Contents tagged with Assad

  • Russia sends second shipment of modernized MiG-29 fighter jets to Syria

    The Syrian Air Force has received a second batch of modernized MiG-29 fighter jets, reported the Syrian state news agency SANA, citing a source in the Syrian Army.

    "As part of military-technical cooperation between Russia and Syria, the Russian side handed over the second batch of advanced and modernized MiG-29 fighter jets to Syria during a ceremony at the Khmeimim air base," the source said.

    According to him, the modernized fighters are more effective than the old ones. As early as June 1, …

  • Russian Defense Minister meets with Assad in Syria at Putin’s request

    Russian Su-35Sfighter jets escorted Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu’s aircraft into Syrian airspace to provide security, stated the Russian Defense Ministry, as quoted by RBC news agency. Shoygu made a working visit to Syria at the request of Russian President Vladimir Putin. In Damascus, the minister was met by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

    During the talks, they discussed ensuring the ceasefire in the Idlib de-escalation zone and military-technical cooperation between Russia and …

  • Assad and Haftar join forces to oppose Erdogan

    Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad has entered into a military and political alliance with Libyan Field Marshal Haftar to jointly oppose Turkey's armed intervention, reports the French newspaper Le Monde.

    According to the newspaper, a new military and political axis of Damascus-Benghazi is being formed. It is "a sign of the growing expansion of the Syrian and Libyan theatres of war with serious implications for regional geopolitics."

    On Tuesday, March 3, the unrecognized Eastern Libya’s government, …

  • Putin to Assad: Invite Trump to Damascus

    During his recent visit to Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin advised his Syrian colleague Bashar al-Assad to invite US President Donald Trump to Damascus, according to a story presented on the TV channel Russia 1 during the program “Moscow. Kremlin. Putin”. The topic came up while the leaders of the two countries were meeting with Patriarch John X of Antioch and discussing a statement about the Apostle Paul, who went to Damascus.

    Commenting on the story, Assad joked that if Trump were to …

  • Putin meets with Assad and Russian troops in Syria

    Russian President Vladimir Putin made a visit to Syria on Tuesday, January 7, the Kremlin announced on its official website.

    From the airport, Putin went to a Russian command point, where he met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

    “The heads of state listened to the military’s reports on the state of affairs in various regions of the country. Later there were bilateral negotiations between a Russian and a Syrian delegation. While talking to Assad, the Russian President remarked, among …

  • Assad calls on Kurds to join forces against ‘Turkish invasion’

    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said in an interview with RIA Novosti that he repeatedly offered the Kurds to join forces to fight the "Turkish invaders."

    According to him, for the first time, such a proposal was made after the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding Between Turkey and Russia on October 22. Then the Kurds replied that "they are not ready to join the Syrian army."

    "We are still working to convince the Kurdish forces that joining the Syrian army and fighting against the …

  • Fierce fighting breaks out between Assad and Turkish troops in Syria

    Violent clashes broke out between the Syrian government forces and the Turkish army in northeastern Syria, reported the Syrian news agency SANA.

    Not far from the town of Ras al-Ain in al-Hasakah Governorate, large-caliber machine guns were used during the fire exchange. SANA did not specify which side opened the fire and whether there were any injured or killed soldiers.

    This is not the first skirmish between the Syrian and Turkish militaries after Tukey suspended its Operation Peace Spring …

  • Syrian President Assad: Trump is the best President in US history

    In an interview with Syrian TV channels, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad called Donald Trump "the best President in US history," reports the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA).

    Assad explained his opinion by the fact that Trump is not trying to hide his true intentions but openly announces them. According to Assad, the American President directly says: "We want oil," or "we want to get rid of someone," or "we want to provide services for money." "This is the reality of American politics," said …

  • Ankara arrests Assad supporters with Russia’s consent

    The Turkish Defense Ministry reported that 18 people linked to Bashar al-Assad’s government have been detained near the captured Syrian city of Ras al-Ayn. The Turkish department called them “elements of the regime” in a tweet.

    Turkey claims that the matter was coordinated with Russia.

    Ankara did not specify the circumstances of the arrests. There is also no information on whether or not the detainees are Syrian government soldiers. The Syrian state news agency SANA has not yet commented on …

  • Assad's army clashes with Turkish troops in northeastern Syria

    Syrian government forces fiercely clashed with Turkish troops in Tal al-Ward village in Ras al-Ain countryside close to the Syrian-Turkish border, reports Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), citing its correspondent.

    According to SANA, the clashes occurred when the Turks and Pro-Turkish Syrian units targeted with artillery shells the settlement of Tal Tamr. There is no official confirmation of this information.

    Earlier, it was reported about the clash of Turkish and Syrian troops in North-Eastern …