Contents tagged with Syria

  • Putin's special envoy to inform Iran about talks with USA

    According to RBC news agency, the Special Representative of the President of Russia for Syria, Alexander Lavrentiev will visit Tehran on July 18 to inform the Iranian leadership about the results of the Russian-American meeting and to coordinate possible joint actions based on the agreements reached in Helsinki. Lavrentiev himself was present at the talks in Helsinki.

    The meeting of the Russian Presidents, Vladimir Putin, and the American President, Donald Trump, took place on July 16 in …

  • Unidentified drones attack Russian Khmeimim airbase in Syria

    Unidentified drones attacked the Russian airbase Khmeimim in Syria, reported Telegram channel Directorate 4, which is monitoring the situation in the Middle East.

    Local residents said that they hear the sound of the air defense systems in the area of the air base.

    Russian air defense systems have repeatedly destroyed several drones which tried to attack airbase. The last drone attack took place in the Syrian province of Latakia on July 1. According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, the …

  • Israel launches missile attack against Syria

    Israel launched missiles at a Syrian military base near Nayrab airport in the north of the country, SANA reports. According to the news agency, no one was injured by the attack. Only material damage was caused.

    On July 12, the Israeli Air Force launched air strikes on several facilities near the border city of al-Quneitra in response to the infiltration of the Syrian surveillance drone into Israel.

  • Media: Drone downed by Israel belonged to Russian military

    On July 11, Israel shot down a Russian Forpost drone which was supposedly engaged in reconnaissance of militant positions, reported the Directorate 4 Telegram channel, which also notes that the drone was a licensed copy of the Israeli Searcher drone.

    The drone was shot down by an MIM 104 Patriot anti-missile defense system stationed on the buffer zone of the Syria-Israel border.Military Informant says that the drone belonged to the Russian Aerospace Forces, and was downed several dozens of …

  • Iranian forces withdraw from Israeli border

    After the talks between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin were concluded in Moscow, a senior Israeli diplomat said that Russia has begun withdrawing Iranian troops in Syria from the Israeli border, the Voice of America reports. The diplomat said that Netanyahu made an offer to Putin, “We will not take action against the Assad regime, and you clear out the Iranians.” Israel has stated that it is seeking complete withdrawal of Iranian troops from the …

  • Israel carries out missile strikes on Syrian army

    Israel Defense Forces (IDF) struck at three military posts in Syria in response to a Syrian drone flying into Israeli territory, reported the army press service in a report released on Thursday.

    “The army struck three military posts in Syria in response to a Syrian drone entering Israel’s territory. Earlier on Wednesday, the drone was intercepted by Israeli forces,” the press release said. “The army will continue to act resolutely against any attempt to violate the sovereignty of Israel and …

  • Russian Ministry of Defense denies death of Russian soldiers during terrorist attack in Syria

    The Russian Ministry of Defense has denied media reports that Russian servicemen were killed during a terrorist attack in Syria, reported Interfax. “ISIS terrorists intentionally spread false reports about the death of Russian servicemen in Syria,” the Ministry of Defense said.

    Earlier, the telegram channel Directorate 4, which monitors the situation in the Middle East, published a statement of the Islamic State. The statement asserts that in the province of Deraa in southern Syria, a suicide …

  • Iran requests withdrawal of 300 million euros from German banks

    Due to the restoration of U.S. sanctions against Iran in the coming months, Tehran has requested to withdraw 300 million euros in cash from its account in German banks and send it by air to Iran. This information, which appeared on Monday, July 9 in the newspaper Bild, was confirmed by the German government. This is part of the money that belongs to Iranian authorities and is kept in the European-Iranian commercial bank in connection with the German Federal Bank, DW reports.

    The Federal Office …

  • Israeli Minister of Defense says he 'found out from the newspaper' about airstrike in Syria

    The Minister of Defense of Israel Avigdor Lieberman said on Monday that he “found out from the newspaper” about the missile strike which, as reported by Syrian state agency SANA, was carried out by the Israeli Air Force on the T-4 airbase on Sunday, 70 kilometers from Palmyra in the eastern part of Homs province.

    “I have no idea, I read about it [the missile attack] only today in the newspapers,” said Lieberman, whose statements were quoted by Kan, the state television and radio company of …

  • Media: Syria repels Israeli missile strike

    Syrian air defense systems repelled a missile strike at the T4 airbase in the province of Homs, reported news agency SANA, citing a source in the military.The missile strike came from Israel. According to the agency’s source, Syrian air defense managed to shoot down an Israeli military aircraft which attacked the air base.“Air defense systems repelled Israel's attack, taking out a number of missiles and shooting down one of the attacking aircraft, forcing the others to leave the airspace,” the …