They were combatants of World War II, the Korean conflict or Vietnam. Today, many spend their days in assisted living facilities often combating loneliness.
Turkey fired a number of mortar shells toward Syrian army positions, the Syrian army spokesman said Saturday. “Last night, there was intense mortar fire on Syrian government forces’ positions fire from the Mount Jebel Aqra area, which is on the Turkish side,” Brigadier General Ali Mayhoub said during a press briefing. “Commander-in-chief of the Syrian Arab Army [President Bashar Assad] […]
A Peoples Protection Units (YPG) fighter in Rojava. ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Turkey’s semi-official Anadolu news agency reported that the People’s Protection Units (YPG) were backed by Russian aircraft Saturday in an advance into the Azaz region of Syria near the Turkish border. Russian warplanes have reportedly facilitated the advance of YPG fighters by carrying […]
A Syrian rebel commander who boasted of killing a Russian pilot after Turkey downed the Russian jet on Tuesday appeared to be Turkish ultranationalist and a son of former mayor in one of Turkish provinces.
[ Editor’s note: Obama is quickly rebuffed by Erdogan here who has no interest in ending the looting of Iraq and Syria by his family and political friends….Gordon ] ____________ Washington is urging Ankara to seal off a 100-kilometer stretch of borderline with Syria currently used by Islamic State for transportation of fighters and supplies […]
Turkey pursues its own interests in the Syrian conflict and it is not cooperating with NATO or other forces in the region, a retired US Army Major General Paul Vallely
“The absence of US-led coalition airstrikes against the Islamic State in Syria is not related to Russia’s deployment of an advanced S-400 Triumf air defense system.” US-Led Coalition Launches 18 Airstrikes Against ISIL in Iraq WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The absence of US-led coalition airstrikes against the Islamic State in Syria is not related to Russia’s deployment of an advanced S-400 […]
Su-24 © Dmitriy Vinogradov / Sputnik A Turkish fighter jet launched a missile at a Russian bomber on Tuesday well ahead of the Su-24 approaching the Turkish border, the chief of Russia’s Air Force said. The bomber remained on Turkish radars for 34 minutes and never received any warnings. The attack on the Russian Su-24 […]
Beatrix von Storch, a European MP and a deputy head of the right-wing Alternative for Germany party, wants NATO to reconsider Turkey’s membership in the alliance over Ankara’s unwarranted decision to shoot down a Russian warplane in Syria and slams Chancellor Merkel’s desire to have closer ties with Ankara. “If the information coming from high places in Washington that Turkey shot down the Russian plane over Syria is true, […]
Russia is not considering stopping airstrikes on terrorist targets close to the Turkish border after the downing of its plane by Turkish fighter jets, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. “There is no such legal term ‘further from the Turkish border’. There is the term ‘Syrian airspace’. We would be happy if terrorists kept further from […]
© Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation / YouTube Islamic State’s daring and impudent oil smuggling into Turkey should become a high-priority target in order to cripple the terrorist group, President Putin said, backed by French President Francois Hollande. Both agree that the source of terrorist financing must be hit first and foremost. Commercial-scale […]
Israel’s relations with Russia exclude the likelihood of an Israeli Air Force (IAF) jet shooting down a Russian aircraft, a senior IAF officer told local media on Thursday.
He added that the downing of the Russian bomber was an “automatic reaction” in line with a standing order given to country’s military, while the Kremlin’s reaction was “emotional and unfitting of politicians”. © FLICKR/ UK MINISTRY OF DEFENCE Earlier, on Thursday Russia’s President Vladimir Putin said that there were “certain countries that covered and continue to cover terrorists”.Putin also stressed that […]
© SPUTNIK/ IGOR ZAREMBO US Refuses to Disclose Information on Who Fired at Su-24 Pilot From Ground Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan is probably the most dangerous person on Earth at the moment, the news blog stated. Already notorious for manipulating Turkish society prior elections, he also has the reputation of a politician that makes imprudent announcements when it comes […]
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army with the support of Russian aircraft has blocked the cross-border supply of weapons to the ISIL militants in the mountainous areas of the Syrian province of Lattakia, the Russian Defense Ministry said Thursday. In other areas of Northern Syria, the Russian Air Force controls all the main routes of delivery of weapons […]
Russian Jets in Syria Strike 449 Terrorist Targets in Three Days The Russian Aerospace Forces have conducted more than 130 sorties over the past three days and hit 449 terrorist targets in eight Syria’s provinces, the Russian Defense Ministry said Thursday. “On November 23-26, Russian Aerospace Forces’ aircraft have conducted 134 sorties, hitting 449 targets […]
A Russian Aerospace Defense Force jet bombs Islamic State facilities in Syria Russian and Syrian military have killed terrorists in the search area of the downed Russian Su-24 jet, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Thursday. “The moment our pilot was in safety the area was heavily bombed by the Russian Air Force and shelled […]
A Russian Su-24 front-line bomber jet. Confrontation grows between Moscow and Ankara, as Turkey refuses to apologize for shooting down a Russian Su-24 bomber jet on its border with Syria on Tuesday. 26 November 2015 16:36 GMT The Russian Defense Ministry has said that all channels of military cooperation with Turkey were suspended on Thursday, […]
Russia’s S-400 air defense system MOSCOW, November 26. /TASS/. Russia’s S-400 air defense system has entered duty at the Hmeimim air base accommodating Russia’s air and space group in Syria, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov has told the media. “In accordance with the decision of Russia’s Supreme Commander-in-Chief an air defense complex S-400 has […]
Turkey is clearly an accomplice of terrorists, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mariya Zakharova said Thursday.
European lawmaker Marie-Christine Arnautu, Vice President for Social Affairs of the National Front spoke to Sputnik in an exclusive interview regarding the downing of the Russian Su-24 bomber by the Turkish Air Force. “Turkey has created a big problem by attacking the Russian aircraft, which was returning from a mission of combating the terrorists. Turkey has revealed its […]
TEHRAN (FNA) – Russian sources revealed on Thursday that the pilot of the Russian Su-24 jet that was shot down by Turkey over the Syrian airspace on Tuesday was rescued in an operation by Iran’s globally renowned IRGC Qods Force Commander Major General Soleimani. On Tuesday, a Russian Su-24 bomber jet crashed in Syria. Russian President […]
A Turkish convoy, which according to some reports was transporting weapons to terrorist organizations, has been hit by apparent airstrikes in northwestern Syria.
Since the creation of the Turkish state in 1923, the Kurdish people have suffered egregious human rights abuses from Ankara – from massacres to the denial of their very existence as a race. Today the killing continues under the guise of fighting terrorists in Syria. With the battle against ISIS on the territory of Syria […]
Russia Sends Warships to Mediterranean as War with Turkey Imminent Russian President Vladimir Putin is sending an air defense system to Syria and a warship to the Mediterranean as tensions grow with Turkey. Russian defense minister Sergei Shoigu confirmed the advanced S-400 air defense system was being deployed to the war torn country. It will […]
Russia is considering the possibility of sending 10-12 more fighter aircraft to the Hmeymim Air Base in Syria to ensure cover for each of its 24 bombers.
US purchase agreement for sale of F16s requires Turkey to have US permission for all combat missions according to Lavrov MOSCOW, November 25. /TASS/. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, in Wednesday’s phone conversation with US Secretary of State John Kerry, pointed to a gross violation of the Russian-US memorandum of ensuring safety of flights of […]
The city is in the process of constructing a 70-unit building on Madison’s east side to help the chronically homeless, with 25 of the units reserved specifically for veterans.
China is apparently set to open its first military base in Africa. The move has already thrilled the US media, which was quick to suppose that it is aimed at “edging out Western influence in the region and securing access to the continent’s vast mineral resources for itself.” Beijing has signed a ten-year leasing agreement […]
In Turkey there is a marriage between Islam and democracy. The child of this union is secularism. Sometimes the child becomes ill, and the Turkish army is the doctor who saves it