Russian Military in Syria

Read the latest news, analysis and commentary on the Russian Military in Syria, with particular coverage of Russia’s backing of the Syrian government in its war against militant groups.

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    Russia to send modernized fighter jets to Syria

    Four modernized close air support fighter planes are to be sent to the Russian airbase in Syria later this summer, according to the Russian Izvestia newspaper.

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    Russian “Night Hunter” pivotal in the fight against ISIS

    Around a couple of decades ago, the Mi-28N attack chopper has surged into the sky to make its presence felt. As of late, Russia’s premier air force asset is, once again, exploring the landscape above the Earth.

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    Russian military demine 69 hectare area in Aleppo

    The Russian Defense Ministry’s Center for Syrian Reconciliation has announced that engineers from the International Mine Action Center have conducted mine-sweeping operations in eastern portion of Aleppo over the last 24 hours.

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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 […]