Contents tagged with Aleppo

  • Russia sends out military patrols without Turkey again in Syria

    For the second time this week, Turkish soldiers have not joined their Russian colleagues in the joint patrolling of Syria, said Major General Yury Borenkov, director of the Russian Reconciliation Center for Syria, as cited by Russia’s Defense Ministry website.

    According to Borenkov, because Turkey did not show up, Russian troops patrolled Syria’s Al-Hasakah region independently. The Russian military police has also continued to patrol the Aleppo province. Borenkov noted that the patrols took …

  • Kremlin reports ‘tragic death of Russian soldiers’ in Syria

    The Russian Foreign Ministry has released a statement reporting the “tragic death of Russian and Turkish soldiers” in Syria’s Idlib province.

    “Between December 2019 and January 2020, terrorists from Hayat Tahrir al-Sham who had captured the de-escalation zone initiated their aggressive forays into and attacks against the positions of the Syrian government forces in the neighboring cities, especially Aleppo. In December 2019, we documented more than 1,400 militant attacks using tanks, machine …

  • Four Russian special forces officers killed in Syria

    According to unconfirmed reports, four officers from the Russian FSB Special Forces counter-terrorism directorate were killed yesterday in the Aleppo province.

    The Telegram channel “Special Forces Channel” reported the news and published the name and the photo of one of the killed officers.

    According to the channel, Captain Dmitry Minov was killed on February 1.

    The officers were reportedly killed after coming under mortar fire in the Aleppo Province.

  • Israel carries out airstrike in Syria

    The Syrian news agency SANA has reported a series of explosions caused by airstrikes near the Aleppo airport and the adjacent industrial zones. Israeli fighter jets are believed to be behind the attack.

    “At around 23:00 [local time] on Wednesday, our aerial defense systems repelled an Israeli aerial attack on a number of facilities in the Shaykh Najjar industrial zone north-east of Aleppo, and shot down several missiles,” SANA cites its source as saying. The losses were reportedly limited to “ …

  • Pro-Iranian and pro-Russian forces clash in Syria

    The Tiger Forces, an elite formation of the Syrian government army, have clashed with the 4th Armored Division, the Turkish Anadolu Agency reported, citing sources in Syria. According to the news agency, the Tiger Forces are backed by Russia, whereas the tank division, which is commanded by Bashar al-Assad’s brother General Maher al-Assad, is backed by Iran. 

    The encounter reportedly took place in Syria’s Hama province in the north-west of the country. Anadolu did not specify an exact date.  …

  • Russia sends a battalion of military police to Syria

    The head of Ingushetia, Yunus-Bek Yevkurov reported on his VKontakte page that Russia sent a battalion of military police to Syria.

    “It’s not for the first time that our guys are honorably fulfilling their duty, demonstrating the same high level of combat training and professional skills. Each time, of course, we hope that it is the last one and that terrorism as a problem in Syria will end,” said the head of Ingushetia.

    Yevkurov said that the battalion was sent to Syria to carry out “special …

  • Russian military police begins patrols around Syria’s Manbij

    The Russian military police began patrols around the Syrian city of Manbij (Aleppo Province), entering into an area once held by US-backed Kurdish forces, stated Russian military police spokesman Yusup Mamatov on Tuesday.

    The Russian troops support the Syrian government forces that were recently deployed around Manbij, near the border with Turkey.

    Fearing a military attack from the Turkish side, Kurdish fighters invited the Syrian regime troops to Manbij at the end of last month after the …

  • Russia bombs Syrian insurgents after alleged use of chlorine

    Russian and the Syrian authorities accused the opponents of Syrian President Bashar-al Assad of shelling Aleppo with chemical munitions. Russian air force struck their positions in retaliation. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights stated on Sunday, November 25 that air strikes on the Western outskirts of Aleppo, near the Idlib province, have become the first in the northwest of Syria since September when Russia and Turkey agreed to the establish a buffer zone along the demarcation.

    The …

  • US representative to the UN: Russia committed crimes in Syria

    Nikki Haley, Permanent US Representative to the UN, while speaking on the protection of human rights at the UN Security Council on March 29, said that Russia and Iran are involved in the Assad regime’s annihilation of the population and civilian infrastructure in Aleppo. The US representative referred to this as “war crimes”.

    “Together with Russia and Iran, the Assad regime has destroyed every hospital in eastern Aleppo. Every single one. A quarter of a million people have been left to suffer. …

  • Poroshenko: Putin is creating an 'Aleppo' in the Donbas

    In an interview with the newspaper Bild, President Petro Poroshenko accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of creating of a Ukrainian ‘Aleppo’ in the Donbas, where Poroshenko claims separatists are deliberately attacking civilians.

    "The situation in some parts of eastern Ukraine is dramatic. We have clear evidence that civilians are deliberately being attacked. Putin is creating a Ukrainian Aleppo there," he said.

    According to him, Ukraine has tried many agreements, but Moscow does not …