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What is behind investigation into the use of chemical weapons in Syria?

On Thursday, the UN Security Council witnessed heated debates over two different draft UN resolutions that would extend the mandate of the so-called joint investigative mechanism on the use of chemical weapons in Syria. The two projects before the Security Council go back to Russia...

IS mined almost every building in the center of Raqqa before leaving

The militants of the terrorist group Islamic State mined almost every structure in the center of Syrian Raqqa, the US presidential spokesperson for interaction with other countries in the fight against the IS said in his Twitter account. "IS terrorists left explosives in almost every...

Russia again vetoes UN resolution on Syria chemical weapons

Russia again vetoes a UN resolution to extend the mandate of experts investigating chemical weapons in Syria. United Nations Security Council fails to adopt resolution extending 30 days for mandate of mechanism investigating chemical attacks in Syria. https://twitter.com/AP/status/931666728823685121 During the meeting of the UN Security Council, Russia...

Russia again vetoes bid to renew Syria chemical attacks probe

Russia again vetoes a UN resolution to extend the mandate of experts investigating chemical weapons in Syria. United Nations Security Council fails to adopt resolution extending 30 days for mandate of mechanism investigating chemical attacks in Syria. https://twitter.com/AP/status/931666728823685121 During the meeting of the UN Security Council, Russia...

In Syria, at least 35 people killed in car explosion in Deir Ezzor

A car bomb exploded in the village of Al Faraj in the province of Deir ez Zor in eastern Syria on Friday evening, November 17, killing at least 35 people. This is reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the source. First, the media reported 20...

UN appointed new vote on resolution on investigation of chemical substances in Syria

The UN Security Council will hold a meeting on the investigation of chemical attacks. As it was reported referring to a diplomatic source in the UN, the draft resolution proposed by Japan will be considered during the meeting. It is noted that this draft resolution provides...

Syria: Explosion in gathering of displaced families in Deir Ezzor killed 26, injured 30+

20 killed, 30 wounded in explosion of members of the Daesh car bomb in a gathering of displaced families in the countryside of Deir Ezzor. The Syrian news agency SANA reported that 26 people were killed and 30 others were injured when a car bomb...

Car bomb hits gathering of displaced families in Deir Ezzor, Syria: SANA

20 killed, 30 wounded in explosion of members of the Daesh car bomb in a gathering of displaced families in the countryside of Deir Ezzor. The Syrian news agency SANA reported that 20 people were killed and 30 others were injured when a car bomb...

US appeal to extend UN-OPCW mission mandate over chemical weapons in Syria ‘hypocritical’: Russia

The Russian Foreign Ministry said that the appeal of the US side to the UN to extend the mandate of the joint UN-OPCW mission to investigate the use of chemical weapons in Syria (IDA) is hypocritical. "It became obvious that the loud appeals of American...

Erdogan accused the US of the financial support of Islamic State

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused the US of financial support for the Islamic state. "The US disappointed us very much, they said that they are fighting against the IS, but they did it themselves, and they gave me a lot of dollars," he said. According to...

Russian strategic bombers strike Islamic State in Syria

Russian strategic bombers strike an air strike at the targets of the "Daash" organization in Syria. Six strategic bombers of the Tupolev-22M-3 took off from Russian territory on Friday, targeting the terrorist sites of the Deash organization in the eastern Syrian city of Albu Kamal,...

6 killed, dozens injured in series of attacks in Damascus: SANA

A string of attacks hit the Syrian capital, claiming the lives of six civilians and injuring 45 others, the state news agency SANA reports, citing an anonymous source in the city police command. Armed groups have shelled al-Sweka, Sabaa Bahraat and al-Abassiyeen districts, as well...

Pentagon reveals number of US military in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan

The Pentagon said Thursday that more than 500 people were deployed in Syrian territory. "The number of our troops in Afghanistan is about 14,000, with about 503 operating in Syria and 5262 in Iraq," said Kenneth McKinsey, director of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff,...

Russia ‘killed’ the UN-OPCW mission on Syria: US Ambassador

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said that Russia "killed" the UN-OPCW mission to investigate the use of chemical weapons in Syria (SMR). Russia a few minutes earlier blocked an American draft resolution on the extension of the mandate of SMR in its current...

Turkey, Russia, Iran plan to discuss situation in Syria at the end of the week

The foreign ministers of Turkey, Russia and Iran - Mevlut Cavusoglu, Sergey Lavrov and Javad Zarif - plan to discuss the situation in Syria at the end of the week. This was announced on Thursday, November 16, by Cavusoglu. "There will be preparations for the meeting...

Russia vetoed the draft US resolution on Syria

Russia has vetoed the US draft resolution on the extension of the joint investigative mechanism for the use of chemical weapons in Syria. The document received the support of 11 members of the Security Council, while Russia and Bolivia voted against it. Egypt and China abstained. Minutes...

Russia will host Syrian summit on November 22 with Iran, Turkey: Kremlin

Russia will host a Syrian summit on November 22 involving officials from Iran and Turkey, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday. The meeting will be held in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi. Turkish state media also reported on Thursday that President Vladimir Putin...

Islamic State lost 95% of ‘caliphate’ — 7.5 million people liberated: Coalition

Islamic State (IS, ISIS/ISIL) has lost 95 percent of the cross-border "caliphate" it declared three years ago in Iraq and Syria, the US-led coalition said. "More than 7.5 million people have now been liberated from IS," Washington’s envoy to the coalition, Brett McGurk, said late...

Six Russian Tu-22M3 bombers strike IS in Syria

Six Russian Tu-22M3 bombers carried out air strikes against targets of Islamic state terrorists near the town of Al-Bukemal in the Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor, according to report. "Six long-range Tu-22M3 bombers taking off from the territory of Russia, flying over the territory of...

Russia announces the interaction of Islamic State and US in Syria

During the liberation of the Syrian Abu Kamal, the facts of support and direct interaction of the militants of the Islamic State terrorist organization and the US-led coalition were revealed. This was stated in the press service of the Ministry of Defense of Russia. "The operation...

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