“Russia carries out no airstrikes near Aleppo”
Oct26

“Russia carries out no airstrikes near Aleppo”

The Russian Aerospace Forces do not carry out any airstrikes near Aleppo, but a humanitarian pause is more than the cessation of airstrikes, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said today when asked whether the suspension of flights means the extension of the pause. “Russia’s planes remain on the ground,” he said. “A humanitarian pause is more than the suspension of airstrikes.” Russian News Agency...

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Russian, Syrian aircraft stop airstrikes in Aleppo area
Oct18

Russian, Syrian aircraft stop airstrikes in Aleppo area

Russian and Syrian aircraft have stopped airstrikes in Aleppo area from 10 a.m. Tuesday to introduce a humanitarian pause on October 20,  Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said today.  “Today airstrikes of Russian Aerospace Forces and Syria’s Air Force stop in the Aleppo area today from 10 a.m.,” the minister said. “The long-term suspension of airstrikes is necessary to introduce “humanitarian pause”...

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Russian operation in Syria: one year on
Oct01

Russian operation in Syria: one year on

The start of Russia’s military campaign in Syria a year ago came as a total surprise to the international community. Except for the 1999 incident in Kosovo, in which a peace-keeping force of Russian paratroops outpaced NATO to gain control of Pristina Airport, Moscow has not participated in military operations outside its national territory ever since the last Soviet soldier left Afghanistan in 1989. Even though it agreed to throw its...

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Nigerian Air Force Kills Top Boko Haram Militants In Airstrikes
Aug23

Nigerian Air Force Kills Top Boko Haram Militants In Airstrikes

The Nigerian air force has claimed to have killed at least three senior commanders of Boko Haram in a series of airstrikes. It claims the group’s elusive leader, who has a bounty on his head, has been fatally wounded in the raids which were launched on Friday. Government planes attacked Boko Haram fighters in the village of Taye, inside the Sambisa forest in Borno State. “Their leader, so called ‘Abubakar...

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US airstrikes in Libya’s Sirte draw mixed reactions
Aug03

US airstrikes in Libya’s Sirte draw mixed reactions

The Presidential Council of UN-installed government, Monday, requested airstrikes from the United States on IS positions in Sirte, as ground offensive against the radical group continues. Reacting to the request, the Libyans have been split over the US intervention. The country’s top religious body has totally refused the call for foreign intervention. The Fatwa House said in a statement on Tuesday that the request of the Presidential...

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