Category Archives: Syria

Russia Blames Israel After Syria Nearly Shoots Down Airliner

A civilian aircraft with 172 passengers on board made an emergency landing at the Russia-controlled Khmeimim airbase early Thursday after Syria’s air defense nearly hit it, Russia’s Defense Ministry was reported to have said. The Syrian air defense was trying to repulse an Israeli attack near Damascus, Interfax said Friday. Syria’s defense ministry said earlier that its air defenses had

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Russian air force bomb hospital, living houses in Syria

11 civilians deceased in the airstrike Russian combat aviation delivered an airstrike on the hospital and residential quarters in Syria. The tragedy took place in Ariha village, reporter Julian Roepcke posted on Twitter. 11 people, including a child, died in the nighttime attack; another 60 were wounded, Anadolu Agency wrote.  “Massive destruction due to Russian air strikes on hospital, bakery

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Syria accuses Americans of supporting IS after U.S. helped free most of country from the group

Stories in the ‘Context” section are not fakes. We publish them in order to provide greater insight for our readers about the techniques, methods and practices used by the Russian government in its information war. Walid MuallemSyrian Foreign Minister“The Americans are using ISIS as a scarecrow. At the same time they are feeding ISIS, encourage them, protect ISIS leaders and

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Kremlin Says Syria Beheading Video Not Linked to Russian Forces

The Kremlin on Thursday distanced itself from a video showing four Russian-speaking men torturing, stabbing and beheading a Syrian man in 2017 and said the incident had nothing to do with Russia’s military. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said he had not seen the footage, but said: “I am certain that this has no relation to Russian military operations in Syria.”

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Russian Fighters Filmed Decapitating and Burning Syrian, Linked to Wagner Group

This article contains graphic content which may be disturbing to some readers. Four Russian-speaking men who were filmed beheading, dismembering and setting fire to a Syrian man in 2017 are believed to be private mercenaries for the Kremlin-linked Wagner Group, the investigative Novaya Gazeta newspaper reported Wednesday. Novaya Gazeta said it has identified one of the fighters involved in the

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Russia Launches New Air Base in Former U.S. Syria Stronghold

The Russian military has announced a new combat helicopter and air defense base in a formerly U.S.-controlled northern Syrian stronghold, the state-run TASS news agency reported Thursday. U.S. troops left the city of Qamishli, the administrative center of the self-proclaimed Kurdish autonomy in northern Syria, last month as Turkey launched an assault against Kurdish forces. Russia and Turkey later clinched

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Putin Faces Syria Money Crunch After U.S. Keeps Control of Oil

Russian President Vladimir Putin is facing an unwelcome new financial challenge in Syria after the U.S. pullback enabled his ally Bashar al-Assad to reclaim the biggest chunk of territory in the country still outside his control. The U.S. decision to keep forces in northeastern Syria to guard oil fields denies Assad access to desperately needed funds to rebuild the Middle East state

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Iraq refuses to buy Russian S-400 missile systems

Iraqi Ambassador to Russia confirmed that Baghdad has no plans to buy Russian air and defense S-400 Triumph missile systems even though Iraq was considered a potential buyer of Russian weapons. “People ask me this every time, but we do not have negotiations with the Russian government on buying their weapons, and nothing is suggesting that,” said the Iraqi Ambassador

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Media: Russian S-300 and S-400 air defense systems unable to detect Israeli warplanes flying over Syria

Russian S-300 and S-400 missile systems, which are considered one of the most advanced air defense weapons in the world, failed to detect Israeli warplanes flying over Damascus. The Israeli news outlet NZIV, citing a number of military sources, published the flight route of the Israeli warplanes, which struck eastern Syria. As it turned out, the Israeli Air Force planes , which,

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