…from SouthFront The SAA reportedly entered into the Al-Ajrawi farm south of the Tabqah airbase after repelling an attack by ISIS fighters on its new positions in the Raqqah province. Earlier this week, the SAA liberated the Al-Thawra oil field, the Al-Thawra housing and pumping station. According to pro-government sources, the SAA may continue its […]
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 […]
Russia has deployed Bastion and Bereg coastal defense missile and artillery systems during a military exercise now ongoing at a Back Sea naval base in Novorossiisk, Black Sea Fleets spokesman Vyacheslav Trukhachev told Sputnik. “The Bastion crews conducted simulated missile launches at surface ships, and Bereg self-propelled artillery systems moved in to practice antiamphibious defense,” Trukhachev said. […]
The deployment of Russia’s Iskander missile systems in Armenia was a necessary step designed to maintain balance in the region, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan told the Rossiya 24 TV channel on Thursday.
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 US-backed moderates from Jabhat al-Nusra and other ‘opposition groups’, which operate inside and outside Aleppo, are not going to participate in the humanitarian pause announced by the Syrian and Russian militaries. On October 19, Syria and Russia reopened corridors in Aleppo, giving militants a chance to leave the city during mini-ceasefire scheduled for […]
…from SouthFront The Syrian army, Hezbollah and Liwaa Al-Quds, supported by Russian warplanes, launched an attack on Jaish al-Fatah militants in the Old Ramouseh Neighborhood of Aleppo city. Following an intense firefight, the pro-government forces took control of the Ramouseh Bakery. If the Old Ramouseh Neighborhood is secured, the Sheikh Sa’eed Neighborhood will become the […]
… by Ian Greenhalgh The much-vaunted Russian S-300 Surface-to-Air Missile system has finally arrived in Iran. The sale by Russia of this weapons system has caused much consternation in the USA and Israel as it is so highly capable and poses a major threat to all current US and Israeli aircraft. Amateur footage taken by a […]