President Bashar al-Assad says Syrians are determined to liberate the whole country from the clutches of foreign-sponsored Takfiri terrorists, amid a full-scale offensive by the army in the northwestern province of Idlib, the last militant bastion in a nine-year war.
The Syrian parliament has overwhelmingly recognized the mass killings of more than one million Armenians by the Ottoman Empire that took place a century ago, as tensions run high between Damascus and Ankara over the latter’s military campaign in Syria’s embattled northwestern province of Idlib.
Turkey says it will change tack in northwestern Syrian province of Idlib, where an intensified anti-terror operation is underway by Syrian army against foreign-backed militant outfits, if the deal reached with Russia is violated.
Turkish military forces have reportedly constructed a base in Syria’s embattled northwestern province of Idlib, and a Turkish army convoy consisting of dozens of military vehicles, troop carriers, tanks and soldiers has arrived at the installation.
Syrian government forces, backed by allied militants from popular defense groups, have managed to establish full control over a strategic region in the southern countryside of the country’s northern province of Aleppo from the al-Qaeda-linked militants.
Syria has written protest letters to the United Nations, informing the world body that “Turkey” is helping terrorists conduct false-flag chemical attacks in northwestern provinces of Idlib and Aleppo in an attempt to implicate Damascus.
The Syrian army says foreign-sponsored terrorist groups are making preparations to stage false-flag chemical attacks in the northwestern provinces of Idlib and Aleppo to implicate government troops and invent pretexts for possible foreign acts of aggression against the Arab country.
Hours after two statements were released by the Syrian government about the military operation in Idlib and Aleppo, the Syrian army started heavy shelling on rebel positions in the countryside of Aleppo, state news agency SANA reported.
Syrian authorities have opened three humanitarian corridors for civilians from areas controlled by foreign-sponsored militants in the northwestern provinces of Aleppo and Idlib to leave and move to government-controlled parts of the country.
Syrian government forces, backed by fighters from allied popular defense groups, have gained more ground against Takfiri militants in the southern edge of the country’s northwestern province of Idlib in their latest offensive that was launched last week.
The Syrian Arab army foiled terrorists’ attempts to infiltrate towards military points and safe areas and destroyed their dens and ordnance in Hama north-western countryside and Idlib southern countryside in response to their frequent breaches of de-escalation zone agreement.
More than a dozen people have lost their lives and dozens of others sustained injured when a powerful explosion ripped through the center of a city controlled by foreign-sponsored Takfiri militants in Syria’s northwestern city of Idlib.
Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem has roundly condemned the presence of hundreds of American troopers in the southeastern part of his country close to the border with Iraq, terming the deployment as “illegal” and an “act of aggression.”
The Syrian Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem, met UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on the sidelines of meetings of the 73rd session of United Nations General Assembly in New York on Friday.
A high-ranking Syrian official says government forces will eventually defeat foreign-sponsored Takfiri militants operating in the country’s northwestern province of Idlib, and will retake the territory either through military operations or peaceful means.