Tag: Daesh

US Military Builds a New Air Base in Northern Syria

Reading Time: 1 minute The US is building a military airfield in northern Syria as part of its ongoing campaign against Daesh, a representative of the Syrian Democratic Forces command told on condition of anonymity. The construction site, located between the cities of Sheddadi and al-Hasakah and secured by SDF fighters, sits on a major oil and gas field. […]

Five Russian Weapons Which Made Their Deadly Debut in Syria

Reading Time: 3 minutes Russia’s ongoing airborne campaign in Syria wouldn’t have been such a game changer without the help of some of the country’s most sophisticated weapons. The Sukhoi Su-34 strike fighter, adopted by the Russian Aerospace Forces in 2015, has been deployed against the radical Islamists in Syria from the beginning of Russia’s anti-Daesh campaign there. In […]

Russia is Making a Huge Effort to Challenge US Influence in Iraq

Reading Time: 2 minutes Russia is ready to sell civil airliners to Iraq and keep providing it with military aid to fight Islamic State, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Thursday, accompanied on a trip to Baghdad by the biggest Russian delegation in years. The mission by nearly 100 government and business officials was part of a drive […]

Dutch F16 Jets To Start Bombing In Syria

Reading Time: 1 minute Dutch F16 fighter jets will take part in bombing raids over Syria, ministers agreed on Friday. ‘We can only prevent attacks if we remove IS’ safe havens in Iraq and Syria,’ prime minister Mark Rutte said at his weekly press conference. The Netherlands currently has four F16 fighters flying missions over Iraq and their mission […]

British Parliament Votes to Authorize Airstrikes in Syria

Reading Time: 2 minutes British lawmakers on Wednesday voted to approve bombing raids in Syria targeting Daesh, also known as ISIL/The Islamic State. Members of Parliament voted 397 to 223 in favor of launching an air campaign in Syria. Following the approval, two Tornado warplanes and six Typhoon attack jets are set to take to the skies from British […]