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Updated 11:29 AM EDT, Tue, Jun 16, 2020

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Syria

Poor man's weapons

Russia Using Poor Man’s ‘Dumb Bombs’ to Kill Syrian Civilians

Russia routinely uses banned cluster bombs in its indiscriminate bombing campaign.

Flop in Syria

Russia’s Su-35S Fighter a Big Failure in Ground Attack Missions in Syria

"There will be no AESA," said Kashin.

Raqqa bound

Battle for Raqqa, Islamic State Capital, to Begin Next Week

U.S. Army officials said yesterday that SDF forces have pushed to within three kilometers of Raqqa.

Pro-Russia

Trump Reveals to Russians Highly Classified Information Provided by Spy inside Islamic State

"I get great intel. I have people brief me on great intel every day," said the president.

Into combat

MQ-9 Reaper Drops GBU-38 GPS-Guided JDAM Bombs in Combat for the First Time

GBU-38 is the only JDAM the MQ-9 Reaper can deploy.

ISIS nemesis

US Approves $295.6 Million Weapons Sale to Kurdish Peshmerga

The Peshmerga have been described as "the West's toughest and most reliable bulwark against ISIS in Iraq."

Gone

Russia Withdraws Half its Air Force from Syria as it Runs Short of Cash

VKS combat aircraft have been carrying out airstrikes in Syria at the request of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad since September 2016.

Now in Syria

US F-22 Stealth Fighters Patrolling Skies above Russian Bases in Syria

Some military analysts believe the F-22s will play the major role in suppressing Russian SAM systems.

Tomahawk

US Tomahawk Cruise Missiles Send Deadly Message to America’s Foes with Attack on Syria

The Pentagon has not ruled out further Tomahawk strikes against Assad's regime.

China and Russia Vetoes Syria Resolution.

China and Russia Rescue Syria Against UN Sanctions

China and Russia jointly vetoed a United Nation (UN) resolution that sought to impose tough sanctions on Syria for allegedly using chemical weapons during its war against Insurgents that began in 2011.

Dominator

US will Deploy F-35 Stealth Fighters to the Middle East in the Next Five Years

Then there's Russia's military in Syria.

To Syria?

US on Brink of Sending Combat Troops to Fight ISIL in Syria; Russia Alarmed

They report Trump has directed the Pentagon to accelerate plans for defeating ISIL

Dedushka

Russian Navy Ponders Fate after Decommissioning of Carrier, Admiral Kuznetsov

Nothing has been heard of this refit from state controlled media since then.

The Uighurs often use the term 'Turkestan' in national liberation and religious movements.

Uighurs and China's Stake in the Syrian Civil War

In late January, Pentagon spokesperson Captain Jeff Davis said that "U.S manned and unmanned aircraft conducted a precision airstrike on January 19 against an Al Qaeda camp in Idlib Province, Syria."

   Expanding

Russia says New Tartus Agreement with Syria will Allow it to Control Mediterranean Sea

It can't host any of the Russian Navy's major warships, however.

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