Contents tagged with Syria

  • U.S. military blocks Russian convoy on Syrian road

    The U.S. military again blocked a Russian convoy that was traveling in the countryside of the Syrian province of Al Hasakah this week. According to Al-Masdar News, Russian military police were traveling through the Rmelan area when they came across U.S. forces, who decided to prevent their further advance and forced them to turn back to the city's airport Qamishli in the northeast of Syria.

    According to Al Masdar interlocutors, during the incident one of the Russian armored vehicles got stuck …

  • Syria blames Israel for airstrike on Homs province

    On Tuesday evening, a missile strike hit military installations in the eastern part of Syrian Homs province, as reported by the Arab media, including the Syrian government’s news agency Sana.

    According to Sana, the Syrian air defenses, deflecting "the Israeli aggression in eastern Homs, shot down some of the missiles before they reached their targets."

    Translated from the veiled language of Syrian propaganda, this means that most, if not all, missiles hit the targets.

    According to the …

  • Russian Defense Minister undergoes coronavirus test after his trip to Syria

    Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu was tested for coronavirus infection upon his return from Syria, reported the Russian Defense Ministry’s TV channel Zvezda.

    On March 23, Sergey Shoygu made a working visit to Syria. There he held talks with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. They discussed stabilizing the situation in Syria, including ensuring a sustainable ceasefire in Idlib province, as well as Russian-Syrian military-technical, humanitarian and economic cooperation.

    According to Zvezda, …

  • Russian Defense Minister meets with Assad in Syria at Putin’s request

    Russian Su-35Sfighter jets escorted Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu’s aircraft into Syrian airspace to provide security, stated the Russian Defense Ministry, as quoted by RBC news agency. Shoygu made a working visit to Syria at the request of Russian President Vladimir Putin. In Damascus, the minister was met by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

    During the talks, they discussed ensuring the ceasefire in the Idlib de-escalation zone and military-technical cooperation between Russia and …

  • Turkey and Russia conduct first joint patrols in Idlib

    Turkish and Russian troops conducted joint patrols in the Syrian province of Idlib, where a ceasefire was established, a reported by the Turkish Ministry of National Defense.

    “Joint Turkish-Russian patrols on the M4 motorway in Idlib are being carried out to prevent possible provocations and harm to civilians in the region,” said the Turkish Defense Ministry on Twitter.

    After talks in Moscow on March 5, Erdogan and Putin announced a truce that took effect in the region the following day at …

  • Unidentified air force attacks pro-Iranian militia’s base in Syria

    An unidentified country's air force carried out strikes on pro-Iranian militant positions in eastern Syria on Thursday, March 12. The base of the Shiite group Kata'ib al-Imam Ali (Imam Ali Battalions), located in the Al-Bukamal area on the Syria-Iran border, was hit by airstrikes, reports the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR). According to human rights activists, the attack was carried out by three UAVs, which fired at least 10 missiles. Eighteen militants of the group were killed in …

  • Ankara: Turkey will remain in Idlib

    Ankara and Moscow were able to reach an agreement during talks on the Syrian province of Idlib, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Thursday.

    "We have reached a great agreement in the negotiations," Turkish TV channel TRT quoted him as saying.

    At the same time, the minister noted that "Turkey will remain in Idlib, withdrawal [of Turkish forces] is not an option."

    He specified that the army units would not change their locations.

    The minister also warned that if the ceasefire in …

  • US military patrol prevents Russian convoy from reaching oil field in northeastern Syria

    The Russian military convoy was unable to reach an oil field in Al Hasakah province in northeastern Syria via the M4 highway. Their way was blocked by the U.S. military, Anadolu reports, citing its sources on the ground.

    According to Anadolu, an American patrol arrived in the village of Tall Tamr in the western province of Al Hasakah, where it stopped a Russian military convoy consisting of four vehicles. As a result, the Russian military, which was traveling along the M4 motorway to the oil …

  • Erdogan offers Putin to jointly develop Syrian oil deposits

    Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has proposed to Russian leader Vladimir Putin to boost Syria’s economy by jointly developing Syrian oil deposits. Erdogan himself told journalists about his proposal to Putin during the flight from Belgium to Turkey. An excerpt of the interview was published by NTV channel.

    "With the oil we get from here, we will make a contracting company, and if you support it financially, let us bring the destroyed Syria back on its feet," Erdogan told Putin.

    The Turkish …

  • Erdogan: Turkish Army has destroyed 8 Russian Pantsir air defense systems in Idlib

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the Turkish military had destroyed eight Pantsir anti-aircraft missile systems in the Syrian province of Idlib, reports the Turkish newspaper Sabah.

    "We destroyed eight Pantsirs in Idlib with the help of our drones. Their cost is very high, these are important air defense systems," Erdogan said.

    The price of one Pantsir -S1 missile defense system for export deliveries ranges from 13.15 million to 14.67 million U.S. dollars.

    On February 27, Russian …