Tag: Latakia

Putin in Syria

September 17, 2015

Over the last few days there have been numerous reports that the Kremlin is deploying military force to prop up the Assad regime in Syria, under the pretence of combating ISIS. The Interpreter will now cover these developments on a daily basis on our Putin in Syria blog.   The Russian Military Intervention In Syria So Far […]

Sighting of R-166-0.5 Signals Vehicle Affirms Inflow of Russian Military into Syria

September 16, 2015

This is a cross-post from Oryx Blog: The past few days have seen a steep increase of evidence revealing the true extent of direct military involvement by the Russian military on the ground in Syria. The sighting of recently delivered Russian UAVs and Russian BTR-82A infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) in addition to sound fragments confirming […]

Russian Nuclear Missile Cruiser Protects Syrian Chemical Weapons

January 15, 2014

Today, at a meeting in the Ministry of Defense they discussed the unique operation that Russian sailors, together with foreign colleagues, are carrying out in the Mediterranean. They are escorting ships filled with Syrian chemical weapons. It is understood that this deadly cargo, that includes about 20 tons of toxic mustard gas, needs to be […]