War in Syria
Lavrov to UN envoy: Damascus regained control over border zones adjacent to Iraq, Turkey
The Syrian government has taken back control over large swathes of the border with Iraq and Turkey, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said during his meeting with UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir …
Syria accuses Turkey of breaching agreements reached in Astana and Sochi
Damascus has appealed to the international community to put pressure on Ankara for Turkey to cease its aggressive action in northeast Syria which the government says run counter to the agreements …
Lavrov to meet with UN Syria envoy on January 24
Russia’s top diplomat Sergey Lavrov is scheduled to hold a meeting with United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen on January 24, the Foreign Ministry told TASS on …
Eight people killed as militants shell Aleppo suburbs
Thirty-eight ceasefire violations were reported during the day in Syria’s governorates of Latakia, Aleppo, Idlib and Hama, Major General Yury Borenkov, chief of the Russian Center for …
Syrian government forces repel terrorists' attacks near Palmyra
Syrian servicemen with support of the National Defense Forces have repelled attacks staged by terrorists from the Islamic State terrorist organization (banned in Russia) to the north-east of Palmyra …
Russian and Syrian servicemen hold joint drills in port of Tartus
The joint Russian-Syrian military exercise on defending international maritime economic facilities was held in the port of Tartus.
"Over 2,000 servicemen, seven surface ships and boats took part in …
Drone attack on Russian airbase at Syria’s Hmeymim repelled
Air defense systems of the Russian base at Syria’s Hmeymim repelled a drone attack on Sunday, no one was hurt, the Russian defense ministry said.
"At dark on January 19, 2020, Russian air defense …
Syrian troops liberate two villages in eastern Idlib
After intense fighting with militants from the Jabhat al-Nusrah terrorist group (outlawed in Russia), the Syrian armed forces liberated two villages in the east of the Idlib governorate, the Sham FM …
Tear gas grenades explode near Russian embassy in Beirut
Two tear gas grenades detonated on the premises of the Russian Embassy in Beirut on Wednesday, minister-counselor Vyacheslav Maksudov told TASS.
"Two grenades landed on our territory. No injuries …
Syria wants to sue US for plundering its oil
The Damascus government is looking into the possibility of suing Washington in an international court over the plundering of Syria’s oil reserves, Syrian presidential adviser Bouthaina Shaaban …