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EXCLUSIVE - Restoration of Aleppo is Well Under Way

SHAFAQNA - Special investigative correspondent, Co-Editor Sophie Mangal, Inside Syria Media Center. According to Inside Syria Media Center military correspondence on the ground, Aleppo, the largest Syrian city is beginning to come back to…

Shiite towns of Kafraya and Fua'a in Syria under attack once more

SHAFAQNA - The terrorists groups violated the truce North-East of Idlib province after attacking the besieged Shiite towns of Kafraya and Fua'a, local sources confirmed on Friday. The sources said that the terrorist groups used a bomb-laden…

Displaced Syrians heading home in larger numbers: IOM

SHAFAQNA- Syrian army units restored control of more than 30 km of the border line with Jordan in the eastern countryside of Sweida where border guard forces established their points at all the border posts in the area. A field commander…

Syrian opposition announces plans on de-escalation zone

SHAFAQNA- The Syrian opposition said in a statement obtained by Sputnik that it has plans to achieve a new agreement on the de-escalation zones in the crisis-torn country. According to the statement, a new organization consisting of…

Syrian army takes Daesh-held town of al-Sukhna in Homs

SHAFAQNA- Monitor said government troops have taken last Daesh-held town in Homs as army advances towards Daesh terrorist group strongholds in east. Syrian government troops and allied forces have taken the last major Daesh-held town…

Western Aggression Backed by Western Media

SHAFAQNA- By Global Research News The Western allies never run dry of resources to support their global war of terror and aggression, ostensibly an integral part of their foreign policy. They dynamically legislate laws lest the people awaken.…

Putin signs deal allowing air forces to stay in Syria for 49 years

SHAFAQNA- Russia’s president signs a law enabling the country’s air forces to remain in Syria for 49 years as part of a protocol to a 2015 agreement with the Damascus government. The protocol signed by Moscow and Damascus in January…

At least 29 civilians killed in US airstrikes on Syria’s Raqqah

SHAFAQNA- A UK-based monitoring group says at least 29 people have been killed in US airstrikes in the Syrian city of Raqqah. "At least eight children are among the dead," said the director of the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human…

Syria demands reparation from US, allies for destroying Syria infrastructure

SHAFAQNA- 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…

Turkey Says US-led Airstrikes on Syrian Mosque A War Crime

SHAFAQNA- Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey, Numan Kurtulmus, described the airstrike on a mosque near Aleppo, Syria, as a “war crime”. "It is not something tolerable, that bombing of a place of worship with praying people inside,”…

Shifting Priorities. US Ready to Leave Assad in Power

SHAFAQNA - According to The Daily Beast with reference to a source in the White House and Congress, the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump has decided to change the strategy for Syrian President Bashar Assad and will be no more insisting…

What will U.S. ambitions in Syria lead to?

SHAFAQNA - According to Aaron David Miller and Richard Sokolsky, journalists at The National Interest, conducting ambitious policy, aimed at overthrowing the Syrian government headed by Syrian President Bashar Assad, and confronting Iran is…

America and the rationale of war in Syria

SHAFAQNA - The SAA aircraft was shot down on June 18 by a F-16 fighter of the U.S.-led international coalition in the province of Raqqa. While the Americans accused the Syrian pilot of attacking the so-called moderate opposition, official Damascus…

U.S. Intends to Increase Control over Southern Syria

SHAFAQNA - The U.S. continues to expand military presence in Syria. Nowadays, Washington is setting up a second base at Syria's Al-Zakf to the northeast, Reuters reported. Abu al-Atheer, military spokesman for the U.S.-backed Maghawir al-Thawra…

U.S. continues support of ISIS in Syria

SHAFAQNA - According to Daily Mail, Tehran has proof the U.S. directly supports ISIS and Washington is behind most of the terrorist acts in the world. This was announced by Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, Major General Mostafa…

Washington’s War Crimes in Syria

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SHAFAQNA- By Bill Van Auken The United States government is guilty of war crimes. This is the stark conclusion reached by the independent international commission of inquiry established by the United Nations in 2011 to investigate human…

Staggering civilian deaths from US-led air strikes in Raqqa saysUN

SHAFAQNA - Intensified coalition air strikes supporting an assault by US-backed forces on ISIS stronghold of Raqqa in Syria are causing a "staggering loss of civilian life", United Nations war crimes investigators said on Wednesday. The Syrian…

Damascus urges UN to stop US-led coalition from killing Syrian civilians

SHAFAQNA - Syria has strongly denounced repeated deadly airstrikes carried out by the so-called US-led military coalition in the Arab country, calling on the United Nations and the Security Council to stop Washington and its allies form killing…

The Government has known since 2003 that the failed ‘war on terror’ could cause an attack like the one in Manchester

SHAFAQNA - Jeremy Corbyn is correct in saying that there is a strong connection between the terrorist threat in Britain and the wars Britain has fought abroad, notably in Iraq and Libya. The fact that these wars motivate and strengthen terrorist…

Gunmen attack bus carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt, kill 26

SHAFAQNA - Unknown gunmen have attacked a bus carrying Coptic Christians in southern Egypt, leaving dozens of causalities. According to initial reports, at least 26 people, including children, have been killed and over two dozen others…

US-led airstrikes kill 35 civilians in eastern Syria: Observatory

SHAFAQNA - US-led airstrikes in Syria's oil-rich eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr have killed at least 35 civilians, mostly women and children, a monitoring group says. According to the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights,…

Students in Syria’s Besieged Towns Continue to Receive Education

SHAFAQNA - Syrian students in Foua and Kefraya are attending classes despite food shortages in the two towns and incessant shelling by Takfiri terrorists. According to Tasnim dispatches, hundreds of students in Foua and Kefraya continue…

What’s In A Name? U.S. Takes Syria’s Al-Qaeda Off Terror Watchlists

SHAFAQNA - It turns out that getting off the U.S.’ and Canada’s terror watchlist is as simple as changing your name. While the terror watchlist in the U.S. has long been both secretive and controversial – as “reasonable suspicion”…

Syria’s White Helmets caught on camera during militants’ execution

SHAFAQNA - Several members of White Helmets, or the so-called Syria Civil Defence, were caught in a disgusting video showing them helping militants get rid of body of a man after conducting a summary execution in the town of Jasim. The anti-government…

Iraqi PM sends message to President Assad on cooperation in combating terrorism

SHAFAQNA - The Syrian President Bashar al-Assad received on Thursday Faleh al-Fayad, the National Security Advisor and Envoy of Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi. Al-Fayad convoyed an oral message from al-Abadi to President al-Assad, in…

Ignored By Western Media, Syrians Describe the Nightmare the Armed Opposition Brought Them

SHAFAQNA - Supporters of the Syrian opposition have relentlessly demanded that Western observers listen to “Syrian voices.” The idea is that by absorbing the testimonies of Syrians who have experienced the violence of the conflict first…

Confrontation between militants plays into hands of Syrian army

SHAFAQNA - The Syrian Army continues to conduct its successful counter-terrorist operations. On May 14, after heavy fighting against ISIS, the government forces managed to take full control over al-Jarrah in eastern Aleppo. Undoubtedly, not…

The Decade-Long U.S. Campaign to Foment Syria’s “Revolution” and Unseat Assad

SHAFAQNA - The fingerprints of U.S. imperialism can be found all over the manufactured insurrection in Syria, in keeping with the ultimate goal of destabilization and eventual “regime change”  through fomenting a sectarian civil war.  Former…