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GRISLY VIDEO: Russian helicopter shot down in rebel-held Syria

GRISLY VIDEO: Russian helicopter shot down in rebel-held Syria

The helicopter came down near the town of Saraqeb, in Idlib province, roughly midway between Aleppo and the Russian Air Force base at Khmeimim, near the Mediterranean coast.

Syria army seizes key rebel-held town in Latakia

Syria army seizes key rebel-held town in Latakia

Syrian regime forces on Sunday overran the last major rebel-held town in the coastal Latakia province, a stronghold of President Bashar al-Assad, state television reported. 

'Syria army seizes strategic town of Salma in Latakia'

Syria's army and allied forces on Tuesday took full control from rebel groups of the strategic town of Salma.

Syrian Army enters rebel bastion in Latakia province: Monitor

Syrian regime forces advanced on Tuesday into the main bastion of rebels in the northwestern province of Latakia, the coastal heartland of President Bashar al-Assad`s clan, a monitor said.

S-400 missiles already deployed in Syria: Russian agency

Russia's state-owned RIA Novosti news agency is reporting that Russia has already deployed long-range air defence missiles at its base in Syria.

Indian-origin jihadi who 'never saw himself as western or Indian but Muslim' killed in Syria

Indian-origin jihadi who 'never saw himself as western or Indian but Muslim' killed in Syria

Abu Baseer was affiliated with al Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate al-Nusra Front in Syria.

Heavy Russia raids in Syria area where plane downed: Monitor

Russian warplanes carried out heavy raids in Syria's northern Latakia province a day after Turkey downed one of Moscow's jets in the area, a monitoring group said on Wednesday.

45 killed in Russian air strikes in Syria's Latakia

At least 45 people have been killed in a wave of Russian air strikes in the north of the regime stronghold of Latakia province, a monitoring group said.

40 Islamic State targets have been hit in new Syria strikes, says Russia

 Russian jets hit 40 Islamic State targets in new strikes in Syria over the past 24 hours, destroying several ammunition depots and training camps, the defence ministry said on Wednesday.

Russia deploys 28 combat planes in Syria: US officials

Russia has deployed 28 combat planes in Syria, US officials said Monday, confirming the latest move in Moscow`s increasing military presence in the war-torn nation.

Russia expanding major Syrian airport: Syria group

Russian forces are expanding the tarmac of a major airport in Syria's coastal province of Latakia, a stronghold of President Bashar Assad and his minority sect, a prominent Syrian monitoring group said on Sunday.

Car bomb kills 10 in Syria regime bastion Latakia

 Ten people were killed and dozens wounded on Wednesday in a rare car bombing in the Syrian city of Latakia, the coastal bastion of President Bashar al-Assad, state media said.

Car bomb in Assad stronghold Latakia kills at least 10: State TV

At least 10 people were killed and scores wounded when a car bomb exploded in the Syrian city of Latakia on Wednesday, state television said, in a rare attack in a coastal stronghold of President Bashar al-Assad.

Two dead as rebel rockets hit Syria regime bastion

Two people were killed and 14 wounded Thursday in a rare rebel rocket attack on the provincial capital of President Bashar al-Assad`s coastal heartland, a monitoring group said.

Mystery blast in Syria regime bastion Latakia kills 4

At least four people were killed in a blast in the Syrian government stronghold of Latakia on Monday, but there were conflicting reports about what caused the explosion.

Syria launches cigar business despite raging war

In Syria`s northeastern province of Latakia, workers roll the country`s first locally made cigars, a new product being launched despite the devastating civil conflict now in its fifth year.

Downed US drone spying in Islamic State-free area: Syria army source

Syria`s military downed a US drone in the country`s west because it was snooping in an area where Islamic State jihadists are not present, a military source said Wednesday.

Assad relative assassinated in Syria: Monitor

An influential relative of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, once infamous for smuggling, has been assassinated in a dispute over control of a key government stronghold, a monitor said Saturday.

Syria govt retakes strategic town on Turkey border: State TV

Syrian government forces on Sunday recaptured the strategic town of Kassab, near the only border crossing with Turkey in northwestern province of Latakia, state television reported.

Syrian army pounds rebels in Assad`s home province

Syrian government forces backed by militia fighters and warplanes pounded rebel units in Latakia province on Monday in a desperate effort to regain control of towns and villages in President Bashar Assad`s ancestral homeland recently lost to an opposition offensive.