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    Russian ambassador gunned down in Ankara, Russian agency says killed
    Dec19

    Russian ambassador gunned down in Ankara, Russian agency says killed

    The Russian ambassador to Ankara was shot in an attack at an art gallery in the Turkish capital on Monday and the Russian RIA news agency said he had died of his wounds, according to Reuters. The Anadolu news agency said the gunman had been ”neutralized” soon after the attack, which appeared to mark one of the most serious spillovers of the Syria...

    Commander of Russia`s Air Assault Battalion was killed in Syria
    Dec19

    Commander of Russia`s Air Assault Battalion was killed in Syria

    Major Sanal Sanchirov, Commander of Russia`s Air Assault Battalion, was killed in action in Syria, according to Meduza media outlet. The officer was buried in the village of Yashkul in Russia`s Kalmykia region December 13, Meduza reported. The information was confirmed by the village administration. First reports on the death of the Russian...

    Buses attacked, burned on way to evacuate besieged Syrian villages
    Dec18

    Buses attacked, burned on way to evacuate besieged Syrian villages

    Several buses en route to evacuate ill and injured people from the besieged Syrian villages of al-Foua and Kefraya were attacked and burned on Sunday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and Syrian state television said, according to Reuters. Some buses, as well as Red Crescent vehicles, reached the entrance to the villages in Idlib province,...

    France calls for urgent United Nations Security Council talks on Aleppo
    Dec16

    France calls for urgent United Nations Security Council talks on Aleppo

    France on Thursday requested urgent closed-door consultations at the UN Security Council on the evacuation of civilians from the Syrian city of Aleppo and plans for deliveries of aid, diplomats said, according to The Local France. Hundreds of civilians and rebels boarded buses earlier in the day to leave Aleppo as Syrian forces moved to assert...

    Ukrainians organized rally outside Russia embassy in Kyiv over Aleppo massacre
    Dec15

    Ukrainians organized rally outside Russia embassy in Kyiv over Aleppo massacre

    A rally was staged outside Russia`s embassy in Kyiv on Thursday over alleged war crimes against civilians in the Syrian city of Aleppo that was captured on Tuesday by the regime forces backed by Russia, according to hromadske.tv. About a hundred protesters gathered on Povitroflotsky Avenue near the Russian embassy`s building, hromadske.tv said....

    Hopes rise for Aleppo evacuation – BBC
    Dec15

    Hopes rise for Aleppo evacuation – BBC

    Hopes have risen that a planned evacuation of rebel-held parts of the Syrian city of Aleppo will now begin soon, after an earlier deal collapsed, according to the BBC. Rebel sources said a new truce had been in effect from 03:00 GMT and evacuations would take place early on Thursday, the BBC wrote. Sources from the Syrian military, the...

    U.S. may target Russian weapons seized by Islamic State in Palmyra
    Dec15

    U.S. may target Russian weapons seized by Islamic State in Palmyra

    The head of U.S. forces fighting Islamic State said on Wednesday the United States may target weapons seized by the group when it captured the Syrian city of Palmyra, adding the equipment posed a danger to the U.S.-led coalition in the region, according to Reuters. Army Lieutenant General Stephen Townsend told a Pentagon video briefing that the...

    How Russia gave a huge number of weapons to the ISIS in Palmyra: 42 tanks, 7 IFV, artillery and 500 ton ammo. Photo, video
    Dec14

    How Russia gave a huge number of weapons to the ISIS in Palmyra: 42 tanks, 7 IFV, artillery and 500 ton ammo. Photo, video

    During a successful offensive on Palmyra, ISIS fighters “captured” Russian army base with a huge number of weapons: 36 tanks 7 Infantry fighting vehicles (IFV) 8 army cargo truck 6 122mm cannons artillery 7 23 mm twin-barreled autocannons Several BPM-97 “Vystrel” – new model of Russian mine-resistant, ambush protected vehicle Several...

    Shelling briefly resumes in Syria`s east Aleppo, rebels and witnesses say
    Dec14

    Shelling briefly resumes in Syria`s east Aleppo, rebels and witnesses say

    Syrian government forces resumed attacks on rebel-held eastern districts of Aleppo for about half an hour on Wednesday, a day after the announcement of a ceasefire, rebel officials and witnesses said, according to Reuters. Artillery, tank-fire, and mortars shells hit the districts during the morning, a Turkey-based official in the Jabha Shamiya...

    Evacuation of rebel-held eastern Aleppo may be delayed until Thursday
    Dec14

    Evacuation of rebel-held eastern Aleppo may be delayed until Thursday

    The evacuation of rebel-held eastern Aleppo due to start at dawn has been delayed, perhaps until Thursday, with an opposition official blaming Iran and its Shi`ite militias allied to President Bashar al-Assad for the hold-up, according to Reuters. A ceasefire agreement brokered by Russia, Assad`s most powerful ally, and Turkey ended years of...

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