Russian Special Forces Eliminate Militants Behind Syrian Airbase Attacks

The Russian military announced late on Friday that it has tracked down and eliminated a group of rebels inv.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeJan 13th, 2018

Syrian Forces Backed by Russia Bombard Hard-Hit Suburb of Capital

Syrian regime forces backed by Russian warplanes pounded a rebel-held suburb of the capital, intensifying months of attacks in catastrophic scenes reminiscent of the scorched earth campaign that flattened much of Aleppo......»»

Category: topSource: wsjFeb 20th, 2018

Nearly 100 Killed in Bombardment of Hard-Hit Suburb of Syrian Capital

Syrian regime forces backed by Russian warplanes intensified attacks on a suburb of the capital, killing nearly 100 people including women and children on Monday......»»

Category: topSource: wsjFeb 20th, 2018

Islamic State Returns to Guerrilla Warfare in Iraq and Syria

Despite Syrian and Iraqi claims of victory, thousands of holed-up Islamic State militants have mounted a number of recent guerrilla-style attacks on civilians and military forces, according to the U.S.-led coalition and others......»»

Category: topSource: wsjJan 2nd, 2018

What Is The Taliban"s "Red Unit"? Jihadi Special Forces Are Using Russian, U.S. Tech For Attacks

The guerrilla fighters have futuristic technology and powerful weapons that threaten to alter the Afghan battlefield......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekDec 1st, 2017

U.S.-Backed Syrian Forces Retake Old City of Raqqa

U.S.-backed Syrian forces retook the old city of Raqqa, U.S. officials said Sunday, inching closer to fully capturing what was once the extremist group’s de facto capital used by militants to plan and stage attacks on the West......»»

Category: topSource: wsjSep 4th, 2017

The Wall Street Journal: U.S.-backed forces seize old city in former ISIS capital Raqqa

U.S.-backed Syrian forces retook the old city of Raqqa, U.S. officials said Sunday, inching closer to fully capturing what was once the extremist group’s de facto capital used by militants to plan and stage attacks on the West......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchSep 3rd, 2017

What"s Happening in Palmyra? Syrian Army, Russia Defeat ISIS after Deadly Suicide Attacks

The Syrian army, supported by Russian airstrikes, continued to advance against the Islamic State group as unknown militants killed dozens in Damascus......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekMar 15th, 2017

U.S. Hunts for Russian Equipment Stolen by Islamic State in Syria

American military personnel in Syria are working to find and destroy advanced Russian weaponry seized by Islamic State extremist fighters when the militants retook the city of Palmyra less than a week ago from Moscow-supported Syrian-regime forces.....»»

Category: topSource: wsjDec 16th, 2016

Russian Special Forces Aid Syria in Aleppo

Russian special-operations forces have played a pivotal part in the Syrian ground offensive to retake Aleppo, a role shielded by secrecy about their operations there......»»

Category: topSource: wsjDec 16th, 2016

22 children killed in air strikes on Syrian school: UNICEF

Syrian government forces and their Russian ally have been accused by Western powers and rights groups of carrying out indiscriminate attacks on civilian infrastructure.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardOct 26th, 2016

Obama Making Terrorist Situation Worse

Conflicts in Syria have intensified over the week despite the Russia-U.S. truce accord which started on Monday, as militants continued targeting Syrian government troops, the Russian Defense Ministry said Sunday. “Only the Syrian government forces h.....»»

Category: topSource: livetradingnewsSep 20th, 2016

Trump Steps Up Attacks on Mueller Investigation

The president showed a more confrontational tone toward special counsel Robert Mueller, prompting urgent warnings from senators not to undermine the probe into possible Russian election interference......»»

Category: asiaSource: wsjMar 19th, 2018

Civilians are finally fleeing Syria"s besieged Ghouta as Russian and Syrian forces move in

Thomson Reuters MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says the Russian military and the Syrian government are extending a cease-fire in Damascus' rebel-held suburbs as long as it takes to allow .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMar 16th, 2018

US Special Forces troops previously killed 11 ISIS fighters in an undisclosed firefight in Niger

US Army US Special Forces troops reportedly took part in a previously undisclosed firefight in Niger, two months after a battle where four US soldiers were killed in October. Eleven militants who were believed to be affiliat.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMar 14th, 2018

Russian oligarch indicted by Mueller reportedly told Putin before mercenaries in Syria attacked US forces

Yevgeniy Prigozhin, a Russian oligarch who was indicted by Robert Mueller for his alleged role in information warfare against the US, reportedly told Kremlin and Syrian officials Russian mercena.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderFeb 23rd, 2018

Why Washington Struck Russian Contractors In Syria

Submitted by Nauman Sadiq, On February 7, the US B-52 bombers and Apache helicopters struck a contingent of Syrian government troops and allied forces in Deir al-Zor that reportedly killed and wounded dozens of Russian military contractors w.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeFeb 20th, 2018

U.S. Military Bombs Russian Tank in Video From Syria Attack on Assad Supporters

Clashes between the U.S.-led coalition and pro-Syrian government forces have reportedly killed a number of Russians......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekFeb 13th, 2018

U.S. Coalition Kills Russians in Airstrikes Against Assad Supporters in Syria, Reports Say

Russian names are appearing among the scores of pro-Syrian government fighters believed dead in clashes with U.S.-led forces......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekFeb 12th, 2018

Syria"s war is entering a deadly and dangerous new phase

Reuters Russian and Syrian forces are slaughtering civilians in a new offensive against rebels in Idlib and Eastern Ghouta, and one UN official said he's "running out of words." Nearly 80 civilians were killed by airstrikes on Tuesday, which was d.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderFeb 8th, 2018

US conducts airstrikes against Syrian pro-regime forces

Sgt. Matthew Callahan/US Marine Corps US forces reportedly responded to an "unprovoked attack" by Syrian pro-regime forces with airstrikes. No US special operations forces were injured, according to multiple news reports. US f.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderFeb 7th, 2018