Navy facing heaviest Russian activity since Cold War says First Sea Lord

The Royal Navy is facing its greatest challenge from Russian submarines and warships for more than 25 years, the First Sea Lord has told his sailors. Adml Sir Philip Jones said the Navy was dealing with the highest level of activity from Vladimir Putin’s fleet since the end of the Cold War, even as it … Read more Navy facing heaviest Russian activity since Cold War says First Sea Lord

Russian Air Force issues powerful response to jihadists attacking Shia villages in Idlib

The Russin Air Force issued a powerful response to the jihadist rebels responsible for the constant attacks on Kafraya and Al-Fou’aa, carrying out several airstrikes around these two Shi’i villages in the Idlib Governorate. According to a military source in Damascus, the Russian Air Force attacked the jihadist rebels at Ma’arat Misreen, Binnish, and Idlib … Read more Russian Air Force issues powerful response to jihadists attacking Shia villages in Idlib

Pentagon chief claims US fighting ISIS alone, Russia doing ‘virtually zero’ in Syria

Russia has done “virtually zero” in the fight against Islamic State terrorists in Syria the US Secretary of Defense has claimed, contending that the US and its coalition partners are carrying this burden “by themselves.” “They haven’t done anything,” Ash Carter stated in an interview with NBC’s Meet the Press. “They came in, they said … Read more Pentagon chief claims US fighting ISIS alone, Russia doing ‘virtually zero’ in Syria

100’s of US tanks, heavy equipment flows into Europe to counter ‘Russian aggression’

Hundreds of American tanks, trucks and other military equipment have arrived at the German port of Bremerhaven to be transferred to Eastern Europe as part of NATO’s buildup near Russia’s borders. The Resolve cargo ship arrived on Wednesday, while two more vessels – Freedom and Endurance – are expected in Germany on Sunday, Deutsche Welle … Read more 100’s of US tanks, heavy equipment flows into Europe to counter ‘Russian aggression’

Russian Aircraft carrier, Admiral Kuznetsov, heading to English Channel again

A Russian aircraft carrier who reportedly destroyed over 1,000 targets in Syria is set to head to Britain. Following a ceasefire deal between the Syrian government and opposition groups on 29 December, Moscow has agreed to scale back its military operations in the country. The Russian armed forces’ chief of staff, Valery Gerasimov, said the … Read more Russian Aircraft carrier, Admiral Kuznetsov, heading to English Channel again

Russian Air Force disrupts secret rebel commander meeting in East Ghouta

The Russian Air Force continued their pinpoint airstrikes over the East Ghouta region of rural Damascus, targeting a secret meeting bettween Jaysh Al-Islam and Faylaq Al-Rahman commanders in Al-Shifouniyah at 2 A.M. (Damascus Time) on Wednesday. According to an Al-Masdar field correspondent in Damascus, the Russian Air Force carried out a powerful airstrike just south … Read more Russian Air Force disrupts secret rebel commander meeting in East Ghouta

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

310,000 dead, 4.8 million refugees: Syria’s war in numbers

Syria’s conflict has killed more than 310,000 people, uprooted over half the population and left much of the country in ruins since it erupted almost six years ago. Here are some key statistics: The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said last week it had recorded the deaths of 312,001 people since the conflict began with … Read more 310,000 dead, 4.8 million refugees: Syria’s war in numbers

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

Putin, Kim Jong-un or ISIS could test Trump in first 100 days: “There are very unpredictable and unstable people running countries”

Though his liberal worldview may not have a platform in President-elect Donald Trump’s administration, Democratic statesman George Mitchell offered some pragmatic, nonpartisan advice in an interview yesterday: Before Trump meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin, he should first meet with our traditional European allies, especially those in NATO. After rattling the foreign policy establishment (along … Read more Putin, Kim Jong-un or ISIS could test Trump in first 100 days: “There are very unpredictable and unstable people running countries”

This is why ISIS are ‘terrified’ of Israeli soldiers but do not fear ‘poorly trained’ Brits or Americans… as jihadis are blasted by IDF troops for the first time

ISIS militants’ first clash with their most dreaded enemy ended in the jihadists being wiped out. Four terrorists were killed after opening fire on an Israel Defense Force patrol on the Israeli-controlled section of the Golan Heights on Sunday. “We will not let Daesh elements or other hostile elements use the cover of the war … Read more This is why ISIS are ‘terrified’ of Israeli soldiers but do not fear ‘poorly trained’ Brits or Americans… as jihadis are blasted by IDF troops for the first time

First US soldier killed in Syria by Isis IED blast as American special forces assist rebels

The first member of the US military has been killed in Syria by an improvised explosive device (IED) laid by retreating Isis fighters. US Central Command said the blast occurred near the former militant stronghold of Ayn Issa, but gave no other details, adding it would release more information “as appropriate”. The unnamed man died of his wounds on … Read more First US soldier killed in Syria by Isis IED blast as American special forces assist rebels

Russia successfully tests missiles that fire from ‘nuclear trains’

Russia has successfully tested intercontinental ballistic missiles intended for its “nuclear trains” program. Tests on missiles for the Barguzin “railway-based combat rocket system” were carried out at the Plesetsk cosmodrome two weeks ago, the state-owned Interfax news agency reports. “They were fully successful,” a military source told the agency, “paving the way for further flight tests.” … Read more Russia successfully tests missiles that fire from ‘nuclear trains’

How is IS getting hold of Weapons from the West?

Weapons meant for Western-backed rebels in Syria are ending up in the hands of so-called Islamic State in neighbouring Iraq – but how are they getting there? James Bevan and his small team step carefully into a residential house in Qaraqosh, not far from Mosul in Iraq. A long trail of blood by the entrance … Read more How is IS getting hold of Weapons from the West?

Ready for World War 3? Russia Tells US to Get Ready for War

 Russian military experts have threatened the United States and asked it to be prepared for World War 3 to commence soon. The tension between Russia and the US has been increasing, with a series of attacks and counter-attacks taking place between them. America has also accused the former of “war crimes” in Syria earlier that … Read more Ready for World War 3? Russia Tells US to Get Ready for War

Russia and the West: Where did it all go wrong?

It is hard to imagine a period since the end of the Cold War when relations between Russia and the United States have been quite so bad. US officials have described the joint Russian-Syrian onslaught against Aleppo as “barbarism” and warned that war crimes are being carried out. The Russian president has spoken explicitly about … Read more Russia and the West: Where did it all go wrong?

Syria on Kashmir issue: India has the right to solve it in any manner

Syria has firmly backed India’s position on Kashmir saying the issue is an internal matter of the country and New Delhi has the right to solve it in any manner. Syrian ambassador to India Dr Riad Kamel Abbas told Mail Today that the problem between India and Pakistan has to be solved by the two … Read more Syria on Kashmir issue: India has the right to solve it in any manner

US military Commander cautions Russia and Syria: “We will defend ourselves”

U.S Special Forces in Syria

A top US military commander has warned the forces of President Bashar al-Assad “we will defend ourselves” after Syrian planes and artillery launched operations in an area where American special forces are located. The US dispatched a small number of special forces troops to northern Syria to assist Kurdish Pershmerga and support Syrian rebel groups seeking … Read more US military Commander cautions Russia and Syria: “We will defend ourselves”

All you neeed to know about the downing of the Russian helicopter in Syria

Russian Helicopter shot down

On Aug. 1 Al-Nusra Front militants shot down a Russian Mi-8 military-transportation helicopter in Idlib Province. All five crew members died. What do we know about the attack and how could the death of the Russian officers been prevented ? 1. Where was the Mi-8 flying? The Mi-8 military transportation helicopter was flying to the … Read more All you neeed to know about the downing of the Russian helicopter in Syria