The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports that at least 25 people have died in north-western Syria as a result of attacks by the Bashar al-Assad regime and its Russian allies. For example, 13 people were killed in a Syrian air force raid in the town of Jabal, Idlib province. It is also reported that…

Pro-Turkish rebels have cautiously welcomed the Russian-Turkish agreement to create a “demilitarized zone” in Idleb province, the last insurgent stronghold in Syria, while jihadists have rejected it. Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan last week overcame their divisions over the fate of this region threatened by a regime offensive, announcing the creation by 15 October…

Deir Ezzor province On August 28 2018, ISIS militants carried out attacks against several positions of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the al-Azraq oil field area in eastern Deir Ezzor. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the SDF repelled the attack with help from the US-led coalition airpower. This was the…

The head of Russian diplomacy Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday, August 29, 2018, hope that Western countries will not “hinder the anti-terrorist operation” in Idleb, the last Syrian region outside the control of government forces. “I hope that our Western partners will not encourage provocations, will not hinder the anti-terrorist operation” in Idleb, he said at…

Al-Safa frontline About 100 ISIS members have been killed in the area of al-Safa in the southern Syrian desert since pro-government forces started the active phase of their military operation there. According to pro-government sources, this number is likely to grow further because clashes are still ongoing in the area. Idlib frontline The Syrian Arab…

According to the Mako website referring to Syrian sources, Lebanese Hezbollah militia fighters put on the uniform of the Syrian army to stay close to the border with Israel without attracting attention. It is also reported that on the evening of 30 May, a meeting of representatives of the Russian expeditionary corps and Syrian intelligence…

Syrian Ambassador in the Russian Federation, Riyad Haddad said the Agency “Interfax” that anti-aircraft missile systems s-300 for about a month “work” in Syria. A Russian military source Agency, in turn, the supply of s-300 to Syria is not confirmed. Earlier, the Russian authorities claimed that the s-300 to Syria is not yet delivered. On…

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman on Tuesday downplayed Israeli concerns over Russia’s purported plans to outfit the Syrian military with its powerful S-300 air defense system, but stressed that Israel would retaliate if such a battery were used against its aircraft. “What’s important is that defense systems being supplied by Russia to Syria aren’t used against…

The head of Russian diplomacy Sergei Lavrov on Friday 13 April 2018 described the alleged chemical attack in Syria last week as “staged” in which “the special services of a state”, not named but designated as “Russophobic”, participated. “We have irrefutable evidence that this was a new staging, and that the special services of a…