Tag: Syria

Russian Aerospace Forces Killed Two Field Commanders of Jabhat al-Nusra in Syria

On September 17, the Aerospace Forces of the Russian Federation launched a massive air strike on the Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist base * near the settlement of Ash-Sheikh Yusef in the Syrian province of Idlib: the field commanders of Abu Dujana al- Diri and Bilal Said. This was announced by the Deputy Head of the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of the Warring Parties in the SAR, Major General Oleg Yegorov. Also, as a result of an airstrike, it was possible to destroy a warehouse with weapons, two warehouses with material resources. A total of 45 terrorists were eliminated. It is noted that the destroyed militants were directly involved in attacks on the Syrian military and civilians in the Idlib de-escalation zone. In addition, they were preparing sabotage and terrorist actions in the ...

Cholera outbreak in Syria

An outbreak of cholera has been recorded in various parts of Syria. According to the Kurdish autonomous administration, not recognized by Damascus, three people were killed. This was reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the local TV channel. It is noted that the dead fell ill with cholera in Raqqa and in the area Deir ez-Zor. At least 15 cases are currently known in the region. The Kurdish autonomous authority administration department of health requested international organizations to assist in the fight against the spread of the infection. In addition, 15 cases of cholera have been reported in Aleppo province. The  Ministry of Health Syria clarified that samples of cholera ...

Three people die in northern Syria due to cholera outbreak

A cholera outbreak has occurred in several areas in northern Syria. Three people have already died in the Kurdish autonomy, and at least 30 more cases have been registered in neighboring provinces, according to Rudaw. According to SANA, during the check, cholera samples were found in sewage and at an ice cube factory. After that, the plant was closed as a matter of urgency. The health department of the Kurdish administration called on international organizations to help stop the disease. Cholera— an acute bacterial infection that can be contracted by ingesting contaminated food or water. Most people who are infected do not develop any symptoms or have a mild illness. In severe cases, the disease causes acute diarrhea and can result in the death of the patient. According to WHO, fro...

Received an explanation of the new US strikes in Syria

The race for oil continues, but relations between Iran and the United States will not change Following the tension over Taiwan and the start of military exercises in South Korea, there is a reason to recall the Middle East “hot spots” . The United States also attacked the Syrian Deir ez-Zor. The airstrikes were attributed to America's response to an attack against the Al-Tanf military base in Syria on August 15th. What are the consequences of Washington's actions – Let's understand our material. Photo: AP On Tuesday, President Joe Biden ordered airstrikes against Iranian-backed groups in Syria, CNN reported. The order comes just over a week after several rockets landed near a US military base in northeast Syria. Biden “directed these strikes in accord...

Reuters learned about the arrival of the first ship with Ukrainian grain in Syria

Reuters: The first ship with Ukrainian grain came to Syria after Lebanon's refusal Dry-cargo ship Razoni under the flag of Sierra Leone, loaded with 26,000 tons of corn, sailed from the port of Odessa on August 1. It became the first ship to leave Ukraine along the grain corridor. The cargo was intended for Lebanon, but it refused Razoni vessel The first ship that left Ukraine along the grain corridor two weeks ago approached the Syrian port of Tartus on Sunday, Reuters reported, citing two sources. Dry cargo ship Razoni under the flag of Sierra Leone, loaded with 26 thousand tons of corn, sailed from the port of Odessa on August 1. Initially, the cargo was destined for Lebanon. However, the country refused it, explaining the decision by the delay. The ship then proceeded to Turkey....

Naval parade in honor of Russian Navy Day was held in Syria

Ships from three fleets of Russia at once took part in the naval parade in honor of the Day of the Russian Navy, which was held in the Syrian city of Tartus. This was reported by the Russian Ministry of Defense. It became known that 13 ships and vessels of the Black Sea, Pacific and Northern fleets of the Russian Navy took part in the parade. In addition,          aircraft  airplanes      anti-submarine ship “Vice-Admiral Kulakov”, frigate “Admiral Grigorovich”, frigate “Admiral Fleet Kasatonov”, small missile ship “Orekhovo-Zuevo”, sea minesweeper “Vladimir Yemelyanov”, as well as submarines “Novorossiysk” ; and Krasno...

The Ministry of Defense reported that the Russian military was not injured after the terrorist attack in Syria

Ministry of Defense: Russian military were not injured after the terrorist attack in the Syrian city of Al-Sukeylabiya Russian military personnel were not injured as a result of a terrorist attack carried out by militants in the Syrian city of Al-Sukeylabiya. This was announced by the deputy head of the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of Warring Parties in Syria, Captain First Rank Yevgeny Gerasimov, TASS reports. terrorist attack using an unmanned aerial vehicle. “July 24, in the city of Es-Sukeylabiya, Hama province, during the opening ceremony of the Hagia Sophia temple” militants of illegal armed formations committed a terrorist act using a handicraft unmanned aerial vehicle. As a result of the explosion of a UAV launched by terrorists, two civilians were killed and ...

Putin accused Western countries of intending to dismember Syria

Putin announced the need to put an end to ISIS in Syria forever According to the President of Russia, real threats of crime and extremism emanate from areas not controlled by the Syrian authorities, and the destructive line of Western countries largely contributes to this Video < /p> Western countries, led by the United States, are pursuing a destructive policy in Syria, because they want to bring things to the dismemberment of this state, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a trilateral meeting of heads of state— guarantors of the Astana process. Of particular concern is the state of affairs in the territories not controlled by the Syrian authorities. “We see that real threats of crime, extremism, separatism come from these regions. In many ways, this is facilitated by the ...

Putin, Raisi and Erdogan announced several points of decisions on Syria

Russia, Iran and Turkey reject all unilateral sanctions against Damascus. The parties remain committed to the sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity of Syria The next trilateral summit in the Astana format with the participation of Turkey and Iran will be held in Russia. This is stated in a joint statement by Presidents Vladimir Putin, Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Ibrahim Raisi. “The Presidents decided to hold the next trilateral summit in the Russian Federation at the invitation of the President of the Russian Federation, His Excellency Vladimir Putin,” the statement says. «Astana Troika»— a group of Russia, Turkey and Iran, created after negotiations in Astana in January 2017. Its goal is to resolve the military conflict in Syria. The partic...

Putin urges US to stop exporting oil from Syria

The US should stop plundering Syria by smuggling oil out of that country. This was stated by Russian President Vladimir Putin following a meeting with the leaders of Iran and Turkey, RIA Novosti reports. “We (Russia, Turkey and Iran.— RBC) and general positions on the Trans-Euphrates, related to the fact that American troops should leave this territory and should stop robbing the Syrian state, the Syrian people, exporting oil illegally,— he said. At the meeting itself, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi stated this. He accused the US authorities of stealing Syrian resources, including oil. Raisi urged Washington to withdraw its troops from the Arab Republic as soon as possible. According to him, the Syrian crisis has no military solution, the conflict can only be resolved t...

Iranian President calls for early withdrawal of US troops from Syria

Ebrahim Raisi believes that the US should withdraw troops from Syria. He pointed out that the fate of the country should be decided without foreign interference. According to the Iranian leader, the Syrian conflict can only be resolved by political means =”The President of Iran announced the need for an early withdrawal of US troops from Syria” /> The United States must withdraw troops from Syria and the entire region as soon as possible, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said at a summit on the settlement of the Syrian conflict with the participation of leaders Russia and Turkey, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan. «The fate of Syria should be decided by its people, without foreign interference <…> the illegal presence of US occupying forces will destabili...

The US announced the elimination of the head of the ISIS cell in Syria

Mahir al-Aghal was killed in a drone attack in the northwest of the country jpg” alt=”The United States announced the elimination of the head of the IS cell in Syria” /> As a result of drone strikes by the US Air Force in Syria, the head of the local cell of the “Islamic State” was eliminated. (a terrorist organization banned in Russia) Mahir al-Agal. This is reported by Reuters with reference to the central command of the US troops. The terrorist was eliminated in northwestern Syria. Also, the defense department spoke about the serious injury of his accomplice. “According to preliminary data, there are no civilian casualties,”— the statement says. The department notes that Mahir al-Agal— one of the five leaders of ISIS. He was respons...

The UN Security Council extended the delivery of aid to Syria through Turkey on the third attempt

A compromise project was adopted by Ireland and Norway, earlier the Security Council could not approve the resolutions proposed by Russia and the West. Moscow believes that the mechanism of humanitarian aid through the checkpoint with Turkey should be curtailed and imported through Damascus The UN Security Council adopted a resolution to extend for six months the mechanism for the cross-border delivery of humanitarian aid to Syria through Turkey, with the possibility of extending for another for six months. The broadcast was conducted in the YouTube organization. The resolution of Norway and Ireland was supported by representatives of 12 countries. The US, UK and France abstained, no one voted against. Irish Ambassador Geraldine Byrne Nason noted at the meeting that “it's no se...

Turkish Defense Minister: Ankara will not postpone military operation in Syria

photo: hulusi akar. source: wikipedia Ankara will not postpone or avoid a military operation in northern Syria. This was stated by Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar on Sunday. The head of the Ministry of Defense referred to the words of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. “As our President stated, there can be no question of to agree to this, it is out of the question for us to listen to this, ”said Akar, quoted by RIA Novosti. Erdogan previously announced a military operation in Syria, which the international community, according to in his words, “understand”. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said in an interview with RT Arabic that the Syrian people and the country's army are ready to confront Turkish troops on their territory, if necessary. Источник www.mk.ru...

Russia and the United States vetoed draft resolutions on aid to Syria

Russia and the United States vetoed draft resolutions on the extension of cross-border assistance to Syria Russia vetoed a draft resolution on the extension of cross-border assistance to Syria for a year due to the fact that Western countries did not fulfill the agreements last year. The United States rejected the Russian draft draft resolutions on assistance to Syria” /> Russia used its veto power in voting in the UN Security Council on a draft resolution on the extension of the mechanism of cross-border assistance to Syria, follows from the broadcast on YouTube. “Our delegation voted against the draft resolution on the extension of the cross-border assistance mechanism in Syria for one year. The document put to the vote ignored the interests of Damascus, which should be the main be...

UN Security Council did not adopt Russia’s resolution on humanitarian aid to Syria

First Deputy Representative of the Russian Federation to the UN Dmitry Polyansky. Photo: Frame from video. The UN Security Council did not adopt a resolution to extend for six months the operation of the Bab el-Hawa checkpoint on the Syrian-Turkish border for the cross-border delivery of humanitarian aid to Syria. Two countries, including Russia, voted in favor of this proposal, three voted against it, and another 10 countries abstained. At the same time, Russia blocked the counter proposal from Norway and Ireland, which also prescribed a mechanism for the cross-border delivery of humanitarian aid to Syria. First Deputy Representative of the Russian Federation to the UN Dmitry Polyansky explained that Moscow had vetoed this document, as this document ignored the interests of Damascus. H...

The head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the DPR announced the consent of Syria to participate in the tribunal

Natalia Nikonorova Among the countries that will take part in the international tribunal for “war criminals” in the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR), there will be the Lugansk People's Republic and Syria, the latter has given preliminary consent, DPR Foreign Minister Natalia Nikonorova said in an interview with TASS. “There is already a certain understanding of which countries could participate in the tribunal in one capacity or another. <…> Representatives of the relevant bodies of the Russian Federation are already carrying out investigative actions on the territory of the republics,— she said.

Zelensky promised to break off relations with Syria after the recognition of the DPR and LPR

Syria announced its intention to recognize the DPR and LPR on June 29. According to Zelensky, after this decision, “there will be no more relations with Syria”, and sanctions pressure on Damascus will increase Ukraine will sever all relations with Syria after the country's decision to recognize the Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics (DNR and LNR). He wrote about this Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in his Telegram channel. “In this case, there will be no more relations with Syria, and the sanctions pressure against Syria, on the contrary, will be even greater,” — he said. The day before, on June 29, the SANA agency and the Syrian state television, citing an official source in the Foreign Ministry, announced the decision of the Syrian Arab Republic to...

Syria decided to recognize the DNR and LNR

The Syrian Foreign Ministry announced a decision to recognize the independence of the DPR and LPR Syria intends to establish diplomatic relations with the republics. The recognition process has been going on since mid-June, when the DPR delegation visited Damascus =”Syria has decided to recognize the DPR and LPR” /> Syria has decided to recognize the independence of the Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics, SANA and Syrian State Television reported, citing an official source in the Foreign Ministry. “The Syrian Arab Republic has decided to recognize the independence and sovereignty of both the Lugansk People's Republic and the Donetsk People's Republic,” he said. The publications say that the Syrian side will contact both republics about agreements to...

Armed conflict breaks out between pro-Turkish groups in Syria

In northern Syria, another armed conflict broke out between pro-Turkish groups in the province of Aleppo. Jabhat Ash-Shamiya (banned in the Russian Federation) militants reportedly seized several military facilities and checkpoints of the Ahrar Ash-Sham group (AS – banned in the Russian Federation). During the skirmish, several mercenaries from both sides were eliminated. Civilians were also injured. There is no exact data on the causes of the confrontation yet. According to one version, several groups associated with AS decided to leave the Third Corps of the Jaish Watania Suriya association, but its leadership decided to suppress the dissidents by force, writes the Telegram channel Directorate 4. Night to the rescue “Ahrar Ash-Sham” from the province of Idlib advanced ...

WSJ learned of US fears of the risk of a direct clash with Russia in Syria

The US military is worried about the risk of a direct clash with Russian forces in Syria, fears arose after an air strike against the American coalition in the south of the republic, sources told WSJ The Pentagon is concerned about the possibility of a direct military clash with Russia in Syria after “some actions” Russian forces, writes The Wall Street Journal, citing unnamed senior US military. “Russian troops have carried out a number of operations against the US-led coalition in Syria this month, including one of them — this week at a strategically located base in the southern part of the country,— told the interlocutors of the newspaper (quote from RIA Novosti). Russia warned the American side on the existing communication line about the strike, in connection...

Moscow forced Erdogan to cancel the operation in northern Syria

Ankara had to curtail preparations for the offensive During the negotiations between the Russian and Turkish delegations, the issue of Ankara conducting a military operation in northern Syria was raised. However, Moscow refused to approve this move, as a result of which the Turkish military had to curtail preparations for the offensive. Photo: Global Look Press < p> According to the Hürriyet newspaper, Turkey planned to conduct an operation in the Ain Issa area on the northern outskirts of the city of Raqqa. However, Moscow not only opposed Ankara's plans, but also sent additional reinforcements to the area. It is worth noting that the M4 highway passes in the Ain Issa area, which connects the cities of Hasaka, Raqqa , Deir ez-Zor and Aleppo. According to the publication, Turkish ai...

Erdogan promised to eradicate militants in Syria and did not rule out a new operation

According to the Turkish leader, Ankara “will not stop” in an effort to destroy terrorists in northern Syria and Iraq. He accused the United States of supplying weapons to the Kurds and did not rule out a new operation against the PKK jpg” alt=”Erdogan promised to eradicate militants in Syria and did not rule out a new operation” /> Turkey intends to completely exterminate terrorist formations in northern Syria and Iraq, in its desire the country “will not stop” before anything. This was stated by Turkish President Tayyip Recep Erdogan, TRT Harber reports. Thus, when asked by a journalist about a new operation in northern Syria and Iraq, the Turkish leader said: “This process will continue, we cannot stop. We will eradicate terrorism and terrorists...

The Pentagon did not find those responsible for the deaths of residents due to US Air Force strikes on Syria

We are talking about the 2019 airstrikes in the Syrian Baguz, which killed dozens of civilians. The investigation was launched in November 2021 after the revealing publication of The New York Times ” alt=”The Pentagon has not found those responsible for the deaths of residents due to US Air Force strikes on Syria” /> The Pentagon investigation found no fault of US military personnel in the deaths of civilians as a result of US airstrike in Syrian Bagouz in 2019 year. The results of the investigation, launched in November 2021, are published by the US military. “There were no violations of the rules of engagement or the laws of war, <…> [The US Air Force] acted within the framework of a defensive strategy approved by the President and did not strike deliberatel...

UN criticizes EU decision not to invite Russia to conference on Syria

Photo by pixabay.com Deputy official representative of the UN Secretary General Farhan Haq said that the decision of the European Union not to invite Russia to participate in the donor conference Syria “Brussels-6” is regrettable. “The Russian Federation is a member of the United Nations and a permanent member of the UN Security Council, as well as a key partner,” he recalled. At the same time, Haq noted that the UN could not influence the decision of the EU, since it is not one of the co-organizers of the Brussels conference this year. The EU has decided not to invite the Russian Federation and contact them to find out the reason,” he said Источник www.mk.ru

US envoy to UN accuses Russia of using chemical weapons in Syria

Linda Thomas-Greenfield US Permanent Representative to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield accused Russia of using chemical weapons in Syria, she made such a statement on PBS. Her words are quoted by the press service of the diplomatic mission. “They also used false accusations against the United States and Ukrainians of using chemical weapons, and we know that they are capable of using chemical weapons. They used it against their own people, they used it in Syria,— said the diplomat. At the same time, Thomas-Greenfield is sure, Moscow understands the danger of using nuclear weapons, “whatever the nature or form it may have.” She called the words of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov about nuclear weapons “bragging”, while calling for the threat of nuclear...

Turkey closes skies to Russian planes flying to Syria

The Turkish Foreign Minister said that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had previously warned Russian leader Vladimir Putin about this. At the same time, he stressed that Ankara does not participate in sanctions against Moscow Istanbul, Turkey Turkey has closed the airspace for Russian military and civilian aircraft flying to Syria. This was announced by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, TRT Haber reports. “We have closed airspace to Russian military aircraft, even civil aircraft flying to Syria and carrying troops. We issued a three-month permit. It ends in April»— he said. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan previously informed Russian President Vladimir Putin about this, the Turkish minister added. According to Cavusoglu, Turkey “is negotiating with Russi...

Turkey closes the way to Syria for Russian military and civil aircraft

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu announced that a decision had been made to close the country's airspace to Russian military and civilian aircraft flying to Syria. “Permission to fly ended in April,” Cavusoglu said. He added that Turkey had previously given permission for three months. According to Cavusoglu, this issue was discussed by the presidents of the two countries, Recep Taip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin. “That is, we are conducting the process through dialogue on both the Montreux Convention and other issues,” he said. < p> At the same time, the Turkish Ministry of National Defense announced that a large-scale operation had been launched after a police checkpoint in the Euphrates Shield operation zone was attacked with anti-tank weapons the day...

Bagdasarov explained why Turkey closed the sky for Russian flights to Syria

“Ankara is acting within its own interests” Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that Turkey is closing its skies to Russian military and civilian aircraft flying to Syria. He told this to reporters on Saturday during his tour of Latin America. Semyon Bagdasarov, a leading Russian political scientist, historian, expert on the problems of the Middle East and Central Asia, explained to MK what the reason for such a decision was and what it means for us. Semyon Bagdasarov. Photo: TV broadcast frame. Speaking to reporters, Cavusoglu clarified that the decision made does not mean that Turkey is joining the anti-Russian sanctions of the West. According to him, earlier permits for such flights were issued every three months and renewed each time. The last permit expires in April, af...

The expert told what the Russian fleet is doing off the coast of Syria

“We must demonstrate our capabilities in the fight against aircraft carriers” The Russian attack on Ukraine announced by the West on the night of February 16 did not take place. It turned out that the Ministry of Defense and General Shoigu at this time – other plans. Those who expected his “blitzkrieg” to Kiev, they suddenly learned that the Russian Minister of Defense had flown … to Syria. He visited our bases Khmeimim and Tartus, and personally inspected the exercises of the Russian Navy in the Mediterranean Sea. Photo: Ministry Defense of the Russian Federation About the importance of these naval exercises, if the Minister of Defense considered it necessary to personally attend them, “MK” said military expert captain 1st rank in t...