Russia has increased the number of daily airstrikes in Syria several times as it coordinates them with the Syrian army's offensive. Over the past week, Russia destroyed 363 ISIL installations, as the Syrian army continues offensives around the country to combat terrorist groups.
The military of the two countries “have agreed to coordinate their actions, including military aircraft missions over the Syrian territory,” Lavrov said, adding that the measure has been adopted based on an agreement between the top leaders of the two sides.
Netanyahu, laid the blame for Hitler’s Final Solution on the Palestinian national leadership. Speaking at the 37th World Zionist Congress in Jerusalem, he said that the extermination, including in the gas chambers, of six million European Jews was not Hitler’s idea but that of Jerusalem’s Grand Mufti,
Russia’s airplanes cut off routes used by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) to deliver supplies to Syria from Iraq by bombing a bridge over the Euphrates River, the Russian General Staff said.
As Russia unleashed fighter jets Thursday from this air base in western Syria to pound militant targets, President Vladimir Putin pushed diplomatic efforts with the West, stressing the need "to consider each other as allies in a common fight." Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Friday in Vienna.
Certain field commanders of terrorists in Syria suggest to the Syrian government forces local truces, holding talks head of the Main Operations Directorate of the Russian Armed Forces’ General Staff Andrey Kartapolov said Thursday. According to the officer the main forces of the militants in Syria have lost the fighting capacity, their logistics system has been destroyed.
Putin: "Why play with words dividing terrorists into moderate and not moderate. What's the difference?" Weapons provided to "moderate" opposition in the region had ended up in the hands of terrorists. Some countries are playing a double game.“Success in fighting terrorists cannot be reached if using some of them as a battering ram to overthrow disliked regimes."
In the wake of President Bashar al-Assad’s trip to Moscow Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin has initiated a series of diplomatic feelers indicating that the Kremlin is prepared to seek a negotiated “political transition” in Syria.
The Canadian prime minister-elect, Justin Trudeau, has vowed to withdraw his country’s CF-18 fighter jets from Syria and Iraq, where a so-called US-led aerial campaign is hitting purported Daesh targets.
Defying the international call for an arms embargo over war crimes concerns, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) announced Tuesday it has approved an $11.25 billion deal to sell combat ships to Saudi Arabia, which has been waging war against Yemen for more than six months.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar Assad held talks in Moscow on Tuesday. The Syrian leader said Russia’s actions have prevented the terrorists from seizing larger areas in his country.
News sites around the world today are talking about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s assertion in a speech yesterday that Hitler didn’t want to kill the Jews, just expel them, till he was convinced to exterminate them by the Palestinian leader, Haj Amin al-Husseini, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem. The criticism is so universal, and angry, that the remarks look to be a landmark in Netanyahu’s cynicism; they draw back the curtain for the world on his refusal to sincerely address Palestinians aspirations for freedom today.
US officials expressed outrage at the visit, saying Russia was “emboldening” Assad by allowing him to visit, and claiming it was at odds with Russia’s previous support for a transitional government. They went on to say that the war would be lengthened by the visit.
Thousands of people streaming into Europe from the war-torn Middle East have been stranded in the cold with inadequate food, shelter and housing as one country after another imposes border restrictions in an effort to prevent refugees from entering.
TURKEY'S Prime Minister has risked launching World War 3 between the West and Russia after threatening to SHOOT DOWN Russian planes in the country's air space.
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