Politics - Syria

Heavy losses inflicted upon al-Nusra Front terrorists in Daraa

Heavy losses inflicted upon al-Nusra Front terrorists in Daraa

🕔2016-07-23 15:00:27

An army unit carried out on Saturday a military operation against al-Nusra Front dens and fortified positions in al-Kark neighborhood in Daraa al-Balad area in Daraa Province. A military source said that the terrorists’ vehicles, some of which equipped with machineguns, were destroyed, and a number of them were killed during the operation. It added that another ...

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“The Castle and Valley” Festival kicks off in Homs

“The Castle and Valley” Festival kicks off in Homs

🕔2016-07-22 14:27:13

Activities of al-Qalaa and al-Wadi “The Castle and Valley”Festival kicked off on Thursday in Wadi al-Nadara (valley) in Homs province with the participation of a huge crowd of people, including political, cultural, social, civil and local figures. Minister of Tourism Bishr Yazigi highlighted the importance of annually holding the festival, which has become a prominent event ...

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GAPAR: Terrorists’ crime of slaughtering Palestinian child should make UNRWA alert

GAPAR: Terrorists’ crime of slaughtering Palestinian child should make UNRWA alert

🕔2016-07-21 14:53:52

The General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR) condemned the heinous crime perpetrated by the terrorists of the so-called “Nour al-Din al-Zinki ” movement , who beheaded a Palestinian child with cold blood and in front of cameras, calling upon The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) to be fully alert ...

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Law issued on cancelling decision of terminating employment of state workers should they join military service

Law issued on cancelling decision of terminating employment of state workers should they join military service

🕔2016-07-20 15:21:02

President Bashar al-Assad issued on Wednesday Law no. 14 for 2016 on the possibility of cancelling a decision that provides for terminating the employment of state workers who do not join mandatory conscription or reserve service based on a decision by the Prime Minister upon the suggestion of the Minister of Defense and the minister ...

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WikiLeaks releases part one of the AKP Emails at 11pm Damascus time

WikiLeaks releases part one of the AKP Emails at 11pm Damascus time

🕔2016-07-20 14:52:17

Today, 11pm Anakara Time, WikiLeaks releases part one of the AKP Emails. AKP, or the Justice & Development Party, is the ruling party of Turkey and is the political force behind the country's president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Part one of the series covers 762 mail boxes beginning with 'A' through to 'I' containing 294,548 email ...

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Turkey imposes travel ban on its academics after coup attempt

Turkey imposes travel ban on its academics after coup attempt

🕔2016-07-20 12:49:43

Turkey’s Higher Education Council (YOK) banned its professors and university instructors from traveling abroad in wake of a coup attempt that fell short late last week, Turkish television reported citing a YOK source. The ban is imposed both on personal and official trips, according to the NTV broadcaster. Turkish authorities earlier banned all civil servants from foreign ...

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Syria calls on UN to condemn French aggression on civilians in north of Aleppo

Syria calls on UN to condemn French aggression on civilians in north of Aleppo

🕔2016-07-20 12:15:35

Foreign and Expatriates Ministry sent on Tuesday two identical letters to UN secretary General and President of Security Council saying that the French warplanes, working within the so-called “international coalition” led by the US, perpetrated an unjust massacre on the territories of Syria near the Syrian-Turkish borders, targeting Toukhan al-Kubra village to the north of ...

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Factions of armed opposition slaughter a child in Aleppo and claim he was fighting for Syrian army

Factions of armed opposition slaughter a child in Aleppo and claim he was fighting for Syrian army

🕔2016-07-19 20:53:20

Fighters of the so-called "Nour al-Din al-Zanki" movement have slaughtered a child in Handarat camp in north Aleppo after arresting him on the frontlines fighting for al-Quds brigade" which supports the Syrian Arab Army in Aleppo. One of the military comanders of "al-Zanki" terrorist movement called by "Mayof al-Mayof" released a video recording shows a group ...

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Some 257 staffers of Turkish PM office ousted after coup attempt

Some 257 staffers of Turkish PM office ousted after coup attempt

🕔2016-07-19 13:43:57

Turkey's government has ousted 257 staffers from the Prime Minister's office in the wake of the failed military coup attempt, Hurriyet reports. Their property were confiscated. Late on Friday, the Turkish authorities said that an attempted coup was taking place in the country. The coup attempt was suppressed by early Saturday, with Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim ...

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Lavrov: Situation in Turkey has no impact on agreements with Syria about combating terrorism

Lavrov: Situation in Turkey has no impact on agreements with Syria about combating terrorism

🕔2016-07-19 13:03:40

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov affirmed on Monday that the prevailing situation in Turkey following the coup attempt, which took place last Friday, does not affect the implementation of agreements with Syria on the joint fight against terrorism. Lavrov, at a press conference with his Portuguese counterpart Augusto Santos Silva in Moscow, said that the developments ...

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At least 60 dead in attempted Turkish coup as shootouts continue in Ankara & Istanbul

At least 60 dead in attempted Turkish coup as shootouts continue in Ankara & Istanbul

🕔2016-07-16 09:16:34

Intense gunfire has resumed in the Turkish capital, Ankara, by the parliament and General Staff buildings, with massive casualties reported as police battled pro-coup military forces. In Istanbul, at least six people were killed and 150 taken to hospitals. Pro-government forces are now in control of Turkey’s military headquarters, Reuters quoted a senior Turkish official as ...

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Large fires caused by terrorists in cotton stores in Hasaka contained, 8350 tons destroyed

Large fires caused by terrorists in cotton stores in Hasaka contained, 8350 tons destroyed

🕔2016-07-15 14:54:07

Fire fighters and Civil Defense personnel have managed to contain 90 percent of the fires that erupted on Thursday in the cotton stores in the Sport City Center in Hasaka. The fires broke out due to an act of vandalism perpetrated by terrorist groups. Director of Hasaka Cotton Ginning Mills Atallah al-Najm said that the firefighters and ...

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President al-Assad’s interview with NBC News: Washington wanted to manage those groups in order to topple the government in Syria

President al-Assad’s interview with NBC News: Washington wanted to manage those groups in order to topple the government in Syria

🕔2016-07-14 14:52:17

President Bashar al-Assad gave an interview to NBC News published Thursday, following is the full text: Journalist: Mr. President, thank you for having us and allowing NBC News to ask you some important questions. President Assad: You’re most welcome in Damascus. Question 1: A few weeks ago, you told lawmakers here that you would retake every inch of ...

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Russian humanitarian aid distributed to the displaced people in Izraa city in Daraa

Russian humanitarian aid distributed to the displaced people in Izraa city in Daraa

🕔2016-07-14 09:38:19

100 food packages and 10 tons of flour offered by the Russian Government were distributed on Wednesday to the displaced people in Izraa city in Daraa countryside. During distributing the aid, Daraa Governor Mohammad Khaled al-Hanous pointed to the Russian role in supporting the Syrian Arab army in combating terrorism in parallel with offering humanitarian aid ...

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President al-Assad receives letter from Iraqi prime Minister: War carried on by Syrian and Iraqi armies is one

President al-Assad receives letter from Iraqi prime Minister: War carried on by Syrian and Iraqi armies is one

🕔2016-07-14 09:25:27

President Bashar al-Assad received on Wednesday the National Security Adviser of Iraq  Falah al-Fayad  who conveyed a letter from Iraqi Prime Minister Haydar al-Abadi on political, military and security cooperation between Syria and Iraq, particularly combating terrorism. Al-Fayad briefed President al-Assad on the ongoing preparations to advance into al-Mosul city and liberate it from terrorism, affirming ...

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Terrorists target al-Zara power station in Hama again

Terrorists target al-Zara power station in Hama again

🕔2016-07-13 11:19:19

Terrorist groups of al-Nusra Front and Ahrar al-Sham fired rocket shells on al-Zara power station in the southern countryside of Hama province. A source at Hama Electricity Company told SANA reporter that the attack inflicted massive damage upon the plant. Last Saturday, al-Zara power station sustained huge damage and went out of service following another terrorist rocket ...

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Lavrov renews adherence to political solution to crisis in Syria

Lavrov renews adherence to political solution to crisis in Syria

🕔2016-07-12 14:43:58

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov renewed his country’s adherence to the political solution for the crisis in Syria in accordance with the UN resolutions, expressing concern over UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan De Mistura’s lingering to fulfill his commitments on holding a new round of talks in Geneva. In a press conference held in Baku ...

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Terrorist groups breach cessation of hostilities 4 times in Damascus countryside

Terrorist groups breach cessation of hostilities 4 times in Damascus countryside

🕔2016-07-12 12:03:06

The Russian coordination center at Hmeimim airbase in Lattakia affirmed that terrorist groups have breached the cessation of hostilities agreement four times during the last 24 hours. The center added in a statement that the four breaches were observed in Damascus countryside, pointing out that the agreement is still standing in most Syrian provinces. The Russian center indicated that the number of Syrian towns which ...

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New government sworn in, President al-Assad instructs ministers to make citizens’ livelihood a priority

New government sworn in, President al-Assad instructs ministers to make citizens’ livelihood a priority

🕔2016-07-12 09:50:11

  The members of the new government headed by Imad Mohammad Deeb Khamis on Monday took the constitutional oath before President al- Assad. President al-Assad said to the new government members in a meeting with them after they were sworn in that the high hopes that citizens have for the new government and the difficult circumstances currently ...

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Aleppo Governor offers condolences to martyrs’ families

Aleppo Governor offers condolences to martyrs’ families

🕔2016-07-11 11:50:57

 Aleppo Governor, Mohammed Marwan Olabi on Sunday offered condolences to the families of martyrs who passed away due to the rocket shells fired by terrorist groups on al-Furqan neighborhood. He noted that the continuous terrorist attacks which target the residential neighborhoods reveal the reality of those mercenaries, their takfiri mentality and connection to Syria’s enemies. The governor ...

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President al-Assad: it is normal that what is happening in Syria would greatly affect Europe

President al-Assad: it is normal that what is happening in Syria would greatly affect Europe

🕔2016-07-11 11:20:14

President Bashar al-Assad blamed some Western leaders for the terrorism and refugee problems facing Europe. During a meeting on Sunday with the visiting delegation of the European Parliament headed by Vice-President of the Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs Javier Couso, the President discussed the situation in Syria, the terrorist war waged on it and the growing ...

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Truce extended for another 72 hours

Truce extended for another 72 hours

🕔2016-07-09 16:14:24

The General Command of the Army and Armed Forces announced in a statement on Saturday that the truce enforced in the past two days has been extended for another 72 hours from 1:00 am on July 9 to midnight on July 12. The truce applied on July 6, which covered all the Syrian territory, lasted from 1:00 am on Wednesday until Friday midnight. ...

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ISIS beheads 5 persons, among them three players and a coach in Raqqa

ISIS beheads 5 persons, among them three players and a coach in Raqqa

🕔2016-07-09 16:13:07

ISIS terrorist organization killed three football players and a coach from al-Shabab club in Raqqa, according to civil sources. The sources told SANA that the Takfiri terrorist organization beheaded 5 persons, among them players Osama Abu Kuwait, Nihad al-Hussein, Ihssan al-Shawakh and his brother, coach Ahmad al-Shawakh at dawar al-dalah in Raqqa in front of the ...

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Russian defense Ministry denies downing any of its helicopters in Syria

Russian defense Ministry denies downing any of its helicopters in Syria

🕔2016-07-09 12:09:36

Russian defense Ministry denied on Friday fabricated reports by some media outlets about the loss of a Russian military helicopter on Syrian territories. “All Russian helicopters in Syria returned safe to the airports without any losses after they carried out their missions,” a Spokesman for the Coordination center in Hmeimem said. Earlier, a number of media outlets ...

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US Air Force: MQ-9 drone crashes in northern Syria

US Air Force: MQ-9 drone crashes in northern Syria

🕔2016-07-06 12:55:30

U.S. Air Forces Central Command announced on Tuesday that an MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft crashed in northern Syria. The Command was careful in its statement to deny that the aircraft might have been shot down, saying operators lost control of the aircraft. Earlier, SITE Monitoring Service of the SITE Intelligence Group quoted media outlets affiliated to ...

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