Det ryska flygvapnet slog under måndagen ut en av ISIS största ammunitionsdepåer i den syriska Homs-provinsen. Om även IRAK ber Ryssland officiellt om hjälp att bekämpa ISIS, så kommer ryssarna att överväga den begäran...
More Russian airstrikes hit huge ISIS ammo hold, Syria
Publicerades den 5 okt. 2015The Russian Air Force hit Islamic State's (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) ammo depot in the province of Homs today.
Iraq wants Russia to bomb ISIS on its territory, US concerned
Publicerades den 8 okt. 2015The Iraqi government says it may allow Russian bombing raids against Islamic State on its territory. That's despite criticism from Washington over Moscow's campaign. Despite claims that the Russian air campaign is ineffective - many extremist units are in fact falling back.
READ MORE: http://on.rt.com/6t99***
Russia would consider an Air Force operation against ISIS in Iraq if that country’s authorities make such a request, Federation Council speaker Valentina Matviyenko told reporters, adding that Russia’s only interest was in defeating ISIS.
“In case of an official address from Iraq to the Russian Federation, the leaders of our country would study the political and military expediency of our Air Force’s participation in an air operation. Presently we have not received such an address,” Matviyenko told reporters on Tuesday during an official visit to Jordan. She also asked the press “to stop reading tea leaves” before actual events take place.
“I want to emphasize that Russia has no other political objectives and no interests other than the defeat of ISIS [formerly ISIS/ISIL] and that differs us from other nations that participate in another coalition,” Interfax news agency quoted Matviyenko as saying at a meeting with the head of the Jordanian Senate, President Abdur-Ra’uf Rawabdeh.
She also said that Russian authorities understood the necessity of political reforms in Syria, but the final decision on the nature of these reforms and future head of the Syrian state must be made by Syrian people without any external pressure or direct interference of foreign nations.
READ MORE: Federal Security Service calls for broader international anti-ISIS coalition
During the meeting with her Jordanian colleague, Matviyenko stated that Russia was calling upon all states that see the Islamic State as a threat to join the information center in Baghdad used by Russian, Iraqi, Syrian and Iranian security specialists and military. She added that Russia was ready for other forms of cooperation with all nations that share the common goal of fighting international terrorism.
Last week, Russia started to carry out surgical airstrikes on terrorist positions in Syria after a request for such military aid was made by President Bashar Assad. The head of Russia’s presidential administration, Sergey Ivanov, emphasized that Moscow would not be involved in any ground operation – aid would only be in the form of airstrikes.
READ MORE: 39% of Russians approve Putin policies on Syria
In comments on the Upper House’s license on use of Russian military forces abroad, Valentina Matviyenko said that fighting against the Islamic State was in Russia’s national interests because terrorists posed a threat to Europe, Russia and the whole world. She also expressed confidence that the operation would be supported by an absolute majority of the world’s nations.
Four Russian Navy warships have fired a total of 26 missiles at the position of the terrorist group Islamic State in Syria, Russia’s Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu announced. The missiles were fired from the Caspian Sea.
“Four missile ships launched 26 cruise missiles at 11 targets.
According to objective control data, all the targets were destroyed. No civilian objects sustained damage,” Shoigu said.
The missiles flew some 1,500 km before reaching their targets, probing their efficiency.
Russian combat helicopters in Syrian skies for anti-ISIS campaign
Publicerades den 6 okt. 2015Russia is continuing military operation against ISIS militants in Syria. The Russian Air Force group includes over 50 planes and helicopters.
Amerikanska skattepengar upp i rök i SYRIEN - Ryssar redo driva ISIS ur IRAK också (videos)
'Journalism is printing what someone else does NOT want printed: - Everything else is public relations.'