Talks with Russia on deliveries of S-400 air defense systems to Turkey are at final stages, but Ankara still aims to manufacture its own components for such systems, Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Isik said Wednesday. Purchase of S-400 From Russia ‘Might Signal Turkey’s Estrangement From NATO’ ANKARA (Sputnik) — Russia and Turkey have been engaged in talks […]
In March, 2017, Israel launched a series of air assaults on Syria. One attack near the ancient city of Palmyra brought about a series of events we will deal with today.
Henry Kamens – As one Syrian expert living in the US shared with me, ‘I know this doctor [Sahloul] personally. He is a Muslim Brotherhood member and is sympathetic to the sectarian rebel groups inside Syria, they shouldn’t even be called rebels because what they really are, are terrorists.
Russia has suspended the memorandum of understanding on flight safety in Syria with the United States amid the US missile strike on Syria’s Shayrat military airfield, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry’s statement.
On Tuesday evening, Israeli F 15 fighter/bombers attacked the air defenses surrounding the Palace of the Lion, residence of Syrian President Assad and his family. Israeli sources say the raid was authorized by President’s Trump and Putin.
Editor’s note: This Jerusalem Post story is highly suspect and we currently have teams looking at every aspect of it.
Back on the 6th of October, 2016, in the wake of the US coalition air strikes on Deir Ezzur that killed dozens of Syrian troops, Russian General Konashenkov issued a clear and stark statement regarding any future airstrikes against Syrian government forces
By Gordon Duff with Nahed al Husaini, VT Damascus Turkish F16s have flown dozens of sorties against Syrian Army positions south of al Bab in Aleppo, Province. Two days ago, VT reported, based on sources at the scene, that Turkey had taken al Bab though an agreement with ISIS, resupplying their forces, 950 strong, and […]
…from SouthFront The Syrian Air Force has inflicted major damage to Jund al-Aqsa linked to the ISIS terrorist group in the Idlib-Hama countryside. Syrian warplanes destroyed a Jund al-Aqsa gathering near Khan Sheikhoun and a convoy belonging to the terrorist group near Morek, destroying at least 30 militants and 16 units of military equipment including […]
…from SouthFront The so-called “Democratic Forces” (SDF), backed by the US-led coalition, have retaken the vilalgles of Abu Dallah, Lubaydan and Abu Susah from ISIS in the northeastern countryside of the terrorist group’s self-proclaimed capital of al-Raqqah. Clashes are also ongoing in Mu’ayzilah. On Tuesday, the US-led coalition released a statement, claiming that its warplanes […]
Sputnik: The Russian task force in Syria has created a unified air defense network using advanced S-300 and S-400 “Triumf” surface-to-air missile systems, which can reliably defend the nation against aerial attacks both on land and at sea, commander of the Russian military group in the country Col. Gen. Andrei Kartapolov said on Friday. “A […]
Jim W. Dean – This is cute. Turkey has a huge Air Force and yet it seems it can’t supply air operation to cover it ground operation against al-Bab, with maybe even less than a brigade of IS jihadis there?
Turkey’s domestically developed medium-altitude air defense system passes first test with full success
The Hisar-O medium altitude air defense system developed by Turkish defense contractors Roketsan and Aselsan completed its first test launch with 100 percent success in the central province of Aksaray.
Incirlik is the home to over 80 US tactical nuclear weapons as well as the base where NATO aircraft are based that are engaged in the Syrian conflict. Therefore one must raise an eyebrow when a young Turkish man is able to waltz in there and mingle with visiting VIPS.
President-elect Donald Trump called Tuesday for the cancellation of a multi-billion dollar Boeing contract to build the next Air Force One, calling the ballooning costs “ridiculous.”
A Syrian military source has said Israeli rockets hit an air base near Damascus. No casualties have been reported, however. Reuters reports the Israeli rockets hit the Mezzeh military airport at about 3 a.m. on Wednesday. Syrian state media Syrian Arab News Agency also confirmed the report. A source said the attack caused a fire […]
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 […]
Last night, the Syrian Air Force delivered air strikes on the Turkish Armed Forces near the ISIS controlled town of al-Bab in northern Syria, according to local sources in the Aleppo province.
Jim W. Dean – With Russia and Iran being “friends” with Turkey, the political dynamics there can also undermine their own military efforts in terms of what is really going to be the end game for them security-wise with a defacto Balkanization of Syria.
…from SouthFront ISIS-linked media outlets have released a series of pics that show the terrorist group’s fighters preparing an attack on the Syrian army’s positions at the Khanasser highway, heading to the Syrian city of Aleppo. The Khanasser highway is a vital supply line used by the Syrian government to supply its forces deployed in […]
China has showcased its new J-20 stealth fighter in southern Guangdong Province’s city of Zhuhai in a spectacular fly over at Air Show China, the country’s biggest meeting of aircraft makers and buyers. Two J-20s, China’s fifth-generation jets, swept over hundreds of spectators at the show’s opening ceremony in a 60-second flyby on Tuesday. The […]
Ian Greenhalgh – Turkey is supposed to be fighting against ISIS, part of the US-NATO coalition, after all, Turkey is a NATO member. So why is Turkey bombing the Kurds who are also part of that coalition and actively fighting ISIS?
Russia’s Defense Ministry has cautioned the US-led coalition of carrying out airstrikes on Syrian army positions, adding in Syria there are numerous S-300 and S-400 air defense systems up and running.
This photo taken on September 21, 2016 shows a British fighter jet in flight during a coalition mission over central Iraq. (By AFP) At least 20 Iraqi pro-government fighters have been killed when the US-led coalition targeted their position near the militant-held northern city of Mosul, media reports say. A local source, speaking on condition […]
Syrian President Bashar Assad says that US airstrikes which killed 62 Syrian government troops were “intentional” and they lasted for an hour. He added that the US “does not have the will” to join Russia in fighting terrorists in Syria. Speaking to the Associated Press in Damascus, the Syrian leader denied that the airstrikes carried […]
The airstrikes at dawn on Tuesday pulverized entire families, including young children — families that were fleeing Islamic State militants but were instead mistaken for being those very fighters.
…from SouthFront The Russian Aerospace Forces have eliminated 250 ISIS terrorists and 15 vehicles armed with machine guns near the Syrian city of Palmyra, the Russian Ministry of Defense reported on September 14. Russian warplanes conducted airstrikes north of the city where a group of terrorists was preparing offensive on the Syrian army positions. Photos […]
The US-led coalition did not provide previously-agreed air support to Turkish forces and Free Syrian Army rebels when they were attacked by Islamic State militants outside the city of Jarablus in northern Syria, losing several troops wounded in action. Syrian rebels lose ISIS battle after being abandoned by US jets – report A Free Syrian […]
Media sources disclosed that a Chinese military delegation in a visit to Damascus explored avenues for the dispatch of a number of warplanes to Syria to intensify war on terrorism in the Middle-Eastern country.
The Russian defense ministry announced on Monday that it has called back its air fleet from Western Iran after accomplishing all planned anti-terrorism missions in Syria, but meantime underlined that similar missions will be conducted from the Hamadan air base in future based on mutual agreement with Tehran.