Contents tagged with Syrian Conflict
Der Spiegel: At least two Russian officers killed in Syria
At least two Russian army officers were killed during military actions in Syria, reported Der Spiegel. According to the edition, on November 12th, two servicemen of the 22nd Special Forces Brigade of the Main Intelligence Directorate of Russia were buried in Rostov-on-Don. Russian media has not mentioned these events.
Der Spiegel reported that the Russian Army, in addition to the airstrikes, is also involved in the transportation of Syrian army personnel using IL freighter planes and MI-24 …
Russia bombs Turkish humanitarian aid convoy
As reported by Turkish state-run Anadolu News Agency, Russian warplanes bombed a Turkish truck convoy at the Syrian border on Wednesday.The trucks belonged to IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation, an Istanbul-based humanitarian organization with connections to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
Seven people were killed and ten others injured in the air strike on the convoy of 20 trucks delivering supplies to refugees.
Meanwhile, a US official said he was "aware of reports that a convoy of …
Putin,Khamenei and the Syrian crisis
Experts express both consensus and disagreements about the Russian-Iranian relationship.
Moscow – Before the start of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum in Tehran, Russian President Vladimir Putin had a meeting with Iran’s leader, Ayatollah Khamenei. The meeting between Putin and Khamenei was broadcast on Russian television. The President of the Russian Federation stated the two countries have similar positions regarding the conflict in Syria.
“Nobody can or should impose any form of …
US special forces to be deployed to Syria very soon
The President's Special Envoy spoke about the future plans against ISIS.
Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL said that "very soon" it will send dozens of soldiers of American Special Forces to Syria who will cooperate with the Arab forces attempting to isolate the self-proclaimed capital of the Caliphate and put an end to the terrorist groups` conspiracies. As stated by Brett H. McGurk on Sunday, speaking on CBS, in recent weeks the coalition has managed to …
Kasparov: Alliance of the West with Russia is immoral
Following the attacks in Paris last week, the US entered into an alliance with Russia, Iran, Syria, France and other countries against the Islamic State, which claimed responsibility for the attacks. Former world champion chess player, Garry Kasparov, has called this alliance immoral and disgusting. Kasparov, who heads the Human Rights Foundation in New York, stated in his interview to the Wall Street Journal, that NATO doesn't need Putin’s and Iran’s help to destroy ISIS; it simply needs the …
Putin – From Aggressor to Peacemaker
“Participation in the Syrian campaign will help Putin return to a more favorable position in world politics. But, it will hardly change world leaders’ opinions regarding the Kremlin’s actions in Ukraine.” wrote Sergey Rudenko in a special comment for German broadcaster Deutsche Welle. Crimea’s annexation and the war in Donbas forced the West to implement harsh measures against Russia. However, the Syrian war and the union of Russia and France in fighting against the Islamic State may improve …
Pentagon Expresses Scepticism towards Russian Aviation Tactics in Syria
U.S President Barack Obama called Russia a constructive partner in searching for a political solution to the conflict in Syria. He promised to continue cooperation with Moscow despite all existing disagreements. However, according to Colonel Steve Warren, a representative of the International Coalition that conducts operations against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, there is no reason yet to talk about the full cooperation of Russian and U.S. forces. Warren stated that Russians use ordinary unguided …
Islamic State Trying To Develop Chemical Weapons
Western nations and their allies in the Middle East are trying to keep a close eye on an ambitious program on the use of chemical weapons by the terrorist group “Islamic State.” A few days after terrorist actions were carried out in Paris that resulted in 129 casualties, the Prime Minister of France Manuel Valls delivered a warning speech. “We bear in mind that there is a threat of the use of chemical or bacteriological weapons. We aren’t ruling anything out,” he stated, in his speech at the …
Russia hits ISIS with missiles launched from a submarine
Russia has brought in submarines to the military operations in Syria.Russian submarine, Rostov-on-Don, fired cruise missiles at Al-Raqqah, the stronghold of ISIS – reports Russian RBK referring to a sources in the Russian Ministry of Defence. The submarine, transitioning from the Russian Northern Fleet to Novorossiysk, launched Kalibr cruise missiles from the eastern Mediterranean. Russian commandment currently analyse the results of the strike using aerial and space surveillance.
According to …
Der Spiegel: Putin is ready to abandon Assad
"The Russian President, Vladimir Putin, had no intentions to support Bashar Assad as a President of Syria. Apparently, he is ready to fulfil the requirement of the West on the resolution of Syrian conflict" – reported German weekly Der Spiegel on November 13, referring to a secret document in their possession. The document talks about Russian strategy in Syria and relations with the West.It shows that Putin is seeking a beginning of the negotiations on the resolution of the Syrian conflict …