Contents tagged with Idlib

  • Russian military patrol attacked in northern Syria

    Two Russian servicemen were wounded because of shelling in Syria, RIA Novosti reported, citing the Russian Center for Reconciliation of Warring Parties.

    On August 25, militants attacked Russian-Turkish patrol using hand-held anti-tank grenade launchers. The incident took place near the town of Urum al-Jawz in southern Idlib.

    As a result of the incident, an armored personnel carrier of the Russian military police was damaged. The BTR-82 personnel carrier was evacuated, and the military is …

  • Russian Khmeimin airbase in Syria comes under drone attack

    Militants in Syria have tried to attack Khmeimim airbase used by the Russian armed forces with drones, stated the head of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria Rear Admiral Alexander Scherbitsky, RIA Novosti reports.

    According to him, Russian air defense systems detected the drones on July 11 at 22:30 local time. They were approaching the airbase from the northeast direction.

    "Russian air defense systems destroyed two militants’ unmanned aerial vehicles at a …

  • Turkey begins offensive in Syria

    Turkey has launched an offensive in Syria, striking militant positions near the M4 motorway near the village of Nayrab in Idlib province, reported the Russian newspaper Izvestia, citing sources familiar with the situation.

    Several airstrikes were carried out on Hayat Tahrir al-Sham strongholds. According to the newspaper, the intensity of fighting in Idlib increased dramatically after the Turkish military, as part of the March agreement with Russia, tried to unblock the M4 motorway, partially …

  • Russia and Turkey fail to conduct first joint patrol in Idlib

    Turkey and Russia are facing obstacles in establishing a security buffer zone along the M4 motorway and ensuring a ceasefire in Idlib.

    Russian and Turkish military planned to start joint patrols along the M4 motorway on March 15. But it became known that the road was blocked in several places by the militants from Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (formerly "Jabhat al-Nusra").

    The Russian part of the convoy advanced several kilometers from the town of Saraqib towards the village of Nayrab, but after …

  • Turkey and Russia conduct first joint patrols in Idlib

    Turkish and Russian troops conducted joint patrols in the Syrian province of Idlib, where a ceasefire was established, a reported by the Turkish Ministry of National Defense.

    “Joint Turkish-Russian patrols on the M4 motorway in Idlib are being carried out to prevent possible provocations and harm to civilians in the region,” said the Turkish Defense Ministry on Twitter.

    After talks in Moscow on March 5, Erdogan and Putin announced a truce that took effect in the region the following day at …

  • Ankara: Turkey will remain in Idlib

    Ankara and Moscow were able to reach an agreement during talks on the Syrian province of Idlib, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Thursday.

    "We have reached a great agreement in the negotiations," Turkish TV channel TRT quoted him as saying.

    At the same time, the minister noted that "Turkey will remain in Idlib, withdrawal [of Turkish forces] is not an option."

    He specified that the army units would not change their locations.

    The minister also warned that if the ceasefire in …

  • Erdogan: Turkish Army has destroyed 8 Russian Pantsir air defense systems in Idlib

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the Turkish military had destroyed eight Pantsir anti-aircraft missile systems in the Syrian province of Idlib, reports the Turkish newspaper Sabah.

    "We destroyed eight Pantsirs in Idlib with the help of our drones. Their cost is very high, these are important air defense systems," Erdogan said.

    The price of one Pantsir -S1 missile defense system for export deliveries ranges from 13.15 million to 14.67 million U.S. dollars.

    On February 27, Russian …

  • Erdogan asks NATO for help in Syria

    Speaking at a joint press conference with NATO Secretary General, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that he had requested additional assistance from the alliance in connection with the current situation in Syria's Idlib. According to him, the situation in Syria threatens all European countries.

    “No country in Europe has the right to look indifferently at the humanitarian drama in Syria. We expect NATO to show solidarity and additional assistance,” Erdogan said, adding that Turkey is …

  • Erdogan threatens to resume military operation in Idlib

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey reserves the right to unilateral actions in Syria in order to achieve the objectives of Operation Spring Shield if Moscow fails to meet its obligations, reports the Turkish news agency Anadolu.

    "We have made an agreement with Russia to resolve the crisis in Idlib without further bloodshed. Otherwise, we will continue on the path that we have identified," Erdogan said , as quoted by NTV TV channel.

    He noted that 59 Turkish servicemen were …

  • Despite Putin-Erdogan ceasefire agreement fighting continues in Idlib

    Despite the ceasefire agreement, fighting between government forces and their adversaries continues in the Syrian province of Idlib, killing at least 15 Syrian soldiers and militants, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported.

    According to the SOHR, the Russian and Syrian military aviation stopped strikes on the province in the northwest of the country. Much of Idlib has been "tensely" calm, said SOHR’s head Rami Abdul Rahman.

    Meanwhile, the European Union welcomed the truce …