Contents tagged with Syria

  • Kremlin condemns U.S. airstrike in Syria

    Russia strongly condemns the U.S. airstrike in Syria on a building linked to a pro-Iranian militia, said the Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova at the briefing.

    "We call for unconditional respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria. We strongly reject any attempt to turn Syrian territory into an arena for settling geopolitical differences," she said.

    Earlier, the U.S. Defense Department reported on an airstrike in Syria on the orders of President Joe Biden. …

  • U.S. builds new military base in northern Syria

    The U.S.-led coalition forces have begun building a new military base in northern Syria, where Russia has been trying to establish its presence, reported Russian Telegram-channel " the Military Observer" which monitors the Syrian conflict.

    It is noted that the new base is being built in rural areas in Deir ez-Zor province, which is home to a third of Syria's oil deposits. Russia is very interested in this territory and it has repeatedly made attempts to take control of it. One such attempt a …

  • Russia demands Israel stop strikes on Syria

    Israel could provoke a new round of tensions in the Middle East, said the Special Representative of the Russian President for Syria, Alexander Lavrentyev, commenting on Israel’s strikes on targets in Syria.

    "These strikes must stop, they are counterproductive. We hope that the Israeli side will understand our concerns, including concerns about the possibility of escalation of violence in Syria," Lavrentyev said, as quoted by the Russian news agency Interfax.

    "Sooner or later, the cup of …

  • Russia begins withdrawal of troops from T4 airbase in Syria

    Russia has begun withdrawal of its military from the T4 airbase, which is located in Tiyas, Homs Province, reported Telegram-channel "The Military Observer" with reference to local media.

    T4 is the largest airbase in Syria. In addition to the Russian military, the airbase is home to Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps units and Lebanese Hezbollah fighters. There is no information whether Iranian and Hezbollah forces are also leaving the airbase. The T4 airbase has been regularly …

  • Russian special forces fail to advance in south-western Idlib

    Russian special forces were defeated while trying to advance in the southwest of Idlib Province. The pro-Turkish militants repelled the attack, reports the Telegram channel "NORS / in Russian" with reference to local sources.

    Fighting between the Russian military and pro-Turkish militant groups broke out in Idlib province, on the border with Turkey.According to the channel, Russian special forces attempted to take control of the pro-Turkish militants’ positions in the village of Al-Ankawi, in …

  • Israel strikes Hezbollah targets in Syria

    At around 11 p.m., on February 3, Israel struck Hezbollah positions in Syria, reported the Syrian government’s news agency SANA.

    Sana reported, citing army sources, that "the Israeli enemy carried out aerial aggression from the occupied Syrian Golan by firing several air-to-surface and surface-to-surface missiles. At the same time, according to the Syrian authorities, "the Syrian Arab Army air defenses responded to Israel's missile strike on some targets in the southern region and shot down …

  • Russian Special Forces officer killed in Syria

    On the night of January 14-15, Russian special forces came under militants’ attack while trying to storm the town of Al Enkawi in the Al-Ghab Plain. One Russian serviceman was killed.

    According to the reports, the deceased is an officer of the special forces unit of the Russian Military Intelligence Directorate (GRU), Mikhail Viktorovich Klimentsov. He was reportedly killed on January 14.

    The circumstances are not known, but the Russian Telegram channel "Special Purpose Channel" reported that …

  • Syria accuses Israel of another air strike on its territory

    The Syrian state news agency Sana reports that in the early hours of Friday, January 22, the country's air defense forces repelled an attack by the Israeli Air Force on targets in Hama governorate.

    The agency reports that Israeli aircraft launched a missile attack on Syrian territory while in Lebanese airspace. According to the agency, most of the missiles were destroyed by Syrian air defense forces, but "some reached the target."

    The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reports that …

  • Russia deploys 300 troops to Syrian Hasakah province

    Russia has sent additional military units to Syrian Hasakah province, Major Dmitry Suntsov, a chief of the joint Russian-Syrian monitoring center, said on Monday, January 18. According to him, about 300 soldiers will be deployed there. Their main task is to "contribute to the de-escalation of the conflict in the region," Suntsov said. They will make sure that the ceasefire is respected, he explained.

    The Syrian province of Hasakah borders Turkey. The Russian military is stationed there as part …

  • Russia prepares for escalation in Syria after Biden comes to power

    Russia is preparing for worsening of the situation in Syria after the Democrats come to power in the United States. Russian officials believe that the Democrats plan to change the policy of Donald Trump on non-interference in the Syrian conflict.

    On Monday, January 11, a large landing ship Saratov passed through the Bosphorus Strait in the direction of the Russian base in Tartus.

    According to Interfax, the ship entered the Mediterranean Sea, where the Russian flotilla of more than ten …