The US military has suffered its first combat death in Syria on Thursday when a soldier was killed by an improvised explosive device in northern part of the country.
The soldier was killed near Ayn Issa which is about an hour from Raqqa, Daesh's self-declared capital in Syria, The New York Times reported Thursday.
American warplanes have been bombing targets inside Syria to help tens of thousands militia fighters try to oust the IS militants from Raqqa city in Syria. Raqqa is the strong hold f IS militants.
US forces are on the ground as well. About more than 300 members of the United States Special Operations Forces are in Syria to help recruit, train and advise the Kurdish and Arab fighters who are trying to encircle the IS militants in Raqqa, cut off its supplies and ultimately recapture the city.
Though the US government has sought to limit the number of US soldiers in the fight against the IS militants, the death on Thursday shows how tensed and fatal the campaign against the militant group is in Syria and Iraq.
The US soldiers have been killed in Iraq as well, and this month the US acknowledged of having killed 119 civilians in Iraq and Syria since it began military operations against the militants in 2014.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has no expectations from the US government under President Donald Trump but wishes that the US would be unbiased, respects international law and doesnt interfere in other countries affairs. Assad in an interview to RTP TV channel said, “ We dont have a lot of expectations because the American administration is not only about the President; its about different powers within this administration, the different lobbies that they are going to influence any President
Russia has started using its Admiral Grigorovich frigate carrying Kalibr cruise missiles targeting terrorists in Syria. "Today, we started a large-scale operation on launching massive strikes on Daesh and al-Nusra Front targets in the Idlib and Homs provinces [in Syria]," Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu was quoted as saying by
Syrian army has confiscated American and Israeli-made weapons from Takfiri militants in the countryside of Damascus. Anti-personnel landmines, RPG launcher and rounds, B9 shells, 120-mm, 80-mm, and 60-mm mortars, grenades and 23-mm machine-gun rounds were among the weapons confiscated bound for Takfiri Daesh terrorists in the Arab countrys southern province of Suwayda on April 28 this year, Syrias official news agency reported Sunday
Russian arms exporter Rosoboronexport will be exhibiting its Kalibr-PLE (Club-S) and Kalibr-NKE (Club-N) submarine and surface vessel-launched cruise missiles at the Indo-Defence 2016 show in Jakarta later this week. The missiles were successfully used in the Syrian conflict travelling over 1500 kms to strike anti-regime forces and Islamic State targets near the city of Alleppo
The Patriot museum and exhibition center in Kubinka near Moscow has showcased weapons seized in combat operations against terrorists in Syria. On display is a "factory" for the makeshift production of chemical agents
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Russia might have won a military and diplomatic victory in helping the Syrian government liberate the cities of Aleppo and Palmarya from terrorists, but it has paid a heavy price in terms of men and equipment. A total of 96 lives were lost
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The Islamic State (IS) might have used chemical weapons against Turkish-backed Syrian rebels in Northern Syria that wounded 22 on Sunday. The Russian defense ministry is looking at the possible chains supplying toxic substances to Syrian militants after a mustard gas mine was found near the city of Aleppo, the ministrys press service said on Saturday
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