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Damascus concerned at reports of U.S. troops arrival

The Syrian government said on Thursday it was deeply concerned at reports 150 U.S. troops had landed in northeastern Syria, condemning that as “blatant aggression” two days after the United States said it would be deploying more forces in Syria. 136 more words


Airstrike on Aleppo Hospital Kills 14 Doctors and Patients

Updated | More than a dozen civilians were killed in Aleppo during overnight shelling on a hospital supported by Doctors Without Borders-Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF). 109 more words


UN rejects Israel's claim over Syria's Golan Heights

The UN Security Council has rejected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s claim that the annexed Golan Heights in Syria would “for ever” remain under Israeli control. 67 more words


Did Putin once again outfox Obama?

Vladimir Putin’s announcement on Monday that Russia will begin pulling out of Syria appeared to take the White House by surprise, and revived concerns that the Russian leader is outmaneuvering Barack Obama. 170 more words


9,000 sorties, 400 localities freed: What Russia has achieved during its 5-month Syria operation

As Russia’s Vladimir Putin announced the start of the withdrawal of Russian forces from Syria, Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu has reported the anti-terror operation’s achievements to the Commander-in-Chief. 220 more words


Putin orders surprise Syria withdrawal – Beginning Tuesday

In a surprise move, Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered his military to start withdrawing the “main part” of its forces in Syria from Tuesday. 90 more words


Telephone conversation with President of Syria Bashar al-Assad • President of Russia

The two presidents discussed the implementation of the joint statement by Russia and the United States, in their capacity as co-chairs of the International Syria Support Group, on cessation of hostilities in Syria. 226 more words