US President Donald Trump has seemingly backed a decision to halt support for foreign-backed militants in Syria, inadvertently confirming the existence of a covert CIA program to oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
The Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement said its battle to eliminate members of the foreign-sponsored and Takfiri Jabhat Fatah al-Sham – previously known as the Nusra Front – terror group from the Syria-Lebanon border is 85 percent complete as it continued its campaign to take their last remaining footholds on the frontier.
The Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement says its military operations against foreign-sponsored Takfiri militants along the eastern border with war-ravaged Syria is “nearing its end” after its fighters regained control over the last stronghold of Jabhat Fatah al-Sham extremists there.
The Syrian army, in cooperation with the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah, has advanced through Western Qalamoun region on the border with Lebanon. Troops have completely defeated the terrorists there for the first time in years. Our correspondent Mohamad Ali from PRESSTV has visited the frontline and sent us this report.
Syrian government forces and their allies recaptured territory from Daesh terrorist group in countryside southeast of its stronghold Raqqa after airstrikes in the area, a pro-Damascus military media unit and war monitors reported.
Chinese special envoy for Syria, Xie Xiaoyan is in the Iranian capital to hold talks with the country’s officials. Xie says Beijing will continue to dedicate itself to the resolution of the Syrian crisis through dialog and mediation between the government and the opposition. Our correspondent Ghanbar Naderi has more.
In letters to the United Nations, Syria has demanded compensation from the US and its ‘illegitimate coalition’ allies for bombing civilian targets and destroying the country’s infrastructure, calling for an immediate halt to such strikes.
A pro-opposition monitoring group says at least 15 civilians have been killed after the US-led coalition, purportedly fighting the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group, conducted air raids on the Syrian province of Raqqah.