Putin and Merkel discussed Syrian question in phone call

Map. History of Syria conflict

20 April 2018
NDF in Qubbat Al-Kurdi
N. Hama: heavy blasts heard few km N. of Hama-city following explosion of an ammo warehouse in Qomhana area.
State Dept: OPCW chemical weapons team still not able to enter Douma, Syria, site of chemical weapons attack, spokeswoman says
US State Department: We have information that makes us think that chlorine and sarin have been used in Duma
US official: Assad responsible for killing his people with gas
Euphrates Shield: Jaish Islam's overall commander Issam Buydani in IDP Camp in W. Jarablus countryside.
OIR Spokesman: Syrian Democratic Forces continue securing captured areas in north and eastern Syria. Containing ISIS in 2 places: near Hajin along Euphrates, and Dashisha near border with Iraq. SDF and @CJTFOIR finding opportunities to exploit ISIS weaknesses / conduct strikes.
"ISIS is beginning to conduct more attacks on the west side of the Euphrates River, outside of Abu Kamal, against pro-government forceswith success" per Colonel Dillon, also reports they are retaking neighborhoods west of Damascus
"There's not been a let up" says @OIRSpox Colonel Dillon re air support in anti-ISIS efforts "What's you've actually seenan increase in the amount of strikes that the coalition is proving, particularly in Syria" since Jan/Feb
Al-Jubayr: We offered to send troops from the Islamic Alliance against terrorism to Syria
Russian military find rebel chemical weapons lab in Douma Syria
3 day ago
German Chancellor Merkel says she'll meet with Russian President Putin "soon." The two talked on the phone for the first time in a while. The main topic of conversation: the Syrian conflict. No date was set for the meeting
3 day ago
Turkey, Iran presidents vow to continue Russia alliance over Syria, Turkish presidency says, despite Ankara backing air strikes by US and its allies against Assad's government
IS claims: "Three Syrian soldiers, one of them an officer, are sniped and killed in the Yarmouk Camp and in the neighborhood of Tadamon in southern Damascus"
3 day ago
Syrian state media says OPCW chemical weapons investigators enter Douma
3 day ago
Turkey President Erdogan talked to the Iranian President Rouhani on the phone
Global chemical watchdog OPCW experts have entered Syria's Douma
Four civilians were killed including a mother and her 2 children, and many others injured, after artillery shelling targeted their homes in Tel Sheih village near Maarat al-Numan city in Idlib countryside.
Civilian casualties after renewed artillery shelling on civilian in homes in Jisr Al-Shughur city, by the government forces. White Helmets team continues the search and rescue operation.
Russian air raid on Tall As in Southern Idlib
Russian air raid on Tall As in Southern Idlib
Russian Ambassador to Ireland says 'ridiculous' that Russia carried out Douma clean-up operation
KCNA: "Kim Jong Un, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, sent a message of greeting to Bashar Al-Assad, president of the Syrian Arab Republic, on Tuesday."
3 day ago
KCNA: "The message sincerely wished the Syrian president good health and bigger successes in his work, again extending firm support and solidarity to the just cause of the Syrian government and people."
3 day ago
KCNA: Kim Jong Un: "I am pleased over the fact that the friendly Syrian government and people have recently made big achievements in the struggle to defend the country's sovereignty and security under the correct leadership of the president."
3 day ago
KCNA: Kim Jong Un, "in the message, extended warm congratulations to the Syrian president on the occasion of the 72nd anniversary of the independence of the country."
KAMAZ-53949 Typhoon-K 4x4 with RP-377VM1 jammer mounted onroof in Syria, Ghouta. h/t @QuarterToAli_ Also Tigr-M with Arbalet-DM RWS. First time that we see RWS on Russian 'new' armored vehicles in Syria. And UAZ Patriot is also shipped to Syria, here used by ISIS Hunters.
The German chancellor: Russia as an ally of Syria shares responsibility for its actions
3 day ago
Germany's Merkel and Russia's Putin agree in a phone call that political process must be the focus of efforts to end the bloody conflict in Syria - German government spokesman
Putin and Merkel discussed Syrian question in phone call
3 day ago
French foreign ministry says it is essential that Syria gives immediate, full access to Douma site to UN chemical inspectors
Very likely that proof has disappeared from the site of the April 7 attack in Douma, Syria - French foreign ministry
Macron getting worked up about Syria strikes at European Parliament, saying "three countries (France, USA, UK) saved the honor of the international community"
The people of the village of Kfar Sagna in South Idlib expelled Tahrir Al-Sham after breaking into the village, injuring Muhammad al-Aoush and abducting Mustafa al-Abdullah.
HTS expelled from Kfar Sejena town in southern Idlib
Artillery shelling on Jisr Al Shughur and Bdama in Western Idlib
SANA: Jaish Al-Islam is handing all the heavy military equipments to SAA as Al-Dumayer agreement starts. 1000 militants expected to go to Jarablus
According to a Syrian source the false alarm last night was caused by "a joint electronic attack" by Israel and the US that targeted the Syrian radar system
Footage of "Russian" air strikes on besieged Homs province this morning.
Footage of Russian air strikes on besieged Homs province this morning.
US and allies stage Skripal Case, chemical attack in Syria, Russia sanctions - Moscow
An Iranian drone is visible on recent sat images (Jan and March), precisely at the place indicated by Israeli army in DeirEzzor AB. Made possible with takeover of city from IS late 2017.
Reuters quoted military sources: A wrong warning led to the firing of Syrian air defense missiles
Coalition helicopters patrolling frontline next to Manbij as well. Syria Manbij
3 day ago
Israeli army sources said to confirm Iran has established air forces in Syria and are planning retaliatory attacks in Israel
Map of five Iranian airbases in Syria, could be targeted in any case of Iranian action against Israel
A mother and her two children were killed by an artillery bombardment at Masaran in East Idlib
Trump wants an Arab force, like Egypt, Saudi-Arabia, UAE and Qatar, to replace US military in Eastern Syria, writes WSJ
Syria's Ministry of Defense releases a video praising its air defense
Syria's Ministry of Defense releases a video praising its air defense
According to the article, IRGC Qods force commander General Qassem Suleimanei is overseeing the upcoming Iranian response to the Israeli strike against the T4 airbase that killed several IRGC operatives in Syria
Israeli military source to Sky News Arabia: our estimations indicate that Iran could respond with drones, guided directly by the IRGC
The news about strikes n Aleppo and Damascus and Sub are false allegation. The rumors about striking Al-Dumair airbase are denied, however the S200 Air-Defense system in the 116 governmentnt has launched 5 rockets, the same system has been used in Israeli strikes on Feb, and the US-Led strikes.
Israeli military source to Sky News Arabia: Israel will forcefully respond to any Iranian operation carried out from within Syrian lands
More from the @ynet report: Israeli army spokesperson says Iranian air force presence in Syria has 3 arms: an armed and intelligence-gathering drone unit; a short- Intermediate-range missile unit and air defense unit
Israeli army publishes satellite images of the Iranian air force presence in Syria (via Israeli army spokesperson)
UK PM May defends decision to join U.S.-led missile strikes against Syria without first seeking parliament's authorisation
G7 backs U.S., British, French efforts to curb Syrian chemical weapon capability
Two civilians were wounded by mortar shelling on the village of Zafarana in northern Homs
Syrian military sources denied to @dpa earlier reports of an missile attack targeting Shayrat Airbase in Homs province. The sources told @dpa that Syrian air defences were activated early Tuesday, but that it turned out to be a false alarm
It's rumor, not confirmed information, possible fake or hoax
@AP also quotes the Syrian TV claiming to intercept missiles aimed at Shayrat air base in Homs. It did not elaborate or say who carried out the airstrikes. The US denied involvement
It's rumor, not confirmed information, possible fake or hoax
Israeli jets flying the Lebanese airspace fired 3 missiles on the al-Dumayer airport near Damascus (all downed according to the report) and 6 missiles on Shayrat air base in Homs (2 reportedly hit their targets)
Before briefing Senate, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Gen. Joe Dunford will brief House lawmakers tomorrow at 2:30 pm ET on Syria
Russian officials say international investigators will enter Duma on Wednesday
Clashes HTS vs JTS between Kafranbel and Khan Sheikhun in south Idlib
Raqqa: Few people protest against the presence of SDF and US troops in Raqqa and sing pro-Assad slogans.
State Department Spokeswoman: US Supports Geneva Process
US State Department spokeswoman: Russia has not played its role in preventing Assad from using chemical weapons
US State Department spokeswoman: Russia has used disinformation about the arrival of the investigators' mission to Douma
US spokeswoman: Our move with our allies in Syria was necessary to deter Assad
3 day ago
Turkey's President Erdogan and German Chancellor Merkel discuss US-led operation on Syria over the phone
4 civilians were killed, 2 injured as result of artillery bombardment on Az Zafaranah city in North Homs
More than twenty-five artillery shells and missiles from the government checkpoints hit the city of Ltamenah in North Hama
More than twenty-five artillery shells and missiles from the government checkpoints hit the city of Ltamenah in North Hama
3 day ago
Turkey's President Erdogan and NATO chief Stoltenberg discuss bilateral relations, Syria and regional developments
NE. Homs: Rebels from 4th Corps repelling government assault and blowing up a BMP with an ATGM.3 day ago
NE. Homs: Rebels from 4th Corps repelling government assault and blowing up a BMP with an ATGM.
Pantsir-S1 system repelling US missile strikes on Syria showed 100% effectiveness - @mod_russia
Moscow has 'irrefutable' evidence chem attack in Syria's Douma was staged – Russia's envoy to OPCW
US tells chemical weapons watchdog Russia 'may have tampered' with Douma attack site
Director of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons confirms that the mission of investigators has not entered Douma so far
White House says has not made a decision yet on new sanctions on Russia over the chemical attack in Syria, despite Haley statement that it would be on Monday
SAA capture Wadi al-Hibaya, Ard Qabr al-Sheikha, Dahret Jubabi, Dahret al-Jasiyet, Ard al-Jasiyet and Wadi al-Qurbat south of Qubet al-Kurdi.
JTS | the first moments of entering Ajel village, al-Sadiyah Association and surrounding hills Western Aleppo
Isis militants destroy another SAA outpost near Abu Kamal.
French President Emmanuel Macron insists joint air strikes on Syria had 'full international legitimacy' and urges world powers to push for a diplomatic solution to the brutal seven-year war
FSA 9th Division Special Forces are taking part on various frontlines against HTS after large reinforcements from EuphratesShield areas, their HQ is in Darat Izza and the majority of their elements were previously affiliated with Hazzm Movement
Air strikes on Syria carried out by by the US, Britain and France were 'entirely the right thing to do,' says British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson while arriving at the EU foreign ministers' summit in Luxembourg
USSHiggins fires Tomahawk land attack missiles on April 14, targeting three known Assad government chemical structures in Syria. In total, Higgins fired 23 TLAMs.4 day ago
USSHiggins fires Tomahawk land attack missiles on April 14, targeting three known Assad government chemical structures in Syria. In total, Higgins fired 23 TLAMs.
Northern Hama: SAA Rockets targeted Kafr Zita
British ambassador to chemical weapons watchdog @OPCW says Russian assertions that U.S. strikes prevented inspectors from reaching Douma 'make no sense'
Sergey Lavrov on BBC talking to @stephensackur. Says there will be "consequences" for the US-led attack on Syria. Says Russia has lost its "last remnant of trust" in the West.
E. Ghouta: impressive town dug out by Jaish Islam under Douma.
In a closed-door session at the @OPCW, US Ambassador Ted Ward told fellow reps the US believes Russian personnel have visited the Douma chemical-weapons attack site, even as Moscow blocks the access of OPCW investigators. "We are concerned [Russians] may have tampered with [the Douma site] with the intent of thwarting the efforts of the OPCW Fact-Finding Mission to conduct an effective investigation. This raises serious questions about the ability of the FFM to do its [email protected] he says
Talbisah is under intense Assad government bombardment
Talbisah is under intense Assad government bombardment
Accusations Russia preventing Syria gas attack probe 'groundless': Kremlin
Kremlin: Western strikes on Syria could not break up Russia and Turkey
The Kremlin still hopes for a dialogue with Washington despite strikes against Syria
Kremlin, on Western air strikes in Syria, says that we witnessed latest violation of international law, calls strikes aggression
Yarmouk Camp hit by a land based Rocket moments ago
"The European Union will continue to consider further restrictive measures against Syria as long as the repression continues," all 28 foreign ministers said in a statement after their talks in Luxembourg
Iranian-born Green Party (@Die_Gruenen) Bundestag deputy @nouripour says that Washington needs to "calm down" on Syria. Respecting international treaties, he adds, is the best way to stop Iran getting nuclear weapons
FSA Jaysh al-Tawheed captured the village of Salim [سليم] after fierce battles in Homs
FSA Jaysh al-Tawheed captured the village of Salim [سليم] after fierce battles in Homs
Video showing government Offensive on NE. Homs countryside.
4 day ago
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomes Turkey's "transparency" in its ongoing Operation Olive Branch in Syria's Afrin region
Russian FM says Russia didn't temper with site of alleged chemical attack in Syria
Senior Russian diplomat says chemical weapons watchdog cannot access site of attack near Damascus without a U.N. permit.
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