The latest news and views about Syria
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.”
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At least four Syrian army troops have been killed and three others injured after Israeli missiles hit the outskirts of the capital, Damascus.
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.
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 the right to respond to Israel’s recent missile attack which left two Iranian military advisers dead in the Syrian capital Damascus.
An Iranian official has strongly criticized politicizing the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) by certain countries to ‘achieve politically-motivated goals.’
Iran has held a mass funeral for two Iranian military advisers and members of the IRGC killed in an Israeli missile attack on the Syrian capital Damascus earlier this week.