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    Chechen government to restore Aleppo’s Great Mosque

    Chechnya’s leader Ramzan Kadyrov yesterday confirmed that Chechens are serving in the Russian Defense Ministry battalion of military police in Syria. In addition, the Chechen authorities have decided to rebuild the mosque and the minaret of the Umayyad Mosque of Aleppo.

  • Russia to open new reconciliation center in Syria

    The Russian government will establish a new reconciliation center to fast track the brokering of peace negotiations between the Syrian government and opposition militant groups.

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    Russia sends heavy bombers to fight ISIS in Syria

    Six Tu-22M3 bombers were deployed from Russian territories yesterday to carry out bombing operations against Islamic State (IS) targets in the Syrian Government-held Deir ez-Zor province.

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    Russian soldiers to escort militants out of Aleppo

    Russian soldiers are preparing to lead surrendering militants out of Aleppo and into Idlib according to the Russian Defense Ministry. This morning a Syrian government source also said the operation to organise the departure of fighters from eastern Aleppo had started. Opposition groups said an evacuation of militant-held areas of Aleppo was back on track […]

  • Russia never been ‘apt to pressurizing’ Syria – al-Assad

    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said that Russia’s character as its ally has never been “apt to pressurizing”, in an interview on Russian TV channel Rossiya 24 on Wednesday. “In the 60-year-long historical relationship between Russia and Syria up to today’s meeting, there has never been a single moment when our Russian friends were trying to pressure us […]

  • US avoids attacks against al-Nusra Front – Lavrov

    The US military deliberately avoids confrontation with al-Nusra Front militant groups “in every way possible”, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday.