Pro-Turkish rebels have cautiously welcomed the Russian-Turkish agreement to create a “demilitarized zone” in Idleb province, the last insurgent stronghold in Syria, while jihadists have rejected it. Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan last week overcame their divisions over the fate of this region threatened by a regime offensive, announcing the creation by 15 October…

The Russian airbase at Hmeimimim in Syria lost contact on the evening of 17 September with a Russian Il-20 radio reconnaissance device, the Russian Ministry of Defence announced. “On September 17 at about 23:00 the communication was lost with the crew of the Russian IL-20 aircraft returning to the Hmeimim air base and over the…

On September 4 2018, two Russian Sukhoi-34 warplanes on Tuesday destroyed a workshop of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) in the province of Idlib where the militants were making armed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and kept explosives in store, according to a statement of Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor…

Al-Sawa front between the army and ISIS Syrian government forces have restored control of the Hatil Dam near the administrative border between al-Suwayda and Rif Dimashq after brief clashes with ISIS terrorists. The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has also repelled an attack by ISIS on its positions in Khirbat Abu Khashabeh in the al-Safa area….

Syrian rebels made a second attempt to attack the Russian air base at Hmeimim using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The information was provided by the base command representative. “On Sunday morning, 22 July 2018, remote air defence assets at the airfield destroyed an unknown UAV approaching Hmeimim Air Base from the northwest. On Saturday 21…

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reports a third attempt to attack the Hmeimim air base, where the main forces of the Russian military contingent are stationed in Syria. According to the SOHR, an unmanned aerial vehicle was used for the attack. The Russian Air Defense Forces opened fire with rockets. The rocket explosions…

Russian aircraft bomb rebel rebel areas in southern Syria Russia bombed rebel-controlled areas in southern Syria late Saturday, June 24, 2018, for the first time since accepting a truce in that part of the country nearly a year ago, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said. According to the SOHR, Russia launched nearly 25…

President Vladimir Putin assured on Thursday that Russian troops present in Syria, who have supported the forces of the Damascus regime since September 2015, will remain there as long as Moscow “finds an interest”. “The large-scale military operations, including with the participation of our armed forces, are now over” in Syria, Putin said during his…

An unidentified drone was shot dead by Russian forces on the outskirts of their base in Hmeim, Syria, the RIA news agency reported Monday, citing the Russian Defense Ministry. “There are no victims and no material damage. The Russian air base in Hmeimim is functioning normally,” she adds. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human…