Then he hypocritically praises a ceasefire, negotiated by Moscow and Ankara, which limits Erdogan’s military invasion, but also legitimises it — and simultaneously consolidates Bashar Assad’s regime and his protecting power, Russia, as rulers of all of Syria.
Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is believed to be dead.
Trump announces the United States is lifting sanctions on Turkey, hailing the success of a ceasefire along its border with Syria.
On 17th of October the Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova issued the statements regarding the situation around Syria at briefing:
US President Donald Trump on Wednesday defended as “strategically brilliant” his decision to pull US troops out of Syria as the House of Representatives overwhelmingly condemned the move in a rare bipartisan rebuke.
Russian troops in Syria moved into a base at Manbij on Tuesday, a day after US forces abandoned it on the orders of their President Donald Trump.
Kurdish fighters battled to defend a key Syrian border town from Turkish-backed forces in a flare-up of violence Tuesday as US President Donald Trump sent his vice president and top diplomat to Ankara to demand a ceasefire.
The Syrian army enters Manbij northern Syria for the first time since losing it in 2012.
It is dismaying that Turkey’s military operation in northeastern Syria is being spun in the United States news media as an attack on Kurds, as weakening the fight against the remnants of Daesh (or the so-called Islamic State) and hurting the US’ credibility with its allies.
Turkey’s border with Syria, is a direct target of the PYD/YPG/PKK and DEASH terrorists.
Turkey launches a broad assault on Kurdish-controlled areas in northeastern Syria.
The latest news from Washington would seem to confirm the old Kurdish proverb: “No friends but the mountains.” On Sunday evening, the US announced it would no longer stand in the way of a Turkish incursion into Kurdish-controlled areas in northern Syria, which Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had announced the day before.
Trump warns Turkey against going too far in Syria.
US President Donald Trump never made a big secret of his plans to withdraw US soldiers stationed abroad.
US forces in Syria started pulling back Monday from Turkish border areas, opening the way for Ankara’s threatened military invasion and heightening fears of a jihadist resurgence.
PR: Russia will continue facilitating the restoration of sovereignty and the territorial integrity of Syria, the return of the country to a peaceful life and successfully eradicating terrorism.
Turkey and the United States agreed on Wednesday to establish a joint operation center in Turkey to coordinate and manage a planned safe zone in northeast Syria, a move that appeared to reduce the chance of imminent Turkish military action.
Eight orphans of Australian Islamic State fighters have been spirited out of a camp in Syria, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Monday, in an apparent U-turn.
Islamic State faced imminent defeat in its final enclave on Tuesday as hundreds of jihadist fighters and their families surrendered and the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said the battle was as good as over.
Hundreds of Islamic State militants have surrendered as they left the group’s last enclave in eastern Syria amid more than 6,500 people, mostly civilians, who were evacuated in the last 24 hours, a spokesman for the US-backed Syrian force battling the jihadists said on Tuesday.
Islamic State unleashed car bombs against the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) assaulting Baghouz, in a last-ditch effort to stave off defeat in its final patch of territory, fighters from the US-backed force said on Sunday.
Islamic State faces final territorial defeat as the US-backed Syrian force battling the jihadists said on Saturday it was closing in on the jihadists’ last bastion near the Iraqi border, capping four years of efforts to roll back the group.
Al Assad makes his first public visit to his closest regional ally Iran.
US-backed fighters in Syria are poised to capture Islamic State’s last, tiny enclave on the Euphrates.
Indonesia observes the shifting of ISIL’s propaganda to the region.
The United States is likely just weeks away from starting the withdrawal of ground troops from Syria.
Syria signs a long-term economic cooperation deal with Iran.
Iraqi Foreign Minister says that Iraq supported the restoration of Syria’s seat of AL.
The US withdrawal from Syria must be planned carefully, Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.
Kuwait expects more Arab countries to reopen embassies in Damascus.