Contents tagged with Syria

  • Turkey accuses Russia of supplying weapons and ammunition to Syrian Kurds

    Russia is providing military assistance to Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), reports the Turkish publication Yeni Akit , citing local sources. Yeni Akit states that Russia has been supplying the YPG with weapons and ammunition.

    According to the publication, Russia sent a convoy of forty heavy trucks to the Kurds in Northern Syria, which delivered a large number of weapons and ammunition to the former American Ain Issa military base. According to the reports, earlier, American troops …

  • Israel officially confirms its support for Syrian Kurds

    The Jewish state is already assisting the Syrian Kurds and will continue to do so, said Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely. “Israel has received many requests for aid in diplomatic and humanitarian matters. We are aiding them in various channels,” The Jerusalem Post cites Hotovely as saying.

    The deputy minister made the statement during a session of the Knesset. According to her, Israel’s support of the Kurds is based on “historical ties and shared interests”. “The Kurds are a …

  • Russia bombs Syrian Idlib destroying children's hospital

    Russian aircraft carried out a double raid on medical facilities in the de-escalation zone in Northwestern Syria, reports the Turkish Anadolu News Agency.

    At night the aircraft of Russian Aerospace Forces had attacked Shinan and Maar Shurin villages, as well as the district of Maarat al-Numan.

    As a result of the strike, the Ikhlas Maternity and Children's Hospital in the village of Shannan were destroyed, two medical workers were wounded. Newborns and patients were evacuated.

    Over the past …

  • Russia intends to lease new airfield in Syria to counter potential US missile attacks

    Russia is negotiating with Damascus a lease of a military airfield in the city of Qamishli. It is assumed that Russia will deploy there its Middle Eastern missile control center to counter potential US attacks.

    Washington can deploy missiles on the territory of Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and other countries in the region. The presence of air defense and missile-defense systems in Qamishli will allow Russia to intercept the US missiles long before they reach Russia's territory, reports Avia.Pro …

  • Russia sends additional forces and armored vehicles to northern Syria

    The Russian Defense Ministry has transferred additional forces and armored vehicles to northern Syria to participate in joint patrols of border areas with Turkey in accordance with the Russian-Turkish agreement, reports RIA Novosti.

    About 300 military police personnel and 20 armored vehicles have reportedly been deployed to northern Syria to participate in joint patrols with the Turks. According to the agreement, daily Russian military police patrols will take place in at least ten settlements …

  • 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 …

  • Turkey hands over 18 captured Syrian soldiers to Russia

    The Turkish authorities reported that they had handed over a group of 18 servicemen of Syrian Army to Russia. Syrian soldiers were captured by Turks on October 29, near the city of Ras al-Ayn, reports Anadolu News Agency.

    The Turkish Defense Ministry reports that it agreed to transfer Syrians after discussing the situation with Russia.

    In October, Turkey began a military operation against the Kurdish armed groups in the North-Eastern regions of Syria.

  • Reinforced armor fails to save Russian T-62 tanks in Syria

    Doubts have arisen regarding the defensive capabilities of modern and “modernized” Russian military vehicles following the destruction of three T-62 tanks in a single battle in Syria, writes the Vietnamese news outlet BaoDatViet.

    In battles with rebels in Idlib and Latakia last week, Syrian government forces lost five tanks, and many other military vehicles were damaged. Three of the destroyed vehicles were identified as T-62M tanks.

    The published pictures clearly show that the tanks were hit …

  • 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 …

  • Kremlin: withdrawal of Kurdish troops in Syria completed ahead of schedule

    Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu said during a meeting with his Armenian counterpart David Tonoyan that the withdrawal of armed Kurdish units from the security zone on the Syrian-Turkish border has been completed ahead of time, reports TASS. According to Shoygu, both Syrian border guards and Russian military police entered these territories.

    On October 22, at the meeting in Sochi, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan agreed to resolve the military …