5 times Russia lost aircraft & pilots in Syrian anti-terrorist op

The downing of the Su-25 jet in Idlib is a rare case of Russian aircraft lost in combat operations in Syria, where the Russian Air Force played a key role in crushing the terrorists. The attack in northwestern Syria, which left a pilot dead, has served as a stark reminder of the danger Russian pilots […]

Refugees from 11 ‘high-risk’ countries to face tougher US anti-terrorist screening

Washington announced it will limit entry of asylum seekers from 11 countries, reported to be Muslim-majority nations, in a bid to prevent “terrorists, criminals and fraudsters” from sneaking in disguised as refugees. Announcing the measure on Monday, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said the newly-unveiled restrictions “have nothing to do with race or religion.” “These […]

First casualty? French paratrooper killed in anti-terrorist op ‘in Iraq/Syria’

A soldier in a French Army special reconnaissance regiment was killed in a “combat-related” incident on Saturday somewhere in the Iraq and Syria warzone, the French government confirmed despite the unit officially not being deployed to either of the countries. In a statement issued by Élysée Palace on Saturday, French President Emmanuel Macron said that […]