Saturday, 31 October 2015 17:35

Russia: Assad Stopped Using Barrel Bombs

Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, said the Assad regime has stopped using barrel bombs in the ongoing war, adding there is no longer a need for the Security Council to discuss a draft resolution threatening sanctions against Syria because of Assad has stopped using this weapon. In a press statement, Churkin said that his country has been in talks with the Assad regime to convince them of…
Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs Feridun Sinirlioğlu stresses that the only problem in front of preserving a unified Syrian is the survival of Bashar al-Assad, adding that Assad is seeking to form a mini-state in Syria. He cited Assad’s remarks he made in July when he acknowledged that he could no longer retake control of all Syrian territory, thus admitting he was going to Plan B, and this is what…
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu reaffirmed his country's support for the Free Syrian Army, saying that Turkey sees it as the representative of the Syrian Revolution and the only body capable of countering the Assad regime.Davutoglu, who was interviewed by the local Haber TV channel, said that the FSA’s presence in Syria gives confidence to its population as nobody was forced to flee the FSA-held areas. He added that when…
Russian airstrikes in Syria are reported to have killed dozens of civilians, Human Rights Watch has said, adding that the attacks apparently constitute war crimes. A series of Russian airstrikes in the city of Homs in western Syria on Oct.15th killed at least 59 civilians including 33 children, Human Rights Watch said in a statement on Sunday -- citing local residents and activists. The group added that the attacks constituted…
The German government cannot imagine a scenario where Syrian President Bashar al-Assad plays a role in a transitional government with full executive powers, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday. "As far as I can see, there are many players and powers in the region, including Turkey, Saudi Arabia, other Gulf states, for which it is unthinkable -- and we can’t imagine this either -- that Assad could be part…
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