Contents tagged with Syria

  • US military abandons two bases in Syria

    The US military has abandoned two bases in north-eastern Syria and is moving towards Iraq, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reports, citing a correspondent in the region.

    According to the agency, about 40 trucks left the Khorab Jayr base in Syria’s al-Hasakah province. Another 50 trucks departed from the base in the city of Shaddadi. SANA reports that they are moving towards the Al Waleed border crossing on the border with Iraq.

    On January 8, Iran attacked US bases in Iraq. According to the …

  • Arab media: Russian mercenaries transferred from Syria to Libya

    Russian mercenaries have been transferred from Syria to Libya in order to provide combat support for General Khalifa Haftar, writes the London-based Arab news outlet Al-Araby Al-Jadeed.

    According to the newspaper, over the last three days two Russian Air Force airplanes have flown from Syria to the Benghazi Airport in Libya, bringing mercenaries. The Russian security contractors are operating under the companies Moran and Schit, and their deployment was coordinated with the UAE and Egypt, the …

  • Putin meets with Assad and Russian troops in Syria

    Russian President Vladimir Putin made a visit to Syria on Tuesday, January 7, the Kremlin announced on its official website.

    From the airport, Putin went to a Russian command point, where he met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

    “The heads of state listened to the military’s reports on the state of affairs in various regions of the country. Later there were bilateral negotiations between a Russian and a Syrian delegation. While talking to Assad, the Russian President remarked, among …

  • Russia to send for repairs large landing ship which broke down en route to Syria

    The “Orsk”, an Alligator-class large landing ship in Russia’s Black Sea Fleet, will be sent for repairs because the propulsion system broke down, TASS reports, citing a source in the Crimean authorities.

    According to the information obtained by the news agency, one of the ship’s two diesel engines broke down while it was en route to Syria. The landing ship was towed by the sea tug MB-304 to the Black Sea Fleet base. It is not yet known where the repairs will be carried out or how long they …

  • Another large Russian warship damaged during Syrian mission

    Russia's large landing ship Orsk has suffered serious damage off the Syrian coast and is only able to move with the help of a tugboat, reports the Russian news outlet

    The publication notes that, at the moment, it is not clear where exactly the incident could have happened - in the Mediterranean Sea off the Syrian coast or when the ship was passing through the Bosphorus.

    The publication writes that the Russian Navy has not yet commented on the information about the damage at Orsk, …

  • Kremlin: US did not inform Russia about its airstrikes in Syria and Iraq

    During a press conference with journalists, the Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that the US did not inform Russia about its strikes on several targets in Syria and Iraq over the weekend.

    "No, [Washington did not inform Moscow about this]," said Peskov.

    Speaking about the attacks of the US army, Peskov noted that "any actions aimed at eliminating terrorists are assessed positively. On the other hand, any actions that lead to the destabilization of the situation in …

  • Russia threatens to unleash hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees on Europe

    The Syrian army’s offensive in the Idlib province in December, accompanied by the mass bombing of settlements by the Russian Aerospace Forces, has brought the Middle East to the brink of a new migration catastrophe.

    The series of bombing runs which began on December 12 has forced more than 200,000 residents of the northern regions of Syria to leave their homes, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) told Reuters.

    According to the department, by December 25 the …

  • Turkey to send eight thousand Syrian opposition fighters to Libya

    Turkey will send eight thousand soldiers from the Syrian opposition to Libya to support the forces of the Libyan Government of National Accord. The first group of 120 people has already been deployed to the Libyan territory, reports Al-Hadath TV channel, citing its sources.

    Conscription centers have been established in Northern Syria, in the cities of Afrin, Al-Rai, and Akhtarin, as well as in the Syrian territories controlled by Turkey. It is noted that the Sultan Murad Division, which …

  • Russian soldiers evacuated by helicopter after fist fight with American military in Syria

    The media reported that the Russian soldiers had been urgently evacuated after a fist fight with American military.

    As Russian publication The Military Review (Voyennoe Obozrenie) reports, citing several sources, the fight between American and  Russian soldiers did take place in Syria, and, as a result, the Russian soldiers had to be urgently taken to the hospital.

    "The Israeli press drew attention to an incident involving a fight between Russian and American soldiers in one of the Christian …

  • Fist fight breaks out between Russian and American soldiers in Syria

    American soldiers got into a fist fight with Russian soldiers in a settlement in Eastern Syria, reports the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights on its website. No weapons were used.

    According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the incident took place on December 25 in the city of Tell Tamer in the Al-Hasakah Governorate. A unit of American soldiers came to collect information from residents there. At the same time, the residents reacted to the appearance of US troops extremely …