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US covering up support for war on Syria: Analyst

The US government’s allegations of assisting “moderate opposition” in Syria are a cover for Washington’s support for war on Damascus, an analyst tells Press TV. “There is no moderate opposition. There is a foreign-led jihadist war against the Syria sovereign government,” Daniel P. Welch told Press TV in an interview. He said Washington's use of the term “moderate opposition” is a “smokescreen,” adding, “The ...

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Two killed as blast hits Syrian town of Douma

A powerful bomb explosion has ripped through a busy market northeast of the Syrian capital, Damascus, killing at least two people and injuring several others. Syrian security officials say the car bomb attack took place at a busy market in the town of Douma on Saturday. The volatile town was also the scene of another deadly attack earlier this month. Some media reports say the latest explosion has been due ...

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US support for fanatics costing world dearly: Analyst

A political commentator says the US administration, which claims to be committed to religious freedom, is supporting murderous, “religious” fanatics in the world. “There are no rules or boundaries, and the worst part of all is the fact that the United States funds and fuels the violent acts of religious extremists without batting an eyelash, and it is costing the world dearly,” Tim King wrote in an article ...

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UK urged to admit more Syrian refugees

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has asked the United Kingdom and other countries to allow in more Syrian refugees. This comes after the British immigration minister said only two dozen Syrians have been given refuge in the country since January. The UN Refugee Council said it was immensely disappointed with the figure and the UK’s commitment. "We are appealing for a meaningful incr ...

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Syrian UN envoy censures states backing ISIL

Syria's ambassador to the United Nations has denounced countries that back Takfiri militants of the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Bashar al-Ja'afari made the remarks at a Wednesday press conference at the UN headquarters in New York, saying the militants are an outcome of the invasion of Iraq by the United States and Britain back in 2003. “The media focuses on ISIL but the issue is ...

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Syria army recaptures strategic town near Turkish border

The Syrian army has recaptured the strategic town of Kassab near the country’s border with Turkey in the northwestern province of Latakia. The Syrian soldiers killed a large number of militants in Latakia and reestablished security there. The town of Kassab has been under siege by the foreign-backed militants for more than two months. The ethnic Armenian-inhabited town is strategically important due to its ...

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Syrian army repels militant attack in Idlib Province

Fierce clashes have erupted in Syria’s Idlib Province as government forces repel an attack by foreign-backed militants. Reports say Syrian forces repelled the attack on a key checkpoint in the troubled region on Wednesday. The assault occurred in an area known as Maar Hattat. The Syrian army says it has inflicted heavy losses on the assailants. Reports say clashes continue in several regions of Idlib Provin ...

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Militant mortar attacks injure 13 Syrian civilians

Mortar shells fired by foreign-backed militants fighting against the Syrian government have hit residential areas in the capital Damascus, injuring at least thirteen Syrian citizens. According to a source at the Syrian Police Command, the Syrian people, including five women and two children, suffered injuries after seven mortar shells fired by militants hit the area surrounding Liberation Square and Adeb Is ...

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Foreign Takfiris in Syria threat to Europe: Iran MP

The European militants who have travelled to join the Takfiri fight against Syria could pose a security threat to their own countries once they are back home, says a senior Iranian lawmaker. In an interview with The Guardian published on Sunday, Chairman of the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee of Iran’s Majlis Alaeddin Boroujerdi described the al-Qaeda-linked militants, who enjoy the financial ...

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Syrian army inflicts more losses on militants

Syrian military forces have inflicted heavy losses on the foreign-backed militants across the country during recent operations. In Wednesday operations in areas around the northern city of Aleppo, Syrian army units ambushed militants in the Industrial City of Aleppo, as well as in the vicinity of Aleppo Central Prison and the city’s northern suburban districts of al-Jbaileh, Marea and Hreitan, destroying 50 ...

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