Daesh is a terrorist organization banned around the world. The group is currently the target of Russia's military campaign conducted alongside the Syrian Arab Armed Forces. The US-led coalition is also engaged in an anti-terrorist campaign against Daesh in Syria.
Commenting on the recent Russian-Turkish joint operation against the terrorist group Daesh near the Syrian town Al-Bab in Aleppo Province, Russian military and defense analysts have put forward their reasons why Turkey, a longstanding member of NATO, might have opted to conduct joint military activity. Here is what they suggest.
Commenting on the recent Russian-Turkish joint operation against Daesh near the Syrian town Al-Bab in Aleppo Province, RIA Novosti political analyst Alexander Khrolenko attempted to analyze how the NATO country ended up militarily cooperating with Russia, the North Atlantic alliance's perennial adversary.
Six Russian Tu-22M3 strategic bombers attacked Daesh terrorists in Syria's Deir ez-Zor province on Saturday, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement.
Daesh terrorists have destroyed the world-famous Tetrapylon and parts of the Roman Theater in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra. President Assad has blamed the US for supervising the recapture of the historic site. Russian political and defense analysts have elaborated why the US might have resorted to such a barbaric operation.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is not speculating on the future of Syria's Deir ez-Zor, which is on the verge of a humanitarian collapse, and continues to insist on humanitarian access to all of the besieged areas, ICRC President Peter Maurer told Sputnik in an interview.
Daesh militants managed to capture the historic Syrian city of Palmyra due to the lack of constant monitoring and control of the situation in the country, the former chief of the Russian General Staff, Gen. Yury Baluevsky said Friday.
Daesh terrorists have destroyed the world-known tetrapylon and parts of the Roman theater in the ancient city of Palmyra.
Bashar Assad said Daesh was created "under the supervision" of the United States and sponsored by Turkey, so Syria could not expect a genuine fight against Daesh from those countries.
The Russian foreign minister and the Kremlin spokesman branded the destruction of ancient sites in Palmyra by Daesh as a barbaric act.
The Syrian government and opposition groups from four cities agreed to fight Daesh together.
Washington is backing Russian airstrikes to support a Turkish offensive against Daesh forces holding the strategic northern Syrian city of al-Bab, with continued US support for Turkish troops in the month-old battle, US Department of Defense acting Assistant Secretary for International Security Affairs Elissa Slotkin said in a briefing on Friday.
Lebanon's special task forces arrested a group of Daesh recruiters.
Syrian Democratic Forces have cleared 150 square kilometers during their advance to Raqqa.
The clear priority is: defeat Daesh - according to Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson.
Turkish forces wiped out a total of 32 Daesh jihadists as part of the Euphrates Shield operation in northern Syria.
At least 38 Daesh jihadists were killed as part of Turkey's Euphrates Shield operation in northern Syria.
The Pentagon spokesman said Washington is closely cooperating with Ankara in its actions backing rebels who are fighting Daesh and the Syrian Army.
Germany’s public prosecution obtained a warrant on Tuesday for a German citizen accused of assisting in public killings of six people in Syria.
The operation conducted in cooperation with Iran and Turkey and aimed at withdrawal of militants from Aleppo has been complete and the conditions for launching talks on the full ceasefire, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Friday.
This incredible drone footage shows Aleppo’s first snow of 2016 covering the heavily damaged district of Seif Al-Dawla on December 21, as the last remaining militants depart the city they had inhabited for years.
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