Tag: Jabhat al Nusra

Russia Indicates They Will Step Up Attacks On Aleppo Rebels As Offensive To Break Regime Siege Begins

October 28, 2016

Sergei Lavrov made it clear today that Russia intends to intensify strikes against rebel fighters in Aleppo, claiming that “terrorists” need to be “wiped out.”

Russia Offers ‘Humanitarian Corridors’ Out Of Besieged Aleppo. History Warns Of A Trap

July 28, 2016

The Russian defense minister, Sergei Shoigu, announced the creation of 4 corridors out of the city his air force has spent months pulverizing.

US Officials Say Russia Preparing For Aleppo Offensive As Syria ‘Ceasefire’ Collapses

April 20, 2016

US officials have told the Wall Street Journal that Russian artillery units have been deployed near Aleppo as the ‘cessation of hostilities’ that came into partial effect in February collapses with major civilian casualties due to regime air strikes.

What Russia’s New Bombing Targets Tell Us About The Ceasefire In Syria

February 23, 2016

Live Updates: Yesterday a ceasefire agreement, drafted by Russia and the United States, was agreed upon by moderate rebel groups and the Assad regime. But is it just another ruse? We’ll take a look at what Russia’s bombing today to see how the patterns in Syria are changing. The previous post in our Putin in […]

After Flawed Ceasefire Agreement, Air Strikes Continue In Syria

February 12, 2016

Live Updates: The agreement reached last night in Munich offered delivered an immediate, nor a comprehensive ceasefire. On the morning after, Russian and regime forces continue to conduct air strikes on populated areas. The previous post in our Putin in Syria column can be found here.

Christmas in Grozny

December 9, 2014

On December 4, hours before Putin was to give a defiant speech about Russia being surrounded by enemies and defeating any attempts to divide it, terrorists conducted an impeccably-timed and surprising attack in the manicured capital of the former war torn republic of Chechnya, Grozny. Despite claims from Ramzan Kadyrov—Chechnya’s social media obsessed overlord— that […]