Syria’s Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem says Damascus does after any conflict with Ankara after Turkish and Syrian government forces reportedly exchanged fire in Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib, the last major bastion of terrorists in the Arab country.
Syrian and Russian warplanes have jointly carried out precision attacks against the positions of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist group, formerly known as al-Nusra Front, in the northwestern province of Idlib.
More than a dozen families from the Izadi minority group have repatriated to Iraq’s northern province of Nineveh, after four years of displacement caused by the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group’s occupation of their homeland and brutal atrocities committed against them.
Syria has written to the UN to demand that the world body denounce terrorist attacks against civilians in the provinces of Hama and Idlib, stressing that such raids will not undermine the Damascus government’s resolve to rid the country of foreign-backed Takfiri militants.
The Kremlin has rebuffed US President Donald Trump’s criticism of Russian and Syrian military action in Syria’s Idlib province, saying their military forces were targeting foreign-backed “terrorists” in their last stronghold and that the Takfiri militants were using the northwestern region as a base to launch attacks against civilian and military targets.
The Syrian government has rejected a final communiqué issued following the 14th summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in the Saudi city of Mecca, describing the presence of Iranian military advisors in the conflict-plagued Arab country as “legitimate and lawful.”
A high-ranking Russian official says Turkey carries the responsibility to stop Takfiri militants stationed in Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib from launching attacks and firing projectiles on civilian facilities and Russian targets.
Political commentator Jason Unruhe says Syrian Ambassador to the UN Bashar al-Ja’afari has sent a warning to the American forces illegally deployed to Syria by stressing the Damascus government’s resolve to rid the entire country of terrorists and foreign forces.
Syrian army forces have managed to frustrate a series of attacks by militants from the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham terrorist group, formerly known as al-Nusra Front, in the country’s western-central province of Hama as they are engaged in joint counter-terrorism operations with allied fighters from popular defense groups against the extremists.
Syria has censured Israel’s land theft and repressive measures against Syrians in the occupied side of the Golan Heights as a flagrant violation of international law, saying that Damascus reserves the right to re-establish control over the occupied land.