The Syrian Negotiations Commission on Sunday expressed its support for the US decision to gradually pull US troops out of Syria following coordination with the Free Syrian Army and the Turkish government. It noted that the abrupt withdrawal could leave a vacuum that might be exploited by the Assad regime and its allies. In comments posted on Twitter on Sunday, Head of the Commission Nasr al-Hariri said that a hasty…
Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said that his country is “working intensively” on the issue of the town of Manbij and the east of the Euphrates River in northern Syria. He threatened the PYD militants, which continue to dig trenches, to rout them. Digging trenches and tunnels in Manbij and east of the Euphrates "will not stand in the way of Turkey's resolve to eliminate the hotbeds of terrorism there,"…
The United States Special Envoy for Syria, James Jeffrey, reaffirmed Washington's commitment to UN Resolution 2254 as the basis for solution to the crisis, noting that the majority of the international community is against Bashar al-Assad's survival in power because of his actions. Jeffrey said the Arab world, Europe, the United States and international organizations believe that the most important now is to implement UN resolution 2254. He cast doubt…
The Action Group for Palestinians of Syria (AGPS) said that the al-Assad regime’s security forces detained a number of Palestinian-Syrians after their voluntary return from one of the European countries to Syria. In a report released on Sunday, the London-based monitoring group said that after their return from Europe to Damascus via Iran, the Palestinian-Syrians were ordered by security officials in Damascus airport to report to the notorious Palestine Security…
UNICEF's Executive Director Henrietta Fore said hat Syrian children went through immense suffering in their early years and were at risk of death due to military operations and siege the Assad regime and its allies laid on various cities and towns. "Every eight-year-old in Syria has been growing up amidst danger, destruction and death," Henrietta said at the end of a five-day visit to the conflict-ravaged country on Friday. “These…
Home Media Center Political News