An investigation conducted by Syrian authorities indicates the Idlib chemical incident in April was orchestrated by terrorists, Syria’s deputy Foreign minister has said, and that the US used it as a pretext to attack the Shayrat Airbase.
Hopes of returning to normal existence lie with the Syrian army, residents of the ISIS-besieged city of Deir ez-Zor told RT in exclusive footage recorded just a stone’s throw from the frontline, where armed forces are making a final push to liberate the city.
As the Syrian army advances towards the city of Deir ez-Zor, its residents are counting the days until liberation following years of living under an ISIS siege. Exclusive footage from the city, obtained by RT, reveals civilian sufferings and their struggle to obtain basic necessities.
If the Syrian army wins the battle for Deir ez-Zor, it would be a hugely significant achievement, experts say. However, Israel and Saudi Arabia may try to prevent that from happening as the region is part the so-called ‘Shia Crescent’, they add.
The Syrian army has liberated the town of al-Sukhnah following an intense battle over the weekend, the last major Islamic State stronghold in Homs province. RT’s Ruptly video agency brings you exclusive footage from the recaptured city.