Jim W. Dean – There has been no professional appraisal in Western media as to the efficiency and effectiveness of the relatively small Russian air contingent it has in Syria. But they are using an age-old Israeli tactic of two or three crews per plane.
Jim W. Dean – Who knows what happened.? Did ISIS park a truck bomb out in front, knowing that it would be seen and bombed and all those combined explosives blow this building to smithereens?
…from SouthFront Israeli warplanes reportedly delivered airstrikes against Syrian army targets in the Qasioun Mount region near Damascus early on March 22nd. Israeli jets allegedly carried out four rounds of airstrikes. There were no reports about casualties or damage suffered by Syrian government forces. Initially reports about the incident appeared in pro-militant social media accounts […]
…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 […]
Jim W. Dean – Why the Turkish Air force, on which a fortune has been spent, cannot provide air support for an attack on a modestly sized city with no real air defense, does not look well for the key NATO country.
The US Coalition reportedly carried out a lethal series of airstrikes over the Idlib countryside, killing and wounding scores of civilians near the Turkish border-crossing in Syrian Province of Idlib.
The summary report on an investigation into US and allied air strikes on Syrian government troops has revealed irregularities in decision-making consistent with a deliberate targeting of Syrian forces.
Some calculations about the number of ‘last hospitals’ bombed and destroyed by Russian-led airstrikes in Aleppo city.
Several Iraqi Soldiers killed by US Airstrike Near Mosul With a blocking force in place preventing ISIS from moving into Syria, reported by Iranian press, the US is doing everything possible to slow down the Iraqi Army and prevent successful operations. There have long been suspicions that the Kurds, who let thousands of ISIS oil […]
The MSM have really pissed me off in the last 24 hours by pushing, in unison, this most disgusting and hateful false narrative. Make no mistake about it, this tale of Russian and Syrian warplanes dropping barrel bombs, cluster bombs and even chlorine gas onto Aleppo’s main hospital, killing and injuring innocent children is nothing more than unadulterated, pure and malodorous bovine fecal matter.
Editor’s note: News of the RAF’s involvement in this disgusting war crime comes as little surprise to me, it is sadly all too predictable that Britain follows the US like a faithful little puppy, all too eager to take part in the military misadventures and meddling in the affairs of others.
Turkey will resume airstrikes on Islamic State targets in Syria, and has asked Russia to carry out joint operations against its “common enemy.” Ankara halted strikes after the downing of a Russian plane by Turkish forces last year.
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 […]
This is good news, a senior member of ISIS being killed is always good news. However, we don’t know who to congratulate as his death came in an airstrike that has been attributed to the ‘international coalition’.
Jim W. Dean – The guns are falling silent in many parts of Syria, a blessing for those who live in those areas where 97 opposition groups have signed onto the ceasefire.
Ottawa will not participate in airstrikes carried out by the US-led coalition against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in Syria and Iraq from February 22, Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, announced on Monday.
The Russian fighter jets pounded the venue of a meeting held between Al-Nusra Front and Ahrar al-Sham terrorist groups in Idlib province to discuss overcoming their differences, killing nearly two dozen militant commanders.
Russian aviation group in Syria launches 30-40 strikes daily to support the Free Syrian Army (FSA), Russia’s Chief of the General Staff Valery Gerasimov said Monday. According to Gerasimov, units of the Free Syrian Army, with overall strength of over 5,000 troops, are carrying out an offensive alongside Syrian government forces in the provinces of Homs, Hama, Aleppo and Raqqa. “The number of such […]
© Russian Defense Ministry’s Press and Information Department/TASS MOSCOW, December 2. /TASS/. The Russian aviation airstrikes in Syria have caused a twofold decline in Islamic State’s revenue from illegal oil trade, from $3 million to $1.5 million a day, chief of the Main Operations Directorate of the Russian General Staff Sergey Rudskoi said on Wednesday. “The […]
Russian airstrikes have torched more than 1,000 tankers taking stolen crude oil to Islamic State refineries. This blow against the jihadists comes as the Russian Air Force has hit 472 terrorist targets in two days in Syria, making 141 sorties.
Islamic State has acknowledged the death of three field commanders as a result of Russian airstrikes in Syria’s Aleppo province, Russia’s General Staff said. “The militants have admitted the death of Abu Nurlbagasi, Muhammad ibn Khayrat and Al-Okab as a result of Russian airstrikes in the area of Aleppo,”Colonel General Andrey Kartapolov, General Staff spokesman, […]
LATAKIA, October 26. /TASS/. Successful pinpoint airstrikes delivered by the Sukhoi Su-24M bombers of Russia’s Aerospace Forces have cut off the Islamic State (IS) militants from the last source of supply and force the IS field commanders to move their troops out of the Syrian province of Aleppo in the coming days, Chief of the […]
An Su-24 strike aircraft in the sky over the Khmeimim airbase in Syria. © Dmitriy Vinogradov / RIA Novosti Russia and the US have signed an agreement regulating the operations of the two countries’ air forces in Syria. The deal is aimed at preventing incidents and providing for the smooth operation of the two […]
© Russian Defence Ministry / RIA Novosti Russian Aerospace Forces have extended the range of their airstrikes on Islamic State positions in Syria to four provinces, focusing primarily on demolishing fortified installations and eliminating supply bases and the terrorists’ infrastructure. Over the last 24 hours Russian aircraft have attacked terrorist positions in the Hama, Idlib, […]
“The militants are sustaining significant losses from the airstrikes, and are having to adjust their tactics, spreading out over a wider area, concealing themselves more thoroughly, or hiding in urban settlements,” General Makushev said.
Gen. Ayoub: Syrian armed forces start a large-scale assault against terrorists, Russian airstrikes continue
In a statement on Thursday, Gen. Ayoub announced that the Syrian armed forces started today a large-scale assault aimed at expelling the terrorists from the areas and towns which have been suffering the crimes of terrorism.
Jim W. Dean – Russia continues to roll out its bombing campaign, putting on display for us all the systematic destruction of terrorist infrastructure prior to a ground offensive by the Syrian army.
France has carried out its first airstrikes on Islamic State positions in Syria, the Élysées Palace said in a statement. “Our country thus confirms its resolute commitment to fight against the terrorist threat represented by Daesh [Islamic State]. We will strike each time that our national security is at stake,” the French Presidency said in […]
A delegation of Turkish MPs from the pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) is visiting Iraq’s Kurdistan region to inspect the aftermath of Turkish airstrikes against Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) fighters in Iraq’s Kurdistan region.
Turkey must respect Iraq’s sovereignty and suspend its airstrikes on Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) positions in northern Iraq,