Pages, tagged as «terrorism»

Dead or alive? ISIS leader conspiracy theories swirl

Is he alive? Is he dead? There are no bones, so self-declared Caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's followers are turning to conspiracy theories instead.

Russia casts doubt on Baghdadi death despite Trump's thanks

Russia has challenged the credibility of the United States' declaration of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's death and even expressed doubt that the weekend raid by its special forces took place.

Islamic State will not stop its activities after possible death of its leader

Possible death of Islamic State (a terrorist organization outlawed in Russia) chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi will not put an end to its activities, a Russian expert said on Sunday.

Sri Lanka attacks could be revenge for New Zealand mosque shootings

Sunday’s terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka could be revenge for the March 15 mosque shootings in New Zealand, RISS expert Elena Suponina told TASS.

Syria to solve the issue of Idlib

The current operation of the Syrian army to liberate the provinces of Deraa, Quneitra, and Essaouira leaves Idlib only still existing in Syria terrorist enclave, RISS expert Vladimir Fitin pointed out. "The most radical and moderate Islamists were taken to Idlib. Currently, according to various estimates, there are up to 80,000 armed bandits," he said.

Syria will have to take into account Turkey’s interests while liberating Idlib

Bashar al-Assad earlier told Russian reporters that Idlib and other areas where terrorists operate will be a priority for the Syrian army

Iran strongly determined to fight for Golan Heights

The Trump administration is looking for a replacement for the American military contingent in the north of Syria. If the United States agrees with Saudi Arabia, the situation in the south of the country will become a lot more intense as Iran and Israel stand on the brink of war. Does it all depend on Putin's decision, who still remains angered with the most recent bombings of Syria?

RISS expert: rejection of Russian draft resolution on Syria in UNSC was predictable

Head of the Center for Public and Media Relations at the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies Igor Pshenichnikov noted that the US, the UK and France have all means to influence their allies

President Putin's visit confirmed the growing authority of Russia in the Middle East

President Putin's visit to the Middle East has confirmed the growing authority of Russia in the region, but despite the withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria, it is too early to speak about the cessation of armed confrontation with the terrorists, RISS expert Vladimir Fitin said.

Tragedy in Las Vegas – the collapse of the U.S. intelligence

A mass shooting at a music festival in Las Vegas showed helplessness of the U.S. intelligence in the face of threats, said RISS expert Konstantin Blokhin. "The U.S. intelligence is vast, composed of 17 distinct organizations. All of them failed to predict such a situation. It is the collapse of the U.S. intelligence community," added he.