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28 Israeli jets fired about 60 rockets in overnight strikes on Syria

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Some 28 Israeli aircraft fired around 60 air-to-surface rockets in a massive overnight strike in Syria, according to the Russian Defense Ministry. Syrian air-defense systems managed to intercept more than half of the missiles. A total of 70 projectiles, including 60 air-to-surface rockets and more than 10 surface-to-surface missiles, hit Iranian military targets and Syrian air-defense systems near... 

2 Israeli warplanes carried out strikes on Syrian airbase

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Two Israeli F-15 fighters targeted Syria’s T-4 airbase in Homs province, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Monday. The jets fired eight guided missiles, but five of them were shot down before they hit the airfield. In a statement on Monday, the Russian military said: “Two Israeli Air Force F-15 jets fired eight guided missiles at the T-4 airfield.” The Israeli aircraft did not enter Syrian... 

92 feared dead as Russian plane with military band crashes en route to Syria

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Rescue helicopters have discovered debris in the Black Sea from a Russian military transport plane which went off radar en route to Syria. Most of the passengers on the Tu-154 were members of the famous Alexandrov Ensemble army choir. According to the latest information, the Tupolev transport plane had 92 people on board, including 84 passengers and eight crew members. It went missing over the Black... 

Russian Military Practicing Martial Law Over Nuclear War Risk

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The Russian Defense Ministry is training to directly manage local authorities, law enforcement and state security as tensions with the U.S. raise the risk of nuclear war. Russian Army units, along with the Air Force, Airborne troops, and the Northern Fleet, conducted a large-scale snap exercise earlier this year to test combat readiness. During the drill, the Russian Defense Ministry practiced assuming... 

4 NATO warplanes bombed Syrian Army - Russian MoD

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Four Western coalition warplanes were spotted over the Deir az-Zor area in Syria on December 6, when a Syrian Army camp came under attack. No Russian warplanes were in the region, says the Russian Defense Ministry. “Russian aircraft were not on a mission in that area. All our flights in Syrian airspace are coordinated with air traffic control and the General Staff of the Syrian government’s armed... 

NATO should dump Turkey before it rebuilds Ottoman Empire

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On November 25, Russia sent the most powerful vessel of the Black Sea Navy, the Moskva cruiser, to the coastal area of Syria’s Latakia Province. The cruiser is equipped with Fort air defense system that is similar to Russia’s renowned S-300 anti-aircraft complex. Soon afterwards, Turkey sent two of its submarines, Dolunay and Burakreis, to the same area to watch the Russian vessel. How... 

Russian fighter jet shot down by Turkish Army over Syria, pilot captured by terrorists

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A Russian Su-24 fighter has been shot down in Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry said, adding the plane hadn’t violated Turkish airspace and was flying at an altitude of 6,000 meters. “During the flight, the aircraft was flying within the borders of Syria, which was registered by objective monitoring data,” the ministry said, adding that the aircraft was “supposedly shot down from the... 

Russia has deployed missile defense systems to Syria

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Russia has deployed missile defense systems to Syria to protect its military forces and equipment stationed in the Arab country, the head of the Russian air force says. Referring to the potential threats against Russian military forces and equipment in Syria, Colonel General Viktor Bondarev said fighter jets could be hijacked in countries neighboring Syria and used to attack the Russian forces. “We... 

Russian Air Force Destroys Terrorist Command Center In Raqqa

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A surgical airstrike by Russian fighter jets has knocked out the battle headquarters of a jihadist group near Raqqa, according to Russian Defense Ministry. Operating from the Khmeimim airbase, the Russian Air Force continues to inflict pinpoint strikes on Islamic State installations. “Over the past 24 hours, Sukhoi Su-34 and Su-24M fighter jets have performed 20 sorties and hit nine Islamic State... 

Iranian Troops To Conduct Ground Attacks In Syria

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Iran has dispatched hundreds of ground troops to Syria to fight alongside the forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad. A full scale war is unfolding in Syria, with a ground offensive being planned to coincide with Russian air strikes, according to Lebanese sources. “The (Russian) air strikes will in the near future be accompanied by ground advances by the Syrian army and its allies,” one of... 

US Air Capability Falling Behind Russia, Says US Air Force General

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A US Air Force general has admitted that the Unites States air advantage is shrinking in comparison with Russia’s capabilities. General Frank Gorenc, commander of US Air Forces in Europe, made the comment as Moscow was engaged in a massive military exercise. “The advantage that we had from the air, I can honestly say, is shrinking with respect to the aircraft that they’re producing,”... 

Russia warns US may force its military hand

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Potential US military buildup near Russia’s borders may force the Russian military to respond in kind by reinforcing its frontier presence, says a Russian military official. Army General Yury Yakubov, a coordinator from the Russian Defense Ministry’s general inspectors directorate, was responding to reports that the United States Department of Defense is planning to concentrate US heavy military... 

Russia, China kick off Mediterranean navel war games

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Russian Black Sea Fleet flagship, Moskva, leaving the port of Sevastopol for the joint Russia-China exercises in the Mediterranean. Russia and China have kicked off joint war games under the name of “Sea Cooperation – 2015” in the Mediterranean Sea, Russian Defense Ministry says. “The active phase of the exercises will be held in the Mediterranean between May 17 and 21. About 10 warships from... 

Ukraine Accuses Russia Of Using Tactial Nuke

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Ukraine is claiming that Russia has broken the truce… with the use of a tactical nuclear weapon at Luhansk airport. Last night’s headlines crowed in bright red flashing text that Russia and Ukraine had (once again) agreed a cease-fire and terms over the borders between the two nations. Perhaps not surprisingly, mere hours later, Ukraine is claiming that Russia has broken the truce… with... 

Moscow accuses Kiev of forging MH17 satellite images

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Satellite images Kiev published as ‘proof’ it didn’t deploy anti-aircraft batteries around the MH17 crash site carry altered time-stamps and are from days after the MH17 tragedy, the Russian Defense Ministry has revealed. The images, which Kiev claims were taken by its satellites at the same time as those taken by Russian satellites, are neither Ukrainian nor authentic, according to a Moscow... 
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