IS cells south of Qaryatayn and near rebel-held E Qalamoun pocket launch attack on SAA positions in Mahasaah region in E Homs countryside.

Map. History of Syria conflict

17 July 2018
3 month ago
Russian Ministry of Defense: Russia has evidences that U.K involved in "provocation" in Eastern Ghouta
Nikki Haley: Assad used chemical weapons at least 50 times and there are estimates of up to 200 times
Nikki Haley: Russia has blocked the mechanism of investigation using chemical in Syria
Nikki Haley: Russia defended the Assad government and its continued use of chemical weapons
US Ambassador Nikki Haley: Russia has ignored the real threat to international security, the use of chemical weapons in Syria
There should be no rush to launch military action on Syria, but 'at one point you have to do something', says US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley
Russian delegate to UN: We warn against repeating the scenarios of Iraq and Libya in Syria
The Russian delegate to UN: The military action of Washington in Syria may eliminate all diplomatic efforts to resolve the Syrian crisis
Russian delegate to UN: The negative developments in the Syrian crisis will have serious repercussions
António Guterres: systematic violations of international law in Syria since the beginning of the crisis
#UN Secretary General António Guterres tells Security Council emergency session on Syria- the Cold War is back
UN Secretary-General Antonio Gutierrez: The situation in the Middle East threatens global security
A session of the Security Council shortly after a Russian request to address the situation in Syria
Haley: We are waiting for information to make the final decision on Syria
An Israeli reconnaissance drone flying in the northern Lebanese province of Akkar near the border with Syria
3 month ago
Kremlin: Putin warns Macron of any reckless and dangerous actions in Syria
[email protected]: Between April 6 and April 12, US-led Coalition military forces conducted 15 strikes targeting ISIS, 10 strikes in Syria and 5 in Iraq
France's foreign minister has cancelled trips to Albania and Slovenia because of rising global tensions around Syria
3 month ago
The Russian ambassador to the UK accuses the White Helmets of staging "fake chemical attacks" in Syria
Macron wants to 'intensify' dialogue with Russia on Syria: French presidency
Russian ambassador to the UK likens possible military action against the Syrian government to the Iraq war3 month ago
Russian ambassador to the UK likens possible military action against the Syrian government to the Iraq war
France confirms a phone call on Syria between @EmmanuelMacron and Putin
3 month ago
Reuters: Macron tells Putin in phone call he wants to intensify dialogue with Russia to bring peace to Syria
3 month ago
Russian ambassador to the UK Alexander Yakovenko says Syrian Government had warned that rebels could stage a chemical attack
3 month ago
Russian officials who visited Douma in Syria did not find traces of chemical substances - Russian ambassador to the UK
3 month ago
Turkey President @RT_Erdogan says he discussed steps for peace in Syria during discussions with Russia President Putin and @POTUS
3 month ago
Atmosphere around Syria very alarming, says Russia Foreign Minister Lavrov
3 month ago
Lavrov: Russia has irrefutable evidence that the incident in the Syrian Duma was a show organized by the special services of one of the Russophobic states
3 month ago
Lavrov: Any military moves on Syria will lead to new waves of immigration to Europe
3 month ago
Lavrov: We are in constant contact with the American side on Syria
3 month ago
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov: I think the investigation team of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in Duma will not find evidence of the use of chemical weapons
3 month ago
German government spokesman says Germany will do everything it can to maintain political pressure on Russia over Syria
Islamic State Releases Pictures Showing Targeting Of SAA Bulldozer On The Outskirts Of AbuKamal.
"We want to increase political pressure on Russia. If Russia doesn't change its behavior we won't be able to solve Syria crisis", says German foreign minister @HeikoMaas in Brussels
The UN Security Council schedules another emergency meeting at Russia's request on the threat to international peace from possible air strikes on Syria by the US and its allies
3 month ago
British ministers back action to deter Syrian chemical weapon use
Syrian Air Force Su24 noticed in Kweiris airbase, Aleppo province
One civilian was killed in artillery shelling on Al Lataminah town of Northern Hama
Artillery and missile shelling of the system on Tallaf in South Hama
US Secretary of State Nominee Mike Pompeo says Turkey entering into Afrin took an already incredibly complex situation, and put another twist into a cartwheel. He also accuses Erdogan, Putin and Rouhani to try to carve up Syria during the last summit held in Ankara.
US Navy P8 Poseidon 168433 heading  Eastern Mediterranean from Sigonella, USAF Global Hawk AE54B5 circling off the coast of Lebanon3 month ago
US Navy P8 Poseidon 168433 heading Eastern Mediterranean from Sigonella, USAF Global Hawk AE54B5 circling off the coast of Lebanon
3 month ago
Jeremy Corbyn says "the Government appears to be waiting for instructions" from President Trump on how to proceed in Syria
3 month ago
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says UK military intervention in Syria risks "escalating an already devastating conflict" and the UK should press for an "independent UN-led investigation" of the alleged chemical attack
Russian Defense Ministry: Russian military police deployed checkpoints at Douma
3 month ago
IS cells south of Qaryatayn and near rebel-held E Qalamoun pocket launch attack on SAA positions in Mahasaah region in E Homs countryside.
Guardian: Preparations for a possible Russian counter attack on the British base RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus were underway on Thursday in the event of US-led military action in Syria.
@SenatorMenendez at today's Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing on Pompeo's nomination: "Turkey is supposed to be our NATO ally," but it "is fighting the same Kurds that we have depended upon to defeat [ISIS]"
Pro-SAA Popular Resistance In Eastern Region targets USA military base (former SAA 93th Brigade) at AinIssa in N Raqqa countryside  (12 April 2018)3 month ago
Pro-SAA "Popular Resistance In Eastern Region" targets USA military base (former SAA 93th Brigade) at AinIssa in N Raqqa countryside (12 April 2018)
[email protected]: president Trump met with NSC members, has yet to make final decision on Syria.
President Trump to discuss Syria with France's Macron and UK's May later Thursday, according to White House
3 month ago
"President Trump just finished a meeting with his National Security team to discuss the situation in Syria. No final decision has been made. We are continuing to asses intelligence and are engaged in conversations with our partners and allies," says @PressSec.
3 month ago
After hours long meeting, the British Cabinet has "agreed on the need to take further action" to deter further use of chemical weapons in Syria. The Prime Minister will "continue to work with allies in the United States and France to coordinate an international response"
3 month ago
Britain: We must take the necessary steps to prevent the Assad government from chemical weapons use in the future
Cabinet backs PM on Syria, agreed chemical weapons use cannot go unchallenged and agreed the need to take action to deter the further use of chemical weapons by the Assad government. No more specifics, prob guided by the fact the US is still to publicly agree its position.3 month ago
Cabinet backs PM on Syria, agreed chemical weapons use "cannot go unchallenged" and agreed "the need to take action to deter the further use of chemical weapons by the Assad government." No more specifics, prob guided by the fact the US is still to publicly agree its position.
US Navy P-8A 168431 PS023 and US Navy P-8A 168439 PS024  are currently on task over the Eastern Mediterranean operating West of Latakia and Tartus, Syria.3 month ago
US Navy P-8A 168431 PS023 and US Navy P-8A 168439 PS024 are currently on task over the Eastern Mediterranean operating West of Latakia and Tartus, Syria.
Russia calls for UN Security Council meeting on Syria
Russia's UN ambassador says top priority is to avert war in Syria, doesn't rule out possibility of US-Russian conflict.
U.S. seeking extradition of five Bulgarians over Syria embargo breach: Sofia prosecutor
Russia's UN ambassador urges Washington and its allies not to take military action in Syria
Russia's delegate to the UN Security Council: The Security Council's priority should be to avoid war in Syria
Pompeo says Trump has the authority to attack Syria without congressional authorization, pursuant to his inherent constitutional authorities. Murphy presses him on the limiting principle. Pompeo concedes there's no attack or imminent threat thereof on US by Assad government
US officials: We have received blood samples from the victims of the attack in Douma. Confirms the presence of chlorine and nerve gas
CNN: U.S. Officials: Urine samples from Douma victims test positive for chlorine, nerve agent.
Source to CNBC suggests Washington plans to strike eight targets in Syria
The outgoing head of the CIA appeared to confirm Thursday reports that around 200 Russian mercenaries were killed in February during a clash with US-led forces in Syria
NATO's chief calls for access to site of poison gas attack in Syria
Pompeo just confirmed "a couple hundred Russians were killed" in Syria in shout-out involving US forces. US Defense officials have so far refused to do so publicly.
Syrian TV: Damascus holds the West responsible for any disruption of the work of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
Mattis says he is going to the White House for a meeting after his hearing to present options to the president on Syria
In response to the Russian claim that Israel is destabilizing Syria an Israeli official said: "Iranian are those destabilizing Syria: They are trying to build permanent bases and threaten Israel"
President Trump on Syria: "We're having a number of meetings today. We'll see what happens."
UNSC on Syria: Sweden has proposed a 'high-level disarmament mission' sent to Syria immediately to resolve chemical weapon issue 'once and for all'
President Trump, holding a meeting in the Cabinet Room, says a decision on Syria will be made soon and will hold a meeting on it today.
Chemical weapons agency says team is on its way to Syria and will start work April 14
3 month ago
Mattis: Congress will be notified before any potential U.S. strikes against Assad government in Syria
3 month ago
Mattis tells Congress: No decision has been made about launching strikes in Syria against the Assad government
The defense secretary adds that the US is looking to avoid the Syria crisis from getting "out of control" while American military action is being considered
First group of OPCW chemical weapons experts will arrive in Syria today: Syria's UN envoy
War "must be the last resort," says US Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo at hearing on Capitol Hill
China expressed concern of rising tensions in Syria, and called on all relevant parties of the Syria issue to remain calm and show restraint: foreign ministry
"We are committed to ending that war [in Syria] through the Geneva process, the @UN orchestrated effort" says US SecDef Mattis "It has been unfulfilled again because Russia has continually blocked the efforts. That doesn`t mean we give up"
"There's a tactical concernthat we don't add to any civilians deaths" Mattis tells HASC on Syria "We're trying to stop the murder of innocent people. But on a strategic level its how we keep this from escalating out of control, if you get my drift on that"
US Defense Secretary: US looks to avoid escalating escalation becomes out of control in Syria
"There will be notification to leadership, of course, prior to the attack" adds US Defence Secretary Mattis re possible Syria strike
"We will report to Congress. We will keep open lines of communication" @DeptofDefense Secretary Mattis says when asked if lawmakers will be notified of potential US action in Syria
Mattis promises to communicate with the Congressional leadership ahead of any strike on Syria
"There have been a umber of these [chemical] attacks" per Mattis "In many cases you know we don't have troops. We're not engaged on the ground there so I cannot tell you we had evidence" despite indications it sarin or other chemicals were used
Mattis: Cannot say U.S. has evidence on chemical weapons attack, but has seen media reports.
Pressed on Syria, SecDef Mattis says "I don't want to get, as you'll understand, into the details of a potential decision by the commander in chief due to this latest attack"
"The only reason Assad is still in power is because of the Russia|ns regretable vetos in the @UN and the Russian and Iran|ian militaries" per SecDef Mattis
3 month ago
The first question to Maria Zakharova (Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson) at her weekly briefing is about the British "provocation." She says it is linked to Syria, to the general anti-Russian narrative, and the internal narrative in Britain around things like Brexit.
Mattis says Russia is "complicit" in helping Syria retain chemical weapons. Also, says "Russia has continually blocked the efforts" of diplomacy to end the war in Syria.
"Our role in Syria is the defeat of ISIS" says @DeptofDefense Sec Mattis "We are not going to engage in this civil war itself"
Top HASC Dem Adam Smith: "It seems unwise to me to start launching missiles" into Syria without long-term strategy, congressman says in opening remarks during Mattis/Dunford testimony
3 month ago
C-130 heading towards Hmiemiem airbase earlier today over Hama few kilometers away got extra fuel tanks, could be Iranian but the tight nose suggests that it is of the US Special Forces, the plane likely landed in Hmiemiem
C-130 heading towards Hmiemiem airbase earlier today over Hama few kilometers away  got extra fuel tanks, could be Iranian but the tight nose suggests that it is of the US Special Forces, the plane likely landed in Hmiemiem
Turkey forms new administration in Afrin, consisting of 11 Kurds, 8 Arabs and one Turkmen, preceded over by a Kurd.
Il-76 planes today at Airport in Qamisli(moved from Damascus yesterday)
3 month ago
[email protected]: Attack on Syria "could be very soon or not so soon at all."
The last convoy of civilians and fighters has left Douma to the rebel-held north, completing one of the largest forcible displacement campaigns in the history of the Syrian civil war. Tens of thousands who remained surrendered to government control.
3 month ago
Russia's @mfa_russia spokeswoman Maria Zakharova says Trump @realDonaldTrump's threats to use force against Assad in Syria is "a violation of UN @UN charter"
Russia's @mfa_russia spokeswoman Maria Zakharova says Trump @realDonaldTrump's threats to use force against Assad in Syria is a violation of UN @UN charter
3 month ago
President Erdoğan and Russian President Putin exchanged views on the latest developments in Syria in phone call
3 month ago
Russia's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman says Israeli airstrike worsened stability in Syria
3 month ago
Russian Foreign Ministry: The situation in Syria is fraught with danger and further escalation
In Damascus, Iran's Ali Akbar Velayati hints at an operation to expel US troops from Syria: "East of the Euphrates is also a very important area. We hope big steps will be taken in order to capture this area and expel the occupying Americans."
NATO considers the use of chemical weapons as a threat to international peace and security. Those responsible must be held accountable. We must protect the ban on the use of chemical weapons – @jensstoltenberg
3 month ago
British Prime Minister Theresa May holding "war council" meeting
We also discussed the situation in Syria and condemn in the strongest terms the use of chemical weapons; calling on the Syrian government + its backers to allow full and unimpeded access to int'l medical assistance and monitoring - @jensstoltenberg
Merkel says Germany understands and supports that everything done to demonstrate chemical weapons use in Syria not acceptable3 month ago
Merkel says Germany "understands and supports" that "everything" done to demonstrate chemical weapons use in Syria not acceptable
3 month ago
Chancellor Angela Merkel says the German government will not participate in any military strike on Syria, according to @dpa
3 month ago
Merkel: It seems clear that Syria has not destroyed its stockpiles of chemical weapons
3 month ago
Merkel: All actions should be studied on Syria and Berlin will not participate in any strikes
Aftermath of the bombing. Azaz
Syria missile tensions causing headache for airlines: Lebanon 's MEA 322 Beirut - Baghdad, usually 90 min direct fly over Syria,   circumvents way south3 month ago
Syria missile tensions causing headache for airlines: Lebanon 's MEA 322 Beirut - Baghdad, usually 90 min direct fly over Syria, circumvents way south
Macron says no decision yet on whether to strike Syria
3 month ago
Foreign Minister of Germany: According to my information, no decision has yet been taken to launch a military strike against Syria
A bomb exploded in Azaz city north of Aleppo. A civilian was injured
Macron says Syria response will be at 'time of our choosing'
France's President @EmmanuelMacron says it has evidence Bashar al-Assad government behind Douma chemical attack.
3 month ago
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says he opposes military action in Syria and President Assad should be dealt with "by international law, by sanctions if necessary and by the United Nations"
India is against the use of chemical weapons anywhere, at any time, by anybody, under any circumstances. We hope that this issue is resolved in accordance with the provisions of the chemical weapons convention, so as to reach evidence-based conclusion: Indian MFA3 month ago
India is against the use of chemical weapons anywhere, at any time, by anybody, under any circumstances. We hope that this issue is resolved in accordance with the provisions of the chemical weapons convention, so as to reach evidence-based conclusion: Indian MFA
Syrian news agency Sana says an Iranian official has told President Assad that threats by Western nations are based on lies
3 month ago
[email protected]: Never said when an attack on Syria would take place. Could be very soon or not so soon at all. In any event, the United States, under my Administration, has done a great job of ridding the region of ISIS. Where is our "Thank you America?"
Syria's Bashar al-Assad responds to threats of intervention from US President @realDonaldTrump, "Any attack by western powers will lead to further instability in the region."
3 month ago
Erdogan: If they think they can save the militants of the PYD, they are very wrong, we will destroy each and every one of the PYD militants
3 month ago
Erdogan: Our forces will remain in Syria until Syrian territory becomes safe for all Syrians
3 month ago
Erdogan: I discussed with Trump and I will discuss with Putin how to stop chemical attacks in Syria
3 month ago
Erdogan: We are disturbed by Syria's transformation into a battleground between countries with military power
3 month ago
Russia calls for avoiding any steps that could escalate tensions in Syria
3 month ago
Kremlin: Hotline to avoid engagement between Russia and the United States is used and used by both sides
Turkey's Foreign Ministry spokesperson says strong suspicion chemical attack in Syria's douma was carried out by Bashar al-Assad forces, calls for punishment to prevent repetition of the crime.3 month ago
Turkey's Foreign Ministry spokesperson says strong suspicion chemical attack in Syria's douma was carried out by Bashar al-Assad forces, calls for punishment to prevent repetition of the crime.
Arab Coalition fighter jets arrived at RAF Akrotiri airbase, Cyprus during the night
Syria will next month assume the rotating chairmanship of the UN's forum for nuclear, chemical and biological weapons disarmament
3 month ago
Turkey to evaluate the potential US-lead attack on Syria - Turkish MFA
3 month ago
German Transatlantic Coodinator Peter Beyer tells that significant US military action in Syria in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack would be a last resort. That said, the attack in Douma "needs an answer," he added.
Leader of Jaish al-Islam (Army of Islam) Syrian rebel group exit Douma after surrendering heavy weapons
3 month ago
British PM May summons ministers to discuss possible military action in Syria
3 month ago
Russia @kommersant: Russian MOD are holding closed negotiations with the US Joint Chiefs of Staff at the moment; Russia expects that the US will share coordinates of their targets in Syria to avoid loss of life on the Russian side
Rebels surrender heavy arms in Syria's Ghouta, leader exits: monitor
3 month ago
Russian Duma calls on the Russians to avoid traveling to the Middle East cause threats by Trump
N. Hama: Russia|n Air Force resumed airstrikes after pause of several days, bombing area of Hamirat.
Russia says Syrian government forces have retaken Eastern Ghouta
Russian military police deploy in Syria's Douma - RIA agency
3 month ago
USS Donald Cook apparently moved away from Syria and was between Crete and Cyprus yesterday, with Admiral Grigorovich close by.
Russian military police has entered Douma
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