Contents tagged with Syria

  • Media: 'Putin’s chef' profits from the war in Syria by arranging an oil business

    According to an agreement with the Syrian government, the Evro Polis Company connected to businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin, frees up oil facilities in Syria and receives income from the sale of oil, Fontanka online reports.

    According to the news portal, in December 2016, Evro Polis signed a memorandum with Syria. In five years, it must recover oil facilities from ISIS and protect them. For this, it will receive twenty-five percent of all oil and gas extracted there. In addition, the Syrian …

  • Israel strikes Assad's Army in Syria

    Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) attacked the positions of Syrian government troops in response to stray shells that tore up the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, Haaretz newspaper reports. Israel condemned the shelling incident as unacceptable and a violation of the country’s sovereignty.

    The Israeli military released a statement saying, “The Israeli Defense Forces will never allow harm to the sovereignty of Israel and its inhabitants. It holds Syria responsible for this incident.”

    In response …

  • Russia negotiating deployment of Kyrgyz and Kazakh contingents in Syria

    According to the head of the State Duma Defense Committee Vladimir Shamanov , Moscow is negotiating with Astana and Bishkek on the deployment of troops from Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan in the de-escalation zones in Syria, as reported by RIA Novosti.

    Shamanov  sad that the Russian authorities are also in similar negotiations with Turkey.

    “Negotiations are under way now, and the question is being worked out to ensure that the Russian military police take part in keeping order in Syria, as well as …

  • Lavrov: The war in Syria is becoming very crowded

    Syria “has become very crowded on the land and in the air.”, stated by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov after talks with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian, as reported by RIA Novosti.

    “Indeed, it’s very crowded on the ground and in the air. There are many participants in the fighting: there are the Syrian armed forces and the forces that are called pro-government forces, including Hezbollah, and the forces supported by the Iranians. There are also armed opposition and terrorists …

  • Pentagon: US does not want conflicts in Syria, but will protect itself and partners under threat

    The United States does not seek to create conflicts in Syria, but intends to defend itself or its partners in the event of a threat ,as stated by an official spokesman of the US Department of Defense, Naval Captain Jeff Davis, commenting on a statement by the Russian Ministry of Defense that the coalition’s aircraft and drones west of the Euphrates in Syria will be targeted by the Russia’s anti-aircraft systems.

    "We are aware of these Russian statements. We do not seek conflict with any party …

  • U.S. coalition redeploys aircraft after incident in area of Syrian Raqqa

    The anti-terrorist coalition led by the United States is changing the location of its aircraft based in Syria. These measures are being taken for security purposes, the Pentagon said.

    “As a result of recent clashes involving pro-government Syrian forces and Russian troops, we took precautions to change the location of aircraft in Syria in order to continue to fight with ISIS and ensure the safety of flight crews in view of known threats in the area of battle,” said spokesman for the U.S. …

  • Russia condemns the downing of Assad’s forces warplane by the US, says Western coalition jets are now targets of its air defense

    The Russian Ministry of Defense called the downing of the Syrian warplane by the US a “violation of the sovereignty" of Syria. The Ministry stated that any drones and aircraft of the US-led coalition in Syria flying to the west of the Euphrates River would now be tracked by Russian air defense and treated as targets.

    The Russian Ministry of Defense demanded a "thorough investigation" by the US military regarding the Syrian plane incident.

    Earlier, the United States Central Command explained …

  • Media: Assad’s forces bombard areas of Syria that are part of de-escalation zones

    The forces of Bashar Al-Assad resumed the bombardment of the areas controlled by the opposition, Anadolu news agency reports. According to the agency, air strikes have continued on neighborhoods in Idlib, Latakia, Hama, Homs, Daraa, and Damascus, all of which are part of the de-escalation zones in Syria.

    According to media reports, the towns of Jisr al-Shugur and Bdama, the Kurdag region, the northern region of Latamna, the central part of Dar’a, and districts in East Ghouta and Jobar have …

  • Negotiations on Syria in Astana postponed indefinitely

    Russia, Turkey and Iran have postponed the planned round of talks on Syria in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, which Moscow had proposed to hold June 12-13, as stated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan.

    In turn, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said that the talks could resume on June 20. According to him, the meeting was postponed because the delegations were not ready.

    Earlier it was reported that at the end of the last such talks in Astana last month, Russia, …

  • US-led coalition says it has the right to attack any military forces threatening its partners in Syria

    The US-led coalition reserves the right to strike at any forces that are a threat to Coalition's forces and its partners, as stated by the official spokesman for the coalition, Ryan Dillon, Interfax news agency reports.

    "We reserve[d] that right for any force that presents a threat, whether it is ISIS or anybody else," Dillon said responding to a question by Interfax.

    Earlier the US-led coalition once again struck a blow against pro-government forces in southern Syria. The coalition’s …