Contents tagged with Syria

  • Russia claims to have tested its new Su-57 fighter in combat

    Russian military conducted a test, during which a "swarm" of Su-35 fighters flew under the control of the 5th generation Su-57 aircraft, reported TASS, citing two sources in the defense industry.

    "The experiment was conducted in real combat conditions. A group of Su-35 fighters was part of the "pack" and the role of the command-staff aircraft was performed by the Su-57," TASS quoted one of the interlocutors as saying.

    Another source confirmed to TASS the nature of the tests. According to the …

  • Israel believes Iran will try to retaliate against airstrikes on its positions in Syria

    Former Head of the Israel Defense Forces Military Intelligence Directorate, now head of Tel Aviv University’s Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) , Maj. Gen. (ret.) Amos Yadlin commented on the latest attacks on Syria, which are attributed to Israel.

    According to Yadlin, the operational assessments of the situation under which Tehran is preparing to withdraw its forces from the territory of Syria are not true.

    "Massive strikes on Syrian territory last night refute the assumptions …

  • Syria claims to have thwarted drone attack on Latakia province

    Syrian Air Defense (Air Defense) repelled a drone attack over the city of Jableh in the west of the country, reported the Syrian state-run agency SANA.

    According to SANA, the air defense systems also destroyed several missiles over the Homs province. According to the agency, the attack was carried out from the territory of neighboring Lebanon.

    In early June, Syrian air defenses repelled an Israeli missile attack on Hama province.

    Late last year, militants used drones to attack Russia's …

  • Russia accuses Israel of selling drone technology to Turkey

    Turkey is actively using Bayraktar TB series of combat drones in Libya. The technology for the drones was acquired from Israel, writes the Russian news agency FAN, noting that Israel, being surrounded by unfriendly Arab states, reached out to Turkey, the only ally in the region.

    The article claims that the drones of the Bayraktar family are very similar to the drones manufactured in Israel. This includes both the appearance, components, and technical solutions used in the Israeli IAI Heron and …

  • Explosive device detonated under Russian military patrol in Syria

    In Syria, unknown assailants detonated an improvised explosive device under a Russian military police patrol vehicle, reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the report of the Russian Reconciliation Center for Syria.

    It all happened on the morning of June 9 near the town of Kobani in Syria's Kurdistan. Unknown people tried to force the patrol to turn back. "During a U-turn at the end of the route there was an explosive device triggered under Russian car," the military said.

    No one was …

  • Russia claims its air defense systems don’t counter Israeli attacks in Syria for political reasons

    Russian air defense systems deployed in Syria do not shoot down Israeli missiles for political reasons, said Dmitry Danilov, head of the European Security Department of the Institute of Europe of the Russian Academy of Sciences and a professor at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), during a conversation at the Patriot Media Center as part of the discussion "Defenders of Europe is a threat to peace. Why is NATO conducting new exercises in the face of the epidemic?" …

  • Israeli warplanes bomb Iranian missile factory in Syria

    The Israeli Air Force launched a missile strike on a number of targets near the Syrian city of Masyaf on the evening of June 4. The airstrikes targeted a military production facility and a research center in the Wadi Jahannam neighborhood.

    Syrian news agency SANA was quick to blame Israel for the attack. "Syrian air defenses responded to enemy missiles in a timely manner and shot down several of them. (...) As a result of the aggression, material damage was caused, but no one was injured," …

  • Russia confirms delivery of a batch of MiG-29 fighter jets to Syria

    The Syrian army received from Russia a second batch of modernized MiG-29 fighter jets as part of military-technical cooperation, announced the Russian Embassy in Syria on Twitter.

    "The Syrians have already begun to carry out missions on those planes," the statement reads.

    At the end of May, the Syrian news agency SANA reported, citing a military source, that a batch of MiG-29 fighter jets had been delivered from Russia. According to SANA, the transfer of the fighters took place at the Russian …

  • 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 …