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Syrian Army’s 5th Assault Corps: Formation, Operations, Capabilities

https://southfront.org/syrian-armys-5th-assault-corps-formation-operations-capabilities/ If you’re able, and if you like our content and approach, please support the project. Our work wouldn’t be possible without your help: PayPal: southfront@list.ru or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront The 5th Assault Corps drew the media attention in early 2017 following the fall of Palmyra to ISIS, which showed the need for more well-trained and equipped infantry to deal with crisis situations even more evident. The Syrian military

Vladimir Safronkov: How to become a national hero

By Scott Humor As a story goes, back in the nineteenth-century, a Paris opera house decided to stage a play with insults towards Russia and its monarch, Alexander I. He sent his diplomat to talk to the theater administration and asked them not to stage this sort of Russophobic production; they refused, saying that the French were enjoying freedom of speech and could insult Russians all they wanted. Alexander I

Background on USS Carl Vinson – Saga by LeDahu

Here’s a background info sheet: US Navy statement: “After departing Singapore on April 8 and cancelling a scheduled port visit to Perth, the Strike Group was able to complete a curtailed period of previously scheduled training with Australia in international waters off the northwest coast of Australia,” a U.S. Pacific Command spokesperson Actual story is PACOM said it was underway…but it wasn’t. The USS Carl Vinson group had been in

Ramzan Kadyrov on Western Intelligence services provocations

Russia: EXCLUSIVE Western intelligence did ‘everything possible to destroy’ Russia – Kadyrov     Apr 19, 2017 “Western and European intelligence agencies have done everything possible to destroy the sovereign state of Russia,” Head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov stated in an exclusive interview with RT in Grozny on Tuesday. “For all these years, Western and European intelligence agencies have done everything possible to destroy the sovereign state of

Naval Brief NB 07/17 April 18, 2017 by LeDahu

Part 1 – News Update on North Korea – naval activity   Naturally any significant deployment of the US Navy in the region gets the attention of the Chinese & Russian navies, especially in the intelligence gathering field.  No exception here and it is likely to be the Russian Navy SSV-208 Kurily. Although you might only have heard about it this week, frankly it isn’t a new event, but the

Syrian War Report – April 18, 2017: Turkish-Kurdish Tensions Increase In Northern Aleppo

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-april-18-2017-turkish-kurdish-tensions-increase-in-northern-aleppo/ If you’re able, and if you like our content and approach, please support the project. Our work wouldn’t be possible without your help: PayPal: southfront@list.ru or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront Voiceover by Harold Hoover Last night, pro-Turkish militants attacked the predominantly Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in a number of areas, including Semuqa, Zewyan, Hasiya, Om Hosh, and Sayd Ali in the northern part of the Aleppo province. Pro-Kurdish

Trump has lost control over the Pentagon

The Pentagon’s more aggressive military approach Here is a short timeline of the Pentagon taking the presidential commander-in-chief power from Trump. The ultimatums came on March 1. On March 1, 2017 the Atlantic’s article “Trump and the Generals” announced that Trump’s military leaders “increasingly sound like they’re working for a different president altogether.” They complained about the lack of funding, even after Trump pledged to give them additional $54 billion

The Holy Fire descends on the eve of the Orthodox Pascha in Jerusalem

     Holy Fire to be delivered to America for first time “The Holy Fire, which descends every year on the eve of the Orthodox feast of Pascha in Jerusalem, will be delivered to the various corners of the Earth, with the support of the Russian St. Andrew the First-Called Foundation, including, for the first time this year, to the United States of America. “It is planned to deliver this

News Brief BRICS Joint Communiqué, troops deployment near Korean Peninsula

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang’s Regular Press Conference on April 14, 2017 Q: It is reported that all necessary materials for the deployment of THAAD have been delivered to the golf course in Seongju region in the southeast of the ROK. The ROK military suggested that THAAD would be deployed soon to counter the threat posed by DPRK’s nuclear and missile programs. What’s China’s comment on this? A: China has

Syrian War Report – April 13, 2017: Syrian Army Suffers Setback In Daraa

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-april-13-2017-syrian-army-suffers-setback-in-daraa/ If you’re able, and if you like our content and approach, please support the project. Our work wouldn’t be possible without your help: PayPal: southfront@list.ru or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront Voiceover by Harold Hoover Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) and its allies are preparing for a final push in order to retake the whole al-Minshiah neighborhood of the Daraa provincial capital. Earlier this

Breaking News US led forces has bomb a chemical warehouse April 13 2017

  BREAKING || Civilians killed as US jets bomb ISIS chemical depot in Deir Ezzor: Syrian MoD “DAMASCUS, SYRIA (1:30 P.M.) – The US-coalition Air Force has conducted airstrikes against ISIS positions in the eastern city of Deir Ezzor, targeting a chemical depot for the terror group which resulted in the death of hundreds of militants as well as civilian, the Syrian Ministry of Defense said in an official statement.

“Reports of war” Naval Brief NB 06/17 April 13, 2017 by LeDahu

The West is currently playing a game of brinkmanship with Russia over Syria, based on the “fast and loose” principle it seems. The US Navy – eastern Mediterranean  “We prepositioned forces (the 2 US Navy ships) so that if there was an order received we could have that quick response.” US  senior defense official. This deployment of the 2 closest US warships in the eastern Med, would have not gone

Briefing of Chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Colonel General Sergei Rudskoy

http://syria.mil.ru/en/index/syria/news/more.htm?id=12118216@egNews   11.04.2017 (16:22)The chief of the Main operations Directorate of the General staff of armed forces Colonel-General Sergey Rudskoy held a briefing for media representatives In Syria continues, the cessation of hostilities, entered December 30, 2016. A number of opposition groups, declared the commitment of his compliance increased to 204. In the last two weeks of the agreement on reconciliation signed by representatives of 55 settlements, and their total

Syrian War Report – April 12, 2017: Government Forces Advance Northwest Of Aleppo

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-april-12-2017-government-forces-advance-northwest-of-aleppo/ If you’re able, and if you like our content and approach, please support the project. Our work wouldn’t be possible without your help: PayPal: southfront@list.ru or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront Since April 10, pro-government forces, led by the Republican Guard and Liwa al-Quds, have been making attempts to advance against Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) and its allies northwest of the city of

Tracking under-reported developments SITREP Updated

While we all struggle with the deep state, and very few governments openly express their opposition to the US crazies in the UN, things are working the way they should: The 5th East Forum of the EU and the EEU 5th East Forum of the EU and the Eurasian Economic Union in Berlin adopted a Memorandum  of creation an economic area ( a pathway) from Lisbon to Vladivostok and beyond.

Syrian War Report – April 11, 2017: U.S. Ready For More Syria Strikes

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-april-11-2017-u-s-ready-for-more-syria-strikes/ If you’re able, and if you like our content and approach, please support the project. Our work wouldn’t be possible without your help: PayPal: southfront@list.ru or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront Voiceover by Harold Hoover The US does not rule out the possibility to conduct new missile strikes on Syria, White House spokesman Sean Spicer has said at a news conference on Monday. “The sight of people being gassed and

Syria US missile strike Naval Brief NB 05/17 April 08, 2017 by LeDahu

Another Naval Brief- an update, only because it seems that at times, when a Brief gets published, something spectacular happens shortly afterwards.   US destroyers “USS Ross” (DDG 71) & “USS Porter”, (DDG 78)     were the US Navy warships that launched Tomahawk strikes at the Shayrat airbase in the Homs region of Syria. Yet, more than half did not reach their targets. In a nutshell, $88.5m worth of

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