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Aug 16 08:27

Potential Kurdish State Allegedly Backed by Israel May Upset Region - Politician

Tarek Ahmad, a member of the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP), stated that an attempt to establish an independent Kurdish state anywhere in the Middle East will really encourage multiple wars.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The creation of an independent Kurdish state in Iraq, allegedly welcomed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, may lead to instability in the region, with Israel benefiting from the upset, Tarek Ahmad, a member of the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP), told Sputnik.

"An attempt to establish an independent Kurdish state anywhere in the Middle East will really encourage multiple wars because the question with the Kurds is how to draw the borders of the state. It is very dangerous for the region’s and the world’s stability," Ahmad said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ah, but that is precisely the outcome Prime Minister Netanyahu wants to see happen; more bloody wars in the middle east, coupled with destabilisation, which insures that a balkanized Iraq never, ever has the standard of living it did under Saddam Hussein.

Aug 16 07:51

Western chemical weapons in Syria indicate true attitude to international law — diplomat

Evidence of chemical agents supplied to Syrian militants by the United States and the UK shows the degree of Western capitals' commitment to international law, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova wrote on her Facebook page. "Here you can see all their commitment to international law and the triumph of democracy. Supplying chemical agents to terrorists and using photos of killed children as a pretext is beyond one’s comprehension," she noted commenting on the Syrian Foreign Ministry’s statement.

Aug 16 07:48

Syrian diplomat stresses Khan Shaykhun incident staged by militants

The investigation into the Khan Shaykhun chemical incident, carried out by the Syrian government, has shown that it had been staged by militants, Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad said at a press conference in Damascus on Wednesday. "The Syrian government conducted its own investigation into the alleged attack, taking into account the results of probes carried out by foreign government organizations," he said. "It has been established that the so-called Khan Shaykhun incident was staged in accordance with (a previously drawn up) scenario," Mekdad added.

Aug 16 07:46

Convoy of US Soldiers, Washington-Backed Militants Arrive in Southern Hasaka to Partake in Deir Ezzur Battle

The Arabic-language al-Ahd news website reported that a military column, including 200 US soldiers and 100 FSA fighters have arrived in al-Shadadi region in Southern Hasaka in the last five days.

Al-Ahd further reported that special forces affiliated to the Syrian al-Qad movement headed by Ahmad al-Jarba intend to join the newly-arrived forces in al-Shadadi to participate in Deir Ezzur battle.

Al-Qad's moves came after the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces refused to cooperate with al-Jarba's forces.

The total number of al-Qad's fighters that have retreated towards their camps near the towns of Abu Khashab, Maleha al-Zero and Raj'an between Hasaka and Deir Ezzur provinces amounts to 3,000.

Aug 16 07:45

Jordanian Daily: Damascus to Seize Control of Entire Syria Soon

A leading Jordanian newspaper referred to the recent developments and the Syrian army's victories against the terrorists, and underlined that the Damascus government will regain control of entire Syria in the near future.

Aug 16 07:45

Syrian army finds UK and US chemical agents at depots captured from terrorists

The chemical agents were found at terrorists’ depots both in Aleppo and in liberated districts in the eastern suburb of Damascus, according to the Syrian deputy foreign minister

Aug 16 07:44

SYRIAN WAR REPORT – AUGUST 16, 2017: ARMY REPELS FIERCE ISIS ATTACK NEAR EUPHRATES RIVER

On Tuesday, ISIS fighters launched a large counter-attack against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and tribal forces west of the ISIS-held town of Maadan in the southern Raqqah countryside. According to reports, ISIS units entered the villages of al-Buhamad, Athshana, Salem Hamad and Ghanim Ali where heavy clashes erupted.

Initially some sources claimed that ISIS recaptured the villages from the SAA, but no photos or videos to confirm this were pprovided. In turn, pro-government sources denied claims about the ISIS advance.

On Wednesday, the clashes continued in the area west of Maadan. ISIS units were attempting to boost a buffer zone near the ISIS-held town.

Aug 16 07:43

Lack of Investigation Into US Strikes in Syria Proves Idlib Attack Was Staged

The US strikes in Syria without investigation prove that Idlib chemical attack was staged, Syrian deputy foreign minister Faisal Mekdad said on Wednesday during a press briefing in Damascus.

Aug 16 06:06

Syrian army finds UK and US chemical agents at depots captured from terrorists

Chemical agents found at arms depots abandoned by militants suggest they were delivered to terrorists in Syria from the United States and the United Kingdom, Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad said at a press conference in Damascus on Wednesday. "All the special means that have been found include hand grenades and rocket projectiles for grenade launchers, which are supplied with CS and CN irritant agents [they are shown in transparencies]. The discovered chemical munitions shown in the transparency were produced by Federal Laboratories on the US territory. And the chemical agents were produced by Cherming Defence UK and NonLethal Technologies (the USA)," Mekdad said. According to the Syrian deputy foreign minister, the chemical agents were found at terrorists’ depots both in Aleppo and in liberated districts in the eastern suburb of Damascus.

Aug 15 11:38

Official says Israeli delegation will try to persuade White House that cease-fire deal should be amended to make sure Iranian forces, Hezbollah and Shi’ite militias are kept out of Syria

A delegation of Israeli defense officials will visit Washington later this week for talks with senior White House and American defense officials. Haaretz has learned that the delegation will be headed by Mossad chief Yossi Cohen, and he will be joined by the head of the Israel Defense Forces Military Intelligence, Maj. Gen. Herzl Halevi, as well as the head of the Defense Ministry's political-security department, Zohar Palti.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mossad Chief Cohen, Maj. Gen. Herzl Halevi; and Zohar Palti, a word, please: your "defense interests" for Israel have been assured by the United States of America for generations, culminating in the defense aid package given to you by President Obama, to the tune of 38 billion dollars, over the course of a decade.

Obama hands Israel the largest military aid deal in history.

This was again topped by President Trump's aid over concerns of his Saudi weapons deal in May:

Both Presidents Obama and Trump have done this, knowing it is a violation of the Symington Amendment and the Glenn Act, which prohibits any financial aid to any country which refuses to sign the NNPT, and does not allow its nuclear weapons to be inspected: Israel fails, miserably, on both counts, but still, always gets the money it wants, while homeless American Vets sleep in our streets, and kids living in extreme poverty are horrifically food-insecure.

Israel has not been invited to the discussion between the US and Russia about the issue of peace in Syria; Russia was invited by the Syrian government to rid it of all jihadists; Israel and the United States were not.

Israel's greatest problem, is its pathological inability to get along with its regional neighbors in an intelligent, and cohesive manner; therefore, it is always demanding that "Daddy Warbucks" (read: the Unhinged, Surveilled States of America") get it out of its current self-imposed dilemma, whether it is punching up a cease fire agreement, in this case, or anything else, like "regime changing Tehran, but only with American blood and American money.

I frankly hope that the meeting goes absolutely nowhere; it may cause Israel to "play better with others" in the region. And please note: this delegation is not going to Moscow to attempt to get what it wants, from the Syrian cease fire.

Aug 15 09:48

SYRIAN WAR REPORT – AUGUST 15, 2017: TIGER FORCES CLEARING CENTRAL SYRIA FROM ISIS

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) Tiger Forces have been further capitalizing from the airdrop operation conducted behind ISIS defense lines in the Homs-Palmyra countryside.

On Monday, the Tiger Forces liberated the villages of Bukhayran, Ariqah and Othmaniyah and then the entire Kawm oasis located on the road between Resafa and Sukhna. On Tuesday, government troops continued developing momentum in the directions of Bir Hisayyah and Taybah.

Russian Ka-52 attack helicopters provide a close air support to the advancing government troops. According to local sources, Russian military advisers are involved in the operation.

If the Tiger Forces capture any of the aforementioned villages, they will be able to threaten all ISIS supply lines in the area. This will decrease the ISIS defense capabilities in Uqayribat in the eastern Hama countryside.

Aug 15 01:05

Arab Daily: Amman to Resume Ties with Damascus Soon

A leading Arab newspaper referred to the Syrian army's recent victories against the terrorists in the Southern parts of the country, and said relations between Damascus and Jordan will resume in the near future. "The Syrian army's control over the border passages will create important and strategic equations and improvement of relations between Damascus and Amman will be possible in the near future," al-Ray al-Youm wrote on Monday. It pointed to the Syrian soldiers' recent capture of al-Sukhnah and recruitment of tribal forces by the Jordanian government to fill the vacuum created in absence of the Syrian army in al-Nasib region, and wrote that Amman has now left open the way for the Syrian government troops' advance in al-Nasib to retake its positions from terrorists. The newspaper wrote that Jordan has also understood that the US has handed the Syrian case to Russia after stopping support for the terrorists to decrease harms, "and hence, Amman is changing its policies on Syria.

Aug 15 01:00

Syrian Soldiers Impose Control over More Strategic Hills, Heights in Eastern Hama

The Syrian Army troops, backed up by the country's Air Force, managed to capture several key hills and heights in Eastern Hama after hours of tough battle with ISIL terrorists, military sources confirmed on Tuesday...
Syrian Soldiers Continue to March on Terrorists' Positions in Eastern Damascus: The Syrian Army forces continued to hit terrorists' defense lines hard in Eastern Ghouta on Tuesday and captured more positions in Jobar region. http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13960524000486
The Syrian Army troops drove ISIL out of six more villages and towns in Eastern Homs on Tuesday in their push towards Deir Ezzur. http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13960524000323
The Syrian Army troops, backed up by artillery units and the country's Air Force, stormed ISIL's positions along a main supply route to the town of Humeimeh in Eastern Homs and managed to close off the road. http://en.farsnews.com/player.aspx?nn=13960523001149

Aug 15 00:54

More Civilian Casualties in US Airstrikes in Northeastern Syria

The US-led coalition fighter jets bombed residential areas in the Northeastern city of Raqqa on Monday, killing and wounding over 15 civilians. Ten civilians were killed and five more were injured in a US air attack on residential neighborhoods of the ISIL-held city of Raqqa. Field sources reported on Wednesday that over 70 civilians, including women and children, were killed or wounded in the US-led coalition airstrikes in the province of Deir Ezzur and Raqqa in one day. The sources said that the warplanes bombed several regions in Raqqa city in the last 24 hours, killing 29 civilians, including nine women and 14 children and wounding several more. The fighter jets, meantime, targeted the women's hospital in the town of al-Mayadeen in Southeastern Deir Ezzur and in al-Romayleh neighborhood in the Northern part of Deir Ezzur city, killing two children and wounding 40 more, the source said, adding that the death toll was on rise due to the critical conditions of the injured.

Aug 14 08:42

SYRIAN WAR REPORT – AUGUST 14, 2017: GOVT-HELD AREA IN SYRIA GROWN BY 250 PERCENT OVER TWO MONTHS

The area controlled by the Damascus government in Syria has grown by 250 percent over the past two months, Russian Minister of Defense Sergey Shoigu said on Sunday. Shoigu added that the liberation of the key town of Sukhna in the province of Homs opens an opportunity to lift the ISIS siege from the strategic city of Deir Ezzor. He added that Russia has “started persuading our American colleagues that terrorists should be separated from opposition to understand where to strike… Establishing the de-escalation zones today is exactly this separation.”

On Saturday, special operations units from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) Tiger Forces carried out a successful air landing operation behind ISIS lines at the administrative border between Homs and Raqqah provinces.

Aug 14 07:29

Lebanese Army deploys in Arsal outskirts

The Lebanese Army deployed Monday to areas on the outskirts of the northeastern town of Arsal, as a Free Syrian Army-linked group began the journey back to Syria

Aug 14 07:28

EXXONMOBIL, KOCHS, ISRAEL PUSHING WASHINGTON TO PARTITION IRAQ AND SYRIA

ears before the U.S. illegally invaded and then occupied Iraq, plans were circulating within the Pentagon to partition the country along “sectarian” lines, with the express purpose of allowing the U.S. and its regional allies to better control oil resource production and movement within the Middle East. In Syria, the same narrative of partition has more recently been circulated as the “only” solution to the nation’s sectarian divisions, divisions which did not emerge until they were artificially created in 2011 when the current conflict began and later fomented by hostile foreign actors.

Aug 14 00:17

Es Sukhne in Syria liberated, opening way for Deir ez-Zor offensive

The Syrian armed forces and militia with support from the Russian Aerospace Force by Sunday morning liberated Es Sukhne, thus giving opportunity for offensive to Deir ez-Zor, the Russian Defense Ministry said. The defense ministry explained, the operation had a few stages. By August 10, the Syrian forces "seized the neighboring strategically important heights and blocked the city," and by 03:00 on August 13, with support of the Russian pilots they repelled the militants from the northern and western areas. "By 7 in the morning on August 13, in hard fighting units of the Syrian armed forces liberated from terrorists Es Sukhne’s central and southern parts, establishing full control over the city. The liberation of Es Sukhne from the IS terrorists opens the opportunity for the Syrian governmental forces for an offensive and de-blocking of Deir ez-Zor," the ministry said in a statement.

Aug 14 00:08

Syrian military conducts awareness-raising campaign on East Ghouta reconciliation

According to Syrian military officials, during the hostilities in East Ghouta, they distributed more than a million leaflets. They also have a loudspeaker mounted on an armored vehicle. Leaflets were dropped from a helicopter and distributed among civilians heading for East Ghouta through the Russian military police checkpoint located there. It is assumed that local residents some of whose relatives or friends are gunmen can persuade them to surrender. The following message is broadcast through a mobile sound station: "Dear East Ghouta residents! Please help restore security in this district of Syria. Persuade gunmen to surrender." According to the Syrian military, such addresses often prove to be more effective than combat operations. Every day, militants side with government troops.

Aug 13 07:57

Turkey Ending Support for Syrian Rebels 'Goodwill Gesture Towards Damascus'

Turkey has stopped supporting the Syrian coalition of opposition forces. According to analyst and journalist Musa Özu?urlu, this decision is likely to contribute to normalization between Ankara and Damascus.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Turkey is pivoting away from the US!

Aug 12 09:23

Facing Defeat in Syria, the “Islamic State” (ISIS) Inexplicably Expands Globally

Facing defeat in Syria as government forces backed by its Russian and Iranian allies close in on the terrorist organization, stripping it of territory it seized, it has managed to spread far beyond Syria’s borders, establishing itself in Libya, Afghanistan, and even as far as Southeast Asia where it has seized an entire city in the Philippines’ south, and carried out attacks and conducting activities everywhere from Indonesia and Malaysia to allegedly Thailand’s deep south.

It should be remembered, according to Western governments and their media, the territory ISIS holds in Syria is allegedly providing it with the summation of its financial resources and thus the source of its fighting capacity. According to official statements, the US and its European allies allege that ISIS fuels its fighting capacity with “taxes” and extortion as well as black market oil sales – all of which are derived from territory it holds in Syria.

Aug 12 09:00

Video: Combat Cam: Syrian Arab Army Attempt To Break ISIS’ Siege In Deir Ez-Zor

Syrian Arab Army attempt to break isis SIEGE IN Deir-Ez-Zoor.

Aug 12 08:40

Yes, Syrian refugees can return to Aleppo… and do so in their 100,000s

Aleppo, a city retaken by Damascus from rebels in December last year, has become a major destination for displaced Syrian returning home in 2017 as numbers of returnees to Syria spills over 600,000, according to the UN.

Aug 11 10:43

Netanyahu ADMITS ISIS are Israel soldiers

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has pledged to punish a group of Syrian Druze individuals in the occupied Golan Heights who attacked injured ISIL Takfiri militants en route to a hospital in Israel.

Aug 11 07:41

30 DEAD AFTER US-COALITION ALLEGEDLY STRIKES RAQQA HOSPITAL WITH PHOSPHORUS BOMBS

Deputy Director of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent “SARC” Branch in Raqqa Dina al-Asa’ad said as cited by Sana that the shelling of the National Hospital in Raqqa by the coalition with phosphorus bombs occurred on Thursday night.

Dina al-Assad reported that the warplanes carried out 20 combat sorties and targeted the hospital’s power generators, vehicles and wards.

She further said that the hospital was rendering medical services to over 100,000 population of Raqqa city, adding that ISIL was not present at all at the hospital.

In the meantime, Head of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent Fowaz al-Asaf announced that over 65 government facilities, including sugar company, have thus far been destroyed in the offensive of the US warplanes and the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces in Raqqa.

Field sources reported that 30 civilians have been killed and several more have been wounded in the phosphorus bomb attacks on the state and children’s hospitals in Raqqa.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am thoroughly ashamed to be a citizen of a country so completely complicit in the commission of war crimes, like the bombing of hospitals, from Yemen to Syria. The following are images of what white phosphorous bombs do to its victims:

Images: what white phosphorous bombs do to their victims

Any questions about what the US military is doing with your money and in your name in Syria?!?

Aug 10 15:34

The End Of The CIA’s Dirty War In Syria

When the definitive history of the conflict in Syria is written, the role of the United States in funding, training, and arming rebel groups will by necessity comprise a major chapter.

Aug 10 12:46

Opposition in North Syria seeks contact with Russia to establish safe zone

Armed groups in northern Syria are trying to get in touch with Russia to organize a meeting to outline the borders of the fourth Syria de-escalation zone, a commander of the Free Syrian Army in southern Aleppo province told Sputnik. “We are trying to get in touch with the Russian side via a mediator to reach an agreement on the de-escalation zone in Idlib and the southern suburb of Aleppo. Groups gave us authorization to speak on their behalf,”
the commander said.

Aug 10 11:05

America’s Military Cannot Bring Peace To Syria

America must decide what it wants to do about Syria. Does it want to get rid of Bashar al-Assad? Or is defeating ISIS its most important priority?

Morally, it should do neither. America’s first priority should be to stop the war so that Syrian people do not have to die anymore.

Aug 10 08:40

UN War Crimes Prosecutor Quits Commission After Unable To Frame, Prosecute Assad – Blames Russia

An international war crimes prosecutor has resigned from her position on the U.N.’s Investigative Panel into human rights abuses in Syria over her frustration regarding the perceived impotence of the commission and the lack of ability to prosecute war criminals. Essentially, Carla Del Ponte is resigning because she and her panel have not been able to overcome Russian objections to framing Bashar al-Assad for crimes committed by America’s terrorists.

Aug 10 07:54

SYRIAN WAR REPORT – AUGUST 10, 2017: ARMY REPELS ISIS ATTACK, INFLICTS LARGE CASUALTIES TO TERRORISTS

Government forces have repelled a large-scale ISIS advance in the area of Humaymah and the T2 pumping station at the Syrian-Iraqi border.

The advance started on Wednesday with an attack by ISIS suicide bombers and 5 vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices. The terrorists reportedly took 3 Syrian Arab Army (SAA) checkpoints, but failed to develop the advance. Pro-government troops, backed up by the Russian Aerospace Forces, counter-attacked and forced the terrorists to retreat.

According to ISIS, over 70 government fighters were killed in the clashes. Maj General Ghasan Yunis was reportedly among the killed servicemen. In turn, pro-government sources claimed that the SAA killed up to 80 ISIS members, destroyed several vehicles, and seized 11 other vehicles. The numbers provided by both sides look overestimated.

Aug 09 15:51

‘No US Warplanes Over Syria’: Congress & Pentagon Hit With 68k Petition Signatures

A CIA whistleblower and ex-Marine Corps captain are among the outspoken leaders of a campaign to stop the US bombing of Syria before a “nuclear apocalypse” erupts out of the conflict with Russia.

Aug 09 15:29

Pentagon Confirms Its In-House Rebels Defected to the Syrian Army

US-trained, US-armed fighters have taken their training and arms to the Syrian army

Aug 09 13:46

EXCLUSIVE: Syrian Arab Army Liberates Last ISIS Stronghold In Homs

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has taken the town of al-Sukhna from anti-government militants on Sunday, after fierce fighting.

Aug 09 13:00

The CIA and the Pentagon have not Ended Their Support to Islamist/ Wahhabi Terror Groups in Syria

BP: According to the Washington Post, U.S. President Donald Trump has decided to end the CIA’s covert program to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels battling the government of Bashar al-Assad. What’s your assessment of this move?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, it appears that absolutely nothing has really changed in Syria, with regard to the US arming the jihadists there, even though it was alleged that President Trump ordered this practice stopped last month.

Trump Ends Covert Aid to Syrian Rebels Trying to Topple Assad

It seems that the CIA is absolutely not listening to the White House on this issue, and if, in fact, what Mr. Papadopolous is saying is true, it would seem that President Trump needs to yank CIA Director Pompeo's chain right now, and very severely, on this issue.

Aug 09 09:33

SYRIA & IRAQ WAR REPORT – AUGUST 9, 2017: TENSIONS GROW AS US-LED COALITION STRIKES PMU IN BORDER AREA

Syrian Arab Army (SAA) Tiger Forces and tribal forces fighters have liberated Jabir, Numaysah, Khamisiyah and Wadi Susah near the important ISIS-held town of Maadan in the province of Raqqah.

The government forces advanced amid the ongoing fighting in the area of Sukhna in the province of Homs. ISIS is desperately trying to stop the SAA advance along the Sukhna-Resafa and the Sukhna-Deir Ezzor roads and deploys reinforcements to the area. This allows government forces to advance on other frontlines.

Pro-government forces, led by the Republican Guard, are advancing against Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and its allies in Jobar and Ayn Tarma in the Eastern Ghouta region near Damascus. The group is excluded from the ceasefire because it has links with al-Qaeda.

Aug 09 08:49

'This is No Liberation': US Coalition 'Lays Waste' to Raqqa

While US-coalition forces continue to pound the Syrian city of Raqqa, the so-called capital of Daesh (ISIL/ISIS), a notable Syrian MP accused them of waging a war against civilians instead of terrorists.

Aug 09 07:49

UN War Crimes Prosecutor Quits Commission After Unable To Frame, Prosecute Assad – Blames Russia

By Brandon Turbeville

An international war crimes prosecutor has resigned from her position on the U.N.’s Investigative Panel into human rights abuses in Syria over her frustration regarding the perceived impotence of the commission and the lack of ability to prosecute war criminals. Essentially, Carla Del Ponte is resigning because she and her panel have not been able to overcome Russian objections to framing Bashar al-Assad for crimes committed by America’s terrorists...

Aug 09 05:50

US seeks Syria’s disintegration, including with Kurdish units’ help

Washington’s chief objective in Syria is either toppling Bashar al-Assad or destroying Syria’s integrity, in particular, with the help from Syrian Kurds’ armed groups, Boris Dolgov, Senior Research Fellow at the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Center for Arab and Islamic Studies, told a round-table dedicated to the upcoming sixth round of negotiations on the Syrian settlement in Astana. "I am confident that the United States’ objective is removing Assad from power or breaking up Syria as a country," he said. "They used to rely on Islamist forces, including extremist ones, but when this did not work, they began to support Kurdish forces vigorously." According to the expert, the fact that the Syrian Kurds set a minimum goal of a broad autonomy for the Kurds, and, as maximum, creating an independent state, is in line with Washington’s plans in the region.

Aug 08 13:06

ISIS Posting Syrian Children Outside Of Car Bomb Factories To Prevent U.S. Airstrikes

The Islamic State has begun posting Syrian children outside of car bomb factories as part of an attempt to stave off U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, according to the Pentagon.

Aug 08 08:38

US-Backed Kurds Release Video Showing Them Destroying A Turkish Tank In Syria

US-backed Kurdish fighters battling ISIS in Syria released a video on Saturday showing their fighters destroying a tank being used by Turkish-backed rebels in northwest Syria, Military Times first reported.

“Today at about 9:30 am our forces targeted and destroyed a tank belonging to terrorist groups under the Turkish army’s command near in Afrin’s Shera district,” the YPG said on Facebook.

Aug 08 07:54

SYRIAN WAR REPORT – AUGUST 8, 2017: ISIS DEPLOYS LARGE REINFORCEMENTS, ATTEMPTS RETAKE SUKHNA

ISIS has reportedly deployed large reinforcements, including experienced infantry and technicals, from the terrorist group’s strong points in the eastern Salamiyah countryside in order to retake the strategic town of Sukhna from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies.

According to reports, a notable ISIS force is still shelling government forces from the high ground north of Sukhna. Meanwhile, a high number of IEDs and a threat of suicide bombing attacks prevent government forces from advancing in the Sukhna countryside.

On Monday, the SAA repelled a few ISIS attacks, but on Tuesday, sporadic clashes continued appearing near the town.

Aug 06 13:21

Syrian Forces Make new Gains in Raqqah Amid the Coalition Bombardment

The Syrian Army has officially announced taking control over the villages of Hardan, Salem Al Hamad, Al Atashana, Maghalat Kabeer, Maghalat Sagheer and Al Daema, located in the southeastern countryside of Raqqah. According to field sources, the military operations in the current stage are focused on encircling ISIS terrorists in the town of Ma’adan, located at the administrative border between the provinces of Raqqah and Deir Ez Zour, both being the major hubs for ISIS terrorists. The same sources also said the Army's control of the town of Ma'adan will be one of the most important steps for the Army, as it will further allow to eventually gain complete control over the city of Deir Ez Zour, which is being besieged by ISIS terrorists for more than three years now...

Aug 06 08:29

Syria Seeks Iran’s Help for Economic Revival

Syrian Prime Minister Imad Khamis applauded Iran for its unwavering support for the Arab country in the fight against terrorism, saying Syria also hopes to get assistance from Iran to nurse its ailing economy back to health.

Aug 06 08:27

Syrian army takes last town held by Islamic State in Homs

Syrian government and allied forces have taken the last major town in Homs province from the Islamic State, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Saturday, as the army advances toward militant strongholds in the east of the country.

The town of al-Sukhna lies some 50 km (30 miles) northeast of the ancient city of Palmyra, which was captured by government forces in March.

It is also 50 km from the administrative frontier of Deir al-Zor province, which is almost entirely under Islamic State control.

A Hezbollah media unit said government and allied forces were making considerable progress inside the city of Sukhna. Lebanon's Hezbollah group fights on the side of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the Syrian conflict.

Syrian state news agency SANA reported earlier on Saturday that the army was advancing into al-Sukhna from three directions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks like it's nearly all over but the shouting here.

Aug 05 08:11

“International coalition” shells Raqqa National Hospital with phosphorus bombs

Deputy Director of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent “SARC” Branch in Raqqa Dina al-Asa’ad stressed that the warplanes of the so-called “international coalition” shelled on Thursday night the building of the National Hospital in Raqqa City with phosphorus bombs.

Aug 04 11:49

New Russia-brokered Ceasefire Agreement Comes in Effect, Civilians to be Treated at Russian and Syrian Military Hospitals

So far, this is the third de-escalation zone agreement that came in effect... The Russian Defense Ministry made an official announcement of a new ceasefire agreement which came in effect yesterday and covers 84 towns and villages in the northern countryside of the central Syrian province of Homs. According to Igor Konashenkov, a Russian Defense Ministry spokesman, the new agreement came in effect yesterday afternoon and covers an area with a population of more than 147,000 people. ISIS and Tahrir Al Sham/Al Nusra front-controlled territories, however, are not included in the agreement. Konashenkov said the Russian military police will set up 2 checkpoints in the areas of Har Banafsah and Al Dweir, in addition to 3 observation posts in Al Hmeirat, Qubaiybat and Tal Omari. The agreement also aims to expel all factions and groups affiliated with ISIS and Tahrir/Al Nusra, as well as reopening the parts of Homs-Hama highway.

Aug 04 11:46

Children Killed in new Coalition Raids on Syria's Raqqah

Jets, belonging to the US–led “anti-ISIS” coalition, continue to attack the civilians in Syria. According to local sources, 7 children and a woman were killed after the coalition jets struck a residential area in the Syrian city of Raqqah on Thursday night. Many people were also left wounded and material damage was dealt to the private properties and infrastructure. The sources added that coalition forces carried out 44 raids during the past 48 hours in Raqqah alone, targeting residential buildings at Al Imam Al Nouri Mosque and in Al Thukneh neighborhoods in Al Badou quarter, leaving several dead and wounded civilians behind.

Aug 04 11:38

CONFIRMED: US has killed 624 civilians in Syria

The United States has confirmed that the total civilian death toll from its illegal airstrikes over Syria has reached 624. Many in Syria attest that the real number is in fact much higher...

Aug 04 09:24

HOW MAINSTREAM U.S. ‘NEWS’ MEDIA PUMP THEIR GOVERNMENT’S LIES TO DECEIVE THE PUBLIC

The August 7th issue of a neoconservative Republican Party magazine, The Weekly Standard, headlines “Trump Got This One Right: Shutting down the CIA’s ghost war in Syria,” and doesn’t attack the previous, Democratic, President, for having initiated and run that “ghost war,” and doesn’t make clear what it was, or why it was being waged, but does say hostile things against the leaders both of Russia and of Syria, such as that “Putin … has the blood of many Syrian civilians on his hands,” and allegations also against the Syrian government, such as:

Russian and Syrian jets have indiscriminately and repeatedly bombed civilian targets. The Assad regime has used chemical weapons, which Trump himself objected to, bombing a Syrian airfield in response. The United States cannot endorse these war crimes by allying itself with the perpetrators of mass murder in Syria.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The presstitutes and whoresspondents lie continuously, in order to serve their governmental masters, and create a false narrative to demonise such countries as Russia, China, Syria, and Iran.

Look for this demonisation to crescendo to the point where we may well see the Unhinged Surveilled States of America start war, or declare war, ultimately, against all of the above named countries.

Aug 04 08:52

Coalition says killed 624 civilians “unintentionally” in Iraq, Syria

The United States-led coalition said Friday it “unintentionally” killed 624 civilians in strikes targeting Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"We feel really bad about it, but we meant well!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Aug 04 08:43

US warns of ‘grave consequences’ if Syria’s al-Qaeda dominates Idlib

The United States warned a takeover of rebel-held northwestern Idlib province by Syrian militants linked to a former al-Qaeda affiliate would have grave consequences and make it difficult to dissuade Russia from renewing bombing that recently stopped.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Oooooh. Al Qaeda. AL QAEDA!!!! We just have to go back into Syria now. We just HAVE to!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Aug 04 08:41

SYRIAN WAR REPORT – AUGUST 4, 2017: ARMY, SDF BOOST COOPERATION, SET UP JOINT OPERATIONS ROOM

Modern 9K333 Verba man-portable air-defense systems (MANPADs) have been spotted at positions of the Russian military servicemen in the Eastern Ghouta region near Damascus. The MANPADs were reportedly deployed to protect checkpoints and observation posts established by the Russians from DIY combat drones as well as other threats from the air.

ISIS has reportedly started forceful conscription campaign for males from 20-yo to 30-yo in Deir Ezzor. The goal is to get enough manpower to fight the Syrian Arab Army and its allies in central Syria. The decision is another sign that ISIS faces significant problems in northeastern Palmyra and southern Raqqah and its defense may fall if the terrorist group does not get additional resources.

Aug 03 13:21

Syrian Civil War Map.

Welcome to Syrian Civil War Map! This website contains a live and interactive map of the Syrian Civil War and Iraqi War. We are dedicated to delivering the latest news as well as the most accurate and unbiased information about the Syrian and Iraqi conflict. Unlike other websites we are not using online and public sources. We are in contact with many people living in Syria and Iraq. These people provide information about the current circumstances in the conflict areas.

Aug 03 09:21

Rex Tillerson: US wants Iran out of Syria

A condition of U.S. cooperation with Russia in the Syria arena is the removal of Iranian forces from the country, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said.

“The direct presence of Iranian military forces inside of Syria, they must leave and go home, whether those are Iranian Revolutionary Guard forces or whether those are paid militias, foreign fighters, that Iran has brought into Syria in this battle,” Tillerson said Wednesday in a wide-ranging news conference.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Pretty strong words for a nation that is in Syria without the permission of the Syrian government!

Aug 03 09:06

Three Hezbollah captives released in swap deal

Two Hezbollah captives have been released as part of a deal with Jabhat Fatah al-Sham, the exchange between the two groups began Thursday in the province of Hama.

Aug 03 07:55

SYRIAN WAR REPORT – AUGUST 3, 2017: GOVT FORCES ENTER STRATEGIC SUKHNA TOWN IN HOMS PROVINCE

On Wednesday, the Syrian Arab Army and the National Defense Forces (NDF) began a direct storm of the ISIS—held town of Sukhna at the Palmyra-Deir Ezzor highway.

Government forces captured the ISIS fortifications south and west of the town, stormed the southwestern entrance of the town, and captured several buildings. Syrian and Russian warplanes and attack helicopters supported the advance.

According to reports, a majority of the ISIS fighters withdrew from Sukhna last week, but dozens of them decided to stay in the town to defend it. Most of these fighters are suicide bombers and snipers.

Aug 02 14:23

Syria Demands UN to Condemn US-Led Coalition for Killing Civilians

The Syrian Foreign Ministry said that Syrian authorities have sent letters to the UN Security Council and the UN secretary general demanding to condemn the actions of the international coalition led by the United States, resulting in deaths of civilians.

Aug 02 11:53

Russia's Syria embassy in Damascus hit by mortar

The Russian embassy in Syrian capital Damascus has been hit by mortar shells during an attack, Moscow says.

The Russian Foreign Ministry said two shells hit the building and another two landed close to its perimeter.

No one is believed to have been injured in the attack.

Aug 02 11:20

Syrian Army Continues Operation in Eastern Damascus, Al-Nusra on Verge of Collapse

The Syrian Army's artillery and missile unis heavily pounded the positions of Al-Nusra Front (Tahrir al-Sham Hay'at or the Levant Liberation Board) in Eastern Ghouta pushing the terrorist group into complete failure.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Syrian Army's artillery and missile unis heavily pounded the positions of Al-Nusra Front (Tahrir al-Sham Hay'at or the Levant Liberation Board) in Eastern Ghouta pushing the terrorist group into complete failure.

Aug 02 09:27

SATELLITE PICTURES SHOW RUSSIAN AIRCRAFT AT KHMEIMIM AIR BASE IN SYRIA

Satellite pictures have recently appeared on social media which show Russian aircraft parked at Khmeimim air base in Syria, which is the centre of Russian military operations in that country.

A total of 33 Russian aircraft can be identified, of the following types

Eleven Sukhoi Su-24 tactical bombers;
Three Sukhoi Su-25 attack aircraft;
Three Sukhoi Su-27 strategic fighters;
Six Sukhoi Su-35 multirole fighters;
Four Sukhoi Su-30 fighter (identifiable by canards on the forward fuselage); and
Six 6 Su-34 strike fighters.

Aug 02 08:48

SYRIAN WAR REPORT – AUGUST 2, 2017: US-BACKED FORCES RUN AWAY FROM AT TANF

In August, another group of Jaysh Maghawir al-Thawra members in southeastern Syria defected to Syrian government forces, according to pro-opposition sources. In July, the first group of the US-backed force run away from the US-controlled at-Tanf garrison and surrendered with arms and equipment to the Syrian army. According to pro-government sources, the total number of defected militants is up to 30. The optimistic estimates said that Jaysh Maghawir al-Thawra had had up to 300 members before the recent developments. Thus, at least 10% of the US-backed group defected.

Aug 02 08:42

Punishing Russia Is Not Worth World War III

The United States’ first major intervention against Syria consisted of a missile strike on an airbase on April 7, a move condemned as premature by Russian officials. Russia warned that the strikes on Syria placed the world’s two nuclear great powers one accident away from a direct confrontation, but Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov hoped aloud that this outcome could be avoided and the prospects for cooperation salvaged. Since then, American forces struck pro-government militia forces, bombed the Syrian army directly and, two days later, incapacitated a Syrian drone.

Aug 02 07:22

Body Organ Trafficking: Militants Focus on Children Now

Terrorist groups in Northern Aleppo have formed several criminal gangs in close cooperation with Ankara to smuggle children's body organs to Turkey, Kurdish media reported on Tuesday. The Kurdish-language Hawar news quoted a local source as saying that a group of mercenaries have embarked on kidnapping children and trading their body organs. The source told Hawar news that seven children have been kidnapped in the town of Qabaseen near the town of al-Bab in the last seven days, and evidence and proofs indicate that they have been abducted by the same group that operates with Turkey's help. The report further mentioned that some other children had also been taken earlier in similar cases and no one knows anything about their fate. The source told Hawar news that the gangs use females to deceive and kidnap children from Kurdish villages and sell their body organs to Turkish traders.

Aug 02 07:20

Tens of Civilians Killed, Injured in US Air Raids in Northeastern, Eastern Syria

The US-led coalition fighter jets continued to bomb towns and regions in the provinces of Raqqa and Deir Ezzur, killing and injuring over 90 civilians, including children. The warplanes targeted Bousaraya region in Raqqa, killing and wounding 30 civilians. Also, the fighter jets bombed the village of al-Kashkiyeh in Southeastern Deir Ezzur, leaving a child dead and several more wounded. In the meantime, US air raids left a sum of 60 civilian casualties in the villages of al-Kashma, al-Showayt, al-Dawayer and al-Asharah. Relevant reports said on Tuesday that the US-led coalition warplanes bombed more towns and villages in Eastern Deir Ezzur, killing or wounding over 80 civilians. The fighter jets pounded al-Dowayer and al-Asharah in Eastern Deir Ezzur, leaving 22 civilians dead and 40 more injured. In the meantime, 18 civilians were killed in the US airstrike in the town of al-Showayt.

Aug 02 06:32

The Presidential Tweet That Is Shaking the War Party

Most of the Donald’s tweets amount to street brawling with his political enemies, but occasionally one of them slices through Imperial Washington’s sanctimonious cant. Indeed, Monday evening’s 140 characters of solid cut right to the bone: The Amazon Washington Post fabricated the facts on my ending massive, dangerous, and wasteful payments to Syrian rebels fighting Assad... Needless to say, we are referencing not the dig at the empire of Bezos, but the characterization of Washington’s anti-Assad policy as "massive, dangerous and wasteful". No stouter blow to the neocon/Deep State "regime change" folly has ever been issued by an elected public official. Yet there it is – the self-composed words of the man in the Oval Office. It makes you even want to buy some Twitter stock!

Aug 01 15:10

Turkey, US Accuse Each Other Of Terror Sponsorship In Syria

Turkey and the United States have been accusing each other of supporting various terrorist groups in Syria.

Aug 01 11:36

Russia has disabled U.S. Tomahawks in Syria!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why Trumps Tomahawk attack on the Syrian air base failed!

Aug 01 09:59

Report: Trump Shut Down CIA Program Arming Rebel Terrorists After Watching Disturbing Video

President Trump reportedly shut down the CIA's covert Syria program after watching a disturbing video of CIA-backed rebels in Syria beheading a child.

Aug 01 09:38

8,000 to leave Syria-Lebanon border zone in Arsal as ceasefire deal advances between Hezbollah and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham

Aug 01 09:34

SYRIAN WAR REPORT – AUGUST 1, 2017: ARMY REPELS LARGE ISIS COUNTER-ATTACK IN SOUTHERN RAQQAH

Government forces, led by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) Tiger Forces and pro-government tribal forces, have liberated the villages Wadi Kharrar, Subayat, Salim Hammad, Abu Hammad, Muqla Saghir, and Muqla Kabir and fully encircled ISIS terrorists in the Sabkah area in the southern part of Raqqah province.

Following the full encirclement of this area, the SAA and its allies started pressuring ISIS in Zawr Sham, Jibil, Rahbi, and Sabkah. In turn, ISIS members launched a series of counter-attacks in the area and even temporarily entered Ghanim Ali. Intense fighting is now ongoing in the area. However, government forces, backed up by the Russian Aerospace Forces, have an upper hand in this battle.

Aug 01 08:49

US-Backed Syrian Rebels Defect To Syrian Government After CIA Program Ends

A small number of U.S.-backed rebels have reportedly defected to the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad following news that President Donald Trump has ended the covert CIA program to arm rebels.

Syrian opposition members stated Saturday that at least four U.S.-backed rebels belonging to the Revolution Commando Army abandoned their posts and defected to Syrian regime forces on Thursday, The Associated Press reports.

Aug 01 08:48

US-Led Coalition Destroys Daesh Chemical Weapons Factory Near Deir Ez-Zor

The US-led coalition to counter the Daesh terrorist group has announced the destruction of the extremists' assets in both Iraq and Syria, including a chemical weapons factory near Deir ez-Zor.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

At least they are admitting that the chemical weapons attacks are coming from Daesh.

Jul 31 13:29

Don’t be Fooled, the CIA was Only Half the Problem in Syria

The news that President Trump has halted the CIA program to arm and train rebel groups in Syria should be viewed with caution, as the CIA program only represented half of US involvement in Syria. Even if we take this information as completely accurate, and the CIA will cease to be involved in any covert programs in Syria, there is still a giant arm of US imperialism that is going to be heavily involved in the Syrian conflict for the foreseeable future; namely, the Pentagon.

Jul 31 11:12

US Nimitz Carrier Strike Group Starts Anti-Daesh Air Campaign in Syria, Iraq

The aircraft carrier Nimitz Strike Group has entered to air campaign against the Daesh terror group (banned in Russia) in Syria and Iraq with a series of strike sorties, the US Navy announced in a press release on Monday.
"The first aircraft launched from USS Nimitz was an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the ‘Argonauts’ of Strike Fighter Squadron 147," the release said.

The Nimitz Strike Group's deployment to the US 5th Fleet area of operations supports Operation Inherent Resolve and signals the continued commitment to defeat and destroy Daesh], the release said.

In addition to targeting Daesh, the ship and strike group are also conducting maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners, preserve freedom of navigation and maintain the free flow of commerce, the release added.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What is put forward are the "good reasons" for the US military striking in Iraq and Syria; but particularly with Syria, I want to know what the "real reasons" are for us to be in Syria militarily, when the US has had no invitation, whatsoever, from the Syrian government to be there.

Jul 31 10:03

The Tweet That Is Shaking the War Party

Most of the Donald’s tweets amount to street brawling with his political enemies, but occasionally one of them slices through Imperial Washington’s sanctimonious cant. Indeed, Monday evening’s 140 characters of solid cut right to the bone:

The Amazon Washington Post fabricated the facts on my ending massive, dangerous, and wasteful payments to Syrian rebels fighting Assad…..

Needless to say, we are referencing not the dig at the empire of Bezos, but the characterization of Washington’s anti-Assad policy as "massive, dangerous and wasteful".

No stouter blow to the neocon/Deep State "regime change" folly has ever been issued by an elected public official. Yet there it is – the self-composed words of the man in the Oval Office. It makes you even want to buy some Twitter stock!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Senator Mc Cain's net worth is estimated at +/- $21 million dollars.

John Mc Cain's estimated net worth

So one has to wonder: just how many investments in the Military/Industrial complex he has, when his job as a senator only pays $174,000 annually. Something HAS to be filling in that gap, and my best guess would be investments in bombs, bullets, and aircraft; you know, the stuff that kills people.

So of course, he had to attempt to neutralise President Trump with that stupid, sophomoric comment about the President playing into Putin's hands.

Jul 31 09:48

Mosul Massacre II: US Is Bombing Civilians in Raqqa

It seems the widely condemned slaughter of civilians in Iraq’s Mosul was never enough; because the United States is now busy doing the same thing tin Syria’s Raqqa - bombing civilians who have two choices: flee or die.

Jul 31 09:25

Al Qaeda “Mysteriously” Metastasizing in Northwest Syria

The Washington Post in an article titled, “Al-Qaida in Syria snuffs out competition in northwest,” clumsily reveals what many following the Syrian conflict have known all along – that the so-called uprising never existed, and that the US and its allies are directly arming, aiding, and abetting Al Qaeda in Syria.

The article admits:

Syrian rebels and activists are warning that an al-Qaida-linked jihadi group is on the verge of snuffing out what remains of the country’s uprising in northwestern Syria, after the extremists seized control of the opposition-held regional capital, Idlib, last weekend.

However, the so-called “uprising” has been allegedly supported since 2011 by the US, Europe, and the West’s collective allies across the Middle East, including Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates, to the tune of hundreds of billions of dollars a year in weapons, training, logistics, and even vehicles, and now even direct military support.

Jul 31 09:02

SYRIAN WAR REPORT – JULY 31, 2017: TIGER FORCES ENTER DEIR EZZOR PROVINCE

Government forces, led by the Syrian Arab army (SAA) Tiger Forces liberated more villages on the west bank of the Euphrates River in Raqqah province and entered the northwestern part of Deir Ezzor province.

Last weekend, the Tiger Forces and their allies captured Muqla Saghira, Al-Rabyeh, Al-Jubayli, Salim al-Hammad, Abu Hammad and Ghanim al-Ali, Wadi Al Tarab, Tal Al-Tarab, Al-Rujum, Wadi Al Kharayj and Wadi Hamamiya. ISIS had counter-attacked near Ghanim al-Ali and allegedly destroyed 3 SAA vehicles with ATGMs and killed over 20 SAA servicemen. However, the terrorist group was not able to retake the village.

Jul 31 07:57

Slain journalist’s last report for RT: Raqqa refugees blame coalition for bombing schools, hospitals

In his last news story for RT Arabic, journalist Khaled Alkhateb talked to refugees from Raqqa who spoke about the death and destruction caused by coalition strikes. The 25-year-old was killed Sunday in a shelling offensive by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in Syria.

Jul 31 07:29

Logistical complexity delays militant transfer to Syria: Al-Manar

Seventy-six buses were lined up in Wadi Hmayyed filled with militants and their families waiting to depart for Syria Monday afternoon, before the exchange between Hezbollah and Jabhat Fatah al-Sham is set to go to Syria’s Idlib via Aleppo, Al-Manar TV reported.

Jul 30 10:06

Hezbollah says Mission Accomplished in Arsal

Hezbollah says it has concluded a military offensive against Takfiri terrorists on the outskirts of Arsal after dislodging the militants from the northeastern Lebanese town on the Syrian border.

Jul 30 08:49

Hezbollah, Nusra exchange bodies of slain fighters

The first step in a cease-fire agreement between Hezbollah and Jabhat Fatah al-Sham – formerly known as the Nusra Front – took place Sunday, as the two groups exchange the corpses of fighters, according to Hezbollah-affiliated media

Jul 30 08:26

Civilians Killed in US Airstrike on Hospital in Syria's Albu Kamal'

The warplanes, in a fresh massacre, bombed Ayesha Hospital, al-Shohad square and sports club in Albu Kamal, killing six civilians, including women and children and wounding ten more.

Jul 30 05:28

US-led airstrike bombs hospital in Syria, killing innocent civilians

The latest US led terrorist attack.

Jul 27 15:51

U.S. Blocks Security Council Resolution Condemning Terror Attacks On Russian Embassy

By Brandon Turbeville

In a telling display, the United States has actually blocked a U.N. Security Council resolution that would have condemned the July shelling of the Russian embassy in Damascus by terrorist forces...

Jul 27 12:48

U.S. Backed SDF Launches Artillery Strike Against Syrian Army

By Brandon Turbeville

America’s Kurdish/Arab terrorist brigades are so intent on “defeating ISIS” that they don’t seem to be able to stop themselves from attacking the forces that are actually defeating ISIS...

Jul 27 10:37

LGBT Brigades In Syria? Western Anarcho-Leftists Cutting Their Teeth With Western-Backed Kurdish YPG

By Brandon Turbeville

The Western corporate press is now having a field day promoting the latest Western incarnation of destabilization in Syria – the new “anti-ISIS” LGBT brigades. No, this isn’t a prank. According to a number of sources, LGBT brigades of fighters in Syria are now joining forces with Western-backed Kurdish fighters in order “fight back against ISIS” for the persecution of homosexuals under jihadist rule as well as attacks on communities outside of terrorist jurisdiction.

Still, while the Western media is hyping the new brigades as an example of empowerment and anti-terrorist heroism, there is much more to the story than meets the eye. In addition, it involves a number of different factions and Western intelligence activity both at home and abroad.

Who Are The LGBT Brigades?...

Jul 27 10:09

Watch: Tucker Carlson And Tulsi Gabbard Breakdown Trump’s Decision To Stop Arming Al Qaeda In Syria

The United States’ foreign policy in Syria will likely go down in history as the most hypocritical policy ever enforced by our government. After 9/11 the US government eviscerated our privacy rights, militarized our law enforcement agencies, groped us at the airport, and waged multiple wars that cost thousands of American lives and trillions of dollars, all in the name of fighting terrorism. Then when the Syrian Civil War erupted, our government turned around and began arming self-proclaimed Al-Qaeda terrorists in the region, and called them “freedom fighters.”

Fortunately this utterly stupid covert program was ended by Donald Trump last week. The media responded by saying that Trump had leaked state secrets by admitting the program exists (though pretty much anyone who bothered to research the subject has known it was real for years), and that he was appeasing Russia by ending the program.

Jul 27 09:59

Russia Signs 49 Year Extension on Syrian Airbase

According to Kremlin’s official website on Wednesday, Vladimir Putin has signed an agreement which will give its airforce military access until 2066 to the Khmeimim Air Base, in Syria’s Latakia province.

The new defense protocol states that the agreement will have legal effect over a period of 49 years, and will have an automatic renewal for subsequent periods of 25 years.

Jul 27 09:46

Ceasefire holds as Syria militants prepare to pull out

A ceasefire went into effect early Thursday morning between Hezbollah and Jabhat Fatah al-Sham as a deal was brokered overnight for the militant group to withdraw from Lebanon to Syria’s Idlib in exchange for the return of four captured Hezbollah fighters.

Jul 27 09:30

Russian Military Police Begin Monitoring Ceasefire Near Golan Heights

Russia has deployed military police to monitor two de-escalation zones being established in Syria, including one checkpoint near the Golan Heights, Moscow confirmed on Monday.

Jul 27 09:11

Photos - Syrian Army Seizes Huge Arms Cargo en Route to Terrorist-Held Regions

Jul 27 09:10

Syrian Army Accomplishing Mop-Up Operation in Eastern Raqqa

The Syrian army continued its military operations in Southeastern Raqqa and inched closer to the ISIL's last bastion in the region by seizing back several more areas.

Jul 27 02:13

Russian Military Police Begin Monitoring Ceasefire Near Golan Heights

Russian forces are now stationed 13 kilometers from the separation zone between Israel and Syria. Russia has deployed military police to monitor two de-escalation zones being established in Syria, including one checkpoint near the Golan Heights, Moscow confirmed on Monday. Russian and Syrian soldiers are now manning two checkpoints and four observation posts in the Eastern Ghouta area east of Damascus. In southwest Syria near the Golan Heights, Russian soldiers are stationed at two checkpoints and 10 observation posts. "Thus, thanks to measures taken by the Russian Federation, we have managed to stop military action in two of Syria's most important areas," the Russian Defense Ministry said.

Jul 26 13:54

'WITH SYRIA IN PIECES, IT’S TIME TO RECOGNIZE ISRAEL’S ANNEXATION OF THE GOLAN'

Michael Oren says it is time for the world to recognize the Golan Heights as part of Israel.

In contrast to negotiations with the Palestinians, there is no Syria to negotiate with, Deputy Minister for Diplomacy in the Prime Minister’s Office Oren said on Tuesday.

Jul 26 11:56

Fear and Trepidation in Tel Aviv: Is Israel Losing the Syria War?

The six-year-old Syria war is moving to a new stage, perhaps its final. The Syrian regime is consolidating its control over most of the populated centers, while ISIS is losing ground fast – and everywhere.

Concurrently, first steps at a permanent ceasefire are bearing fruit, compared to many failed attempts in the past.

Following a ceasefire agreement between the United States and Russia on July 7 at the G-20 meeting in Hamburg, Germany, three provinces in southwestern Syria – bordering Jordan and Israeli-occupied Golan Heights – are now relatively quiet. The agreement is likely to be extended elsewhere.

The Israeli government has made it clear to the US that it is displeased with the agreement, and Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has been leading strong efforts to undermine the ceasefire.

Netanyahu’s worst fears are, perhaps, actualizing: a solution in Syria that would allow for a permanent Iranian and Hezbollah presence in the country.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The question is not...how Netanyahu feels about the current situation on the ground in Syria; the question is, what will he attempt to do next, to attempt to destroy the cease fire?!?

Jul 26 10:54

Damascus: Syrian Army Seizes US, French Arms Cargo en Route to Terrorist-Held Regions

The Syrian Army soldiers stopped and seized a truck carrying a large volume of US and French-made arms and ammunition en route to regions in Western Qalamoun that are under the control the of Al-Nusra Front (Tahrir al-Sham Hay'at or the Levant Liberation Board).

Jul 26 10:42

Russia ships three KAMAZ trucks of humanitarian aid to armed Syrian opposition

The Russian Center for the Reconciliation of Warring Parties conducted its first special operation to deliver humanitarian aid to the armed opposition of Syria. Trucks loaded with essential goods and food products arrived in Eastern Ghouta. Members of the opposition, who struggled against government troops before, received medicines and food products. Three KAMAZ trucks delivered about 15 tons of cargo. As was reported in the Ministry of Defense of Russia, moderate Syrian opposition and the Russian military signed an agreement on de-escalation in the area of Eastern Ghouta in Syria.

Jul 26 10:18

Gov't Troops on Verge of Full Liberation of Southeastern Raqqa

The Syrian Army troops are now on the threshold of capturing all lands South-East of Raqqa province after they won back more territories from ISIL in their push towards Deir Ezzur.

Jul 26 10:17

Israel continues supporting terrorists in Syria

Syria’s Permanent Representative at the UN Bashar al-Jaafari said that the Israeli occupation continues to provide support to the armed terrorist groups across the occupied lands and targets the positions of the Syrian Army which is fighting terrorism.

In a statement at the UN Security Council’s session on the situation in the Middle East held on Tuesday, al-Jaafari restated Syria’s principled and firm stance in favor of the rights the Palestinian people to self-determination, establishing their independent state with Al Quds (Jerusalem) as its capital, and guaranteeing the Palestinian refugees’ right to return based on the UN resolution no. 194 for 1948 as a non-negotiable right that can’t be subject to concessions.

Jul 26 10:10

Terrorists Control Less than 10sq/km of Area in Arsal, Hezbollah on Verge of Great Victory

Only 7sq/km of land has remained under the control of the Al-Nusra Front (Tahrir al-Sham Hay'at or the Levant Liberation Board) in the mountainous region at Lebanon-Syria Border, a military source said, adding that the Lebanese Hezbollah fighters are now on the verge of capturing the entire of Arsal heights.

The source confirmed that only three heights stretching over 7sq/km of area are under Al-Nusra Front's control in Arsal heights, adding the resistance forces will soon reach the regions of Wadi Hamid and al-Malahi after capturing the terrorist-held three heights.

Once, Hezbollah seizes control over the three heights, it will complete liberation of Arsal heights, the source said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Maybe this is the reason for the sudden White House concern over Hezbollah; they are speeding up the end of the war in Syria!

Jul 26 09:59

Daesh, Al-Nusra's Options in Syria Qalamoun, Arsal: Surrender or Die

Al-Nusra Front and Daesh (also known as ISIS, ISIL) terrorists have no more options but to surrender or die after the recent Syrian Army and Lebanese Hezbollah's operations in the two countries' joint borders.

According to Tasnim dispatches, 1500 Daesh terrorists in the Lebanon’s eastern mountains along the Syrian border are awaiting their sure destiny of dying or surrendering.

Daesh terrorists are scattered in 250 square kilometers in the Lebanon mountains and up to 100 square kilometers in the Syrian highlands.

Jul 26 09:58

Lebanon's Hizbollah says Syria border assault 'nearing end'

Lebanese movement Hizbollah said on Monday its fight against militant groups along the eastern border with war-ravaged Syria was "nearing its end", and called on fighters to surrender.

Hizbollah announced a major push on Friday to clear both sides of Lebanon's border with Syria from "armed terrorists".

Jul 26 09:06

SYRIAN WAR REPORT – JULY 26, 2017: SAA, SDF DIVIDE SPHERES OF INFLUENCE IN EASTERN SYRIA

Syrian government forces, backed up by the Russian Aerospace Forces, have liberated the village of Baghliyah and nearby hills from ISIS terrorist sin the eastern Homs countryside. Thus, the army and its allies outflanked Dabat Milli, Taliah Sharqiyah and deployed in a striking distance from Rasm Hamidah where clashes are now ongoing.
The general idea of this advance is to put additional pressure on ISIS terrorists north of the Homs-Palmyra highway and to contribute to a wider effort aimed at isolating and destroying a large ISIS grouping deployed at the town of Uqayribat. Pro-government units have been struggling to do this since June. However, ISIS has a strong defense and is not going to withdraw without the battle.

Meanwhile, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) Tiger Forces and pro-government Tribal Forces have liberated of Shinan and Abar al-Jeraih near the Euphrates River in southern Raqqah.

Jul 25 09:12

SYRIAN WAR REPORT – JULY 25, 2017: ARMY LIBERATED 55 TOWNS, KILLED 2000 TERRORISTS SINCE JUNE

Syrian government forces have liberated at least 55 towns from ISIS and killed some 2,000 terrorists in the province of Aleppo since June 1st and now the Syrian military and its allies continue advancing against ISIS along the Euphrates River, Chief of the Russian General Staff’s Main Operational Directorate Col. Gen. Sergei Rudskoy announced on Monday.

Rudskoy added that the Syrian army and its allies have freed 150km of the border with Iraq including the city of El-Bud and the T-2 gas distribution system from ISIS and now they are developing the offensive in the direction of the city of al-Bukamal. Government forces are allegedly deployed within 26km of this strategic ISIS-held city.

He added that an operation aimed at blocking and destroying a large group of ISIS terrorists at Uqayribat is now ongoing northwest of Palmyra.

Jul 25 08:27

Tulsi Gabbard: US Addicted to Regime Change; CIA Funded and Armed Al Qaeda in Syria

In a brazen attempt at honesty, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D) of Hawaii went on Tucker Carlson tonight and declared the US was addicted to regime change and that we armed and funded Al Qaeda in Syria.

In late 2016, Gabbard introduced the 'Stop Funding Terrorist Act' to Congress -- but hardly anyone on the left or on the neocon right listened. Over the course of the past two years, we've seen Russia on the right side of history, aiding the only legitimate government in Syria -- which has provided the media with endless demonization campaigns depicting both Assad and Putin as monsters, who both gassed innocents and bombed out hospitals, whilst ignoring the horrors and the blind hatred of the people attempting to overthrow Assad.

Jul 25 08:13

LIVE: Day 5 of Hezbollah offensive in Arsal, al-Talli on the run

On the fifth day of its offensive against militant groups in the outskirts of Arsal Tuesday, Hezbollah launched an early operation to seize the last ground from Jabhat Fatah al-Sham’s control – around 10 percent of terrain previously held by the group.

Jul 25 07:53

Hezbollah says battle with Nusra Front almost won at Syria-Lebanon border

Hezbollah said on Monday its battle with Nusra Front jihadists at the Syria-Lebanon border was almost over and urged remaining insurgents in the area to give up, pressing its campaign to take their last foothold at the frontier.

Jul 25 07:47

Donald Trump blasts newspaper's reporting on US-Syria policy

President Donald Trump has assailed The Washington Post in connection with a story about termination of U.S. efforts to aid rebels fighting to oust Syria's President Bashir Assad.

In a post on his Twitter account Monday, Trump said, "The Amazon Washington Post fabricated the facts on my ending massive, dangerous, and wasteful payments to Syrian rebels fighting Assad.''

Jul 24 09:06

SYRIAN WAR REPORT – JULY 24, 2017: SYRIAN ARMY MADE LARGE GAINS IN RAQQAH PROVINCE

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) Tiger Forces and tribal forces, backed up by the Russian Aerospace Forces, have liberated Al-Dakhilah, Bir Al-Sabkhawi, and Al-Sabkhawi from ISIS terrorists in the southern countryside of Raqqah and, according to pro-government sources, reached the Euphrates River and cut off the Al-Bukamal-Aleppo highway.

Thus, the army and its allies repeated the al-Bab-style operation when they built a buffer zone in order to stop a possible Turkish advance into central Syria. Control over the Al-Bukamal-Aleppo highway prevents a possible US-led operation in the direction of Deir Ezzor from the area of Raqqah.

Jul 24 08:54

Syria requests compensation from US over destruction wrought by war

America's illegal presence in Syria and the loss of civilian life which has resulted from it, has led Syria to request compensation at the United Nations.

Jul 24 08:39

American Armored Vehicles Are Pouring into Raqqa, But Who Are They For?

Footage has surfaced online depicting flatbed tracks laden with American armored military vehicles passing through Syria, with conflicting commentary claiming that the materiel was bound for use by either US-backed Syrian militant groups or US troops themselves fighting Daesh in the city of Raqqa.

Jul 24 08:38

Have the US, Trump Really Abandoned ‘Regime Change ‘ in Syria?

For the past few days, news outlets have been reporting on the Trump Administration and CIA’s announcement to end the controversial covert program to arm and train ‘moderate rebels’ fighting to overthrow the Syrian government of Bashar al Assad. While many who want peace in Syria see this move as a step in the right direction, others still doubt that the underlying goal of ousting Assad has been abandoned completely. The decision may serve a number of purposes, but the long-term goals of the US and its close coalition allies do not change easily, and removing President Assad from power has a centerpiece their regional restructuring plan for a very long time.

Does the announcement really mean that Trump is going to leave Assad alone? Is the US turning a corner in Syria and finally learning from the mistakes it made in Iraq and Libya? Is it really a concession to Russia? Is Trump finally actualizing his campaign rhetoric that seemed to reject America’s foreign wars?

Not likely.

Jul 24 08:10

US Coalition Sees a ‘Lot More’ to Do in Syria After Raqqa: Will Continue to Back Kurdish Forces in Taking ISIS Territory

The US-led coalition in Syria believes they have a “lot more” to do in their war against ISIS in the country, even if they manage to expel ISIS from their capital city of Raqqa, with the deputy commander saying they’ll go after the rest of ISIS territory, backing the Kurds.

ISIS still holds a substantial amount of territory outside of Raqqa, including the majority of the Deir Ezzor Province. US officials have previously even singled out Mayadin as the “next capital” for ISIS, which they’ll invade next.

In Iraq, the US has styled their military presence as basically a permanent reality now, irrespective of ISIS’ status, but in Syria, where the US-led coalition isn’t authorized to be in the first place, justifying their long-term presence is going to be trickier.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Let's see here: another US invasion of a sovereign Middle Eastern country, completely unauthorized by Congress, where Russia has been invited at the behest of the Syrian government, to deal with the jihadists, but the US military has not; what could possibly go wrong?!?

Jul 24 08:03

Al-Qaeda Takes Control of Syrian City of Idlib From Rival Jihadist Group

Underscoring that Friday’s ceasefire was a de facto military victory for them, al-Qaeda’s Nusra Front now totally controls the Idlib Province’s capital city of Idlib, following the other ceasefire party, Ahrar al-Sham withdrawing over the weekend.

The two sides had spent over a week fighting around the province, ending with Nusra having a large contingent of Ahrar al-Sham surrounded at the border crossing into Turkey. This was followed by a ceasefire that aimed to remove all combatants from the crossing itself.

Still, it was no real secret that the deal came simply to prevent a bloodbath, and Ahrar al-Sham fairly quickly had packed everyone up on their vehicles and headed further south, into territory in Idlib Province that they still control.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks like the Syrian Army and Russia have their work cut out for them in Idlib.

Jul 24 07:56

Safe Zone: Russia Informs US, Jordan, Israel of Deploying Checkpoints in Syria

Russia has informed the United States, Jordan and Israel ahead of deploying two checkpoints and 10 observation points along the so-called contact line in Syria, the Russian military said Monday.

Jul 23 08:38

Nusra Front's Militants Begin to Surrender at Syrian-Lebanese Border

Nusra Front began to surrender in the mountainous region of Aarsal at the Lebanese-Syrian border, according to a source in Hezbollah movement.

Jul 23 08:29

Top general says Russians could force US out of Syria, as Congress strikes deal to slap them with new sanctions

Russia, unlike the US, operates in Syria at the invitation of the Syrian government, said General Raymond 'Tony' Thomas, the head of the Special Operations Command, at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado on Friday.

'Here's the conundrum: We are operating in the sovereign country of Syria. The Russians, their stalwarts, their backstoppers have already uninvited the Turks from Syria. We're a bad day away from the Russians saying, "Why are you still in Syria, US?" Thomas said, according to Newsweek.

Jul 23 08:23

ASSANGE: ‘CIA NOT ONLY ARMED SYRIA’S INSURGENTS–IT PAID THEIR SALARIES’

Wikileaks’ Julian Assange is continuing his attempt to “take down America any way he can” by accurately reporting the truth.

Saturday on Twitter, Assange highlighted an article from Thursday where the Financial Times noted how many Syrian rebels are getting salaries from the CIA.

Assange said they “buried the lede”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why am I absolutely not surprised at this?~?

And CIA Director Pompeo, a word, please: you have simply found yourself tripping over your own lies, both to the American people and the world, regarding the US's true mission in Syria.

Originally, the American military presence in Syria was allegedly to "fight ISIS"; but what was really going on, as clearly demonstrated by the Financial Times article, which you hate, because the truth is gradually coming out, was to finance, train, and help the rebels destabilise Syria to the point where regime change in Syria was in the sites of DC.

In light of Russia's support for the Al Assad Administration, (and I would like to politely remind you, Mr. Pompeo, that the Russians are in Syria at the behest of the Syrian government, which we never were), that was just not going to happen.

The American people are now war-weary, and war-skeptical. They understand that the lies emanating from DC, and regurgitated by the presstitutes in Corporate Media, are simply put forward to sell various geopolitical agendas, and can no longer be believed.

Julian Assange has never lied to me; the US government, on innumerable occasions, has, sir: so, who do you think I am going to trust, henceforward?!?

Jul 23 08:06

ASSANGE: ‘CIA NOT ONLY ARMED SYRIA’S INSURGENTS–IT PAID THEIR SALARIES’

Wikileaks’ Julian Assange is continuing his attempt to “take down America any way he can” by accurately reporting the truth.

Saturday on Twitter, Assange highlighted an article from Thursday where the Financial Times noted how many Syrian rebels are getting salaries from the CIA.

Assange said they “buried the lead”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why am I not surprised at this?!?

And a short word to CIA Director Pompeo: you get angry when you get embarrassed by someone like Assange succeeds in uncovering the evils this government sometimes perpetrates in order to effect "regime change", as you have been doing for over half a decade in Syria.

The American people cannot possibly believe or stomach your lies anymore, particularly after the "Saddam had weapons of mass destruction" lie to "sell" American into a war with Iraq; they have become war-skeptical, and war weary.

When faced with choosing between what the US government tells me, and what Julian Assange tells me and the world, I will, thank you, stick with Assange; he hasn't lied to me yet, whereas the only thing I expect from my government these days, is continual lying to support its geopolitical agendas.

Jul 23 07:54

Top general says Russians could force US out of Syria, as Congress strikes deal to slap them with new sanctions

US forces have a less credible military foothold in Syria than the Russians do, and could be expelled from the country after the defeat of ISIS, a top US general has said.

Russia, unlike the US, operates in Syria at the invitation of the Syrian government, said General Raymond 'Tony' Thomas, the head of the Special Operations Command, at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado on Friday.
'Here's the conundrum: We are operating in the sovereign country of Syria. The Russians, their stalwarts, their backstoppers have already uninvited the Turks from Syria. We're a bad day away from the Russians saying, "Why are you still in Syria, US?" Thomas said, according to Newsweek.

'If the Russians play that card, we could want to stay and have no ability to do it,' Thomas continued.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Since President Trump has ordered the CIA to stand down in their funding, training, and supporting ISIS, there is utterly no credible claim by the US government for a reason for the US military to be in Syria, period, end of discussion.

We have invaded a sovereign country with the original expectation of being able to regime change Damascus; that is not possible, and perhaps, it never was. But the reality on the ground is very clear here; time to go.

Jul 23 03:16

Assange: 'CIA Not Only Armed Syria's Insurgents--It Paid Their Salaries'

Wikileaks' Julian Assange is continuing his attempt to "take down America any way he can" by accurately reporting the truth.

Jul 22 08:44

'Illegitimate coalition' must pay for destroying Syria – Damascus to UN

Syria wants the US and its allies to pay for the destruction of Syrian infrastructure and to bear legal responsibility for "illegitimately" bombing civilian targets, Damascus has told the UN, demanding that the American-led coalition strikes stop.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Of course, I would add that those officials who ordered the attacks on Syria pay the bill out of their own pockets instead of ours!

Jul 22 08:31

‘Russians find any place they can make our lives more difficult’ – CIA chief

“We certainly are trying to find places where we can work alongside the Russians, but we don’t have the same set of interest there. So from intelligence perspective, we’re staring at the places we can find to achieve American outcomes in Syria – the things in our country’s best interest and not in theirs,” Pompeo told New York Times columnist Bret Stephens at the forum in Aspen, Colorado.

Jul 21 13:47

Despite Brain Cancer, McCain Takes Time To Attack Trump For Ending CIA Arming Of Anti-Assad Rebels

Brain cancer has not stopped John McCain from pursuing his number one passion in life: arming rebel terrorists.

Jul 21 12:17

The US Empire, the CIA, and the NGOs

The CIA recruited the Muslim Brotherhood to fight a proxy war against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan, which led to the withdrawal of the Soviets from the Hindu Kush. Since then, the CIA used the mercenaries to fight more proxy wars in the Balkans, Chechnya, and Azerbaijan. Due to the wars of aggression against Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen the US and its vassal states created sectarian violence that led to civil wars. Right now, the CIA and the Muslim Brotherhood are present in the form of ISIS in Syria and Iraq.

Jul 21 11:20

Turkey Poised To Invade Syria's Idlib Province As Inter-Jihadist Violence Rages

Two Salafi-jihadi factions in Syria's Idlib province have been engaged in a brutal inter-"rebel" (or rather inter-jihadist) war this week, prompting Turkey to prepare a potential invasion to protect its favored factions on the ground. On Thursday, Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS/Al-Qaeda) continued to capture towns in Idlib's countryside from rival Ahrar al-Sham and Turkish backed FSA groups after an uneasy truce between the rebel factions quickly collapsed days prior, causing the weaker Ahrar al-Sham to call in Turkish support.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The tragedy which has been Syria the last half-decade, appears to show no signs of ending any time soon; hopefully, the Russians will hold sway here, and influence Turkey away from even the concept of this invasion.

Jul 21 11:17

Russia Prevents Syrian, Iraqi Gov't From Collapsing - Iraq Vice President

The Iraqi vice president said that Russia preserved the entire Middle Eastern region from being destroyed by keeping its stance toward the Syrian and the Iraqi governments.

Jul 21 10:31

Syrian Rebels Condemn CIA Aid Cut

Despite a solid eight months of stories about President Trump considering ending the CIA program to arm Syrian rebels, yesterday’s announcement that he’s ending that program have the rebels claiming they were totally “blindsided” and never expected such a move.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Which proves that those so called rebels are nothing more than mercenaries who live off US aid and work for the CIA.

Jul 21 09:11

Hundreds of Russian Forces Deployed in Southern Syria

Syria's ARA news quoted local sources as saying that 400 Russian military police forces have reached the driving training center near the village of al-Mothabin and the town of al-Sanamin in Northern Dara'a which are controlled by the Syrian army.

The sources also said that the Syrian soldiers have set up a temporary military base for the Russian military police forces in the Northern parts of al-Isharah Battalion 110 region and near the town of al-Sanamin.

Reports said that the Russian forces visited several army-controlled areas, including the military ones, as well as the regions near the terrorist-held regions in the towns of Izra'a, Kharbat Qazaleh and Sheikh Meskin.

Jul 21 09:04

Israeli General: We Won’t Let Iran Win the Syrian War - Ceasefire Sees Israel Escalating Threats Against Iran

Israel has made no secret of not liking the southern Syria ceasefire, negotiated between the US and Russia, complaining in particular that it doesn’t keep the Syrian government, and its Iranian allies, totally barred from that part of the country, which they see as tantamount to letting Iran be too close to the Israeli border.

Israeli Maj. Gen. Yaakov Amidror is the latest to step up the ever-growing series of threats against Iran over the matter, attending a briefing with foreign correspondents today and warning that if the US and Russia don’t resolve Israel’s complaints, the Israeli military will “intervene and destroy every attempt to build infrastructure in Syria.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israeli Maj. Gen. Yaakov Amidror, a word please; have you gone absolutely barking dog mad, to have made that statement?!?

First, are you really so smug and secure that you would go head to head, militarily, in a foreign country, up against the Russians, who will simply not allow this madness?!?

And did you NOT get the memo that China is going to have a significant role to play in the rebuilding of Syria's infrastructure?!?

Why China wants in on Syria's Reconstruction

Is Israel really ready... to go to war against China, Russia, and Iran, to prevent infrastructure from getting rebuilt in Syria?!?

I sense, sir, that you have really not thought this through to its logical conclusion.

Jul 21 08:42

Trump Declares ISIS ‘Falling Fast’ At Pentagon Briefing

“We’re doing very well against ISIS,” Trump said. “ISIS is falling fast. Very fast”

Jul 21 08:08

SYRIAN WAR REPORT – JULY 21, 2017: FIERCE CLASHES BETWEEN ARMY AND ISIS

An intense fighting is ongoing between government forces and ISIS terrorists in the area of the Homs-Palmyra highway and near the border with Iraq.

According to pro-government sources, 30 ISIS members were killed and over 50 were injured during clashes in the area of Humaymah near the border with Iraq. 2 Syrian soldiers were killed as a result of the ISIS attack at the Al-Musheirefah Hill in the eastern Homs countryside. At the same time, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies advanced north of the Homs-Palmyra road and captured the Al-Alam Hill south of Taliaa al-Gharbia.

Jul 21 07:48

Down but not out: McCain sends out blistering statement accusing the Trump administration of 'playing into the hands of Putin' on Syria hours after former POW reveals cancer diagnosis

McCain's statement faulted the administration for reportedly ending a covert program begun during the Obama administration to provide arms to Syrian rebels battling President Bashar al-Assad.

Jul 21 07:04

Trump ends CIA funding of ISIS linked terrorists in Syria

In 2014 – 2015, $500 million of US taxpayer's money was spent on training 54 so-called 'moderate rebels', most of whom immediately turned their weapons over and joined Al-Nusra or Al-Qaeda.

Jul 20 10:53

Trump Ends CIA Program Of Funding Terrorists In Syria; Will Things Actually Change?

By Brandon Turbeville

Setting off a predictable fire in the Western corporate media, there is now weeping and wailing over the new Trump decision to end the policy of the CIA arming terrorists in Syria. Mainstream outlets are now leaping over themselves to demonize Trump, Assad, Putin, and Russia in general. According to some outlets and analysts, Trump has “fallen into a Russian trap” by directing the CIA to stop funding terrorists. If that sounds ridiculous, it’s because it is...

Jul 20 08:17

Pentagon warns of risks after Turkey discloses US forces in Syria

The United States reacted angrily Wednesday after Turkey's state news agency disclosed the locations of American military posts in northern Syria, a move the Pentagon warned could put lives at risk.

The Anadolu Agency (AA) published a report Monday detailing the 10 US military facilities' whereabouts and, in some instances, the number of special operations forces working there.

Pentagon spokesman Major Adrian Rankine-Galloway said the release of sensitive military information exposes coalition forces to "unnecessary risk."

Jul 20 07:36

Turkey Reveals Extent of Illegal US Base Building in Syria

Turkey's state-owned Anadolu news agency has publicized the locations of 10 US bases in northern Syria, many of them previously unknown to the wider public.

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