Contents tagged with Syria

  • Russia and Iran on collision course in Syria

    A large Russian military column entered the Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor. These were rather three columns that came from different places. The Arabic-language Saudi newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat reported, citing sources in Deir ez-Zor, that about 90 military vehicles, including large trucks, entered al-Tala’i military camp. This is the first time that a military convoy of this size has passed through the city of Deir ez-Zor.

    This "invasion" takes place amid the clashes between pro-Iranian …

  • U.S. General Hodges: Ukraine Syria and Libya are one theater of war for Russia

    Russia could provoke another migration crisis in Europe - about a million refugees can be transferred from Libya to the European continent, said in an interview with the Ukrainian news outlet LB.ua Lieutenant General, former commander of the U.S. Armed Forces in Europe Ben Hodges.

    "If we do nothing to disrupt or limit their actions in Libya, we will get an additional million refugees from Libya to Europe. Just as we received more than three million refugees from Syria in Turkey and in European …

  • Russia withdraws from UN deconfliction mechanism in Syria

    Russia has notified the UN that it is stopping cooperation through the deconfliction system in Syria, reports TASS with reference to the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock.

    During the meeting of the UN Security Council on Syria, Lowcock said that on June 23, Russia notified the UN that it is stopping participation in the humanitarian deconfliction mechanism.

    Lowcock promised to discuss the issue with representatives of Russia and …

  • Russia claims to have tested its new Su-57 fighter in combat

    Russian military conducted a test, during which a "swarm" of Su-35 fighters flew under the control of the 5th generation Su-57 aircraft, reported TASS, citing two sources in the defense industry.

    "The experiment was conducted in real combat conditions. A group of Su-35 fighters was part of the "pack" and the role of the command-staff aircraft was performed by the Su-57," TASS quoted one of the interlocutors as saying.

    Another source confirmed to TASS the nature of the tests. According to the …

  • Israel believes Iran will try to retaliate against airstrikes on its positions in Syria

    Former Head of the Israel Defense Forces Military Intelligence Directorate, now head of Tel Aviv University’s Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) , Maj. Gen. (ret.) Amos Yadlin commented on the latest attacks on Syria, which are attributed to Israel.

    According to Yadlin, the operational assessments of the situation under which Tehran is preparing to withdraw its forces from the territory of Syria are not true.

    "Massive strikes on Syrian territory last night refute the assumptions …

  • Syria claims to have thwarted drone attack on Latakia province

    Syrian Air Defense (Air Defense) repelled a drone attack over the city of Jableh in the west of the country, reported the Syrian state-run agency SANA.

    According to SANA, the air defense systems also destroyed several missiles over the Homs province. According to the agency, the attack was carried out from the territory of neighboring Lebanon.

    In early June, Syrian air defenses repelled an Israeli missile attack on Hama province.

    Late last year, militants used drones to attack Russia's …

  • Russia accuses Israel of selling drone technology to Turkey

    Turkey is actively using Bayraktar TB series of combat drones in Libya. The technology for the drones was acquired from Israel, writes the Russian news agency FAN, noting that Israel, being surrounded by unfriendly Arab states, reached out to Turkey, the only ally in the region.

    The article claims that the drones of the Bayraktar family are very similar to the drones manufactured in Israel. This includes both the appearance, components, and technical solutions used in the Israeli IAI Heron and …

  • Explosive device detonated under Russian military patrol in Syria

    In Syria, unknown assailants detonated an improvised explosive device under a Russian military police patrol vehicle, reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the report of the Russian Reconciliation Center for Syria.

    It all happened on the morning of June 9 near the town of Kobani in Syria's Kurdistan. Unknown people tried to force the patrol to turn back. "During a U-turn at the end of the route there was an explosive device triggered under Russian car," the military said.

    No one was …

  • Russia claims its air defense systems don’t counter Israeli attacks in Syria for political reasons

    Russian air defense systems deployed in Syria do not shoot down Israeli missiles for political reasons, said Dmitry Danilov, head of the European Security Department of the Institute of Europe of the Russian Academy of Sciences and a professor at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), during a conversation at the Patriot Media Center as part of the discussion "Defenders of Europe is a threat to peace. Why is NATO conducting new exercises in the face of the epidemic?" …

  • Israeli warplanes bomb Iranian missile factory in Syria

    The Israeli Air Force launched a missile strike on a number of targets near the Syrian city of Masyaf on the evening of June 4. The airstrikes targeted a military production facility and a research center in the Wadi Jahannam neighborhood.

    Syrian news agency SANA was quick to blame Israel for the attack. "Syrian air defenses responded to enemy missiles in a timely manner and shot down several of them. (...) As a result of the aggression, material damage was caused, but no one was injured," …