Putin has a Syria ‘headache’ and the Kremlin’s blaming Assad

World Apr 28, 2020

Putin has a Syria ‘headache’ and the Kremlin’s blaming Assad

Russian President Vladimir Putin is letting his impatience show with Syrian ally Bashar Assad, who isn’t proving as grateful for being kept in power by Russian intervention in his country’s brutal civil war as the Kremlin leader needs him to be. Consumed at home by ...

Syrian airstrikes on Idlib markets kill at least 11, say White Helmets

World Dec 3, 2019

Syrian airstrikes on Idlib markets kill at least 11, say White Helmets

Syrian government airstrikes on the rebel-held area of Idlib killed at least 11 people and wounded dozens on Monday after hitting two outdoor markets, Syrian civil defense forces said. Syria's northwestern corner, including the Idlib region, is the last major chunk of territory still in ...

Russia sets up chopper base in northern Syria after U.S. exit

World Nov 15, 2019

Russia sets up chopper base in northern Syria after U.S. exit

Russia has set up a helicopter base at an airport in the north-eastern Syrian city of Qamishli, the Russian Defense Ministry's Zvezda TV channel said on Thursday, a move designed to increase Moscow's control over events on the ground there. Two Mi-35 helicopter gunships were ...