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Daesh on the Run: Putin’s Decisiveness the Key to Russia’s Success in Syria

Russian decisiveness in taking on the notorious Daesh (ISIS/ ISIL) terrorist organization in Syria is the key to Moscow’s successful military operation, political analyst Salman Rafi Sheikh stresses. In contrast to the US-led anti-Daesh coalition, Russia has demonstrated a serious and realistic approach towards conflict resolution in the Middle East, according …

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Turkey Playing ‘Daesh Card to Achieve Its Own Geopolitical Goals

Turkey’s double-standard policy toward the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group proves that Ankara has its own geopolitical goals in the region, analysts said. Turkey has rejected a US proposal to deploy additional troops to seal the stretch of the Syrian-Turkish border controlled by Daesh terrorists, local media reported last week.The 98-kilometer stretch of the …

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Too-Familiar Tune: Pentagon Plans to Boost Europe Budget to Counter Russia

The Pentagon wants to dramatically increase the funding of its European Reassurance Initiative (ERI) under the too-familiar pretext of protecting its European allies from the non-existent Moscow threat or, as Geoff Dyer put it, “to send a message to Russia.”  The exact number has not been made public …

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All Seeing Eye: US Risks Exposing Top Secret Data to Russian Recon in Syria

Russia could use its brand new Pantsir-S1 (SA-22 Greyhound) and S-400 Triumf (SA-21 Growler) anti-aircraft systems deployed to Syria to uncover secrets of the most advanced weapons in the US arsenal, including the F-22 fifth generation fighter, Major Jahara ‘Franky’ Matisek of the US Air Force believes. The …

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Germany Warns Saudia Arabia Against Financing Radicalism Abroad

German Vice Chancellor and SPD leader Sigmar Gabriel warned the Gulf state against financing religious extremists in his country and called for a decisive approach against radical mosques, German media reported. The German politician “made it clear that the time of looking away is over” and warned Saudi Arabia …

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Russia, Kazakhstan to Build Common Aerospace Defense System

Moscow and Astana have agreed the terms of Russia’s use of a Kazakh radio communications center as part of Russia’s ballistic missile early warning system, media reports said on Saturday. The head of the Defense Ministry’s international cooperation department, Sergei Koshelev, said the measure would enhance Russia’s defense capability …

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Iraq Adheres to Diplomacy in Response to Turkish Troops Deployed Near Mosul

Baghdad expects Ankara to explain the deployment of Turkish troops in the Iraqi territory, Iraqi Defense Ministry spokesman Nasir Nouri told Sputnik Saturday.  On Friday, various media reports said that about 130 Turkish military personnel had been deployed to the Mosul area in Iraq allegedly to provide training to Kurdish Peshmerga militia fighting …

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