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US warns Russia over missile defense for Syria

Sep. 24, 2018 4:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Trump administration is warning Russia that supplying Syria with an advanced missile defense system would be a "major mistake" and should be reconsidered. It also says U.S. forces will not leave Syria until Iran leaves. National security adviser John Bolton said Monday that delivery of...

Russia to provide Syria with new S-300 air defense missiles

Sep. 24, 2018 2:55 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia announced Monday it will supply Syria's government with sophisticated S-300 air defense systems after last week's downing of a Russian plane by Syria forces responding to an Israeli air strike, a friendly fire incident that stoked regional tensions. The Russian Il-20 military...

National Security adviser Bolton: US troops not leaving Syria 'as long as Iranian troops are outside Iranian borders'

Sep. 24, 2018 11:15 AM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — National Security adviser Bolton: US troops not leaving Syria 'as long as Iranian troops are outside Iranian borders'

Russia blames Israel for downing of plane by Syrian forces

Sep. 23, 2018 1:15 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Defense Ministry on Sunday again blamed Israel for the downing of a Russian plane by Syrian government forces, adding that Israel appeared "ungrateful" for Moscow's efforts to rein in Iran-backed fighters in Syria. Syrian government forces mistook the Russian Il-20 reconnaissance...

Israeli delegation in Moscow to share data on plane downing

Sep. 20, 2018 3:37 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A high-level Israeli military delegation visited Moscow on Thursday to present detailed information related to the downing of a Russian warplane by Syrian forces that responded to an Israeli air raid. All 15 crew members on board the Russian Il-20 reconnaissance plane were killed when it was...

Syria's government and opposition welcome Idlib deal

Sep. 18, 2018 6:32 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Both Syria's government and its opposition welcomed the Turkey-Russia deal declaring a de-militarized zone around the major rebel stronghold Idlib, saying Tuesday the agreement stemmed more bloodshed. Still, the government vowed it will keep up its campaign against "terrorism," either...

Putin seeks to defuse downing of Russian plane off Syria

Sep. 18, 2018 6:26 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian reconnaissance aircraft was shot down by Syrian forces responding to an Israeli airstrike, killing all 15 people aboard, in what President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday was "a chain of tragic accidental circumstances." The downing of the Il-20 highlighted the dangers posed by the...

The Latest: Mattis says plane downing won't affect IS fight

Sep. 18, 2018 6:20 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on a Russian military aircraft shot down over the Mediterranean Sea and other issues related to Syria (all times local): 12 p.m. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the shootdown of a Russian military aircraft by Syrian forces complicates relations between President Bashar Assad...

The Latest: Irani UN ambassador says Idlib deal 'right step'

Sep. 18, 2018 4:18 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on development in Syria(all times local): 11:10 p.m. Iran's U.N. ambassador is calling the Russia-Turkey agreement on the last major rebel stronghold in Idlib the "right step" toward fighting terrorism and restoring peace to Syria without hurting civilians. Gholamali Khoshroo told...

Russian President Vladimir Putin vows to boost security for Russian troops in Syria in the aftermath of plane crash

Sep. 18, 2018 9:15 AM EDT
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin vows to boost security for Russian troops in Syria in the aftermath of plane crash.