Contents tagged with Syria

  • Russia suspected of planning to overthrow Syrian President Assad

    The house arrest of one of Syria's richest men, Rami Makhlouf, who is a cousin of the country's President, may be related to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's fear of  lose his power, reports news outlet.

    According to the publication, Syrian sources claim that Assad decided to place his relative under house arrest after receiving information that Russian authorities consider Rami Makhlouf as a potential President during the transition period.

    "Many international players who follow …

  • Three Russian submarines unable to carry out combat mission in Syria due to technical issues

    Three submarines of the Russian Navy, which are currently in a Syrian port, cannot perform combat missions, reports news outlet citing an informed source.

    The reason for that was the failure of old Soviet batteries that are installed on the submarines, while new imported batteries are not available due to sanctions. According to the source, with new batteries manufactured oversees, submarines could be underwater for five days, and with the installed Soviet batteries they can be …

  • Three Russian officers killed in Syria

    Three officers of the Russian Armed Forces were killed in Syria, and two soldiers were seriously injured, reports the newspaper Vedomosti citing a source in the military and diplomatic circles. The incident occurred on Wednesday, September 4, in the area of the Dzhurin village.

    According to preliminary data, a group of eight people was going in the direction of the command observation post without crossing the demarcation line. There were two explosions of OZM-72 mines about 30 m before the …

  • Russian special forces seen in Idlib, Syria

    Experts are discussing what is believed to be the activity of Russian special forces in the Syrian province of Idlib, which is still controlled by opposition forces. According to local sources, Russian special forces have been conducting “anti-terrorist raids” against Ahrar al-Sham. Russia previously tried to establish dialog with this group. The reports, if correct, seem to indicate that the group’s fate has been decided.

    Reports that 16 Ahrar al-Sham fighters had been killed caused …

  • Russian military base in Syria attacked by drones again

    Russia's Khmeimim airbase in Syria has been attacked by terrorists who used missiles and drones. According to Arab media, explosions were heard as far as the coastal city of Jableh. The Russian Defense Ministry stated that the attack was successfully repelled, missiles and drones intercepted.

    According to the Ministry, two drones were destroyed. There were no casualties or material damage, Russian news agency RIA Novosti reported.

    This is not the first time that he Khmeimim air base comes …

  • U.S. carries out missile strikes on Syria without informing Russia

    The U.S. has launched a missile strike on the infrastructure of the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda near the city of Idlib.

    According to the U.S. Central Command, the targets of the operation targeted al-Qaida in Syria leaders responsible for attacks threatening U.S. citizens, our partners, and innocent civilians.

    According to the Pentagon, the operation will further degrade their ability to conduct future attacks and destabilize the region.

    According to human rights organizations, dozens of …

  • Russia announces unilateral ceasefire by Assad's forces in Idlib

    Russia has announced a new unilateral ceasefire in the Idlib de-escalation zone. Syrian government forces will cease fire at 6 a.m. on Saturday, August 31, the Russian Center for Reconciliation of Warring Parties in Syria reported on Friday, August 30.

    An agreement has been reached to stabilize the situation, the Russian military said, urging armed commanders to join the peace process in the areas under their control.

    In September 2018, Russia and Turkey agreed on a ceasefire in Idlib. The …

  • Su-57 fighters show up in Syria to advertise Russia’s weaponry

    Two prototypes of the Russian-produced Su-57 fifth generation fighter have been sent to Syria, presumably to show off Russia’s weaponry, writes the newspaper of the Russian Defense Ministry Krasnaya Zvezda.

    According to the periodical, this was the “first demonstration of the latest Russian combat aircraft under real war conditions”.

    “The demonstration was clearly intended to attract foreign attention, including from potential buyers,” the news outlet remarks.

    Krasnaya Zvezda assumes that …

  • Russia and Syria accused of attacking Turkish forces

    Russian and Syrian aircraft have conducted more than 15 airstrikes against the Syrian provinces of Hama and Idlib, even hitting a Turkish observation point, Al-Masdar News reports, citing its own sources.

    The attacks caused significant damage to the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham group and the Syrian Free Army, which are backed by Turkey. The Turkish observation point under construction at the town of Sheir Magher was also damaged in one of the airstrikes, although no one was reportedly injured or …

  • Putin: Russia understands Turkey’s concern regarding Syria

    At the end of a visit by the Turkish president to Russia on Tuesday August 27, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan gave a joint press conference. The leaders drew special attention to one of the key topics discussed in Zhukovsky.

    “We believe that at this stage we need to focus on stabilizing the situation in Syria ‘on the ground’ and advance the political resolution process in accordance with UN Security Council Resolution 2254,” Putin told the press.

    The Russian head of state said that …