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Syria war: Photos ‘reveal’ Russia jet damage at Hmeimim base

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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ISIS kills 128 civilians in ‘revenge’ surprise counter attack on Syrian town

Details of atrocities committed by Isis in Al-Qaryatayn revealed after town retaken by Bashar al-Assad’s army over the weekend

Isis has killed at least 128 people in a Syrian town deep inside regime-held territory, a human rights monitor has said.

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Putin Decrees Foreigners In Russian Army Can Fight In Wars Abroad

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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Kremlin ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ After Lavrov-Trump Meeting

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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No chance of Russia cutting ties with Assad, says former presidential advisor

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, has arrived in Moscow following the G7 foreign ministers’ meeting.

That meeting included Middle East nations that have opposed the rule of Syrian President Bashar Assad, which has received renewed international criticism after recent chemical attacks allegedly conducted by his regime. Russia, for its part, has also come under fire for its open support of Assad’s regime.

Tillerson is to meet Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov in a bid to pressure Moscow on its involvement with Syria. However, his chances of doing so are “zero to nada,” according to Marc Ginsberg, who formerly served as White House deputy senior advisor for Middle East policy.

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In Rare Video In Persian, IS Threatens To Conquer Iran

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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Video: Syrian rebel takes selfie with phone rigged to bomb

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3792075/Photo-bomb-Syrian-rebel-accidentally-blows-comrades-taking-selfie-phone-rigged-explosive.html

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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