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Regime arrests rebel commander despite reconciliation deal

Regime arrests rebel commander despite reconciliation deal

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Syrian regime intelligence has arrested a former rebel commander who signed a recolcination deal with the Syrian regime in southern Daraa province two months ago, activists said Tuesday. Ayham al-Jahmani was the commander of al-Mansour Brigade before laying down...

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Hasaka: 13 children sickened due to drug toxicity

Hasaka: 13 children sickened due to drug toxicity

(Zaman Al Wasl)- A drug toxicity at a camp for displaced people near the northern city of Hasaka has sickened 16 people, including 13 children, medics told Zaman al-Wasl Wednesday. The displaced people from the camp of al-Sad south of Hasaka city took ill on Tuesday after taking wrong...

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Israel says struck Iranian targets in Syria 200 times in last two years

Israel says struck Iranian targets in Syria 200 times in last two years

 Israel has carried out more than 200 attacks against Iranian targets in Syria in the last two years, a senior Israeli official said on Tuesday, in a rare summary of its campaign. According to regional sources, Israel began carrying out military strikes in Syria in 2013 against...

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At least 14 civilians killed in Russia, regime bombing on Idlib: activists

At least 14 civilians killed in Russia, regime bombing on Idlib: activists

 Air raids have pounded areas in Syria's last rebel-held province of Idlib, killing at least 14 civilians and raising further concerns that an all-out regime offensive is only a matter of time. The strikes on Tuesday came as the United Nations urged Russia, key Bashar al-Assad...

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Nearly 100 elephants killed for ivory in Botswana

Nearly 100 elephants killed for ivory in Botswana

Ninety elephant carcasses have been discovered in Botswana with their tusks hacked off, a charity said Tuesday, in what is believed to be one of Africa’s worst mass poaching sprees. Most of the animals killed were large bulls carrying heavy tusks, Elephants Without Borders said. The grim...

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Kurdish-led northeast to be treated like rest of country: regime minister

Kurdish-led northeast to be treated like rest of country: regime minister

Syria's Kurdish-led northeast will not be given special treatment and will be dealt with in the same way as other parts of Syria, a regime minister said on Tuesday. "We cannot give any Syrian province something which differentiates it from other provinces or ethnicities, or (allow it)...

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Israeli warplanes hit Iranian base in Hama province

Israeli warplanes hit Iranian base in Hama province

Syrian state media and an independent monitoring group are reporting an Israeli air raid targeting regime-held areas in the center and west of the country. Syria's SANA news agency says Israeli jets flying at high altitude above Lebanon fired several missiles on the area of Wadi Ayoun...

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Turkey preparing aid inside Syria to help Idlib displaced

Turkey preparing aid inside Syria to help Idlib displaced

Turkey's Red Crescent is stepping up preparations inside Syria to shelter people displaced by an expected military offensive against the rebel-held region of Idlib, the organization's head said on Tuesday. Turkey, which already hosts more than 3.5 million Syrian refugees, has warned...

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Russia pounds Idlib province despite Trump's warning

Russia pounds Idlib province despite Trump's warning

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Russia's fighter jets pounded rebel-held areas in Idlib on Tuesday, ignoring Donald Trump's warning against launching an attack on the northern province that will create a new humanitarian crisis. Tuesday's airstrikes hit the Jisr al-Shughour region and array of towns...

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UN sees

UN sees "moment of truth" for Syria political process

Talks between major powers this month on setting up a committee to lead constitutional reform in Syria will be a "moment of truth" for a credible political process, U.N. envoy Staffan de Mistura told reporters Tuesday. De Mistura will hold separate sets of talks next week, one involving...

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Trump warns Assad not to 'recklessly attack' Idlib province

Trump warns Assad not to 'recklessly attack' Idlib province

US President Donald Trump has warned the Syrian government against launching an attack on rebel-held Idlib province amid concerns that the planned offensive will create a new humanitarian crisis. "President Bashar al-Assad of Syria must not recklessly attack Idlib Province. The Russians...

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Israel's strike on Mezzeh demolished 5 story building used by militants

Israel's strike on Mezzeh demolished 5 story building used by militants

(Zaman Al Wasl)- A well-informed source said the Israeli missile attack on Mezzeh airbase in Damascus has  demolished a five story building used by Air Force Intelligence and pro-regime militias. The regime denies that Israel is responsible for Sunday's attack, saying loud...

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Three Russian troops killed by pro-regime militia in Hama

Three Russian troops killed by pro-regime militia in Hama

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Three Russian military personnel have been killed by a pro-regime militia in the northwestern province of Hama, sources told Zaman al-Wasl Monday. Fighting erupted after the local militants refused to lay down their arms to the Russian military police in the Ghab...

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SDF kills 4 Daesh members in Deir Ezzor

SDF kills 4 Daesh members in Deir Ezzor

  (Zaman Al Wasl)- At least 4 Daesh militants were killed on Monday in eastern Deir Ezzor province as clashes renewed with the US-backed forces, local activists said. Daesh launched a surprise attack on bastions affiliated to the Syrian Democratic Forces north of Deir Ezzor...

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Tahrir al-Sham arrests two Daesh commanders in Idlib

Tahrir al-Sham arrests two Daesh commanders in Idlib

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Hayat Tahrir al-Sham has arrested two men said they had links with Daesh in northern Idlib province, such a move follows  after a series of assassinations targeted commanders of the former al-Qaeda branch in Syria. Two senior Daesh commanders were arrested in...

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Lavrov says 'Syrian regime has every right to liquidate terrorists In Idlib'

Lavrov says 'Syrian regime has every right to liquidate terrorists In Idlib'

 (Zaman Al Wasl)- It is impossible to tolerate the situation in Idlib province indefinitely, it is necessary to separate the armed opposition from terrorists, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday. The Russian Foreign Minister stressed during his speech at the Moscow...

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Putin, Erdogan, Rohani to hold Syria talks Friday: Kremlin

Putin, Erdogan, Rohani to hold Syria talks Friday: Kremlin

The Kremlin Monday said the leaders of Russia, Iran and Turkey would hold a tripartite summit Friday in Iran seeking an end to the Syrian conflict. In a statement confirming the date of September 7 that was reported earlier by Turkish media, the Kremlin said Putin would "make a working...

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Daesh kills 5 SDF fighters in Hasaka

Daesh kills 5 SDF fighters in Hasaka

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Daesh militants have attacked the US-backed forces in northeastern Hasaka province on Sunday, killing five fighters and wounding 12, the jihadist group said in statement. The attack took place near the town of al-Shaddadi, once key Dash stronghold in Hasaka...

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