Bashar al-Assad - Syria Politics News Headline

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad issued Law 42, extending this period from 30 days to a year and adding other amendments including giving claimants more time to appeal verdicts, and letting them do so through the normal courts instead of through a dedicated judicial committee.Read More →

Russian S-300 Air Defence System - Russia News

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said: “We will not accept any restrictions on our freedom of operation.” High-ranking Israeli military officials justify this by saying that if they were to inform Russia in advance, it could result in information leaks.Read More →

Vladimir Putin's Russian S-300 Air Defence System - Russia News

“Russia has been permissive, in consultation with the Israelis, about Israeli strikes against Iranian targets inside Syria. We certainly hope that that permissive approach will continue,” Ambassador James Jeffrey, Washington’s Syria envoy, said in a conference call with reporters.Read More →

Vladimir Putin's Russian S-300 Air Defence System - Russia News

Speaking during a press conference for Russian media on Monday, Israeli Minister of Environmental Protection Ze’ev Elkin said Moscow’s supply of the S-300 system to Damascus was “a big mistake” that “might lead to destabilization of the situation.”Read More →

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan - Turkey Politics News Headline - Erdogan

Turkish shelling has hit positions of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), as Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warns of a new offensive to clear the militia from its border. U.S. is scrambling to contain the tensions.Read More →

Turkish Army - Turkey Flag - Syria Flag

But its influence became more explicit in 2016, when Turkish troops and allied Syrian rebels launched a military operation against both the Islamic State group and Kurdish fighters.

“We used to have two foreign languages in our curriculum: English and French. Because of the rapprochement between us and Turkey, all the teachers and administrators decided to switch” from French to Turkish, said Keno.Read More →

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan - Turkey Politics News Headline - Erdogan

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Friday issued what he said was a “final warning” to those who would endanger Turkey’s borders, saying Ankara was determined to focus its attention on Syrian Kurdish fighters east of the Euphrates.Read More →

Russian Pantsir-S1 Air-Defense System

When these drones came across Russia’s electronic warfare measures, they pulled back from the kill zone and began receiving some commands via satellite communications, General Fomin explained. Someone, he said, “guided the UAVs to the so-called holes [in Russian defenses],” which they utilized before being downed by Khmeimim’s surface-to-air missiles.

The incident occurred overnight on January 8, involving 10 UAVs targeting Khmeimim itself. Three more drones attempted a strike on the Russian naval facility at the Syrian port city of Tartus. All 13 craft were then engaged by the Pantsir-S1 air-defense system.Read More →