Last month Major-General Oleg Maidanovich, the commander of Russia’s Space Command announced that four early warning radars began active combat duty in 2014. The long range Voronezh class radars ...
Mike Yeo writing for IHS Defense Weekly noted the delivery of at least one of three Ilyushin IL-78 MIDAS refueling tankers ordered by China from Ukraine. Satellite imagery acquired by DigitalGlobe in October shows the aircraft at the People’s Liberation Army Air Force Wuhan-Paozhuwan airbase in Hebei province. According to the report, China signed a contract to […]
Islamic State has now taken over the Iraqi military outpost on the outskirts of Hit, a former forward operating base (FOB) which previously housed the US military in Anbar province. Despite US-led airstrikes, Iraqi forces have found it difficult defending against Islamic State advances and recently abandoned one of the few remaining government outposts in […]
Amak News Agency published a video suggesting that the B-1B Lancer carried out airstrikes in and around Kobane, a Syrian Kurdish town under siege by Islamic State. Early in the morning of 07OCT14, US airstrikes targeted key Islamic State positions around the Syrian-Turkish border town. According to video uploaded to youtube by Syria’s Amak News Agency, […]
Recent video published by Amak News Agency shows Islamic State taking up position on Mount Mishtenur a little over a mile outside of Kobane, a Syrian Kurdish town on Turkey’s border. Despite reports of a US Predator flying overhead possibly collecting intelligence for strikes, the Islamic State continues to advance on key areas of interest. Kobane, also […]
At the end of September, VICE compiled its five part series on Aleppo into an hour-long documentary. For those following Syria and conflict environment more generally, it features sights you’ve seen before. Regardless, it’s still a-must-watch. If you missed it the first time around, check it out above. Here’s the description: Aleppo is Syria’s largest metropolitan area […]
Amak news agency reporting from Syria posted images online purporting to show an American Predator drone orbiting the skies of Kobane, a Syrian Kurdish town on the border with Turkey. Kobane, also known as Ayn Al Arab, has been under siege by Islamic State militants since Sept. 15. Kurdish fighters from the People’s Protection Units—a.k.a. […]