Tag archive for ‘Syria’
S-400 battery, here deployed in Syria to protect Russian military assets.
By Christof Lehmann On Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Moscow suspends Russia – US “de-confliction channel” in Syria after downing of Syrian SU-22

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Russia announced that it suspended the Russia – US de-confliction channel in Syria and considers any flights within the area of its air force group’s operations in Syria as More...

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Muzoon Almellehan skips rope with students at the School of Peace at a internally displaced peoples site in the Lake Region, Chad. She visited the conflict-affected region in April 2017. UNICEF/Sokhin
By nsnbc On Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

UNICEF appoints 19 year-old Syrian refugee and education activist as Goodwill Ambassador

nsnbc : The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has appointed the 19-year-old Muzoon Almellehan, who has been advocating girl’s right to education since she fled from Syria in 2013, as its newest More...

Incirlik Airbase_Turkey_US F-16 at Incirlik_(archives)
By nsnbc On Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

US changes disposition of Coalition aircraft in Syria, wants to restore de-confliction hotline

nsnbc : The U.S.’ Department of Defense responded to Russia’s suspension of the de-confliction cooperation after a U.S. F-18 shot down a Syrian SU-22 in Raqqa, by changing the disposition of U.S.-led More...

A Super Hornet E/F firing an AIM-120 advanced medium-range air-to-air missile (AMRAAM). (archives)
By Christof Lehmann On Monday, June 19th, 2017

US-led coalition downs Syrian jet in “de-confliction zone” near Raqqa: Pilot reported missing

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : The US-led coalition confirmed that it shot down a Syrian jet in Raqqa, claiming self-defense because the pilot was bombing in the vicinity of positions of the Syrian Democratic Forces. More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Saturday, June 17th, 2017

U.S.-backed Iraqi forces capture Al-Waleed border crossing to Syria, deny Iranian-backed fighters access

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Iraqi military and U.S.-backed Iraqi – Sunni tribal fighters captured the al-Waleed border crossing into Syria, allegedly from the Islamic State. However, U.S.-backed forces in Al-Tanf, More...

By nsnbc On Saturday, June 17th, 2017

Russian Defense Ministry is looking into information that Al-Baghdadi was killed in Raqqa

nsnbc : The Russian Defense Ministry, on Friday, stated that it was vetting information that a Russian air strike near the Syrian city of Raqqa may have killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in late More...

White phosphorous shells used to create smoke screens - a common practice. (archives)
By nsnbc On Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

HRW criticized U.S.-led coalition’s use of white phosphorous in populated areas of Syria

nsnbc : Human Rights Watch strongly criticized the use of artillery-delivered white phosphorous by forces of the U.S.-led coalition in Raqqa, Syria, where Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), backed by U.S. troops and More...

Part of the Turkish-backed "Euphrates Shield Brigade" comprised of a cohort of Turkmen and Islamist elements. (archives)
By nsnbc On Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Turkey-backed “rebels” kidnapped and displaced hundreds of Yezidi Kurds: KNC

nsnbc : Syria’s Kurdish National Council, on Monday, said rebel groups backed by Turkey displaced hundreds of non-combatant, civilian Yezidi from the village of Eli Qino in Syria’s northwestern Aleppo More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Friday, June 9th, 2017

Syria: U.S. aircraft downs drone operated by “pro-regime forces” in al-Tanf

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : A U.S. aircraft reportedly shot down an armed unmanned aerial vehicle after it fired on “coalition forces” in al-Tanf, in southern Syria, in the Iraq – Jordan – More...

Col Joseph Srocca, USCENTCOM (archives)
By Christof Lehmann On Thursday, June 8th, 2017

US Air Strike in al-Shahima, Syria: Regressing into lawlesness under UN cover?

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Syrian military sources reported that the U.S.-led coalition carried out an attack on Syrian military forces near the Al-Tanf road in al-Shahima on Tuesday. The term de-conflicting zones More...