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Bolton warns Syria against use of chemical weapons

Bolton warns Syria against use of chemical weapons

U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton has warned the Syrian government it should not see the impending U.S. military withdrawal from the country as an invitation to use chemical weapons. U.S. President Donald Trump said in December that U.S. troops had succeeded in their mission to...

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Syrian Kurds and regime discuss post-US withdrawal

Syrian Kurds and regime discuss post-US withdrawal

Talks are ongoing between the Syrian regime in Damascus and Kurdish officials to reach a deal on how to fill the gap following the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the country, a Syrian Kurdish official said Saturday. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the talks'...

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Aleppo: three people killed in Russian airstrikes

Aleppo: three people killed in Russian airstrikes

   (Zaman Al Wasl)- Three people were killed and 16 more wounded late on Friday in Russian airstrikes rocked rebel-held areas in Aleppo and Idlib provinces despite a buffer zone deal brokered in September by Russia and Turkey. The Russian warplanes carried out 10 raids on...

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Syrian Kurds seek Damascus deal regardless of U.S. moves

Syrian Kurds seek Damascus deal regardless of U.S. moves

Syrian Kurdish leaders aim to secure a Russian-mediated political deal with President Bashar al-Assad’s government regardless of U.S. plans to withdraw from their region, a senior Kurdish official told Reuters. The Kurdish-led administration that runs much of northern Syria presented...

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Eastern Ghouta: 4000 conscription calls to join army in January

Eastern Ghouta: 4000 conscription calls to join army in January

(Zaman Al Wasl)- The Syrian regime has sent new conscription calls for Eastern Ghouta's young men to perform the military service, activists said Friday. About 4,000 young men have to join the regime army in January as regime seek to enlist about 50,000 people from the eastern enclave...

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Tahrir al-Sham militants advance against rebels in northern Syria

Tahrir al-Sham militants advance against rebels in northern Syria

Militants gained ground Friday from rebels in Syria's last major opposition bastion after four days of fighting that has killed more than 100 fighters, an activist group said. Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, a militant-led alliance, seized more than 20 villages from rival rebels in the northern...

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Russian airstrikes wound seven people in Idlib

Russian airstrikes wound seven people in Idlib

  (Zaman Al Wasl)- Seven people were wounded Friday when the Russian warplanes rocked rebel-held Idlib province despite a buffer zone deal brokered last September by Russia and Turkey. The airstrikes targeted the towns of Khan Sheikhoun and al-Tamane'a.   The deal to...

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Idlib University suspends exams due to infighting with Tahrir al-Sham

Idlib University suspends exams due to infighting with Tahrir al-Sham

 (Zaman Al Wasl)- The dean of Idlib University has suspended exams due to the underway fighting between moderate rebels and Former al-Qaeda fighters in northern Aleppo province, local activists said Friday. Clashes broke out between Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and the Turkey-backed Nour...

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The fate of Syria is now in Russia’s hands

The fate of Syria is now in Russia’s hands

n the past four years American troops have helped crush Islamic State (is) in Syria. But President Donald Trump has had enough and he is bringing them home. All 2,000 are expected to be out in the next few months. The abrupt withdrawal has startled America’s allies in the region, notably...

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UN envoy heads to Yemen, Saudi Arabia as Hodeida truce holds

UN envoy heads to Yemen, Saudi Arabia as Hodeida truce holds

The U.N. envoy for Yemen will hold a new round of talks with Houthi rebels and the Saudi-backed government in the coming days as the United Nations said Thursday that a cease-fire in the key port city of Hodeida was holding. Martin Griffiths will travel to the rebel-held capital of...

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FSA factions must unify against Tahrir al-Sham: Islamic Council

FSA factions must unify against Tahrir al-Sham: Islamic Council

 (Zaman Al Wasl)- The  Syrian Islamic Council called on all rebel factions in the Free Syrian Army to stand against Hayat Tahrir al-Sham as its aggression expands to most rebel-held areas, according to statement issued Thursday.  The council said the former al-Qaeda...

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Around 7,000 civilians killed in Syria last year: NGO

Around 7,000 civilians killed in Syria last year: NGO

Around 7,000 civilians were killed in attacks across war-torn Syria in 2018, according to a human rights group on Wednesday.  In a statement, the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said the victims included 1,436 children and 1,361 women.  The NGO said regime forces were...

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Trump gives no timetable for Syria exit; wants to protect Kurds

Trump gives no timetable for Syria exit; wants to protect Kurds

 U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday the United States would get out of Syria slowly “over a period of time” and would protect the U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters in the country as Washington draws down troops. Trump did not provide a timetable for the planned military...

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Syria regime says Kurdish fighters withdraw from Manbij

Syria regime says Kurdish fighters withdraw from Manbij

The Syrian regime said Wednesday hundreds of Kurdish fighters had withdrawn from Manbij near the border with Turkey, days after the Kurds appealed to Damascus for support against a threatened Turkish offensive. "A convoy of units of Kurdish fighters comprised of more than 30 vehicles...

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Aleppo: Tahrir al-Sham, Nour al-Zinki fighting kills 10 civilians

Aleppo: Tahrir al-Sham, Nour al-Zinki fighting kills 10 civilians

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Heavy clashes reported Tuesday between Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and its former affiliate Harakat Nour al-Din al-Zinki west of Aleppo province, leaving ten civilians killed.  Former al-Qaeda branch has launched major attack on the stronghold of the Nour al-Din al-Zinki...

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 Two civilians killed in regime rocket attack in Hama: activists

Two civilians killed in regime rocket attack in Hama: activists

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Two civilians, including a child, were killed Monday when regime forces launched missile attack on rebel-held areas in Hama province, local activists said. The shelling targeted the town of Morek in the northern countryside of Hama and the town of Hass in Idlib province...

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Iraqi warplanes strike Daesh leaders in Syria: military

Iraqi warplanes strike Daesh leaders in Syria: military

Iraqi warplanes hit a meeting of Daesh (ISIS) leaders near Deir al-Zor in Syria Monday, destroying the building they were gathered in, the military said in a statement, without giving further details about the militants targeted. The statement said F-16 fighter jets carried out the raid...

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Kurdish PYD militia transfers Daesh detainees from Manbij to Hasaka

Kurdish PYD militia transfers Daesh detainees from Manbij to Hasaka

    (Zaman Al Wasl)- Powerful Kurdish PYD militia has transferred tens of detainees from the cities Manbij and Raqqa to northeastern Hasaka province as two threats rise by the imminent Turkish offensive and US troops shutdown, local sources told Zaman al-Wasl Monday. The...

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