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  • Russian Navy

    Russia begins modernization of naval facility in Syria

    According to the head of the Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security Viktor Ozerov, the plans were presented during a visit of Russian senators to the base in October 2016.

  • Twin Bombings in Damascus

    Over 150 killed, injured in Damascus car bomb attacks

    A roadside bomb detonated as a bus passed and a suicide bomber blew himself up in the Bab al-Saghir area of Damascus today, killing more than 40 people and injuring 120 others.

  • Russia calls out Fox News on false report

    Yesterday, the US station, Fox News citing US officials claimed that the Russian government had delivered  to the Syrian sea-port of Tartus, 50 SS-21 short-range ballistic missiles.

  • Israel retaliates against Syrian shelling

    According to a Beirut media report, Syrian government forces positions were the target of an Israeli air attack. The helicopter shot at the Syrian troops in the Quneitra province of the southern Syria.

  • Syrian Arab Army advances in outskirts of Deir ez-Zor

    The Syrian army along with supporting forces and covered by the Air Force, has managed to recapture areas outside the south of Deir ez-Zor in fierce fight against Daesh militants in the region.