Contents tagged with Syria

  • Kremlin: US representatives to attend security convention in Ufa, Russia

    Alexander Venediktov, Deputy Secretary of Russia’s Security Council, told Rossiyskaya Gazeta in an interview that a US representative will be present at the international session on security in Ufa.

    “In recent years, the Americans have not participated in our event. However, this year at the session in Ufa we expect to see them,” he said.

    Venediktov added that the attendance of one of the directors of the US National Security Council has been confirmed. He commented that this is a “ …

  • Russian media: Israel jamming Syrian aerial defense systems due to poor missile success rates

    The Russian site Avia.pro claims to have learned that the actual success rate of Israeli attacks on targets in Syria is only 30-40%.

    “In light of this, Israel has begun to jam the Syrian aerial defense systems, in order to somehow improve the effectiveness of the attacks,” the authors write, without specifying their sources.

    Israel has not actually commented on its use of electronic warfare systems in an attack on Syria’s Al-Harra province. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu alluded to …

  • Netanyahu confirms that it was Israel that struck Syria this week

    Israeli Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Benjamin Netanyahu hinted that it was the Israeli Air Force that bombed military facilities in Syria tonight.

    “The challenges we face are endless. Not only are we decisively countering any attacks by the enemy, we also anticipate the strikes. Acting firmly and relentlessly, we will not allow the enemy to create bridgeheads to carry out attacks near our borders,” said Netanyahu, speaking at a ceremony honoring the memory of the fourth President of …

  • Syria accuses Israel of air strikes on Daraa province

    On Wednesday night, June 12, Israel carried out several air strikes against targets in the Tel al-Hara area, located in the Syrian Province of Daraa, reported the Syrian state news agency SANA and several other Arabic-language publications.

    According to SANA, air defense systems of Assad’s Army were activated during the attack. No injuries have been reported.

    According to some Arabic-language news sources, the Israeli Air Force used F-16 aircraft during the operation.

    It is also reported …

  • Russian military losing ground in Syria

    Russian military had to leave the military base in the village of Tal Salba in the North of the Syrian Hama province after it was shelled by militants  from the terrorist group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (former Jabhat al-Nusra), reports Al-Masdar News.

    The militants attacked the Russian troops and, during their offensive, they also managed to capture several combat positions previously controlled by the Syrian army.

    According to the report, the massive artillery shelling of Tal Salba was only …

  • Pentagon: Russian Su-35 fighter dangerously intercepted US surveillance aircraft

    On 4 June, a Russian Su-35 fighter intercepted an American P-8A “Poseidon” surveillance aircraft three times in international airspace over the Mediterranean Sea, the US 6th Fleet reported the following day. The second interception was considered “unsafe”.

    The Russian Su-35 flew at high speed directly in front of the American aircraft, resulting in a wave of turbulence that put the pilots’ lives at risk, the US military’s press service explained.

    The US Air Force stresses that it did not …

  • Russia urges Turkey to stop militant attacks coming from Idlib

    “There is still a fairly high concentration of terrorists and militants in Idlib who, taking advantage of their numbers, attack civilian targets and carry out violent attacks on Russian military targets. This is unacceptable," RIA Novosti quoted him saying.

    According to him, Russia is cooperating with Turkey when it comes to Idlib. More specifically, Turkey “is responsible for ensuring that such attacks do not occur.”

    “You know, the Sochi agreements are in effect here, work is being done in …

  • Media: Israel and the United States will put up with Assad if Putin ‘surrenders’ Iran

    The US President’s advisor on national security John Bolton, head of the Israeli National Security Council Meir Ben-Shabbat and his Russian counterpart Nikolai Patrushev will hold a meeting in Jerusalem in late June.

    According to the Saudi newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat, one of the main topics discussed at the meeting will be Iran’s military presence in Syria.

    According to the article, Israel and the United States intend to offer Russia a deal in which Washington and Jerusalem will recognize the …

  • Russia blocks UN Security Council Idlib ceasefire statement

    Russia has blocked a UN Security Council statement calling for confirmation of the ceasefire in Idlib, Syria, a source in the council reported on 3 June.

    The statement, drafted by the “humanitarian three” – Belgium, Germany and Kuwait – calls for “all parties to return to full compliance with the Russian-Turkish ceasefire agreement”. The document also emphasizes that the return of Syrian refugees “must be safe, voluntary and dignified” and that violations of international law must be punished. …

  • Israel strikes Syrian military bases in response to the attack on the Golan Heights

    The Israeli military attacked several military targets in Syria in response to the bombing of the Golan Heights, which occurred last night, as reported by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).

    "Last night, two rockets were launched from Syria to Israel, 1 landing within Israeli territory. In response, we struck a number of Syrian Armed Forces military targets, " the IDF stated  in a  Twitter post.

    Israel also attacked two artillery batteries, a number of observation and reconnaissance posts in the …