“I’ll say it again, Europe cannot accept all the refugees coming from Syria. That’s why we need a diplomatic, military and political solution in Syria,” Valls said last evening.
As per al Qaeda linked Twitter accounts, Abu Basir al Hindi was killed fighting Syrian regime forces in western Syria’s Latakia, which borders Turkey.
Obama and Hollande also urged Russia and Turkey not to let the situation escalate after Turkey, a NATO ally, said it shot down a Russian warplane near the Turkish-Syrian border after it repeatedly violated Turkish air space.
President Vladimir Putin called Turkey’s downing of a Russian fighter jet “a stab in the back” carried out by the accomplices of terrorists, saying the incident would have serious consequences for Moscow’s relations with Ankara.
According to the reports, the ministry said on Tuesday that the plane was on a bombing mission in Syria and crashed after it came under an artillery attack from the ground.
Details of how the refugees will be brought over and where they will be housed are expected to be announced Tuesday.
France’s army chief of staff on Sunday said that he sees no short term military victory in the fight against Islamic State as Paris intensifies its strikes on targets in Syria following the deadly attacks in the French capital. President Francois Hollande has called for a grand coalition, including the United States and Russia, to […]
The public prosecutor’s office said today that the Syrians were detained November 14 and that the investigation is continuing.
Spokesman John Kirby said the US State Department respected the NGO’s decision to re-route the family, but made it clear that the federal government did not agree with state governments blocking refugee settlement.
IS “didn’t start in Syria, it started in Iraq, and it started before that in Afghanistan,” he said
The UN has received just $3.4 billion of the $8.4 billion humanitarian appeal for Syria this year — below last year’s level, the statement said.
In a meeting with a delegation of French lawmakers in Damascus, Assad said France’s “mistaken policies… had contributed to the spread of terrorism.”
Lavrov said on Wednesday that he hopes for an agreement on the list of opposition groups that should be invited to U.N.-brokered talks as well as of extremist groups that should not be covered by a cease-fire “when it is declared.”
The month-old Russian bombardment has killed more civilians than it has IS militants, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
More than 250,000 people have been killed since the conflict began in March 2011.