Contents tagged with Syria

  • Russia sends second shipment of modernized MiG-29 fighter jets to Syria

    The Syrian Air Force has received a second batch of modernized MiG-29 fighter jets, reported the Syrian state news agency SANA, citing a source in the Syrian Army.

    "As part of military-technical cooperation between Russia and Syria, the Russian side handed over the second batch of advanced and modernized MiG-29 fighter jets to Syria during a ceremony at the Khmeimim air base," the source said.

    According to him, the modernized fighters are more effective than the old ones. As early as June 1, …

  • Russia to expand military and naval bases in Syria

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has approved the government's proposal to sign an amendment to the 2015 agreement on the deployment of a group of Russian military aviation in Syria. The document that has been published on Kremlin’s website of the legal information requests that the Russian Defense Ministry negotiate with the Syrian government the transfer of additional real estate and water area to the Russian military.

    "To instruct the Russian Defense Ministry to hold talks with the Syrian …

  • Six MiG-29 fighter jets transferred from Russian Khmeimim air base to Haftar's Army in Libya

    At least six MiG-29 and Su-24 fighter jets have been deployed from Syria to Libya, said the head of the Interior Ministry of the UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) Fathi Bashagha, reports Interfax.

    The planes were delivered to the forces of the Libyan National Army (LNA) which is headed by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar.

    According to Bashagha, these planes were previously located at the Khmeimim airbase belonging to the Russian Armed Forces. According to the agency, it is unclear …

  • Russian military recruits Syrian locals to join Haftar’s Army in Libya

    The Russian military is recruiting young people in Syria to join the ranks of general Khalifa Haftar's mercenaries in Libya, reports the Turkish news agency Anadolu citing sources.

    According to the agency, those wishing to join the anti-government forces in Libya are registered in mercenary recruitment centers in Homs. They are offered a large amount of money for Syria, $1.5 thousand a month, for joining Haftar’s ’s Army. Russia is reportedly assisted by Iranian militants in its recruitment …

  • Russian media publishes salaries of Russian soldiers in Syria

    The salary of Russian soldiers and contract sergeants in Syria is up to 200,000 rubles ($2746 USD) per month, reports the Russian newspaper Argumenty i Fakty with reference to the Russian command.

    The officer's salary is 200-300 thousand rubles ($2746 –$4120 USD). Pilots making combat sorties, on average, receive 400,000 rubles ($5492 USD) a month. Their salary depends on the number of flights.

    It is noted that the servicemen also receive travel expenses: 43 dollars a day for soldiers and …

  • Media: Iran uses Russian Khmeimim air base to transport weapons to Syria

    The second Iranian cargo plane in the last two weeks landed at the Russian Khmeimim military base in Syria, reported the Arabic-language news outlet Nothing is known about the nature of the cargo.

    According to the newspaper, in this way Iran guarantees the uninterrupted supply to military units stationed in Syria, without fear of attacks by the Israeli Air Force.

    The Syrian authorities can also use this method of delivering the necessary goods until security conditions are in …

  • Turkish media: Russia recruits Syrian militants to fight in Libya

    Russia is allegedly inviting Syrians supporting the Assad government in the military conflict to go to fight in eastern Libya on the side of Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, reports the Turkish news agency Anadolu with reference to "local sources" in the Syrian Arab Republic .

    In the end of April, in Daraa province in southern Syria, a "Russian military delegation led by a high-ranking officer" has met several times "with groups of Syrian mercenaries who had previously fought for money on the …

  • 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 …

  • Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria

    On the evening of May 4, Syrian air defense forces repelled an air attack in Aleppo province, reports the Syrian news agency SANA.

    According to the agency, Israel was behind the attack targeting a research center.

    A SANA military source later said the attack also targeted military depots near the town of Al Safirah in northwestern Syria.

    "At 22:32 on May 4, the enemy aircraft appeared on radar screens. The aircraft carried out missile strikes on military warehouses in the area of Al Safirah. …

  • Russian and American military face off in Northern Syria

    The Russian military did not let a US military convoy to enter the town of Qamishli in Northern Syria, Telegram-channel "Military Informant" reports.

    The post was published on the evening of May 2. The date of the incident is not reported. According to the author, the Russians and Americans got into confrontation on the outskirts of the city. Photos published in the post show that two Russian armored personnel carriers blocked the path of the US military convoy. It is noted that after that the …