UN Chief Says Cross-Border Aid To Syria Rebel Bastion Vital
NEW YORK: Cross-border humanitarian aid to Syria remains vital, the United Nations Secretary-General said in an internal report Tuesday, as a UN authorization allowing aid into rebel-held areas in the country’s northwest without approval from Damascus is set to expire. A rare moment of cooperation between the US and... Read more
Israeli Missile Strike Kills Soldier In Syria, State Media Says
CAIRO: An Israeli air strike killed a soldier in southern Syria on Thursday, Syrian state media reported, in an attack in a frontier area where Israel has expressed concern about deployments of Iran-backed forces. An Israeli military spokesperson declined to comment on the report. Israel has mounted frequent attacks... Read more
Secret US Military Unit Accused Of Killing Civilians In Iraq, Syria
LONDON: US officers have alleged that a top-secret military force repeatedly killed civilians and committed war crimes in Iraq and Syria. The military unit, known internally as Talon Anvil, was deployed in Iraq and Syria from 2014 to 2019, where they allegedly killed many civilians in a brutal campaign.... Read more
Israeli Official Says Syria Must Not Have Chemical Weapons
TEL AVIV, Israel: Israel’s intelligence minister said Tuesday that Syria cannot be allowed to obtain chemical weapons, after a report emerged that Israel targeted the country’s chemical weapons facilities. In an interview with Israeli Army Radio, Elazar Stern would not directly comment on the report in the Washington Post... Read more
Syria State Media Says US Forces ‘Kidnapped Civilians’ Near Deir Ezzor
DUBAI: US forces carried out on Monday at dawn a “large airborne operation” near Deir Ezzor, in eastern Syria, Syrian state news agency SANA said. The American forces “kidnapped a number of civilians,” it said. There was no independent confirmation of the report.   Source: https://arab.news/vzth2 Read more
Saudi Arabia Calls On Syria To Comply With Chemical Weapons Watchdog
LONDON: Saudi Arabia has urged Syrian authorities to cooperate with the chemical weapons watchdog and implement all decisions related to the use of chemical weapons in Syria. The Kingdom’s position on the matter was reiterated by the Saudi permanent representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons,... Read more
Syria’s Assad Scraps Top Muslim Cleric Post
DAMASCUS: Syrian President Bashar Assad has issued a decree eliminating the post of top Muslim cleric for the country and expanding the powers of a government ministry overseeing religious affairs. The new decree, which state media said came into effect on Monday, effectively forces Ahmed Badreddin Hassoun, appointed as... Read more
Syria Reports Israel Air Raid On Military Post Near Damascus
BEIRUT: Syria’s military said Israel has carried out an air raid that hit a military post on the outskirts of the capital of Damascus early Wednesday, causing material damage. It was the second Israeli attack to target areas near the capital in four days. The earlier attack on Saturday... Read more
Syria Constitution Talks Stall at UN
GENEVA: Talks on a new constitution for Syria this week ended in disappointment, the United Nations mediator concluded Friday, and without a proper understanding on how to move the process forward. The sixth round of discussions between 15 representatives each from President Bashar Assad’s government, the opposition, and from... Read more
Six Loyalist Fighters Killed in Syria Arms Depot Blast: Monitor
BEIRUT: Six members of a pro-government militia were killed Wednesday in an arms depot blast in the central Syrian province of Hama, a war monitor reported. Seven other members of the National Defense Forces militia were wounded in the blast, the cause of which remains largely unclear, the Britain-based... Read more