The Damascus-led army and Russian aerial forces are apparently close to freeing Syria's largest city of Aleppo, raising hopes that Raqqa, the unofficial capital of Daesh's crumbling Islamic state, could be next.
The insurgent Free Syrian Army (FSA) was not involved in the murder of a senior member the Lebanese Shiite Hezbollah organization, Samir Kuntar, near the Syrian capital of Damascus, one of FSA's commanders told Sputnik on Monday.
The Free Syrian Army released a video clip on Monday morning claiming responsibility for killing Hezbollah militant Samir Kuntar. In a YouTube video featuring armed rebels from the Free Syrian Army, a spokesman denied Hezbollah’s claims that the Israel was behind the attack, saying instead that they had managed to assassinate Kuntar and his companions. […]
In the fall of 2012, fighters from the Free Syrian Army took over Eastern Ghouta, a semi-agricultural area about eight miles northeast of Damascus. Government forces responded by placing the area under siege, cutting off water, electricity, gas, medical assistance and bread. The regime’s goal was to starve the people of Eastern Ghouta into submission, […]
Syrian deputy foreign minister Faisal Mekdad said that a joint effort against terrorism was impossible as long as the Free Syrian Army continued to kill civilians and destroy cities.
The contingent of elite US commandos which is currently on the ground in Syria could well start helping the Free Syrian Army in its fight against the country's government as soon as they are done with Daesh (ISIL/ISIS), political analyst Dr. George Masse from the American University of Science and Technology in Beirut told RIA Novosti.
The Free Syrian Army denies it is getting support from the Russians. The US is pressing Russia to deescalate with Turkey. At the same time, the US refuses to join with Russia in a coalition. Some are calling the Russian fighting in Syria a quagmire already. That seems likely, but premature.
MOSCOW — Last Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin dropped a bombshell when he announced that Russia was providing arms to the Free Syrian Army, a collection of Syrian rebel forces backed by the United States whose main goal is to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Moscow's ally. "I will note specially that the work of our aviation is promoting […]
The Syrian Armed Forces, assisted by Russian warplanes, have been on a roll in northern Latakia, taking two strategic highways under control, destroying scores of terrorists and forcing militants out of key border areas with Turkey, the Fars news agency reported, citing an unnamed Syrian officer.
A lynchpin in America’s Syrian strategy, the Free Syrian Army (FSA) is reportedly in tatters, threatening Western efforts to combat Daesh, also known as ISIL or Islamic State.
The rebels say Russia is still attacking them despite Moscow's claims to the contrary.
Note: there's a Mi-35M attack helicopter. There are conflicting reports as to what is going on between the Free Syrian Army and Russia. On the one hand, Russia claims its providing air cover for the FSA's offensive and also supplying weapons. Show More Summary
According to one of the Free Syrian Army leaders, FSA is willing to share "precise intelligence" with Moscow to help coordinate airstrikes against Daesh (the Islamic State) militants.
According to Russia's presidential aide, Moscow is not sending any arms to the Free Syrian Army.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia does not supply the Free Syrian Army with weapons, RIA news agency cited Vladimir Kozhin, President Vladimir Putin's aide for military and technical cooperation, as saying on Monday.
General says Russia drops up to 40 airstrikes daily in support of the FSA.
Russian aviation group in Syria launches 30-40 strikes daily to support the Free Syrian Army (FSA), Russia's Chief of the General Staff Valery Gerasimov said Monday.
The Syrian army has continued its "swift" and "precise" offensive in the key province of Allepo, freeing more villages, destroying terrorists and militant infrastructure, as well as clearing improvised explosive devices in liberated areas, the SANA news agency reported, citing an unnamed military source.
President Vladimir Putin said Friday that Russia has provided air cover and weapons to a leading Western-backed opposition group in Syria.
Terrorists were among the representatives of the so-called 'moderate Syrian opposition' that Saudi Arabia invited for a conference, a brigadier general for the Free Syrian Army told Sputnik.