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ISIS “Accidently” Launches Large-Scale Offensive Near Palmyra Amid US-Russian Talks On Aleppo

ISIS “Accidently” Launches Large-Scale Offensive Near Palmyra Amid US-Russian Talks On Aleppo

…from SouthFront On December 8 ISIS terrorists launched multiple offensives against Syrian government forces near Palmyra. ISIS used a high number of car bombs and infanghtry fighting vehicles. ISIS seized notable areas northwest of the city, including Jazal, set a full control over Qasr al-Halabat south of Palmyra. The tactical goal of the ISIS operation […]

Ramstein AFB “Drone Murder Central” According to German Sources

Ramstein AFB “Drone Murder Central” According to German Sources

After repeated questions from the Die Linke opposition party, the German government has admitted that the US Air Force is using its Ramstein base to control drone strikes which are used in anti-terror operations and to carry out extra-legal killings, German MP Andrej Hunko told Sputnik Deutschland. The US Air Force is using its Ramstein […]

Syrian Govt Forces Progress in Aleppo City from Nov. 17, 2016 to Dec. 2, 2016

Syrian Govt Forces Progress in Aleppo City from Nov. 17, 2016 to Dec. 2, 2016

…from SouthFront On November 17, Syrian government forces attacked Aqrab; On November 20, the Syrian army and Hezbollah took control of the most part of Aqrab, seized Tal Zuhur, a number of points in Hanano Neighborhood and Old Sheikh Najjar Industrial area; On November 21, Government forces are in control of about 90% of Aqrab On November […]

F-35C Stealth Fighter ‘Not Suited for Today’s Combat Realities’

F-35C Stealth Fighter ‘Not Suited for Today’s Combat Realities’

It remains to be seen whether the emergence of the new US carrier-launched stealth fighter F-35C will allegedly give the US Navy more combat attack flexibility, Russian military expert Vasily Kashin told Sputnik China. In an interview with Sputnik China, Russian military expert Vasily Kashin questioned whether the emergence of the new US carrier-launched stealth fighter […]

Syrian War Report – December 2, 2016: Govt Forces Liberated Western Ghouta

Syrian War Report – December 2, 2016: Govt Forces Liberated Western Ghouta

…from SouthFront Last night, the Syrian army and its allies withdrew from Sheikh Saeed neighborhood of Aleppo city under the pressure by Jaish al-Fatah militants. Government forces remain in control of some points in the southern part of the area where clashes are ongoing. The army is also in control of the recently liberated areas […]

Russia’s new Armata tanks to be armed with ‘Pterodactyl’ drones

Russia’s new Armata tanks to be armed with ‘Pterodactyl’ drones

Armata tanks will be equipped with reconnaissance drones to ensure all-around scanning of the terrain for the crew. The drone, designed by the Moscow Aviation Institute (MAI), will be able to stay in the air for a very long period of time as it will have no on-board power sources. The UAV will receive power via a flexible cable directly from the tank.

Syrian War Report – November 30, 2016: Govt Forces Are Close to Full Liberation of Aleppo City

Syrian War Report – November 30, 2016: Govt Forces Are Close to Full Liberation of Aleppo City

…from SouthFront A large buildup of pro-government forces took place in southern Aleppo. Hezbollah and Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba deployed a significant number of manpower to the area. This move has once against fueled massive speculations in pro-government media outlets that the Syrian army and its allies are going to advance in the direction of Khan […]

US Air Force Pilot Shortage Hits, Bombing for Wall Street Loses its Appeal

US Air Force Pilot Shortage Hits, Bombing for Wall Street Loses its Appeal

  A USAF F-22 Raptor fighter jet and its pilot. (Photo by USAF) The US Air Force says a severe shortage of fighter pilots and aircraft has made the force nearly unable to satisfy combat requirements abroad. The USAF is currently authorized to hire 3,500 fighter pilots but it is 752 pilots short, Voice of America […]

Syrian Army Liberates Northern Part of Aleppo City, Delivers Devastating Blow to Militants

Syrian Army Liberates Northern Part of Aleppo City, Delivers Devastating Blow to Militants

…from SouthFront The Syrian Army and its allies broke militant defenses and liberated significant areas in northeastern Aleppo. Last weekend, Syrian government forces liberated Hanano, Jabal Badro, Inzarat and Handariyah neighborhoods, the Ba’ideen Roundabout and the Ba’ideen Square and seized significant areas in Al-Sakhur neighborhood. On November 28, government forces liberated Handariyah and al-Shakhur neighborhoods, encircling […]

Al-Nusra (al-Qaeda) Defenses Collapse, Syrian Army ready to split Eastern Aleppo pocket in two

Al-Nusra (al-Qaeda) Defenses Collapse, Syrian Army ready to split Eastern Aleppo pocket in two

Click to see the full-size map The map depicts the military situation in Aleppo city on November 27, 2016, according to confirmed reports. Syrian government forces military operations are ongoing in the eastern part of Aleppo city. The Syrian army and its allies captured significant parts of Sakhur, fully secured the Ba’ideen Roundabout and the Ba’ideen Square, Jabal […]

311th Marines Day in Russia: Минобороны России опубликовало видео ко Дню Морской пехоты

311th Marines Day in Russia: Минобороны России опубликовало видео ко Дню Морской пехоты

The 311 Anniversary of the Russian Marines Day! Editor’s note:  Excuse the language problem, Gene was having one of those days. Marines Day is celebrated in Russia annually on November 27. This is one of the numerous Russian military professional days, that is celebrated on the official level since 1996. Unlike many other professional days, Marines […]

Betrayal:Turkey Attacks Russian Backed Forces

Betrayal:Turkey Attacks Russian Backed Forces

…from SouthFront The Turkish Armed Forces delivered artillery strikes on Syrian government forces positions in the town of Nawara in the province of Latakia on November 23. The artillery shelling was aimed to assist Jabhat Fatah al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) and its allies in clashes with the Syrian army, the […]

Syrian War Report – November 23, 2016: Militants Face Hard Times in Aleppo

Syrian War Report – November 23, 2016: Militants Face Hard Times in Aleppo

…from SouthFront The Syrian military announced the formation of a Fifth Attack Troop Corps of volunteers on November 22.The formation will be comprised of several newly formed divisions and brigades that will be structured similar to the other 4 army corps in the Syrian Arab Army. The army plans to recruit from across the country, […]

Russia Demands Investigation of US Backed Poison Gas Attack on Syria

Russia Demands Investigation of US Backed Poison Gas Attack on Syria

Russian experts have found evidence that terrorists have been using chemical weapons in their regular attacks in Aleppo, Russia’s Defense Ministry said, adding that the UN’s watchdog hasn’t sent any specialists to the besieged city despite requests. The evidence was found in Aleppo’s Area 1070 by officers from the Russian Radiological, Chemical and Biological Defense […]

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