A Russian military journalist has published photos of Russian warplanes which are believed to have been damaged by rebel shelling in Syria.
Roman Saponkov posted them on social media after reports of the attack.
Russia’s defence ministry acknowledged a 31 December rebel mortar attack on Hmeimim airbase but denied any jets had been disabled.
It also confirmed two servicemen’s deaths. Russia’s Kommersant newspaper said seven jets had been destroyed.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree that allows foreign citizens serving in the Russian Army on a contractual basis to take part in Russian military operations abroad.
The decree on amendments to the Russian law on military service was published on October 9.
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The Kremlin expressed “cautious optimism” about the prospects for an improvement in relations with the United States following a meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov made the comment on May 11, adding: “We have a lot of work ahead of us.”
He also said a G20 summit in Germany in July would be a “good occasion” for Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin to meet face-to-face.
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The militant group Islamic State (IS) has vowed in a rare video message in Persian that includes the apparent beheading of four captured soldiers that it will conquer Iran.
In an appeal to sectarian divides, the group also calls on Iran’s Sunni minority to rise up against the Shi’a-dominated Iranian establishment.
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Footage appears to show members of the Free Syrian Army filming a propaganda video before one rebel accidentally triggers the blast
This is the horrific moment a Syrian rebel appears to blow himself and his comrades up by using a mobile phone rigged to a bomb to take a SELFIE .
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