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Section: War in Syria

    Iraqi forces reportedly enter western Mosul – media
    Feb24

    Iraqi forces reportedly enter western Mosul – media

    The first Iraqi troops have entered a neighborhood in western Mosul as the government`s four-month-long offensive to recapture the city from Islamic State (IS) militants enters its final phase, military commanders have said, according to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL). Lieutenant General Sami al-Aridhi of the Counterterrorism Service...

    UN envoy doubts “breakthrough” at Syria peace talks – Deutsche Welle
    Feb23

    UN envoy doubts “breakthrough” at Syria peace talks – Deutsche Welle

    The UN-brokered Syria peace talks are set to resume in Geneva on Thursday. But with a fragmented opposition, Staffan de Mistura questioned how much progress could be made in the initial talks, according to Deutsche Welle (DW). Talks to end Syria`s six-year conflict restart in Geneva on Thursday. They will be the first United Nations-mediated...

    Infamous Russia’s ambassador to the United Nation Vitaly Churkin died
    Feb20

    Infamous Russia’s ambassador to the United Nation Vitaly Churkin died

    Russia’s ambassador to the United Nation Vitaly Churkin has died suddenly in New York. The New York Post first reported that Vitaly Churkin, 64, had suffered a heart attack at the Russian consulate on East 67th street in Manhattan. The report adds that Churkin was unconscious when paramedics arrived at the location. He had been serving as...

    Putin wants to have Ukrainian Aleppo in Donbas – Poroshenko
    Feb20

    Putin wants to have Ukrainian Aleppo in Donbas – Poroshenko

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says that Russia`s hybrid military forces in Donbas deliberately attack civilians, turning some areas in eastern Ukraine into a Ukrainian Aleppo, according to Germany`s Bild. ”In recent years, I have tested many agreements, but in fact, Russia has never abided by them. It`s as simple as that: If Putin...

    4 Russian soldiers killed in car blast in Syria
    Feb20

    4 Russian soldiers killed in car blast in Syria

    Russia`s Defense Ministry on Monday reported that four Russian military advisers were killed and another two were wounded in a vehicle blast in Syria on February 16, according to the Russian news agency TASS. The vehicle was blown up as a vehicular column of the Syrian troops advised by the Russian servicemen was moving from the Tiyas military...

    More 4 Russian ground attack aircraft Su-25 arrived to Syria
    Jan12

    More 4 Russian ground attack aircraft Su-25 arrived to Syria

    The Russian Federation has deployed four Sukhoi Su-25 ground attack aircraft to Syria, Fox News reported, citing two U.S. officials. “[The Russians] say they are pulling out, but we have seen no evidence to support that. On the contrary, we have seen new things coming in,” the report said. See also: Russian behavior in Syria has made the ending...

    Russian behavior in Syria has made the ending of the civil war harder -U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter
    Jan09

    Russian behavior in Syria has made the ending of the civil war harder -U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter

    U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter who has watched Russian aggression in Ukraine, Crimea, Syria, and the 2016 interference issue, states in his interview to NBC that the Russian Federation helps the civil war in Syria to continue and doesn’t make an effort to get rid of ISIS out of Syria and Iraq: “No, they haven’t done anything...

    Russia establishes its S-400 and S-300 missile complexes in Syria
    Jan08

    Russia establishes its S-400 and S-300 missile complexes in Syria

    The Russian Federation has established in Syria its anti-aircraft weapon system S-400 and S-300 missile complexes. The commander of the Russian Armed Forces in Syria, Colonel General Andrey Kartapolov states that anti-missile weapon ensures a solid defense of the ground and sea facilities, a close integration between air forces and the Bastion...

    Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov to return from Syria to Russia at the beginning of 2017 – Intefax
    Jan04

    Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov to return from Syria to Russia at the beginning of 2017 – Intefax

    Involved in Russia’s military operations in Syria Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov (Admiral Flota Sovetskogo Soyuza Kuznetsov) may return from the Mediterranean in January 2017. Also to the Russian Navy base in Severomorsk will sail the escort of aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, nuclear battle cruiser Pyotr Velikiy. “It is...

    Russia asks United Nations Security Council to endorse Syria ceasefire
    Dec30

    Russia asks United Nations Security Council to endorse Syria ceasefire

    Russia urged the U.N. Security Council on Friday to give its blessing to a fragile ceasefire in Syria, the third truce this year seeking to end the nearly six years of war in Syria, according to Reuters. The Security Council met behind closed doors for an hour to consider a proposed resolution endorsing the ceasefire that Russia and Turkey...

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