CIA chief admits US role in Syrian bloodshed

The head of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has admitted responsibility for the bloodshed in Syria while wishing that the US could have prevented the defeat of militants in Aleppo by Syrian forces. “I think we always like to say that we wish that we would have been able to make a difference, in a … Read more CIA chief admits US role in Syrian bloodshed

Russia’s Air Support ‘Determining Factor’ in Aleppo Victory

Russia’s aerial support has been instrumental in pushing numerous radical groups out of Aleppo, one of the largest cities in Syria, Paulo Wrobel, professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, told Sputnik, saying that the victory would not have been possible without Moscow’s military engagement in the war-torn Arab country. “Russian airstrikes … Read more Russia’s Air Support ‘Determining Factor’ in Aleppo Victory

Russian ambassador Andrey Karlov shot dead in Turkey by off-duty Police Officer

Russia’s ambassador to Turkey was shot dead in front of a crowd at a posh art gallery in the capital Ankara as the angry gunmen screamed “don’t forget Aleppo”. Police later killed the assailant on Monday night, Turkish station NTV reported. Andrey Karlov, 62, was several minutes into a speech at an embassy-sponsored photo exhibition … Read more Russian ambassador Andrey Karlov shot dead in Turkey by off-duty Police Officer

Russian colonel Ruslan Galitsky dies in Aleppo shelling

Russian Colonel Ruslan Galitsky has died of wounds in Syria when “opposition” militants shelled a residential area in Aleppo’s western part, the Russian Defense Ministry reported on Dec. 7. “Colonel Ruslan Galitsky has died in hospital after being severely wounded. Russian military medics fought for his life for several days. The officer sustained injuries in … Read more Russian colonel Ruslan Galitsky dies in Aleppo shelling

Russia forces believed to use thermite to bomb residential areas of Aleppo

Russia is breaching international conventions by dropping incendiaries similar to white phosphorus on to residential neighborhoods in the Syrian city of Aleppo in what is thought to be the prelude to a ground assault to retake the city from rebel forces, British national newspaper The Times reported. Video footage has emerged showing the glowing showers … Read more Russia forces believed to use thermite to bomb residential areas of Aleppo

Helicopters drop warning leaflets to ISIS ahead of Russian-backed ground assault

The leaflets were dropped over the cities of Rastan and Tallish, which have been bombarded by Vladimir Putin’s warplanes and where Moscow claims 5,000 ISIS and al-Nusra terrorists are based. Russian-based media claimed a huge ground operation in the area driven by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s troops and reportedly backed by Russia from the air … Read more Helicopters drop warning leaflets to ISIS ahead of Russian-backed ground assault

Russia preparing for final assault on Aleppo, Western officials warn

A fleet of eight Russian warships, led by the aircraft carrier, Admiral Kuznetsov, is currently south of Sardinia and sailing towards the eastern Mediterranean. They are expected to arrive as early as Wednesday although other estimates predict that could slip to later in the week. In recent days pilots on board have been practising taking … Read more Russia preparing for final assault on Aleppo, Western officials warn

Russia readies itself for ‘huge offensive’ on Aleppo to save Assad say intelligence reports

Russia will undertake a full-scale military attack on the city of Aleppo as Vladimir Putin seeks to exploit a political lull in Washington just before the US election to try to score victory for his ally Bashar al Assad, it has been reported. An intelligence assessment has shown that Moscow’s sole aircraft carrier will enhance … Read more Russia readies itself for ‘huge offensive’ on Aleppo to save Assad say intelligence reports

Russia sending three submarines towards Syria in preparation for major assault on Aleppo

Three Russian submarines armed with cruise missiles have reportedly joined a naval battleforce heading towards Syria. The Royal Navy and Nato have been tracking the two Akula-class submarines and a diesel-powered Kilo-class sub as they travelled to join the fleet of Russian ships headed by the Soviet-era aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov. “The Russians now have … Read more Russia sending three submarines towards Syria in preparation for major assault on Aleppo

Russia Launches Biggest Military Offensive Since the Cold War

Russia has begun its biggest surface deployment since the end of the Cold War as it aims to effectively end the war in Syria on the eve of the US election, Nato officials warned last night. The Kremlin is sending the full might of its Northern Fleet and part of the Baltic Fleet to reinforce a … Read more Russia Launches Biggest Military Offensive Since the Cold War