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Terrorist Groups’ Drones Downed by Syrian Army in Latakia

Terrorist Groups’ Drones Downed by Syrian Army in Latakia

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Two drones operated by terrorist groups were downed by Syrian Army troops in the settlement of Kbana in the Latakia governorate, Major General Alexey Bakin, chief of the Russian Center for reconciliation of the conflicting sides in Syria, said on Friday. - World news - "Units of the Syrian government army downed two unmanned aerial vehicles launched by...

EU’s Tusk Calls on Turkey to Immediately Halt Military Operations in Syria

EU’s Tusk Calls on Turkey to Immediately Halt Military Operations in Syria

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – European Union Council President Donald Tusk on Friday said the halt of Turkish hostilities announced in northern Syria is not a genuine ceasefire and called on Ankara to immediately stop military operations in Syria. - World news - Turkey agreed on Thursday to pause its offensive in Syria for five days to let Kurdish forces withdraw from a “safe zone” Ankara had...

More Civilians Killed in Turkish Airstrikes in Syria despite Ceasefire

More Civilians Killed in Turkish Airstrikes in Syria despite Ceasefire

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – At least five civilians were killed during Turkish airstrikes in northern Syria on Friday while sporadic clashes continue with Kurdish forces despite a ceasefire announced earlier. - World news - Machine gun fire and shelling could be heard while smoke arose from one part of Bab al-Kheir, a town near the Turkish border, Reuters reported. Probable casualties and...

Japan Not to Join Any US Coalition in Mideast Waters

Japan Not to Join Any US Coalition in Mideast Waters

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Japan said on Friday it will not join any US coalition to protect merchant vessels in Middle Eastern waterways, but will instead send a separate force of ships and planes to guard ships supplying Japan from the key oil-producing region. - World news - “We won’t join the United States, but will cooperate closely with them,” Japan’s Chief Cabinet...

President Assad Vows Syria’s Response to Turkish Aggression

President Assad Vows Syria’s Response to Turkish Aggression

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad warned that his government will respond to Turkish aggression on any part of Syria with all legitimate means available. - World news - In a meeting with Iraqi National Security Advisor Falih al-Fayyadh in Damascus on Thursday, Assad said foreign schemes in the Middle East region have been foiled throughout history, and the...

Syria: Turkish Aggression Outcome of Expansionist Ambitions of Erdogan Regime

Syria: Turkish Aggression Outcome of Expansionist Ambitions of Erdogan Regime

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The Syrian Foreign Ministry condemned the Turkish military onslaught against the Kurdish people north of the Arab country and described the aggression as the outcome of the expansionist ambitions and illusions of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government. - World news - “In spite of the wide international condemnation, Erdogan’s regime still insists on...

Erdogan Threw Trump’s Letter in the Bin: Report

Erdogan Threw Trump’s Letter in the Bin: Report

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – US President Donald Trump warned Recep Tayyip Erdogan "don't be a fool!" in a letter about Turkey's incursion into Syria that was reportedly dismissed by the Turkish president. - World news - The Oct 9 letter was released by the White House on Wednesday as the US president battled to control the political damage following his decision to pull US troops out of...

Russia: Syrian Army Takes Full Control of Manbij

Russia: Syrian Army Takes Full Control of Manbij

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The Syrian army has taken full control of the city of Manbij and all surrounding towns, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Tuesday. - World news - Syrian state media also said the army troops have entered the center of Manbij in northern Syria and have raised the national flag in the city. A video released by SANA shows a number of people gathering in the city’s...

US 7,000 Miles Away, Not Responsible for Protecting Kurds: Trump

US 7,000 Miles Away, Not Responsible for Protecting Kurds: Trump

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – US President Donald Trump said the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and other countries should be responsible for protecting the US-allied Kurds in northern Syria against a Turkish incursion, not the US which is “7,000 miles away” from Syria. - World news - “Let Syria and Assad protect the Kurds and fight Turkey for their own land. I said to...

Syrian Forces Enter Northeastern Towns after Deal with Kurds

Syrian Forces Enter Northeastern Towns after Deal with Kurds

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The Syrian army troops entered Tabqah, Ain Issa and Tel Tamer in northeastern Syria after the Damascus government reached an agreement with Kurds in the region to deploy troops in the area, state media reported. - World news - The deployment to Tabqah near Raqqah on Monday restores Syria’s foothold in an area that is home to a major hydroelectric dam. The state...