Contents tagged with Syrian Conflict
Two-thirds of Russians follow the course of the Russian military operation in Syria, which started in the autumn of 2015, and has been declared finished three times since, according to data provided by the Public Opinion fund (POF) based on a survey conducted in February.
But despite the interest, people are not well informed about the goals pursued by Russia within the military campaign. According to Reuters, hundreds of Russian have been killed during the operation.
Of those polled, 18% …
Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that according to provisional information, five Russians were killed in the US-led coalition’s airstrike against Syrian government forces. The Russians in question were not soldiers.
“According to provisional information, as a result of the armed encounter which took place, the reasons for which are currently being determined, five men who were presumably Russian citizens may have died. There are also wounded, but this all needs to be …
Interfax news agency reported that two missiles approaching the Russian-operated Syrian airbase at Khmeimim were shot down by the Pantsir-S1 system. A third missile failed to reach the airbase at all.
The AMN publication claims that two missiles were shot down in the province of Idlib, bordering Latakia. It says that Russian helicopters are patrolling the area from which rockets were allegedly fired.
The Russian military operation in Syria began on September 30, 2015. The Russian Air Force …
Viktor Bondarev, head of the Federation Council committee on defense and security, said that Russia will help Syrian President Bashar al-Assad oppose attempts to destabilize the country. Bondarev made a statement to this effect when commenting on the topic of US instructors training militants in Syria, RIA Novosti reports.
“I am convinced that Bashar al-Assad has enough forces to oppose this, not to let anyone at all plunge the country back into chaos. For its part, Russia will help,” Bondarev …
The European Union does not believe that the military conflict in Syria is over, as stated by the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, reports Deutsche Welle.
"We know very well that the fighting in Syria continues, and that civilians suffer from attacks," she said.
According to Mogherini, there is no reason to agree with the notion that the war in Syria has come to an end and that the situation may soon normalize.
In this regard, the …
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova commented on French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian’s Facebook comment that Moscow appropriated victory over the terrorists of the Islamic State.
"The Western partners have been making statements for the last few days that it is not Russia, but they, the coalition, who defeated the ISIL in Syria. The last to do this was the French Foreign Minister, Mr. Le Drian," she wrote.
According to Zakharova, the US-led coalition decided to take …
Syria has not yet been completely liberated from Islamic State militants, but even once it is, it will be necessary to oppose the return of the extremists to the Arab country, US Defense Ministry spokesperson Eric Pahon told a TASS correspondent on Wednesday.
“Syria has not been cleansed of ISIS. They could withstand our attacks, and we intend to continue our operations in the foreseeable future in order to ensure stability and security in this country,” the Pentagon spokesperson responded …
The international coalition, fighting against the forces of ISIS in Syria, inflicted no more blows on the militants in a month than Russian aircraft did in a day, RBC reported the Defense Ministry as saying.
“The statement by Pentagon spokesman Eric Pahon, alleging that the majority of the territory in Iraq and Syria was liberated because of the efforts of the global coalition and its partners, is nothing more than an attempt to portray things as they wish they were,” the ministry said.
Pentagon spokesman Eric Pahon said that the liberation of most of the territories in Iraq and Syria from Islamic State militants is because of the efforts of the coalition and its partners, not Russia, reported Russian news agency RIA Novosti.
“The Syrian regime and the Russian Federation have not demonstrated a serious approach or commitment to defeat ISIS. They carried out only a small part of the operations against ISIS, and most of the territory liberated in Iraq and Syria was liberated …
Militants from the unrecognized Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics (DPR & LPR) are leaving en masse as “volunteers” to the war in Syria, where they will serve as cannon fodder, former DPR Defense Minister Igor Girkin (Strelkov) wrote on his VKontakte page.
“Molkino (a military base where the private military companies involved in combat operations in Syria are trained) is packed with former ‘corps’ fighters and other formations from the ‘separate regions’, who have retired for various …