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Russia Deploys Su-25 Attack Aircraft To Contain Idlib Militants

Syrian War Report – March 18, 2019: Russia Deploys Su-25 Attack Aircraft To Contain Idlib Militants Government forces and the Russian Military Police have kicked off a joint security operation in the Eastern Ghouta region near Damascus. In particular, the operation targeted Jisreen, Mohammedia, al-Aftaris, al-Nashabiyah and Marj al-Sultan where a notable number of weapons and equipment was abandoned by militants after the defeat suffered from the Syrian Army in

Russian Warplanes Rain Hell On Idlib

Syrian War Report – March 15, 2019: Russian Warplanes Rain Hell On Idlib On March 13, warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces delivered a series of airstrikes on infrastructure of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham in the city of Idlib and in its southeastern countryisde. According to reports, at least 16 strikes hit weapon depots, HQs and a jail belonging to the terrorist group. Opposition sources said that hundreds of prisoners, including

Vectors Of Development Of Russian Military Strategy In Current Conditions

  https://southfront.org/vectors-of-development-of-russian-military-strategy-in-current-conditions/   Originally appeared at Red Star; Translated by J.Hawk exclusively for SouthFront Army General Valeriy Gerasimov, the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, spoke at the general assembly of the Academy of Military Sciences The assembly had the format of a military science conference dealing with the development of military strategy in current conditions. The conference was opened by Army General

Israeli Defense Firm Released Video Showing Destruction Of S-400 Radar

Israeli Defense Firm Released Video Showing Destruction Of S-400 Radar The Syrian conflict influences not only the balance of power in the Middle East, but also strategies and military programs of the powers involved. There is no secret that over the past years the Russian Armed Forces have used Syria as a test ground for some of its newest weapons and equipment, from cruise missiles to modern aircraft, and then

Russia’s Zircon Hypersonic Missile Challenges US Naval Dominance

Donate While the Zircon hypersonic cruise missile has not attracted the same level of media attention as the strategic Avangard re-entry vehicle or even the air-launched Kinzhal aeroballistic missile, it nevertheless represents an important advance in military technology and represents the state-of-the-art of Russian technologies. It promises to maintain and even expand Russia’s conventional deterrence through its high guarantee of effective retaliatory capability even against the most advanced anti-air and

U.S. Forces Steal Tons Of Gold Captured By ISIS In Syria, Iraq

Syrian War Report – March 1, 2019: U.S. Forces Steal Tons Of Gold Captured By ISIS In Syria, Iraq US forces are reportedly transferring tons of gold from ISIS-held areas in Syria to the US. According to Kurdish Bas News Agency, the US transferred about 50 tons of gold from areas seized from ISIS in Deir Ezzor province. The report says that the gold was withdrawn from Syria through the

Iran Took Control Of Several US Drones Flying Over Syria, Iraq

Syrian War Report – Feb. 21-22, 2019: Iran Took Control Of Several US Drones Flying Over Syria, Iraq The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the National Defense Forces (NDF) have finished their combing operation in the central Syrian desert, the NDF media center said in a statement. According to the released statement, the SAA and the NDF eliminated several ISIS members and seized loads of weapons and equipment in the

Why S-300 In Syria Not Being Used Against Israeli Aircraft

https://southfront.org/why-s-300-in-syria-not-being-used-against-israeli-aircraft/ Written and produced by SF Team: J.Hawk, Daniel Deiss, Edwin Watson There has been considerable speculation in recent months concerning reasons why the S-300 air defense systems supplied to the Syrian Arab Army by the Russian Federation have yet to fire a shot in anger at Israeli aircraft encroaching on its airspace and launching ordnance against a variety of targets on Syria’s territory. This video attempts to explore a reasonably

Staged Chemical Attack Videos And Other Trends In Modern Propaganda

Staged Chemical Attack Videos And Other Trends In Modern Propaganda The scandal regarding the fake hospital video published by the White Helmets as a proof of the Douma chemical attack has reached its peak in the media and has caused reaction on the diplomatic level. On February 13, BBC Syria’s producer Riam Dalati came out with a statement that “After almost 6 months of investigations” he “can prove without a

Russia’s Stealthy Strike UAV. Deadlier Than Expected

Russia’s Stealthy Strike UAV. Deadlier Than Expected Written and produced by SF Team: J.Hawk, Daniel Deiss, Edwin Watson Introduction While overall the Russian Armed Forces display remarkable effectiveness and demonstrated a wide range of modern weapons, a number of gaps in Russia’s arsenal are also evident. Arguably the largest one is the absence of attack UAVs of any kind, comparable to either the propeller-driven Predators and Reapers intended for operations in

Army Ambushes ISIS Terrorists, Seizes Loads Of Weapons

Syrian War Report – Feb. 15, 2019: Army Ambushes ISIS Terrorists, Seizes Loads Of Weapons On February 14, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) ambushed an ISIS unit in the Damascus desert killing several terrorists. SAA troops also capturing a large number of weapons and equipment, including a Konkurs anti-tank guided missile launcher, several RPG-7 launchers, several machine guns, mortars, a satellite communication system and two vehicles. According to SAA sources

US Sets Up New Base On Iraqi Border, ISIS Threat Grows In Desert

Syrian War Report – Feb. 14, 2019: US Sets Up New Base On Iraqi Border, ISIS Threat Grows In Desert On February 13, the Syrian Air Force conducted a series of airstrikes on ISIS hideouts in the area of Kiribat al-Hosn in the Damascus desert. The airstrikes reportedly came in response to a recent increase in the activity of ISIS cells in this area. The Damascus desert as well as

New Israel Strikes And ‘Secret Missile Factory’ In Tartus

Syrian War Report – Feb. 11-13, 2019: New Israel Strikes And ‘Secret Missile Factory’ In Tartus Late on February 11, Israeli forces struck positions of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the province of Quneitra near the Golan Heights, according to local sources. Shells and missiles reportedly hit at least 8 buildings and positions, including the Quneitra city hospital and an observation post near the al-Shaab Mount. Later Israeli media

U.S. Is Setting Ground For Military Intervention In Venezuela

U.S. Is Setting Ground For Military Intervention In Venezuela The Venezuelan government seems to be openly preparing to face a US military invasion. On February 10, the country’s military kicked off large-scale military drills, which will run until February 15. According to President Nicolas Maduro, the drills are set to become the biggest ones the country has held in its 200-year history. On the same day, multiple air defense systems,

US-led Coalition Is About To Reach Another Deal With ISIS?

Syrian War Report – Feb. 9-11, 2019: US-led Coalition Is About To Reach Another Deal With ISIS? Last week, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) uncovered a large ISIS base in the outskirt of the city of al-Mayadin in the province of Deir Ezzor. The base contained several mass graves of civilians who had been executed by the terrorist group more than two years ago, a training ground, a munitions workshop

INF Is Dead. Europe Is One Step Closer To Nuclear War

https://southfront.org/inf-is-dead-nuclear-war-in-europe-is-one-step-closer/ For more than 30 years, the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) has been one of the cornerstones of the international security system. This ended on February 2, 2019 when the US officially suspended its participation in the Treaty. Washington said that it will fully terminate the treaty in 6 months if Russia does not comply with its ultimatum – the “verifiable” destruction of what Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

US-led Coalition Struck Syrian Army Near Al-Bukamal

Syrian War Report – Feb. 4, 2019: US-led Coalition Struck Syrian Army Near Al-Bukamal Late on February 2nd, a US-led coalition warplane attacked an artillery position of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the area of al-Sukkariya west of the town of al-Bukamal in the province of Deir Ezzor. According to the Syrian Defense Ministry, one artillery piece was destroyed and 2 SAA soldiers were injured. In December, the Syrian

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham Gets Control Of Key Roads In Northwestern Syria

Syrian War Report – Feb. 1, 2019: Hayat Tahrir al-Sham Gets Control Of Key Roads In Northwestern Syria This week, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra) has blocked all roads linking the Idlib de-escalation zone with the northern Aleppo countryside, including the Turkish-occupied area of Afrin. The two main blocked roads were Atme-Deir Ballut and Deir Samaan-al-Ghazzawiyya. Therefore, the goods transportation and other traffic are now under direct control of

Regime Change In Venezuela: Army Defectors, Russian Mercenaries And Disappearing Gold

Regime Change In Venezuela: Army Defectors, Russian Mercenaries And Disappearing Gold Over the past few days, the intensity of anti-government protests in Venezuela has declined despite attempts of the US-led bloc to warm them up through both public and clandestine measures. However, the conflict continues to develop amid the acute standoff in the media sphere between the Maduro government and its opponents backed by the US-led bloc. On January 29,

Hundreds Killed In Clashes Between Pro-Iranian, Pro-Russian Forces

Syrian War Report – Jan. 29, 2019: Hundreds Killed In Clashes Between Pro-Iranian, Pro-Russian Forces A fake-news story about large-scale clashes between pro-Russian and pro-Iranian factions in Syria is making jitters in English- and Russian-language mainstream media outlets. According to these reports citing anonymous sources and each other, “the pro-Russian Tiger Forces and 5th Assault Corps” clashed with “the pro-Iranian 4th Division” near the villages of “Shahta, Bredidg, Innab and

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