Contents tagged with Syria

  • 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 …

  • Russia warns Israel against further strikes on Syria

    Moscow opposes Israeli airstrikes in Syria and warns Tel Aviv against such actions in the future, said the press service of the Russian Foreign Ministry.

    "We warn the Israeli leadership against repeating such steps, which have dangerous consequences for the entire Middle East region," the ministry said.

    Earlier, Israel carried out air strikes on populated areas of Syria in the province of Al Qunaitra. At least four people were killed.

    The Israeli army said it carried out the attack in …

  • Israeli army strikes Syria

    The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) struck Assad's army targets in southern Syria in response to an attempt to plant explosives on the border.

    According to the IDF, "the targets of the airstrikes were observation posts, intelligence-gathering equipment, anti-aircraft batteries and command facilities at Syrian military bases."

    The official news agency of the Assad regime SANA reports, citing military sources, that at about eleven o'clock in the evening Israeli helicopters fired missiles at several …

  • Russia's ambassador to the UN urges Israel to leave Syria alone

    Russia's Permanent Representative to the UN, Vasily Nebenzya, speaking at a meeting of the UN Security Council, said that it is necessary to put an end to “the illegal presence” of the United States in Syria.

    Nebenzya stressed that Syria loses about $40 million a month because of its inability to access its oil fields, noting that the "barbaric methods" used by the United States in oil production could lead to an environmental disaster in northeastern Syria and Iraq.

    Nebenzya didn’t forget …

  • Israel launches airstrikes on targets in Syria

    The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) carried out airstrikes against a number of Syrian Army targets after shelling from Syrian territory. "We hold the Syrian regime accountable for the attack and we will respond to any violation of Israel’s sovereignty," the IDF said on Saturday night, July 25. The Israeli side did not specify which targets were hit by its aviation. A few hours earlier, IDF reported explosions in the Golan Heights area and damage to a building and a vehicle.

    The Syrian state …