Russian Carrier Group Arrives Next To Syria, To Launch Aleppo Air Strikes "In Hours"

Tyler Durden's picture

Having travelled for the past three weeks from its base in Severomorsk, the Russian naval group in the Mediterranean, headed by the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier, dubbed by Reuters the "Largest Naval Force Since The Cold War" has arrived in Syria, and as RT reports, is preparing an offensive against militants on the outskirts of Aleppo, Syria, according to reports citing a source in the Defense Ministry.

The strikes will be launched "in the nearest hours" and will target the distant outskirts of Aleppo, the source said, adding that there are no civilian-populated areas nearby.

Jets from the Admiral Kuznetsov, the Peter the Great battle cruiser and other military ships in the battle group equipped with precision weapons will take part in the operation, Interfax and reported on Tuesday, citing a source in Russia’s Defense Ministry.

The reported operation is aimed at preventing more militants from entering the city, which has become a terrorist stronghold in Syria, Interfax quoted its source as saying.


The most advanced weapons, including Caliber cruise missiles, might be used, reported. The missiles will probably be launched from Russian submarines that could also be in the area, it added.

Ahead of the battle group’s arrival into the waters close to Syria, Russia increased its reconnaissance in the region, the source said. Drones and radio intelligence, as well as data gathering from satellites have reportedly been intensified, allowing the exact locations of the terrorists to be determined, as well as their planned routes to break into Aleppo.

The Russian and Syrian Air Forces have not launched airstrikes on militants in and near Aleppo since October 18. Terrorists have used the humanitarian pause to try to fortify their positions and strengthen their presence in northern Syria, Russian military officials have warned.

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Internet-is-Beast's picture

Hopefully they will clean out the remaining jihadists in Aleppo before NATO has time to prevent that.

LetThemEatRand's picture

Interesting timing.

AriusArmenian's picture

Syria and its allies need to finish the job by January 20th. The big push is about to start.

East Indian's picture

Now that Trump has won, Putin can wait till Obama leaves, and then finish off Obama's friends in Aleppo.

On the other hand, Obama will try to force Putin's hand for a direct confrontation before Jan 20th.

Chances of WWIII highest ever between now and Jan 20th.

LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD's picture
LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD (not verified) eforce Nov 8, 2016 6:45 PM

Didn't Aleppo just come out with a diet dog food?

WelfareFTW's picture

Nahhh!! We good bro... The world is safe for the first time in a long time.. Let's savor it.

Shemp 4 Victory's picture

Dalek forward scouts advise that vetted moderate good terrorists have been operating in Haritan, Anadan, Hayyan, and Kafr Hamra sectors. Proceed to these sectors at once.

Vetted moderate good terrorists are to be exterminated. Seek and locate, do not deviate.

Seek, locate, exterminate! Seek, locate, exterminate!

Billy the Poet's picture

Putin is bombing Aleppo? OK, he isn't as funny as Groucho, Chico and Harpo but bombing him seems a little harsh.

Buckaroo Banzai's picture

"Doing the job Americans won't do"

fx's picture

Sbornaja!! Kidding aside, Russia will bomb the living daylights out of -no, not just isis. But out of US-supported "moderate" terrorists as well!

HowdyDoody's picture

More details

In other news, an employee of the Russian Consulate in New York was found dead, possibly as the result of blows to the head.

Have Michael J Morrell's predictions come true?


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yippee kiyay (not verified) HowdyDoody Nov 8, 2016 10:22 PM

The truth about the conflict with Russia NO ONE dares to reveal.

letsit's picture
letsit (not verified) yippee kiyay Nov 8, 2016 10:24 PM

They should leave Russia the hell alone.

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Normalcy Bias's picture

Happy Hunting, Guys!


Perimetr's picture

The Russians have been waiting for the US election to be held.

They deliberately stopped all air attacks, to eliminate Clinton's ability to point fingers at them.

Now the fun begins . . .

Urban Redneck's picture

I wouldn't call it fun.  The last time the Russians were serious, they flattened Grozny, the end result was no different than Hiroshima, the process was just slower and involved less radiation.  But a lot of innocent people die on the path to "victory" regardless.

SyriaL Stowlker's picture

We're gonna die here in West Aleppo from the " Moderate Rebel " shelling  either way if Putin doesn't get serious and take em out .... he better get serious and keep his promiss , we're counting on it here in West Aleppo


rockface's picture

It's time for Obama to go all out now and unleash the full force of the US military on American allies on behalf of the Muslim Brotherhood.

knukles's picture

Oh fuck me, so now "they'll" say see, we told you so, it's been the Rooskies all along with Donald Trump, Putin and Obama. 
Never ever forget that Pearl Harbor was bombed by the Russians!

Pigeon's picture

Your comment about Pearl Harbor got me to thinking. I now understand why Obamacare is destroying the economy, small business and the middle class - Russian hacking.

just the tip's picture

get your history straight before posting horseshit like that.  it was the germans!

LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD's picture
LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD (not verified) just the tip Nov 8, 2016 7:26 PM

John Belushi...

What a movie.

Theta_Burn's picture

Awesome..Putin decided to grant hil..or Trump a fireworks show after all.

Time to end this 3-ring circus..Ruskie style

Sub MOA's picture

"Never ever forget that Pearl Harbor was bombed by the Russians!"


Technicaly correct:  since fuckwit jewsavelt was in bed with uncle joe (stalin for the retarded among us) and allowed it to proceed as a last ditch effort to FORCE the american public into as put back then " Another European civil war that we do not want involved in"  the peeps spoke the kikes commited trewason as always and bing bang just as always back to bleed stupid goy same as it ever was .... fucking kike vermin join the military fight for kikes ..brothers killing brothers at the behest of the almighty fucking kike ...  keep that market afloat we needs more goy for dem wars ...drink babies blood??? these fucking jews have been bathing in your sons daughters fathers and grandfathers blood for decades upon decades ...keep up the good work sheep has nothing to do with kikes can keep telling yourself LMFAO  enjoy your slow agonizing deaths because none of are living any sort of "life"  don't kid yourself sheeples ...see ya SLAVES

Sub MOA's picture

fuck the typos too not bothering

s2man's picture

Those darn Ruskies made my crops die,  my chickens molt,  and gave my dog the runs!  They are probably,  also,  why I drink too much.

Where is my tinfoil hat?...

Truther's picture

Putin heard that Hillary just got there just in time.

Hitlery_4_Dictator's picture

We don't need this right now, with the transitional Government before Trump gets in, anything can happen. The magic negro is already losing it. 

ItsAllBollocks's picture

Yes, it's called TerrorBites, comes in toasted and minced varieties and I beleive there's one that glows in the dark but I'm not sure what that one is called.

Ignatius's picture

Well, Admiral Kuznetsovis is a big fan of Trump.  They call each other every week.

LetThemEatRand's picture

Now that you mention it, have you ever seen Admiral Kaznetsovis and Trump in the same place at the same time?  Think about it.

Ignatius's picture

No! But I did see the rehearsal with NATO: 

Adm Kuznetsovis:  "Bullshit, bullshit, my line.  Bullshit, bullshit, my line..."

WTFUD's picture

Sorry bud are you not thinking of 'What's My Line?

Ignatius's picture

Nope.  Stole the act from Tony Clifton.

baja canada's picture

No.  Never seen Hillary and Satan together, either.

HowdyDoody's picture

I've never seen Clinton and a mirror together

GreatUncle's picture

Yup seeing as about 7 days ago 2 Akula class submarines were spotted near Spain so you can bet your bottom dollar they are nearby, no ifs or buts on that.

onmail1's picture

Whatever Russia does

it impacts the US elections

Thank u Russia

motorollin's picture

Just in time for the election night party!

WelfareFTW's picture

TRUMP + PUTIN vs the ISIS Vermin... GOGOGO!!!

cossack55's picture

Too bad they did not park in NY harbor.

King Tut's picture
King Tut (not verified) cossack55 Nov 8, 2016 6:45 PM

The Russians have subs close to NYC- you can bet on that