Contents tagged with Syria

  • After phone conversation of Russian and Israeli Defense Ministers Israel launches air attacks on Syria

    Syrian air defense systems "responded to the Israeli missile aggression carried out from the town of Majdal Shams in the Golan Heights,” Syrian news agency Sana reported. Sana states, citing "army sources”, that anti-aircraft systems “responded to the shelling and shot down most enemy missiles and limited the material damage they could cause".

    The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (an opposition to the Assad regime, based in London and with knowledgeable sources among the Syrian population) …

  • U.S. troops block Russian military convoy from travelling on road in northeastern Syria

    Tensions continue between the U.S. and Russian forces in Syria. The U.S. military once again blocked the Russian convoy which led to a tense conversation between American and Russian commanders.

    Footage of the incident, which was filmed by the Russian military, was published by Telegram channel "Ukrainian Dialogue."

    Another "race" of the U.S. military and Russia happened the other day in the province of Al-Hasakah. The Americans once again blocked the column of the Russian military police. …

  • Russian military patrol comes under drone attack in northeastern Syria

    On 16 July, an explosion occurred on a road between the town of Ad Darbasiyah and the city of Al-Hasaka in northeastern Syria. The Russian military and Asayish police were sent to the area to inspect the scene after the patrols were completed. At that moment there was a second explosion, reported the Telegram channel Directorate 4.

    According to preliminary data, a makeshift UAV of pro-Turkish militia dropped an mortar shell. According to Kurdish media, three Russian servicemen, two Asaish …

  • Roadside bomb detonated on Russian patrol route in Syria

    A bomb was detonated on the way of a Russian patrol, several soldiers were wounded, reported the Russian Reconciliation Center for Syria, as quoted by RBC news agency.

    The patrol was carried out jointly with the Turkish military. The explosion occurred on the morning of July 14, at 8:20 Moscow time. The convoy was on the M-4 highway near the town of Ariha, in the southern part of the Idlib de-escalation zone.

    A Russian armored personnel carrier was damaged in the explosion. The armored …

  • Russian Khmeimin airbase in Syria comes under drone attack

    Militants in Syria have tried to attack Khmeimim airbase used by the Russian armed forces with drones, stated the head of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria Rear Admiral Alexander Scherbitsky, RIA Novosti reports.

    According to him, Russian air defense systems detected the drones on July 11 at 22:30 local time. They were approaching the airbase from the northeast direction.

    "Russian air defense systems destroyed two militants’ unmanned aerial vehicles at a …

  • Russia explains mass destruction of Pantsir air defense systems by Turkish drones in Syria and Libya

    The mass destruction of the Russian-made Pantsir-S1 anti-aircraft missile and artillery systems in Syria and Libya can be explained by the existence of a so-called "dead crater" or "dead zone", writes the newspaper of the Russian Defense Minister Krasnaya Zvezda (Red Star).

    The newspaper states, referring to the official tactical and technical characteristics of the air defense system, that Pantsir has limitations with regards to its ability to detect targets "at low, medium and high altitudes, …

  • ‘Putin’s favorite Syrian warlord’ guarded by Russian special forces

    Syrian Brigadier General Suheil al-Hassan was guarded by a Russian soldier during a trip to Raqqa province. The commander of elite Tiger Forces was captured in photos posted on Twitter by ANNA-News.

    As the Telegram channel "Special Purpose Channel" writes, the soldier assigned to al-Hassan is a member of the Russian Special Operations Forces. He is armed with a modified Vityaz submachine gun which is used by the Russian Ministry of Defense, and it is quite rare to see it in Syria, the channel …

  • Russia and Iran on collision course in Syria

    A large Russian military column entered the Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor. These were rather three columns that came from different places. The Arabic-language Saudi newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat reported, citing sources in Deir ez-Zor, that about 90 military vehicles, including large trucks, entered al-Tala’i military camp. This is the first time that a military convoy of this size has passed through the city of Deir ez-Zor.

    This "invasion" takes place amid the clashes between pro-Iranian …

  • U.S. General Hodges: Ukraine Syria and Libya are one theater of war for Russia

    Russia could provoke another migration crisis in Europe - about a million refugees can be transferred from Libya to the European continent, said in an interview with the Ukrainian news outlet LB.ua Lieutenant General, former commander of the U.S. Armed Forces in Europe Ben Hodges.

    "If we do nothing to disrupt or limit their actions in Libya, we will get an additional million refugees from Libya to Europe. Just as we received more than three million refugees from Syria in Turkey and in European …

  • Russia withdraws from UN deconfliction mechanism in Syria

    Russia has notified the UN that it is stopping cooperation through the deconfliction system in Syria, reports TASS with reference to the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock.

    During the meeting of the UN Security Council on Syria, Lowcock said that on June 23, Russia notified the UN that it is stopping participation in the humanitarian deconfliction mechanism.

    Lowcock promised to discuss the issue with representatives of Russia and …