Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Breaking: Russia carries out Syria strike- Confirmation

 This news still needs more validation- I will be looking for that information- Everything originates from a US official- If anyone can find any additional info, let me know? Please and thanks in advance!- There are multiple updates read below
BBC- Russia appears to have carried out its first air strikes in Syria against opponents of President Bashar al-Assad, US officials say.

They say the strikes reportedly came in the area of the city of Homs, and that Washington was informed in advance that they were about to take place.
 US 'Has Indications' Russia Began Airstrikes in Syria-Sputnik

 The United States has indications that Russia has started carrying out airstrikes in the vicinity of Homs in Syria, a US official said.
According to the official, Russia gave the United States advanced notice it intended to carry out the airstrikes.
Senior US military official: The Russians notified US one hour prior to their flights over Syria, asked the US to stay out of the airspace

US officials told Reuters that Russian airstrikes appeared to have taken place in the vicinity of Homs. Earlier on Wednesday, Vladimir Putin received permission from parliament for Russian forces to take place in bombing raids in Syria. The federation council, Russia’s upper house of parliament, held a swift, closed session on Wednesday morning in which it unanimously approved Putin’s request.
 Update # 1:

Contradictory claims appear: 

Unconfirmed reports claimed that the airstrikes on al-Rastan, Talbisah, and Zaafranah, all north of Homs, were among a series of strikes carried out by Syrian government warplanes.
Other reports claimed the strikes on Zaafranah and Talbisah were carried out by Russian warplanes following Moscow’s approval for military action in Syria.

Still looking for validation from Russia or Syria itself..

*It's possible Russian supplied jets were used, flown by Syrian pilots, which would make this whole situation much ado about nothing.

Keeping an eye on the story

Update #2:


The Russian Air Force has begun carrying out airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria, the country’s Defense Ministry said.
"In accordance with the decision of the Supreme Commander of the Russian Armed Forces, Vladimir Putin, warplanes of the Russian Air Space Forces today [Wednesday] have started an aerial operation, involving  pinpoint strikes on ground targets of Islamic State [IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL] terrorists in Syria,” spokesperson for the Russian Defense Ministry, Igor Konashenkov, said.
The Russia airstrikes are targeting military equipment, communication centers, vehicles, arms and fuel depots, belonging to IS terrorists, Konashenkov added.

Update #3: 

 Russian air forces target seven districts in Syria

Russian air forces have targeted positions of the Islamic State in seven districts, Syrian state television reported.
As reported earlier, Russian Defense Ministry said it air forces began air strikes on ISIL positions on the territory of Syria.


Russia building an A2/AD Bubble over Syria/Levant



    Short but I would believe the Russia press first. Time to go split wood in the hopes winter comes to Calif.

    1. Thanks jo:

      I've added another update- According to Syrian television their are reports of strikes in seven Syrian districts- still following

      btw: wrt winter in California?
      There is talk about a big el nino round these parts they may moderate our winter, but, make the west coast colder and wetter.
      After the last two extremely cold, extremely cold and snowy winters, any break will be appreciated!
      California might just get some water, but, don't hold your breath...
      thanks again