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Russian Air Power IN Syria Remains Robust

Despite Russian President Vladimir Putin’s widely publicized, mid-March order to evacuate the bulk of his forces from Syria, Russian air power in the country remains substantial, according to the Israeli Air Force (IAF), with newly deployed attack helicopters replacing many of the fighter bombers that have made their way home. “He changed the shape of the forces, but he didn’t ...

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Putin Says Russia Will Begin Withdrawing Its Military From Syria

Vladimir Putin has announced he will begin withdrawing most of Russia’s air force from Syria. Moscow began conducting airstrikes in the war-torn country in September to help President Bashar al-Assad’s offensive against rebel and jihadist groups. Putin and Assad spoke by phone on Monday, agreeing their goals had mostly been accomplished. Monitors have said more than 1,000 civilians were killed ...

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China, Russia and India are joining forces

This month, as Newsweek goes to print, an international organisation all but unknown in the West is set to announce that its membership will soon include countries representing half the world’s population. If the hopes of its leading backers – particularly Russia – are realised, the 15th annual summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in the Russian city of ...

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Global Jihad March 3-9, 2016

Main events of the week The ceasefire in Syria, which came into effect on the night of February 26-27, resulted in a significant decrease in the intensity of the clashes in the areas where it is applied.  These clashes were characterized by local incidents with no significant changes in the situation on the ground. The ceasefire was utilized to transfer ...

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Putin is trying to destabilize Germany

In a secret meeting with German politicians the heads of the country’s two top intelligence services warned that Moscow is deliberately trying to create unrest in Germany, Bild reports. The meeting, which took place in February with members of the Bundestag control committee, was attended by Hans-Georg Maaßen, head of the Verfassungsschutz (internal intelligence) and Guido Müller, deputy head of ...

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Russia and Turkey Move Closer to War 

There are multiple confirmations today, from sources in Hezbollah intelligence in Lebanon, from Iraq and now directly from Russia.  Sources also reveal that Russia has become increasingly frustrated and impatient with Turkey for that nations intransigence in the face of numerous communications from Moscow. Russia has made every effort to inform Turkey that their provocations in Syria will lead to ...

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Russia and Syria ‘weaponising’ refugee crisis to destabilise Europe

Russia and Syria are indiscriminately bombing Syrian civilians to drive the refugee crisis and “weaponise migration”, a Natocommander has claimed. General Phil Breedlove, Nato’s Supreme Allied Commander for Europe and head of the US European Command, said weapons such as barrel bombs have no military value to hit precise targets and instead serve to terrorise those living in rebel-held territories. ...

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Global Jihad – March 3, 2016

Main events of the week The ceasefire in Syria between the Syrian regime and the non-jihadi (so-called moderate) rebel organizations, validated by a UN Security Council resolution, came into effect on the night of February 26-27, 2016. In the following days, there was a marked decline in the intensity of the fighting in the areas where the agreement is supposed ...

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Assad: Terrorists breached cessation of hostilities agreement from the very first hour

Damascus-President Bashar Assad asserted that terrorists breached the cessation of hostilities agreement from the very first hour, while the Syrian Army has refrained from retaliating in order to give the chance for the agreement to survive. President al-Assad added in an interview given to ARD German television that every Syrian gunman should give up armament, and he shouldn’t bear weapon or ...

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Global Jihad news February 20, 2016

Main events of the week This week, the Syrian Army continued its attack north of Aleppo, with intensive Russian air support. The Syrian Army recorded achievements and expanded the corridor that it has taken over between the city of Aleppo and the Shiite towns of Nubl and Zahraa. At the same time, the Kurdish forces took over the city of ...

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