Contents tagged with Syria

  • Erdogan complains to Putin about Assad

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan warned Russian President Vladimir Putin that the fighting in Idlib threatens Turkey's national security, reports Anadolu News Agency.

    The Turkish president noted that the escalation of the conflict in Idlib also undermines the possibility of a peaceful settlement. In his opinion, the actions of Assad’s army lead to a humanitarian disaster. Erdogan and Putin also discussed the Russian-Turkish relations and the situation in Libya.

    Earlier, it became known …

  • Secret Syrian deal between Russia and Turkey uncovered

    Russia and Turkey have signed secret agreements regarding Syria. Confirmation of this was given in Turkish parliament, reports the Russian news outlet Ünal Çeviköz, vice president of the primary opposition force in the country – the Republican People’s Party – has obtained documents confirming that closed-door agreements have been signed between the countries. Moscow has supposedly agreed to allow forces loyal to Turkey to attack the Kurdish armed groups.

    Çeviköz managed to get …

  • Turkish army held up by Russian Air Forces near the Syrian city of Khan Shaykhun

    A Turkish military convoy at Maarat al-Numan, Syria, has been unable to move further south due to an operation being carried out by the Russian Aerospace Forces on the international road to Khan Shaykhun, a Syria TV correspondent reported. The Turkish troops were reportedly banned from using any military transport in this region.

    The channel’s sources say that the Turkish military convoy is trying to establish a new observation point near the city of Khan Shaykhun in order to take control of …

  • Kremlin invites governor of Syrian Tartus province to visit annexed Crimea

    The coordinator of the Russian State Duma group on relations with the parliament of Syria Dmitry Sablin, arrived in Syria on Sunday and plans to invite Tartus Governor Safwan Abu Saad to visit annexed Sevastopol,  reports Russian Interfax news agency.

    In early 2019, Saad signed an agreement on economic and cultural cooperation with Sevastopol.

    In January of this year, the former Russian head of Sevastopol Dmitry Ovsyannikov visited Syria as part of the Russian delegation.

    In April 2018, …

  • Syria reports another missile attack

    Syrian air defense systems have detected and destroyed missiles that were launched from the direction of Lebanon towards the city of Masyaf, reports Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA). According to the agency, some of the missiles reached the ground facilities.

    SANA does not name a country that was behind the attack  but reminds that the air defense of the Syrian army has repeatedly repelled the attacks of Israel and the United States.

    Al-Masdar News reported earlier this month that Russian S-400 …

  • Media: Syrian air defense repelled a missile attack on military facilities in Hama province

    On the night from Thursday to Friday, Syrian air defenses repelled a missile attack on military facilities in the city of Masyaf in the Hama province, reports SANA news agency citing its military source. According to SANA, the Syrian anti-aircraft operators managed to destry one of the missiles which was flying from the direction of neighboring Lebanon. Earlier, it was reported that loud explosions were heard in the city.

    On July 22, Al Ekhbariya TV channel also reported that the air defense …

  • Russian Khmeimim airbase in Syria attacked by drones for third time in a month

    Six drones belonging to the Syrian militants tried to attack the Russian Khmeimim Air Base. All  the drones were destroyed, no one was hurt, reports the Russian Defense Ministry.

    According to TASS news agency, the drones approached the airfield from the northwest side. The Russian military used air defense systems in the response.

    Russian Defense Ministry noted that it was the third attempt to attack the airbase in a month. Previously, the airbase was attacked on August 8. Then two civilians …

  • Syrian army captures strategically important city in Idlib

    The Syrian government forces  have captured the strategically important city of al Habeit in the province of Idlib, which is controlled by the rebels, reports Deutsche Welle.

    "The capture of al Habeit is the most significant progress of Assad's army since the beginning of its offensive in Idlib province three months ago. More than a hundred fighters from both sides were killed in the battle for al Habeit. At the same time, the Syrian army and its allies conducted about two thousand artillery …

  • Russia to open naval shipyard in Syria

    By the end of August, Russia’s Black Sea Fleet will have an operational shipyard at the Russian naval logistics point in Tartus, Syria,  TASS reports citing a source in the ship repair industry.

    “In Syrian Tartus at the end of August, the Black Sea Fleet’s ship repair complex will start operating to provide minor repairs to the ships and submarines of the Russian Navy’s permanent operational units in the Mediterranean Sea,” the source said, noting that modern machinery has been purchased for …

  • Radio interference linked to Russia over Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport disappears

    The GPS glitches that were occurring in the airspace over the Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv have now disappeared, the Israeli Airports Authority announced in a statement. Take-offs and landings are now taking place normally and using their original routes. The warning to the crews of airliners taking off or landing at the airport has also been lifted.

    At present, there is no clear explanation of what caused the GPS glitches.

    At the end of June 2019, Israel’s Army Radio reported that the …