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 ...

U.S. forces seen on patrol in Syria near Turkish border

World Nov 1, 2019

U.S. forces seen on patrol in Syria near Turkish border

U.S. armored vehicles were seen on Thursday near the Syria-Turkey border in a part of northeastern Syria where they had not been observed since early October when Washington announced the withdrawal of American forces, according to a witness and Reuters video footage. A military source ...

Syrian government artillery pounds south Idlib amid truce: rescuers

World Sep 16, 2019

Syrian government artillery pounds south Idlib amid truce: rescuers

Syrian troops shelled the south of Idlib on Sunday, according to rescuers and residents in the rebel stronghold where a cease-fire had halted a fierce army offensive two weeks ago. Artillery fire battered Maarat al-Numan town and nearby villages in the south Idlib countryside over ...

Warplanes strike Syria's Idlib despite latest cease-fire, say monitors

World Sep 13, 2019

Warplanes strike Syria's Idlib despite latest cease-fire, say monitors

Airstrikes pounded the south of Syria's Idlib region on Thursday, a rebel official and residents said, despite a cease-fire that had halted a fierce army offensive against the rebel stronghold two weeks ago. Government warplanes bombed the south Idlib countryside for the first time since, ...

Syrian rebels push back against Russia-backed regime forces' advances in Idlib

World Aug 28, 2019

Syrian rebels push back against Russia-backed regime forces' advances in Idlib

Syrian rebels on Tuesday launched a wide-scale attack against a five-month Russia-backed Syrian army campaign aiming to take back the opposition's last major bastion, opposition officials, rebels and residents said. The push-back comes as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan meets Russian President Vladimir Putin in ...