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Head of Russian military intelligence GRU dies

Head of the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces (GRU) General Colonel Igor Korobov has died aged 63 after a serious illness, the Russian Defense Ministry said. The Defense Ministry …

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Russian, Syrian troops free almost 20 ISIS captives

Syrian troops supported by Russian military officers have freed 19 ISIS hostages, the Russian Defense Ministry said. "On November 8, 2018, Syrian forces carried out a carefully planned special operation under the guidance of …

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Russia sends new frigate to Mediterranean

Russia deployed its new frigate with long-range Kalibr cruise missiles to the Mediterranean Sea today, the Black Sea Fleet Spokesman, Captain 2nd rank Alexei Rulev said. "The Black Sea Navy Fleet's …

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Turkish, Russian defense ministers discuss Syria

Turkey's national defense minister met on Saturday with his Russian counterpart in Istanbul ahead of a four-way Syria summit to be held in the city on Saturday, Anadolu Agency reports. Turkey's Hulusi Akar and Russia's …

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Russian defense minister to visit Turkey

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu will visit Turkey on October 27, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said, adding that he expects to hold talks with Shoigu. "Most heavy weapons and …

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ISIS militants seize toxic chemicals in Syria

Four militants and two members of the White Helmets organization were killed near the Syrian village of al-Lataminah as a result of the attack, the chief of the Russian center for reconciliation of conflicting sides in Syria, Lieutenant …

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Lieberman: Israel to continue operations in Syria

Tel Aviv wasn't "happy" about the S-300s deliveries to Syria, but it could not give up on its military operations in the country, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said, commenting on the Russian Defense …

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Shoigu speaks to Lieberman over downed Il-20

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu spoke to his Israeli opposite number, Avigdor Lieberman, over the shooting down of a Russian military plane Il-20 near Syrian coast, the Russian Defence Ministry …

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