Monday, December 5, 2022


Syrian president Assad rejected Russian requests to meet with Turkey’s Erdogan: Report

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has rebuffed his Russian allies' efforts to hold a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, citing Turkey’s upcoming elections and the presence of Ankara's troops on Syrian soil.

Kurdish forces halt joint operation with US after Turkish attack

A spokesman for the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has confirmed all joint military operations with the US-led coalition have been put on hold following Turkish bombardment of its positions in northern Syria.

US military reports attacks on its site in Syria

The United States military has reported two rocket attacks targeting its patrol bases in northeastern Syria, but announced there were no injuries to its forces.

Turkish military operation in Syria threatens US forces: Army

The US military has announced recent Turkish airstrikes in Syria “threatened the safety” of American soldiers still in the country. It claimed that further escalations could “compromise efforts to defeat the remnants of the Islamic State (Daesh) terrorist group.”

Turkey’s Erdogan says meeting with Syria’s Assad possible

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has not ruled out meeting with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, although the two countries have been regional foes since the war broke out in Syria in 2011.

Turkish army hits targets in Syria, Iraq after Istanbul blast

The Turkish military has conducted a series of airstrikes in Syria and Iraq, targeting several towns and villages in in the war-torn countries.

Four Syrian soldiers killed in Israeli raid in coastal districts

Four Syrian military servicemen have reportedly lost their lives in an Israeli military attack targeting several sites in the war-torn country’s central and western regions.

10 killed in air raid on fuel convoy near Iraq-Syria border

An airstrike on a convoy carrying fuel across the Iraqi border into Syria killed at least 10 people late Tuesday, members of paramilitary groups operating in the area confirmed.

Israel attacks Syria for third time in days

Israeli air strikes have hit targets in the vicinity of the Syrian capital Damascus, marking the third such attacks in a week, Syrian state media reported.

US military base in Syria under rocket attacks

The largest US military base in Syria, set up in the province of Dayr al-Zawr without Damascus’ consent, has come under rocket attacks.

5 Syrian soldiers killed in Israel raid on Damascus

At least five Syrian servicemen were killed in Israel’s airstrikes on Damascus and some areas to the south of the capital in the early hours of Saturday, state news agency SANA reported, citing a military source.

Israel carries out fresh attack on Aleppo airport

Israel has yet carried out another missile attack on the Aleppo international airport, the second such strikes in a week, hitting the runway. Syrian sources say several missiles were shot down by the country’s air defense force.

US confirms soldiers injured in Syria attacks

Three American troops were injured in two rocket attacks in Syria and the United States responded with strikes from attack helicopters, US Central Command (CENTCOM) said in a statement.

3 Syrian soldiers killed in Israeli strikes near Damascus

At least three Syrian soldiers have been killed and three others wounded in multiple Israeli missile attacks on an area near the capital Damascus, according to state media.

Report: Three Syrian soldiers killed in Israeli airstrike

At least three Syrian servicemen were killed and seven others wounded in an Israeli air raid on the outskirts of Syria’s capital Damascus on Friday, the Riyadh-based Al-Ikhbariyah TV channel reported.

Erdogan: Astana process, most effective measure to push political solution for Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the Astana peace process, launched in 2017 at the initiative of Iran, Russia and Turkey to tackle the tensions in Syria, is the best format for a political solution to the ongoing crisis in the war-torn country.

Iran says opposed to Turkish military operation on Syria-Iraq border

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh says Tehran is opposed to any military action and use of force against other countries with the aim of resolving disagreements. He made the remarks in response to a question about a planned Turkish military action on Syria-Iraq border.

Damascus: Three killed in Israel raid on Syria

Syrian government sources say at least three people were killed at Damascus International Airport on Friday in a missile attack from Israel.

Rockets hit US military base in Syria

A barrage of rockets has reportedly hit a military facility housing US forces in Syria’s northeastern province of Hasakah. The casualties and the extent of the damage is still unclear.

5 killed In Israeli raid on Syria

Israel carried out fresh airstrikes on Syria’s northwestern province of Hama late on Friday, killing at least five people, including a civilian, according to Syrian media.

Four Syrian soldiers killed in Israeli raid on Damascus countryside

At least four Syrian army troops have been killed and three others injured after Israeli missiles hit the outskirts of the capital, Damascus.

US says ‘troubled’ by UAE hosting Syria president

Washington is disappointed and troubled by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's visit to the United Arab Emirates and that does not support efforts to ‘legitimise’ him, State Department spokesperson Ned Price says.

Syria’s president visits UAE in first trip since 2011

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has met Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum in Dubai, the Syrian presidency announced in a statement. This is Syrian leader's first visit to an Arab state since the war began in 2011.

Report: New Daesh chief Abu Bakr Baghdadi’s brother

The new leader of Daesh, whose appointment the group announced on Thursday, is the brother of slain former so-called caliph of the terror group Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, according to two Iraqi security officials and one Western security source.

Iran says it reserves right to respond to Israeli strike that killed advisers

Iran says it reserves the right to respond to Israel’s recent missile attack which left two Iranian military advisers dead in the Syrian capital Damascus.

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