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Three phases of Syrian confrontation

Three phases of Syrian confrontation

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In terms of its role in international relations

Russian Abdul-Karim (Abu Shamir) al-Rusi liquidated in Mosul

Russian Abdul-Karim (Abu Shamir) al-Rusi liquidated in Mosul

According to the Iraqi military intelligence service, six foreigners-members of ISIS (the terrorist organization banned in Russia) were killed in Mosul today, as a result of the shelling of one of the western regions. Among them was a Russian …

 Astana to hold bilateral consultations on Syrian settlement

Astana to hold bilateral consultations on Syrian settlement

Russian-Turkish and Russian-Iranian consultations are due to take place today on the sidelines of the Astana talks on Syria, the Kazakh Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov said. "Today intensive bilateral …

ISIS withdraws from Mosul to Syria’s Raqqa - media

ISIS withdraws from Mosul to Syria’s Raqqa - media

Senior leaders of 'Jaish al-Khilafa' (Army of the Caliphate) received directives from the ISIS extremist group’s military command in Raqqa to pull out immediately from Mosul to the Syrian city which lies by the Iraqi …

Iraqi forces recapture government buildings in Mosul

Iraqi forces recapture government buildings in Mosul

Iraqi government forces fighting to drive ISIS from western Mosul on Tuesday recaptured the main government building, the central bank branch and the museum where three years ago the militants had smashed statues and artifacts. An elite …

ISIS leader#039s cousin captured in Mosul - media

ISIS leader's cousin captured in Mosul - media

Iraqi Federal Police have captured the cousin of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of the ISIS terrorist group, the Al Sumaria channel reported, citing its own sources. The ISIS leader's relative was captured after an …

Moscow ready for new participants to join Astana process

Moscow ready for new participants to join Astana process

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Including Syrian armed opposition groups

Turkey may shut off Incirlik base to US - media

Turkey may shut off Incirlik base to US - media

Turkey is considering denying American access to the Incirlik Air Base, if the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) Syrian affiliate Democratic Union Party and the People's Protection Units (YPG), participate in the Raqqa operation against …

Syrian army destroys ISIS bomb-loaded vehicles near Palmyra

Syrian army destroys ISIS bomb-loaded vehicles near Palmyra

The Syrian army destroyed bomb-loaded armored vehicles, which the ISIS militants planned to use against the army positions near Palmyra, an informed source said. "At least two bomb-loaded armored vehicles with suicide attackers …

Is ISIS in retreat?

Is ISIS in retreat?

ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has admitted defeat in Iraq and ordered militants to either flee or kill themselves in suicide attacks, Iraqi television network Alsumaria reported. The terror mastermind is said to …

Erdogan says Turkish forces will not remain in Syria

Erdogan says Turkish forces will not remain in Syria

After completing the Euphrates Shield operation, the Turkish forces will withdraw from Syria, because Ankara wants to live in peace with 'Syrian brothers', the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. …

US will deploy F-35 Stealth Fighters to the Middle East in the next five years

US will deploy F-35 Stealth Fighters to the Middle East in the next five years

The U.S. Air Force will conduct a large scale deployment of its Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II stealth fighters to the Middle East over the next five years to battle ISIL, and to keep the peace once ISIL is finally beaten. With …

Turkey reveals when it plans to withdraw from Syria

Turkey reveals when it plans to withdraw from Syria

Turkish troops will not remain in Syria after the ISIS terrorist group is defeated there, a senior adviser to Turkish President Turkish President, Ilnur Cevik, told the RT broadcaster in an interview. According to …

Daesh announces withdrawal from Syria#039s Al Bab

Daesh announces withdrawal from Syria's Al Bab

The Islamic State (ISIL or Daesh, outlawed in Russia) terrorist group has started to leave the besieged northern Syrian town of Al Bab, media reports said Thursday. The Daesh has announced the start of its withdrawal …

Mosul airport #039liberated#039 from Isis in battle for western half of Iraq#039s second city

Mosul airport 'liberated' from Isis in battle for western half of Iraq's second city

Iraqi forces have seized Mosul's airport and a nearby military base from Islamic State, according to state-run media. The US-backed government forces hope to use the airport as a launchpad for their campaign to expel the jihadists from …

Iraqi forces recapture Mosul airport

Iraqi forces recapture Mosul airport

Iraqi forces have regained control of the airport in Mosul, part of a months-long operation to push ISIS militants from the key city. The airport is now fully under Iraqi Federal Police control, the commander of the Rapid Response Unit …

 Iraqi army storms airport in western Mosul

Iraqi army storms airport in western Mosul

Iraqi security forces closing in on the Isis-held western half of Mosul stormed the city's airport and a nearby military base early on Thursday, state television said. Counter-terrorism service (CTS) troops and elite interior …

US Secretary of Defense arrives in Iraq on unannounced visit

US Secretary of Defense arrives in Iraq on unannounced visit

US Secretary of Defense James Mattis arrived at the Baghdad International Airport on an unannounced trip. Before departing for his first trip to Baghdad as the new Defense Secretary, James Mattis told reporters, …

Aleppo: Syrian soldiers score more victories against ISIL near Deir Hafer

Aleppo: Syrian soldiers score more victories against ISIL near Deir Hafer

The army soldiers engaged in fierce clashes with ISIL and entered the village of Humeimeh al-Kabireh, taking control of a large part of it after seizing the Humeimeh al-Kabireh hill. The Russian fighter jets carried out several combat …

Turkey#039s General Staff  says Al-Bab operation completed - media

Turkey's General Staff says Al-Bab operation completed - media

The operation to liberate the northern Syrian town of al-Bab from ISIS terrorists has been completed and Turkish troops are working to clear mines and explosives, the Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar said. Akar …

ISIS militants block access for Aleppo to water

ISIS militants block access for Aleppo to water

ISIS terrorist group militants again blocked access for Syrian Aleppo residents to drinking water from the Al-Khafsa water treatment facility, the province's governor, Hussein Diyab, said. "Armed gangs holding …

Turkish soldier killed in Syria, four injured

Turkish soldier killed in Syria, four injured

One Turkish soldier was killed and four others were injured in clashes during the ongoing Operation Euphrates Shield in northern Syria's al-Bab, the military said. The injured soldiers were immediately taken to a nearby hospital for …

ISIS carrying explosives to Palmyra

ISIS carrying explosives to Palmyra

ISIS militants plan to deliver explosives to Syria’s Palmyra in order to inflict maximum damage on architectural landmarks before leaving the city, the Russian Defense Ministry said. "While the Syrian troops have been …

ISIL recruiter from Dagestan convicted in Mordovia

ISIL recruiter from Dagestan convicted in Mordovia

A native of Dagestan, already serving a sentence in Mordovia, was convicted again by the military district court. This time, he was found guilty of facilitating the terrorist activities. According to the …

Syrian army supported by Russian warplanes destroy ISIL stronghold near Al-Bab

Syrian army supported by Russian warplanes destroy ISIL stronghold near Al-Bab

The Syrian army killed over 650 terrorists and terrorists' hardware in their operation to free the town of Tadif near al-Bab, Sputnik reported. "During the fighting near the Tadif populated area, …

America#039s strategy against ISIS takes shape

America's strategy against ISIS takes shape

The world is not interested in another crusading global war on terrorism

Turkish police seizes 24 suicide belts in Gaziantep

Turkish police seizes 24 suicide belts in Gaziantep

Four ISIS suspects have been arrested after the discovery of 24 suicide belts in Gaziantep, Anadolu news agency reports. The alleged terrorists, who have now been detained in Turkey, are reported to have been planning a …

Cavusoglu names Raqqa next target of Turkish army

Cavusoglu names Raqqa next target of Turkish army

The operations to liberate the Syrian town of al-Bab had made important progress and the next target would be Raqqa, the de facto capital of ISIS, the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told a news conference in the …

ISIS militants make chemical weapons in Mosul

ISIS militants make chemical weapons in Mosul

ISIS militants were making rudimentary chemical weapons at the University of Mosul, the US Department of Defense spokesperson Jeff Davis said. The Iraqis have run tests on the chemicals and these proved positive for …

Three threats to the US according to diplomat-consultant’s point of view

Three threats to the US according to diplomat-consultant’s point of view

Stanley Escudero believes the main opponents of the US are ‘jihadists', Russia and China