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Syrian War Report – February 22, 2017: Syrian Army Aims ISIS Stronghold Of Deir Hafer

Syrian War Report – February 22, 2017: Syrian Army Aims ISIS Stronghold Of Deir Hafer     On February 21, the Syrian army’s Tiger Forces, supported by Russian warplanes, liberated the key town of Rasm Harmel al-Imam and the village of Tabaret Madi from ISIS terrorists in the province of Aleppo. Government troops continued putting pressure on ISIS in the town of Humaymah Al-Kabira near Deir Hafer. The Tiger Fores

Syrian War Report – February 20, 2017: Turkey Further Pushes Its Plan For Raqqah Offensive

Syrian War Report – February 20, 2017: Turkey Further Pushes Its Plan For Raqqah Offensive     Pro-Turkish militants and the Turkish army have still been facing difficulties in breaking ISIS defenses around al-Bab. Turkey-led forces have failed to seize Qabasin and Bzaah, and retreated from almost all areas seized inside al-Bab. Intense fighting is ongoing. Meanwhile, the Syrian army, supported by the Russian Aerospace Forces, continued its operation against

Sandwiching NATO in Ukraine, by Scott Humor

When I started my master’s program in an American university, I also took work as a web developer, and programming was making me very hungry. My tuition paid for a meal plan and the use of a buffet-style dining hall, but as the only Russian there, I was the subject of extreme scrutiny by the student body of “food police,” resulting in my inability to take a second helping of

January 26th Naval Brief 03 2017, by LeDahu

The bigger picture – Part 1 “The Russian Navy is a capable Navy, that’s why their ships are a part of our routine surveillance plans.” Admiral Clive Johnstone, Commander Allied Maritime Command, NATO Memo to useless Western MSM idiot-journalists, who suffer from “duality confusion” and write articles such as these examples  and also write that the Russian pilots are a “bit shit.”  Memo- your NATO maritime boss doesn’t agree with

Is Russia’s Deep State In Civil War Just Like America’s?

Note by The Saker: as has been the case so many times in the past, I am posting an article with which I disagree, rather strongly, in fact, but which I find nevertheless worth posting precisely because it represents a point of view different from mine and because it asks some interesting questions.  My own two cents about all this is that the Russians are seeking opportunities to appear to

Naval Brief 01- January 2017, by LeDahu

Russian navy – Syrian campaign Back in late December, the Russian MOD announced a drawdown (1) of the Russian military in Syria, including the naval presence. The “Admiral Kuznetsov” group, including the cruiser “Peter the Great”, have now left the Syrian shores, following a high level visit from General  Ayyoub Chief of General Staff of the Syrian Army, (2) where medals were awarded to Russian personnel for their participation in the

Death of Geneva format, new format for the Syrian conflict resolution, facts in the murder of Russia’s Ambassador, by Scott Humor and Baaz

Death of Geneva format, new format for resolving the Syrian conflict, more facts in the murder of Russia’s Ambassador. Russia, Iran, Turkey: countries who are deciding the future of Syria. New format for resolving the Syrian conflict has been established on Tuesday. The US has been pushed out of the Middle East and has lost most of its influence despite of its military presence in Iraq. Ankara took the role

Breaking News Syria Names Foreign Secret Agents Trapped in Aleppo to the UN Security Council

Breaking News Syria Names Foreign Secret Agents Trapped in Aleppo named in the UN Security Council Dec 19, 2016 US, Isreali, Turkish, Qatari and Saudi secret service officers are trapped in Eastern Aleppo, Al-Jafari says. He mentions names and nationalities. “We are going to catch them and show them to you.” Statement to press at UN by Dr Al Jaafari naming the foreign instructors found in eastern Aleppo. Includes Q&A.

Russia SITREP December 06, 2016 by Scott

Russian President Vladimir Putin approved the new Doctrine of Information Security of Russia, according to a decree published on the legal information portal Tuesday. the Information Security of Russia (in Russian) This extremely important for the country’s new doctrine comes on the heels of the US and personally by VP Biden threats of “devastating” cyber attacks against Russia’s strategic infrastructures. After the US department of State threatened Russia with “retaliation”

Statements of Sergei Lavrov and the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation

LIVE: Sergei Lavrov holds joint press conference with Thorbjorn Jagland Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov held a joint press conference with Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjorn Jagland, following their meeting in Moscow on Tuesday, December 6. Lavrov on the bombing of the Russian hospital and Aleppo crisis at [15:00]     Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation #SYRIA Russian Defence Ministry comments on artillery shelling of

NAVAL BRIEF NB04 December 02nd, 2016 by LeDahu

NAVAL BRIEF 04 December 02nd, 2016 by LeDahu Naval Briefing 01 November 9th, 2016 Naval Briefing 02 November 14th, 2016 NAVAL BRIEF 03 November 22nd, 2016   In his annual speech to the Federal Assembly, President Putin stated, “the army and Navy proved, that is able to effectively work away from their permanent locations”. Syrian campaign update The Russian MOD finally confirmed the participation of the Admiral Grigorovich frigate and

Who is behind an air strike that killed three Turkish soldiers in Al-Bab Syria, by Scott Humor

A year after the downing of a Russian jet over Syria, another false flag attack. This time against Turkish servicemen. An astute analyses from RoSsi BaRBeRa Situation/Update Briefing There’s still very little known about this incident. However, according to the Turkish General staff, today at 03:30 in the morning, an attack allegedly by the Syrian air force in al-Bab killed three Turkish soldiers and injured 10 people. No harsh words

Special Report: Hezbollah’s Mechanized Battalion in Syria

Shock! Hezbollah Now has a Full Mechanized Battalion in Syria by Marko Marjanović (deputy editor and writer for Russia Insider. He has contributed to The Voluntaryist Reader, The Libertarian Liquidationist and published the Crappy Town blog. Check out his new project, Checkpoint Asia.) World’s most powerful non-state military is no longer an infantry force only On November 11th Hezbollah held a military parade in al-Qusayr — a Syrian town that is just across the border from the largely Shia northern

Bashar al-Assad says if Donald Trump fights terrorism he will be a natural ally for Syria alongside Russia and Iran

Damascus, SANA-President Bashar al-Assad gave an interview to RTP TV channel.     Following is the full text; Question 1: Mr. President, let’s start with Aleppo if you don’t mind. There are still thousands of civilians trapped, trying to survive in a sort of sub-human conditions in the middle of a deluge of bombs. Why do you think that they refused to get out? President Assad: The part that you

The Russian Navy in the Eastern Mediterranean: Naval Briefing November 9th, 2016 by LeDahu

Source: Extract from infographic – Offiziere.ch Source: Extract from infographic – Offiziere.ch Latest information is that the Russian fleet off the coast of Syria is going to carry out military strikes in the Aleppo region including seaborne missiles launches.  This is not surprising since the main elements of the Russian Navy force have at last converged off Cyprus & Syria. The Kuznetsov carrier has been on the receiving end of

World SITREP November 4th, 2016 by Baaz

Russia and its Allies China Joins Russia in Syria Shaping New Anti Terrorist Alliance   Serbia: Russian and Belarusian Airborne units arrive for ‘Slavic Brotherhood’ drills   Vladimir Putin’s Videoconference With Expedition In Antarctica Nov 4, 2016 President Vladimir Putin spoke via video linkup with members of the Leaders Club expedition currently in Antarctica. Kremlin, Moscow, Russia, November 3, 2016. Click on CC button for English subtitles.     [Scott]

President al-Assad: United States and its Western allies are to blame for failure of latest ceasefire

President al-Assad: United States and its Western allies are to blame for failure of latest ceasefire November 3rd, 2016 Damascus, SANA – President Bashar al-Assad asserted that the United States and its Western allies are to blame for the failure of latest ceasefire, because terrorism and terrorists are for them a card they want to play on the Syrian arena. In an interview given to the Serbian newspaper Politika, President

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