https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-april-18-2018-syrian-army-advances-in-rastan-reaches-deal-in-dumayr/ After the victory in Eastern Ghouta, the Syrian military turned its eyes to other militant-held pockets across the country. On April 15, the Syrian Army and the National Defense Forces launched a military operation against Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra) in the Rastan pocket in northern Homs. They have have liberated a large number of points including Jarjisah, Ard Jasiyah, Ard Qabr Shaykhah, Zahrat Jibab and Tal Na’ourah.
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https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-april-17-2018-syrian-forces-repel-more-missile-strikes/ Last night, the Syrian Air Defense Forces (SADF) repelled another missile attack allegedly carried out by the Israeli military. Missiles were intercepted in two areas: Near Shayrat military airfield in the Homs countryside – 6 missiles were intercepted (according to some sources, 9 missiles) Near Dumair military airfield in the Damascus countryside – 3 missiles were intercepted. According to reports, the SADF also used its S-200 air defense system to launch
http://eng.mil.ru/en/news_page/country/more.htm?id=12171611@egNews As it was promised, the Russian Defence Ministry analyzed effectiveness of missile and bomb strike made by the United States, Great Britain, and France on Syria as well as actions held by Syrian air defence units. It is to be reminded that on April 14 from 3.42 a.m. to 5.10 a.m. (MSK) different objects of the Syrian Arab Republic were attacked air and sea-based missile carriers of the United
https://southfront.org/us-led-strikes-on-syria-pr-victory-or-decisive-failure/ Early on April 14, the US, the UK and France delivered a massive missile strike on Syria. The attack was publicly justified with accusations that the Syrian government had allegedly been behind the so-called Douma chemical attack on April 7. US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis described the strikes as “harder” than the 2017 strikes on Shayrat military airfield. The Pentagon said that the US and its allies had launched
https://southfront.org/u-s-u-k-france-conduct-massive-missile-strike-on-syria-details/ On April 14, the US, the UK and France launched a joint massive strike on Syria justifying their actions with the alleged use of chemical weapons in Douma on April 7. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the Syrian Air Defense Forces shot down 71 of 103 missiles launched by the US-led bloc. Four missiles were launched at the area of the Damascus International Airport. All missiles were intercepted.
Chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the Russian General Staff Colonel General Sergei Rudskoy holds briefing for mass media
14.04.2018 (12:00) http://eng.mil.ru/en/news_page/country/more.htm?id=12171300@egNews The US alongside its allies conducted a missile strike by its air and naval carriers targeting military and civil facilities of the Syrian Arab Republic on April 14 in the period from 3.42 am till 5.10 am (MSK). The Russian air defence systems at the Khmeimim and Tartus air base timely located and controlled all naval and air launches made by the USA and the UK.
Briefing by official representative of Russian Defence Ministry Major General Igor Konashenkov Full Transcript
13.04.2018 (18:00) http://eng.mil.ru/en/news_page/country/more.htm?id=12171238@egNews The Russian Centre for Reconciliation jointly with the Syrian authorities is completing the large-scale humanitarian operation in the suburbs of Damascus – the Eastern Ghouta. In total, 170,152 people have been evacuated during the operation, including 63,117 militants with their families. All the settlements in the Eastern Ghouta are currently under the control of the Syrian government. The Russian military police has been deployed in the
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Igor Konashenkov, Russia’s Ministry of Defense spokesman, had a briefing for journalists on situation in Syria and said that MOD has proof of UK’s involvement in Douma chemical incident Russia’s Defense Ministry has found those who took part in filming the rent-a-mob chemical attack in Syria’s Douma. Russia’s defense ministry has evidence proving the United Kingdom’s direct involvement in the organization of the provocation with the alleged chemical attack in
Briefing by Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova, Moscow, April 12, 2018 Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Stef Blok to pay a working visit to the Russian Federation Talks between Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Stef Blok are scheduled to take place in Moscow on April 13. He will be in the Russian Federation at the Netherlands’ initiative. The two foreign ministers
Syrian War Report – April 12, 2018: Russia Starts Exercises Off Syrian Coast, Vows Response To US Strikes
https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-april-12-2018-russia-starts-exercises-off-syrian-coast-vows-reponse-to-us-strikes/ The Russian Navy has launched live-fire exercises off the Syrian coast as the US is still preparing for a possible military action against the country’s government. The Russian exercises will be held from April 11 to April 26, the period when, according to some experts, the US strike will be most likely if the administration of US President Donald Trump decides to attack Syria. On April 10, Russia’s envoy
https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-april-11-2018-us-destroyers-subs-with-hundreds-of-missiles-near-syria/ The US Navy is creating a strike group with hundreds of Tomahawk cruise missiles for a possible attack on Syria. The USS Donald Cook has already drawn attention to its actions in the eastern Mediterranean where it has reportedly been “harassed” by Russian warplanes. The USS Carney is also deployed somewhere in Mediterranean, while the USS Porteris somewhere en route to or has already entered it. Another guided-missile destroyer,
Russian ambassador to the UN Vasily Nebenzea addressing the UN SC 9 April 2018 Updated with transcript
Russian ambassador to the UN Vasily Nebenzea addressing the UN SC in regard to an alleged chemical attack in the suburban Damascus city of Douma. Russian Envoy to the UN: US, UK and France push for World War III (full transcript) Russian ambassador to the United Nations Vassily Nebenzia addressing the Security Council on April 9, 2018, in regard to an alleged chemical attack in the suburban Damascus
https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-april-9-2018-another-chemical-attack-story-triggers-escalation-in-region/ Another chemical attack story is developing over Syria putting the war-torn country on the edge of a new regional conflict. On April 5, Jaish al-Islam, the group which controls the last militant-held town in the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta, broke the previously reached reconciliation deal with the Syrian-Iranian-Russian alliance and refused to withdraw its forces from Douma to the Turkish-occupied town of Jarabulus in northern Syria. The evacuation
https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-april-6-2018-army-prepares-to-clear-southern-syria-from-militants/ The Syrian government has reportedly deployed battle tanks and artillery guns preparing to take back the militant-held parts of southern Syria and the Golan Heights, the Israeli media says. The Haaretz daily has even complained that Hezbollah has allegedly established a Golan regional command center claiming that a hundred of Hezbollah operatives and a thousand other local residents linked to the movement operate in southern Syria. The Israeli leadership
Russia’s UN Ambassador Vasily Nebenzya Comments on Salisbury Case in the UNSC: Remarks and reply by Ambassador Vassily Nebenzya, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations, at the UN Security Council meeting regarding the March 13, 2018 letter from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, New York, April 5, 2018 Mr Chairman, On March 14, the Security Council had an open meeting on
by Scott Humor On 15th September 2016, Ukraine has instituted arbitration proceedings against the Russian Federation under the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (“UNCLOS”) to vindicate its rights as the coastal state in maritime zones adjacent to Crimea in the Black Sea, Sea of Azov, and Kerch Strait. According to the Permanent Court of Arbitration website the case is still pending: Dispute Concerning Coastal State
by Scott Humor “Ukraine will detain all the ships travelling to and out of Crimea without Kiev’s consent, ” said Ukrainian Border Service Spokesman Oleg Slobodyan commenting on the arrest of Russia’s Nord, a fishing boat from Kerch. Claiming that the Kiev regime is in the “legal framework,” he said that Ukraine will continue hijacking vessels of other nationalities and kidnapping people on board of those vessel and imprison those