Tag: Damascus

Syria’s military command denies chemical weapon use

Photo EPA/ITAR-TASS KUWAIT CITY, August 21 (Itar-Tass) – Syria’s military   command denied the opposition’s claims that the government   troops had used chemical weapons on the outskirts of   Damascus. Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi said such claims on   the part of the opposition were illogical and had been   fabricated. Earlier […]

Syria vows to retaliate against Israel

Photo: EPA A series of massive explosions illuminated the dark sky over Damascus early Sunday, igniting renewed claims that Israel has launched attacks into the war-torn country.  Syria’s government said the explosions were the second Israeli airstrike in three days. The latest target, officials said, was a military […]

Turkish government authorises raids against Syria

Fears of major conflict grow as parliament approves ‘deterrent’ measures in wake of cross-border incident on Wednesday Martin Chulov in Beirut The Guardian, Thursday 4 October 2012 14.18 EDT Turkey‘s parliament has given legal authority to the military to launch cross-border raids into Syria in response to Wednesday’s […]

Syrian rebels defect to Government forces

Syrian rebels defect Thursday, 27 September 2012 A group of Syrian rebels from the Free Syrian Army (FSA) defected and joined pro-government forces on Wednesday. The troops’ commander announced that “the road is open,” and called on to other rebels to abandon their uprising. ­Eleven rebel troops – […]