Contents tagged with Syria

  • Media: Russian military headquarters blown up in Syria

    At least seven Russian military personnel died as a result of the explosion at the headquarters of the Russian troops near Deir ez-Zor in eastern Syria, reported EBAA news outlet.

    "Seven Russian military, as well as representatives of the Syrian regime, were killed on Friday after an explosive device was detonated at the headquarters of the Russian troops in the Criminal Court building north of the Panorama junction on the Deir ez-Zor-Damascus road," EBAA writes.

    It is noted that the Russians …

  • Russian politician proposes shooting down US planes over Syria

    The Russian military may shoot down more than just US-guided drones if there is another assault on its air base in Syria, warned Vladimir Shamanov, head of the State Duma Defense Committee. Russia may even target the American aircraft from which the drones are believed to be controlled.

    Shamanov stresses that Moscow’s accusations that Washington attacked the Khmeimim Air Base using drones controlled from a US Poseidon 8 aircraft are based on “reliably gathered information”.

    “Next time, this …

  • Repairs on Russian aircraft carrier end in disaster

    Repairs to the Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, which recently returned from a mission on the coasts of Syria, have ended in a disaster.

    On the night of Monday the 29th, the floating dry dock on which the carrier was undergoing repairs sank, sending a 70-ton crane crashing onto the carrier’s deck and ripping a hole in its hull.

    Zvezdochka, the dock which sank, was built in the 1980s for the Soviet Union’s Navy, and was considered one of the largest floating docks in the world. …

  • Erdogan announces new military operation in Syria

    Speaking at the Justice and Development Party meeting, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the launch of a new military operation in Syria, reports Hurriyet.

    According to him, the Turkish armed forces will soon begin a new large-scale military operation east of the Euphrates river in Syria.

    "We will soon carry out a complex operation on the east side of the Euphrates, at the very epicenter of terrorist organizations. One night we might attack unexpectedly," said Erdogan.

    He …

  • Putin: Russia ready for new military operation in Idlib

    Russia is prepared to actively support the Syrian army in the elimination of militants in Idlib, said Russian President Vladimir Putin at the end of a quadrilateral summit in Istanbul, which was broadcast by RIA Novosti.

    “The Syrians themselves must deal with the future of their country,” Putin said. In order for this to happen, the measures necessary for conflict resolution in the country need to be ensured. “First and foremost, we must ensure the launch of a constitutional committee in …

  • Putin says Assad’s fate was not discussed during Istanbul summit

    The participants of the Istanbul summit on Syrian settlement did not discuss who would take over the post of the current Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, said Russian president Vladimir Putin at the press conference after the summit.

    "We didn't discuss any personalities, of course," the Russian president said. He noted that such discussions are "counterproductive" if there is a desire to "achieve a positive result at the end of the journey".

    At the same time, French President Emmanuel Macron …

  • Media: Four Russian S-300 batteries located in northwest Syria

    Israeli company ImageSat International reports that 4 batteries for the S-300 missile system, delivered from Russia, are deployed in the northwest part of Syria in the area of Masyaf.

    According to the company, the systems are located on the newly created site near the Syrian city of Masyaf in the province of Hama. It was there that the Israeli aviation had previously delivered air strikes against targets related to the Syrian chemical weapons program.

    ImageSat International claims that the …

  • Israel refuses to warn Russia about air attacks in Syria

    Israel rejected Russia’s request to notify Moscow of Tel-Aviv’s operations in Syria in advance.

    Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that the Israel Defense Force “does not intend to limit the freedom of its actions”, Times of Israel reported.

    Presently, Israel warns Russia about its military operations in Syria only a few minutes before they begin. Moscow requested Israel to notify of their operations in advance.

    Syrian anti-air defense systems shot down a Russian Il-20 …

  • Kremlin accuses the US of drone attack on the Russian base in Syria

    The Russian Defense Ministry accused the US of carrying the January drone attack on the Russian Khmeimim base in Syria.

    "Thirteen drones were moving in a unified assault order and operated by a single crew. At that time the American Poseidon-8 reconnaissance plane was flying over the Mediterranean Sea for eight hours” said the Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin as quoted by TASS.

    According to him, the drones switched to manual guidance upon encountering Russia’s electronic …

  • Israel: Russian air defense systems will not protect Iranian forces in Syria

    Israel is convinced that it will be able to attack the Iranian forces in Syria even now that Iran’s partner, Russia, has transferred S-300 anti-air defense systems to Syria.

    In an interview with Voice of America’s Persian service in Jerusalem, Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Michael Oren said that the Russian S-300 systems “will pose a problem, but one which can be overcome”.

    “Israel has been overcoming such problems since the day of its creation in 1948,” Oren observed, “We will overcome this, …