Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Russia Announces It Has Launched A Major Air Offensive Against Syrian Rebels

RT: Russian carrier takes part in massive strikes on terrorists in Syria’s Idlib & Homs provinces – MoD

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.

"Today at 10:30 and 11:00 we launched a large-scale operation against the positions of Islamic State and Al-Nusra [terrorist groups] in the provinces of Idlib and Homs," Shoigu said at a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and the top leadership of the Russian Armed Forces.

The 'Admiral Kuznetsov' aircraft carrier, the flagship of the Russian Navy, is also taking part, Shoigu said. This is the first time the 'Admiral Kuznetsov' has taken part in a military operation. Sukhoi Su-33 fighter jets have been launched from the deck of the carrier, the defense minister said.

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More News On Reports That Russia Has Announced It Has Launched A Major Air Offensive Against Syrian Rebels

Russian forces launch large-scale operation against terrorists in Syria -- TASS
Russia's Admiral Kuznetsov Aircraft Carrier Begins Combat Operations in Syria -- Sputnik
Russian Admiral Grigorovich Frigate Targets Terrorists in Syria With Missiles -- Sputnik
Russia launches new offensive, airstrikes hit Syria's Aleppo -- AP
Aleppo airstrikes resume as Russia announces major Syria offensive -- The Guardian
Air strikes pound rebel-held east Aleppo after weeks-long pause -- Reuters
Airstrikes on Aleppo Resume as Russia Begins New Offensive in Syria -- New York Times
Syria conflict: Air strikes resume on rebel-held Aleppo -- BBC
Aleppo airstrikes resume after 3-week pause -- UPI
Syria war: Aleppo pounded by air strikes as pause ends -- Al Jazeera
Syria: Airstrikes hit eastern Aleppo for the first time in weeks -- International Business Times
Putin sets task to ensure reliable protection of Russian forces in Syria -- TASS
Aleppo offensive is just the next step in Russia's Syrian mission -- The Independent

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