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Russia Destroys most ISIS Heavy Weaponry, U.S. Promptly Airdrops 50-Tons of Weapons into Syria

Reports this week indicated that Islamic State militants were decimated by recent Russian airstrikes, and have lost “most” of their ammunition, heavy …

Playtime Is Over! Russia to Increase Missions in Syria to 300 a Day

Russia has been flying around 50 missions a day on average in Syria. Soon this number will be closer to 300, according to reports in the British …

Here's one surprising reason Russia might not want to pick a fight with US planes over Syria

In both Iraq and Syria, the reality of overlapping aerial operations among countries with little geopolitical fondness toward one another has already led to claims that British aircraft have been authorized to engage Russian aircraft over Iraq if threatened.<p>The British government denied these …

Insanely clear drone footage shows a Syrian army offensive in a rebel stronghold of Damascus

Unnervingly clear drone footage shows an ongoing Syrian army offensive against a rebel stronghold in Damascus.<p>Footage of the offensive filmed by RussiaWorks, a Russian company with ties to the Kremlin, is vividly clear. And it shows the severe damage that the Damascus neighborhood of Jobar has …

Russia Blocked Israeli Military Fights Over Syria, Lebanon

An Israeli air force jet fighter plane takes off from Tel Nof Air Force base in central Israel, Monday, Nov. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Ariel …

Kremlin officials admit Russia initially lied about its aims in Syria

And Russian officials have admitted that Moscow's intervention in Syria is focused on bolstering Syrian President Bashar al-Assad with the end goal of giving the outside world a choice between Assad or ISIS, Bloomberg Business reports.<p>Moscow's intervention, which has consisted of significant arms …

Middle East

Saudi says difficult to see role for Iran in Syria peacemaking

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Monday that Iran’s military role in Syria stopped it from being able to play a role in peacemaking efforts in the conflict there.<p>Speaking at a joint news conference with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Jubeir repeated …

First white Briton to join al Qaeda in Syria is middle class Muslim convert

Lucas Kinney, the son of a film director who worked on Hollywood blockbusters including Indiana Jones, was raised in the home counties but converted after dropping out of university<p>The white British son of a Hollywood film director has converted from Catholicism to Islam and is fighting for al …