According to Russian and Syrian officials, in July 2015, the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad made a formal request to Russia for air strikes combating international terrorism, while laying out Syria’s military problems.
after a series of major setbacks suffered by the Syrian government forces in the first half of 2015, a political agreement was reached between Russia and Syria to intensify the Russian involvement; Qasem Soleimani, commander of the Iran′s Quds Force visited Moscow in July to work out the details of the joint campaign (Soleimani′s visit was denied by Russian officials The treaty, ratified by Russia′s parliament in October 2016, grants Russia′s personnel and their family members jurisdictional immunity and other privileges as envisaged by Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.).
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Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states are now hardly taking any part in the military operations, their efforts focusing on Yemen, while the vast majority of Turkish air strikes continue to be directed at the Kurdish PKK President Vladimir Putin met Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed al-Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates as the Russian leader seeks to soothe fears among Sunni Muslim Gulf states over Moscow’s intensifying bombing campaign in Syria.
Russia has reportedly confirmed talks between the Syrian government and the opposition are due to take place in Kazakhstan capital, Ashtana, on January 23.
The Russians closed to within 20 miles, at which point the American pilots could visually identify them on their targeting cameras. "But to our manned aircraft they've not been closer than about 20 miles."Brown said he intends to simply work around the Russians in Syria, and he doesn't think they will crowd out American operations."We're up a lot more often than [the Russians] are so when we do have to move around [them] for safe operation, it's for a small period of time compared to the hours and hours that we're airborne over Iraq and Syria," said Brown. Brown said he plans to increase strikes against ISIS sanctuaries in Syria.
pilots flying F-16s out of Turkey first picked up the Russian planes on radar. Charles Brown, commander of the American air campaign, said the Russians have come even closer than that to his unmanned drones."The closest has been within a handful of miles of our remotely piloted aircraft," said Brown.
He wrote in a tweet: 'To the dude who said I don't belong in America, I started a fundraising page for Syrian refugees in your name'.
Penn initially set the fundraising amount at ,500, but raised that goal after just minutes of Tweeting about it, because of the mass influx of donations.
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"What they want to attend is the UN-sponsored talks in Geneva scheduled for February," she added.