Is the ‘experience’ a good thing to Mr. Putin in order to further ready his military against the USA? Let’s not forget all of his warnings. Stay at the ready!
Russian President Vladimir Putin met with the country’s high ranking Defence Ministry officials in Sochi on Wednesday, to discuss the Armed Forces’ development.
Putin said that the military’s experience from the Syria conflict should be used in training troops and government bodies. He said that the experience should be “consistently implemented in training troops and government bodies, used during the exercises and unannounced inspections.”
Russian President Vladimir Putin has continued a series of meetings with the leadership of the Ministry of Defence. They discussed the main directions of development of the Russian Armed Forces, and the next long-term objectives of military development.
Russian carrier and frigate take part in strikes on terrorists in Syria’s Idlib & Homs provinces The Russian military has launched a large-scale operation against terrorists stationed in Homs and Idlib provinces of Syria, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said on Tuesday.
Flagship of the Russian Navy in Syria Onboard aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov Russia’s large-scale anti-terror operation in Syria enters its second day, as the country’s airforce carries out strikes targeting terrorist command points, and weapon storage facilities, in the provinces of Homs and Idlib.The flagship of the Russian naval group taking part in the operation, is the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov – Russia’s largest ship and only aircraft carrier.
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Syria war: Bombs fall like ‘rain’ on eastern Aleppo, resident says
By Jomana Karadsheh, Tim Hume and Angela Dewan, CNN
(CNN)At least 21 people were killed and dozens injured as airstrikes and barrel bombs pounded eastern Aleppo for the third consecutive day, the Syrian Civil Defense volunteer group said Thursday.
More than 40 airstrikes and barrel bombs struck rebel-held neighborhoods in the besieged east of the city Thursday, the volunteer group, also known as the White Helmets, said on Twitter. It said many victims remained trapped under the rubble.
“Planes are more than birds, and bombs are more than rain,” one resident said of the Syrian air force’s renewed blitz.
White Helmets member Ismail Abdallah described barrel bombs being dropped from helicopters on besieged neighborhoods regularly.
“The situation is very, very difficult,” he said.
Syrian government aircraft resumed airstrikes Tuesday on the war-ravaged northern city after a relative lull, although clashes and shelling have continued near the front lines.
Syria’s grinding five-year conflict has devastated Aleppo, divided between government-controlled areas in the west and rebel positions in the east.
The regime’s siege of rebel-held neighborhoods has triggered a humanitarian catastrophe as food, water and medical supplies run low.
Blitz after text message warning
The strikes that resumed this week followeda dire text message sent en masse to Aleppo’s eastern residents, essentially telling them to flee or be killed in the bombings.
There had been a three-week lull in air raids before the Syrian government blitzed eastern Aleppo on Tuesday, using what the regime called “precision weapons to target terrorist positions.”
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Rebels took control of eastern Aleppo in 2014, and government forces have besieged the area, battering it from above with the help of Russian air power.
Moscow has sought to distance itself from the blitz, with Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov saying Wednesday that the Russian air force had not carried out the Aleppo strikes, according to state-run news agency Tass.
Trump: Assad’s friend or foe?
Following last week’s US election, questions have swirledover how President-elect Donald Trump might approach the war, which has seen the United States and Russia on opposing sides on many counts.
Central to the row is the question of which groups in the conflict are regarded as terrorists. The old Cold War enemies agreed to target ISIS, but the United States has armed and supported what it calls moderate rebel groups to fight ISIS, many of which also oppose Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime.
Assad told Portugal’s RTP TV that Trump could be a “natural ally” to his government but said he was dubious the incoming US leader could influence all the decision-makers to change the American strategy.
Trump has previously suggested he is opposed to targeting the Syrian regime and ISIS at the same time, and has said he is willing to work with Assad.
“Of course, I would say this is promising. But can he deliver? Can he go in that regard? What about the countervailing forces within the administration? The mainstream media that were against him? How can he deal with it?” Assad asked.