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

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…

16.05.2017
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Syria: At least five civilians killed by US-led coalition airstrike

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…

16.05.2017
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The sixth round of the Intra-Syrian negotiations begins in Geneva

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….

15.05.2017
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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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