WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. envoy to the coalition against Islamic State said on Wednesday that Russian airstrikes in Syria are boosting the militant group because of the toll they are taking on U.S.-backed opposition fighters.
Singapore—Russia’s air power assets operating in Syria are about to be given a significant boost. The most modern fighter aircraft in service today with the Russian Aerospace Forces will deploy to Kheimim aerodrome near Latakia, Syria. The Russian contingent in Syria announced Feb. 5 that the aircraft, the Su-35S will be place in operation for the first time outside the borders of the Russia.
The man who served as the Palestinian Authority’s first-ever foreign minister and currently sits on Fatah’s Central Committee asked on Feb. 1 if people need to resume hijacking planes and attacking airports to make the world once again care about the Palestinian cause for an independent state.
U.S. intelligence agencies are closely watching what appears to be a buildup of Russian military forces in northeastern Syria, very close to the Turkish border.
Russian special operations troops are working covertly in Syria to support an array of Iranian-backed fighters, including members of the international terrorist group Hezbollah, U.S. defense officials and counterterror experts say.
Last week, the Russian government posted a copy of a previously unknown agreement with Syria that sets out rules for the deployment of a Russian “aviation group” to Syria.
Russia has again been accused of bombing humanitarian aid offices, schools, and hospitals in northern Syria, resulting in civilian deaths, according to reports.