Tag: Free Syrian Army

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.

Will A Ceasefire Go Into Effect Tomorrow Across Syria?

February 26, 2016

Live Updates: The previous post in our Putin in Syria column can be found here. Ahead Of Tonight’s Ceasefire, Russian And Regime Aircraft Pound Syrian Rebels Across Country 2016-02-26 17:33:48 With the partial ceasefire deal brokered by the United States and Russia due to come into effect at 22:00 GMT, the Russian and Syrian regime […]

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. The Kremlin’s Message Today — Forget Trying To Stop […]

Putin in Syria: Putin Makes Absurd Claim That Russia Is Helping Free Syrian Army

December 11, 2015

Today there are rumors that Russia has deployed T-90 tanks south of Aleppo, while ISIS appears to be making advances southeast of Homs. The previous post in our Putin in Syria column can be found here. Is Russia Increasing Or Decreasing Its Presence In Syria? 2015-12-11 19:10:38 Last week there were reports that Russia was […]

Putin in Syria: Heavy Civilian Casualties As Aleppo Pounded With Bombs And Shells

December 9, 2015

The previous post in our Putin in Syria column can be found here. Heavy Civilian Casualties As Aleppo Pounded With Bombs And Shells 2015-12-09 16:36:49 Russian jets are reported to have bombed Aleppo today, killing at least 9 people and wounding dozens. According to the Syrian Local Coordination Committees (LCC), a 9-month-old child was killed […]

Putin in Syria: Russia Hits Border Crossings As Fighting Breaks Out North Of Aleppo

November 27, 2015

The previous post in our Putin in Syria column can be found here. Russia Hits Border Crossings As Fighting Breaks Out North Of Aleppo 2015-11-27 17:45:00 Russian jets have continued to strike rebel-held areas along Syria’s border with Turkey. According to the Syrian Local Coordination Committees (LCC), nine civilians, amongst them children, were killed and […]

Putin in Syria: Russian Response To Downing Of Jet Hardens

November 25, 2015

The previous post in our Putin in Syria column can be found here. Russian Jets Reportedly Bomb Aid Convoy Near Turkish Border 2015-11-25 17:55:17 The Turkish IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation reports that an aid convoy has been bombed, reportedly by Russian jets, in the Syrian border town of Azaz. fetching tweet… fetching tweet… While the […]

Putin in Syria: Turkish Jets Shoot Down Russian Bomber

November 24, 2015

The previous post in our Putin in Syria column can be found here. Russian General Staff Complain Turkey Has Violated Syria’s Air Space 2015-11-24 18:45:00 Russian media has just announced that Turkey has violated Syria’s air space. Gazeta.ru reports┬áciting RIA.ru that the Russian General Staff has stated (translation by The Interpreter): Radar reconnaissance at the […]