BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:10 A.M.) – Another Russian ship was photographed heading towards the eastern Mediterranean this week, as Moscow continues their large-scale naval buildup near Syria.

According to Yoruk Isik of the Bosphorus Observer, the BlackSea Fleet Tapir (NATO:Alligator) class LST Orsk made its way through the Bosphorus Strait en route to the eastern Mediterranean.

The Russian Navy has been rapidly building up their forces in the eastern Mediterranean as they begin striking the Islamic State’s (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) positions in southern Syria.

The Russian military’s operation coincides with the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) ongoing offensive against the Islamic State terrorists in the Al-Safa region of southern Syria.

Share this article:
  • 392
ALSO READ  Large number of SDF reinforcements reach Deir Ezzor to drive back Daesh
Editor-in-Chief Specializing in Near Eastern Affairs and Economics.

Notice: All comments represent the view of the commenter and not necessarily the views of AMN.

All comments that are not spam or wholly inappropriate are approved, we do not sort out opinions or points of view that are different from ours.

This is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion

Please treat this discussion with the same respect you would a public park. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation.

These are not hard and fast rules, merely guidelines to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a clean and well-lighted place for civilized public discourse.

Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.

The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.

Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree

You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling
  • Ad hominem attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
  • Knee-jerk contradiction

Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.


1 Comment threads
0 Thread replies
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
1 Comment authors
PranSa Recent comment authors
newest oldest most voted
Notify of

Time to practically thrash out the US of NA from the Syrian theatre, and then progressively from the Iraqi, Libyan and Afghani theatres.
Once that is accomplished peace will return to the troubled region.
The ugly US of NA is the root of all wars in this world.