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Russian military contracts 1st batch of 5th-gen Su-57 stealth fighters

The Russian military has signed the first contract to receive 12 fifth-generation Su-57 stealth fighters. The state-of-the-art jets are to be delivered to the armed forces next year. “The first contract for 12 aircraft has been agreed on, and the deliveries under this contract will begin shortly,” Deputy Defense Minister Alexey Krivoruchko told reporters in Komsomolsk-on-Amur. Praising the pace of ...

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Russian Su-57s in 60 seconds: Cutting-edge fighters perform head-spinning stunts (VIDEO)

The Russian military’s TV channel has released a video featuring the capabilities of Russia’s most advanced Su-57 warplanes. The fifth-generation jets have been recently deployed for combat drills in Syria. The state-of-the-art Su-57s are captured in a stunning video published by the Zvezda channel on Thursday. Designed by Russian aircraft manufacturer Sukhoi, the multirole Su-57 fighter, also known as Sukhoi ...

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5th-gen Russian Su-57 fighters performed 2 days of combat tests in Syria – Defense Minister

Following media speculation about Russia’s fifth-generation Su-57 fighter jets, Russia’s defense minister has confirmed two were deployed for tests in Syria. However, they were there for just two days for combat and other tests. “They really were there. Not for long, just two days. Over this time they conducted a trial program, including a combat trial,” Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu ...

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Pro-govt Syrian fighters begin entering Kurdish Afrin despite Turkish threats – Syrian TV

Published time: 20 Feb, 2018 14:32 Edited time: 20 Feb, 2018 14:58 A convoy of fighters waving Syrian flags has apparently entered the northern Kurdish-held region of Afrin, which Turkey is targeting in a cross-border operation, footage on Syrian state TV shows. The pro-government fighters were filmed entering the village of Nubul in some 20 pickup trucks. An RT source ...

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Turkey asks US to remove Kurdish fighters from Washington-backed Syrian militia

Turkey has asked Washington to end its support for Kurdish fighters and remove them from the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). It comes amid growing tensions between the NATO allies. Speaking after a NATO defense ministers’ meeting in Brussels on Thursday, Turkish Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli said he had told his US counterpart, Jim Mattis, that Washington’s support for the ...

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Those who help Kurdish fighters in Afrin will become Turkey’s targets – PM Yildirim

Any party which provides logistical support to YPG militants in the Afrin region will become a target of Turkey’s military, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has warned. READ MORE: Turkish armored division advances into Syria’s Afrin (WATCH LIVE) When asked what would happen if the US provided logistical support to the Kurdish Peoples’s Protection Units (YPG), Yildirim stated that any party providing ...

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Govt can't ‘tie down’ location of British ISIS fighters, admits minister

Published time: 5 Jan, 2018 16:57 The government does not know precisely where hundreds of Britons who travelled to the Middle East to fight for jihadi groups are now, security minister Ben Wallace has admitted. Some 850 people left the UK to travel to Iraq and Syria, while only half are thought to have returned. Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s ...

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Bringing jihad home? 300 British ISIS fighters ‘hiding out in Turkey’

Published time: 27 Dec, 2017 11:58 British jihadists are on the run, having been driven out of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) strongholds in Syria. Up to 300 of them are hiding out in Turkey, according to a Syrian-Kurdish intelligence officer. Fighters were sent scrambling into the desert when the then IS-held cities of Raqqa in Syria and Mosul in ...

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ISIS has over 10,000 fighters in Afghanistan, more arriving from Syria & Iraq – Moscow

Published time: 23 Dec, 2017 09:04 Edited time: 23 Dec, 2017 09:11 The terrorist group Islamic State has over 10,000 loyal fighters in Afghanistan, and Moscow believes the US may be underestimating their threat, Russia’s special envoy says. Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) was pushed out of their home base in Syria and Iraq this year by separate military operations ...

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Radicalized wives & kids of ISIS fighters ‘must be identified as jihadis’ – German intel chief

While many of the male fighters who travelled to fight for Islamic State have yet to return, the head of Germany’s domestic intelligence agency has other worries. Hans-Georg Maassen is greatly concerned with the threat posed by their wives and children. “There are children who have been brainwashed and highly radicalized at ‘schools’ in IS-held areas. It’s a problem for ...

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