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  • HNC Rejects Role for Assad, War Criminals in Political Transition

    March 29, 2017

    by Syrian National Coalition (political opposition bloc)

    Coalition media office quotes HNC head as saying opposition will not accept any participation from Assad or his inner circle at any point during a transitional period in Syria
  • Russia Deputy FM: Too Early to Assess Results of Geneva 5

    March 29, 2017

    by SANA (state news agency)

    Gatilov avoids making comments on the progress of the ongoing intra-Syrian talks, stating that a number of meetings are still to take place with different Syrian participants
  • Second Batch of Displaced Leave Al-Waer for Jarablus, Without U.N. Guarantees

    March 28, 2017

    by Alsouria Net (opposition website)

    Alsouria Net reports on the recent evacuation efforts from the Homs neighborhood, claiming that 50 busloads of 1,850 people had left for the city of Jarablus in north Aleppo after obtaining Russian guarantees the convoys would not be attacked by loyalist militias
  • Syrian Opposition Delivers Transitional Governing Plan to U.N. Envoy at Geneva

    March 28, 2017

    by Zaman al-Wasl (opposition website)

    Opposition figure Abdul Azim confirms to Zaman al-Wasl that delegates at the ongoing negotiations in the Swiss city have proposed a power-sharing model as part of a possible political transition
  • Baath Party Parades Newly Formed Women's Brigade in Hassakeh

    March 28, 2017

    by Zaman al-Wasl (opposition website)

    Around 150 women perform military march for party officials in the northern province after recruits graduate from training in the all-female militia, opposition activists tell Zaman al-Wasl
  • Lavrov Calls for United Front Against Terrorism Alongside Syrian Govt

    March 28, 2017

    by SANA (state news agency)

    Russian FM urges joint action from countries involved in the Syrian file, whether they were 'invited to Syria by the legitimate government' or not
  • Kremlin Denies Terrorist Claims of Downing Russian Helicopter

    March 28, 2017

    by SANA (state news agency)

    Defense Ministry spokesperson rejects claims made by militant group that rebel fighters shot down a Russian helicopter, saying that all aircraft in in Syria can be accounted for, Syrian government media writes
  • Ahrar al-Sham Fighters Shoot Down Helicopter in Lattakia

    March 28, 2017

    by Zaman al-Wasl (opposition website)

    Fate of crew remains unknown after key rebel group claims responsibility for hitting a possible regime helicopter near the Suffiyat area in Kurds Mountain, opposition media Zaman al-Wasl reports
  • 20,000 Syrian Families Eligible for Turkish Citizenship: Deputy PM

    March 27, 2017

    by Alsouria Net (opposition website)

    Turkish deputy prime minister announces between 20,000 and 22,000 families have been identified to obtain citizenship, opposition website Alsouria Net reports, adding that about 35,000 refugees have so far returned to their homes in northern Syria after Turkish-backed forces cleared the area of ISIS militants
  • Rebels Kill 14 Baath Brigades Militants in Hama Fighting

    March 27, 2017

    by Zaman al-Wasl (opposition website)

    Pro-regime paramilitary group faces further losses at the hands of opposition fighters in central Hama, as renewed rebel advance seizes over a dozen towns and villages in the province, Zaman al-Wasl reports
  • Hama Hospital Hit by Regime Chlorine Barrel Bomb: Activists, Monitor

    March 27, 2017

    by Zaman al-Wasl (opposition website)

    Toxic gas attack on the Latamaneh hospital kills medic and patient, as a medical relief agency releases a report claiming over 100 hospitals were hit by Syrian or Russian strikes in 2016
  • HNC, de Mistura Tackle Details of Syrian Transitional Govt in Geneva

    March 27, 2017

    by Syrian National Coalition (opposition political bloc)

    High Negotiations Committee representative Hariri says talks with U.N. envoy in the Swiss city were 'fruitful' and elaborated on the particulars of a transitional body and its structure, the opposition's media office reports
  • Russian Aid Ship Delivers 31,000 Tons of Wheat to Tartous Port

    March 27, 2017

    by SANA (state news agency)

    Second batch of aid to arrive within a month raises the total amount of soft wheat provided by Russia to over 50,000 tons, government media reports
  • Ankara Refuses to Allow Kurdish Control of Raqqa After ISIS Expulsion

    March 24, 2017

    by ARA News (Kurdish website)

    News outlet ARA quotes Turkey's deputy PM during speech in the capital, in which he warns that handing control of the ISIS stronghold over to a Kurdish-led administration will compromise peace and security in the region
  • ISIS Kills Regime Paramilitary Commander in Palmyra

    March 24, 2017

    by Zaman al-Wasl (opposition website)

    Gen. Hassan Sultan, of the pro-regime Fifth Corps unit, killed after a largely successful effort to drive out ISIS forces from the central Syria city weeks ago, opposition Zaman al-Wasl website says
  • Foreign Ministry Slams U.S.-Led Coalition for Raqqa School Massacre

    March 24, 2017

    by Al-Baath (pro-government newspaper)

    International community must assume its responsibilities and work to stop future massacres by coalition air forces, loyalist outlet quotes ministry as saying, after reports emerge of over 30 deaths in the fatal strikes
  • Rebels Fire Barrage of Missiles on Assad Hometown

    March 24, 2017

    by Zaman al-Wasl (opposition website)

    Opposition media reports that rebels located in the mountains of the regime's coastal stronghold launched 17 Grad missiles at Hameimim airbase
  • Army Continues Operations Against Nusra in Jobar, Strengthens Defense in Hama

    March 24, 2017

    by SANA (state news agency)

    State-run media claims over 157 militants killed in anti-terrorism operations in the countryside of the capital, while government forces reportedly push back on opposition offensive in the northern countryside of Hama
  • Assad Calls for Pan-Arab Parties to Help Fight Extremism

    March 23, 2017

    by SANA (state news agency)

    Assad tells a Tunisian delegation that political parties can help fight terrorism through progressive pan-Arab projects that help preserve Arab identity and culture, state news media reports
  • Syrian Army Foils Nusra Attempts to Break Jobar Siege

    March 23, 2017

    by Tishreen (pro-government newspaper)

    Army forces succeed in maintaining siege on terrorists trapped in Jobar as clashes intensify in the Damascus neighborhood, resulting in hundreds of killed and injured militants, pro-government newspaper reports

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