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Syria sure of winning war with Russia support: Muallem

Syria’s Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem says he is confident of his country’s victory in a ‘world war’ launched by foreign-backed terrorists against Damascus. Muallem made the comments in a letter sent to his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, to mark the 70th anniversary of the opening of diplomatic relations between the two countries, official SANA news agency reported on Monday. “The Syrian leadership ...

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Half of militants quit Aleppo battle: Report

Around half of the foreign-backed militants in the Syrian northwestern Aleppo Governorate have reportedly left the battlefield, as they have got disillusioned with the prospect of their anti-government campaign. In a Friday report, Los Angeles Times cited Samir Zaitoun, a commander with Al Tawheed Brigade, a Syrian opposition group, as saying that nearly half the militants in Aleppo, mostly from small group ...

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New UN envoy to visit Syria soon: UN chief

United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says the new UN special envoy to Syria will travel to the Arab state as well as regional and other relevant countries “in the near future.” The UN chief said that Staffan de Mistura and his deputy Ramzy Ezzeldin Ramzy would “spare no effort to help stop the violence” in Syria and achieve a “Syrian-led inclusive political solution” to the crisis in the countr ...

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US, allies to pay dearly for backing terrorism: Assad

President Bashar al-Assad has warned that the West and its regional allies will pay a high price for supporting terrorism in Syria. Speaking in the inauguration ceremony of his third seven-year term in office as president on Wednesday, Assad said the war was waged against the Syrian people rather than the government in order to justify foreign military intervention in the country. The Syrian leader added th ...

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Hamas military wing threatens to fire 2,000 rockets

As Israeli warplanes continue to bombard Gaza and Palestinian resistance fighters in return fire missiles at Israeli cities, both sides are supported by a psychological war through online propaganda and hacking attempts. Hamas military wing threatens to fire 2,000 rockets As part of the cyber propaganda, hackers penetrated a Facebook page of Domino’s Pizza and published a warning to Israelis in English, Ara ...

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Syrian army recaptures parts of eastern town

The Syrian army says it has recaptured parts of the eastern town of Mulayhah as the country’s armed forces continue to gain more ground in the battle against foreign-backed Takfiri terrorists. Syrian army units managed to retake parts of the strategic town after around 100 days of heavy fighting with the terrorists from the so-called al-Nusra Front and other Takfiri groups. According to reports, Syrian sold ...

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Two cylinders seized by Syria forces contained sarin: UN

Two cylinders seized by the Syrian government troopers in an area held by foreign-backed militant groups contained deadly sarin, the UN has confirmed. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said in a letter to the UN Security Council, which was published on Monday, that the Joint Mission of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and the United Nations (OPCW-UN) overseeing the elimination of Syri ...

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ISIL drives thousands of Syrian civilians out of homes

ISIL Takfiri terrorists have reportedly forced thousands of residents in the eastern Syrian province of Deir al-Zour to leave their homes. The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the ISIL (Daesh) has forced 60,000 people out of their homes in the troubled region. The Britain-based group also says Takfiri terrorists expelled some 30,000 residents from the town of Shuheil after seizing it on Th ...

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Syrian army recaptures key industrial area near Aleppo

The Syrian army says it has recaptured a key area in the northern city of Aleppo. The army said it took control of the Sheikh Najjar Industrial Zone on Friday after killing a large number of Takfiri insurgents. Hours earlier, the two nearby villages of Ma’abadiyah and Rahmaniyah were also captured from the insurgents. The army says it is now advancing toward the villages of Kafr Sagheer and Tal al-Sh’eir, w ...

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‘Syria refugee crisis may threaten Lebanon security’

A UN official warns that the refugee crisis from Syria conflict could pose a serious threat to security in Lebanon and destabilize the region. UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres said on Thursday that some 2.9 million Syrian refugees are registered in the region, with 100,000 more added each month. "Failing to provide enough humanitarian support for Syrian refugees by the end of 2014 could re ...

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