Contents tagged with US-led coalition

  • U.S. coalition conducts new air attack on Syrian army in Deir ez Zor

    The United States-led coalition carried out a new air strike on the Syrian military and its allies. The village of Al-Muhasan, which is located on the right bank of the Euphrates River in the province of Deir ez Zor, was attacked.

    Last week, the Euphrate Post reported that the Coalition struck at the Syrian Army and its allies on the western bank of the Euphrates River.

    At that time, dozens of volunteer militia troops supported by Iran, pro-government units, as well as members of Russian …

  • US-led coalition strikes Syrian and Russian forces in Deir ez-Zor

    Dozens of Syrian Army soldiers, Iranian-backed militias, and Russian military came under bombardment by the US-Led coalition on Thursday in the eastern countryside of Deir ez-Zor, reports the Euphrates Post, citing its sources.

    According to Euphrates Post, in Thursday’s attack, the second in the past few weeks, a large number of armored vehicles and tanks of the Syrian Forces were destroyed.

    It is reported that Syrian Armed Forces and allied militias crossed to the east bank of the Euphrates …

  • Russian Foreign Minister claims that Special Forces of the US, Britain, France and other countries are working in Syria

    In an interview with the telecommunications company of the President Kazakhstan, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stated that Special Forces units from the United States, Britain, France and other countries are operating on Syrian territory.  “There are Special Forces on the ground in Syria from the US – they no longer deny it – the UK, France and a number of other countries. Thus, it’s not so much of a ‘proxy war,’ but rather a direct involvement in the war," the Minister said. …

  • Lavrov: Russia has used all channels to strongly warn US against strikes in Syria

    Moscow has used all channels to strongly warn Washington about a strike on Damascus by the US-led coalition. This was stated on Wednesday by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, as reported by news agency TASS.

    “Today we discussed, among other problems in Syria, the actions of the U.S., primarily on the eastern bank of the Euphrates and throughout the eastern part of Syria, where the Americans are creating military bases. I am convinced that there is no reason to doubt the intention of at …

  • US-led coalition strikes Assad’s allies again near Deir ez-Zor

    According to the agency Euphrates Post, units of Fatemiyoun and Zainebiyoun (Afghan and Pakistani Shia military formations fighting on the side of government troops in Syria and supported by Iran) have attempted to cross to the eastern bank the Euphrates River in the area of Al-Muhasan, but were attacked by the US-led coalition air force. The militants retreated to the airfield near Deir ez-Zor and from there tried to cross again to the other bank of the river through a pontoon bridge erected …

  • USA: Russia is preventing the coalition from battling ISIS in Syria

    Russia’s presence in Syria makes it difficult for the Americans to fight against ISIS, according to a report from the Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Defense.

    The report analyzes the actions of the Russian armed forces in the territory of the Arab Republic from October to December 2017.

    In particular, the U.S. military once again pointed to “dangerous maneuvers” of Russian aircraft flying too close to its combat aircraft. The Pentagon asserts that the actions of the …

  • Kremlin says no Russian forces hit by American strike in Syrian Deir ez-Zor, users of social networks prove otherwise with their posts

    The first death of Russian soldier killed in the American strike in Deir ez Zor on February 7 has been reported on social networks.

    On February 7, the US-led coalition forces conducted the strike against the Syrian militia affiliated with Assad in the province of Deir ez Zor. The U.S. coalition said that the blow was struck in response to an attack on the headquarters of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). According to Reuters, at least 100 people were killed in the attack.

    Commenting on the …

  • Kremlin: Russia wants to help Assad fight 'chaos'

    Viktor Bondarev, head of the Federation Council committee on defense and security, said that Russia will help Syrian President Bashar al-Assad oppose attempts to destabilize the country. Bondarev made a statement to this effect when commenting on the topic of US instructors training militants in Syria, RIA Novosti reports.

    “I am convinced that Bashar al-Assad has enough forces to oppose this, not to let anyone at all plunge the country back into chaos. For its part, Russia will help,” Bondarev …

  • Kremlin: the West wants to take away Russia’s military achievements in Syria

    Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova commented on French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian’s Facebook comment that Moscow appropriated victory over the terrorists of the Islamic State.

    "The Western partners have been making statements for the last few days that it is not Russia, but they, the coalition, who defeated the ISIL in Syria. The last to do this was the French Foreign Minister, Mr. Le Drian," she wrote.

    According to Zakharova, the US-led coalition decided to take …

  • Kremlin: Pentagon took credit for Russia's and Syria’s victory over ISIS

    The international coalition, fighting against the forces of ISIS in Syria, inflicted no more blows on the militants in a month than Russian aircraft did in a day, RBC reported the Defense Ministry as saying.

    “The statement by Pentagon spokesman Eric Pahon, alleging that the majority of the territory in Iraq and Syria was liberated because of the efforts of the global coalition and its partners, is nothing more than an attempt to portray things as they wish they were,” the ministry said.

    This …