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Section: War in Syria

    U.S. defense secretary says Syria dispersed warplanes, retains chemical weapons
    Apr21

    U.S. defense secretary says Syria dispersed warplanes, retains chemical weapons

    U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday that Syria had dispersed its warplanes in recent days and retained chemical weapons, an issue that would have to be taken up diplomatically, according to Reuters. The United States launched dozens of missiles earlier this month against a Syrian air base in response to a chemical attack that killed...

    France says it has proof Assad carried out deadly chemical attack
    Apr20

    France says it has proof Assad carried out deadly chemical attack

    The French foreign minister has said that France`s intelligence services have evidence that the Syrian government carried out the alleged chemical weapons attack on a rebel village earlier this month, The Independent reports. ”There is an investigation underway… it`s a question of days and we will provide proof that the regime carried out...

    Pence warns North Korea of U.S. resolve shown in Syria, Afghan strikes
    Apr17

    Pence warns North Korea of U.S. resolve shown in Syria, Afghan strikes

    U.S. Vice President Mike Pence put North Korea on notice on Monday saying neither the United States nor South Korea would tolerate further missile and nuclear tests, with U.S. attacks in Syria and Afghanistan showing its resolve, according to Reuters. Pence and South Korean acting president Hwang Kyo-ahn, speaking a day after a failed missile...

    Russia equips Donbas troops with Soviet weapons – OSINT experts
    Apr16

    Russia equips Donbas troops with Soviet weapons – OSINT experts

    The Russian military of the 291st Artillery Brigade of the Russian Armed Forces have received the Soviet-era 2S4 Tyulpan self-propelled mortars, the activists from the international OSINT community InformNapalm said. It is noted that the 291st Artillery Brigade of the Southern Military District of the Russian Armed Forces passed through the...

    AP: U.S. hit IS with largest non-nuclear bomb ever used
    Apr14

    AP: U.S. hit IS with largest non-nuclear bomb ever used

    U.S. forces in Afghanistan on Thursday struck an Islamic State tunnel complex in eastern Afghanistan with ”the mother of all bombs,” the largest non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat by the U.S. military, Pentagon officials said, according to the Associated Press. The bomb, known officially as a GBU-43B, or massive ordnance air blast weapon,...

    U.S. intel has intercepts of Assad military communication with chemical experts ahead of sarin attack
    Apr13

    U.S. intel has intercepts of Assad military communication with chemical experts ahead of sarin attack

    The U.S. military and intelligence community has intercepted communications featuring Syrian military and chemical experts talking about preparations for the sarin attack in Idlib last week, a senior U.S. official tells CNN. The intercepts were part of an immediate review of all intelligence in the hours after the attack to confirm responsibility...

    EU foreign affairs chief Mogherini to pay first official visit to Russia on April 24
    Apr12

    EU foreign affairs chief Mogherini to pay first official visit to Russia on April 24

    EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini will make her first official visit to Russia on April 24, according to Radio Free Europe /Radio Liberty (RFE/RL). Mogherini`s office made the announcement on April 12, amid increased tensions between Moscow and the 28-member bloc over Russia`s actions in Ukraine and Syria, among other things, RFE/RL...

    Putin meets with Tillerson in Russia as Syria rift deepens
    Apr12

    Putin meets with Tillerson in Russia as Syria rift deepens

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, as a diplomatic rift between the two nations deepens over a chemical attack in Syria, according to CNN. The meeting is taking place at the Kremlin along with Tillerson`s counterpart, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, the U.S. State Department...

    Putin complains of degradation of ties with U.S. under Trump
    Apr12

    Putin complains of degradation of ties with U.S. under Trump

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that Russian-American relations under U.S. President Donald Trump deteriorated. ”We can say that the level of trust at the working level, especially at the military level, has not become better, it rather degraded,” Putin said in an interview with the Mir TV channel, the text of which was published on the...

    Russian bombers hit Syria`s Idlib, casualties reported – media
    Apr12

    Russian bombers hit Syria`s Idlib, casualties reported – media

    Aerospace Forces of the Russian Federation have carried out an air strike on the village ofHambushiya in the vicinity of the Syrian province of Idlib, resulting in, according to preliminary data, three people were killed and eight injured. The wounded were taken to field hospitals, Anadolu Agency reported, citing local sources. At the same time,...

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