Showing posts with label MANPADS. Show all posts
Showing posts with label MANPADS. Show all posts

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Russia Must Find Out Where Syrian Militants Got MANPADS That Downed Su-25

Downed Su-25
Russian lawmakers called for a thorough investigation on the origins of the man-portable missile launcher that was likely used by militants in Syria to shoot down a Russian fighter jet before killing the pilot in a firefight.

Pentagon: US Has Not Equipped "Allies" in Syria With Surface-to-Air Weapons

US Has Not Equipped "Allies" in Syria With Surface-to-Air Weapons
Pentagon spokesman Eric Pahon told Sputnik on Saturday, hours after a Russian Su-25 attack aircraft was downed by militants in Syria, that the United States did not equip partner forces in Syria with surface-to-air weapons.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Russian Su-25 jet downed in Syria, pilot killed – Defense Ministry

A Russian Su-25 jet has crashed in Idlib province in north-western Syria, the Russian Defence Ministry confirmed, adding that it was probably shot down by MANPAD. The pilot ejected but was killed by militants on the ground.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Syrian Fighter Jet Targeted by Al-Nusra's US-Made Missile

US-Made Missile
The Russian defense ministry revealed on Thursday that the Syrian army's fighter jet was shot down by al-Nusra Front (Tahrir al-Sham Hay'at or the Levant Liberation Board) militants in Hama province, using an American missile.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Lavrov Warns Kerry Arms Supplies to Syrian Militants May Lead to New Bloodshed

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in phone talks with US Secretary of State John Kerry warned that US arms deliveries to opposition armed groups in Syria could lead to new bloodshed in the war-torn country.

Russia sees US decision to supply MANPADS to militants in Syria as 'hostile move'

Moscow considers the permission to supply MANPADS to Syria in the new law on US defense spending to be a hostile move, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, said on Tuesday.

Monday, December 19, 2016

ISIS claims to have shot down Russian military helicopter in central Syria

The Islamic State terror group on Monday announced it had shot down a Russian military helicopter that was flying over a Syrian airbase.

ISIS Transfers Military Equipment from Palmyra to Iraq

The ISIL has transferred several weapons and military equipment seized from the Syrian army in Palmyra (Tadmur) to Aneh town, 190 kilometers to the West of Ramadi city, in Iraq, an intelligence officer in al-Anbar province said.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

US MANPAD supplies should worry Pentagon, not ‘small arms' seized in Palmyra

The US-led coalition should worry about potential deliveries of US arms to Syria rather than weapons left behind in Palmyra, as the city fell again into the hands of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), the Russian Defense Ministry said.

Syrian army’s weapons left in Palmyra pose no threat to US-led coalition: Russian Mod

Syrian troops have returned the situation in the area of Palmyra to stability with Russian air support and are getting ready for a counter-offensive, the deputy chief of the Russian General Staff’s main operations directorate, Lieutenant-General Viktor Poznikhir told a news briefing on Thursday.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Weapons can end up with terrorists now US military aid restrictions to Syria lifted – Kremlin

The US move to lift some restrictions on arms supplies to the Syrian opposition could lead to the weapons ending up in terrorists’ hands, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman said in an official statement.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

"TerrorRebels" in East Aleppo Shoot Down Syrian Army Jet, Kill Crew: Reports

Armed "rebel" groups holding quarters in the Eastern part of Aleppo have shot down a Syrian Armed Forces aircraft killing the crew, according to the Lebanon-based Al-Mayadeen news channel.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Churkin: Sponsors of armed groups in Aleppo failed to convince terrorists to ceasefire, withdraw and allow civilians to get out

The Russian ambassador to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin stressed that foreign sponsors of armed groups in eastern Aleppo have no willingness to positively influence terrorists and convince them to ceasefire, withdraw from the region and allow civilians to leave.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Russia's Answer to Daesh Jihad-Mobiles: Deadly UAZ Patriot Jeeps

The Russian anti-terrorist operation in Syria is about to get more 'patriotic'. On Friday, the Defense Ministry confirmed that it has deployed a group of UAZ Patriot pickups equipped with Kord 12.7 mm heavy machine guns and AGS-17 grenade launchers to the war-torn country.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Russian Mi-8, carrying humanitarian cargo, under fire from a portable air-defense system in Syria

Russia’s Mil Mi-8 helicopter carrying humanitarian cargo got under fire on Saturday morning in Syria’s Hama, no victims have been reported, the Russian reconciliation center told reporters.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Russia Opposes Prospects of US Supplying Syria Opposition With MANPADS

Any attempts by Washington to supply the Syrian opposition with man-portable air defense systems (MANPADS) would be absolutely counterproductive, Prussian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Wealthy Gulf states may arm Syrian rebels to ‘get the Russians to back off’ - US officials to Reuters

With the Syria ceasefire in tatters, there is a growing possibility that wealthy Gulf states might arm Syrian rebels, looking to shield themselves from Syrian and Russian warplanes, with shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles, according to a report.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Lavrov: no one knows who got hold of MANPADS stolen in Libya

No one knows which terrorist groupings have got hold of man-portable air defense systems (MANPADS) stolen from army depots in Libya after the Western countries’ attempts to establish democracy there with the use of force, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday.

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