International Newspapers Tour

Eldorar Alshamia Editor | 1 October, 2015

In The Second Day of Russian aggression against Syrian people the World Press focus on the Putin unknown campaign: 

Financial Times

West fears Russia’s military endgame

Questions emerge over Putin’s goal in conflict


Russia’s Syria strikes test US resolve

Obama critics pounce after Putin seizes initiative again


Foreign Policy  

What Chekhov Tells Us About Putin’s Syria Airstrikes

Yesterday morning, the Russians pinged the American embassy in Baghdad and let the Yanks know: We’re bombing Syria in an hour. The story hasn’t stopped spinning every which contradictory way since, so here are some initial thoughts about Russia’s latest gambit.

Russia’s First Strikes in Syria Hit U.S. Ally, Not Islamic State

Moscow says its enemy is ISIS, but the initial phase of its air war in Syria hit American-backed rebels battling Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad.


Wall Street Journal

Russia Claims Strikes in Syria Aimed at ISIS

Russian warplanes continued airstrikes in Syria, as officials dismissed Western assertions that Moscow wasn’t targeting Islamic State in Syria but was aiming at other opponents of the Assad regime.


Russian Airstrike in Syria Targeted CIA-Backed Rebels

A Russian airstrike targeted an area in western Syria primarily held by rebel forces backed by the Central Intelligence Agency and allied spy services, U.S. officials said.



Washington Times

U.S.-led air war in Syria recedes as Russian jets take control of skies

The U.S.-led air campaign against the Islamic State launched only one airstrike Thursday in Syria, as Russian jets continued to pound various targets in that country.


Assad allies, Iranian troops prepare ground attack in Syria

Iran has sent hundreds of troops to Syria over the last 10 days that will soon join government forces and Hezbollah allies in a major ground offensive accompanied by Russian airstrikes, two Lebanese sources familiar with the matter said.


Washington Post

Russia defends Syrian airstrikes as claims mount of blows to U.S.-backed rebels

For the first time, Russia acknowledged that its targets included other Islamist factions.

New York Times


A Look at the Army of Conquest, a Prominent Rebel Alliance in Syria

The aftermath of a round of Russian airstrikes on Thursday that appeared to target the Army of Conquest, a coalition of insurgent groups.

Russia Carries Out Airstrikes in Syria for 2nd Day

In a second day of raids in Syria, Russian warplanes carried out a new round of airstrikes on Thursday that once again — contrary to Moscow’s assertions — appeared to be targeting not the Islamic State but a rival insurgent coalition.

New York Post

Russia admits Syria airstrikes not just targeting Islamic State

Russian jets carried out a second day of strikes in Syria Thursday, and some activists claimed that the targets included rebels backed by the United States.Los Angeles Times


The Daily beast

Putin Hits West’s Rebels Instead of ISIS

A Russian general told U.S. officials to quit flying over Syria just before Moscow’s air force dropped bombs on Western-backed forces.

Putin’s ‘Every Move Worsens the Situation’—in Syria and Russia

At breakneck speed, the president returned from New York and airstrikes began, leaving already-strapped everyday Russians confused about who the real enemy was.


The Guardian

Syrian army photographer describes torture and murder in Assad’s prisons

A Syrian army photographer who catalogued thousands of cases of torture and murder in Bashar al-Assad’s prisons has spoken out for the first time about witnessing atrocities that have been described as crimes against humanity and led to calls for the president’s prosecution.


Russian media turn attention to Syria as Ukraine conflict dies down

There was a time not long ago when turning on Russian state television of an evening would almost always mean viewing a heated discussion about the war in east Ukraine and the horror of Kiev’s attempts to win back territory from pro-Russia separatists.


US-backed Syrian rebels say they have been hit by Russian airstrikes

US-backed rebels in Syria say they were hit by Russian airstrikes on Thursday, on the second day of Russia’s air campaign over the country.

The Independent

Russia in Syria: Russian warplanes 'attack CIA-backed Syrian rebel groups' in second day of bombing

Earlier today, John McCain confirmed that US-backed rebels had been attacked by Russia

Russian air strikes in Syria: How Russia's media reported the news

Russian planes are believed to have performed two strikes in Syrian airspace

The Telegraph

'Russia kills US-backed Syrian rebels in second day of air strikes as Iran prepares for ground offensive'



Russian jets bomb rebel positions in Syria including rural areas near the north-western town of Jisr al-Shughour, a day after launching air strikes

Who are the Russians bombing in Syria and why?

Russia has begun air strikes in Syria. Who are they bombing, why have they started these strikes and what will happen next,

Russia says it has begun air strikes in order to defeat Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) and when pressed, Russian spokesmen say the US-led war has failed. But most of their first strikes have been against non-Isil opposition to the Assad regime.

The express

UK must prepare for WAR with Russia: Army calls for fleet of battle tanks to take on Putin

BRITAIN must invest in its fleet of main battle tanks to meet an increasing threat of ground war with Russia, senior Army officers have warned.