‘Syria and Damascus’ Category

Russian embassy in Damascus hit by mortar attack; Moscow points finger at U.S.

Source: UPI Submitted By: Gabriel M The Russian embassy in Damascus was shelled Monday, with mortars landing near the residential part, as well… 0

U.S. close to suspending Syria talks with Russia as Aleppo battle rages

Source: Reuters Moscow and Damascus launched a campaign to recapture the rebel-held sector of Syria’s biggest city this month, abandoning a ceasefire a… 2

Report: Dozens of Hezbollah militants ‘accidentally’ killed in chemical attack

A poster shows Assad, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Lebanese Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah near Latakia city in 2014. (photo credit:REUTERS) Diplomatic… 0

Syrian army gains ground around Aleppo, looks to Raqqa

Russia said on Saturday a Syria ceasefire plan was more likely to fail than succeed, as Syrian government forces backed by Russian air… 1

Russia warns of ‘new world war’ starting in Syria

A girl asks a passerby for help to pay a medical bill, as her father sits in his wheelchair, in the Douma area… 1

Apocalypse Damascus: Bombed-out houses and rubble for as far as the eye can see… this shattered landscape is all that remains of one suburb in Syria’s capital

With rows of crumbling buildings stretching to the horizon and not a soul in sight, these apocalyptic scenes reveal the shocking legacy of… 1

Intelligence file: Filling the vacuum

With the US reducing its footprint in the Middle East, Russia is stepping up and it isn’t asking anyone what they think –… 1

Iran sending more advisers to Syria to defeat ‘terrorism’, says deputy minister

Hossein Amir-Abdollahian with Bashar al-Assad in Damascus in September. Photograph: AP On visit to UK, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian says there is no Iranian fighting… 0

Russian embassy in Damascus shelled during pro-government rally

The Russian embassy in Damascus, Syria, was shelled on Tuesday while a pro-government rally was gathering nearby in support of Russia’s military involvement… 4

Russia backs Syrian forces in major assault on insurgents

Russia and Syria carried out what appeared to be the first major coordinated assaults on Syrian insurgents on Wednesday and Moscow said its… 0

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