Russia said on Wednesday that terrorists in Syria’s besieged enclave of Eastern Ghouta were blocking aid and the evacuation of people who want to leave, despite Moscow’s announcement of a humanitarian corridor.
Iran's top military commander said both Tehran and Damascus will comply with a month-long Syria ceasefire declared by the UN Security Council, but that attacks will continue in the Damascus suburbs held by terrorists.
Justice officials have asked a court to formally designate the Communist Party of the Philippines and its armed wing, the New People's Army, as terrorist groups in a move that could further damage chances of a resumption of stalled peace talks.
Iraqi forces launched a security operation along a planned oil transit route to Iran on Wednesday, saying it was clearing and “destroying sleeper cells” in the mountainous border area where two armed groups operate.
Iraqi authorities have published a fresh list of most wanted terrorists headed by the name of the fugitive leader of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group, Ibrahim Awad Ibrahim Ali al-Badri al-Samarrai aka Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and his deputy.
Syrian government forces, backed by allied fighters from popular defense groups, have made fresh territorial gains against foreign-sponsored Takfiri terrorists across the conflict-plagued Arab country.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Saturday affirmed that Damascus is bent on pushing ahead with its counter-terrorism campaign supported by friendly countries, namely Iran and Russia that sets the stage for a peaceful solution.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country’s military forces will continue to fight terrorism on the southern borders with Syria, threatening to attack the Kurdish town of Afrin in the northwestern Syrian province of Aleppo “in the days ahead” to clear it of “terrorists.”
Syria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates has censured the recent Israeli attacks near the war-torn nation's capital, stressing such acts of aggression the dangerous and hostile course that the Tel Aviv is pursuing to destabilize the Middle East region, and are meant to lift the morale of foreign-backed Takfiri terrorist groups.
Syrian government forces, supported by allied fighters from popular defense groups, have carried out fresh operations against terrorists from the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham Takfiri group, formerly known as the al-Nusra Front, in the country’s western-central province of Hama, inflicting substantial losses on them.