Contents tagged with Syrian

  • Russian troops move close to International Coalition forces in Syrian Deir ez-Zor province

    Over the past several days, Russian military convoys have been crossing the Russian-built pontoon bridge across the  the Euphrates river between the towns al-Merayiah and al-Marat and heading for the town of Mazloum in the eastern Deir ez-Zor, reports Deir Ezzor 24 network.

    Nearly 30 tanks and armored vehicles of the Russian forces were deployed in Mazloum and al-Marat, which is about 2 km from the area where the international coalition forces are based. The Russian troops were deployed on the …

  • Russian media: Turkish combat drones are a big problem for Assad Forces in Syria

    The Turkish Air Force, in particular drones, have become a real problem for Syrian troops over the past two weeks, reports the popular Russian publication "Moskovskij Komsomolets". The author, citing Turkish media, writes that Turkish drones destroyed at least 22 Syrian BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicles, 13 122-mm Gvozdika and 152-mm Acacia self-propelled howitzers during this period.

    The article states that Turkish Air Force drones destroyed at least 55 tanks: 13 T-55, 7 T-62, 23 T-72, one T-90 …

  • Russian Veterans Organization demands Kremlin recognize participation of private military companies in Syrian war

    The Russian Veterans Organization appealed to the Kremlin to recognize that private military companies (PMC) are fighting in Syria alongside Russian soldiers. This would allow the soldiers fighting in these private military companies to receive the same social and economic support from the State as other combatants.

    Members of the organization report that they have been receiving complaints and appeals on the matter for three years. Several high-ranking retired officers have joined in this …

  • Russia drafts new Syrian constitution

    Russian specialists have prepared a draft of the new constitution for Syria, as stated by the special representative of the Russian President on Syria, Alexander Lavrentiev.

    Lavrentiev stated that the draft constitution was given to the Syrian armed opposition for study. BBC reports that Russia is waiting for their reaction.

    "I wish to particularly emphasize: we did it solely for the reason that we want to speed up this process and to give some additional stimulating impetus without intruding …