The Syrian government has decried the silence of the international community on the incessant terrorist attacks against civilian neighborhoods in Damascus, calling on the United Nations to expose the real goals behind the ongoing foreign-sponsored militancy against the Arab country.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed to extend the military operation further east of Syria's northwestern region, prompting fears of confrontation with US-led forces stationed in the area.
Turkey says its military troops and pro-Ankara forces do not plan to remain in Syria’s Afrin as occupiers after they ousted Kurdish militants from the northern city, insisting that Ankara will leave the region to its “real owners.”
Saudi Arabia’s extravagant campaign to cause chaos in Syria has failed, says an analyst in London, arguing that the only way for Riyadh to save face is to back peace plans led by Iran and other “genuine allies” of Damascus.
More than 20,000 people left Syria’s Eastern Ghouta via the town of Hammouriyeh on Sunday, the Interfax news agency reported, citing the Center for Reconciliation in Syria, a body run by Russia’s Defense Ministry.
Iran, Russia and Turkey, guarantors of the Syria cease-fire, reaffirmed their strong commitment to the Arab country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity after a tripartite foreign ministerial meeting in Astana, Kazakhstan.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman said the replacement of US Secretary of State is a continuation of shakeups in Donald Trump’s government, playing down its impact on Washington’s Iran policy and the fate of the 2015 nuclear deal.