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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French fighter jets take off on mission against ISIS in Mosul
Sep30

French fighter jets take off on mission against ISIS in Mosul

On board the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle: French fighter jets took off from the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle today for an operation against ISIS in its Iraqi stronghold of Mosul, an officer said. Eight jets took off from the carrier in the eastern Mediterranean, an AFP photographer on the flight deck reported. The Charles de Gaulle is on its third mission since February 2015 in support of the U.S.-led coalition...

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Tanks and vehicles for ISIS terrorists destroyed in Deir Ezzor and Hama
Sep23

Tanks and vehicles for ISIS terrorists destroyed in Deir Ezzor and Hama

The army continues targeting positions of ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organizations in a number of provinces, leaving many of their members dead or injured and destroying their equipment and heavy weaponry. Deir Ezzor The army’s air force destroyed 7 vehicles equipped with machineguns, 3 tanks and 2 armored vehicles for ISIS terrorists in the vicinity of al-Tharda Mountain, al-Mrei’iyeh and Hatla in the eastern Deir Ezzor...

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Dorrian: US working with SDF and Turkey to retake Raqqa from ISIS

The United States is working with the Kurds and Turkey on a game plan for defeating ISIS in Raqqa–northeast Syria, US coalition spokesman Colonel John Dorrian said on Friday. However, analysts suggest that Turkish intervention might make the Raqqa operation more difficult. “We’re now working with the Turkish military and we’re working with our [Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces] SDF partners to come up with the game plan for the...

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Trump: I don’t give a specific ISIS plan because I don’t want enemies to know it
Sep08

Trump: I don’t give a specific ISIS plan because I don’t want enemies to know it

Donald Trump brushed off his lack of a specific policy to defeat the Islamic State terror group on Wednesday night, claiming he had a plan but did not want to broadcast it to the United States’ enemies. “I have a substantial chance of winning. If I win, I don’t want to broadcast to the enemy exactly what my plan is,” the Republican nominee said at an NBC-hosted commander-in-chief forum in New York. The...

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