Russia is supporting the opposition Free Syrian Army by providing air support, weapons and ammunition in joint operations with regular Syrian forces against Islamic State militants.
"The work of our aviation group assists in uniting the efforts of government troops and the Free Syrian Army," Russian President Vladimir Putin told an annual meeting at the Defense Ministry, Haaretz news daily reported Friday.
"Now several of its units numbering over 5,000 troops are engaged in offensive actions against terrorists, alongside regular forces, in the provinces of Homs, Hama, Aleppo and Raqqa," he said, referring to the Free Syrian Army.
Turkey has granted access to its airspace to France to fight Islamic State (IS) militants. Turkey will allow the French jets to fly in its airspace on their way to attack IS militants, Turkish Hurriyet News daily reported Thursday
British Typhoon and Tornado fighter jets armed with Brimstone missiles will be joining the fight against the Islamic State as the British House of Commons voted in favor of the fight. The British lawmakers on Wednesday voted 397-223 backing airstrikes against ISIL in Syria
Russia has deployed heavy artillery and MRL reinforcements to Syria after several 130mm shells were fired by the Syrian rebel groups outside Latakia. Russia has transferred two types of heavy weapons systems by sea and by air to the front near Latakia in the past two days, Debkafile reported Monday
The Syrian Army has unveiled a new rocket system called the Golan-1000, built on a Russian T-72 chassis, currently in service with the armys 4th Armored Division. The new rocket system carries three massive 500 mm rounds, each packed with 500 kg of high-explosive fragmentation ammunition, Sputnik reports
Russia is fielding assault robots alongside Syrian soldiers in the offensive against rebel militia. The Russians are fielding two kinds of robots – the Platform-M combat robot and the Argo Mobility Platform, both heavily armored and capable of functioning day or night in a variety of battlefield conditions, DEBKAfile news daily reported Monday
To recapture the town of Salma, located in northeastern Latakia, roughly 15 miles from the Turkish border, Syrian army relies on motorbikes. The army opted for a new strategy because the citys narrow alleyways and surrounding forests which made it difficult for the armed forces to fight against the militants
Syrian MiG-29 planes provided Russian Su-25 bombers with air cover during sorties against Islamic State (IS) in Syria. “Crews of Su-25 aircrafts from the Russian Air Force and MiG-29 planes of the Syrian Air Force carried out a joint military mission over Syria,” Syrian Arab news agency, Sana cited Russian Defense Ministry as saying in a statement last Thursday
Russian arms and services will see 70 to 100 per cent increase in the share of modern weaponry that include planes, helicopters, surface ships, submarines, auxiliary ships and armored vehicles by 2021. “The Russian Defense Ministry plans to buy about 70-100 planes and more than 120 helicopters and up to 30 surface ships, submarines and special and auxiliary ships and 600 armored vehicles a year,” the chief of Russias General Staff Valery Gerasimov was quoted as saying by Tass during a news briefing for foreign military attaches in Moscow on Monday
Russia will soon receive first pre-production prototypes of next-generation S-500 air defense system. The new generation S-500 ‘Prometey also known as 55R6M Triumfator-M, is a surface-to-air defense missile system currently under development by Almaz-Antey, Sputnik reported Sunday
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