Contents tagged with Syria

  • Russia deploys military aircraft and helicopters to Syrian-Turkish border

    Russia is strengthening its military presence in Syrian territories bordering Turkey and began to deploy military equipment, including combat aviation there.

    After the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh there is an increased risk of escalation in these territories, reports the Russian news outlet “TRT in Russian”.

    According to the publication, Russia's military equipment and troops are being deployed to northeast Syria. In the last month alone, the number of troops in Al-Hasakah Governorate has …

  • Russia allocates more than $1 billion to Syria

    Russia has allocated more than $1 billion for Syria to restore electricity grids, industrial infrastructure and other purposes, said the Head of the Russian National Defense Management Center Mikhail Mizintsev.

    According to him, as part of interstate cooperation and humanitarian assistance to Syria, Russian ministries and agencies are "consistently promoting projects" in education and medicine, environmental management and housing construction, as well as trade, economic, scientific and …

  • Erdogan condemns Russian airstrikes in Northern Syria

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Russia of attacking a Syrian opposition training camp in Syria's Idlib province. The president said this during a speech at the congress of the Justice and Development Party, Hurriyet reports.

    "Russia's attack on Syrian National Army forces in the Idlib area indicates a reluctance of lasting peace and tranquility in the region," said Erdogan during a speech at the congress of the Justice and Development Party, Hurriyet reports

    The Syrian National …

  • Iran sends anti-aircraft missile systems to Syria

    According to Iran's Army spokesman Abu Fadl Shikaraji, the Syrian government asked Tehran to provide expert assistance and boost its air defensive capabilities to counter air attacks.

    "Iran has sent military experts to Yemen, Iraq, Lebanon and Syria. Along with that we have deployed some air defense systems to Syria at the request of the government in Damascus. The economic conditions do not allow us to provide everything free of charge to our allies and sometimes they have to pay for it, “ …

  • Russia resumes bombardments in Syria

    Russian aircraft resumed massive strikes in northwestern Syria after a nearly six-month hiatus.

    On Sunday, Russian warplanes bombed the western outskirts of the city of Idlib, while heavy artillery shelling from nearby Syrian army outposts was carried out in the mountainous district of Jabal al-Zawiya, Reuters reported, citing a Syrian opposition source.

    According to him, about 30 air raids took place during the day, which was the largest operation of Russian forces in Syria since the …

  • Israel strikes Hezbollah military bases in Syria

    Official Syrian media reported a missile strike on "some military targets south of Damascus." As usual, the role of Syrian air defense, which "shot down most of the enemy missiles" is presented in a laudatory manner.

    More information is provided by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), an opposition organization which uses its own sources on the ground. According to SOHR, the strikes took place in Daraa province and in the countryside near Damascus, near the international airport. In …

  • Russian military patrol attacked in northern Syria

    Two Russian servicemen were wounded because of shelling in Syria, RIA Novosti reported, citing the Russian Center for Reconciliation of Warring Parties.

    On August 25, militants attacked Russian-Turkish patrol using hand-held anti-tank grenade launchers. The incident took place near the town of Urum al-Jawz in southern Idlib.

    As a result of the incident, an armored personnel carrier of the Russian military police was damaged. The BTR-82 personnel carrier was evacuated, and the military is …

  • Syria gives Russia additional land and water area to expand Khmeimim airbase

    Syria has agreed to give Russia additional land and water area to expand the Khmeimim airbase. The protocol to the initial agreement on the deployment of the Russian aviation group in Syria has been published on the Kremlin’s website of legal information.

    According to the agreement, the land in the Latakia province will be used to build medical health and rehabilitation center of the Russian aviation group.

    Subsequently, Syria intends to give Russia the rights to use a 8-hectare plot of land …

  • Russian General killed in Syria

    A Russian military adviser with the rank of Major-General was killed in Syria, 15 km from the city of Deir ez-Zor, when an explosive device was detonated en route, reports TASS, citing the Russian Defense Ministry.

    An improvised explosive device was detonated on the side of the road when the convoy was on its way back to the base.

    In addition to the slain general, two other Russian servicemen were wounded. According to the Russian news agency RBC, the deceased was Major General Vyacheslav …

  • Putin and Erdogan discuss Syria and Libya in a telephone conversation

    Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed over the phone with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan situation in Syria and Libya, reported the Kremlin's press service.

    According to the Kremlin, the conversation was mainly focused on the "issues around the Libyan crisis." The Presidents reiterated the need for real steps by the warring parties in Libya on a sustainable ceasefire, as well as the start of direct negotiations (in accordance with the decisions of the Berlin Conference and …