Top diplomat calls on NATO countries to stop military build-up near Russia’s bordersRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 08, 17:17
Putin says state must react to violations of convicts’ rightsRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 08, 16:59
Russian diplomat: Relations between Moscow, Jerusalem at highest point everRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 08, 16:46
Russia’s Kamaz-Master team may suspend participation in Dakar RalliesSport December 08, 16:17
Novak says US will not participate in OPEC's meeting with independent oil exportersBusiness & Economy December 08, 16:17
Diplomat says West beginning to see no global war on terrorism could be won without RussiaRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 08, 16:12
Russian foreign minister calls for honest look at Europe’s migration crisisRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 08, 16:02
Putin awards Order of Courage to military doctors killed or injured in SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 08, 15:42
UN says death toll from Ukrainian conflict exceeds 9,700World December 08, 15:24
MOSCOW, December 25. /TASS/. The Syrian army is tightening the encirclement of terrorists in the suburbs of Damascus and is amassing forces for offensive in other directions, Chief of the Main Operations Directorate of the Russian General Staff Sergey Rudskoy said on Friday.
"In the suburbs of Damascus, the government forces established control over Marj al-Sultan village and continue to conduct raid actions tightening the encirclement of illegal armed groups in the directions of Nashabia, Noula, Douma and Zibdin," he said.
Russia has been to carrying out strikes against terrorists in Syria since September 30.