Contents tagged with Syrian Conflict

  • Israeli jets strike Syrian army near Golan Heights

    Israeli warplanes bombed the Syrian Army in the Golan Heights this evening after Israel accused Assad’s forces of shelling the Israeli territory, Al Masdaq news agency reports.

    According to the reports of the Syrian Army’s 90th Brigade, an Israeli aircraft struck the positions of the Syrian Army near the town of Qaws Al-Sandiyanah located south of Harfa.

    The agency reports that as a result of the Israeli airstrike, the Syrian Army’s 130mm artillery gun was destroyed. No casualties have been …

  • Russian Defense Minister states that operation in Syria will soon be completed

    The operation in Syria is coming to an end, and there are several issues that need urgent attention, said Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu said on Monday during a meeting with Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman.

    “I would like to discuss each issue connected with Syria separately. The operation there is approaching its completion. There are several points that require urgent solutions, and discussions about the prospects for the further development of the situation in Syria are needed,” …

  • Putin calls on international community to think about rebuilding Syria

    The international community should already be thinking about rebuilding Syria after the war, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at the opening of the Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union in Saint Petersburg.

    “I think that the international community should already think about the post-war restoration of the state, about how, in what formats and what quantities to assist it and other countries in the region, how to promote more effectively their socio-economic development and enhance …

  • Russia taking heavy losses as it gets drawn into the ground operation in Syria

    Former Donbas separatist commander Igor Strelkov, with reference to his own sources, reported the loss of numerous Russian soldiers in Syria.

    On his page on the social network Vkontakte, Strelkov cited the evidence of several sources who have fought in Syria

    Strelkov’s first source has fought as part of the Wagner private military company, and has recently returned from Syria.

    “According to him, in the last week three people in his platoon were killed and many were wounded,” Strelkov states. …

  • Pentagon questions ability of Russia and Syria to defeat the Islamic State

    Pentagon spokesman Eric Pahon said that he is skeptical of statements made by the Russian Defense Ministry regarding its successes in the fight against the Islamic state (IS).

    TASS quotes Pahon as saying that "The efforts of the authoritarian regime of [Syrian President Bashar Assad], Russia and Iran are unlikely to lead to a complete defeat of IS."

    According to Pahon, the emergence of IS "is linked, inter alia, with the repressive measures of the Assad regime." Against this background, he …

  • Russian Ministry of Defense reports death of 12 Al-Nusra Front commanders in Syria

    In Syria, twelve field commanders of the Al-Nusra Front terrorist group have been killed, as reported by Interfax news agency, referring to a statement of the Russian Defense Ministry.

    According to the Ministry, the commanders were killed during a Russian air strike.

    One of the leaders of the group, Abu Mohammad al-Julani was seriously injured and is in critical condition. He lost his hand, said Igor Konashenkov, an official representative of the Defense Ministry, citing information from …

  • Turkish Foreign Minister: Russian and Syrian airstrikes on Idlib should not be ignored

    Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, commenting on the situation in Syria and Idlib, said that it is necessary to ensure the territorial integrity of the Syrian Arab Republic, and one should not turn a blind eye to the airstrikes carried out by Syrian and Russian aircraft, reported Anadolu news agency.

    According to him, Idlib is a key region in terms of preventing armed conflicts in Syria. The minister also mentioned that during the Inter-Syrian talks in Astana, the decision was made to …

  • Russian soldiers captured by ISIS in Syria previously fought in eastern Ukraine

    One of the Russian soldiers who were captured in Syria by ISIS terrorists fought previously in the Donbas in the ranks of the LPR (Luhansk People’s Republic), and another is connected to the so-called “Domodedovo” military brotherhood, as reported by Russian blogger Anatoly Nesmiyan (El Murid) in his LiveJournal.

    As evidence, he released a photo which may shed light on Roman Zabolotny’s connection to the LPR, and Gregory Tsurkanov’s connection to the Domodedovo military brotherhood.

    Nesmiyan …

  • ISIS announces capture of two Russian soldiers in Syria

    The terrorist group ISIS captured two Russian soldiers in the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor, reported SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors the activities of terrorists, citing Amaq news agency.

    It was also reported that one of the Russian soldiers was killed.

    Later, a representative of the Russian Khmeimim Air Base told Russia’s Interfax news agency that the information about the capture and death of Russian military in the Deir ez-Zor province is untrue.

    “There were no incidents connected …

  • Two more Russian soldiers killed in Syria

    Russian Yuri Khabarov has been killed in Syria, as reported by a group of independent investigators Conflict Intelligence Team (CIT), with a reference to a post by a friend of the killed soldier in VKontakte social network.

    It is not known whether the soldier who died in Syria had a contract with the Russian army or was a mercenary with a private military campaign, reports CIT. The death of Khabarov in Syria was reported on the social network by user Pavel Dodonov.

    Dodonov called Khabarov “a …