Tag Archives: Syria

Off-shore barges considered for destroying Syria’s chemical weapons – Chemical weapons | Homeland Security News Wire

After failing to find a country willing to allow its territory to be used for disposing of Syria’s chemical weapons, the United States is exploring other options. Two options being seriously considered involve the destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons off shore, rather than on land. Both proposals call for removing the chemical weapons from Syria […]

Russia Sends Spy Ship To Syrian Coast – i-HLS

Russia has stepped up its intelligence effort, aimed at getting data on any Israeli action related to Syria. Sources told i-HLS that this effort is being performed by a “variety of sensors, some that arrived in the area recently.” [object HTMLTextAreaElement] via Russia Sends Spy Ship To Syrian Coast – i-HLS.

Chinese, Russian, and NATO Warships Maneuver Off Syria | World Affairs Journal

The Jinggangshan, a 689-foot-long warship, has just cleared the Suez Canal and is now patrolling the eastern Mediterranean. Unconfirmed reports place other Chinese vessels in the area. Beijing says its ships are heading to Syria’s coast merely to “observe” American and Russian vessels, but a less benign interpretation is that the Jinggangshan is there to […]

Ukrainian port eyed as analysts seek Syria’s arms source – The Washington Post

On Jan. 5, the Ocean Fortune, a 380-foot-long workhorse of the global arms trade, left this Black Sea port with unknown cargo concealed in its cavernous hold. The ship steamed south, slipped through the Bosporus Strait and turned toward the eastern Mediterranean. Then it disappeared. The ship’s transponder, which normally sends automated signals to other […]

Russia To Withdraw Personnel From Syria Naval Base

MOSCOW, Aug 28 (Reuters) – Russia is preparing to withdraw personnel from its naval maintenance and supply facility on Syria’s Mediterranean coast, Interfax news agency reported on Wednesday. If accurate, the plan would reflect safety concerns as the United States and its allies gear up for a probable strike to punish President Bashar al-Assad for […]

Italy saves 300 migrants off Sicily including new-born – BBC News

More than 300 migrants – most of them believed to be Syrians – have been rescued from two overcrowded boats off Sicily, Italian officials say. A four-day-old girl born at sea was among the migrants, a coastguard commander said in the port of Syracuse. The baby and her mother are in good health, the commander […]

U.S. Navy Positions Ships for Possible Strike Against Syrian Targets | Institute for the Study of War

U.S. Navy warships are positioned for a strike against Syria using long range Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles (TLAM). Such an attack could cause varying degrees of limited damage to the Assad regime’s ability to use more chemical weapons or continue effective operations against the opposition. It cannot eliminate the regime’s military or chemical weapons capabilities, […]