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…

On Thursday, May 3, 2018, at approximately 9:45 a.m. Moscow time, a Russian fighter Su-30SM crashed into the Mediterranean Sea west of the Russian air base at Hmeimim, near Lattakia, killing both pilots. This is the first loss of an aircraft of this type in Syria. The Russian Ministry of Defense has confirmed information on…

On Sunday evening, “enemy missiles” targeted “military positions” of the Syrian regime north of Homs and in the province of Hama, as well as near Aleppo, the official agency Sana announced, denouncing an “aggression” without identifying the perpetrators. The Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Centre recorded an earthquake of magnitude 2.6 in the explosion zone, with its epicentre…

On the evening of 24 April 2018, the Russian media reported that several small aircraft had been shot down near the Hmeimim Russian air base in Syria. RIA Novosti, quoting a representative of the air base, indicated that with the appearance of darkness, the airspace control system located a distance from Hmeimim airport spotted “small…

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman on Tuesday downplayed Israeli concerns over Russia’s purported plans to outfit the Syrian military with its powerful S-300 air defense system, but stressed that Israel would retaliate if such a battery were used against its aircraft. “What’s important is that defense systems being supplied by Russia to Syria aren’t used against…

The Kuwaiti newspaper “Al-Jarida”, citing a source within the al-Quds command, the elite force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps of Iran (IRGC) claims that the United States had informed Russians of the locations that would be hit by coalition missiles to prevent Russian military personnel from being injured in these attacks. The fact that…

Seven American fighter aircraft conducted a reconnaissance mission in the eastern Mediterranean off the coast of Syria, where are located the Russian air base of Hmeymim and the logistics base of the Russian navy in Tartus, announced RIA Novosti with reference to Mil Radar’s twitter account. According to these sources, six US Navy P-8A Poseidon…

Following a meeting held on 9 April at the White House by US President Donald Trump with military commanders and national security cabinet dedicated to the chemical attack on the city of Duma, US navy ships reached the eastern Mediterranean. Following a meeting held on 9 April at the White House by US President Donald…

On March 17, Russian air defense systems in the Hmeimim airbase, near the coastal city of Jableh, targeted an unidentified aerial object northwest of the airbase, over the Mediterranean sea, with at least two missiles, according to Syrian pro-government activists. The activists said that the aerial object had been shot down and suggested that it…