Category Archives: Syria

Russia claims Syrian air defense systems intercepted 7 missiles during last Israeli airstrike

On the night of July 20, Russian missile defense systems Pantsir-S and BUK-M2 were used in Syria, but they failed to intercept all the missiles, reported the Russian “Center for Reconciliation of the Warring Parties in Syria” on the website of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. According to the Russian military, half an hour before midnight, four

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Bashar al-Assad took the oath of the President of Syria for the fourth time

Bashar al-Assad took the oath of office on July 17 for a fourth term as president of Syria . It will last seven years. SANA reports . During the ceremony, he thanked his voters for their “awareness  and sense of national identity.” Assad also said that everyone who left the country must return back. “I urge everyone who was deceived and staked on the collapse of the state

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Russia Slams ‘Outrageous’ U.S. Airstrikes in Syria

Russian officials have condemned the United States’ airstrikes in Syria, accusing Washington of an “outrageous” violation of international law on Friday. U.S. President Joe Biden directed airstrikes overnight against infrastructure facilities in eastern Syria belonging to what the Pentagon said were Iran-backed militant groups. In its statement, the Pentagon added that the airstrikes came in response to recent attacks on

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Russia begins withdrawal of troops from T4 airbase in Syria

Russia has begun withdrawal of its military from the T4 airbase, which is located in Tiyas, Homs Province, reported Telegram-channel “The Military Observer” with reference to local media. T4 is the largest airbase in Syria. In addition to the Russian military, the airbase is home to Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps units and Lebanese Hezbollah fighters. There is no information

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Pompeo Slams Russia For Sowing ‘Chaos’ In The Mediterranean

December 15, 2020 16:20 GMT – By RFE/RL U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has blasted Russia for continuing to “threaten Mediterranean stability” and sowing “chaos, conflict, and division” in countries around the region. In a statement on December 15, Pompeo responded to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, who he said has “accused the United States of playing political games” in the region.

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Russia, Syria Under Pressure at Chemical Weapons Watchdog

Syria and Russia faced renewed pressure over allegations of chemical weapons use as member countries of the global toxic arms watchdog met on Monday. Moscow was urged by Western nations to “transparently” reveal the circumstances of the Novichok nerve agent poisoning of opposition figure Alexei Navalny. Damascus meanwhile faced calls for sanctions at the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)

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Merkel’s possible successor accuses Putin of refugee crisis

One of the leading politicians from the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Friedrich Merz harshly criticized the policy of Russian President Vladimir Putin. “This man and his army are bombing hospitals, kindergartens, schools and nursing homes,” Merz said in a video interview with Bild, referring to the war in Syria. According to the politician, the influx of refugees to Europe is

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Russia resumes bombardments in Syria

Russian aircraft resumed massive strikes in northwestern Syria after a nearly six-month hiatus. On Sunday, Russian warplanes bombed the western outskirts of the city of Idlib, while heavy artillery shelling from nearby Syrian army outposts was carried out in the mountainous district of Jabal al-Zawiya, Reuters reported, citing a Syrian opposition source. According to him, about 30 air raids took

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Russia warns Israel against further strikes on Syria

Moscow opposes Israeli airstrikes in Syria and warns Tel Aviv against such actions in the future, said the press service of the Russian Foreign Ministry. “We warn the Israeli leadership against repeating such steps, which have dangerous consequences for the entire Middle East region,” the ministry said. Earlier, Israel carried out air strikes on populated areas of Syria in the

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“Russia has been successful at muddying the waters”: lessons from the Syrian conflict

The war in Syria has been ongoing for over nine years. The war in eastern Ukraine has entered its seventh year. The two wars are incomparable. Still, they have features in common — particularly Russia’s crucial role. This role and the lessons Ukraine can learn from the war in Syria were explored during the webinar “The Role of the International Community in

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Russia’s ambassador to the UN urges Israel to leave Syria alone

Russia’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Vasily Nebenzya, speaking at a meeting of the UN Security Council, said that it is necessary to put an end to “the illegal presence” of the United States in Syria. Nebenzya stressed that Syria loses about $40 million a month because of its inability to access its oil fields, noting that the “barbaric methods”

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U.S. troops block Russian military convoy from travelling on road in northeastern Syria

Tensions continue between the U.S. and Russian forces in Syria. The U.S. military once again blocked the Russian convoy which led to a tense conversation between American and Russian commanders. Footage of the incident, which was filmed by the Russian military, was published by Telegram channel “Ukrainian Dialogue.” Another “race” of the U.S. military and Russia happened the other day in

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Bloomberg: Iran says forgetful operator was trigger for Ukraine jet crash

Six people have been arrested in connection with the incident. An Iranian air defense unit that “forgot” to adjust its radar system triggered a chain of communication and human errors that led to the deadly downing of a Ukrainian passenger jet in January, according to a report from Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization. Iran said it mistakenly shot down Ukraine International

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Putin Slams New U.S. Sanctions Aimed at ‘Suffocating’ Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday denounced the United States for imposing new sanctions on Syria’s regime during the coronavirus pandemic. “Despite the call from the UN secretary general for easing the pressure of sanctions under pandemic conditions, Washington like Brussels decided to prolong measures against Syria,” Putin said during a televised meeting with his Iranian and Turkish counterparts on

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Russian-U.S. Tensions Rise in Syria as Moscow Expands Presence – Reports

Tensions flared between Russia and the United States as the Russian military reportedly seeks to expand its presence in U.S.-controlled northeastern Syria, news outlets reported this week. The latest flare-up follows the Russian military’s reported attempt to build a base near the Turkish and Iraqi borders last week. President Vladimir Putin has ordered talks with Russia’s ally Syria on cementing Moscow’s presence

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Israeli warplanes bomb Syrian troops near Palmyra

Israeli combat aircraft, successfully bypassing the Syrian S-300 Russian S-400 air defense systems, managed to break into the central and northern part of Homs province and attack at least three populated areas. The reason for the attack remains unknown, however, neither the Syrian nor the Russian military was able to detect the attack in advance. The Syrian air defense systems

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UN Refrains From Directly Blaming Russia for Syria Hospital Attacks

A UN board of inquiry investigating attacks on civilian establishments in Syria, including hospitals, has refrained from directly holding Russia responsible, according to a summary of its report published Monday. The coordinates of the sites had been communicated to the belligerents by the United Nations to protect them from air strikes. Without mentioning Russia, the investigation concluded that in four

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Migration crisis. Erdogan plans to apply to the UN because of Greece’s refugee action

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey considers Greece’s actions against migrants to be illegal, therefore they intend to hold her accountable. It is reported by TRT . “ Regarding Greece … This is not the first Greece to demonstrate ignorance of international law. Unfortunately, Mr. Mitsotakis ( Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis – Ed.) Takes a very backward position on these issues. He must first study international

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U.S. forces block large Russian military convoy from travelling on a road in northern Syria

U.S. military units once again blocked a Russian military convoy in northeastern Syria. The incident took place in the Syrian province of Hasaka, when Russian military equipment was being transported to one of the bases. “According to news reports, a large Russian military convoy tried to transport equipment passing through the Tal Tamr roundabout when it was blocked by an

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Kremlin admits possibility of direct clash with Turkey in Syria

The sharp escalation in northern Syria, where Turkey is conducting operation the Spring Shield in an attempt to push back Bashar al-Assad’s forces and block hundreds of thousands of refugees pouring through the Turkish border, carries the risks of a direct clash between Russian and Turkish military, the Kremlin acknowledged on Tuesday. When asked by journalists what is the probability

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Turkey’s strike UAV hits and destroys Syrian air defense system supplied by Russia (Video)

Thermal camera traces on the side of the battery indicate the system was engaging against Turkish aircraft. Footage showing the destruction of the Russian Pantsir air defense system in Syria has been spread in the media. “Footage of the #Pantsir #S1 (SA-22) air defense system that was shot down by Turkish armed #UAVs in #Seraqip on the night of 03MAR2020

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