Contents tagged with US-led coalition

  • USA: Russia is preventing the coalition from battling ISIS in Syria

    Russia’s presence in Syria makes it difficult for the Americans to fight against ISIS, according to a report from the Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Defense.

    The report analyzes the actions of the Russian armed forces in the territory of the Arab Republic from October to December 2017.

    In particular, the U.S. military once again pointed to “dangerous maneuvers” of Russian aircraft flying too close to its combat aircraft. The Pentagon asserts that the actions of the …

  • Kremlin says no Russian forces hit by American strike in Syrian Deir ez-Zor, users of social networks prove otherwise with their posts

    The first death of Russian soldier killed in the American strike in Deir ez Zor on February 7 has been reported on social networks.

    On February 7, the US-led coalition forces conducted the strike against the Syrian militia affiliated with Assad in the province of Deir ez Zor. The U.S. coalition said that the blow was struck in response to an attack on the headquarters of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). According to Reuters, at least 100 people were killed in the attack.

    Commenting on the …

  • Kremlin: Russia wants to help Assad fight 'chaos'

    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 …

  • Kremlin: the West wants to take away Russia’s military achievements in Syria

    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 …

  • Kremlin: Pentagon took credit for Russia's and Syria’s victory over ISIS

    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.

    This …

  • Lavrov admits that Russia has no proof of U.S. collusion with ISIS

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov admitted that Moscow has no evidence of U.S. collusion with ISIS militant terrorists, reported Interfax news agency.

    At the same time, the Russian Foreign Minister noted that the actions of the Western coalition led by the United States in Syria makes Russian aviation tactics more difficult.

    According to the news agency, Lavrov responded to reporters’ questions about a British Air Force report that 250 ISIS militants were allowed to leave the city of …

  • Pentagon reports on dangerous encounter between Russian and US-led coalition aircraft in Syria

    About six weeks ago a "close call" took place between planes of the Russian Air Force and the US-led international coalition. The military was able to resolve the situation, RIA Novosti reported, citing a high-ranking US Department of State representative.

    "We had a couple close calls about six weeks ago which we were able to work through," said the senior State Department official in a statement. "We [also] had an incident in July where we shot down a Syrian plane which was violating …

  • U.S. coalition redeploys aircraft after incident in area of Syrian Raqqa

    The anti-terrorist coalition led by the United States is changing the location of its aircraft based in Syria. These measures are being taken for security purposes, the Pentagon said.

    “As a result of recent clashes involving pro-government Syrian forces and Russian troops, we took precautions to change the location of aircraft in Syria in order to continue to fight with ISIS and ensure the safety of flight crews in view of known threats in the area of battle,” said spokesman for the U.S. …

  • Russia: American HIMARS rocket systems are a threat to the Syrian army

    Detachments of the "Syrian Democratic Forces" can use the HIMARS multiple rocket launcher systems to attack Syrian government troops, as stated by the press service of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.

    Earlier it was reported that the US military transferred high-mobile HIMARS systems from Jordan to its Al-Tanf base in southern Syria. According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, the range of HIMARS reactive systems does not allow the provision of cover to the detachments of …

  • US-led coalition says it has the right to attack any military forces threatening its partners in Syria

    The US-led coalition reserves the right to strike at any forces that are a threat to Coalition's forces and its partners, as stated by the official spokesman for the coalition, Ryan Dillon, Interfax news agency reports.

    "We reserve[d] that right for any force that presents a threat, whether it is ISIS or anybody else," Dillon said responding to a question by Interfax.

    Earlier the US-led coalition once again struck a blow against pro-government forces in southern Syria. The coalition’s …