6 March 2015 19:55
Iraq’s regular army is liberating Tikrit without Pentagon involvement and without any consultation with the US administration.
It is one of the biggest offensives yet against the terrorist group of ISIL, and Iraq isn’t going it alone. Iran is taking a key role in the offensive, backed by allied Sunni-Shia forces, artillery and air power. With the liberation of Tikrit going...
6 March 2015 19:53
Turkey's prime minister says his country will not assist Iraq militarily in retaking the city of Mosul from ISIS.
Ahmet Davutoglu says Turkey will, however, provide logistical support to its neighbor, ABC News reports.The prime minister's remarks Thursday follow the recent announcement that Turkey and the U.S. would train what they call "moderate Syrian rebels".
Turkey consider Atheel al-Nujaif to be the...
6 March 2015 19:51
Member of Hamas's political bureau Mousa Abu Marzouk on Thursday welcomed some of the decisions made by the Central Council of the Palestine Liberation Organization as "good and a step in the right direction."
“Many of the decisions taken by the PLO Central Council are good and constitute a step in the right direction. Hamas is receiving them positively,” Abu Marzouk...
6 March 2015 19:49
The Syrian Arab Army in cooperation with the National Defense Forces (NDF) and Mouqawama Souri (Syrian Resistance) made significant strides in northwestern Latakia, capturing the strategic town of Doreen near the rebel stronghold of Salma.
According to a military source, the operation began on Wednesday, when SAA Special Forces achieved a breakthrough at Tal Doreen (Doreen Hill), capturing many of the...
6 March 2015 19:47
Twelve hours after capturing two villages in southwest Idlib, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and National Defense Forces (NDF) pounded the Al-Qaeda linked “Al-Nusra Front” (Jabhat Al-Nusra) at the village of Al-Aliyah, capturing it after a night filled with firefights in the Al-Zawiyah Mountains (Jabal Al-Zawiyah).
Despite the Islamic Front (Jabhat Al-Islamiyya) offensive at Fou’aa and Kafraya, the towns near Jisr...
6 March 2015 19:45
Immediately after the militants from the Syrian Al-Qaeda branch “Jabhat Al-Nusra” detonated their explosives inside a tunnel near the Air Force Intelligence building in the Al-Zahra Association Quarter, fierce clashes began between the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the latter at the western barricade.
Despite claims that Jabhat Al-Nusra captured the AFI building, a military source revealed that the latter did...
6 March 2015 19:42
A Syrian army unit established full control over Um al-Harat village in Tal Asfar in the
northeastern countryside of the southern Sweida province, a military source announced Friday.
The village came into the army’s hands after soldiers eliminated numbers of terrorists, the source told SANA, noting that a number of explosive devices and mines left behind by the terrorists were dismantled.
6 March 2015 19:41
Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister Dr. Fayssal Mikdad discussed with Sin Hong Chol, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of North Korea bilateral relations between the two countries and means of improving them in all spheres.
Mikdad said that the visit of the Korean official is an expression of DPRK support for Syria under the tough circumstances it is passing through and...
6 March 2015 19:36
The "ISIL" terrorist group has begun bulldozing the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in Iraq, the government said, in the extremists' latest attack on the country's historical heritage.
"ISIL" "assaulted the historic city of Nimrud and bulldozed it with heavy vehicles," the tourism and antiquities ministry said on an official Facebook page on Thursday.
An Iraqi antiquities official confirmed the news, saying...
6 March 2015 19:35
Aid distribution in the terrorist-besieged Yarmouk Camp neighborhood resumed Thursday after a three-month interruption.
The neighborhood, which is located in southern Damascus city, came under the terrorist organizations’ siege in late 2012, and since then the delivery of humanitarian aid has been repeatedly suspended under incessant attempts by terrorists to disrupt it.
The recent of those attempts, which often included shooting and...
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