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US dropped phosphorus bombs over Deir Ezzor: Russia

US dropped phosphorus bombs over Deir Ezzor: Russia

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Russia's military said Sunday that two U.S. F-15 fighter jets had dropped phosphorus bombs over Syria's Deir Ezzor province Saturday, the TASS and RIA news agencies reported. The air strikes targeted the village of Hajeen and resulted in fires, the Russian military...

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Lebanon: hundreds of refugees return to Syria

Lebanon: hundreds of refugees return to Syria

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Hundreds of Syrian refugees departed from multiple locations in Lebanon to return to their home country Sunday, in an initiative organized by Lebanese General Security, the Lebanese Daily Star reported. Over the past few weeks, about 1600 Syrian refugees have returned...

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Idlib hit by ‘most violent’ strikes in a month after Tehran talks fail

Idlib hit by ‘most violent’ strikes in a month after Tehran talks fail

Syria's last major rebel bastion Idlib was Saturday targeted by the "most violent" Russian air strikes in a month, a monitor said, after the failure of a three-way summit on the Syrian conflict. The renewed strikes came a day after the leaders of rebel backer Turkey and regime allies...

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Regime dropped 26,479 barrel bombs since 2015: monitor

Regime dropped 26,479 barrel bombs since 2015: monitor

 The Syrian regime has been using so-called barrel bombs – containers filled with explosive material since 2012 to kill as many victims as possible and inflict as much wide destruction as possible.  According to new report by the Syrian Network For Human Rights (SNHR), the...

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Russian and Syrian jets pound Idlib province after summit

Russian and Syrian jets pound Idlib province after summit

Russian and Syrian regime warplanes pounded towns in opposition-held Idlib province Saturday, a day after a summit of the presidents of Turkey, Iran and Russia failed to agree on a ceasefire that would forestall a Russian-backed offensive. Witnesses and rescuers said at least a dozen...

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18 dead as Syria Kurds clash with regime forces

18 dead as Syria Kurds clash with regime forces

Clahes between Kurdish forces and regime fighters in the divided northeastern city of Qamishli killed 18 combatants Saturday, the Kurdish forces and an activist group said. The rare flare-up in the Kurdish-majority city near the Turkish border saw 11 regime fighters and seven Kurds...

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Russia strikes on Idlib heaviest in a month: activist group

Russia strikes on Idlib heaviest in a month: activist group

Russian air strikes on Syria's last major rebel bastion Saturday were the "most violent" since Damascus and its ally Moscow threatened to attack it around a month ago, an activist group said. Nearly 60 Russian air raids hit the south and southeast of Idlib province in less than three...

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One huge search engine for wanted Syrians includes all lists

One huge search engine for wanted Syrians includes all lists

(Zaman Alwasl)-  Zaman al-Wasl has collected all search engines in one engine to facilitate the search process by readers for detainees and wanted Syrians. Zaman al-Wasl seeks to shed the light on the fate of the Syrian disappeared and victims of arbitrarily arrest as well as the...

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Lebanon: refugee tortured by fanatic Shia for having kid named 'Muawiya'

Lebanon: refugee tortured by fanatic Shia for having kid named 'Muawiya'

(Zaman Al Wasl)- This is not a fictitious story or a kind of journalistic suspense, but a true story lived by a Syrian refugee in Lebanon who escaped the war with his family from Alhajar Alaswad district south of Damascus. Ahmed told Zaman al-Wasl about the painful story in those words:...

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Turkey calls for ceasefire in Syria's Idlib, Russia opposes

Turkey calls for ceasefire in Syria's Idlib, Russia opposes

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for a ceasefire in the rebel-held region of Idlib in northwest Syria Friday and said an anticipated government assault on insurgents there could result in a massacre. But Russia's President Vladimir Putin said Moscow opposed a truce, and...

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Syrians rally against Assad offensive on Idlib

Syrians rally against Assad offensive on Idlib

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Thousands of Syrians came out to the streets of rebel-held areas on Friday to rally against the imminent regime offensive on the northern province.  At least 20 civilians killed in the Russian airstrikes on Idlib in the past 72 hours, four today, as hundreds of...

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Russia fighter jets launch fresh airstrikes in Idlib

Russia fighter jets launch fresh airstrikes in Idlib

 (Zaman Al Wasl)- Russia's warplanes on Friday have extended its aerial campaign on northern idlib province, striking an array of villages under rebels control despite international warning of humanitarian disaster, activists said.  The strikes targeted rebels-held areas in...

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Three-way summit on fate of Syria's Idlib opens in Tehran

Three-way summit on fate of Syria's Idlib opens in Tehran

A three-way summit between the leaders of Iran, Russia and Turkey that is expected to decide the fate of Syria's last major rebel bastion Idlib opened in Tehran Friday. Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Tehran shortly after his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan for the...

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Kurdish PYD launches arrest campaign in Raqqa

Kurdish PYD launches arrest campaign in Raqqa

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Powerful Kurdish PYD militia launched major arrest campaign tracking Arab residents in the eastern province of Raqqa, local activists said Friday. The Kurdish Democratic Party units backed by the domestic Asayish security stormed the city of Tabqa on Thursday, where...

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Report of 207 massacres by regime, warring parties

Report of 207 massacres by regime, warring parties

The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said Thursday in new report that no less than three massacres were perpetrated in August by the warring parties in Syria.   The report notes that the first two years of the popular uprising saw the largest portion of ethnic and sectarian...

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Kurdish-led council deepens authority across Syrian north and east

Kurdish-led council deepens authority across Syrian north and east

The political wing of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces has started forming a unified administration for its territory, a move that would consolidate its authority in northern and eastern Syria. The SDF controls around a quarter of the country, much of it captured from Islamic...

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Iran hosts Russia, Turkey for ‘crunch’ Syria summit

Iran hosts Russia, Turkey for ‘crunch’ Syria summit

The presidents of Iran, Russia and Turkey meet Friday in Tehran for a summit set to decide the future of Idlib province amid fears of a humanitarian disaster in Syria's last major rebel bastion. Hundreds of civilians fled the northwestern province Thursday as government forces and their...

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US sanctions target Assad trading link to Islamic State group

US sanctions target Assad trading link to Islamic State group

The US Treasury announced sanctions Thursday targeting a network of business groups that supplies fuels to the regime of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, along with one that handles regime trade with the Islamic State group. The Treasury said the four individuals and five companies...

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