Trump Has No Say on Who Rules Syria After Assad’s Victories – Ex-US Ambassador

The Trump administration is allegedly prepared to accept Assad’s continued rule until Syria’s next scheduled presidential election in 2021, New Yorker magazine reported earlier this week, citing US and European officials. The State Department on Tuesday, however, refuted these reports and said that the United States believes that the future of Syria will not include Assad. Continue reading

Syria: Work Meeting to Discuss the Phases of “Syria Post-Crisis” Project

A special work meeting on “Syria Post-crisis program” chaired by Prime Minister Imad Khamis was held on Monday, during which the participants discussed the phases realized by the technical teams which have been formed to carry out the program prepared by the Planning and International Cooperation Commission in coordination with different ministries. Continue reading

Syrian Air Defense Forces Repel Israeli Attack Near Damascus

Israel has fired missiles at a military facility in the Damascus countryside, a Syrian opposition watchdog reports. According to Syrian state media, air defense systems intercepted three of the missiles.

The attack comes three days after Syria said Israel fired several surface-to-surface missiles at a military post near Damascus, causing material damage but no casualties.

There was no Israeli comment on the incident.

Former SDF Spokesman Reveals US’ Weapon Supply Pattern to Rebels

Talal Silo former spokesperson for the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) revealed during an interview with the Turkish Anadolu Agency that the US and Kurdish factions including the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PPK) agreed to found the SDF only as an excuse to provide arms and supplies to Kurdish militias: the PPK, the People’s Protection Units (YPG) and the Women Protection Units (YPJ). Continue reading