Contents tagged with Aleppo

  • Russian MoD: The UN's 'unwillingness' caused the ceasefire in Aleppo to break down

    The Russian Ministry of Defense stated that the reason for the breakdown of the humanitarian cease fire in Aleppo is the unwillingness of the UN, as was stated by the official representative of the Defense Ministry, Major General Igor Konashenkov.

    According to him, Russia has “repeatedly imposed” humanitarian pauses in Aleppo “for different periods of time.”

    “Each time they break down for two reasons: UN representatives are not ready to deliver humanitarian assistance, and terrorists in …

  • The US calls on Russia to halt airstrikes in Syria

    Speaking at a Security Council meeting, the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, said that the ruthless attacks of the Russian Federation and Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad’s regime must be stopped.

    “The people who are behind these attacks should know that we, and the international community, monitor their actions, document their abuses and that one day, they will be brought to justice,” Power said.

    She named five Syrian commanders, who, according to Washington, …

  • Turkish media: Russian and Syrian strikes on Aleppo killed 106 civilians over last three days

    Over the last three days, air strikes by the Syrian and Russian air forces on the Syrian opposition in Aleppo have taken 106 civilian lives. This was reported by the Turkish Anadolu news agency citing representatives of the Syrian Civil Defense.

    According to the sources of the agency, 200 civilians were injured as a result of these air strikes.

    “The Russian and Syrian air force have been carrying air raids targeting the eastern parts of Aleppo,” Najib al-Ansari, an Aleppo-based civil defense …

  • Lavrov reminded Kerry that the United States has not yet separated the opposition from the terrorists in Aleppo

    Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov conducted a telephone call with the secretary of state of the United States, John Kerry.

    As reported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, a conversation initiated by the United States took place. Lavrov noted that illegal armed groups in eastern Aleppo and its so-called local council refuse to cooperate to resolve the situation.

    “It is emphasized that the Russian Aerospace Forces and Syrian Air Forces have not …

  • Syrian and Russian militaries to begin clearing operation in Aleppo

    In the next 24 hours, the Syrian army, with support of the Russian Aerospace Forces and Navy, will most likely start the operation to clear militants from Aleppo,  Izvestia reported on Tuesday, with reference to the first deputy chairman of the Russian Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security, Franz Klintsevich.

    “It’s been almost three weeks since the humanitarian pauses followed one by one which, however, hardly made any progress. A humanitarian catastrophe is raging in Aleppo now. …

  • Russia sets conditions for extending ceasefire around Aleppo

    The Russian Ministry of Defense stated that its ready to consider extending the so-called “humanitarian pause” in Aleppo as soon as the UN representatives in Syria officially confirm their readiness and ability to deliver humanitarian aid to the city and and evacuate the injured, women and children.

    “The main condition for extending the humanitarian pause in Aleppo is the readiness of the UN humanitarian mission in Syria to deliver the humanitarian aid to the eastern part of the city and also …

  • Pentagon: Russian aircraft took of from the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier and flew over Syria

    The Pentagon expects massive Russian missile attacks and air strikes on targets in Syria to begin soon, Interfax reported. Military sources from the U.S. Defense Department headquarters said on Thursday that the Russian aircraft carrier “Admiral Kuznetsov” would likely spearhead this initiative since Su-33 and MiG-29K naval aircraft have already started flying over Syrian territory.

    Although they have not yet participated in the fighting, the Pentagon noted, "there are signs that the deck- …

  • Media: Russia is getting ready to launch airstrikes on Aleppo

    The Russian Navy group, headed by the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov and the battlecruiser Pyotr Velikiy, is preparing to launch strikes on rebels in Aleppo. This was reported by citing a source in the Russian Ministry of Defense.

    According to, the strikes will be launched on the remote outskirts of the city and not on the residential areas.’s source stated that the Russian military intends to use Kalibr cruise missiles and the naval aircraft to carry out this …

  • Kremlin disclosed plans for Aleppo after completion of humanitarian pause

    The Kremlin stated that the ceasefire introduced by Russian military in Aleppo will continue as long as members of the Syrian opposition who are stationed in the city do not undertake aggressive actions, the Press Secretary for the President of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Peskov said, as reported by Interfax.“The humanitarian pause has a clearly defined time frame, but the policy of temporarily halting the operation of the Russian Aerospace Forces continues. This decision was made with …

  • Turkish Media: Russia carried out air strike on Aleppo using parachute bombs

    The Russian air force has used parachute bombs against the Syrian opposition in Aleppo as reported by the Turkish Andalu news agency. 11 people were reportedly killed including women and children, 25 others were wounded.

    A representative of the Syrian Civil defense, Said Ahmed, told Andalu that the western districts of Aleppo, Etarib, Darrat Izzah and Ibin, came under the bombardment.

    He pointed out that many building were hit by the bombs with 10 being completely destroyed.