Russian T-90 Tanks Arrive in Aleppo | Fars

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army’s 4th Mechanized Division has deployed their newly-arrived T-90 advanced Tanks to the Southern Aleppo front for the first time in order to continue their push to the towns of Kafraya and Al-Fou’aa, military sources said Sunday.

The T-90 Tank offers the Syrian army several features their T-55 and T-72 models do not, including a 2A46M 125 smoothbore tank gun; a four-stroke V-12 piston engine; and most importantly, the Kontakt-5 ERA (explosive reactive armor).

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Raqqa’s Rockefellers: How Islamic State oil flows to Israel | al-Alaraby

Oil produced by the Islamic State group finances its bloodlust. But how is it extracted, transported and sold? Who is buying it, and how does it reach Israel?

Oil produced from fields under the control of the Islamic State group is at the heart of a new investigation by al-Araby al-Jadeed. The black gold is extracted, transported and sold, providing the armed group with a vital financial lifeline.

But who buys it? Who finances the murderous brutality that has taken over swathes of Iraq and Syria? How does it get from the ground to the petrol tank, and who profits along the way?

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The situation in Aleppo | Colonel Cassad

In the area of Kuweires army expands the control zone around the air base, but the pace of the last few days have fallen as the Caliphate gradually recovered from the military defeat of the first half of November. Operational supply lines have expanded, but to create a full-fledged threat to the rear of the Caliphate group east of Aleppo remains elusive.

To the north of Aleppo, rebels are fighting against the pro-Western Caliphate and try to recapture ground lost in the defeat of the Free Syrian Army by the Caliphate in October north of Aleppo.

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Turkey hands over the dead body of th of the Su-24 pilot | Colonel Cassad

As reported by RIA Novosti in the Russian Embassy in Ankara, the body of the pilot Oleg Peshkov will be delivered from Hatay in southern Turkey in Ankara on Sunday, after which he was flown to Russia. In flight, it is accompanied by the military attaché at the airport in Ankara, it will meet the ambassador and embassy representatives. Date and time of delivery of the pilot’s body to Russia specified.

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