Contents tagged with Syria

  • Russian airstrikes kill eight people in Syrian Idlib province

    At least eight people, including five children, were killed after Russian airstrikes in northwestern Syria on Tuesday. United Nations informs that children are most affected by the violence taking place in the country.

    Strikes were carried out in the village of Jubas near the town of Saraqeb in Idlib province. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the attacks killed civilians who were sheltering in the school and near it.

    "Children suffer the most because of the escalation of …

  • Syria accuses the US of drone attacks on oil refineries

    Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said the Americans attacked oil refineries in the Homs province with drones. The attack, according to him, took place four days ago.

    “The United States, using its illegal military base in Al-Tanf, sent unmanned aerial vehicles to Homs and carried out airstrikes on oil refining infrastructure," he said before the meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

    On December 21, the oil refinery in Homs and al-Rayan Gas station in the center of the …

  • Civil unrest brewing in Syria

    The series of killings of prominent figures in the Syrian system has been crowned by an attack on National Defense Forces commander Ahmed Ismail, also known as Abou Haidra. His car exploded while moving through one of the districts of Damascus, killing him and his driver.

    The Arabic-language media attributes the incident to the general discontent in Damascus, which is manifesting itself through violence and unrest. Something very similar is being observed in the southern provinces of Syria. …

  • Israel carries out missile attack on Iranian facilities near Damascus

    Syrian Government News Agency (SANA) reported that Israel carried out a missile strike on Syrian territory from the Golan Heights.

    "The Air Forces of the Syrian Arab Army intercepted enemy missiles launched from the occupied territories [Israeli part of the Golan Heights]," reports SANA.

    "Our correspondent reports that military air defenses shot down enemy missiles launched from the occupied territories at 11 p.m. and that one of the enemy's missiles exploded in the area of Aqraba in the …

  • Russia sends warship equipped with Kalibr missiles to Syria

    Russian frigate Admiral Essen, which is equipped with Kalibr cruise missiles, is on its way from Sevastopol to the Mediterranean Sea, reports Interfax, citing the press service of the Russian Black Sea Fleet.

    Currently, the crew of the ship passes the Bosporus and the Dardanelles. The press service reports that it is expected that frigate will become part of the Russian Navy’s forces in the far sea zone.

    Russian flotilla has been permanently deployed to the Mediterranean Sea . It includes …

  • US gets hold of frequencies of Russian S-400 air defense systems in Syria

    The US army has obtained the frequencies of the Russian S-400 anti-air defense systems stationed in Syria, reports the Russian publication Free News, citing the decorated Russian pilot Yuri Sytnik, a member of the Senior Officers Council of the Officers of Russia organization. Sytnik believes that the US military has not yet been able to decipher the codes.

    “They are taking note of our frequencies, taking note of our systems which are starting to be deployed against it (the US’s Boeing P-8 …

  • US military retakes six bases in north-eastern Syria

    The US military, which abandoned its bases in Syria when Turkey’s “Operation Peace Spring” began, has started to return and has already retaken six military bases in north-eastern Syria, the Anadolu news agency reports. The American military contingent is being reinforced in the region bordering with Turkey and Iraq and in regions with oil fields.

    In the Al-Hasakah Governorate in north-eastern Syria, US troops hold five bases and outposts, and are setting up two outposts in the town of …

  • Russian and US military commanders discuss Syria in Bern

    On December 18, the Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, General Valery Gerasimov, met with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) of the US Army Mark A. Milley in Bern, RIA Novosti reported, citing Russian Defense Ministry.

    The military commanders of the two countries discussed strategic stability, the situation in Syria and other regions, as well as measures to prevent incidents during military activities of the parties.

    "The meeting was constructive," reports …

  • Russian military command: tests of Su-57 fighter jets in Syria have been successful

    During a briefing with military attaches from foreign countries, Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Valery Gerasimov said that Russian fifth-generation Su-57 fighter jets have passed the second stage of tests in Syria, reports the newspaper of the Russian Defense Ministry Krasnaya Zvezda.

    "Tests of the fifth-generation Su-57 aircraft are continuing. They were re-tested in Syria, and all the planned tasks have been completed," said Chief of the General Staff.

    He noted that …

  • Russia to invest $500 million to modernize Syrian port of Tartus

    In the next four years, Russia plans to allocate $500 million for the modernization of the Syrian port of Tartus, which has been home to the permanent Russian naval base from 2017.  

    "The Russian side intends to streamline the work of the old port and build a new trading port," said the Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov during a working visit to Syria, as cited by TASS. In addition, according to Borisov, a new railway will be built through several Syrian regions, connecting Syria with …