Victory is close: ISIS militants leave Iraq and Syria

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…

12.05.2017
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Russia welcomes any contribution by the United States to the peaceful settlement of the conflict in Syria

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…

12.05.2017
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Will US decision to arm YPG help fighting ISIS terrorists in Syria?

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…

12.05.2017
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Turkey and the United States disagree about the arming Kurdish ‘terrorist organizations’

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…

11.05.2017
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No more patience: the locals repulsed the rebels in Deir ez-Zor

This reaction of local citizens emerged after the ISIS command decision to strengthen security measures in the region. The residents decided to bring the situation under control, beat a few terrorists, and burned their cars. This was reported by news portal Vito Press. After that, the “Islamic state” introduced additional measures of protection from attack by disgruntled local residents. Additional ground forces were transferred to the captured city of Alba…

05.05.2017
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Could Turkish airstrikes on Kurds in Iraq and Syria lead to a greater conflict with US?

Turkish airstrikes on Kurdish YPG and PKK groups in Iraq and Syria seem to risk widening the rift between Ankara and Washington. Could they lead to a greater conflict? Turkey’s raids on Kurdish positions both in Syria and Iraq reflect an aggressive strategy on the part of Syria’s northern neighbor, while Turkish President Recep Erdogan seeks to recreate the Ottoman Empire and once again become the top Middle Eastern power….

05.05.2017
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Al Jazeera filmed a new fake video footage of chemical attack in Syria

  According to the source in military and diplomatic circles, stringers from Al Jazeera TV recently cooked up some fake video footage of another supposed round of chemical weapon attacks by the Syrian army. “According to information confirmed through several channels, a video group of stringers from Al Jazeera TV Channel fabricated footage recently of an allegedly new round of chemical weapons use by the Syrian army against civilians,” the…

05.05.2017
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ISIS attack on refugee camp in Syria kills 46

Terrorists from ISIS attacked the settlement of Rajm-es-Salibi in the northeast of Syria, where the refugee camp is located. During this attack 46 people were killed, including 15 Kurdish fighters. The remaining victims are civilians, mostly women and children. Dozens of people were injured. Kurdish military representative Ridor Khalil said that the attack was perpetrated by suicide bombers who blew themselves near the roadblock of the Kurdish fighters. Then the…

03.05.2017
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Why the Russian symbol of victory is so dear to Syrians?

    As the WWII victory day approaches St. George’s ribbons are distributed in every city in Russia. However, this year the ribbons have seen tremendous popularity in Syria as well – within just minutes thousands of ribbons were distributed around. Why the Russian symbol of victory is so dear to Syrians? This year, for the first time, a St. George’s ribbon campaign was launched at Damascus University and within…

03.05.2017
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Report: The number of innocent victims of coalition strikes in Syria and Iraq rose to 352

US-led сoalition strikes against ISIS group in Iraq and Syria have likely killed at least 352 civilians since the start of the operation almost three years ago. This was stated in the monthly report on losses among civilians in the conflict zone distributed by the coalition’s headquarters. “At the moment, according to available data, at least 352 civilians were killed as a result of coalition strikes since the beginning of…

02.05.2017
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