Israel to Continue Illegitimate Military Ops in Syria

Sputnik-Middle East Russia blames Israel for the destruction of the Il-20, which cost the lives of 15 servicemen, after it emerged that around the time if its demise, Israeli fighter jets were in immediate proximity to the Russian plane. The Russian Ministry of Defense accused the Israeli Air Force of providing misleading information about the…

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Vow ‘Deadly’ Vengeance Against Terrorists

Sputnik-Middle East The attack in the Iranian city of Ahvaz occurred on Saturday morning. During the military parade, unknown assailants opened fire, killing dozens of people including 12 Islamic Revolutionary Guards. Several Iranian top officials have blamed foreign-sponsored terrorists for the incident. Iran’s Revolutionary Guards has vowed to take “deadly and unforgettable” vengeance against attackers at a military…

Terrorist Attack in Iranian City of Ahvaz Leaves 24 Dead, More than 59 Wounded

Commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) for Khuzestan Province Hassan Shahvarpour announced that a “four-strong terrorist team” were responsible for the attack earlier in the day in Ahvaz, capital of the southwestern Khuzestan province, on Saturday, that killed at least 24 and left 59 wounded. “A four-strong terrorist team in disguise attacked the…

White Helmets Making Staged Video of Idlib Chemical Attack

MOSCOW, September 22. /TASS/. The notorious White Helmets group, related to the Syrian opposition, is now working on a fake video footage of a staged chemical attack in the Idlib province, according to a leaked video obtained by the SANA news agency. The video was initially posted on YouTube, but was quickly deleted, and the…

US-led Coalition Transfers Daesh Leaders from Deir Ezzor to Unknown Destination

22 September، 2018 Deir Ezzor, SANA The US-led “International Coalition” carried out an air landing operation in the southeastern countryside of Deir Ezzor Province, transferring terrorists who belong to Daesh terrorist organization. Identical local and media reports told SANA that helicopters which belong to “the International Coalition” carried out Saturday an air landing operation at…

Lavrov: Russia-Turkey Deal on Idlib No Threat to Syria’s Territorial Integrity

SARAJEVO, September 21. /TASS/. The Russian and Turkish military have coordinated the specific borders of the demilitarized zone in Syria’s Idlib Governorate, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. “The Russian and Turkish military coordinated the specific borderline of the demilitarized zone earlier, so the process for implementing the Sochi agreement [between the Russian and Turkish…

Putin-Erdogan Deal on Idlib

Elijah J. Magnier | @ejmalrai Much scepticism surrounds the fate of the city of Idlib following the deal concluded between the two presidents, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, that led to the suspension of the long-awaited military operation against the jihadists and their allies. Only a few details of the deal have been revealed, enough…

Israeli-French Gamble in Syria Backfires Spectacularly

Robert Bridge By initiating an attack on the Syrian province of Latakia, home to the Russia-operated Khmeimim Air Base, Israel, France and the United States certainly understood they were flirting with disaster. Yet they went ahead with the operation anyways. On the pretext that Iran was preparing to deliver a shipment of weapon production systems…

Russia and US Work Closely to Withdraw Refugees From Rukban Camp

MOSCOW, September 20. /TASS/. Russia’s Foreign Ministry is closely working with the United States on evacuating refugees from the Syrian camp Rukban bordering Jordan to the territory controlled by the Damascus government, the ministry’s representative Nikolai Burtsev said on Thursday. “The US side suggests settling the Rukban problem through evacuating the refugees to the territories…

Russian MoD Refutes Claim Il-20 Hit Due to Failure in Friend-Foe Identification

Sputnik-Middle East It is inconceivable that the Israeli command centers and the F-16 pilots couldn’t see the Russian plane, which was approaching the runway from an altitude of five kilometers. Nevertheless, they deliberately staged this provocation, Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Maj.-Gen. Igor Konashenkov said, adding that Israel’s actions are viewed as hostile in Russia. Each…

Russian Military Police Patrol Golan Heights After Downing of IL-20

Sputnik-Middle East Russian military police have been deployed to de-escalation zones across Syria since late 2016 to help maintain security in the war-torn country amid the ongoing operations by the Syrian military and its allies to clear Syria of a collection of mostly jihadist militants. Russian troops and personnel from the Russian Reconciliation Center for Syria have…