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Russian warships enter English Channel

Published 2019-03-05 23:57:02 by News Desk in World-News

The Russian missile frigate Admiral Gorshkov, the multifunctional logistics support vessel Elbrus, the rescue tug Nikolai Chiker and the sea tanker Kama are passing through the English Channel, the press service of the Russian Northern Fleet reports. The Admiral Gorshkov set off on February 26 for its first voyage to lead a group of the Russian Northern Fleet’s ships in distant waters. The ships have already covered more than 1,600 nautical miles. This is the first voyage for the frigate Admiral Gorshkov. Before that, it made only inter-fleet and inter-base transits. The frigate is the naval group’s flagship, from which… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, UK


Turkey facing consequences of failed policy in Syria: ex-Turkish FM

Published 2019-03-05 23:46:34 by News Desk in Syria

Turkey made a series of political miscalculations during the Syrian crisis, former Turkish Foreign Minister Yasar Yakis told Sputnik, adding that Ankara had to deal with the consequences of those mistakes at the present time. “Turkey committed several mistakes in its policies during the Syrian crisis. One of the mistakes was putting all our eggs in one basket which is something that should be avoided in diplomacy. Turkey did not follow this rule and built its policy based on the assumption that Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad would leave his post soon. However, this assumption was incorrect and now Turkey has… Read on ->

Tags: Assad, Syria, Turkey


Breaking: Syrian Air Force unleashes several airstrikes over northern Hama

Published 2019-03-05 23:18:31 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) unleashed a new round of airstrikes over the northern countryside of the Hama Governorate this evening. According to a military source in nearby Mhardeh, the Syrian Air Force launched a number of airstrikes over the towns of Al-Latamnah and Kafr Zita, targeting Jaysh Al-Izza’s bases and trenches. The source said the Syrian Air Force launched these airstrikes in response to the artillery shells that were fired by Jaysh Al-Izza towards the government’s positions on Tuesday. Since the end of February, the Syrian Air Force has been intensifying their strikes… Read on ->

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Tags: Hama, Syria


Pentagon recommends not delivering F-35s to Turkey if they receive S-400s

Published 2019-03-05 20:27:06 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

US General Curtis Scaparrotti told senators in the Senate Armed Services Committee that he doesn’t recommend delivering F-35 jets to Ankara if it doesn’t abort the S-400 missile defence deal with Russia. Scaparrotti is the current head of the United States European Command. The general noted that he, as a military officer, doesn’t advise allowing the top US jets to be used in countries that operate Russian military systems, especially air defence systems. “If they accept the S-400 and establish it within Turkey, there is an issue […] that has to do with the F-35. It presents a problem to all of our aircraft, but specifically the F-35. My best military advice would be that we… Read on ->

Tags: Turkey


Russian satellites uncover 300 new graves near Syria’s Rukban Camp

Published 2019-03-05 19:56:24 by News Desk in Syria

Russian satellites’ images have uncovered a cemetery with 300 fresh graves near the Rukban refugee camp in Syria, Russia’s Defense Ministry told journalists on Tuesday. “A fresh cemetery with 300 fresh graves has been uncovered on the southern side immediately outside the camp’s fence,” the ministry said. According to the ministry, the cemetery and other proof of the refugees’ stay in the camp were registered by the satellite images made several days ago. The satellite data suggest that most structures in the Rukban camp are makeshift settlements and unfit for the living of people in the winter period and a part… Read on ->

Tags: Rukban, Russia, Syria


France deploys aircraft carrier to eastern Mediterranean for Syria mission

Published 2019-03-05 17:22:31 by News Desk in Syria

The deployment comes amid US plans to withdraw its military from Syria as the White House has announced victory over the Daesh* terrorist group. Commenting on the pull-out, US President Donald Trump noted that the remaining states will be able to eliminate the group’s remnants. French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle (CDG) has sailed off for a new deployment in the eastern Mediterranean, where it will conduct operations against Daesh* in Syria, French media reported. It’s unclear what exactly this operation will include and how long the carrier will stay there. Upon the end of its mission in the Mediterranean, Charles de Gaulle will move to the… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, Tanf


Russian ship returns to Black Sea after mission near Syrian waters

Published 2019-03-05 16:57:59 by News Desk in Syria

The Black Sea Fleet’s frigate Admiral Makarov has arrived at the home base in Sevastopol after accomplishing missions in the Mediterranean Sea, the Fleet’s press office reported on Tuesday. The missile frigate had operated as part of Russia’s Mediterranean taskforce since November last year. “An official ceremony was held in Sevastopol under the direction of Black Sea Fleet Commander Vice-Admiral Alexei Moiseyev to welcome the ship’s return from its missions in distant waters. Frigate Commander Captain 2nd Rank Grigory Breyev reported to the fleet’s commander that the tasks assigned in the distant sea zone had been fulfilled successfully,” the press… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria


US forces will remain in western Raqqa near Syrian Army front-lines: report

Published 2019-03-05 16:49:36 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:30 P.M.) – The U.S. Armed Forces will remain in the strategic Tabaqa area of northern Syria in the future, an official from the administration of Tabaqa told Kurdistan 24 on Tuesday. Speaking to Kurdistan 24, Sheikh Hamad al-Faraj, co-chairman of Tabqa’s legislative council, told the news agency that the U.S. military “assured us that they would stay.” “So that’s a good sign,” al-Faraj said. “After we eradicate ISIS, we need to worry about internal security, we need a lot of training and help.” However, despite talks with the Syrian government, it appears the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)… Read on ->

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Tags: Raqqa, Syria, Tabaqa, US


Developing: Iraq to receive hundreds of captured ISIS fighters from Syria in coming hours

Published 2019-03-05 16:35:07 by News Desk in Iraq, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – Iraq will be receiving approximately 250 captured Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the coming hours, Al-Maaloumah News reported, citing a military expert from Baghdad. The military expert Safaa al-Asam said the new batch of detained Islamic State terrorists will be extradited in the coming hours after an agreement was made with the Syrian Democratic Forces. Asam said the majority of these captured Islamic State terrorists are Iraqi nationals; they will face trial inside the country. “As many as 150 Islamic State militants surrendered to the Syrian Democratic Forces within… Read on ->

Tags: Iraq, ISIS, Syria


Turkey reopens southeastern border crossing with Syria after 8 year hiatus

Published 2019-03-05 16:16:38 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – The Turkish authorities have announced the reopening of their southeastern border crossing after a long hiatus due to the war in Syria. According to the state-owned Anadolu Agency, Turkey has made the decision to reopen the Oncupinar border crossing after permanently closing it to the public in 2011. “According to information obtained by Anadolu Agency, 50 trucks crossed to Syria through the gate in the last few hours,” the state-owned news site said. While it has been temporarily opened before for holidays, Turkey has refused to keep the crossing open to the public because of… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, Turkey


Iranian FM to meet with Assad after announcing resignation last week

Published 2019-03-05 15:59:24 by News Desk in Iran, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:40 P.M.) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday that he will depart for Damascus this week to meet with Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad. During an interview with Mohammad Javad Zarif on Tuesday, the Al-Forat TV network said that Assad invited the Iranian Foreign Minister to Damascus after the latter briefly resigned from his post. Zarif has been a close ally to the Syrian government for several years and maintained a strong relationship with Assad, despite his abrupt resignation last week. The reason for Zarif’s resignation still remains a mystery; however, some publications have reported… Read on ->

Tags: Assad, Iran, Syria


Watch: SDF troops storm last ISIS bastion in Euphrates region

Published 2019-03-05 15:32:18 by News Desk in Syria

SDF (Syrian Democratic Forces) forces continued their offensive against the last enclave of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in the region of Baghouz on Sunday, following a break to allow for the evacuation of civilians. Footage from Sunday, shows SDF forces patrolling the streets of Baghouz during the offensive’s third day, with US-backed coalition forces reportedly targeting a weapons depot.

More than an estimated 13,000 civilians reportedly evacuated Baghouz in the week preceding the beginning of the SDF offensive on Friday.     Credit: Ruptly

Tags: Euphrates, ISIS, SDF


Russia to train over 100 Chinese servicemen for second 2nd regiment of S-400: TASS

Published 2019-03-05 15:13:56 by News Desk in World-News

About 100 Chinese military servicemen will undergo a course of instruction in Russia in March-June in the operation of the air defense system S-400 Triumf. They will be trained to operate the second regimental set of this system, to be handed over to China in the second half of the year, a military-diplomatic source told TASS. “About 100 military servicemen from the People’s Liberation Army of China will undergo instruction at a Russian training center in the operation and combat uses of the second regimental set of the S-400 system, to be provided to China in the second half of… Read on ->

Tags: China, Russia


[Graphic 18+] Huge Iraq Army attack results in scores of ISIS terrorists killed

Published 2019-03-05 15:02:52 by News Desk in Iraq, Syria

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:40 P.M.) – A huge Iraqi Army attack on the desert region of the Al-Anbar Governorate, yesterday, resulted in the death of several Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) terrorists. Led by their 29th Brigade, the Iraqi Armed Forces carried out a massive assault on the Islamic State cells in Al-Anbar as part of their border security initiative. This massive attack by the Iraqi Armed Forces would result in the death of tens of Islamic State fighters and the destruction of several caches of weapons  in western Al-Anar. Below are a number of photos that were released by the Iraqi Armed… Read on ->

Tags: Anbar, Iraq, ISIS


Pakistan’s Navy claims it prevented Indian submarine from entering its waters (VIDEO)

Published 2019-03-05 14:26:57 by News Desk in Featured-2, World-News

The Pakistani Navy has prevented an Indian submarine from sneaking into its waters, a spokesman has reported. The ship was detected and forced to retreat, he said. The Navy released purported footage of the intercepted submarine, shown moving with its periscopes over the water surface. The statement said the Navy didn’t engage the submarine but was proud of its success in detecting it despite India’s large investment in modern submarine technology. This great feat is a testament of the Pakistan Navy’s superior skills. The Navy will keep defending Pakistan’s naval border. The force has the capability to respond to any… Read on ->

Tags: India, Kashmir, Pakistan


Guaido to make ‘important announcement’ at Tuesday’s rally

Published 2019-03-05 00:37:04 by News Desk in World-News

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido said he would make President Nicolas Maduro’s ‘oppressive regime unable to operate’ at a speech upon landing in Caracas on Monday. “The time has come to say, ‘Enough’,” he said, in front of a crowd of supporters. “Tomorrow, I will call for a meeting with all unions and all public employees to make an important announcement to the country.” Guaido has just returned from Colombia where he attended a ‘Lima Group’ summit gathering Latin American leaders who oppose Maduro’s government. Venezuela has been in the midst of a political crisis since January, when opposition leader… Read on ->

Tags: Guaido, Venezuela


Jihadist ambush attempt turns disastrous as Syrian Army troops gun down militants

Published 2019-03-05 00:27:24 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 A.M.) – For the third time in the last 72 hours, the jihadist rebels attempted to infiltrate the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) defenses in northwestern Syria. According to a military source in Hama, the jihadist rebels attempted to sneak towards the Syrian Arab Army’s positions from the southern axis of Sukeek in the Idlib countryside. However, the jihadist infiltration attempt would take a turn for the worse shortly before midnight, as the Syrian Arab Army troops in the area spotted the militants before they could reach their intended target. The military source in Hama told Al-Masdar that… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Clashes break out near Ramallah after IDF kills two Palestinians (video)

Published 2019-03-05 00:07:18 by News Desk in Palestine

The Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) killed two Palestinians and injured a third one after a car drove into the occupied West Bank, near Ramallah, on Monday. In response, Palestinians protested by setting paper boxes and tires on fire at different locations. IDF soldiers fired rubber bullet guns to contain the crowd.  

According to reports, five Palestinians were shot and injured with rubber-coated steel bullets on Sunday as clashes continued in Beit El near Ramallah.     Credit: Ruptly

Tags: IDF, Palestine, Ramallah


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