The Syrian Army made a sudden advance on Saturday and Sunday into areas held by Daesh terrorist group in northwest Syria, a war monitor said, as the terrorists retreated after losing the city of Al-Bab to Turkish troops and their allied militants on Thursday.
The chief government negotiator at Syria peace talks in Geneva said on Friday he had received a paper from the UN mediator Staffan de Mistura and would now study it, but a first meeting had covered nothing but the format of talks.
Senator John McCain, one of President Donald Trump’s harshest critics, made a secret trip to northern Syria to visit US forces stationed there and discuss the campaign for defeating the Islamic State extremists, his office said on Wednesday.
Russia's Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has praised Moscow’s counter-terrorism military campaign in Syria, citing its success in testing new weapons and eliminating terrorists wreaking havoc in the Arab country.
United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura has questioned the role of the United States and its so-called military engagement against terrorist groups in the Middle Eastern country, saying Washington’s new administration is still working on its conflicting priorities in tackling the six-year-long crisis.