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August 14, 2016

Turkey and Iran pledge to cooperate for Syria

Turkey and Iran pledge to cooperate for Syria

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Turkey‘s foreign minister, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and Iran‘s career diplomat Javad Zarif have decided to join forces in resolving the civil war in Syria, regardless of being on opposite sides of the crisis.

File photo of Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, 2015.
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Diplomat’s, Çavuşoğlu and Zarif have both pledged greater cooperation on the conflict in Syria at a joint news conference in Ankara on Friday. The coming together of these two neighbouring nations has come as a surprise to many as both Cavusoglu and Zarif have held opposing positions on Syria, with Iran supporting President Bashar al-Assad of Syria and Turkey, backing his political departure. However, despite their differences on this matter, the two nations are prepared and are now willing to strengthen their relationship together, so that they can work together in fighting extremism in Syria and allow it to once again become a nation that is without threats and danger.

File photo of Javad Zarif, 2014.
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Since Turkeys failed coup just last month, Iran has been expressing great praise to the nation. Iran has supported Turkeys choice of defying the coup and not going ahead with force as was planned. Zarif has stated that he no longer supports the decisions of overthrows and that they hold no place in Iran. Since the failed coup attempt by Turkey on July 15, Zarif had not visited Turkey again until recently at the joint news conference in Ankara. This meeting between the Iranian and Turkish officials is said to be the first step in bringing forward a calm and tranquil Syria.

The union of Çavuşoğlu and Zarif in their mutual goal to bring Syria back into a positive strife, follows a similar agreement that was made between the Turkish government and Russia over Syria, directing thoughts that the Erdoğan government is radically rethinking their position on the Syrian Civil War conflict.

It has been stated by the Turkish foreign ministry that Javad Zarif will also be meeting with the Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.



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August 12, 2016

Syrian Arab Army counters Jaysh Al-Fateh with help of Russian air strikes in Aleppo

Syrian Arab Army counters Jaysh Al-Fateh with help of Russian air strikes in Aleppo

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On Thursday, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), backed by Hezbollah and the Russian Air Force (RuAF), went on the offensive after ten days of defense against jihadists, whom are mostly members of Jaysh Al-Fateh (the Army of Conquest), in Aleppo, Syria.

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This offensive allowed the SAA to regain full control over five building blocks in the 1070 residential area in Southern Aleppo. Field sources reported the SAA were also able to recover more territory near the military academy and the 1070 residential area.

Over the last week, 1,000 enemy combatants were killed in the battle in and around Aleppo, according to the Chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Sergei Rudskoy.

A member of the elite Tiger Forces, from the Syrian Armed Forces, told Al-Masdar News on Thursday morning, that the Syrian Armed Forces were engaged in intense combat with the Jaysh al-Fateh jihadists on the ground near the Al-Ramouseh District.

A large number of Jaysh al-Fateh casualties were inflicted after the SAA and their allies, launched their counter-attack on Jaysh-al Fateh militants in the south and west of Aleppo. A military source reported this counter attack caused the militants to lose forces, weapons and armored vehicles with attached machine guns and artillery, a long with suicide vehicles.

These developments occurred after the SAA, supported by air strikes and artillery fire from Hezbollah and Russian allies, opened heavy fire on Jaysh al-Fateh positions and gatherings in al-Ramouseh, al-Shorfa al-Moqla and al-Jabs Market in the Eastern parts of al-Rashedeen and the Southern parts of 1070 residential area.

On Wednesday, the Head of the Main Operations Department at Russia’s General Staff, Sergei Rudskoy, said about 7,000 armed jihadist militants had gathered on the south-western access points to the City of Aleppo, Syria. The militants have been garnering reinforcements by pulling their troops from the controlled areas in neighbouring regions of Idlib, Homs and Hama, Rudskoy continued.

Intense combat has been ongoing since the jihadist militants launched a series of attacks in Aleppo last weekend, in an attempt to reconnect an SAA besieged area in east Aleppo with the insurgent territory in the west.



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August 1, 2016

Russian helicopter shot down over Syria

Russian helicopter shot down over Syria

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Russia acknowledged one of their military helicopters was shot down today over Syria, killing the entire complement of five people aboard.

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This is the largest loss of Russian personnel Russia has officially recognized in their Syrian operations since those operations began last September. These operations have been ongoing in support of Syria’s president Bashar al-Assad against rebels in the Syrian Civil War which has so far lasted five years.

Russian officials have said the helicopter had just delivered humanitarian aid to Aleppo and was returning to Russia’s main airbase in Latakia. Aleppo has been besieged since rebel-held areas in the Eastern part of the city were cut off by government forces last month.

The helicopter was shot down over the province of Idlib, where the dominant power is an alliance of rebel forces, including jihadist factions. Islamic State reportedly is not known to be active there.

Russia’s involvement in Syria has been controversial, and the West have said it is aiding a brutal crackdown by the Assad regime. According to Russian President Vladmir Putin, the target of the Russian campaign is Islamist terrorism.



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July 30, 2016

Syrian Army regaining control of Douma

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The battle in the city of Aleppo, Northern Syria, in the Bani Zeid district, has brought victory to the Syrian Arab Army. This ends severe fighting, where missiles and mortar fire have killed and injured civilians and destroyed buildings in the crossfire. Hundreds of Takfiri militants are surrendering or fleeing, while radio interceptions reveal a humiliated and defeated enemy.

Similarly, fierce fighting in northern and southern Aleppo (Handarat, Tal Eis, Khan Touman, Zitan, and Al-Zahra in Hama districts) is also resulting in militants’ defeat. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the army has organised three escape corridors for civilians fleeing Aleppo, providing safe-haven and humanitarian assistance once they reach safety. The joint Syrian-Russian humanitarian operation has delivered 14 metric tons to the checkpoints: consisting of food, medicine, and clothing.

Earlier this week, military sources confirmed that Syrian Army units were also defeating Takfiri militants in the city of Douma, the main victory declared last Thursday. Currently, the Syrian Arab Army are cleaning up and regaining control of the city, after they killed a platoon of extremists and injured dozens more.

Any remaining enemy in the area has reportedly fled to nearby farms. A military source told reporters that the Syrian Arab Army, supported by the Syrian Air Force, advanced into the town of Housh al-Farah to repel militants.

The military source also added this defeat helps smooth the path for capturing or eliminating remaining extremists in Tal al-Kurdi. The army has now made more advances in Housh al-Farah from the two sides of Brigade 39 and al-Moqtabal regions.



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October 31, 2015

United States to deploy troops in Syria

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The United States announced on Friday it will deploy ground troops in Syria in an effort to combat Islamic State (IS). The announcement came as diplomats from seventeen countries met in Vienna to discuss the Syrian crisis. It is the first time in four years external figures and allies to President Bashar al-Assad were in attendance.

Government officials have confirmed “less than 50” special operations forces will be sent to Northern Syria to advise Kurdish and Arab forces. In an address to the media senior administration official Josh Earnest stated, “They will help coordinate local ground forces and coalition efforts to counter ISIL.”

This decision to increase it’s presence in Syria is the first since the United States deployed airstrikes one year ago. In addition, A-10 ground-attack planes and F-15 tactical fighter jets will be sent to İncirlik, in Southern Turkey. The Northern Syrian area is currently held by Kurdish forces as they fight IS. Earnest stated “these forces do not have a combat mission”, and their role is to aid Kurdish forces with logistics and planning. To date the United States effort to train Arab forces has reportedly been unsuccessful.

A second meeting to further discuss the Syria conflict is set to be held in two weeks.



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October 1, 2015

Russian jets carry out strikes in Syria

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Russian jets stationed reportedly in the Syrian city of Latakia have been carrying out air strikes since yesterday, in support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, having notified the United States an hour before.

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the strikes against Islamist militants who “if they succeed in Syria […] will come to Russia, too”, and clarified he would not be sending ground troops to participate in the Syrian Civil War. He called on Assad to engage in dialogue with “healthy” opposition groups.

The ITAR-Tass news agency reported earlier yesterday Putin had been given the green light for the air raids by the upper chamber of Russia’s legislature. The Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) said Russia responded after Assad had sent a letter seeking assistance from Putin. SANA also reported the strikes were carried out in conjunction with the Syrian Air Force and had focussed on ISIS facilities in a number of locations.

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—Sergey Lavrov, Russian Foreign Minister

The US State Department said US aircraft would continue to operate throughout the region. An agreement to hold military talks was announced by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry. Lavrov said it was necessary to “establish channels of communications to avoid any unintended incidents”. However, US officials questioned the purpose of the Russian strikes, stating the targeted areas were unlikely to be under ISIS control.

Syrian opposition groups claimed there have been civilian casualties as a direct consequence of the strikes. The Syrian National Coalition said several children were amongst 36 people who died after planes struck several towns, whilst the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claimed there had been 28 deaths.



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August 31, 2012

Egyptian President Morsi backs Syrian rebels in speech

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Friday, August 31, 2012

Mohamed Morsi (left) pictured in June.
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Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi strongly backed the Syrian rebels Thursday in a speech at the Non-Aligned Movement Summit in Iran. Morsi, a Sunni Muslim and member of the Muslim Brotherhood, is the first Egyptian leader in 30 years to visit Iran – an ally of Syrian Prime Minister Bashar al-Assad’s Shi’ite dominated regime.

In a strongly worded speech, which caused Syrian foreign minister Walid al Muallem to walk out in protest, Morsi called the Syrian regime “oppressive”, saying that it has lost legitimacy. Delegates were told, “[t]he bloodshed in Syria is our responsibility on all our shoulders and we have to know that the bloodshed cannot stop without effective interference from all of us.”

Morsi called on delegates to “[…] announce our full solidarity with the struggle of those seeking freedom and justice in Syria, and translate this sympathy into a clear political vision that supports a peaceful transition to a democratic system of rule that reflects the demands of the Syrian people for freedom.”

For the Syrian government, foreign minister al Muallem subsequently told state media that President Morsi was interfering in Syrian domestic affairs and inciting further violence in the conflict.

Morsi’s speech was viewed by commentators as a direct rebuke to Iran and a message that they had chosen the wrong side in the Syrian conflict. The speech also allayed fears in the west that his attendance at a meeting of non-aligned countries indicated a change in Egyptian foreign policy to a less pro-Western stance.



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