Contents tagged with Syrian Conflict

  • Captain of the Russian Main Intelligence Directorate killed In Syria

    Kurban Kasumov, Captain of the Main Intelligence Agency (GRU) of Russia, was killed in Syria on August 2.

    This was reported in the community "Heroes of Russia" on VKontakte, and was noticed by a group of independent investigators from the Conflict Intelligence Team. The Russian Defense Ministry did not report on the death.

    The community "Heroes of Russia" wrote about Kasumov's death of on September 21. Attached to the post are photographs, including his awards and a monument erected on …

  • Kremlin: US behind Jabhat al-Nusra's attack on Russian military positions in Syria

    The Russian Ministry of Defense has accused the US of giving terrorists in Syria information which enabled them to surround a Russian platoon. Moscow believes this was done in order to halt the successful advance of the Syrian forces supported by Russia. The US, in turn, accuses Russia of carrying out airstrikes on its allies who are located near to American fighters, Meduza news agency writes.

    Together with Iran and Turkey, Russia has been trying since May 2017 to establish a de-escalation …

  • Pentagon: Russia and the US use 3 telephone lines for communication in Syria

    The Russian Armed Forces and coalitions led by the United States now support three direct telephone lines to prevent incidents between them in Syria. This was announced at a briefing on Thursday by US Colonel Ryan Dillon, the Spokesman for the Combined Joint Task Force of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR), which is being conducted in Iraq and Syria by a coalition of countries led by the United States.

    According to Dillon, he is referring to lines between the commander of the Russian military …

  • Russian soldiers surrounded in Syria, Kremlin blames U.S.

    As a result of an offensive in Syria, three soldiers of the Russian Special Operations Forces were wounded. It happened in the province of Idlib during an attack by the rebels of the Jebhat al-Nusra group, the Russian Ministry of Defense reported.

    According to the report, Russian military police were surrounded, and commandos who came to their aid were injured.

    “This offensive was initiated by U.S. intelligence services to stop the advance of government troops east of Deir ez-Zor,” said …

  • Russian Foreign Minister: US is 'an uninvited guest' in Syria

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, during a meeting with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, said that the United States is an uninvited guest in Syria, RIA Novosti reported.

    "We confirmed our position that, despite the recognition of the presence of the American coalition in Syria, it is still an uninvited guest," Lavrov told reporters after the meeting.

    "We see that this is a reality, and we see that this can be used to combat terrorism along with the actions that the Syrian army is …

  • Russian Defense Minister says ‘civil war in Syria has effectively ended’

    In a meeting with his Lebanese colleague Ya’qub as-Sarraf, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu said that the civil war in Syria has ended, Interfax reports.

    “In Syria, having separated the ones from the others [opposition from terrorists], we have managed to create four de-escalation zones, and to effectively stop the civil war,” Shoygu noted.

    He added that the Russian military “is satisfied to watch Lebanon’s successes in the north-east of the country” in the fight against the terrorist …

  • Media: Assad’s forces bombard areas of Syria that are part of de-escalation zones

    The forces of Bashar Al-Assad resumed the bombardment of the areas controlled by the opposition, Anadolu news agency reports. According to the agency, air strikes have continued on neighborhoods in Idlib, Latakia, Hama, Homs, Daraa, and Damascus, all of which are part of the de-escalation zones in Syria.

    According to media reports, the towns of Jisr al-Shugur and Bdama, the Kurdag region, the northern region of Latamna, the central part of Dar’a, and districts in East Ghouta and Jobar have …

  • Putin: Russia's participation in the Syrian military operation was valuable to the Russian Army

    The military operation in Syria has brought great benefit to the Russian defense industry, Russian President Vladimir Putin said during a Direct Line Q & A session on Thursday.

    "This is of great benefit to our defense industry. The use of the latest weapon types made it possible to understand how they work in combat conditions and how to make the necessary adjustments to the quality of these new weapons systems. We already knew that those are good, functional weapons. However, when we saw how …

  • Kremlin: Russian military tested more than 200 weapons during the operation in Syria in 2016

    According to the Chairman of the Military Scientific Committee of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, Lieutenant-General Igor Makushev, the Russian military scientists have analyzed the use of more than 200 weapons in Syria over the past year, as reported by Russia’s TASS news agency .

    "Over the past year, an analysis of the use and operation of more than 200 weapons systems has been made, with special attention paid to the latest models, including those undergoing testing," the …

  • Media: Russia deploys special forces to southern Syria to support Assad’s offensive

    The Syrian agency Al Masdar News, citing sources in the country’s army, reported on the transfer to the southern regions of groupings from the Airborne Forces (VDV) and the Special Operations Forces of the Russian Federation. The agency reports that the Russian military will support the offensive by Bashar al-Assad in the province of As-Suwayda.According to the agency, these Russian forces "will perform the functions of military advisers, and will also help the Syrian government troops to …