Contents tagged with Der ez-Zor

  • Russian troops move to Iranian-held areas in eastern Syria

    Russian forces conducted the first military patrol on the outskirts of Al Mayadin in the eastern Deir ez-Zor countryside, Deir Ezzor 24 network reported, citing its sources. This is the first time that Russia moved its militarily to the region.

    According to Deir Ezzor 24 sources, the Russian patrol drove near Al-Rahba Castle in the city, and near al-Taybah roundabout in Al Mayadin.

    The first Russian patrol in the area comes amid reports that Moscow wants to establish a foothold in the eastern …

  • CIA director: ‘a couple of hundred’ Russians were killed in Syria a few weeks ago

    During a Senate hearing for his confirmation as U.S. Secretary of State, CIA Director Mike Pompeo said that “a couple hundred” Russians were killed in Syria a few weeks ago.

    “A handful of weeks ago, the Russians met their match. A couple hundred Russians were killed,” Pompeo said.

    He mentioned the incident as an example of the U.S. administration’s actions aimed at containing Russia, along with the expulsion of 60 diplomats. The comment was in answer to a question about whether or not the …

  • As sand storm covers Der ez-Zor, ISIS launches offensive on Syrian forces

    According to reports, ISIS forces have approached the city of Mayadin from the south and have entered the suburbs of the city.

    While Syrian forces supported by the Russian military are fully engaged in the fight for Der ez-Zor, ISIS chose to attack in Mayadin. It’s the fighters of Hezbollah and Afghan Liwa Fatemiyoun who are trying to repel ISIS attacks in Mayadin.  

    Due to a sand storm, in conditions of poor visibility, the air support is minimal.

     The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights ( …

  • Russian general who commanded separatists in eastern Ukraine killed in Syria

    Russian general Valery Asapov was killed in Syria, as initially reported by the radio station Govorit Moskva (Moscow Speaks) with a reference to a source in the headquarters of the Fifth Army of the Russian Federation. According to their information, Asapov did not respond to attempts to contact him after 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. It is assumed that he was killed in a mortar strike at the command post in Syria.

    Later, information appeared on social networks stating that the incident occurred near …

  • As Assad’s Army converges on Der ez-Zor Russia sends pontoon equipment to help cross Euphrates

    Russia has started deployment of equipment to help Assad’s army battling for Deir ez-Zor cross Euphrates River, writes Russian newspaper Vestnik Mordovii (Messenger of Mordovia).

    A batch of PMM-2M self-propelled ferries has been delivered to Khmeimim airbase in Syria.

    The ferries are intended for transportation of tanks, self-propelled artillery and other non-amphibious vehicles. The ferries are highly mobile and can reach speed of up to 55 km/h over terrain and 11 km/h on water. It can …