Contents tagged with Syria

  • Unidentified warplanes attack Iranian military warehouse in Syria

    "Unidentified aircraft" conducted airstrikes on IRGC's (Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps) weapons warehouse near the city of Abu Kamal, Syria, near the Iraqi border, reports Al Arabia news agency.

    Iraqis and Syrians have accused Israel of the attack and have promised to take revenge. Unidentified aircraft regularly bomb this large military base near Abu Kamal, which is being built by the Iranians. The base is situated along the Iran-Syria main land route leading to Iraq.

    Iranians named this …

  • Russia and Turkey establish new military bases in Syria

    The Russian Armed Forces have established a new military base in northern Syria after reaching an agreement with the Syrian Democratic Forces, which consists primarily of Kurdish fighters.

    According to the Lebanese newspaper Al-Masdar News, the base was established in the border city of Amuda in the Al Hasakah Governorate. As the new facility was being built, heavy vehicles started to arrive. The base will reportedly serve as an observation point for the Turkish border.

    At present, the …

  • Russia deploys combat robots in Syria

    Pictures have appeared online of a Russian Uran-9 combat robot in Syria. The Russian newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta is of the opinion that the characteristic camouflage and setting suggest that the Uran-9 is really in Syria. The robot is presumably being tested there under combat conditions.

    Russian Uran-9 armed UGV somewhere in Syria pic.twitter.com/056huUSZSI

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    It was reported previously that the Uran’s running gear had proved unreliable during …

  • Russian military patrol hits roadside bomb in Syria

    Three Russian soldiers were injured and bruised in the Kobanî region, Syria, as a result of the explosion of an improvised explosive device, reports Interfax, citing Russian Defense Ministry.

    According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the incident occurred as the Russian military police carried out a reconnaissance patrol using an armored vehicle along the Russian-Turkish route.

    Joint patrols have been carried out in Syria by Russians and Turks since November 1. Russian soldiers use armored …

  • Turkish reconnaissance drone shot down over Russian airbase in Syria

    Despite the cooperation agreements between Russia and Turkey, a Turkish surveillance drone was destroyed over the Russian military airbase near the city of Qamishli. The drone collected information about the military airfield, where the combat aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces and the Syrian Air Force are located.

    According to the Syrian news agency SANA, a Turkish reconnaissance drone was destroyed by Syrian Armed Forces stationed in the Hamo village area. Initially, it was assumed …

  • Pro-Turkish militants attack Russian special forces in Syria

    According to information provided by the militants of the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (Syrian National Army), the Russian military was attacked in the South-Eastern part of the Syrian province of Idlib. Several Russian soldiers were killed. The militants have presented material evidence, photos, and videos, but for unknown reasons, the command of the Russian military group in Syria didn't give any comments.

    "Militants of the Pro-Turkish Jabhat al-Wataniya lil-Tahrir group (National Front …

  • Russia deploys more than 30 Pantsir-S missile systems to Syria

    According to military expert Sergei Khatylev, Russia has transferred more than 30 Pantsir-S surface-to-air missile systems to Syria. He also noted that such a significant amount of missile systems could repel a large-scale missile attack of several hundred cruise or ballistic missiles and secure the airspace over an area of about 10 thousand square kilometers.

    "To date, [in service with the Syrian Arab Army] more than 30 anti-aircraft missile-cannon Pantsir-S systems have been deployed in …

  • Russian mercenary involved in Syrian soldier execution now inspiring patriotism in children in Bryansk

    Various Russian news outlets have identified three people from the video of a Syrian soldier being executed that was recently published by Novaya Gazeta.

    Novaya itself tentatively identified one of the mercenaries as Stanislav D., a former police officer from Stavropol Krai, who filmed the incident. After the publication of the article, the man’s wife closed her account on the Russian social network VKontakte and changed her surname to her maiden name.

    The second participant in the reprisal …

  • Russia gives Israel green light to bomb Iranian forces in Syria

    According to Israeli news agency Nziv.net, Moscow was informed about the latest Israeli missile strikes on the outskirts of Damascus. The reason for that is allegedly tacit agreement between Moscow and Tel Aviv that gives Israel the right to attack Iranian military forces located in Syria.

    "Israeli-Russian coordination is based on the mutual interest of both countries. Israel is interested in the fight against Iranian entrenchment in Syria. At the same time, the Israeli fight against Iran in …

  • Russia plans to create groups of combat robots by 2025

    The Russian Armed Forces may receive groups of multifunctional combat robots by 2025, reports RIA Novosti, citing a source in the defense industry. Each group will be controlled by only one operator.

    The Russian Scientific and Technology Association, Android Technology, created an experimental platform named “Marker” for controlling five unmanned machines, capable of solving various combat tasks, simultaneously. The Marker platform was presented in October 2019 at the Magnitogorsk test range …