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Syria: Iraqi Popular Forces Arrive in Ancient Palmyra to Join War on ISIL

Syria: Iraqi Popular Forces Arrive in Ancient Palmyra to Join War on ISIL

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 […]

Russian Army Tests Hydrogen-Powered Drones over Syria’s Battlefields

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.

Long-range bombers flying from Russia destroy ‘major’ ISIS camp in central Syria

Long-range bombers flying from Russia destroy ‘major’ ISIS camp in central Syria

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 […]

Russia to Intensify Airstrikes on Terrorists in Revenge for Killing of Pilots in Syria

Russia to Intensify Airstrikes on Terrorists in Revenge for Killing of Pilots in Syria

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 […]

What is the secret deal over Syria?

What is the secret deal over Syria?

Why has Russia only done enough to keep Syria afloat? The presence of Russian aircraft at Tartus and the air strikes they have carried out are little more than a show of strength, they have had little real effect on the overall situation on the ground – the opposition seems as strong as ever, the suburbs of Damascus are still in the hands of militants, as are a laundry list of Syrian cities from Aleppo to Deir-Ez-Zur.

Russia, Turkey Reach Breakthrough Agreement on Fighting Terrorists in Syria

Russia, Turkey Reach Breakthrough Agreement on Fighting Terrorists in Syria

Russia and Turkey have reached common understanding on the Syrian crisis, including fighting al-Nusra Front militants. During a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu said that Ankara considers not only Daesh but also al-Nusra Front as terrorists. Turkey’s Realpolitik: Ankara May Change Its Stance on Syrian Crisis Russia and […]

Russia, US Want to Cooperate in Syria But ‘Are Suspicious of Each Other’

Russia, US Want to Cooperate in Syria But ‘Are Suspicious of Each Other’

Policymakers in Moscow and Washington are searching for ways to bring cooperation between the two countries to a whole new level with regard to fighting terrorism in Syria, but challenges, particularly the fate of President Bashar al-Assad, complicate these efforts, former US envoy to Syria Richard Murphy told Radio Sputnik. “The leak suggests a serious […]

Post: Obama proposes new military partnership with Russia in Syria

Post: Obama proposes new military partnership with Russia in Syria

By Josh Rogin June 30 The Obama administration has proposed a new agreement on Syria to the Russian government that would deepen military cooperation between the two countries against some terrorists in exchange for Russia getting the Assad regime to stop bombing U.S.-supported rebels. The United States transmitted the text of the proposed agreement to […]

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