Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says only the Syrian people are entitled to determine the fate of their country, not external players, whose meddling in the war-torn state's affairs is "counterproductive."
Turkish military forces have “neutralized” nearly four dozen members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militant group when they carried out a string of counter-terrorism operations in the country’s southeastern provinces as well as Iraq’s northern semi-autonomous Kurdistan region.
Iranian Deputy Interior Minister for Security Affairs Hossein Zolfaqari criticized some neighboring countries for not preventing recent insecurity along common borders and warned if they fail to act, the Islamic Republic will target terrorist strongholds in the countries.
The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps spokesman vowed revenge for a recent terrorist attack on an IRGC border post in Iran’s western province of Kurdestan that killed 11, warning the sponsors of terrorism against the IRGC’s “iron fist” and the “direct costs” they will have to pay.
The Syrian Army and allied forces made advances in the southwest that bring it closer to the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights as terrorists boarded buses for northern Syria, state television and other sources said.
Turkish military aircraft have “neutralized” eight members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militant group when they separately carried out a string of airstrikes against terrorist hideouts in Iraq's northern semi-autonomous Kurdistan region as well as southeastern Turkey.
The Syrian army has liberated several towns and villages from the grip of Takfiri terrorists in the strategic southern Dara'a Province, with locals rejoicing at the restoration of government control over the region.