Contents tagged with Deir ez-Zor

  • Russian airstrikes kill 34 civilians including 15 children in Syria

    On the morning of Sunday, November 26, Russian Air Forces and forces of the Syrian government conducted an air raid and struck the village of al-Shafah in the province of Deir ez-Zor in Syria, reports the news agency Deutsche Welle.

    “The planes hit base stations and militants gathered in the Euphrates Valley,” said a statement released by the Russian Ministry of Defense.

    However, civilians were also killed during these air raids. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), 34 …

  • Unidentified militants attacked airbase of Syrian Army in Deir ez-Zor

    Unidentified militants attacked the air base of Syrian Air Force in Deir ez- Zor, reports Directorate 4 Telegram channel which monitors the Syrian conflict.

    According to the Channel, several militants speaking Russian managed to bypass the security at the air base presenting themselves as Russian military. One of the militants allegedly approached a group of Syrian soldiers and detonated a suicide vest. The militants also managed to set several planes on fire.

    According to unconfirmed reports, …

  • Russian strategic bombers carry out air strikes in Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor

    Russian strategic bombers carry out air strikes in Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor

    Six Tu-22M3 long-range strategic bombers flew from their bases in Russia and carried out air strikes at the targets in the Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor, as reported by the Russian Ministry of Defense. According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, strikes were carried out against ISIS facilities near the town of Abu Kamal.

    "Six Tu-22M3 long-range strategic bombers that have taken off from the Russian territory, …

  • ISIS captures a town deep in Assad-controlled territory as Syrian forces battle for Deir ez-Zor

    The terrorist group, Islamic State took control of the city of Al Qaryatayn in the territory under control of the Syrian government forces, reports the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

    Local journalists have confirmed this information.

    It is noted that the city, captured by the ISIS terrorists, is deep within government held territory, southwest of Palmyra.

    According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the so-called "sleeping cell" of Islamists operated in this city.

    The capture …

  • Media: Information leak led to the recent death of Russian General in Syria

    The death of Russian General Valery Asapov in Syria is attributed to an information leak on his whereabouts to militants of the terrorist group Islamic State, Russia’s RIA Novosti news agency reports citing its source in the Syrian security services.

    According to the source, this is confirmed by an investigation conducted by the Syrian authorities.

    "The results of the preliminary investigation into the death of General Asapov in Deir ez-Zor revealed a leak of information about his whereabouts …

  • Russian Media: ISIS is pushing through Assad’s Army defense lines into the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor

    ISIS militants were able to push through the defense lines of the Syrian army units in the city of Deir ez-Zor, as reported by Russia’s Federal News agency, citing sources on the ground.

    A source in Syria told the news agency that ISIS reportedly managed to capture strategic heights on the outskirts of the city, namely al-Sanouf, Al-Syriatel and Um Aboud Hills as well as Panorama roundabout. The agency reports that the military base in the city is still under the control of the 137th brigade …

  • After the creation of security zones in Syria, Russia and Assad’s army will launch an offensive on the city of Deir ez-Zor

    Beginning May 1, Russian military aircraft have ceased military flights in the de-escalation zones in Syria in accordance with the memorandum, Chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Lieutenant General Sergei Rudskoy told reporters.

    "From 00:00 on May 1, the use of the Russian Air Force aircraft in the areas corresponding to the de-escalation zones defined by the memorandum was terminated," he said.

    The memorandum envisages the creation of …