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  • Kyiv: Assad promises Putin 40,000 Syrian mercenaries will be sent to Ukraine

    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has promised Russian president Vladimir Putin to provide 40,000 fighters for the war in Ukraine, reports the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry.

    According to intelligence reports, the command of the Russian military base in Khmeimim airbase was instructed to send up to 300 militants to Ukraine every day. On March 15, 150 mercenaries left this base for the Russian Federation.

    This Russian base in Syria is expected to be used to move …

  • Russia claims Syrian air defense systems intercepted 7 missiles during last Israeli airstrike

    On the night of July 20, Russian missile defense systems Pantsir-S and BUK-M2 were used in Syria, but they failed to intercept all the missiles, reported the Russian "Center for Reconciliation of the Warring Parties in Syria" on the website of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.

    According to the Russian military, half an hour before midnight, four F-16 fighter jrets of the Israeli Air Force entered the territory of Syria and launched 8 missiles on the Syrian Army targets and …

  • Russia deploys three long-range Tu-22M bombers to Syria

    Three long-range Tu-22M3 bombers landed at a Russian air base in Syria. The Russian Defense Ministry said that the Tu-22M3 bombers arrived at Khmeimim airbase for the first time. The Russian Defense Ministry added that the arrival of the bombers was possible after the upgrade of the second runway. The runway was lengthened, received new coating and new lighting and radio equipment were installed on it. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the airbase can now be used by aircraft of all …

  • Russian Special Forces officer killed in Syria

    On the night of January 14-15, Russian special forces came under militants’ attack while trying to storm the town of Al Enkawi in the Al-Ghab Plain. One Russian serviceman was killed.

    According to the reports, the deceased is an officer of the special forces unit of the Russian Military Intelligence Directorate (GRU), Mikhail Viktorovich Klimentsov. He was reportedly killed on January 14.

    The circumstances are not known, but the Russian Telegram channel "Special Purpose Channel" reported that …

  • Russia allocates more than $1 billion to Syria

    Russia has allocated more than $1 billion for Syria to restore electricity grids, industrial infrastructure and other purposes, said the Head of the Russian National Defense Management Center Mikhail Mizintsev.

    According to him, as part of interstate cooperation and humanitarian assistance to Syria, Russian ministries and agencies are "consistently promoting projects" in education and medicine, environmental management and housing construction, as well as trade, economic, scientific and …

  • Israel launches airstrikes on targets in Syria

    The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) carried out airstrikes against a number of Syrian Army targets after shelling from Syrian territory. "We hold the Syrian regime accountable for the attack and we will respond to any violation of Israel’s sovereignty," the IDF said on Saturday night, July 25. The Israeli side did not specify which targets were hit by its aviation. A few hours earlier, IDF reported explosions in the Golan Heights area and damage to a building and a vehicle.

    The Syrian state …

  • Russia sends second shipment of modernized MiG-29 fighter jets to Syria

    The Syrian Air Force has received a second batch of modernized MiG-29 fighter jets, reported the Syrian state news agency SANA, citing a source in the Syrian Army.

    "As part of military-technical cooperation between Russia and Syria, the Russian side handed over the second batch of advanced and modernized MiG-29 fighter jets to Syria during a ceremony at the Khmeimim air base," the source said.

    According to him, the modernized fighters are more effective than the old ones. As early as June 1, …

  • Russian Defense Minister meets with Assad in Syria at Putin’s request

    Russian Su-35Sfighter jets escorted Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu’s aircraft into Syrian airspace to provide security, stated the Russian Defense Ministry, as quoted by RBC news agency. Shoygu made a working visit to Syria at the request of Russian President Vladimir Putin. In Damascus, the minister was met by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

    During the talks, they discussed ensuring the ceasefire in the Idlib de-escalation zone and military-technical cooperation between Russia and …

  • Assad and Haftar join forces to oppose Erdogan

    Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad has entered into a military and political alliance with Libyan Field Marshal Haftar to jointly oppose Turkey's armed intervention, reports the French newspaper Le Monde.

    According to the newspaper, a new military and political axis of Damascus-Benghazi is being formed. It is "a sign of the growing expansion of the Syrian and Libyan theatres of war with serious implications for regional geopolitics."

    On Tuesday, March 3, the unrecognized Eastern Libya’s government, …

  • Putin to Assad: Invite Trump to Damascus

    During his recent visit to Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin advised his Syrian colleague Bashar al-Assad to invite US President Donald Trump to Damascus, according to a story presented on the TV channel Russia 1 during the program “Moscow. Kremlin. Putin”. The topic came up while the leaders of the two countries were meeting with Patriarch John X of Antioch and discussing a statement about the Apostle Paul, who went to Damascus.

    Commenting on the story, Assad joked that if Trump were to …