Contents tagged with Syria

  • Syrian military: Russian Air Force played key role in Syrian Army's victories

    The support of Russian Air Force played the central role in recent victories of the Syrian army in the fight with militants, as stated by the Chief of the General Staff of the Syrian Arab Army, Ali Abdullah Ayyoub.

    "The support provided by Russian Aerospace Forces played the central role in these victories, paving the way to the agreement on cessation of hostilities and creating the relevant conditions for launching the process of political settlement of the crisis in Syria,” Ayyoub said …

  • Russian general: Russia has established a unified air defense shield over Syria

    A unified air defense system has been established in Syria. It uses S-400 and S-300 complexes and ensures a solid defense of the ground and sea facilities. This was reported by Russia’s Interfax news agency citing the commander of the Russian Armed Forces in Syria, Colonel General Andrey Kartapolov.

    According to the General, a close integration between air forces and the Bastion coastal defense missile systems deployed in Syria has been achieved.

    “A unified air defense shield has been …

  • CIA Director accuses Russia of having a 'scorched earth policy' in Syria

    CIA Director John Brennan accused Russia of having a “scorched earth policy” in Syria, which had led to the death of thousands of civilians.

    Speaking in an interview with PBS, Brennan said, “What the Russians have done in Syria in terms of some of the scorched-earth policy that they have pursued that have led to devastation and thousands upon thousands of innocent deaths, that’s not something that the United States would ever do in any of these military conflicts.”

    When asked if the CIA …

  • Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov to return back to Russia this January

    The Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov and the nuclear battle cruiser Pyotr Velikiy, which are currently involved in Russia's military operations in Syria and stationed in the Mediterranean Sea, may set sail for the Russian Navy base in Severomorsk as early as this January, as reported by Russia’s Intefax news agency, citing an informed source in Russian military

    “It is expected that this January Admiral Kuznetsov and Pyotr Velikiy will complete their long-term assignment and will sail …

  • Turkish Media: Assad's regime continues to violate the ceasefire in Syria

    Despite the ceasefire in Syria, Bashar al-Assad's regime continues to attack the opposition forces, as reported by the Anadolu news agency.

    According to the agency, Assad's army and pro-Iranian groups have been attacking the opposition's strongholds from the ground and air using heavy weapons.

    As a result of the strikes, two children were killed at the Kafr Dael settlement west of Aleppo.

    The opposition forces responded with artillery at the towns of Kefraya and Al-Fu'ah which are controlled …

  • Syrian opposition will consider ceasefire invalid if government troops continue attacks

    The moderate Syrian opposition has threatened to recognize the ceasefire agreement as invalid if the Syrian government continues to attack areas controlled by the opposition, Reuters reported.

    According to representatives of the opposition, in some regions of the country, clashes and air strikes continued on Friday.

    "The continuing violation [of the ceasefire] by the regime [Bashar al-Assad], bombings and attempts to attack areas controlled by the revolutionary factions will make the …

  • Russian Foreign Ministry: Washington's expulsion of Russian diplomats is revenge for US foreign policy failure

    Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Washington’s decision to expel Russian diplomats is an attempt to take revenge on the Kremlin for its own foreign policy failures, TASS reported.

    "What happened in the world on December 29 is very symbolic. Moscow announced the truce in Syria, the long-awaited truce the diplomats, the military were trying to achieve by pooling efforts, trying to find common ground with our partners. It was so difficult, and our foreign and defense …

  • Putin agrees with Defense Ministry's proposal to reduce Russian military presence in Syria

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has agreed with the Defense Ministry’s proposal to reduce the military presence in Syria, TASS reported.

    At a meeting with Defense Minister Sergei Shoygu and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Putin said, "I agree with the Defense Ministry’s idea to cut our military presence in the Syrian Republic.”

    Putin added that Russia will, "unconditionally continue the struggle against international terrorism and furnish support for the legitimate Syrian government in its …

  • Iranian Minister of Defense: We are open to Russia's request to use Hamadan airbase

    Iran is ready, at any time, to review Russia’s request to use of Hamadan airbase. This was stated by the Iranian Minister of Defense, Hossein Dehghan, in an interview with Russia’s RT news channel.

    “Since we are cooperating with Russia in the fight against terrorism, we would provide Russia with certain privileges with regards to the flights of Russian aircraft. At any time when we feel that it is necessary and if Russian asks again for such privileges, we will consider it, taking into account …

  • Russian military police battalion arrives in Aleppo

    A Russian military police battalion has arrived in Aleppo, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced, as reported by Russia's Interfax news agency.

    "At the present time, the division has marched from the Khmeimim air base to the city of Aleppo to perform tasks as part of the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in the Syrian Arab Republic,” the Ministry’s website stated.

    As part of the territorial departments of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides, the …