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  • Israel’s statement on downed Russian aircraft (downed by Syrian missiles)

    09/20/2018 7:16:55 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    ANF News ^ | Wednesday, 19 Sep 2018, 12:15 | ANF NEWS DESK
    The Israeli army has stated that all intelligence on the Russian aircraft downed in Latakia on Monday will be shared with Moscow. The Israeli army statement said when the Syrian air defense systems fired the missiles that downed the Russian aircraft, Israeli Air Force had already returned to Israeli air field. The Israeli army argued that the incident had been caused by the Syrian air defense systems’ “extensive and inaccurate” fire. The statement said, “The Syrian anti-air batteries fired indiscriminately and from what we understand, did not bother to ensure that no Russian planes were in the air.” The Israeli...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Russian Aircraft Downed.. Israelis Set Plane Up..Right To "Adequate Response"

    09/18/2018 4:49:56 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 53 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 9/18/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has expressed his outrage to Israel's Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman after 15 Russian servicemen died when their plane was shot down by Syrian air defenses during a sudden Israeli air attack. Russia's Defense Ministry says 4 Israeli F-16's used the larger Russian IL-20 plane as a decoy for their attack on the northern Syria city of Latakia. Russia says it reserves the right to an "adequate response"....
  • Syria Shoots Down a Russian Military Plane, and Moscow Blames Israel

    09/18/2018 4:47:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    NY Times ^ | September 18, 2018 | Mike Ives
    Syrian antiaircraft missiles shot down a Russian military aircraft carrying 15 service members off the Syrian coast Monday night, the Russian Defense Ministry said. Moscow angrily blamed the Israeli military for what appeared to be a case of friendly fire, saying the Iraelis were conducting air raids in the area and had given only a minute’s warning, too little for the Il-20 surveillance plane to fly out of harm’s way.
  • Russian military aircraft downed by Syrian forces, killing 15; Moscow blames Israeli aggression

    09/18/2018 3:42:16 AM PDT · by familyop · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 18SEP18 | Amy Lieu
    "The Israeli pilots were using the Russian aircraft as a shield and pushed it into the line of fire of the Syrian defense," Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said in a statement...Russia said it would make an "appropriate response" to Israel...Russia said Israel did not warn it of its operation over Latakia province until one minute before the strikes, which did not give the Russian plane enough time to escape...Israeli and French fighters were attacking targets at the time, Moscow said, according to Reuters.
  • Syrian regime accidentally shoots down Russian military plane

    09/17/2018 10:48:04 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 8:07 PM ET, Mon September 17, 2018 | Barbara Starr and Ryan Browne
    (CNN)A Russian maritime patrol aircraft with multiple personnel on board was inadvertently shot down by Syrian regime anti-aircraft artillery on Monday after the Syrians came under attack by Israeli missiles, according to a US official with knowledge of the incident The US official said the regime was actually trying to stop a barrage of Israeli missiles. A second official confirmed that Israel was responsible for the missile strikes on the Syrian regime. The Russian state news agency TASS reported that a Russian IL-20 military aircraft with 14 personnel on board disappeared over the Mediterranean on Monday. According to TASS, the...
  • Syrian regime accidentally shoots down Russian military plane

    09/17/2018 7:35:09 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    A Russian maritime patrol aircraft with multiple personnel on board was inadvertently shot down by Syrian regime anti-aircraft artillery on Monday after the Syrians came under attack by Israeli missiles, according to a US official with knowledge of the incident The US official said the regime was actually trying to stop a barrage of Israeli missiles. A second official confirmed that Israel was responsible for the missile strikes on the Syrian regime. The Russian state news agency TASS reported that a Russian IL-20 military aircraft with 14 personnel on board disappeared over the Mediterranean on Monday. According to TASS, the...
  • SYRIA BREAKING: Russia Reports Aircraft Disappeared From Radar During Israeli Air Attack

    09/17/2018 4:59:00 PM PDT · by Spiridon · 41 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 9/17/2018 | Nextrush
    "The ministry specified that 'the mark of the IL-20 went off the radars disappeared during the attack of four Israeli F-16 on Syrian targets in the province of Latakia" Russian News Agency Tass at 732 PM Eastern Time US
  • Explosions rock Latakia hours after Russia-Turkey agree on Idlib buffer

    09/17/2018 4:37:00 PM PDT · by BeadCounter · 10 replies
    Reuters via Jerusalem Post ^ | September 17, 2018 | By Seth J. Frantzman, REUTERS, Hadas Labrisch
    A Syrian military official told the Syrian Arab News Agency that missiles were fired from the Mediterranean sea towards the port city, but were intercepted and downed by air defense. Syrian media reported several explosions were heard over the city of Latakia on Monday night, Israeli media reported. A Syrian military official told the Syrian Arab News Agency that missiles were fired from the Mediterranean sea towards the port city, but were intercepted and downed by air defense.
  • Russian plane 'disappears from radar' near Sochi

    12/24/2016 9:17:32 PM PST · by PghBaldy · 81 replies
    BBC ^ | December 25 | Staff
    A Russian plane has disappeared from radar just minutes after take-off from the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russian media say. They are quoting a source at the emergency ministry as saying the missing aircraft is a Tu-154. Between 70 and 100 people are reported to be on board the plane. Unconfirmed reports say the aircraft belongs to the defence ministry, flying to Syria's Latakia province. Russian officials have so far made no comment.
  • Russia, Syria discuss upgrade in strategic ties

    05/14/2010 9:32:40 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 5 replies · 244+ views
    Geostrategy Direct ^ | 5/14/2010 | Geostrategy Direct
    Russia and Syria plan to significantly expand strategic relations in 2010. Officials said the Kremlin was discussing strategic programs with Syria during a meeting between Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Syrian President Bashar Assad. "The Russian visit will mark a sign of support for isolated Syria, which Western countries accuse of supporting terrorism, although it mainly only supports Palestinian movements," Russian professor Yelena Melkumyan said. Ms. Melkumyan, professor at the Russian State University, said Syria marked an important regional partner for Russia. She said the Assad-Medvedev visit would result in strategic cooperation between Moscow and Damascus, both of which regard...
  • Russia beefs up its air force in Syria - paper

    09/30/2016 3:45:42 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sep 30, 2016
    Fri Sep 30, 2016 | 3:47pm IST Russia beefs up its air force in Syria - paper Russia has reinforced its air base in Syria with several bombers and is ready to send ground attack aircraft as it intensifies support for Syrian government troops after the collapse of a ceasefire plan, Russia's Izvestia daily reported on Friday. A group of Su-24 and Su-34 frontline bombers have already arrived at the Hmeymim base, Izvestia wrote, quoting an unnamed military official. "If need be, the air force group will be (further) built up within two to three days," he said. "Su-25 ground...
  • Report: Dozens of Russian generals in Syria killed after a car bomb hits their military base

    02/24/2016 11:59:06 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 71 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 02/24/2016 | MAAYAN GROISMAN
    The military base that was hit by the car bomb is considered one of the most important military centers of the Russian forces on the Syrian coast, located some 15 kilometers from Latakia.
  • Closing In: Russia, Iran, Assad "Encircle" Syria's Largest City As Peace Talks Collapse In Geneva

    02/04/2016 10:06:01 AM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 2/4/16 | tyler durden
    Back in October, we previewed the “promised” battle for Aleppo, Syria’s largest city prior to the war. By the time Russia began constructing an air base at Latakia, the city - which is immensely important both from a strategic and psychological perspective - was controlled by a hodgepodge of rebels and militants including al-Qaeda, the Free Syrian Army, and ISIS. As we noted four months ago, if Russia and Hezbollah manage to recapture the city, it would effectively restore the Assad government in Syria even if the east of the country is still controlled by Islamic State. In many ways,...
  • Russia Deploys Missile System Able To Hit Tel Aviv Planes

    11/13/2015 3:19:49 AM PST · by Fennie · 13 replies
    INN ^ | November 13, 2015
    Moscow places S-400 'Growlers' in Syria's Latakia base, in an escalation that places Ben-Gurion Airport within range. Russia has revealed in photographs that it has deployed a highly advanced anti-missile system in western Syria, that is capable of downing planes taking off in Tel Aviv. The S-400 anti-missile system, known to NATO as the SA-21 "Growler," was shown to be stationed in the Latakia Airbase on the Syrian coast of the Mediterranean Sea in photographs released by the Russian military, reports the Daily Mail on Thursday. In the past there have been Arab media reports of Israeli airstrikes in Latakia...
  • Chinese Military Personnel Expected to Arrive in Syria

    09/24/2015 11:11:51 AM PDT · by mojito · 19 replies
    The Arab Source ^ | 9/23/2015 | Leith Fadel
    The recent arrival of the Russian Marines and Air Force to the Syrian port-city of Tartous has generated a significant amount of interest around the world, as the possibility of Russia’s direct military intervention becomes the focal point of the war on ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham). [....] Instead, the Russians appear to have a contingency that involves another world power that was absent from the U.S. led Anti-ISIS Coalition: China. On Tuesday morning, a Chinese naval vessel reportedly traveled through Egypt’s Suez Canal to enter the Mediterranean Sea; its destination was not confirmed. However, according to a...
  • In Major Humiliation For Obama, Iran Sends Soldiers To Support Russian Troops In Syria

    09/10/2015 9:17:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 9/10/15 | tyler durden
    When Zero Hedge first reported ten days ago that Russian troops, in their bid to support the Assad regime in its ongoing confrontation with various ISIS, Al Nusra, and other US-supported groups in what has become the proxy war of 2015 (one which even comes with thousands of refugees for dramatic media impact) had been quietly massing in Syria and have set up a forward operating base near Damascus, there were those who were openly skeptical. Then, just a few hours ago, Bloomberg finally confirmed that "top officials were scheduled to meet at the National Security Council Deputies Committee level...
  • Russia 'is building military base in Syria'

    09/05/2015 10:43:15 AM PDT · by Mariner · 80 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | September 5th, 2015 | By Rob Crilly, New York
    Russia is building a military base in Syrian president Bashar al-Assad’s heartland, according to American intelligence officials, in the clearest indication yet of deepening Russian support for the embattled regime of Bashar al-Assad. The anonymous officials say Russia has set up an air traffic control tower and transported prefabricated housing units for up to 1,000 personnel to an airfield serving the Syrian port city of Latakia. Russia has also requested the rights to fly over neighbouring countries with military cargo aircraft during September, according to the reports. The claims, which will raise fears that Russia is planning to expand its...
  • Iran deploys 15,000 troops to support Assad in Syria

    06/04/2015 7:16:38 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 32 replies
    The Daily Star ^ | 4 June 2015
    Iran has sent 15,000 fighters to Syria to reverse recent battlefield setbacks for Syrian government troops and wants to achieve results by the end of the month, a Lebanese political source has told The Daily Star. The militia force, made up of Iranians, Iraqis and Afghanis, the source said, have arrived in the Damascus region and in the coastal province of Latakia. The source said the fighters are expected to spearhead an effort to seize areas of Idlib province, where the regime has suffered a string of defeats at the hands of a rebel-jihadi coalition. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, the commander...
  • Syria Regime 'Ready to Accept De-Facto Partition'

    05/24/2015 7:54:50 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 71 replies
    Israel National News ^ | Sunday, May 24, 2015 | Sammy Ketz (AFP), contributions by Arutz Sheva Staff
    Weakened by years of war, Syria's government appears ready for the country's de facto partition, defending strategically important areas and leaving much of the country to rebels and jihadists, experts and diplomats say. The strategy was in evidence last week with the army's retreat from the ancient central city of Palmyra after an advance by the Islamic State group (ISIS or IS)... Syria's regime labels all those fighting to oust President Bashar al-Assad "terrorists," and has pointed to the emergence of ISIS and Al-Nusra as evidence that opponents of the regime are extremists. Since the uprising against Assad began in...
  • Syria says al-Qaida linked group's leader killed

    10/25/2013 1:52:03 PM PDT · by don-o · 8 replies
    AP ^ | October 25, 2013
    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian state-run TV says the leader of the powerful al-Qaida-linked Jabhat al-Nusra has been killed. The one-line report, which could not be immediately confirmed, says Abu Mohammad al-Golani was killed in the coastal province of Latakia. It did not say when or give other details. Opposition groups had no immediate comment on the report.