Tag: Iran

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.”

Shoigu Says Russia Prevented NATO Missile Strikes in Syria, Even as Russia Asks for Permission to Send Missiles Over Iran, Iraq

August 15, 2016

Russian Defense MInister Sergei Shogu has claimed that Russia’s actions prevent NATO from striking Syria with 624 cruise missiles, even as Russia asked Iran and Iraq for permission to send cruise missiles over their territories.

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.

Regime Advances North Of Aleppo With Devastating Russian Air Support

February 2, 2016

Live Updates: The Syrian regime is gaining ground to the north of Aleppo, with hundreds of Russian air strikes reported. The previous post in our Putin in Syria column can be found here. Regime Advances North Of Aleppo With Devastating Russian Air Support 2016-02-02 18:01:58 Heavy civilian casualties are reported as regime forces and Shia […]

Israeli-Russian Relations in a Sectarian Middle East – Interpreter Podcast

December 7, 2015

With all the focus on Syria, and particularly on growing tensions between Russia and Turkey, it’s important to understand the complicated regional dynamics in the Middle East. How is Russia’s relationship with Israel and Iran playing out? What is Iran’s end game? How does the Syrian conflict really fit into a wider regional or sectarian […]