Syrian Military Report | 29 October 2015 General FrontLine Information

Published on Oct 29, 2015 by Syrian Military News

Syrian Military Report | 29 October 2015 General FrontLine Information
Syrian army starts using new weapons from Russia – military source.
The Syrian military has recently started using new types of air and ground weapons supplied by Russia, a Syrian military source told Reuters on Thursday, underlining growing Russian support for Damascus that is alarming the United States.
“Russia is supporting the Syrian government and is ready to offer everything possible to combat terrorism when it becomes necessary,” al-Moallem said. He said Syria will not hesitate to ask for Russia’s help in future if it is needed. His comments were the first by a senior Syrian official on Moscow’s military moves in Syria. He did not elaborate.
Why is Russia sending troops to Syria?
The United States “remains open to tactical, practical discussions” with Russia over the fight against Islamic State in Syria, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said in a briefing.
Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem, speaking in an interview with Syrian TV Thursday evening, said no Russian combat troops were fighting in Syria.
Netanyahu to meet Putin over Russian troop build-up in Syria.
Contrary to the impression conveyed by Moscow that Russian troops in Syria are not engaged in combat and that none of the sophisticated arms deliveries were destined to the Syrian army, new developments belie both these claims.
Russia is deploying forces and equipment to the Syrian coastal city of Latakia to prop up the Syrian government forces fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, known as Isis, and other rebel groups.
“The weapons are highly effective and very accurate, and hit targets precisely,” the source said in response to a question about Russian support. “We can say they are all types of weapons, be it air or ground.”
Russian troops already engaged in battle against ISIS around Homs.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova confirmed Thursday that Moscow is happy to talk to Washington about its military co-operation with Syria.
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