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 FSB accused Ukrainian intelligence agencies of helping the Islamic state to organize terrorist attacks in Russia. On Monday, September 10, the Public Relations Center of the Federal Security Service (FSB) accused the Ukrainian security services of providing active support to jihadists of the terrorist organization Islamic State for the organization of terrorist acts…

On Sunday, 2 September 2018, the press service of the National Anti-Terrorism Committee (NAC) of the Russian Federation reported the elimination in Dagestan of former terrorist leader Abas Khubayev, involved in attacks and murders of police officers and civilians. In particular, as reported by RIA Novosti, Khubaev was the organizer of an attack against traffic…

The head of Russian diplomacy Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday, August 29, 2018, hope that Western countries will not “hinder the anti-terrorist operation” in Idleb, the last Syrian region outside the control of government forces. “I hope that our Western partners will not encourage provocations, will not hinder the anti-terrorist operation” in Idleb, he said at…

Russian President Vladimir Putin and American President Donald Trump agreed in principle on the need for Iranians to leave Syria, said a source in the U.S. administration. John Bolton, President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, will discuss arms control and Iran’s role in Syria with his Russian counterpart Nikolai Patrushev in Geneva next week, a…

A new Russian mercenary group is reportedly active in Syria. According to the independent television station Dozhd, the new private military group is called “Patriot,” and it apparently has linked to the Russian Defense Ministry, the Latvian-based Russian-language news portal Meduza wrote. Sources told Dozhd that several of the combatants in Patriot are actually still…

According to the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights, the Lebanese Shiite militia Hezbollah has rejected Russia’s request to leave its positions in southwest Syria. It should be noted that the Russian ambassador to Lebanon, Alexander Zasypkin, told the press that the withdrawal of Hezbollah fighters and Iranian advisors from Syria was impossible. The media had…

According to the Saudi newspaper “Al-Sharq al-Awsat”, published in London, Russia and Israel are trying to put pressure on Iran to withdraw its forces (Iranian and pro-Iranian) from Syria. However, for the publication, Tehran intends to “reap the rewards” of its investments in Syria, which it estimates at about $ 30 billion in recent years….

In Dagestan during a counter-terrorism operation the leader of a criminal group was eliminated, reported the press office of the National Counter-Terrorism Committee (NAK). The operation was conducted in Tsumadinsky district. The bandit refused to lay down his arms and put up armed resistance against the FSB special forces. “Previously, he had been identified as…