Russia has questioned the precision and cost-effectiveness of the US missile strike on the Shayrat Airbase in Syria. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the Pentagon tried to impress the American public at the cost of credibility in the eyes of military professionals.
While Moscow continues to call for a thorough and independent probe into the Syrian chemical attack, the White House has “declassified” an open-sourced report that pins the blame on Damascus while accusing Moscow of “sowing doubt” over the US narrative.
Months after Aleppo was liberated, some schools in its eastern neighborhoods still bear the marks of their military past. An RT crew visited some of them, only to find that instead of pupils, they’ve been used by militant fighters - as storage, strongholds, and even torture chambers.
A group of Russian sappers have arrived at Khmeimim Air Base in Syria to help demine the ancient city of Palmyra, recently retaken from Islamists for the second time, the Russian Defense Ministry has said.
Why is the US deploying its troops now, when the Syrian army is close to winning its war against radicalism, asks Middle-East expert Catherine Shakdam, while noting that US interventions have never been successful in fighting terrorism in any way.
Russian Major General Pyotr Milyukhin lost both his legs and an eye when a radio controlled bomb hit a military convoy heading from the Tiyas airfield, west of Palmyra, to the Syrian city of Homs, it has been confirmed.