German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Syrian government is "fighting not against militants, but against its own people"

Map. History of Syria conflict

24 September 2018
[email protected]: "Without Russia backing Syria, the devastation and the deaths would certainly not be occurring" in Eastern Ghouta outside Damascus, Syria where hundreds of civilians killed in airstrikes.
[email protected]: "It shows what a farce this de-escalation zone has become," Nauert says about Eastern Ghouta where hundreds of civilians have been killed by government airstrikes; Syria ceasefire zone established by Russia, Iran and Turkey
The Arrival of Assad militias to YPG-held Afrin
YPG or SAA shelling Marea town in northern Aleppo with heavy artillery
"I would say that Bashar al-Assad has already committed war crimes," @RajShah45 replies to question about Syria.
Turkish warplanes carried out airstrikes in the villages of Maryamin, east of Afrin.
Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham retakes control of Kafrnaha and Taqad in Aleppo's western countryside, and expels Al-Zinki from it, and attacking the village of Ouweijel too.
7 month ago
Gen. Mike Holmes, @USAF_ACC, says at AWS18 reported arrival of Russian stealth SU-57 fighter jets to Syria "raises the level of complexity for the (USAF) crew's to deal with."
RuAF Tu-154M RA-85042 from Riyadh via Damascus
UK UN envoy: Shelling by the government on Eastern Ghouta is a violation of international law and a war crime
Reports say that Turkish army targeted an ammo depot in the village of Sheikh Issa east of Tal Rifat
UK envoy at UN: The population of the eastern Ghouta are not terrorists
Fires after Turkish aviation/artillery hit the area of Ziyarah checkpoint
AfrinOp: aftermath of Turkish airstrikes on YPG-SDF positions located on top of Sheikh Khozuz hill (East of Bulbul).
SDF captured 2 SVBIEDs from ISIS in Deir-Ez-Zor.
Turkish army targeted Ashrafiyah neighbourhood of Afrin with artillery.
German ISIS Jihadi Dominic R. from Frankfurt has surrendered to YPG forces.
The French delegate: We do not find words that reflect what is currently happening in the eastern Ghouta
Explosions as Turkish airplanes hit the area of Ziyarah checkpoint
Turkish army is still shelling at the Ziyarah cp
The United States representative to the United Nations describes the situation in the eastern Ghouta as hell
Residents of eastern Ghouta endured 61 air strikes today and at least 70 dead so far
Russia says 'no agreement' at UN on Syria ceasefire
UNSC meeting on Syria ceasefire for Eastern Ghouta underway. Sweden Amb.: We are tested not just as diplomats but as human beings today.
SyAAF dropped leaflets on East Ghouta announcing that the SAA established a humanitarian crossing points for the civilians, giving them the chance of getting out from the clashes zone. Here's the map with translated instructions along with the original leaflet
The Swedish Rep. at UN: We submitted with Kuwait a draft resolution to stop hostilities all over Syria
Any evidence Syria/Assad government using chemical weapons in Eastern Ghouta? "We are looking for it" says @ChiefPentSpox Dana White
In these minutes Turkish war planes are bombarding the villages Sheikh Khoruz, Eka, Chexara and Besatin of district Bilbil, the surrounding of district Meydanke and the village Qerteqlaq of district Shera
Turkish army is shelling Ziyarah checkpoint(northern Nubl) to prevent a YPG convoy which is coming from east Syria.
YPG official statement on Aleppo: YPG and YPJ left for Afrin, all district in Aleppo handed over to Syrian government
7 month ago
United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator: Thousands of children are malnourished and 700 people need immediate evacuation in East Ghouta
Turkish warplanes bombarded YPG targets in several locations in the areas of Bulbul, Meydanki dam.
7 month ago
United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator: The use of chemical weapons is a shock to the Syrian people
7 month ago
United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator: Counterterrorism efforts do not justify the killing of civilians and the destruction of entire cities
"Currently there are o plans to move anyone to Guantanamo" @ChiefPentSpox Dana White says of ISIS fighters being held by Syrian Democratic Forces
Five-day death toll in Syria rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta tops 400: monitor
Syrian forces and al-Mukhabarat are doing several arrests in the district in Aleppo which was left to Assad government by the YPG.
Assad forces are controlling Sheikh Maqsoud, Ashrafiya, Haidariya, Baaeydin and Holluk neighborhoods in North Aleppo after retreating the YPG out of the city
Widespread destruction in Duma following heavy bombardment, East Ghouta.
#AfrinOp: Colonel Hassan Ahmed head of Sultan Murad's Military College has been killed in Deir Saman. Claimed as a joint YPG-Assad operation with IED.
Turkish warplanes carried out airstrikes in Baflioun mountain, west of Azaz.
Turkish warplanes bombarded YPG targets in the area of Sheran(area of Meydanki dam)
Destruction in Douma today
The Operation Olive Branch Room announced the control over Upper and Lower Al- Dhaira/Kurke in the Sheikh Hadid axis.
The YPG denies Syrian govt forces moved into Sheik Maqsoud
OliveBranch forces captured Kurke Fawqani and Tahtani.
Kurdish YPG agrees to hand over control of Tel Rifaat to Syrian Army - source
Civil defense teams are working incessantly to evacuate the injured civilians amidst massive destruction, caused by aerial attacks of residential areas by Russian and government warplanes in Douma city today
The Operation Olive Branch Room announced the liberating Rahmainli and Sari Ushagi villages
Mediterranean-bound Bosphorus: Spetsnaz, officers, sailors aboard ВМФ Project 775 ЧФ BSF Ropucha class LSTM Azov 151 during its Syria-bound Bosphorus transit 12:45Z7 month ago
Mediterranean-bound Bosphorus: Spetsnaz, officers, sailors aboard ВМФ Project 775 ЧФ BSF Ropucha class LSTM Azov 151 during its Syria-bound Bosphorus transit 12:45Z
7 month ago
Syrian Negotiating Body: We call for an immediate truce in line with serious negotiations to stabilize the cease-fire
Eastern Damascus: Jaish Islam bombed Dumeir Airbase, key installation used for ongoing campain against East Ghouta.
Russian (Chechen) Military Police spotted on road used by Assad forces heading to Afrin-city. Apparently deal with Russia to avoid any Turkish bombardment.
Civil defense teams working to evacuate the injured civilians after renewed artillery shelling targeted Douma city in Eastern Ghouta today
[email protected] gained control over Rahmanlı village in Rajo district
Turkish army is shelling the center of district Jindires: One civilian has been killed and two others were wounded
N. Aleppo: convoy of Assad forces (not anymore IRGC-linked Baqir Brigade) with their equipment heading to Afrin-city.
Afrin: OliveBranch Forces captured Sari Ushaghi and Rahmanli villages from YPG. Today number of captured Villages: 4
7 month ago
Russia says it will consider supporting UN-proposed cease-fire in Syria if it doesn't cover IS and al-Qaida-linked group.
Video showing multiple attacks with thermobaric bombs (8 in total) on East Ghouta's towns, causing massive blasts (Eastern Damascus - Syria).
7 month ago
Russian Mindef source confirmed redeployment of Su-57 to Syria to verify aircraft in "real conditions"
Eastern Ghouta under heavy Russian and Assad government air strike attacks
Eastern Damascus: Jaish Islam continues its retaliatory strikes in support of Ghouta. This heavy rocket (Zelzal type) was fired this morning aiming at a government position.
Ali Racu village completely cleared from the YPG
Afrin locals welcoming NDF forces in Freedom Square. YPG spokesperson reiterated today SAA deployment, saying NDF not enough to stop Turkey
Russian airstrikes result in a number of casualties in Kafr Batna city in Eastern Ghouta in rural Damascus.
Syria: „fight over this (post IS) order has begun. we (West) don't seem to have answer to this kind of challenge. Social Democrat MP @NielsAnnen tells Germany's parliament. Annen one of names in hat for German Foreign Minister if Merkel - led GroKo coalition happens7 month ago
Syria: „fight over this (post IS) order has begun. we (West) don't seem to have answer to this kind of challenge." Social Democrat MP @NielsAnnen tells Germany's parliament. Annen one of names in hat for German Foreign Minister if Merkel - led GroKo coalition happens
Main Square of Afrin this morning
Turkish jets are conducting airstrikes on the villages Sheytana and Kurka of district Mabata since the morning hours
Reports say FSA took control of the strategic Qestel/Mikdad and Ali Jaru villages from the YPG after clashes.
Ali Jeru has been captured by Olive Branch forces in the area of Bulbul
7 month ago
Kremlin spokesman says situation in Syria "leaves much to be desired"
7 month ago
Kremlin spokesman says responsibility for situation in Syria's Eastern Ghouta lies with the countries who are supporting militants there
7 month ago
Moscow: Syria, Iran and Russia are not countries that support terrorism
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF): The shelling of Gouta destroyed 13 hospitals and a WHO clinic in three days.
7 month ago
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Syrian government is "fighting not against militants, but against its own people"
Syrian Observatory: Syrian forces enter Kurdish-controlled neighborhoods in Aleppo
Eastern Ghouta: 13 dead as result of strikes today in Duma
U.N. envoy sees difficult talks on Syria ceasefire deal
7 month ago
Merkel: We must do all we can to end the massacre in Syria and we will communicate with Russia
Turkish military says 1,829 militants "neutralised" since start of Operation Olive Branch on January 20 in Afrin, northwestern Syria
7 month ago
Turkish army says 1829 militants were killed in Olive Branch
Civilians wounded as artillery shelling on Duma, Irbin and Saqba in the eastern Ghouta
Russia deployed 2 Su-57 in Khmeimim
SDF has seized Al Bahrah town from ISIS as well as large amount of weapons
Eastern Damascus: most populated town of area (Duma) intensively bombed with artillery tonight.
7 month ago
Russian Defense Ministry: Negotiations On Peaceful Resolution Of Conflict In East Ghouta Disrupted
Convoy of international coalition support for SDF is arriving Qamishli in this moments.
Eastern Damascus: night airstrike on Jobar, believed to be Russian. Striking contrast between E. Ghouta's towns without any light and city of Damascus.
YPG launched ATGM on pickup at Arab Wiran village today
7 month ago
[email protected]: The United States supports the United Nations demand for a month-long cessation of violence to allow for the unfettered delivery of humanitarian supplies and the urgent medical evacuation of civilians in East #Ghouta.
7 month ago
[email protected]: Russia must end its support of the Assad regime & its allies. They are responsible for the attacks, for the dire humanitarian situation in East #Ghouta, and for the horrendous civilian death toll.
Syria, South Sudan and Somalia rank highest in Corruption Perceptions Index 2017
Artillery shelling by Turkish army on Zor Maghawer village with Jarablus city.
7 month ago
[email protected]: In such a dire situation, we should express our admiration and our deep appreciation to the medical workers and also the first responders in East #Ghouta who both risk and lose their lives every day trying to help civilians. #Syria
Eastern Damascus: some remains of bombs/rockets (Grads) which fell on East Ghouta's towns.
[email protected]: The Assad government's siege-and-starve tactics are creating a humanitarian disaster. The horrors of East Aleppo are being repeated in East Ghouta with the ongoing slaughter of trapped civilians and woefully inadequate access for humanitarian actors
7 month ago
[email protected]: US is deeply concerned by the escalating violence in the Damascus suburbs of East Ghouta. Recent reports indicate airstrikes directly targeted hospitals and what little civilian infrastructure remains, resulting in more than 100 civilian deaths in less than 48 hrs
Russia's UN Permanent Representative called on the UNSC to convene to discuss the situation in East Gouta
Eastern Damascus: some up-armoured BREM-1 (Adra factory) belonging to 4th Division and supposed to break through 1st Rebel defense lines.
A photo from the Vergan village that was captured from the YPG today.Afrin
FSA First Legion captured young YPG soldier in Afrin
UN chief Antonio Guterres calls for immediate halt to fighting in 'hell on Earth' Syria enclave of Eastern Ghouta
13 hospitals supported by MSF in Ghouta have been bombed
Eastern Damascus: a medical center in Beit Sawa destroyed by airstrikes
French President calls for humanitarian truce in eastern Ghouta to allow evacuation of civilians
A missile attack on the towns of Ein Terma and Haza in East Damascus
Heavy bombing on Arbin
UN Secretary-General: We can not let things continue in such a terrible way in Eastern Ghouta
Palestinian and Syrian residents of southern Damascus, under a partial siege/ceasefire with the Assad government, protested today in solidarity with eastern Ghouta. Photos via @revoreportersy
Mediterranean-bound Bosphorus: Spetsnaz, officers, sailors aboard  BF Ropucha class LSTM Minsk during its Syria-bound Bosphorus transit 13:45Z7 month ago
Mediterranean-bound Bosphorus: Spetsnaz, officers, sailors aboard BF Ropucha class LSTM Minsk during its Syria-bound Bosphorus transit 13:45Z
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC): The situation in Ghouta represents humanity in its ugliest forms
Wave of IRAM rockets targeting E. Ghouta with 4 Golan launchers, some with chaotic trajectory.
BM-21 Grad also used to pound government positions in S. Syria in support of East Ghouta.
7 month ago
5 rockets hit Kirikhan district of Antioch/Turkiye.
New batch of Syrian militias arrives to Afrin.
Second batch of NDF begin entering Afrin region via Ziyarah crossing while Turkish reconnaissance drones fly overhead
Another Russian Air Force 4 Su-35s and 4 Su-25 arrived in Syria today
RuAF A-50U 47 Red landing today in Khmemeim AB Rising the number of the RuAF deployment of AEW aircrafts in Syria to 2.
Jabhat Tahrir Suriyah (AhrarAlSham and Nureddin Zengi) took control over Marat al Nouman after HTS militants in the city surrendered to Ahrar Al Sham
The Red Cross is trying to enter the Eastern Gouta in Syria and the situation is expected to worsen
A protest in Idlib city outcries Ghouta massacres.
Eastern Damascus: town of Irbeen under rocket attack by Assad forces. Last one is a close call.
Another 14 were buried in Afrin today.
Turkey renewing artillery shelling on road linking Nubul-Zahraa with Afrin.
AfrinOp: video showing National Army's 1st Corps taking control of Alkjah, NW. of Jindires.
7 month ago
The Kremlin denies involvement of the Russian Armed Forces in the death of civilians in Eastern Ghouta
FSA says after captured few hills and farms they opened road between Adahmanli and Raco.
Republic published a large investigation about the "PMC Wagner". As of February 2018 there were at least 3602 soldiers. In Syria, their average salary is 240 thousand rubles, on the basis in Russia - 80 thousand rubles. All these are financed by "private investors". Budget about $300M
#AfrinOp: pro-Assad forces which entered Afrin yesterday reportedly deployed on Jindires front. Calling themselves "Popular Forces", they came to fight "Ottoman Turkey".
Jaish Islam pounding government sites in Daraa province with 122 mm howitzer in support of East Ghouta.
7 month ago
Russia call on Damascus to start dialogue with Kurds over Afrin, Syria - Lavrov
Olive Branch forces captured Qara Baba in northern Rajo.
Pictures: The parachute bombs dropped on Eastern Ghouta
Photos: Warplanes and helicopters are bombing Eastern Ghouta
A group of pro-Assad militias have arrived to the Jinderes front
Ahrar al-Sham joined al-Zanki to confront HTS, expelled HTS from several towns and positions in Idlib and Hama
Russian Navy minesweeper 'Vice-admiral Zakhar`in' Natya Class/Project 02668 passes through Istanbul. She is Syrian bound to replace the mine hunter stationed there.7 month ago
Russian Navy minesweeper 'Vice-admiral Zakhar`in' Natya Class/Project 02668 passes through Istanbul. She is Syrian bound to replace the mine hunter stationed there.
Civil Defense works teams to evacuate the wounded after the aerial bombardment of residential neighborhoods in Sakba city in Eastern Ghouta
Free Syrian army shelling SAA positions in Daraa city with artillery and rocket launchers
At least 20 killed as result of bombardment of Kafr Batna by helicopters
Southern Rebels started bombardment campaign on military sites located in Daraa province in support of E. Ghouta facing government attacks.
FSA/ShamCorps took over Khirbet Siluki near Rajo in eastern Afrin
Artillery also shelling Al Latamenah in Northern Hama7 month ago
Artillery also shelling Al Latamenah in Northern Hama
Artillery also shelling Al Latamenah in Northern Hama
National Army FSA and Turkish Armed Forces captured Vergan/Ferkan from YPG militants in Afrin
Clashes between SDF forces and Turkish forces around the village Tilsilore of district Jindires and in village Erebweran of Shera district.
Russian aircrafts carried out 4 airstrikes on Al Latamenah town in North Hama
Russian aircrafts carried out 4 airstrikes on Al Latamenah town in North Hama
RUAF Tu-154 85155 from Privolzhkiy southbound on Caspian sea. Possible fighter rotation to Syria.7 month ago
RUAF Tu-154 85155 from Privolzhkiy southbound on Caspian sea. Possible fighter rotation to Syria.
7 month ago
Spokesman for the Turkish Presidency: News about the entry of pro-government forces to Afrin is a part of disinformation campaign
7 month ago
Kalın on Iran-backed pro-Assad militia's move into Afrin: There will be serious consequences if further attempts are taken to enter Afrin. Every step taken in Afrin in support of YPG/PYD groups means siding with militants and becoming legitimate targets for Turkey
7 month ago
Turkish President Erdogan's spox says Turkey established 6 observation posts in Syria's Idlib, will complete 12 in total
7 month ago
The entry Pro-Assad forces to Afrin will have serious consequences - Turkish Presidential spox
7 month ago
The Turkish Presidency: 40 to 50 vehicles carrying forces loyal to the Syrian government tried to enter Afrin and were diverted after artillery shelling
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