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Russia is using mercenaries to make it look like it"s losing fewer troops in Syria

More than 100 Russian mercenaries reportedly died when trying to attack a US-backed Kurdish position after US personnel called in airstrikes. The attackers were originally .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderFeb 13th, 2018

Russian mercenaries are increasingly fighting and dying in Syria

TOGLIATTI, Russia (Reuters) - The start of this year proved deadly for one unit of about 100 Russian fighters supporting President Bashar al-Assad's troops in northern Syria. On Feb. 3, 38-year-old Maxim Kolganov was killed in a firefight with rebels near.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderNov 3rd, 2016

Russia Warns US To "Stop Playing With Fire" In Syria, Immediately Leave Area It Controls

Two weeks after a US B-52 strike killed scores of Russian mercenaries in Syria, which accord.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedge19 hr. 3 min. ago

Syria"s War in 2018 Sees U.S. Allies Kill Each Other as Russia Struggles to Make Peace

As Kurdish forces attempt to defend their land from Turkey, Russia began the Sochi peace conference and its allies continued to gain ground......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekFeb 1st, 2018

Trump Will Keep U.S. Troops in Syria Because He Doesn"t Want to "Make the Same Mistakes" As Obama in Iraq, Tillerson Says

The secretary of state said U.S. troops will prevent a resurgent ISIS and curb Iranian influence, but Washington's own ally may be its biggest threat......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekJan 18th, 2018

Russia Tells U.S. Military to Get Out of Syria

There are nearly 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekDec 21st, 2017

Russia Begins Withdrawing Troops, Aircraft From Syria

Most of the remaining Russian forces operating in Syria, including the Tu-22M3 long-range bombers and Beriev A-50 AWACSs are returning to home just days .....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeDec 13th, 2017

The West Is Jealous of Putin"s "Brilliant Victory" in Syria, Just Like It Was in World War Two, Says Russian Senator

Politicians in Moscow took turns saluting Putin and Russia's troops, and blasted the U.S. for getting "no significant results" on the battlefield......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekDec 11th, 2017

Russia plans to significantly reduce its troops in Syria by the end of 2017

Russian Ministry of Defence Russia's military, mainly its air force, has been bombing in Syria in support of Bashar Assad's government since late 2015. Russia has been trying to round up the heads of all poli.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderNov 24th, 2017

ISIS"s Military Capital Breached by Syrian Regime Forces, Russia Kills 60 "Foreign Mercenaries"

Regime forces breached the eastern Syrian town of Mayadeen Friday, one of the Islamic State group's last bastions after losing Mosul in Iraq......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekOct 7th, 2017

Russia Military Bans Facebook As Solders" Battlefield Selfies Reveal Secret Locations

Social media posts of Russian troops tagged in Syria and Ukraine caused mass uproar when Moscow denied its forces were in either country......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekOct 5th, 2017

ISIS Releases Video of Captured Russian Soldiers That Moscow Denies Losing in Syria

In the video, a man identifies himself and a companion as Russian soldiers captured by ISIS during a counteroffensive against Syrian troops in Deir Ezzor......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekOct 3rd, 2017

Russia Blames U.S. After ISIS Murders Top Moscow General in Syria

The Russian Defense Ministry said late Sunday that Lt. Gen. Valery Asapov "was at a command post of Syrian troops, assisting the Syrian commanders in the operation for the liberation of the city of Deir Ezzor.".....»»

Category: topSource: newsweekSep 25th, 2017

U.S. Says Russia Attacked Site Near American-Led Coalition in Syria

The Russian military attacked a location where they knew the U.S.-led coalition and allied Syrian rebels were operating, the U.S. military said. The strike injured several Syrian Democratic Forces troops......»»

Category: topSource: wsjSep 16th, 2017

Russia and Syria Target ISIS Territory As Big As Two U.S. States

After reportedly doubling their control of the country, Syrian troops conducted a nighttime raid behind enemy lines with the help of Russia......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekAug 14th, 2017

Why Russia needs troops from Syria; how they boost Moscow"s "eastern" image

While there might be some truth to these claims, there are 'harder' interests in Russia's stratety.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardAug 1st, 2017

Russia and Turkey Send Troops to Syria, Build New Gas Pipeline at Home

As Russia and Turkey increasingly cooperate in Syria, a lucrative natural gas pipeline deal progresses......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekJun 23rd, 2017

Dogfight Over Syria: US Fighter Shoots Down Russian-Built Warplane; Moscow Warns US Aircraft Now "Targets"

Russia warned that it might fire on American aircraft in Syria after a U.S. Air Force F-18 Super Hornet shot down a Russian-built government fighter that allegedly bombed troops from the U.S.-led rebel coalition. read more.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaJun 19th, 2017

Russia Ready To Send Ground Troops To Syria: FARS

Iran news agency FARS reports that according to Syrian military sources, Moscow has informed Damascus of its preparedness to dispatch ground .....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeApr 25th, 2017

Syria"s Assad says that Russian troops will not be fighting ISIS

  APSyrian President Bashar Assad says he is not considering asking Russia to send in the troops to help the government fight the Islamic State group. Russia, a key backer of the Assad regime, has been providing air cover for governme.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderApr 21st, 2017

Syria Attack Exposes Failed Deal on Chemical Weapons

The suspected sarin gas attack in Syria last week revealed that a 2013 deal brokered by Russia and the U.S. failed to cripple the Assad regime‚Äôs ability to make or use chemical weapons......»»

Category: topSource: wsjApr 12th, 2017