the second of its kind since the end of Ramadan. The US’ top diplomat is expected in Moscow as the international community pushes to revive stalled peace talks.
If Islamic State (IS) was serious about attacking Euro 2016, its plans clearly never materialised. Leaked transcripts of the interrogation of one of the attackers of Brussels Airport in March leave little doubt however that soccer is featured prominently on the group’s target list. So does this month’s beheading of four Syrian players in Raqqa. …
Helicopter pilots called in action by the Syrian allies were shot down by “IS” militants. The aircraft ran out of ammunition while flying near Palmyra.
The Syrian army has extended a nationwide ceasefire for three days as pro-Assad forces continue to advance against rebels in the north. Observers have called the truce mostly ineffective since its declaration last week.
UN cultural agency UNESCO will gather in Istanbul on Sunday to review candidates to join its prestigious World Heritage List, ranging from 350-million-year old fossils to works by Franco-Swiss architect Le Corbusier.
The Syrian regime troops have announced a unilateral three-day ceasefire coinciding with the end of Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The truce applies to the whole country, according to the army’s statement.