Tag: Syrian rebels

Putin in Syria: Regime And Iranian Forces Move On Aleppo, Supported By Russian Air Strikes

October 16, 2015

LIVE UPDATES: There are reports from both regime and rebel sources that a large offensive has been launched against Aleppo in the north of Syria, supported by the Russian Air Force. The previous post in our Putin in Syria column can be found here. Gazeta.ru Reports That Drone Downed by Turkey Is Likely New Secret […]

Putin in Syria: Russian Navy Denies That Aircraft Carrier Is Being Sent To Syrian Coast

October 14, 2015

LIVE UPDATES: The Russian Northern Fleet has denied reports in Russian media that the country’s only aircraft carrier, the ailing Admiral Kuznetsov, is being dispatched to the Syrian coast. Meanwhile, the Russian air force claims to have completed 41 sorties in Syria over the last day. The previous post in our Putin in Syria column […]

Putin Transforming Near Abroad into Near East, Mitrokhin Suggests

June 4, 2014

Staunton, 4 June – Vladimir Putin’s approach in Ukraine appears to be modelled on what he believes the West been doing in Syria, an approach that he hopes to use as the basis of a swap between Moscow and the G-7 but one that could transform what many in Russia continue to call “the near […]