#Syria

Russian forces search for the remains of two Israeli soldiers at Yarmouk Camp cemetery: report

Feb 07, 2021

Russian forces have reportedly begun searching for the remains of two more Israeli soldiers, missing since 1982, in a cemetery near the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp near Damascus.

The two soldiers, identified as Zvi Feldman and Yehuda Katz, have been missing since 1982 during the ‘Battle of Sultan Yaqoub’ in the First Lebanese War, along with another Israeli soldier, Zachary Baumel, whose remains were recovered and returned to Israel in 2019, according to a report by the Times of Israel newspaper.

Has the UN simply failed in Syria, or is it complicit in the regime's crimes?

Feb 06, 2021

As we approach the tenth anniversary of the Syrian uprising, the conflict rages on with no apparent end in sight. The role of the United Nations, the international organisation created to keep the peace and promote human rights in the world, has clearly been a dismal failure. Whilst no one claims that the Syrian conflict is the death knell for the UN, it is becoming increasingly difficult to imagine how the organisation can move forward from here. A litany of failures by the organisation has resulted in the Syrian people feeling abandoned by the international community.

Iranian militias believed to be responsible for murder of 3 fishermen in Aleppo

Feb 06, 2021

Three local civilians fishing on the bank of the Euphrates River in rural Aleppo governorate were killed by a sniper on Thursday (February 3), with other locals retrieving their bodies from the river.

Belarusian Forces May Deploy to Syria in Late 2021: Report

Feb 05, 2021

A Belarusian veterans group claims that the Belarusian Armed Forces (BAF) are preparing to deploy two battalions of so-called “peacekeepers” to Syria in September 2021.

PKK Working to Derail Intra-Kurdish Dialogue in Syria: ENKS

Jan 21, 2021

The Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) is working to prevent the Syrian Kurdish parties from reaching an agreement, said a leading member of the Kurdistan National Council of Syria (ENKS).

Speaking to BasNews on Wednesday (January 20), Ibrahim Bro, a member of ENKS Foreign Relations Committee, said the PKK is hoping to derail the dialogue between the Kurdish political parties in Syria which is supported by the US.

Syrians will be free and we will never return to prison

By Anwar Al-Bunni

“Everyone was aware that Syria’s transition to a democratic, civil country would destabilize the entire region, destroy a series of criminals bent on maintaining absolute power in all the far and near neighbouring countries, and change an entire history of exploitative regimes that served the interests of external powers. This in turn would herald the change of the whole world. Everyone stood against the peaceful, democratic Syrian revolution.”

Iranian militia reinforcements arrive in Quneitra from Damascus

Jan 18, 2021

Iranian regime militias reportedly deployed military reinforcements to Quneitra Governorate in southern Syria on Saturday (January 16, 2021), transferring them from the Syrian capital, Damascus.

According to the local Nabaa news website, reinforcements of the elite forces in the Iranian militia and the affiliated Radwan Brigades arrived in Quneitra from Damascus.

Suwayda governorate is out of Assad's control: report

Jan 11, 2021

Dignitaries and leading sheikhs in the predominantly Druze governorate of As-Suwayda in southern Syria have reportedly rejected a proposal to support the head of the Syrian regime, Bashar al-Assad, in the upcoming presidential elections.

Al-Araby Al-Jadeed newspaper quoted a source, identified as a member of Al-Khas family, who said that Sheikh Nawaf Trad Al-Melhem, recently held a meeting with dignitaries and sheikhs from As-Suwayda governorate, including Sheikh Al-Aql Yusef Al-Jarbu`, representatives of leading families and social figures.

Germany withdraws asylum from Assad propagandist, AfD employee Kevork Almassian, intends to repatriate him to Syria: report

Jan 09, 2021

Germany intends to deport Assad propagandist, AfD employee Kevork Almassian back to Syria: report

Several media and human rights activists have confirmed a report from Germany’s Die Welt newspaper that the German Federal Ministry of Immigration and Refugees intends to withdraw asylum from Kevork Almassian, an Assad propagandist from Aleppo, now employed an MP of the Assad-allied neo-nazi AfD (Alternative für Deutschland) party.

IRGC provides hospitals for troops, militias in Deir Ezzor as public health services collapse: report

Jan 05, 2021

Iran’s regime has reportedly set up well-equipped hospitals for its forces and militias in Al Bukamal in eastern Deir Ezzor governorate, even as the already ravaged health services for the area’s long-suffering residents continue to collapse.

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