Contents tagged with Idlib

  • 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 …

  • Erdogan and Putin agree on ceasefire in Syria

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin have reached an agreement aimed at ending fighting in Syria's Idlib province.

    After talks in Moscow on Thursday, the two leaders announced a truce that will take effect in the region at midnight.

    "Our task is to prevent the deteriorating humanitarian situation in the region. We will make every effort to provide the necessary assistance to all those in need, and we will also ensure that refugees return to their homes," …

  • Kremlin admits possibility of direct clash with Turkey in Syria

    The sharp escalation in northern Syria, where Turkey is conducting operation the Spring Shield in an attempt to push back Bashar al-Assad's forces and block hundreds of thousands of refugees pouring through the Turkish border, carries the risks of a direct clash between Russian and Turkish military, the Kremlin acknowledged on Tuesday.

    When asked by journalists what is the probability that the Russian and Turkish military will enter into a real confrontation in Idlib, Russian presidential …

  • Syria suspends flights over Idlib

    The Syrian army has suspended flights in the northwest of the country after one plane was shot down by Turkey, reports the Turkish news agency Anadolu.

    The agency claims it has obtained an audio recording of the conversations of the Syrian pilots.

    According to Anadolu, as soon as the first plane was attacked, the dispatcher contacted the pilot of the second plane, which was in northwestern Syria at the time.

    "Hawk-12 was shot down," the air traffic controller told the pilot of the plane, …

  • Russian media: Turkish combat drones are a big problem for Assad Forces in Syria

    The Turkish Air Force, in particular drones, have become a real problem for Syrian troops over the past two weeks, reports the popular Russian publication "Moskovskij Komsomolets". The author, citing Turkish media, writes that Turkish drones destroyed at least 22 Syrian BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicles, 13 122-mm Gvozdika and 152-mm Acacia self-propelled howitzers during this period.

    The article states that Turkish Air Force drones destroyed at least 55 tanks: 13 T-55, 7 T-62, 23 T-72, one T-90 …

  • Turkey downs another Syrian warplane over Idlib

    The Syrian Air Force lost another warplane over Idlib. The loss of the plane was confirmed by the Syrian news agency SANA, saying that the plane of the government forces was shot down by a Turkish fighter while flying over Idlib. No other details of the incident were provided.

    The Turkish Defense Ministry also confirms the downing of the Syrian warplane. According to a post on the Twitter account of the Turkish Ministry of Defense, the country's air force destroyed the Syrian Army's L-39 …

  • Russian military police enters strategic city in eastern Idlib

    Russian military police has been deployed to the city of Saraqib in the eastern part of Idlib province, reports RBC news agency with reference to the Russian Center for Reconciliation in Syria.

    According to RBC, the police units entered the city at 17:00 Moscow time on March 2. This measure was taken "because of the importance of the city in ensuring the safety and unhindered movement of vehicles and civilians on the M4-M5 highways."

    The situation in Syria escalated in February after an …

  • Pro-Iranian militants fire ballistic missile at Turkish troops in Syria

    Pro-Iranian forces fighting alongside the Regime of Bashar al-Assad fired a ballistic missile at Turkish army positions in the northern province of Idlib, reported the Israeli news website Nziv, citing Syrian media.

    According to preliminary data, it is a medium-range missile identical to that used by the Yemeni Houthis against Saudi troops. The projectile was reportedly shot down by a missile defense system deployed on the Turkish-Syrian border.

    Earlier, the Turkish Air Force and ground …

  • Russia says it cannot guarantee safety of Turkish aircraft in Syria

    The Turkish side cannot count on the safety of its combat aviation in northern Syria, stated the Russian Reconciliation Center for Syria, after Turkey shot down two Syrian fighter jets over Idlib.

    "The command of the Russian troops cannot guarantee the safety of Turkish aviation in the skies of Syria," the head of the Russian Reconciliation Center for Syria, Rear Admiral Oleg Zhuravlev, said, as quoted by TASS.

    "Amid a sharply aggravated situation, the Syrian government closed the airspace in …

  • Turkish drone destroys Russian-made Pantsir air defense system in Idlib

    On Friday, a missile fired by a Turkish drone destroyed a Russian-made Pantsir-S1 deployed by the Syrian Army in Idlib province.

    A video released by Turkish media, shows an active Syrian Pantsir being destroyed by a Turkish drone.

    According to Turkish media, the Pantsir radar was active when it was hit, indicating that the system failed to detect the incoming missile.

    The Syrian Air Defense Force reportedly has more than 30 Pantsir systems. Russia has also strengthened its Syrian Khmeimim …