Tag Archives: Syrian Conflict

Chemical weapons were used in Aleppo

by Leith Aboufadel
Russian specialists have confirmed that chemical weapons were used by the rebel forces in Aleppo last night, the Interfax News Agency reported this evening.
“Syrian terrorists use homemade mines filled with toxic agents in improvised manner,” the Russian chemical defense troops spokesman said.
The Russian specialists believe that chlorine gas was used by the rebels; however, they are referring the case to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).
According to a security source in Aleppo city, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has closed off the areas that were targeted with chemical weapons in order to let the OPCW examine the sites.
The rebel forces, including the Turkish-backed National Liberation Front (NLF), have denied carrying out this chemical weapons attack, despite accusations from the Russian and Syrian governments.
The Russian Air Force responded to the chemical weapons attack by destroying the launching sites for the jihadist rebels in the town of Khan Touman and Rashideen 4 suburb.

Over 100 people have now been confirmed dead or wounded as a result of the chlorine gas attack launched by the rebels on Aleppo city last night, Al-Mayadeen reported.

Call for urgent action for Kobanê

European Democratic Kurdish Society Congress (KCDK-E) Co-presidential Council protested the invading Turkish state attacks against Kobanê’s Kor Eli and Selim villages.

KCDK-E issued a written statement and, pointing to the Turkish state attacks coinciding with November 1 World Kobanê Day, called for strong participation to the demonstrations.

Israel | Netanyahu: Trump gave me guarantees about freedom of Israeli operations in Syria

During trip to US, Netanyahu hopes to discourage Moscow from giving advanced air-defense system to Syria.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will try to discourage Russia from providing Syria with an S-300 air-defense system during his upcoming visit to the U.S., according to Israeli media reports.

Erdogan points to Kurds with the Idlib wave

The deal Russia and Turkey made over Idlib hasn’t come to fruition yet. Turkey has to convince their own gangs still. But Erdogan has already pointed to Kurds as the next target.

The deal announced after Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s meeting last week foresees a buffer zone.

Russia USA Israel Iran and Syria: a continuous struggle to trigger or avoid war

The Syrian defence system shot down by mistake a Russian Ilyushin IL-20M 90924 surveillance plane in Syria with 15 servicemen on board on Monday evening, the day after an Israeli F-16 destroyed an Iranian military cargo plane on the Damascus airport runway killing the second pilot. Simultaneously with the downing of the Russian plane, four Israeli F-16s attacked Syrian and Iranian military targets around the northern city of Latakia. The Syrian air defence system responded against the incoming missiles and hit the Russian plane while in landing position over the Hamymeen military airport. This took place only hours after the signing of a deal between presidents Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan to halt the battle of Idlib and defuse the possibility of seeing Syrian army barracks and military airports destroyed. Who is pushing for a wider war and why are Russia and Iran refraining from responding to the many provocations in Syria?