Over 40,000 Civilians Feared Dead as Result of Battle for Mosul

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — More than 40,000 civilians could have been killed as a result of the operation to liberate Iraq's city of Mosul from Daesh (banned in Russia), The Independent newspaper reported,...

Syrian Air Force Destroys Nusra Front Targets in Lebanon – Reports

BEIRUT (Sputnik) — According to the Al Mayadeen broadcaster, Syrian aviationattacked the terrorists' sites near the settlements of Flita and Aarsal on the border between Lebanon and Syria. The Syrian...

Turkish Media Reveals 'Sensitive' Info on US Forces in Syria, Pentagon...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the media, two air bases in the area of ​Rmeilan of the province of Hasakah have been operating since October 2015. In March 2016, a...

Game of Chicken? Seychelles Pilot Averts Disaster in Dramatic Mid-Air Evasion

On July 14, Air Seychelles Flight HM54, a 277-seat Airbus A330-200, was departing from the island of Mauritius en route to Dubai. The flight was climbing from 33,000...

EU Allocates $1.7Mln to Back Investigation Into War Crimes in Syria

BRUSSELS (Sputnik) – According to EU High Representative Federica Mogherini, the European Union remained committed to support of the Syrian people and conflict resolution process. "The European...

Daesh Terrorists Left Mined Historical Sites in Syrian Resafa – Administration

RESAFA (Syria) (Sputnik) — Daesh terrorist group (outlawed in Russia) left mined numerous historical sites in the Syrian city of Resafa, known in Byzantine times as Sergiopolis and located southwest...

Ex-US Contractor in Afghanistan Admits Taking $250,000 in Kickbacks

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Nebraska McAlpine, 56, of Smyrna, Georgia, pleaded guilty in Atlanta before US District Judge Mark H. Cohen to one count of accepting illegal kickbacks. "A former employee...

Iraqi PM Urges Turkish Troops to Withdraw Since Mosul Battle Ended

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the Rudaw broadcaster's post in Twitter, Abadi urged the Turkish troops "to retreat and leave Iraq, says #Mosul battle completed." On July...

Iraqi Foreign Minister Praises Russia's Support in Fighting Terrorism

BAGHDAD (Sputnik) – Earlier in the day, Jaafari met with the Russian Ambassador to Iraq Maksim Maksimov to discuss the bilateral relationship and the situation in the region. "The...

Moscow Not Ruling Out Russia-US Talks on 2nd Syrian Ceasefire

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Earlier in the day, a source told Sputnik that the United States and Russia may announce a second ceasefire deal on Syria, covering...

Former Israel Security Chief Calls for Military Action in Syria

"We will not let the Iranians and Hezbollah be the forces that will win the very brutal war in Syria" Yaakov Amidror said Monday, lest...

Iranians Charged for Stealing, Selling US Defense Software to Iran

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Sales of such software to Iran violate US export controls and sanctions. "An indictment was unsealed today charging Mohammed Reza Rezakhah, 39 and Mohammed...
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