The West realizes that the main threat for the Middle East security is the Islamic State (ISIL) militant group, not Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government, although not everyone is ready to say that out loud, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Sunday.
The Syrian army could be a crucial force in fight against Islamic State, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said, reiterating that Russia will support the Syrian government in the fight against the extremist group.
The Royal Australian Air Force has completed its first operational flight in Syria, where two F/A-18A Hornets went on a “free hunt” mission in the eastern part of the country controlled by Islamic State (formerly ISIS/ISIL).
Politicians and the media in both the US and Western Europe have cynically seized upon the plight of refugees fleeing violence in Syria as the pretext for intensifying the war for regime change in that country.
The Israeli Air Force has carried out airstrikes against an artillery position of the Syrian Army near the town of Zabadani, around 45 km (28 miles) from Syria’s capital Damascus, a military source told Sputnik on Thursday.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says Washington is making a grave mistake by appeasing those who want to use the terrorist group Islamic State to force the ouster of Syria's president, Bashar Assad.
Julian Assange confirms Western attempt to destabilize and destroy Syria and the secular government of Bashar al-Assad, devised much earlier than 2011, when the “Arab Spring” color revolution protests began, reveals the Syrian destabilization plan goes back as far as 2006.
Any expanded Russian presence on Syrian soil could lead to a “confrontation” with Washington’s “coalition,” which has been bombing Syria, supposedly with the aim of countering the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), US Secretary of State John Kerry threatened in a phone call to his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov over the weekend.
Will the U.S. accept responsibility for the humanitarian consequences of Washington-manufactured wars? I had a Saul on the Road to Damascus moment. I had flipped open the Washington Post and there, on the front page, was a color photo of a two year old Iraqi boy named Ali Hussein being pulled from the rubble of a house that had been destroyed by American missiles. The little boy was wearing shorts and a t-shirt and had on his feet flip-flops. His head was hanging back at an angle that told the viewer immediately that he was dead.
Turkey wages war against the Kurds to conceal their military aid to the Islamic State and to infiltrate into Syria, where they also have their interests in Bashar al-Assad's dethroning.
As hundreds of thousands of refugees stream into Europe from the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans, NATO powers are preparing to escalate the war in Syria, which has driven millions to flee their homes. Monday, Paris and London announced plans to step up the bombing of Syria, French President François Hollande calling for ouster of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova:"The Russian side has never concealed the fact that it is sending military equipment to the Syrian authorities to help them fight terrorism."
More than 90 percent of the Gaza Strip’s water is undrinkable. The rest is quickly running out. Much of Gaza’s water is contaminated with sea water.”
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced the start of construction of a fence along Israel's border with Jordan after calls for Tel Aviv to take in Syrian refugees.
Netanyahu said he would not allow Israel to be "submerged by a wave of illegal migrants and terrorist activists".
The Pentagon is in the process of finalizing a $1 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia for the delivery of a cache of weapons, consisting primarily of missiles to arm the fleet of F-15 fighter jets it had previously purchased from the US.
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