On December 11, President Vladimir Putin, while visiting the Hmeymim airbase in Syria, issued an order to begin the withdrawal of the Russian troops from the country.
Footage of the event was caught on video, and has gone viral on social media.
In the wake of Putin's statement that the Russian troops are returning from Syria "with victory," Trump announced that his country had defeated the terrorists in Iraq and Syria.
Any Trump administration decision on whether to accept Syrian President Bashar Assad in power or not is irrelevant because of realities on the ground, yet forces in the US military would upend any strategy opposed to regime change, analysts told Sputnik.
A video of a pilot explaining to passengers that Jerusalem “is the capital city of Palestine” has gone viral just a week after US President Donald Trump recognized Israel’s long claim that Jerusalem is its capital.
Cooperation between Russia and the United States is essential for reaching peace and stability in the Middle Eastern region, Abdulbari Zebari, the chairman of the Iraqi Council of Representatives’ Foreign Affair Committee, told Sputnik on Thursday.
An international arms monitor has reported that US military weapons that were covertly provided to Syrian rebel groups were in the hands of Daesh within two months of their delivery.
UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura has called the latest round of talks on Syrian settlement in Geneva a "big missed opportunity".
According to Conflict Armament Research (CAR) organization, US arms related to the Syrian opposition groups regularly end up in the hands of Daesh militants.
The Russian Defense Ministry released a statement Thursday denying reports of an alleged "intercept" of Russian Su-25s by US F-22 fighter jets in Syria.
Syria is almost liberated from Daesh and the remaining Islamist militants had been defeated in Deir ez-Zor. However, not only militants were killed during the operation.
President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was criticized by many world leaders. The Palestinian people consider it to be the violation of the rights of the Palestinian people. This dissatisfaction evolves into the violent clashes.
It is relatively calm in Jerusalem a week after Donald Trump's recognition triggered a wave of protests and even prompted Hamas to announce intifada, political analyst Avigdor Eskin has told Sputnik. Eskin threw into doubt the possibility that Trump's move would ignite a new war in the Middle East, praising Russia's peace efforts in the region.
The incident involving Russian and US aircraft has taken place in the Syrian airspace east of the Euphrates river, according to the Washington Examiner.
Damascus is seemingly not interested in the withdrawal of Iranian forces from Syria, given the US military presence in the region, political analyst Hassan Hanizadeh, former editor-in-chief of the Iranian news agency Mehr News, has told Sputnik, adding that Tehran would pull out immediately at the request of the Syrian government.
Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have followed the United States in funding a five-nation armed force designed to stop the march of Islamist extremists in Africa. But why is the Sahel, a semi-arid region just south of the Sahara Desert, causing alarm?
On December 14, 38 Sunni Muslim militants reportedly associated with Daesh and Al Qaeda were sentenced to death on terrorism charges in the southern province of Dhi Qar, a senior provincial council official said.
Daesh (ISIS) allegedly announced on Thursday it would respond to President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel with attacks on US soil.
It’s been five days since the first rocket was launched by Palestinian militants from the Gaza Strip after Trump's announcement of the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel; the warring parties proceeded to exchange fire two days ago, when Hamas announced the beginning of the third intifada.
The Syrian Army’s combat victories have confirmed President Bashar Assad’s hold on power and it is laughable to think President Donald Trump or the United States can do anything about it, former US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Chas Freeman told Sputnik.
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