The Syrian army loyal to President Bashar al Assad today shelled the northwestern province of Idlib to block an attempt to infiltrate Islamist militants in areas under government control. According to the Syrian press agency ‘Sana’, Damascus has increased the presence of its armed forces around Idlib following clashes between militiamen supported by Turkey and…

Kurdish forces on Friday called on the Syrian regime to deploy its troops in the areas under its control in northern Syria to help them deal with Turkish threats of offensive action in these areas. This call by the People’s Protection Units (YPG), Syria’s main Kurdish militia, was launched a few days after the surprise…

Several Syrian targets were hit shortly after an aircraft landed from Iran On Tuesday evening, December 25, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) activated the missile defence system to respond to missile fire from Syria. No injuries or damage have been reported, says the IDF press office. This is the only comment, made on 26 December,…

The Syrian army command announced the elimination of more than 270 Islamic state fighters on the night of 2 to 3 December in Suweida province in southern Syria. The information was provided, according to Ria Novosti, by the spokesman of the Russian Armed Forces Command in Syria, Oleg Makarevich. He added that the offensive had…

The Damascus regime on Sunday accused the US-led international coalition of firing missiles at its army positions, according to the official Syrian news agency Sana citing a military source. “U.S. coalition forces fired several missiles at some positions of our forces in al-Ghurab mountain south of al-Sukhna around 8pm (6pm GMT) this (Sunday) evening,” Sana…

Recently the Syrian Army have been making major gains against ISIS in the Al Safa area of Damascus, taking ISIS’s controlled area form 250 km2 to around 70 km2. The push comes as the women hostages that ISIS held were freed by Syrian and Russian special forces in a special operation, killing all the terrorists…

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham jihadists Militants have killed at least eight Syrian regime troops near a planned buffer zone around the country’s last major rebel bastion, an activist group said Saturday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the attack took place late Friday in the north of Hama province near the planned buffer zone around…

Syrian government forces killed 22 rebels overnight near Idlib province, in the deadliest such attack in an area where a recent truce is to be enforced, a monitor said Friday. Fighting erupted when government troops seized a position in a rural area in the north of neighboring Hama province that had been held by the…

Four Syrian regime fighters were killed on Thursday in an assault by jihadists from Idleb province, Syria’s last great insurgent stronghold where an agreement for a “demilitarized zone” is planned, an NGO said. The establishment of a 15 to 20 kilometre wide “demilitarized zone” was agreed on 17 September between Russia, an ally of the…

Rebels and ‘radical’ fighters have traded fire with government forces in northern Syria overnight, their “fiercest” exchanges since a buffer zone deal was announced for the area last month, an activist group has said. A 15- to 20-kilometre wide “demilitarised zone” was announced by rebel-backer Turkey and government ally Moscow on September 17 to separate…