Contents tagged with Syrian Conflict

  • Another Russian soldier killed in Syria

    Yuriy Ebel, a resident of the Obrochnoye village in the Republic of Mordovia, was killed in Syria on October 20.

    This was reported by the local newspaper Stolitsa S, and attention was drawn to it by the Conflict Intelligence Team (CIT), a group of independent researchers.

    According to the article, a group of 18 fighters, including the 25 year-old Russian, fell under fire. None of them survived.

    The newspaper emphasizes that Ebel was a member of the private military company Wagner Group. The …

  • Dozens of civilians die in Assad attack on Abu Kamal

    Dozens of civilians were wounded and killed as a result of air and ground strikes carried out by the Syrian army and its allies, who have begun the offensive against the strategically important ISIS-captured city of Abu Kamal, on the border with Iraq, reported DW with reference to the London-based opposition organization Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

    As reported, on November 12 the Syrian state forces intensified the attack on Abu Kamal several hours after Islamic State militants had  …

  • Kremlin: Russia will keep its military bases in Syria

    The extent to which Russia withdraws its forces in Syria after victory over Islamic State will depend on how the situation develops, but both bases will probably remain, Deputy Foreign Minister Oleg Syromolotov told RIA Novosti.

    In March 2016, President Vladimir Putin decided to withdraw most of the Russian Aerospace Forces following the successful completion of their missions. However, Russia did not renounce its commitment to supply the Syrian government with weaponry and military equipment …

  • Russian strategic bombers carry out air strikes in Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor

    Russian strategic bombers carry out air strikes in Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor

    Six Tu-22M3 long-range strategic bombers flew from their bases in Russia and carried out air strikes at the targets in the Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor, as reported by the Russian Ministry of Defense. According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, strikes were carried out against ISIS facilities near the town of Abu Kamal.

    "Six Tu-22M3 long-range strategic bombers that have taken off from the Russian territory, …

  • Media: Russian soldiers going to Syria encouraged by high salaries

    Russian mercenaries are going to war in Syria primarily because of the high salaries, their relatives reported during interviews with Russian television channel Dozhd.

    It is noted that Russian military personnel currently serve in Syria through private military companies, including private company Wagner Group.

    “If there are such morons who signed the contracts, they [Wagner Group]  can simply dump them,” said one of the relatives.

    During the segment, the channel reported that mercenaries …

  • Kremlin: Coalition trying to turn Raqqa into center of Syria not controlled by Assad

    First deputy chairman of the Federation Council Committee on defense and security Frants Klintsevich believes that by allocating funds to humanitarian aid for the population of Raqqa, the US-led coalition is trying to create a new center of Syria which is not controlled by its president Bashar al-Assad. The senator expressed such an opinion to reporters on Sunday.

    According to him, the urgent allocation of millions of dollars and euros to Raqqa is another example of the US-led coalition’s …

  • Israeli jets strike Syrian army near Golan Heights

    Israeli warplanes bombed the Syrian Army in the Golan Heights this evening after Israel accused Assad’s forces of shelling the Israeli territory, Al Masdaq news agency reports.

    According to the reports of the Syrian Army’s 90th Brigade, an Israeli aircraft struck the positions of the Syrian Army near the town of Qaws Al-Sandiyanah located south of Harfa.

    The agency reports that as a result of the Israeli airstrike, the Syrian Army’s 130mm artillery gun was destroyed. No casualties have been …

  • Russian Defense Minister states that operation in Syria will soon be completed

    The operation in Syria is coming to an end, and there are several issues that need urgent attention, said Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu said on Monday during a meeting with Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman.

    “I would like to discuss each issue connected with Syria separately. The operation there is approaching its completion. There are several points that require urgent solutions, and discussions about the prospects for the further development of the situation in Syria are needed,” …

  • Putin calls on international community to think about rebuilding Syria

    The international community should already be thinking about rebuilding Syria after the war, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at the opening of the Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union in Saint Petersburg.

    “I think that the international community should already think about the post-war restoration of the state, about how, in what formats and what quantities to assist it and other countries in the region, how to promote more effectively their socio-economic development and enhance …

  • Russia taking heavy losses as it gets drawn into the ground operation in Syria

    Former Donbas separatist commander Igor Strelkov, with reference to his own sources, reported the loss of numerous Russian soldiers in Syria.

    On his page on the social network Vkontakte, Strelkov cited the evidence of several sources who have fought in Syria

    Strelkov’s first source has fought as part of the Wagner private military company, and has recently returned from Syria.

    “According to him, in the last week three people in his platoon were killed and many were wounded,” Strelkov states. …