Turkey says to host Syria summit with Russia, Iran

Syria war: Death toll mounts after new raids on Eastern Ghouta

Global chemical weapons watchdog investigates allegations of attacks in Syria

It came less than 24 hours after the region - controlled by rebel factions, including Islamists - suffered some of its worst bloodshed in years, with 80 civilians left dead by regime warplanes.

SANA labeled it an "aggression" and a "new massacre". His comments are yet another sign that is preparing to push its ongoing offensive against Syrian Kurds in the northwestern part of the country eastward, toward territory controlled by USA and coalition forces. Heavy strikes killed dozens of civilians.

"Eastern Ghouta is a de-escalation area".

"Now the rescue workers are searching for my second daughter but can't find her".

Tuesday's deaths included 19 children and 20 women, SOHR said.

"Today, I don't see myself as a student".

Turkey's opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader said on Tuesday that France should look back at its history for examples of "invasion".

Syrian charity groups and NGOs reported this week that hospitals in Idlib, where dictator Bashar al-Assad has launched an offensive against remaining rebel elements there, had treated at least 11 individuals that showed signs of being exposed to chlorine gas, according to Reuters.

Both eastern Ghouta and Idlib province were named as de-escalation zones in a deal brokered in September previous year between Russia, Turkey and Iran. "This council has been outspoken on ending Syria's use of chemical weapons, and yet, they continue".

Swat attack: Army Chief attends joint funeral prayer of 11 martyrs
Pakistan's prime minister condemned the attack and promised to continue fighting against the terrorist groups. Government sources said rescue teams reached the area and shifted the injured to a hospital in Saidu Sharif.

Regime attacks on Ghouta involving suspected chlorine-filled munitions have also risen in recent weeks.

The UN statement comes the day after the US State Department said it was "gravely alarmed" by allegations that Syrian forces conducted chemical attacks.

The world's chemical watchdog voiced "grave concern" over the new reports.

The investgation comes a day after United Nations representatives for the USA and Russian Federation clashed when Moscow blocked a Security Council statement condemning reported chlorine gas attacks in recent days.

Iran has also voiced opposition to the Turkish military operation in Syria, with President Hassan Rouhani saying on Tuesday that Ankara does not "have the permission of the [Syrian] government...and the consent of the people" for such an offensive.

On Wednesday, the Syrian army said it intercepted an Israeli attack on a military position in Jamraya, northwest of Damascus.

Last month, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the U.S. would maintain a military presence in Syria after the conclusion of the fight against IS there, pledging that the Trump administration would not to repeat former President Barack Obama's "mistake" when he withdrew U.S. troops from Iraq in 2011. "Our air defense systems blocked them and destroyed majority".

The Observatory said an arms depot in Jamraya had been hit, but it could not confirm whether research facilities had been damaged.

Ambassador Ismail Sefa Yuceer, who was speaking in an exclusive interview with The Point, made it clear that Ankara has no wish to take territory from another country, and that control of Afrin Region will be handed over to the Syrian regime at the end of the operation. Around 100 people were wounded, it said.

Latest News