Tuesday, 7 December 2021

Tag Archives: Bashar al-Assad

Syrian Kurds defend key town as Pence, Pompeo sent to press Turkey

RAS AL-AIN: Kurdish fighters battled to defend a key Syrian border town from Turkish-backed forces in a flare-up of violence as US President Donald Trump sent his vice president and top diplomat to Ankara to demand a ceasefire. Russia, already the key foreign power in Syria, stepped into the void ...

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Russia begins troop withdrawal from Syria

MOSCOW: Russia has begun a partial withdrawal of its troops in Syria under the order of President Vladimir Putin, local media reported on Tuesday. Putin announced the withdrawal during an unannounced visit to the Hmeymim military airfield in Syria on Monday. The first withdrawal includes 23 warplanes, two Ka-52 helicopters, ...

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Iran’s Revolutionary Guards warn US against terrorist designation

BEIRUT: A senior commander in Iran’s Revolutionary Guards warned the United States on Monday that if it designated the group a terrorist organization and applied new sanctions its action could be perilous for US forces in the region. US officials said earlier this year that President Donald Trump’s administration was ...

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UK Lawmakers Seek To Revoke British Citizenship Of Assad Wife

LONDON: Lawmakers in Britain are urging the government to revoke the U.K. citizenship of the wife of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in response to her support for her husband’s government during the six-year civil war. Tom Brake, a Liberal Democratic member of Parliament, on April 16 accused Asma al-Assad of ...

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Trump orders strikes on Syrian airfield

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump said on Thursday he ordered missile strikes against a Syrian airfield from which a deadly chemical weapons attack was launched, declaring he acted in America’s “vital national security interest” against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Sharply escalating the US military role in Syria, two US warships ...

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