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Israeli navy entered Syria territorial waters, searching for Ilyushin-20 wreckage: source

Israeli navy entered Syria territorial waters, searching for Ilyushin-20 wreckage: source

  (Zaman Al Wasl)- Three Israeli naval boats have entered the Syrian territorial waters, seeking to find the wreckage of the downed Russian Ilyushin-20 with 15 troops on board was shot down by a Syrian air defense missile on September 17, military source told Zaman al-Wasl. The...

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Rukban refugees protest against regime siege

Rukban refugees protest against regime siege

(Zaman Al Wasl)- The concerns and fears of the Syrian in the deserted Rukban camp on the grew bigger with the deterioration of the medical situation which is due to the medical point of the UNICEF in the Jordanian side ceasing to provide health services to the hundreds of cases coming from the...

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Russia says 'misled' by Israel in plane downing over Syria

Russia says 'misled' by Israel in plane downing over Syria

The Russian military Sunday said "misleading" information from the Israeli airforce caused the downing of a Russian plane in Syria, and denounced the "adventurism" of Israeli pilots. Military spokesman Igor Konashenkov presented the results of an investigation of how a Russian...

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Deir Ezzor: 111-year-old man killed by SDF sniper

Deir Ezzor: 111-year-old man killed by SDF sniper

(Zaman Al Wasl)- A 111-year-old man has been killed by Kurdish-led forces as the US-backed group pressed gains against the Islamic State militant group in the eastern province of Deir Ezzor, local activists said. Sheikh Hassan al-Rahabi was shot dead on Wednesday by a sniper in the village...

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Daesh kills 6 SDF fighters in Deir Ezzor

Daesh kills 6 SDF fighters in Deir Ezzor

 (Zaman Al Wasl)- At least 6 SDF fighters were killed in Daesh attacks on their checkpoints in eastern Deir Ezzor province, activist said Saturday. Taj al-Allow said two fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) were killed by an improvised explosive device in the town of...

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Israel says will retain freedom of action in Syria

Israel says will retain freedom of action in Syria

Israel’s coordination with Russia on its attacks in Syria remains unchanged despite the deadly downing of a Russian plane, and the Jewish state retains its right to decide on military actions, an Israeli official said Friday. Syrian air defenses mistakenly shot down the military plane...

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Airstrikes pound Iranian bastions in Aleppo: activists

Airstrikes pound Iranian bastions in Aleppo: activists

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Suspected US-led airstrikes rocked the northern city of Aleppo on Friday, local activists reported. A footage surfaced on social media showed plumes of smoke above the neighborhoods of al-Hamdaniyah and al-Mashhad. Activists said the missile attack had targeted...

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Steps to remove 'moderate opposition' from Idlib unacceptable, Turkey says

Steps to remove 'moderate opposition' from Idlib unacceptable, Turkey says

Turkey on Friday said that steps to remove members of the “moderate opposition” from Idlib region were unacceptable. President Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman, Ibrahim Kalin, made the comment at a news conference. Turkey has agreed with Russia on a demilitarized zone in the Idlib...

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Daesh kills 19 SDF fighters in Deir Ezzor

Daesh kills 19 SDF fighters in Deir Ezzor

(Zaman Al Wasl)- At least 30 Islamic State fighters killed by the Kurdish forces on Thursday as the US-backed group pressed gains against the militant group in the eastern province of Deir Ezzor, local activist said. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have seized half of the village of...

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 Russia says Israel must provide more data on plane downing near Syria: Ifax

Russia says Israel must provide more data on plane downing near Syria: Ifax

Israel must provide Moscow with more information about the downing of a Russian military aircraft near the Syrian coast earlier this week, Russia's Foreign Ministry said in a statement Thursday, the Interfax news agency reported. Fifteen Russian crew were killed when the IL-20...

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Tahrir al-Sham executes 5 Daesh militants in Idlib

Tahrir al-Sham executes 5 Daesh militants in Idlib

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Hayat Tahrir al-Sham on Thursday has executed 5 Daesh militants in the northwestern province of Idlib, saying they involved in series of attacks against civilians and the members of the former al-Qaeda group. One civilian was also executed by Tahrir al-Sham over links...

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Idlib's de-escalation deal in details: text

Idlib's de-escalation deal in details: text

Memorandum on Stabilization of the Situation in the Idlib De-escalation Area The Republic of Turkey and the Russian Federation, as guarantors of the observance of the ceasefire regime in the Syrian Arab Republic.  -guided by memorandum on creation of de-escalation areas in the...

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Thousands head home in Idlib after deal: monitor

Thousands head home in Idlib after deal: monitor

Thousands of residents of Syria's last major rebel bastion Idlib headed home within 48 hours of the announcement of a deal to avoid a government offensive to retake it, a war monitor said on Wednesday. As air strikes intensified earlier this month, the looming threat of a Russian-backed...

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New mass grave uncovered in Raqqa: Local Council

New mass grave uncovered in Raqqa: Local Council

(Zaman Al Wasl)- The Kurdish-led Raqqa Local Council said Tuesday that  94 bodies have been been discovered at the Old Mosque in Raqqa, the one-time  capital of the Islamic State's extremist group. Abdullah al-Arian, senior official in the c ouncil, said 68 bodies were...

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Russian Il-20 downed after Israeli F-16s used it as cover during attack

Russian Il-20 downed after Israeli F-16s used it as cover during attack

The Russian military says an Israeli raid on Syria triggered a chain of events that led to its Il-20 plane being shot down by a Syrian S-200 surface-to-air missile. Moscow reserves the right to respond accordingly. On Monday evening, four Israeli F-16 fighter jets attacked targets in...

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Putin warns Israel after Russian warplane downing

Putin warns Israel after Russian warplane downing

Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned Israel against conducting air raids on Syria like the one that led to the downing of a Russian warplane by Syrian air defense missile, killing all 15 aboard. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Putin to express sorrow over the...

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Mattis says plane downing won't affect IS fight

Mattis says plane downing won't affect IS fight

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the shootdown of a Russian military aircraft by Syrian forces complicates relations between President Bashar Assad and the Russian government but has "no effect whatever" on the U.S. campaign to defeat Islamic State fighters in Syria. Mattis...

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U.N. envoy calls on Syria, Israel 'to refrain from military actions'

U.N. envoy calls on Syria, Israel 'to refrain from military actions'

The U.N. special envoy for Syria is calling on Russia, Syria and Israel "to refrain from military actions" following the downing of a Russian military aircraft. Staffan de Mistura told the U.N. Security Council at the start of a meeting on Syria that new military action "would only...

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