Contents tagged with Russian Troops in Syria

  • Russian State Duma: Russians captured in Syria have been executed

    Roman Zabolotny and Grigory Tsurkanu, who were shown in the video from Syria with captured Russian soldiers, have most likely been killed by Islamic State militants, Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee for the CIS and European Integration Viktor Vodolatsky told reporters on October 5.

    According to the MP, on camera the prisoners refused to renounce their orthodox faith, adopt Islam and join ISIS, and so they were killed by the terrorists. Vodolatsky did not disclose the information’s …

  • Media: FSB tells family of Russian prisoner captured by ISIS in Syria not to cause stir

    FSB staff have forced the parents of the Russian soldier Gregory Tsurkanu, who was captured in Syria, not to “cause a stir”, Tsurkanu’s parents told Radio Liberty.

    The ISIS-controlled news agency Amaq released a video depicting two allegedly captured Russian citizens. One of them was Roman Zabolotny, the other was Grigory Tsurkanu.

    Tsurkanu supposedly fought in Syria as part of Russia’s private company Wagner Group, his brother Roman told Radio Liberty. He noted that Tsurkanu left for Syria …

  • Russian soldiers captured by ISIS in Syria previously fought in eastern Ukraine

    One of the Russian soldiers who were captured in Syria by ISIS terrorists fought previously in the Donbas in the ranks of the LPR (Luhansk People’s Republic), and another is connected to the so-called “Domodedovo” military brotherhood, as reported by Russian blogger Anatoly Nesmiyan (El Murid) in his LiveJournal.

    As evidence, he released a photo which may shed light on Roman Zabolotny’s connection to the LPR, and Gregory Tsurkanov’s connection to the Domodedovo military brotherhood.

    Nesmiyan …

  • ISIS announces capture of two Russian soldiers in Syria

    The terrorist group ISIS captured two Russian soldiers in the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor, reported SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors the activities of terrorists, citing Amaq news agency.

    It was also reported that one of the Russian soldiers was killed.

    Later, a representative of the Russian Khmeimim Air Base told Russia’s Interfax news agency that the information about the capture and death of Russian military in the Deir ez-Zor province is untrue.

    “There were no incidents connected …

  • Two more Russian soldiers killed in Syria

    Russian Yuri Khabarov has been killed in Syria, as reported by a group of independent investigators Conflict Intelligence Team (CIT), with a reference to a post by a friend of the killed soldier in VKontakte social network.

    It is not known whether the soldier who died in Syria had a contract with the Russian army or was a mercenary with a private military campaign, reports CIT. The death of Khabarov in Syria was reported on the social network by user Pavel Dodonov.

    Dodonov called Khabarov “a …

  • Kremlin: US behind Jabhat al-Nusra's attack on Russian military positions in Syria

    The Russian Ministry of Defense has accused the US of giving terrorists in Syria information which enabled them to surround a Russian platoon. Moscow believes this was done in order to halt the successful advance of the Syrian forces supported by Russia. The US, in turn, accuses Russia of carrying out airstrikes on its allies who are located near to American fighters, Meduza news agency writes.

    Together with Iran and Turkey, Russia has been trying since May 2017 to establish a de-escalation …

  • Media: Russia prepares to officially send troops to Syria at Assad’s call

    Israel’s Channel 10 has reported on negotiations currently being conducted between Putin and Assad on the beginning of an extensive ground operation in Syria by the Russian army.

    Channel 10 reports that it received this information from its sources in the UK, and they in turn refer to their agents in the Syrian general staff.

    According to this information, Moscow expressed its readiness to formally enter its army into the territory of Syria, if requested by the "legitimate government of Syria" …

  • US Department of State: Russian Su-24 aircraft violated Turkish airspace

    A Russian Air Force aircraft violated the airspace of Turkey last Tuesday and did not respond to numerous warnings, stated Elizabeth Trudeau, Press Office Director for the U.S. Department of State, during a briefing in Washington.

    “Information including evidence from the Turkish side and our own sources indicates that the Russian aircraft violated the air space of Turkey. We also know that the Turks issued repeated warnings to the Russian pilots, but received no response,” said Trudeau. …

  • - Spy Planes, Signal Jammers, and Putin’s High-Tech War in Syria

    Russia has been sending fighter jets, drones, and bombers to Syria to bolster the regime of Bashar al-Assad, generating concern and outrage among the United States and its allies. Far less attention has been paid to Moscow’s simultaneous deployment of advanced surveillance, signals intelligence, and electronic warfare equipment that could deal a new blow to the beleaguered, American-backed rebels working to oust him.

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