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Syrian helicopter gunships strafe Aleppo rebels

Syrian helicopter gunships strafe Aleppo rebels

Syrian government forces used helicopter gunships to strafe rebel-held districts in Aleppo and shelled the area on the third day of a pitched battle for the commercial capital. The fighting has sent some 200,000 civilians fleeing the northern city, according […]


Russia vows to keep supplying arms to Syria

Russia vows to keep supplying arms to Syria

Russia vowed on Wednesday not to follow a Western arms embargo on Syria and promised new air defence systems and other military components to President Bashar al-Assad’s regime. The announcement came just a day after Russia dispatched a large naval […]


West trying to ‘distort’ Syria deal says Russia

Syrian civil war

Russia accused the West of seeking to distort an agreement for a political transition in Syria, after international peace envoy Kofi Annan said a ceasefire was imperative. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov hailed the Geneva accord based on proposals by […]


Syria fighter pilot defects in new blow to Assad

Syria fighter pilot defects in new blow to Assad

A Syrian air force colonel won political asylum after landing his MiG fighter in Jordan, as a watchdog reported the deadliest day of fighting in Syria since the battered April ceasefire. The pilot, who reportedly flew his jet under the […]


Russia Resupplying Base in Syria, DOD Spokesman Says

Russia Resupplying Base in Syria, DOD Spokesman Says

A Russian cargo ship reportedly carrying attack helicopters to Syria turned back today when its British insurer canceled coverage, but a Defense Department spokesman said three other Russian vessels will carry supplies and possibly troops to the Russian naval base […]


US, Russia trade accusations on arming Syria

US, Russia trade accusations on arming Syria

Washington and Moscow traded accusations on Wednesday over arming the rivals in the Syrian conflict, as Damascus said it had “cleansed terrorists” from Al-Haffe, a Sunni enclave feared to be the target of a new massacre. On the ground, meanwhile, […]


Syria now in civil war, UN official says

Syria now in civil war, UN official says

Syria is now in a full-scale civil war, UN peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous said, as the United States voiced fears the UN mission in the country may not survive once its mandate expires in July. World powers are groping to […]


Russia sending attack helicopters to Syria: US

Russia sending attack helicopters to Syria: US

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton accused Russia Tuesday of sending attack helicopters to Syria, warning it will escalate the fighting and openly questioning whether the UN mission can survive beyond the end of its mandate in July. As a […]


Russia, China oppose military intervention in Middle East

Russia, China oppose military intervention in Middle East

Leaders of a grouping led by Russia and China on Thursday issued a statement opposing military intervention in the Middle East, a day after opposition claims that Syrian forces had killed 100 people. The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) also called […]


 
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