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Sep 18, 2018

Russia blames Israel for loss of aircraft to Syrian fire

Russia blamed Israel on Tuesday for the loss of a military jet to Syrian fire — which killed all 15 servicemen on board — and threatened a response. Israeli pilots carrying out attacks on Syrian targets "used the Russian plane as a cover, exposing it ...

Turkey and Russia agree on demilitarized zone in Syria's Idlib

Sep 18, 2018

Turkey and Russia agree on demilitarized zone in Syria's Idlib

The leaders of Russia and Turkey agreed Monday to establish a demilitarized zone in Syria's Idlib region, the last major stronghold of anti-government rebels where fears had been running high of a devastating offensive by government forces. The zone will be established by Oct. 15 ...

Sep 17, 2018

Russia claims missile that shot down flight MH17 was Ukrainian

The Russian military says the missile that shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 came from the arsenals of the Ukrainian army, not from Russia. The passenger jet was shot down by a Soviet-made missile over rebel-held eastern Ukraine in July 2014, killing all 298 people ...

Syria criticizes U.N. body investigating war crimes

Sep 15, 2018

Syria criticizes U.N. body investigating war crimes

Syria is sharply criticizing an upcoming event on the U.N. investigative body that is helping to document serious crimes during the seven-year Syrian conflict, including possible war crimes and crimes against humanity. Syria's U.N. ambassador, Bashar Ja'afari, said in a letter to General Assembly President ...

Intense air raids on edge of Syria's rebel-held Idlib

Sep 8, 2018

Intense air raids on edge of Syria's rebel-held Idlib

Syrian government and Russian warplanes on Saturday targeted the southern edge of Idlib province with an intense wave of airstrikes and shelling, activists and a war monitoring group said, ratcheting up the military pressure on the densely populated rebel-held bastion. The intense air raids came ...