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Jun 15 2021

Putin: Humanitarian Aid In Syria Must Be Provided Without Discrimination

Support SouthFront Illustrative image Written by Khaled Iskef. Russian President Vladimir Putin has stated that the process of providing humanitarian aid in Syria must be carried out for all residents of the country without discrimination, and that it must be conducted through the country’s central government. Putin’s statement came during an interview with the American channel “NBC”, in which he said: “Unfortunately, too many tragedies have occurred in Syria, and all our measures in general must aim at stabilizing the situation and returning it to a normal course.” Putin pointed out that the Syrian state, with Russia’s support, has recovered …

Jun 15 2021

Turkish Military Mobilization In “De-Escalation” Zone In Syria

Support SouthFront Illustrative image Written by Khaled Iskef. The Turkish forces continue to mobilize their soldiers alongside the militias affiliated with them on the battle fronts with the Syrian army within the “de-escalation” area in northern Syria. On June 14, major movements of Turkish military columns were spotted moving to the fronts in the northern countryside of Latakia and the Al-Ghab Plain in particular. The sources confirmed that military crowds represented by more than 15 armored vehicles and a truck transporting Turkish soldiers had headed to the battlefronts in the Al-Ghab Plain in the countryside of Hama, while other military …

Jun 15 2021

Israel Deploys Iron Dome To Hold Nationalist March In Jerusalem, Hamas Warns Of Consequences

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image On June 15th, Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has deployed Iron Dome air defense batteries and raised its level of alert ahead of the Jerusalem Flag March. Hamas warned it would respond to the right-wing march if it goes through as planned, potentially with rocket fire from the Gaza Strip. Omer Bar-Lev, the newly sworn-in public security minister after a meeting with Police Commissioner Kobi Shabtai and representatives of several Israeli defense agencies allowed the march to go on as planned. “I was under the impression that the police is well prepared and that …

Jun 15 2021

How Rigidly Controlled European ‘News’-Media Are

Support SouthFront Illustrative image Written by Eric Zuesse. NATO is America’s military alliance against Russia and China — primarily against Russia, because at the start of the Cold War, the two nuclear superpowers quickly emerged to be U.S. and U.S.S.R. If America blitz-nuclear-attacks Russia, as the U.S. Government’s “Nuclear Primacy” geostrategy ever since at least the year 2006 has envisioned to be the end-game in the Cold War (in order to ‘win’ that War, since a blitz-attacker has a vastly higher likelihood of winning a war, whereas a defender has no opportunity to plan in advance when and where to …

Jun 15 2021

Locations Of US Carrier Strike Groups – June 15, 2021

Support SouthFront This is the newest update of the ‘U.S. Carrier Strike Groups Locations Map’ exclusive series showing the approximate locations of U.S. Carrier Strike Groups. SouthFront: Analysis & Intelligence tracks locations of U.S. aircraft carriers using the available open-source information. No classified information was used in production of the map. click to see the full-size image Carrier strike group (CSG) is an operational formation of the United States Navy. It is centered on an aircraft carrier and a carrier air wing of 65 to 70 aircrafts. It’s composed of roughly 7,500 personnel, an aircraft carrier, at least one cruiser, …

Jun 15 2021

China Promoted To Full-Fledged NATO Enemy, Ukraine And Georgia Abandoned In The Rain

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image On June 14th, after years of rhetoric, China officially joined the list of NATO enemies alongside Russia. “The strongest and most successful alliance in history” also politely asked Russia to remove the US and Czech Republic from its “unfriendly country list” as it promoted ill spirit. “China’s stated ambitions and assertive behaviour present systemic challenges to the rules-based international order and to areas relevant to alliance security,” the 30 NATO leaders said in a joint communiqué. “China is rapidly expanding its nuclear arsenal with more warheads and a larger number of sophisticated delivery …

Jun 15 2021

Military Situation In Syria On June 15, 2021 (Map Update)

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image On June 14, one civilian was wounded by a car bomb blast in al-Bab city On June 14, Turkish Army sent more than 15 armored vehicles and a truck transporting Turkish soldiers to al-Ghab Plain and Lattakia frontlines On June 14, artillery of Turkish-backed forces shelled SAA positions in Salma area On June 14, artillery of Turkish-backed forces shelled SAA positions in Dar al-Kabira and Kafr Nubl areas On June 14, the Russian police and Turkish army carried out a joint military patrol in the vicinity of Ayn al-Arab city MORE ON THE …

Jun 15 2021

Russia To Present A Borey-class Nuclear Submarine At The Army-2021 Forum

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image Russia’s ARMY-2021 exhibition will be held between August 22 and 28th this year. In the area of responsibility of the troops and forces in the north-east of Russia, the events of the Forum will be the largest for the entire time of the IMTF. Exhibitions of weapons and military equipment are planned to be held in the period from August 22 to 28 at 9 exhibition sites, which will be deployed in 4 localities of the far eastern Federal District in the Kamchatka territory, the Magadan region and the Chukotka autonomous district. During …

Jun 15 2021

Erdogan-Biden Meeting: Turkey Wants To Take Lead In Afghanistan

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image On June 14th, US President Joe Biden and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a meeting, which was categorized as “good”. Both leaders confirmed their willingness to restore strained ties and increase cooperation. “In our meeting with Mr. Biden, we constructively handled issues that we differ on as well as areas of cooperation. We agreed to keep Turkey-U.S. dialogue channels open just like how strategic partners and allies do,” President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said after meeting Joe Biden in a closed-door meeting earlier in the day during the NATO summit in Brussels. “We …

Jun 14 2021

British Destroyer, Dutch Frigate Entered Black Sea Following US Laboon

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image Following the US destroyer Laboon, which entered the Black Sea on June 11, the British destroyer and the Dutch frigate crossed the Turkish straits. The Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Navy is tracking the actions of the ships of the NATO member states. On June 14, the Type 45 destroyer Defender together with Dutch frigate HNLMS Evertsen entered the Black Sea, according to the statement of the National Center for Defense Control of the Russian Federation. “The forces and means of the Black Sea Fleet have begun to control the actions of …

Jun 14 2021

In Video: SAA Tiger Forces Deployed In Syria’s Homs Province To Fight ISIS

Support SouthFront Illustrative image Syrian sources reported the large reinforcements of the 25th Special Mission Forces Division (former “Tiger Forces”) deployed in the desert area of Homs province, where another operation against the ISIS cells will take place. The deployment of Syrian special forces in the region is a response to the increased activity of ISIS terrorists. The Tiger Forces are an elite unit of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) specialized in offensive operations. It is one of the main battle units of the Syrian army. ​The unit was created by colonel Suheil al-Hassan by the order of the state …

Jun 14 2021

Explosion Hit The City Of Al-Bab North Of Aleppo

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image Written by Khaled Iskef An explosive device exploded this morning in a civilian car in the city of Al-Bab in the northeastern countryside of Aleppo, which is under control of the Turkish forces and their loyal factions. Local sources reported that the device was planted by unknown persons in a car parked near the Al-Ihsan mosque in the center of the city of Al-Bab, as a result of which its driver was seriously injured and later taken to the hospital. The victim was reportedly a civilian resident of the area and works in …

Jun 14 2021

Iraq’s Al-Nujaba Movement Says It Could Liberate Golan Heights As A Break From Fighting ISIS

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image On June 13th, the official spokesman of the al-Nujaba Movement said that despite being busy fighting ISIS in Iraq, the group can also put some time aside to liberate Golan Heights for the Syrian government. Nasr al-Shammari told Lebanon-based al-Ahed news website that his movement formed the Golan Liberation Brigade in 2017, and the force is particularly working with Syrian resistance fighters to take back the strategic territory. “Despite the fact that al-Nujaba Movement is actively involved in the fight against Takfiri [ISIS] terrorist groups in Syria, this brigade is dedicated to confronting …

Jun 14 2021

Vague Alternatives and G7 Summitry: The Build Back Better World Initiative

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark Summits often feature grand statements and needless fripperies.  In Cornwall, the leaders of the G7 countries were trying to position and promote their relevance as the vanguard of democratic good sense and values.  They, the message went, remained relevant, valuable and essential to the order of the earth, despite challenges posed by the autocrats. Never let contradiction get in the way of such a united front.  Babbling about liberal democratic values matters little when it comes to crusty realpolitik.  The UK and the US continue to supply armaments …

Jun 14 2021

Nasrallah: Gaza’s Victory Paves Way For Total Liberation of Palestine

Support SouthFront Illustrative image: Hassan Nasrallah Secretary-General of Hezbollah Speech by Hezbollah Secretary General Sayed Hassan Nasrallah on May 25, 2021, on the occasion of the 21st anniversary of the Liberation of Lebanon. Note: This is not a literal translation of Nasrallah’s speech, but a detailed summary of its  content. Source: video.moqawama.org Translation: resistancenews.org Transcript: Praise be to God. Greetings on the Prophet and his family. Peace be upon you, as well as the Mercy of God. I apologize for having given no speech since Al-Quds Day, I was a bit sick and I still am [Nasrallah clearly had difficulties …

Jun 14 2021

Military Situation In Afghanistan On June 14, 2021 (Map Update)

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image On June 13, Taliban reportedly captured Khan Abad district in Kunduz province On June 13, Taliban reportedly captured Sayyad district in Sar-e Pol province On June 13, Taliban reportedly captured Posht-e Rud district in Farah province On June 13, Taliban reportedly captured Saghar district in Ghor province On June 13, 33 Taliban militants were killed and 22 others were wounded in Achin and Spinghar districts of Nangarhar, according to the Afghanistan MOD MORE ON THE TOPIC: Support SouthFront FORUM

Jun 14 2021

Military Situation In Syria On June 14, 2021 (Map Update)

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image On June 12, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 38 times: 17 – in Idlib province, 8 – in Latakia province, 9 – in Hama province, 4 – in Aleppo province On June 13, intra clashes between Turkish-backed Ahrar al-Sharqiya and Turkish-backed military police were reported in the city of Ras al-Ain On June 13, SAA sent military reinforcements to the Badia areas to continue sweeping operations against the ISIS cells in the area On June 13, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in Najiyah village …

Jun 14 2021

Saudi Arabia Boasts End Of Airstrike Campaign On Sana’a, Keeps Bombing Everywhere Else

Support SouthFront The Saudi-led coalition fighting against Yemen’s Ansar Allah (Houthis) claimed that it had halted its airstrike campaign to ‘pave the way for a peaceful settlement to the conflict.’ It also followed reports that the coalition had struck a Houthi armoured division near the rebel-held capital Sanaa on June 10th. Correspondents with the AFP news agency in the city heard loud explosions and saw smoke rising in the sky. The Houthis did not immediately comment on the explosion. Coalition spokesman Turki al-Maliki told Saudi state television that “no military operation has been carried out in the vicinity of Sana’a …

Jun 14 2021

Is The Great ‘Sausage War’ Between The UK and EU Coming?

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image Even after Brexit came through, and the UK is no longer a part of the European Union, tensions have not subsided between London and Brussels. On the sidelines of the G7 Summit, London accused France of “offensive” remarks that Northern Ireland was not part of the United Kingdom. After Brexit, trade between the UK and EU hasn’t been figured out. Especially between Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland. Invariable, the talks keep coming back to the delicate patchwork of history, nationalism, religion and geography that intertwine in Northern Ireland, but the latest …

Jun 14 2021

Number Of Nuclear Warheads Went Down, As ‘Combat Ready’ Nuclear Arsenal Grew In 2021

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image The global nuclear arsenal grew in 2021, despite the overall number of nuclear warheads going down, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) concluded in its yearbook. The nine nuclear-armed states—the United States, Russia, the United Kingdom, France, China, India, Pakistan, Israel and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea)—together possessed an estimated 13,080 nuclear weapons at the start of 2021 This marked a decrease from the 13,400 that SIPRI estimated these states possessed at the beginning of 2020. Despite this overall decrease, the estimated number of nuclear weapons currently deployed with operational …

Jun 13 2021

Naftali Benett Became New Prime Minister Of Israel

Support SouthFront Illustrative Image On June 13, the leader of the Yamina party, Naftali Bennett, took the oath of office at a meeting of the Knesset as Prime Minister of Israel. Lapid, a centrist leader, will be an alternate prime minister in rotation and will replace Bennett after his term expires. Previously, MP Mickey Levy, representing the Yesh Atid party, was elected the new speaker of the Knesset. Israeli lawmakers passed a vote of confidence for a coalition government, ending Benjamin Netanyahu’s 12-year hold on power. “67 deputies [out of 120] voted for Mickey Levy, he becomes the new speaker …

Jun 13 2021

Israeli Hermes 450 Armed Drone Spotted Over Hezbollah Stronghold In Lebanon

Support SouthFront Elbit Hermes 450 drone at the Israeli Air Force exhibition held in Ramat David AFB on Israel’s 69th Independence Day, 2 May 2017, by Wikimedia used Oren Rozen. On June 13, an Israeli Hermes 450 was spotted while conducting what appears to be an armed patrol along the separation line with South Lebanon, the main stronghold of Hezbollah. Ali Shoeib, a reporter of Hezbollah’s al-Manar TV and al-Noor Radio, shared a close up image of the drone that was carrying two large pods under its wing. According to Shoeib, the drone flew over the settlements of Metula and …

Jun 13 2021

Iraq: Four US Supply Convoys Attacked In Babylon, Dhi Qar, Al-Qadisiyyah & Muthanna

Support SouthFront File image. Late on June 13, a convoy transporting logistic supplies and equipment for the US-led coalition came under attack in the central Iraqi province of Babylon. The convoy was reportedly targeted with a number of improvised explosive devices as it was passing near the city of Hillah. No human losses were reported by Iraqi sources as a result of the attack. The pro-Iranian Islamic Resistance in Iraq – ‘Ashab al-Kahf claimed responsibility for the attack. The group was among the first to launch attacks against US forces in Iraq following the assassination of Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, Deputy-Commander …

Jun 13 2021

4th Moudge-Class Frigate To Enter Service With Iranian Navy

Support SouthFront Jamaran, lead ship of the Moudge-class. A 4th domestically-made Moudge-class frigate will enter service with the Islamic Republic of Iran Navy on June 14, according to a number of sources. The frigate will be named “Dena”. In a statement last November, Iran’s Defense Minister, Brig. Gen. Amir Hatami revealed that the new frigate will have better capabilities and equipment than its predecessors. Three Moudge-class frigates, Jamaran, Damavand and Sahand, are currently in service with Iran’s naval forces. The design of this class is based on the Alvand-class (Vosper Mk 5) light patrol frigates. Moudge-class frigates can be deployed …

Jun 13 2021

Yugoslavian-Made Military Trucks Spotted With Syrian Army (Photos, Video)

Support SouthFront TAM 150 trucks with SAA personnel. On June 5, a video and several photos showing Yugoslavian-made TAM 150 military trucks with the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) surfaced online. The 6×6 truck was produced by Tovarna avtomobilov Maribor between 1979-1991. The truck is powered by a German Deutz F 6L 413 F engine and has top speed of 80 kilometers per hour. The Truck was not spotted before in Syria. Serbian or UAE little help to SAA? pic.twitter.com/NWtdhsqqb4 — ZOKA (@200_zoka) June 5, 2021 The SAA relies mainly on Soviet and Russian-made logistics and utility vehicles like the GAZ-66, …

Jun 13 2021

Turkish Forces Preparing To Launch Attack In Northwestern Hama, Northern Lattakia

Support SouthFront Turkish army vehicles and military personnel are seen near the Turkish-Syrian border on October 12, 2019. IMAGE: Reuters / Murad Sezer Militants in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib are preparing to launch a large-scale offensive against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) on two different fronts with direct support from the Turkish military, RusVesna.SU reported on June 12. According to the Russian news outlet, the militants, led by Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), will attack in northwestern Hama and northern Lattakia. Click to see full-size image. In preparation for the offensive, the Turkish military stepped up ammunition shipments …

Jun 13 2021

Death Toll In Shelling Of Syria’s Afrin On Rise

Support SouthFront Illustrative image Written by Khaled Iskef. Dozens were killed and wounded as a result of mutual shelling on the axes of Afrin in the northern countryside of Aleppo. The number of victims who were killed as a result of the missile shelling towards the city of Afrin yesterday evening has stabilized to 22 people, the majority of whom are civilians, while the number of injuries reached about 35, which wounds varied between serious and medium. According to local sources, the city of Afrin, which is under the control of the Turkish forces and the militias loyal to them, …

Jun 13 2021

Turkish Drones Struck Kurdish Enclave Following Deadly Rocket Attack On Afrin (Photos)

Support SouthFront Illustrative image. On June 13, a series of Turkish strikes hit the Syrian town of Tell Rifaat and its outskirts in the northern countryside of Aleppo. The town is controlled by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the Russian Military Police also maintain a fairly large presence near the town. Turkish combat drones were spotted over Tell Rifaat during the strikes. The Rojava Media Center said that the drones carried out the strikes. Nevertheless, the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claimed that the drones were only correcting Turkish artillery fire. #gallery-1 …

Jun 13 2021

Military Situation In Syria On June 13, 2021 (Map Update)

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image On June 12, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 38 times: 17 – in Idlib province, 8 – in Latakia province, 9 – in Hama province, 4 – in Aleppo province On June 12, a Syrian displaced person in Hawl camp was shot dead by unknown gunmen On June 12, six people reportedly were killed in Afrin city by alleged SDF artillery shelling MORE ON THE TOPIC: Support SouthFront FORUM

Jun 13 2021

COVID-19 FACTS JUNE 2021 UPDATES

Support SouthFront Illustrative image The article was originally published on www.swprs.org. Fully referenced facts about covid-19, provided by experts in the field, to help our readers make a realistic risk assessment. (Regular updates below). “The only means to fight the plague is honesty.” (Albert Camus, 1947) Overview Lethality: According to the latest immunological studies, the overall infection fatality rate (IFR) of covid-19 in the general population is about 0.1% to 0.5% in most countries, which is most closely comparable to the medium influenza pandemics of 1936, 1957 and 1968. Treatment: For people at high risk or high exposure, early or prophylactic treatment is essential to prevent …

Jun 12 2021

Iraq Threatens To Shoot Down Turkish Fighters, Drones Over Its Territory

Support SouthFront Illustrative image Written by ThomasST. Iraqi ultimatum to Turkey: ” We will shoot down your F-16. Leave immediately ” An important piece of information was provided by the Russian media aviapro (LINK), as it states in an article that the Iraqi President asked Turkey to immediately stop the Turkish military operation in the country. “After Turkey arbitrarily launched a military operation against the Kurds on Iraqi soil, the President of the country reacted quite harshly to Erdogan’s actions and the Iraqi Ministry of Defense threatened to use Pantsir-S against Turkish F-16 fighters and against Bayraktar TB2.” What preceded …

Jun 12 2021

16 Killed In Rocket Attack On Turkish-Occupied Afrin, Kurdish Forces Blamed (Videos, Photos)

Support SouthFront Illustrative image. On June 12, at least 16 people were killed and dozens others were wounded when a barrage of rockets struck the Turkish-occupied Syrian city of Afrin in the northern countryside of Aleppo. Most of the rockets landed in residential areas in the city. The al-Shifa’a hospital was hit. There, a doctor, three nurses were killed. The White Helmets organization also announced that three of its members had been killed. According to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the remaining casualties included three women, a child and a commander of Turkish-backed forces. [embedded content] [embedded content] …

Jun 12 2021

Russian Aerospace Forces Responded To Militants Provocations With Intense Airstrikes (Video, Photos)

Support SouthFront FILE PHOTO: Sukhoi Su-24 attack aircraft before departing for its permanent base in Russia from Khmeimim Air Base in Syria. © Vadim Grishankin / Sputnik On June 12, warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces carried out a series of airstrikes on militants’ positions in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib. The airstrikes targeted the outskirts of the towns of Ruweiha, Moataf and Sarjah in the southern Idlib countryside. Casualties were reported. #الطيران_الحربي الروسي يستهدف بالصواريخ محيط بلدة سرجة في جبل الزاوية pic.twitter.com/clWgyOO6c1 — همام عيسى (@humam_isa) June 12, 2021 8 غارات جوية روسية استهدفت أطراف بلدتي سرجة …

Jun 12 2021

Al-Nusra Militants Storm Idlib Museum, Smash Ancient Statues

Support SouthFront Illustrative Image Written by Khaled Iskef. The militants of Jabhat al-Nusra stormed the Idlib Museum, and destroyed a number of antiquities, statues and mosaic paintings. Local sources said that the Uzbek jihadists belonging to Al-Nusra had destroyed statues and monuments in the museum, without revealing their motives. Al-Nusra has seized the museum since it imposed its control over Idlib in 2015. No official clarification is issued regarding the incident. According to the sources, the museum has become vulnerable to systematic thefts and looting since the Al-Nusra took control of the city, as its leaders captured Syrian antiquities and sold …

Jun 12 2021

Iraqi Pro-Iranian News Channel Fooled US ‘Reward For Justice’ Program

Support SouthFront Screen grab from the Reward for Justice video. An Iraqi news channel affiliated with the Popular Mobilization Units has fooled the US Department of State’s Reward for Justice program. On June 10, the program offered a reward of up to $3 million for any information about past or upcoming attacks on US diplomats and diplomatic facilities in Iraq. A phone number was made available to those willing to provide information. يا أهل #العراق الاوفياء، يهاجم إرهابيون جبناء البعثات الدبلوماسية الأمريكية في العراق ثم يهرعون للاختباء بين السكان المدنيين. تقدم أمريكا مكافأة تصل إلى 3 ملايين دولار لمعلومات عن …

Jun 12 2021

New Satellite Images Reveal More Details About Recent Israeli Strikes On Syria

Support SouthFront File image. On June 12, Aurora Intel shared new satellite images revealing more details about the targets of the June 8 Israeli strikes on Syria. The satellite images revealed that the Israeli strikes wiped out two warehouses located in the western countryside of Homs, to the east of a former chemical weapons site in Shinshar. The site was attacked by the US, France and the UK in 2018 in response to an allegedly chemical attack. Previous satellite images revealed that the strikes destroyed much of a large storage facility of the Syrian Arab Army in the same region. …

Jun 12 2021

Greater Idlib: Turkish Military Pushed Artillery To Frontlines, Syrian Army Responded (Video, Photos)

Support SouthFront FILE IMAGE: aa.com.tr The Turkish Armed Forces have developed heavy artillery right on the frontline with the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib, RusVesna.SU reported on June 11. Aerial footage shared by the Russian outlet show several T-155 Fırtına self-propelled 155 mm howitzers on a frontline in southern Greater Idlib. Syrian opposition activists revealed that the artillery were deployed in the town of Qarqor in northwestern Hama. [embedded content] #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 50%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid …

Jun 12 2021

Ukrainian Diversionists Shot Dead Five Men In Luhansk. Reasons And Consequences

Support SouthFront Illustrative image At night on June 11, servicemen of the Ukrainian Armed Forces (UAF) carried out a diversion attack on the observation post of the Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) forces, killing five members of the LPR People’s Militia. The Ukrainian Armed Forces deny all charges. Throughout the day, contradictory information was received. Only by the June 11 evening, the situation cleared up. The attack took place near the settlement of Golubovskoye, by the UAF special forces that presumably belonged to the Center of Special Operations “West”. A group of Ukrainian soldiers crossed the frontline and opened fire, killing …

Jun 12 2021

Military Situation In Iraq On June 12, 2021 (Map Update)

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image On June 11, two PKK militants were killed in northern Iraq, according to the Turkish MOD On June 12, the PMU and government forces carried out a security operation south of Mosul On June 11, the PMU carreid out a security operation south of Samarra On June 11, Iraqi groups reportedly attacked Camp Victory with a suicide drone MORE ON THE TOPIC: Support SouthFront FORUM

Jun 11 2021

SouthFront Is Rising From Ashes

Support SouthFront Illustrative image Last month was critical for SouthFront! The Washington establishment has made every effort to demolish SouthFront. Almost all US-controlled banks and payment systems suspended SF accounts and stole funds deposited on them. It seemed that we had no choice but to leave the information space. We decided to fight to the end. SF Team members, our core supporters used personal funds in order to overcome this critical period. Some of the members of our Team, who are full-time involved, refused to receive any compensation for almost two months. We apparently succeed. Slowly but consistently, we are …

Jun 11 2021

Syrian Air Force Overhauling Its Aging Su-22 Fighter Bombers (Photos)

Support SouthFront Syrian Air Force’s Su-22 fighter jet © Valeriy Sharifulin/TASS The Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) has been overhauling its aging Su-22M4 fighter bombers, which were made in the Soviet Union. On June 9, the Luftwaffe AS blog shared photos of brand new Lyulka AL-21 engines which were recently shipped from Russia to Syria to support the overhaul of Su-22M4 fighter bombers. The photos were taken at a maintenance center in al- Sha’irat Air Base in eastern Homs. SyAAF Su-22M-4 receives brand new engine at Sheirat AB pic.twitter.com/xSikwt1Vis — LuftwaffeAS (@LuftwaffeAS) June 9, 2021 The same type of engine …

Jun 11 2021

Greater Idlib: Al-Qaeda-Linked Militants Targeted Syrian Army Gathering With Ultra Heavy Rocket (Photos)

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image. On June 11, the al-Qaeda-affiliated Ansar al-Tawhid launched a heavy rocket, dubbed “Zilzal,” at a gathering of Syrian Arab Army troops near the town of Hizareen in the northwestern region of Greater Idlib. The Zilazal is a makeshift rocket propelled by a number of Grad 122 mm boosters. According to opposition activists, the rocket weights 1,500 kilograms. Such DIY rockets are known for lacking accuracy. No human or material losses were reported. Click to see full-size image. Click to see full-size image. Click to see full-size image. The terrorist group said that the …

Jun 11 2021

ISIS Ambush Leaves 15 Syrian Soldiers Dead Or Injured In Eastern Hama

Support SouthFront A truck that was destroyed during the ambush. Click to see full-size image. Early on June 11, ISIS terrorists ambushed a bus of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) near the town of al-Salamiyah in the eastern countryside of Hama. The bus was reportedly transporting soldiers of the army’s elite 25th Special Forces Division, commonly known as the Tiger Forces, to Kuweires Air Base in the southeastern countryside of Aleppo. According to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, two soldiers were killed and 13 others were wounded in the ambush. These claims are yet to be verified. ISIS …

Jun 11 2021

U.S. Desperate To Stop Rocket Attacks On Air Base Hosting Its Troops In Iraq (Photos)

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image. On June 11, Iraqi security forces thwarted a rocket attack on Balad Air Base, where US troops are known to be deployed. In a statement, the Security Media Cell said that the Interior Ministry’s Intelligence and Federal Investigations Agency had uncovered four Katyusha [107 mm] rockets along with their launchers in the area of al-Zanbur in the northern Iraqi province of Diyala. “The rockets were prepared to target Balad Air Base,” the statement reads. “They have been dismantled by explosives specialist.” Two days ago, five rockets were fired at the air base. At …

Jun 11 2021

Battle In Greater Idlib Continues: SAA Artillery Pounds Turkish Forces

Support SouthFront Illustrative image Late on June 10, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) targeted Turkish forces on two fronts in the northwestern region of Greater Idlib. The army artillery shelled a Turkish post near the town of al-Bara in the southern countryside of Idlib. At the same time, Syrian soldiers launched anti-tank guided missiles at a Turkish bulldozer and a vehicle near the town Qarqor in the northwestern Hama countryside. No casualties were reported as a result of the SAA strikes, which were a response to the shelling of government-held areas by Turkish forces. Click to see full-size map. Source: …

Jun 11 2021

Biden-Putin Summit: Restricted Airspace And Other Preparations Underway In Switzerland

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image In Switzerland, preparations are underway for the ‘historic’ Biden-Putin summit. On June 11th, the Federal Council approved a temporary restriction on the use of airspace during the summit between President Biden and President Putin from 15th to 17th June 2021 in Geneva. The Swiss Air Force will provide air policing and tighter airspace surveillance. The armed forces will also set up a support service to assist the civilian authorities in providing security on a subsidiary basis. In order to ensure adequate security during the meeting in Geneva between the US president Joe Biden …

Jun 11 2021

Iranian Warships Enter The Atlantic, Final Destination Still Unknown

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image The Iranian Navy’s new domestically built destroyer Sahand and the intelligence-gathering vessel Makran are sailing in the Atlantic Ocean. The US maintains that the ships are sailing towards Venezuela, while Tehran hasn’t confirmed its final destination. Iranian state TV released a short clip of the destroyer cruising through the Atlantic’s seas. The video likely was shot from the Makran, a converted commercial oil tanker with a mobile launch platform for helicopters. The vessels departed in May from Iran’s southern port of Bandar Abbas, said Adm. Habibollah Sayyari, Iran’s deputy army chief. He described …

Jun 11 2021

Less Freedom, More Money: Tony Blair’s Vaccine Passport

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark. Sincere Tony is again on the stump, promoting his vision of how best to return to a lovely, unruffled world of capitalist endeavour, circuit lecturing and summit meetings that no longer need to be held online.  And when Blair has visions, they are bound to be highly selective and keen in terms of his own bank account, not to mention his PR services. In February this year, he told BBC Radio 4’s Week in Westminster that a digital health certificate or passport of some sort covering vaccination and testing …

Jun 11 2021

U.S. Reportedly Mulls Striking Taliban, Amid Rumors Of Actual Strikes

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image The United States is considering intervening with drones or warplanes in the event big Afghan cities are at risk of falling to the Taliban, the NYT reported. On June 9th, the outlet reported that officials are weighing the option of sending in warplanes in what the newspaper described as “an extraordinary crisis”, such as the imminent fall of the Afghan capital Kabul. Such an intervention would require presidential approval, unnamed officials said. They added that it would be difficult to maintain attacks over a long period, as the US is leaving all its …

Jun 11 2021

USS Laboon, Other NATO Destroyers Move Towards The Black Sea

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image The missile destroyer USS Laboon has moved towards the Black Sea, the US Navy’s Sixth Fleet reported on Twitter. BREAKING: #USSLaboon (DDG58) began its northbound transit into the #BlackSea to conduct #maritimesecurity operations in the region. The @USNavy routinely operates with our @NATO Allies & partners in the Black Sea!#PowerForPeace pic.twitter.com/4bnFTyuOgQ — U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. Sixth Fleet (@USNavyEurope) June 11, 2021 The publication specifies that the ship is to conduct an operation “to ensure security in the region.” “The US Navy regularly works with our NATO allies and partners in the Black …