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All Eyes on HTS: Buffer Zone Deadline Passes for ‘Al-Qaeda in Syria’

All Eyes on HTS: Buffer Zone Deadline Passes for ‘Al-Qaeda in Syria’ HTS (formerly Nusra Front) is likely to face the consequences of failing to withdrawal from buffer zone around Idlib. Middle East Eye reports… All eyes on HTS as the militant group fails to pull out but issues non-committal statement on Sochi plan A…

Syria-Israel Border Crossing at Golan Heights Reopens, UN Peacekeepers Return

Syria-Israel Border Crossing at Golan Heights Reopens, UN Peacekeepers Return UNDOF forces at Syria’s Golan crossing (Image Source: Mato48) This week, the Quneitra crossing in Syrian’s Golan Heights has been reopened, signaling the completion of logistical and security preparations at Syria’s key border crossings, including the recent announcement by Jordanian and Syrian officials to reopen…

US Accuses Russia Of Trying To Seize Syria’s Oilfields

US Accuses Russia Of Trying To Seize Syria’s Oilfields Pentagon officials say Russia wants to “seize” Syria’s oil and gas resources.  The announcement comes as the United States say they are keeping over 2,000 troops in Syria and vow zero reconstruction aid as long […]   The post US Accuses Russia Of Trying To Seize…

Buffer zone brings fragile calm to Syria’s rebel-held town of Idlib

Buffer zone brings fragile calm to Syria’s rebel-held town of Idlib A month after Russia, Turkey and Iran came together in a last-ditch effort to avert a potentially catastrophic Syrian government offensive in Idlib, they appear to have succeeded in creating a buffer zone around the northern rebel-held province, defusing tensions in a major flashpoint…

Russian MoD Delivers Humanitarian Aid to Al Quneitra, Syria

Russian MoD Delivers Humanitarian Aid to Al Quneitra, Syria MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russian military has delivered about a tonne of food and medicines to Nabia es-Sahr village in Syria’s Quneitra province, aid delivery group chief said.Source: Russian MoD Delivers Humanitarian Aid to Al Quneitra, Syria From News Feed

Syria army warns Idlib residents as deadline looms

Syria’s army Friday warned residents of the country’s last major rebel bastion to stay away from jihadists, who have yet to withdraw from a buffer zone ahead of a looming deadline. Regime ally Moscow and rebel backer Ankara agreed last month to set up a demilitarised area around the northwestern region of Idlib to stave…

U.S. Accuses Russia Of Attempting To ‘Seize’ Syria’s Oil and Gas Reserves

U.S. Accuses Russia Of Attempting To ‘Seize’ Syria’s Oil and Gas Reserves US Officials Say Russia To “Seize” Syria’s Oilfields As Moscow Presses Europe On Reconstruction Russia is attempting to woo European countries like Germany into a program of reconstruction cooperation in Syria, where broad swathes of the country have been destroyed through seven years…

Syria, Israel Agree to Reopen Key Crossing in Disputed Golan Heights – US Envoy

Syria, Israel Agree to Reopen Key Crossing in Disputed Golan Heights – US Envoy In late September, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman signaled his country’s readiness to resume normal activity at the Quneitra border crossing point, adding that “now the ball is in the Syrian court.”Source: Syria, Israel Agree to Reopen Key Crossing in Disputed…

Iraqi Army Strengthens Control of Country’s Border With Syria – Statement

Iraqi Army Strengthens Control of Country’s Border With Syria – Statement BAGHDAD (Sputnik) – The Iraqi army has strengthened control of the country’s border with Syria to prevent infiltration attempts by terrorists, the Iraqi security forces said on Thursday.Source: Iraqi Army Strengthens Control of Country’s Border With Syria – Statement From News Feed

ISIS Ambushes US-Backed Kurds in Eastern Syria

ISIS Ambushes US-Backed Kurds in Eastern Syria US-backed forces from the Kurdish YPG and its allies continue to try to advance against a handful of ISIS-held towns in Eastern Syria, but are finding the offensive difficult. Once again, ISIS has ambushed a substantial group of Kurdish fighters trying to get into the area. The Syrian…

Ceasefire Breaches Recorded in Syria’s Idlib Safe Zone – Russian Military

Ceasefire Breaches Recorded in Syria’s Idlib Safe Zone – Russian Military MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Russian Centre for Reconciliation in Syria said Saturday that it registered ceasefire breaches in four areas of the Idlib de-escalation zone in northern Syria.Source: Ceasefire Breaches Recorded in Syria’s Idlib Safe Zone – Russian Military From News Feed

Car bomb in northern Syria kills 4

Car bomb in northern Syria kills 4 Syrian opposition activists say an explosive device detonated in a northern town held by Turkey-backed opposition fighters killing four people, including two children. Source: Car bomb in northern Syria kills 4

Israeli Minister Says IDF Can Beat Syria’s New Russia-Supplied S-300s With Stealth F-35s

Israeli Minister Says IDF Can Beat Syria’s New Russia-Supplied S-300s With Stealth F-35s An Israeli official said on Wednesday that Israeli Air Force can definitely destroy the S-300 missiles that recently supplied to Syria from Russia.   “The operational abilities of the air force are such that those (S-300) batteries really do not constrain the…

US Sending Mixed Messages on Military’s Role in Syria

US Sending Mixed Messages on Military’s Role in Syria (ANTIWAR.COM) — US officials are increasingly public in their intentions to keep military forces inside Syria indefinitely. This is, however, raising questions that Trump Administration officials aren’t ready to answer, like why. State Department special envoy James Jeffrey was the latest to take a crack at explaining US goals…

US and Turkey Begin Training for Joint Military Patrols in Syria

US and Turkey Begin Training for Joint Military Patrols in Syria (MEMO) — The US and Turkey have started joint military training in preparation for patrols in the northern Syrian province of Manbij, US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said yesterday, amid continued tensions between the two countries. “The training now is under way and we’ll just have…

Strategic breakthrough for Iran in unimpeded drone-missile attack on E. Syria

Strategic breakthrough for Iran in unimpeded drone-missile attack on E. Syria   Neither Israel nor the US intervened when Iran broke new strategic ground on Monday, Oct. 1 by sending a squadron of 11 stealth UAVs to attack ISIS in E. Syria. DEBKAfile: The attack drones were greater cause for concern than the six surface…

Syria FM says Iran co-ordinated its ballistic missile strikes

Syria FM says Iran co-ordinated its ballistic missile strikes Syrian foreign minister said in remarks broadcast Tuesday that the Iranian ballistic missiles attack on militants in eastern Syria the previous day was part of ‘legitimate’ co-operation between the two countries to combat terrorism. Source: Syria FM says Iran co-ordinated its ballistic missile strikes