Tag Archives: Syria

Mysterious Russian private military group pops up again in media reports

[Translate] Mysterious Russian private military group pops up again in media reports March 7, 2017 Igor Rozin, RBTH Russian media allege a link between Ivan Slyshkin, who was killed in Syria in February, and the Wagner Group, a private Russian … Continue reading

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The Blackwater of Jihad

[Translate] The Magazine Feature The Blackwater of Jihad A consortium of elite, well-paid fighters from across the former Soviet Union are training jihadis in Syria. Their business model could go global. By Rao Komar, Christian Borys, Eric Woods February 10, … Continue reading

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World Vision rattles aid groups with solo operation for Syrians at Jordan border

[Translate] EXCLUSIVE: World Vision rattles aid groups with solo operation for Syrians at Jordan border By Sara Elizabeth Williams AMMAN, 24 January 2017 Some 70,000 Syrians are stranded in a demilitarised zone on the Jordan-Syria border, with aid severely limited … Continue reading

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Where Have the Liberators of Palmyra Disappeared?

[Translate] Where Have the Liberators of Palmyra Disappeared? December 11, 2016 Jamila Assi The following article was published by South Front on 5 May 2016. We republish it today after the loss of Palmyra for the second time. Leen Ibrahim … Continue reading

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Ghost soldiers: the Russians secretly dying for the Kremlin in Syria

[Translate] Thu Nov 3, 2016 | 2:04pm EDT Ghost soldiers: the Russians secretly dying for the Kremlin in Syria A portrait of Russian contractor Maxim Kolganov, who was killed in combat in Syria, is pictured on a grave in his … Continue reading

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UK Mercenaries Fighting Daesh Should Not Be Punished – Ex-Special Forces Officer

[Translate] UK Mercenaries Fighting Daesh Should Not Be Punished – Ex-Special Forces Officer © Photo: Youtube/PressTV Documentaries Europe 16:37 20.12.2016(updated 16:38 20.12.2016) Get short URL 0 14420 Former UK servicemen who have traveled to Syria and Iraq to fight against … Continue reading

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Suspected Russian mercenary leader attended Kremlin reception

[Translate] World News | Thu Dec 15, 2016 | 8:06am EST Suspected Russian mercenary leader attended Kremlin reception A man identified as a Russian mercenary leader in Ukraine and Syria by an authoritative website attended a Kremlin reception earlier this … Continue reading

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Private Intelligence Contracting in Syria: Can the Department of Defense Outsource Intelligence Analysis?

[Translate] University of Baltimore Law Review Private Intelligence Contracting in Syria: Can the Department of Defense Outsource Intelligence Analysis? November 11, 2016  By University of Baltimore Law Review Staff  Tagged: Federal, Military Intelligence Private Intelligence Contracting in Syria:  Can the Department … Continue reading

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Russian mercenaries are increasingly fighting and dying in Syria

[Translate] Russian mercenaries are increasingly fighting and dying in Syria Maria Tsvetkova and Anton Zverev, Reuters A portrait of Russian contractor Maxim Kolganov, who was killed in combat in Syria, is pictured on a grave in his hometown of Togliatti, … Continue reading

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Changes in military service law opens possibility of short-term contracts

[Translate] Changes in military service law opens possibility of short-term contracts October 10, 2016 Nikolai Litovkin, RBTH Proposed amendment’s to Russia’s law on military service would allow soldiers to sign up for operations to fight terrorists abroad. Russian Defense Ministry … Continue reading

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