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4 Russian troops killed after rise up attack in Syria 0

4 Russian troops killed after rise up attack in Syria

Four Russian military personnel were killed in fighting in eastern Syria’s Deir Az Zor province in a battle that left dozens of rebels dead. Fighting erupted after several armed groups attacked an artillery battery belonging to Syrian government forces, Russian news agencies reported on Sunday, citing a defence ministry statement. Two Russian military advisers who…

Prognosis: What’s next for Hezbollah in Syria? 0

Prognosis: What’s next for Hezbollah in Syria?

Beirut, Lebanon – Safa’a Smeen sits propped between a Quran, some lurid decorations and her son’s grave. « Of course I agreed », she says, when asked about her son’s request to fight for Hezbollah in Syria, where the Lebanese political party and militia helped turn the conflict’s tide in favour of the government of President Bashar al-Assad.…

World leaders demand restraint after Israeli raids in Syria 0

World leaders demand restraint after Israeli raids in Syria

The United Nations, Russia, France, Germany and Britain have urged Israel and Iran to avoid any further escalation after Israel carried out air raids against what it said were Iranian targets in Syria. Israel said the bombardment on Thursday was in retaliation for Iranian rocket fire on its positions in the occupied Golan Heights. There…

Israel says it hit Iranian targets in Syria 0

Israel says it hit Iranian targets in Syria

Israeli army said on Thursday it hit dozens of Iranian military targets in Syria overnight accusing Tehran of launching rocket and missile attack towards its forces in the occupied Golan Heights. « The (Israeli military) has struck dozens of Iranian military targets in Syria, » Israeli military spokesman Jonathan Conricus told journalists. He said they targeted intelligence,…

Iranians reply to the regime: ‘Scramble away Syria by myself!’ 0

Iranians reply to the regime: ‘Scramble away Syria by myself!’

This is the second part of the article. Click here to read the first part focusing on the Islamic Republic’s efforts to control the official narrative on Syria. While the Islamic Republic of Iran has been a staunch supporter of Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria, little attention has been paid on public attitudes within the country. While…

Sergey Lavrov: The US is making an are trying to divide Syria 0

Sergey Lavrov: The US is making an are trying to divide Syria

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has accused the US of trying to divide Syria while ignoring international law by launching missiles into the country. Lavrov made the accusations on Saturday while meeting with his Turkish and Iranian counterparts in Moscow following their talks on the seven-year Syrian war, which has killed hundreds of thousands of people.…

Trump is providing Saudi Arabia a ‘obnoxious deal’ on Syria 0

Trump is providing Saudi Arabia a ‘obnoxious deal’ on Syria

Yemen is not Saudi Arabia’s only unfinished war in this decade. Before Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s military intervention in Yemen, the former Saudi intelligence chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan spearheaded, between 2012 and 2014, a clandestine proxy war against Iran in Syria. Now, US President Donald Trump is offering Riyadh a comeback to compensate…

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Syria and the origin of a new Icy Battle

Recent US-led coalition strikes in response to an alleged chemical attack in Douma, a suburb of Damascus, had Western analysts hoping for a tectonic change in Washington’s policy on Syria. Russia, on the other hand, was fearful that its previously unchecked influence in the battlefield was coming to an end. The results of the joint…

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Staffan de Mistura requires de-escalation on Syria

The UN special envoy for Syria has said tensions need to calm down between the major global powers in order to restart diplomatic efforts to end the conflict in Syria. Staffan de Mistura made the comments after holding talks on Friday with Sergey Lavrov, Russia’s foreign minister, in Moscow. De Mistura said that chemical weapons inspectors in Douma,…

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Syria in 2018 is now not Iraq in 2003

Last Saturday, when the United States, the UK and France launched strikes on three chemical facilities in Syria, the move was met with disapproval in some quarters. The pre-announced spectacle blew up three buildings and took no lives, but some pronounced it a « dangerous escalation ». Some spoke of its « illegality ». All complained about its disregard…