US doesn`t want to dance to the Turkey`s tune on the issue of supporting the Syrian Kurds

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19.05.2017

The United States is unlikely to abandon the Syrian Kurds, Washington’s primary ally in the anti-Daesh campaign, despite President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s efforts to convince President Donald Trump to review the issue, political commentator Hilal Koylu told. “Erdogan has openly said that any talks with the YPG are unacceptable for Turkey. The question then is whether Trump would continue dialogue with the Syrian Kurds [despite Ankara’s opposition]. We can answer…

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New provocation: The US Air Force attacked Syrian Army positions, which made major progress against ISIS

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19.05.2017

The US Air Force attacked pro-government forces in Syria after they posed a threat to pro-American forces. According to the source in the US administration, the airstrike was after the volunteer convoy, supporting the Damascus authorities, opposed the armed US –backed group. The US military struck was after the warning shots, the source said. The incident took place near the city of El Tanf in southern Syria, at the border…

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Syria: The terrorists continue to kill, injure and intimidate innocent people

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18.05.2017

For the whole day, members of the terrorist group Tahrir Al Sham were terrorizing civilians in the southern Syrian province of Daraa. Earlier on Wednesday, terrorists began an assault, aimed at Syrian Army positions in Manshiyeh and Sajna districts of Daraa city. Around the same time, intense shelling of residential areas, otherwise known to be relatively safe, began. Rocket-propelled grenades and mortars were fired at Al Sahari, Sabi and Al…

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One more peace initiative of Russia: The regime of de-escalation is planned to extend to all Syrian territory

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16.05.2017

Operating in four districts of the Syrian regime of de-escalation in the future is planned to extend to the rest of the country. Now in the focus of attention of the Russian Federation is the initiative that the US President D.Trump spoke at an early stage of his presidency, namely the creation of security zones or de-escalation zones in which there will be no military operations, except against terrorists who…

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Syria: At least five civilians killed by US-led coalition airstrike

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16.05.2017

On  the 15th of May, the airstrike of Air Force of an international coalition, led by the United States, killed five civilians near the town of Dair-ez-Zor in northeast Syria. This news was reported by Al Jazeera TV channel with reference to its own sources. According to available information, the coalition combat aircraft attacked the alleged positions of terrorists in the settlement of El Quria, located in the east of…

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The sixth round of the Intra-Syrian negotiations begins in Geneva

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15.05.2017

The sixth round of the Intra-Syrian negotiations begins in Geneva. The discussions officially start on May 16. The delegations of the Syrian government, the opposition, the “Moscow” and “Cairo” groups will participate in this round of negotiations. Discussions will be held through an intermediary – Staffan de Mistura. The agenda includes four directions set by the special envoy – forming the government, drafting the constitution, holding elections, and combating terrorism….

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Victory is close: ISIS militants leave Iraq and Syria

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12.05.2017

The terrorist group ISIS is faced with a serious lack of financial resources because of military pressure and sanctions imposed by the international community. Now militants of this group leave Iraq and Syria. The nature of the threat from terrorists changes and they continue to present a complex and multifaceted challenge to international security. “The ISIS is under constant military pressure, in response to which this terrorist group committed a…

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Russia welcomes any contribution by the United States to the peaceful settlement of the conflict in Syria

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12.05.2017

Russia will welcome any contribution by the United States to the memorandum on establishing de-escalation zones in Syria, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told. He did not rule out the possibility of US involvement in monitoring these zones but noted that this should be agreed with all parties concerned and should be acceptable for Damascus in the first place. He recalled that initially, it was US President Donald Trump who…

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Will US decision to arm YPG help fighting ISIS terrorists in Syria?

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12.05.2017

On Tuesday, following the US Defense Department’s announcement that President Donald Trump approved a plan to arm YPG, the Syrian Kurdish PYD party’s affiliate, fighting ISIS terrorists in Syria, US Secretary of Defense James Mattis ensured his Turkish counterpart Fikri Isik over phone of the US commitment to prevent security risks for Turkey. “It was an expected decision because the Kurds are the only kind of local force on the…

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Turkey and the United States disagree about the arming Kurdish ‘terrorist organizations’

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11.05.2017

On Tuesday, the United States, Turkey’s ally within the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), announced the approval of its plan to arm Kurdish militia fighting ISIS terror group in Syria despite objections from Turkey. “Every development in Syria and Iraq is a matter of national security for us. We would like to believe that our allies will prefer to side with us and not with terrorist organizations,” said Erdogan. The…

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