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Russian Air Force prevented Turkish F-16 from shooting down Syrian jet: report

Published 2020-03-07 12:01:31 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:45 A.M.) – Two Russian Air Force jets allegedly prevented a Turkish F-16 from shooting down a Syrian warplane in northwestern Syria, the aviation publication Avia.Pro reported on Saturday. “Two Russian military aircraft in the sky over the province of Idlib prevented a Turkish F-16 fighter from shooting down the Syrian fighter-bomber Su-22, which carried out attacks on terrorist positions. Thanks to Russian aircraft, the Turkish combat fighter not only did not dare to enter Syrian airspace, but also underwent an unexpected attack,” Avia.Pro said. While neither the Russian or Turkish defense ministries have corroborated these claims, there… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria

New footage shows Iranian aircraft intercepting US drone in Syria

Published 2020-03-07 11:45:23 by News Desk in Iran, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:30 A.M.) – A new video released this weekend showed a rare incident in which an Iranian unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) intercepted a U.S. military drone inside Syria. The footage, which was released by Hezbollah’s Al-Manar TV, showed the Iranian UAV, likely an Ababbil-3 drone, approaching a U.S. predator drone inside Syrian airspace. In the video released, the Iranian UAV can be seen circling the U.S. drone, despite the fact that it does not interrupt the U.S. aircraft’s flight path. Iran has been flying drones inside Syria since 2016 and they have previously hacked a U.S. drone… Read on ->

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Tags: Iran, Syria, US

Tear gas & drones on Greek side of border with Turkey as migrants remain stranded: video

Published 2020-03-07 11:18:30 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey, World-News

The most recent offensive of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) to retake areas of Idlib province from Turkish-backed Syrian militants has seen a humanitarian crisis unfold, with thousands displaced in the direction of the Turkish border. Large numbers of migrants have been heading towards Turkey’s European borders since last week after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that authorities would no longer stop migrants from trying to enter the EU.

Tags: Greece, Turkey

Turkey threatens to use force against Syrian Army in northwest Syria

Published 2020-03-07 10:56:02 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:40 A.M.) – Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Saturday that “a Russian military delegation will visit Ankara next week to discuss the ceasefire agreement in Idlib,” noting that “joint patrols between Russian and Turkish forces will begin on the M-4 International Road” starting on March 15th. “We will start joint patrols with the Russians on the M-4 road on March 15, and we have started work on the details of the safe passage along the road,” Akar said, adding that “a Russian military delegation will arrive in Ankara early next week,” according to the Turkish Anatolia… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, Turkey

Two senior members of Saudi royal family detained: reports

Published 2020-03-07 10:33:12 by News Desk in Gulf

Two senior members of the Saudi royal family – a brother of King Salman, Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz al Saud, as well as the king’s nephew, former Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz al Saud – have been detained over suspicions of treason, media reported. According to The Wall Street Journal, both members of the royal family were detained on Friday by royal court guards, who were wearing masks and dressed in black. The guards also detained one of the brothers of Mohammed bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz al Saud. Further details of the detentions remain unknown. Mohammed bin Nayef… Read on ->

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Tags: Saudi

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