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Russia begins scaling down Syria military deployment: Reports

Russia begins scaling down Syria military deployment: Reports

Russia's military on Friday said that it has begun scaling down its deployment to Syria, with Moscow's sole aircraft carrier set to be the first to quit the conflict zone.

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. 

Russia military backing for Syria counterproductive: Kerry

 Russia's military backing for the Syrian regime only risks sending more extremists to the war-torn country and could further hamper any effort at bringing peace, US Secretary of State John Kerry said today.