Secretary Mattis: "I have no reservation nor has the President ever evidenced any push-back when I bring up Russia in a national security context and obviously this has come up whether it be in Syria or NATOI have not seen this shyness, including over at the White House"

Map. History of Syria conflict

21 January 2018
Photos from the city of Deir Al-Zour showing the extent of the damage due clashes
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FSA commander Fares Bauosh comments in solidarity with Palestinians
1 month ago
Canada calls for immediate and full humanitarian access for civilians in Eastern Ghouta Syria
East Syria: Al-Quds Brigade announces death of its commander in charge of DeirEzzor fronts during ISIS assault on Ramadi axis.
US Department of State: We commend @UNGeneva Special Envoy for Syria and his team for their efforts in latest round of Syria talks. The United States urges all parties to work seriously toward political resolution to this conflict or face continued isolation and instability indefinitely in Syria.
SE. Idlib: battle ongoing tonight SE. of Abu Dali with heavy airstrikes and artillery bombardment. government trying to seize Tell Khinzir after takeover of nearby Tell Syriatel.
Secretary Mattis: "I have no reservation nor has the President ever evidenced any push-back when I bring up Russia in a national security context and obviously this has come up whether it be in Syria or NATOI have not seen this shyness, including over at the White House"
FSA Free Idlib Army declare they are ready to aid the Syrian Interim Government if subjected to any aggression by the HTS-backed Syrian Salvation Government
11 HTS leaders defect back to al-Qaeda, citing loyalty to their existing oath of allegiance (bayat)
Video showing blaze raging in village of Abu Tinah after hit by an incendiary bomb near border with Hama and Aleppo prov. Tell Khinzir also reportedly hit by incendiary raid tonight.
[email protected] response: "The recurrent pattern of misleading and false official statements from Russian government sources is unhelpful and does nothing to advance Russia's stated goals of ridding Syria of ISIS and other terrorist organizations"
Turkish military chief meets Russian counterpart Gen. Hulusi Akar meets with Gen. Valery Gerasimov in Turkish capital Ankara1 month ago
Turkish military chief meets Russian counterpart Gen. Hulusi Akar meets with Gen. Valery Gerasimov in Turkish capital Ankara
SE. Aleppo: airstrikes on Jebal Hoss' villages and aftermath.
SDF have captured Abu Hardub East of Deir-ez-Zur
President also boasts about the "tremendous success now with getting rid of ISIS in Iraq and Syria." Says he let US forces "do their job." "You don't have to call the White House when you're getting ready to fightNot anymore. Not anymore."
Moment when RuAF dropped an incendiary bomb (RBK-500 ZAB 2.5CM) on Um Zahmak, a Rebel-held village next to front with ISIS in NE. Hama countryside.
Incendiary bombs are back. And the 1st village hit (Rebel-held, Um Zahmak) is precisely next to frontline with ISIS (NE. Hama). Syria1 month ago
Incendiary bombs are back. And the 1st village hit (Rebel-held, Um Zahmak) is precisely next to frontline with ISIS (NE. Hama). Syria
SAA captured Tell Syriatel after hit and run battles, Idlib
Syrian-Kurdish units (YAT) say they caught 2 Saudi and 6 French nationals as they sought to slip into Turkey
SW. Damascus: battle for control of hills E. of Maghar Al-Mir continued all day long without government advance. Tell Ziyat remains under Rebel control, heavily bombed this evening.
Amidst blockade on East Qalamoun (basic supplies like sugar and flour are prevented from entering by government checkpoints) warplanes flying at low altitude over town of Ruhaybah.
SDF is attempting to storm Hajin
Syria Source: Ahrar Al Sham and others join battles in North Eastern rural Hama
1 month ago
Britain has arrested four people under terrorism finance laws for selling a newspaper run by supporters of the anti-IS coalition's Kurdish ally (YPG) in Syria
1 month ago
Russia Ministry of Defense says Pentagon and @POTUS have contrasting views with regard to whether ISIS has been defeated in Iraq and Syria
East Syria: among several Iranians killed by ISIS past days North of AbuKemal, Mehdi Qareh Muhamadi belonged to IRGC Elite Saberin Battalion.
@obretix: Lineup of 41 RuAF jets at Hmeymim air base in Latakia prior to their withdrawal: 3 MiG-29, 8 Su-24, 6 Su-25, 6 Su-27/35, 4 Su-30, 14 Su-34 + 2 IL-76 cargo planes, 2 IL-20/22, 2 An-26, A-50 and Syrian A320 [YK-AKE] (2017-11-30)
1 month ago
Seven members of PKK/PYD arrested by Turkish Gendarmerie in Akçakale after attempting to cross the border into Tal Abyad. Five detainees are Syrian origin.
Coalition says it conducted 5 strikes near At Tanf Wednesday, hitting ISIS fighters, 3 ISIS vehicles, 4 cave entrances and a tactical vehicle
Very intense clashes raging on Tell Syriatel and Musharifah fronts (a government tank destroyed) and between HTS and ISIS on Abu Ajwah and Rasm Hamam axis.1 month ago
Very intense clashes raging on Tell Syriatel and Musharifah fronts (a government tank destroyed) and between HTS and ISIS on Abu Ajwah and Rasm Hamam axis.
Clashes continue in North-Eastern Hama as Government troops are attempting to advance
Clashes continue in North-Eastern Hama as Government troops are attempting to advance
SAA launched new assault on Shakusiyah, managed to infiltrate buildings in southern outskirts but were  repelled.1 month ago
SAA launched new assault on Shakusiyah, managed to infiltrate buildings in southern outskirts but were repelled.
Pro Iran, Hezbollah media report China deployed "Night Tigers" special Op unit to Syria in support of Assad fight against ISIS and rebel militias amidst reports that 5,000 ethnic Uighurs are fighting among Islamist groups
SDF fighters began a campaign to clean north of the Euphrates River. The cleaning campaign began around Abu Hammam town where the SDF fighters on Friday cleaned 3 villages and 5 hamlets from the remnants of IS
1 month ago
Latest round of Syrian peace talks ended with no progress toward a political settlement, no pause in government offensives vs opposition areas
There was a project for the Pentagon to prepare a strong force from the Arabs Sunni Officers and the Elite of Sunni civilians, the next level of building the project must be in January. However the project has been shutted down by the CENTCOM, "cause they have another priorities".
Pentagon says airstrikes in Iraq and Syria have dropped off sharply in recent months as ISIS routed: Sept: 1,500 Oct: 700 Nov: 275 (Nov 26: first time in 3 years no ISIS strikes) Dec 1-10: 71
According to a study: Russian-manufactured weapons outnumber Chinese weapons deployed by IS in Syria
Opposition negotiator Nasr Hariri: Assad government hated the talks processandrejected all negotiations.Local, presidential and parliamentary elections are a right admitted by the UNSC resolution 2254, not a precondition, and we will not give up on this right1 month ago
Opposition negotiator Nasr Hariri: Assad government hated the talks processandrejected all negotiations.Local, presidential and parliamentary elections are a right admitted by the UNSC resolution 2254, not a precondition, and we will not give up on this right
1 month ago
Russia denies intercept, says US F-22 intercept of its Su-25 jets took place on the western bank of the Euphrates River in the vicinity of Mayadin, denies crossing the de-conflction line
#AbuDuhur Offensive: expected scenario by @NorsForStudies with 2 main fronts (Sinjar road and W. Khanasser) to take Airbase and isolate NE. Hama pocket. Troops movement suggest large-scale assault is imminent. General mobilization declared. Op. room yet to be formed.