In the wake of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s meetings in Moscow on Tuesday, the U.S. is sending clear signals that it is willing to make concessions to Russia in order to push forward with a six-month timetable for Syrian peace negotiations, despite deteriorating conditions on the ground and unclear buy-in from the warring […]
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Published: December 7, 2015
Syrian armed forces announced on November 10, 2015 that they have recaptured Kweires Military Airbase (aka Rasm al-Abboud), which lies approximately 23 miles to the east of Aleppo city. The airbase had been besieged by ISIS since early 2015, prior to which it has been surrounded by other Syrian armed groups for over a year.
World leaders from 19 countries met today in Vienna to discuss ways to bring an end to the devastating war in Syria. On the table is a plan for a ceasefire in Syria within 4-6 months followed by a transitional government that includes Assad and opposition. But how realistic is such a proposal ?
There have been rumors of Russians killed in Syria since the deployment began in September, but none have been officially confirmed until now. On Saturday, October 24, a 19-year-old Russian contract serviceman named Vadim Alexandrovich Kostenko in the 960th Close Air Support Regiment, unit 75387, was killed while on duty in Syria.