July 28, 2016 opened with the start of a full-scale humanitarian operation by Syria and Russia in Aleppo. A single checkpoint was established along the Castillo Road to process rebels surrendering to pro-government forces, while three corridors were established to allow civilians a safe exit from the conflict zone within the city itself.
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TEHRAN (FNA)- Resistance forces in Mosul revealed that the ISIL terrorist group is making surface-to-air missiles based on an Israeli model to target Iraqi, Syrian and coalition fighter jets. According to the Arabic-language Sputnik news website, the plan includes equipping the ISL missiles with cameras similar to the systems used in Rafael Python-5 missiles produced […]
People look for survivors under debris at a damaged site after two bomb blasts claimed by Islamic State hit the northeastern Syrian city of Qamishli near the Turkish border, Syria July 27, 2016. © Rodi Said / Reuters At least 44 people have been killed and dozens more injured in a twin blast attack that […]
A couple of years ago I was asked to become an advisor to Warrior2Citizen Inc., a non-profit entity that was being formed to provide needed services to assist active duty military personnel transitioning back to civilian life and/or stateside duty. At that time the Department of Veterans Affairs estimated that close to 18 Veterans per […]
Jim W. Dean – We will continue to see modular design and construction in all new Russian weapons systems wherever possible, so parts can be easily upgraded as the technology improves.
On July 25, the Syrian army successfully advanced in the Layramoun industrial area of Aleppo city, liberating over dozen buildings there.
Two special units are being created as a part of Russia’s Naval Fleet which are designed to detect the enemy saboteurs in Russia’s coastal and littoral waters as well as undertake reconnaissance in an enemy-controlled territory, izvestia.ru reported. The newly created military units are being equipped with “Raptor” boats which can be used during the storm […]
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Daesh, a radical terrorist Sunni group outlawed in Russia and many other countries, has captured vast areas in Iraq and Syria, forcing hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes. The group has claimed responsibility for dozens of deadly terrorist attacks staged in different parts of the world. “The backbone of the Daesh combat power are former generals of Saddam Hussein’s army who […]
The Yeni Safak newspaper printed a picture of a US military commander it claims led the attempt to overthrow the Erdogan government only hours before a massive blaze broke out near a NATO base. Massive Fire Near NATO Base in Turkey, Possible Anti-American Sabotage (VIDEO) On Sunday, hours before a massive blaze broke out near the NATO […]
TEHRAN (FNA)- Hundreds of Iraqi fighters have arrived in the ancient city of Palmyra (Tadmur) to join the Syrian government forces’ fight against ISIL terrorists in Eastern Homs, military sources announced. “An estimated 1,100-1,200 Iraqi fighters from Kata’eb Imam Ali, Kata’eb Hezbollah and Liwa Abu Fadl al-Abbas have arrived to Palmyra, while Russian fighter jets […]
On July 21 at 05:00 am, Moscow time, six Tu-22M3 long-range bombers delivered another combined strike on newly detected IS facilities east of Palmyra,
On July 21, Russian warplanes and helicopter gunships intensified in northern Latakia, responding to the recent militant gains in the area.
On the face of it, this seems like a nothing story, but it becomes significant when we recall the report earlier this week that Israel tried and failed to shoot down a drone that crossed the Golan Heights and entered Israeli airspace before returning to Syria unscathed by the two Patriot missiles and the Air-to-Air missile fired by a fighter jet that Israel had attempted to shoot it down with.
Commenting on the aftermath of the coup attempt in Turkey, one Turkish academician and journalist told Sputnik Turkiye that the country’s leadership is using the overthrow attempt to purge the Army ranks and create new Armed Forces as part of a broader buildup of a new regime in the country.
A state-of-the-art sonar system to protect Russia’s territorial waters in the Arctic is already under development, the newspaper Izvestia quoted a Russian Defense Ministry source familiar with the situation as saying.
Jim W. Dean – This is the big bang for the day, and one hell of a big target. I was surprised to see that none of the Iraq heavy machine guns or 20mm’s were able to knock the truck out.
An unidentified unmanned aircraft violated Israeli airspace over the Golan Heights on Sunday. Neither two Patriot missiles, nor one air-to-air missile fired from an Israeli fighter reportedly managed to take down the mystery UAV that retreated into Syria.
On Sunday, Turkish authorities arrested the commander of Incirlik airbase General Bekir Ercan Van, putting in question US-led anti-Daesh operations that are launched from the Turkish base, as well as relevancy of storing American nukes there.
One of the dogmas of US foreign policy is the so-called Monroe Doctrine dating back to, surprisingly enough, President James Monroe who in 1823 said, in an address before US Congress, that outside powers’ efforts to colonize or exploit Latin American countries would be viewed as acts of aggression by the United States.
Russia used six long-range bombers to target terrorist forces and oil sites in Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry reported, saying it’s intensifying airstrikes near Palmyra. The Tu-22M3 bombers flew all the way form the Russian territory to deliver their deadly cargo, the report said. The ministry also released a video of the operation. The airstrikes […]
South Korea and the United States are discussing plans to deploy a U.S. Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense anti-ballistic missile system on the Korean Peninsula.
The Saudis continue to act appallingly towards the people of Yemen. They are getting nowhere in their war against Yemen, their vastly superior forces in terms of arms, equipment etc. are being humiliated by the tough Yemeni tribesmen time and again.
A combined engine for aircraft to perform flights in the atmosphere and the near-Earth space has been developed in Russia and will be demonstrated at the Army-2016 Forum, Strategic Missile Force Commander Sergei Karakayev said on Wednesday.
The Russian Strategic Missile Forces Academy is developing a hypersonic strategic bomber capable of striking with nuclear warheads from outer space, Lt. Col. Aleksei Solodovnikov told RIA Novosti on Wednesday
…from SouthFront July 11 evening, joint forces of al-Nusra and Ahrar al-Sham launched fresh attacks in southern Hama, attempting to cut off the government controlled Hama-Salamiyah road at Tall Adara. However, the militant forces were not be able to break the defenses of pro-government forces. Meanwhile, the militants have made a series of attempts to […]
Tupolev Tu-22M3 strategic bomber. Six Tupolev Tu-22M3 strategic bombers have delivered massive airstrikes against a major Islamic State camp and ammunition depots in Syria, Russia’s Defense Ministry says. The aircraft flew from Russia and returned home after the operation. The bombers, based at one of Russian’s southern air bases, took off on Tuesday morning, passed […]
Recently, I wrote about the concerns that many in Syria hold about the level of involvement and effectiveness of the Russian contribution to the fight against the sundry headchopping scum that have plagued that nation for over 5 years now. The concern is that Russia could be doing more, that the level of assistance they […]
The active stage of the Breeze 2016 international naval exercise has been launched on the Black Sea on Monday. Aimed at improving coordination in crisis response and training of NATO-led naval operations, the drills will last till July 17. Held every year, the drills officially began on Friday in Bulgaria’s territorial waters and exclusive economic […]
My headline above is a plain English translation of this Pentagon speak found in a Reuters headline today: “Demand for U.S. arms exports set to keep growing, official says.”