Russia on Saturday 14 April 2018 asked the UN Security Council to condemn the “aggression” against Syria from military strikes carried out by the United States, Britain, and France, according to a draft resolution seen by AFP. Russia circulated the measure ahead of a Security Council meeting to discuss the military operation by the three…

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday 28 February 2018 that rebels in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta were responsible for ensuring that a “humanitarian pause” in the area delivers relief for devastated civilians. “Russia together with the Syrian government have already announced the establishment of humanitarian corridors in Eastern Ghouta,” Lavrov told the UN Human Rights…

On Wednesday 28 February 2018, Turkey accused the French Presidency of having “lacked frankness” by asserting that Emmanuel Macron had said in a telephone conversation with Recep Tayyip Erdogan that the truce demanded by the UN in Syria also concerned the Ankara offensive in that country. According to the Elysée, Mr Macron said in a…

According to the Anadolu official Turkish agency , Turkish forces participating in Operation “Olive branch”  succeeded in taking control of the entire border area between Turkey and the Syrian region of Afrin. According to the agency, Turkish forces and pro-Turkish factions of the  Free Syrian Army (TFSA) have taken control of two new villages in…

The Syrian regime’s air raids continued on Sunday 25 February 2018 in eastern Ghouta following the vote of a UN Security Council resolution calling for a “truce” as soon as possible in this besieged rebel stronghold, an NGO said. “The raids resumed on Sunday morning, with two strikes against the Shifuniyah sector on the outskirts…

The main rebel groups controlling the eastern Ghouta, which have been under intense bombardment by the Syrian regime since Sunday evening, 18 February 2018, have agreed to respect the humanitarian ceasefire called for by the UN Security Council resolution unanimously adopted on 24 February. Seven days of air strikes and artillery fire by the regime…

The UN Security Council unanimously unanimously adopted on Saturday 24 February 2018 a resolution calling for  a month-long humanitarian ceasefire in Syria  after fifteen days of procrastination, especially from Moscow. The text adopted, which has been amended many times, “calls for all parties to cease hostilities without delay for at least 30 consecutive days in…

On Wednesday, 14 February 2018, the United States and Russia blamed each other for the military and political stalemate in Syria after seven years of conflict, at a public meeting of the United Nations Security Council. “The regime of Bashar al-Assad has become a showcase for Iran and Hezbollah,” said U. S. Ambassador to the…