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Syria says shells hit Russian embassy compound

BEIRUT — Syrian state media say shells have hit the Russian embassy in Damascus causing material damage......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJul 16th, 2017

DFA: No Pinoys hurt in gas attack

THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Tuesday announced that no Filipinos were hurt in a toxic gas attack in Aleppo, Syria last month. The DFA also noted that the 85 Filipinos based in Aleppo were safe from the incident. Charge d’Affaires Alex Lamadrid of the Philippine Embassy in Damascus advised the Filipino community in […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 4th, 2018

Russian warplanes strike rebels after alleged gas attack

DAMASCUS, Syria --- Russian warplanes attacked rebel-held areas in northern Syria for the first time in weeks on Sunday, as Syrian officials said more than 100 people were treated at hospitals for a suspected poison gas attack in the northern city of Aleppo that Damascus and Moscow blamed on rebels. The rebels, who have denied carrying out any poison gas attacks, accused the government of trying to undermine a truce reached by Russia and Turkey in September during a summit in the Russian city of Sochi. The targeted area is rebel-held and home to extremist groups opposed to the truce such as the al-Qaida-linked Horas al-Din, which has described the deal as a "great conspiracy," ...Keep on reading: Russian warplanes strike rebels after alleged gas attack.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 26th, 2018

Turkey to host Syria summit with Russian, French, German leaders

ISTANBUL, Turkey – The leaders of Turkey, Russia, France and Germany meet in Istanbul on Saturdaym October 27, to try and find a lasting political solution to the Syrian civil war and consolidate a fragile ceasefire in a rebel-held northern province. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will host Russian President Vladimir ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 27th, 2018

Rebels fire shells from Syria buffer despite heavy arms pullout

BEIRUT, Lebanon – Rebels have fired mortar shells from a planned buffer zone in northwest Syria, a monitor said Sunday, October 14 days after they were meant to have withdrawn such weapons from the area. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitor said rebels in the zone fired several "mortar shells ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018

US charges 7 Russian intel officers with hacking

LONDON ---The US Justice Department has charged seven Russian military intelligence officers with hacking anti-doping agencies and other organizations. An indictment announced in Washington on Thursday says Russia's military intelligence agency, known as the GRU, targeted the hacking victims because they had publicly supported a ban on Russian athletes in international sports competitions and because they had condemned Russia's state-sponsored athlete doping program. Prosecutors say the Russians also targeted a Pennsylvania-based nuclear energy company and an international organization that was investigating chemical weapons in Syria and the poisoning of a former GRU officer. ...Keep on reading: US charges 7 Russian intel officers with hacking.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 4th, 2018

3 years of Russia strikes on Syria kill 18,000 – monitor

BEIRUT, Lebanon – More than 18,000 people, nearly half of them civilians, have been killed in Russian air strikes on Syria since Moscow began its game-changing intervention 3 years ago, a monitor said. Russia, a steadfast ally of Syria's ruling regime , began carrying out bombing raids in the country on September 30, 2015 – more ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 30th, 2018

Syria s Assad blames Israel over downing of Russian plane

DAMASCUS, Syria – President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday, September 19, blamed Israel for the downing of a Russian plane , which was accidentally hit by Syrian anti-aircraft fire during an Israeli missile strike. "This unfortunate incident was the result of Israeli arrogance and depravity," the Syrian leader said, offering his condolences in a letter ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

Putin seeks to defuse downing of Russian plane off Syria

A Russian reconnaissance aircraft was shot down by Syrian forces responding to an Israeli airstrike, killing all 15 people aboard, in what President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday was “a chain of tragic accidental circumstances.” Source link link: Putin seeks to defuse downing of Russian plane off Syria.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

Russian military jet with 14 servicemen aboard vanishes from radar off Syria

MOSCOW, Russia – A Russian military jet carrying 14 servicemen vanished from radar over the Mediterranean Sea late Monday, September 17, as Syria came under attack by Israeli missiles, the defense ministry said. "Connection has been lost with the crew of a Russian Il-20 plane over the Mediterranean Sea 35 kilometers ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 18th, 2018

Iran, Russia, Turkey to hold Syria summit on September 7 – Turkish TV

ANKARA, Turkey – The presidents of Iran, Russia, and Turkey will meet on September 7 in Iran for their third tripartite summit on seeking to end the conflict in Syria, Turkish state television said Monday, August 27. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will travel to Iran to meet with his Russian ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 27th, 2018

Russia says drone attacks on its Syria base have increased

Russian air defense assets in Syria have downed 45 drones targeting their main base in the country, its military said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

Russia says drone attacks on its Syria base have increased

Russian air defense assets in Syria have downed 45 drones targeting their main base in the country, its military said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

No Pinoy casualty in IS Syria attacks

No Filipino was harmed in a series of Islamic State attacks in southern Syria on Wednesday that killed 252 people, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). Reports from the Philippine Embassy in Damascus said that at least 150 people were also wounded in the attacks. Two Filipinas in Sweida married to Syrian nationals […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJul 27th, 2018

No military cooperation with Russia in Syria for now – Mattis

WASHINGTON DC, USA – US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday, July 24, there would be no cooperation with the Russian military in Syria – at least for now. After US President Donald Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Moscow last week put forward plans to Washington to cooperate on the safe return of refugees to Syria ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 25th, 2018

US, allies to evacuate Syrian aid workers

Washington — U.S. officials say the United States is finalizing plans to evacuate several hundred Syrian civil defense workers and their families from southwest Syria as Russian-backed government forces close in on the area. Two officials familiar with the plans said Thursday that the U.S., Britain and Canada are spearheading the evacuation that would transport […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJul 21st, 2018

8 south Syria towns return to regime control under deals – monitor

BEIRUT, Lebanon – At least 8 battered rebel-held towns in southern Syria on Saturday, June 30, returned to regime control under Russian-brokered deals after nearly two weeks of bombardment, a Britain-based monitor said. Since June 19, the Damascus regime has pressed a deadly bombardment campaign in southern Syria in a bid ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 30th, 2018

Bloodiest day yet in south Syria offensive

A barrage of Russian strikes on rebel-held towns in southern Syria killed at least 25 civilians on Thursday, the bloodiest day yet of the government’s latest offensive in the strategic region. Bloodiest day yet in south Syria offensive A barrage of Russian strikes on rebel-held towns in southern Syria killed at least 25 civilians on… link: Bloodiest day yet in south Syria offensive.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 29th, 2018

Russian air strikes kill 38 civilians in northwest Syria

The death toll from air strikes thought to have been carried out by Russian jets on a residential area in northwestern Syrian has risen to 38 civilians, a Britain-based monitor said Friday. The toll, which includes five children, increased after bodies were pulled from the rubble and victims died of their injuries after the raids late Thursday in the area of Zardana in the northwestern Idlib province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said. /vvp...Keep on reading: Russian air strikes kill 38 civilians in northwest Syria.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 8th, 2018

Russia forces among dozens dead in ISIS east Syria attacks

BEIRUT, Lebanon (UPDATED) – Russian fighters were among dozens of pro-government forces killed in eastern Syria this week in a deadly wave of attacks by Islamic State group jihadists, Moscow and a monitor said Sunday, May 27. After the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 28th, 2018

26 Syria regime forces, 9 Russia fighters killed in ISIS attack – monitor

BEIRUT, Lebanon – At least 26 Syrian regime forces and 9 Russian fighters were killed in an Islamic State group attack earlier this week in Syria's eastern desert, a monitor said Sunday, May 27......»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 27th, 2018