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This file photo taken on September 02, 2016 shows Turkish soldiers standing in a Turkish army tank driving back to Turkey from the Syrian-Turkish border town of Jarabulus in the Turkish-Syrian border town of Karkamis. (Photo by AFP)
18 Sep 2017 12:01

Turkey sends tanks near Iraqi and Syrian borders

Islam Times - Turkey has launched a military drill featuring tanks close to the Iraqi border and dispatched military vehicles to its southern border with Syria where several warring sides are jockeying for position in the face of Daesh losses.

 
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (R) speaks with Mario Romani, a member of Italy’s Senate of the Republic, in the Syrian capital, Damascus, September 17, 2017. (Photo by SANA)
18 Sep 2017 04:18

Certain Western states still back terror groups in Syria: Assad

Islam Times - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says “certain Western countries” still support, directly or indirectly, terrorist organizations and groups in Syria despite the fact that this wrong policy has already backfired on their governments and people.

 
Syrian forces begin their advance on the area of Bughayliyah, on the northern outskirts of Dayr al-Zawr in northwestern Syria on September 13, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
17 Sep 2017 12:43

Syria Army, allies cut Daesh’s main supply line in Dayr al-Zawr

Islam Times - The Syrian Army and its allies have cut Daesh's main supply line in the northeastern city of Dayr al-Zawr.

 
Turkish troops in Syria
17 Sep 2017 11:25

Syria Says De-Escalation Zone Pacts Don’t Legitimize Turkish Presence

Islam Times - Syria says that de-escalation zone agreements reached in Astana-6 meeting do not legitimize the existence of any Turkish force on the Syrian territories.

 
Pentagon Says Russia Knowingly Hit US Kurdish Proxy in Syria
17 Sep 2017 11:25

Pentagon Says Russia Knowingly Hit US Kurdish Proxy in Syria

Islam Times - The Us claims Russian fighter jets struck on Saturday US-baked Syrian Democratic Forces and US-led coalition advisers located in east of the Euphrates River near Deir ez-Zor province.

 
A fighter of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) looks with binoculars as he sits next to anti-tank weapons in the village of Sabah al-Khayr on the northern outskirts of Dayr al-Zawr, Syria, February 21, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
17 Sep 2017 05:45

Russia denies bombing positions of US-backed SDF forces in eastern Syria

Islam Times - The Russian military has flatly rejected a claim that its warplanes have bombed the positions of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Syria’s flashpoint province of Dayr al-Zawr.

 
Astana-Sixth Talks Affirm Syria’s Territorial Integrity, Combating Terrorism
16 Sep 2017 08:39

Astana-Sixth Talks Affirm Syria’s Territorial Integrity, Combating Terrorism

Islam Times - The guarantor states of the cessation of hostilities in Syria -Russia, Iran and Turkey- have renewed their strong commitment to the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria and to combating terrorism in the country.

 
Syrian government forces flash the victory sign as they advance in the eastern Syrian city of Dayr al-Zawr on September 11, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
16 Sep 2017 07:05

Syria forces ignore US-backed militants, advance past Euphrates

Islam Times - Russia says Syrian government forces have crossed the Euphrates River in their push to liberate the Dayr al-Zawr Province from Daesh, ignoring a warning by a ragtag group of militants that receives US backing.

 
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s political and media adviser, Bouthaina Shaaban (file photo)
16 Sep 2017 04:35

Syrian troops will fight US-backed militia to free Arab country: Assad aide

Islam Times - The political and media adviser to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says government troops, backed by fighters from allied popular defense groups, will fight any force, including the US-backed militia, to fully liberate the Arab country plagued with terrorism for over six years.

 
Smoke billows following an airstrike on the western frontline of Raqqah on July 15, 2017, during an offensive by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). (Photo by AFP)
14 Sep 2017 05:08

US strikes kill at least 22 civilians in Syria’s Raqqah, Dayr al-Zawr

Islam Times - At least 22 civilians, mainly women and children, have been killed in the latest US airstrikes on the Syrian cities of Raqqah and Dayr al-Zawr.

 
NATO’s Anarchist Brigades
13 Sep 2017 13:14

NATO’s Anarchist Brigades

Islam Times - In the ’80’s and ’90’s, Kurdish society was extremely feudal and patriarchal. It was maintained in a severe state of under-development, which pressured the Kurds to rise up against the military dictatorships which succeeded one another in Ankara.

 
A New Clash Looms in Syria
13 Sep 2017 12:57

A New Clash Looms in Syria's East

Islam Times - When the Islamic State siege on Deir Ezzor was broken by the Syrian Arab Army we asked: Will the SAA cross the Euphrates at Deir Ezzor to retake the valuable oilfields east of it? Or will it stay south of the river and leave those oil fields to the Kurdish U.S. proxies in the north?...

 
Why US Not Happy With Deir Ez-Zor’s Recapture from ISIS?
12 Sep 2017 13:21

Why US Not Happy With Deir Ez-Zor’s Recapture from ISIS?

Islam Times - The Syrian forces, backed by an array of allies, keep fast advancing in Deir ez-Zor fronts against ISIS terrorist group, raising hackles of the Americans who decided to deploy the Washington-backed militias to the strategic city in a bid to not fall behind the other actors in competition ...

 
Echoes of Iraq-WMD Fraud in Syria
12 Sep 2017 13:16

Echoes of Iraq-WMD Fraud in Syria

Islam Times - The New York Times and other Western media have learned few lessons from the Iraq War, including how the combination of a demonized foreign leader and well-funded “activists” committed to flooding the process with fake data can lead to dangerously false conclusions that perpetuate war.

 
Syria De-Escalation Zones not aimed at Balkanization: Russian FM
11 Sep 2017 07:54

Syria De-Escalation Zones not aimed at Balkanization: Russian FM

Islam Times - The de-escalation zones in Syria are organized as temporary, and nobody is going to use them to balkanize the country, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Sunday.

 
Russian and Saudi top diplomats Sergei Lavrov (R) and Adel al-Jubeir
10 Sep 2017 08:27

Lavrov to visit Saudi Arabia as Assad foes lose heart

Islam Times - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is to pay a working visit to Saudi Arabia, the latest country long at odds over Syria which seems to be coming to terms with President Bashar al-Assad at the helm.

 
Syrian Rebels Must Accept Defeat in War: UN Envoy
10 Sep 2017 05:07

Syrian Rebels Must Accept Defeat in War: UN Envoy

Islam Times - UN special envoy for Syria says the country's rebels must accept that they have not won the six-and-a-half year war against President Bashar al-Assad.

 
President Assad
10 Sep 2017 05:04

President Al-Assad Hails Historic Syrian Army Victory in Deir Ez-Zor

Islam Times - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday hailed the country's army for breaking a siege imposed on Deir ez-Zor city for more than three years by ISIS terrorist group.

 
ISIS Convoy Reaches Eastern Syria despite US Airstrikes
10 Sep 2017 04:39

ISIS Convoy Reaches Eastern Syria despite US Airstrikes

Islam Times - Dozens of ISIS group members and their families have reportedly crossed into areas controlled by the terrorists in eastern Syria, despite US airstrike on their convoy after they left the Lebanon-Syria border, Associated Press cited Syrian rebels as saying.

 
Government forces to reach Daesh-held Dayr al-Zawr in two days: Governor
4 Sep 2017 04:00

Government forces to reach Daesh-held Dayr al-Zawr in two days: Governor

Islam Times - The governor of the Daesh-held province of Dayr al-Zawr has said that the Syrian army will reach the city within the next 48 hours.