Contents tagged with Syria

  • Barack Obama called on Putin to withdraw Russian forces from Ukraine

    While meeting with President Putin at the G20 Summit, President Obama raised the issue of withdrawal of the foreign troops from Ukraine, the release of hostages and return of the control over the Ukrainian border. The information on the meeting of the two Presidents has been made available through an official report of the US National Security Council.According to the White House, the talks between Putin and Obama lasted about 35 minutes.Talking about the situation in Ukraine, the US President …

  • How France became the principal enemy of ISIS

    On November 13 a series of terrorist acts hit Paris. Several explosions happened near the Stade de France stadium during the match between France and Germany. The President of France, François Hollande was there, he was not hurt. Other attacks took place in one of the restaurants in the 10th arrondissement of Paris and the Bataclan concert hall in the 11th arrondissement. 129 people were killed during these horrific attacks.

    Why terrorists chose Paris and how France has become one of the …

  • Rebels counterattack government forces in the West of Syria

    Syrian human rights activists report that on Friday, the fighters of Ahrar ash-Sham group and other rebel forces went on counteroffensive and took control of the village of Atshan and surrounding areas in Hama region. According to the Human Rights Monitoring Center, Atshan village was under the control of the Government Forces since October. This village is located at the intersection of several country roads and lies 10 km to The East of the village of Morek. Morek is situated near the highway …

  • Russia sends anti-aircraft missiles to Syria

    According to Russian Air Force commander, Russia has sent anti-aircraft missiles to Syria to protect its jets involved in airstrikes against IS militants.

    Russia has been carrying out airstrikes on Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighters, and other opposition groups, in Syria since the end of September at the request of President Bashar Assad, Russia's long-term ally.

    Russian officials have insisted that their military involvement in Syria will be limited to an air force operation. …

  • Russia No Longer a Superpower

    Russia is no longer a superpower as its deteriorating economy is ranked "somewhere behind Spain", White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters and stressed that Moscow's influence is limited compared to the erstwhile Soviet Union.

    "Russia is no longer a superpower. Observed in the last couple of weeks that the condition of Russia's economy is weak and further deteriorating,"

    "They are now the 15th-largest economy in the world, and they rank somewhere behind Spain," he said. …

  • Russia's military casualties concealed.

    As reported by, Russia has been concealing its military casualties as part of propaganda war.

    In the four weeks since Russia entered the conflict in Syria, Moscow has waged a fierce campaign for the hearts and minds of ordinary Russians.

    Public support for the Syria intervention was initially limited. But as Russian war correspondents have filed patriotic reports from the urban front lines, and the defense ministry has posted bombing videos on social media, support has increased, …

  • Syria talks held in Vienna.

    Top diplomats from Russia, the United States, Saudi Arabia and Turkey arrived in Vienna for talks aimed at charting a new path toward ending the Syrian civil war. 

    The envoys from Washington, Riyadh and Ankara – all of which back groups battling against Assad – will look to sound out Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov after the embattled Syrian strongman made a surprise visit to Moscow to meet President Vladimir Putin this week.

    On September 30 Russia launched air strikes in Syria which …

  • Moscow's ultimatum for mercenaries in Eastern Ukraine.

    As reported by The Informational Resistance group, Russian citizens taking part in the coflict in east Ukraine, both the Russian armed forces servicemen and mercenaries have received Kremlin's conditions for the return to their homeland. It is only through the signing of the contract with the Russian Defence Ministry for further deployment to Syria that they would be allowed return entry to Russia.

    For the signing of the contract such persons supposedly will have to provide three photos and …

  • Iraq does not want Russian help.

    According to the U.S. top military officer, Iraq is not planning to turn to Russia for airstrikes and other military assistance in its fight against Islamic State militants.

    “Both the minister of defense and the prime minister said absolutely there is no request right now for the Russians to support them,” Marine Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of theJoint Chiefs of Staff, said following his visit to Iraq. 

    “I said it would make it very difficult for us to be able to provide the kind of support …

  • First Russian casualties reported in Syria.

    As reported by Reuters, at least three Russians soldiers fighting alongside Syrian government forces were killed and several more wounded when a shell hit their position in the coastal province of Latakia.

    If confirmed, these casualties which occurred on Monday night would be the first known incidence of Russians being killed in Syria since Moscow began air strikes in support of President Bashar al-Assad on September 30.

    The Russian embassy in Damascus declined to comment on the reported …