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4 Civil Defense workers killed while clearing landmines in northern Homs

4 Civil Defense workers killed while clearing landmines in northern Homs

 (Zaman Al Wasl)- Four Civil Defense workers killed when they were clearing landmines in the town of Talbiseh in central Homs province, the rescuing group said Thursday. Demining activities have been started in the newly- evacuated areas in the northern countryside of Homs and...

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UN warns Idlib assault by Syrian regime could be 'six times worse' than Ghouta

UN warns Idlib assault by Syrian regime could be 'six times worse' than Ghouta

The U.N. special envoy to Syria warned Wednesday that a regime assault on the northern rebel-held area of Idlib would be "six times" more destructive than the battle to recapture Ghouta, which fell last month after years of siege. "If we see a Ghouta scenario in Idlib, this could be six...

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How good is Russia’s missile defense? Israel hit Moscow’s systems in Syria and beat them

How good is Russia’s missile defense? Israel hit Moscow’s systems in Syria and beat them

Israeli strikes on targets in Syria last week took out several Russian missile defense systems and raised questions about the viability of Moscow’s military equipment. Israeli fighter jets had targeted Iranian bases in retaliation for Iranian strikes on the Golan Heights, and they...

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Turkey sets up 12th observation point in Idlib

Turkey sets up 12th observation point in Idlib

The Turkish army has set up its 12th observation point in Syria's northwestern Idlib province, the military announced on Wednesday. In its official Twitter account, Turkish Armed Forces said: "No. 11 Observation Point, which is the 12th in Idlib region, has been established. "...

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Syrian airstrikes kill seven people in Hama

Syrian airstrikes kill seven people in Hama

(Zaman Al Wasl)- At least seven people, including woman and child, were killed Wednesday in regime airstrikes on the rebel-held areas in the northwestern province of Hama, rescuing group said. Duraid Hamoud, Civil Defense volunteer, told Zaman al-Wasl that strike hit a van carrying...

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More than 30,000 evacuated from Homs

More than 30,000 evacuated from Homs

A ninth convoy of evacuees carrying people from the northern countryside of Homs province in western Syria arrived on Wednesday in Aleppo’s western countryside and Idlib province, according to Anadolu Agency correspondents on the ground. The convoy of dozens of buses carried 6,800...

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Russian support gave Assad half of Syria: study

Russian support gave Assad half of Syria: study

  Air strikes against Syrian rebels have gone up 150 percent since Russia intervened in the conflict in 2015, helping the regime triple the territory under its control, a report published on Tuesday showed. The analysis by IHS Jane's Terrorism and Insurgency Centre (JTIC) also...

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U.S. Army arrests 6 ISIS fighters in Hasaka

U.S. Army arrests 6 ISIS fighters in Hasaka

(Zaman Al Wasl)- The U.S. Army has arrested 6 Syrian ISIS fighters in northern Hasaka province after air raids targeted two border villages with Iraq, local activist told Zaman al-Wasl Tuesday. Malaz al-Yousef, Hasaka-based activist said three attack helicopters carrying U.S. troops and...

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Syria regime advances in Daesh-held pocket of Damascus

Syria regime advances in Daesh-held pocket of Damascus

Syrian regime forces Tuesday retook a neighborhood south of Damascus from Daesh (ISIS), slicing off yet another part of the militant holdout, a monitoring group said. The government of President Bashar Assad has since April 19 waged a fierce air and ground assault against the final...

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Arab League calls on ICC to investigate 'Israeli crimes'

Arab League calls on ICC to investigate 'Israeli crimes'

The Arab League's Permanent Committee on Human Rights Tuesday urged the International Criminal Court prosecutor to urgently investigate "the crimes of the Israeli occupation" against Palestinians. "Israel is an oppressive and murderous entity and its politicians and officers must be...

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Diplomatic efforts on Syria sag in Kazakh capital Astana

Diplomatic efforts on Syria sag in Kazakh capital Astana

Talks on Syria spearheaded by Russia in Astana failed to edge the seven-year conflict closer to a political settlement Tuesday and cast the future of diplomatic efforts to end the crisis into uncertainty. Backed by regime-allied Russia and Iran as well as rebel-supporting Turkey, the...

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Syrian regime seizes northern Homs

Syrian regime seizes northern Homs

Syrian state media says regime troops have full control of the last rebel enclave in Syria's largest province following the evacuation of thousands of armed men and civilians. A Syrian security officer tells Al-Ikhbariya TV on Tuesday from the northern countryside of Homs province that...

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Regime soldiers beaten by Russia military police over theft acts

Regime soldiers beaten by Russia military police over theft acts

  (Zaman Al Wasl)- Russian military police have arrested a Syrian army officer over looting properties of displaced people in southern Damascus suburbs, local activists said Tuesday. Regime soldiers were laso beaten by the Russian military police that urged people in the towns...

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SDF takes village from Daesh in Deir Ezzor

SDF takes village from Daesh in Deir Ezzor

(Zaman Al Wasl)- The U.S.-backed Syrian forces took a border village from Daesh in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor province, activists said Monday. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) with the support of the Iraqi army have seized the town of al-Baouz al-Tahtani as both...

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ISIS kills 40 regime troops in southern Damascus

ISIS kills 40 regime troops in southern Damascus

 (Zaman Al Wasl)- Daesh news feeds said Monday at least 40 regime troops were killed by the militant group in the southern neighborhoods of Damascus as regime forces stepped up its ground and aerial offensive on last ISIS and Tahrir al-Sham pockets in the capital. Daesh (ISIS)...

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Conjoined twins born at Aleppo hospital

Conjoined twins born at Aleppo hospital

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Conjoined twin boys were born in the northern city of Aleppo in a rare medical incident, medic told Zaman Al Wasl Monday. Dr. Amin Saleh Qabanadh said the twins, who weighed less than 8.3lb (3.8kg), were joined at the chest, with hearts in the same sac. Qabnadh...

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Syria talks renew in Astana amid growing regional fears

Syria talks renew in Astana amid growing regional fears

Negotiators from Iran, Russia and Turkey gathered in Kazakhstan's capital Astana Monday, hoping to make progress on a political settlement in Syria as diplomatic tensions fan out across the region. The two-day talks are the first time the three foreign powers most deeply involved in...

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Water level rises in Khabur River, people fear floods

Water level rises in Khabur River, people fear floods

 (Zaman Al Wasl)- Dozens of families have evacuated their homes in northeastern Hasaka province to avoid an imminent floods due to rise of water level in the Khabur and Jijk rivers, local activists said Sunday. After five years of drought in Syria, the heavy rain has rised water...

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