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17.10.2019 - 18:29 [ Max Abrahms ‏/ Twitter ]

If you think the Kurds feel abandoned just imagine how Turkey & the Syrian rebels feel. They’ve gone from being our main allies in the war to our arch enemies. Politicians who favored arming them & giving them a no-fly-zone now say they’re our enemies & are sanctioning them.

17.10.2019 - 18:22 [ Mark Ames ‏/ Twitter ]

Magically before our eyes, the same groups that our media called „Syrian rebels“ or „Free Syrian Army“ for 8 straight years have been rebranded as „Arab militias“ who are all Turkey’s fault. Like, we never even met these assholes—just armed & trained & PR’d them is all.

16.10.2019 - 18:48 [ Lindsey Graham, US Senator / Twitter ]

I worry we will not have allies in the future against radical Islam, ISIS will reemerge, & Iran’s rise in Syria will become a nightmare for Israel.

I fear this is a complete and utter national security disaster in the making and I hope President Trump will adjust his thinking.

13.10.2019 - 10:29 [ theGuardian.com/ ]

Female Kurdish politician among nine civilians killed by pro-Turkey forces in Syria, observers say

Kurdish activists circulated two videos on social media of the killings.
The first, posted on the Twitter account of the Ahrar al-Sharqiya rebel group, shows two people in civilian clothes kneeling on the ground as a fighter next to them announces they have been captured by the faction.

In the second, an unidentified fighter opens fire at a person on the ground wearing civilian attire.

13.10.2019 - 10:25 [ Rojava Information Center ‏/ Twitter ]

Today, Co-chair of the Syrian Future Party: Hevrin Khalaf (Ose) has been killed after being targeted by Turkish attacks. One week ago, @RojavaIC interviewed her concerning the Turkish threats.

10.10.2019 - 18:16 [ Ban Ki Moon / Sicherheitsrat der Vereinten Nationen ]

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force for the period from 4 September to 19 November 2014

(1.12.2014)

5. In view of the heavy fighting, which was approaching close to the UNDOF headquarters at Camp Faouar and the mission’s positions in the central part of the area of separation, the Force Commander briefed both parties early in September on the Force’s plans to relocate its personnel and assets should the Nusra Front or other extremist fighters who posed a clear threat to the mission endanger the safety and security of the United Nations personnel. It should be noted here that from information posted on social media as well as in the course of its efforts to secure the release of the peacekeepers, the United Nations learned that its personnel had been taken and held by members of the Nusra Front. There were indications that the Nusra Front intended to detain additional UNDOF personnel and take from UNDOF more weapons and vehicles as opportunities arose. (…)

12. Crossing of the ceasefire line by civilians, primarily shepherds, was observed on an almost daily basis. On 24 October, United Nations observation post 73 observed 12 IDF soldiers who detained one civilian between the Alpha line and the Israeli technical fence south-east of the observation post and subsequently took him away. IDF informed UNDOF that they released the person within one hour at the same location. On 27 October, position 80 observed two IDF soldiers east of the technical fence returning from the direction of the Alpha line towards the technical fence. UNDOF observed IDF opening the technical fence gate and letting two individuals pass from the Bravo to the Alpha side. Following the evacuation of UNDOF personnel from position 85 on 28 August, UNDOF sporadically observed armed members of the opposition interacting with IDF across the ceasefire line in the vicinity of United Nations position 85.

10.10.2019 - 18:15 [ UN Tribune ]

UN Peacekeepers Observe IDF Interacting With Al Nusra in Golan

(4.12.2014)

UN troops monitoring the 1974 ceasefire between Israel and Syria have witnessed interactions between members of the Israeli Defence Forces and the Al Nusra Front who have taken over a large part of the Golan Heights.

10.10.2019 - 17:07 [ Haaretz ]

Erdogan Threatens EU: We’ll Flood Europe With Syrian Refugees

Erdogan said on Thursday Ankara will send the 3.6 million Syrian refugees in Turkey to Europe if European countries label the country’s military incursion in Syria as an occupation.

„We will open the gates and send 3.6 million refugees your way,“ Erdogan said in speech to lawmakers from his AK Party.

08.10.2019 - 22:37 [ George Galloway / RT.com ]

Between Washington’s rock & Ankara’s hard place, Kurds had better choose Damascus

The US should never have been there in the first place (though reading Hillary Clinton’s late-night response to Trump it is clearer than ever that the world dodged more than a bullet when she failed to win the presidency).

The Kurdish people should have never placed their fate in the hands of a far off and thoroughly unreliable US “ally” which has picked them up only to put them back on the shelf so many times before. Syrian Kurds belong to Syria and it is with their Syrian neighbours and government that the SDF should have been in alliance.

27.08.2019 - 20:24 [ Al-Masdar News ]

ISIS launches big attack against Syrian Army troops in Deir Ezzor

These Islamic State attacks have become prevalent over the last three months, as they often hit the Syrian Army’s positions and then disappear into the desert.

In addition to targeting the Syrian Army’s positions, the Islamic State also carries out attacks against the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) along the eastern region of the Euphrates River Valley.

25.08.2019 - 09:43 [ Al-Masdar News ]

Syrian Army achieves major victory after militants abandoned northern Hama: maps

Despite claims by Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham about defending their northern Hama pocket at all costs, the jihadist group ultimately succumbed to the pressure and fled the pocket before being completely encircled by the Syrian Arab Army.

According to a military source in the area, some militants chose to stay back and try to fend off the Syrian Arab Army attack; however, they ultimately gave us their fight by either surrendering to the military or fleeing to the Turkish observation post at Morek.

21.08.2019 - 15:36 [ H.K / Twitter ]

The Syrian army continues rapid advance on al-Tamanah axis and capture Tari farms, al-Sousah farms and the Sugar factory south of al-Tamanah. The Syrian army is working on closing the northern Hama pocket and besiege the Turkish forces in Morek.

21.08.2019 - 06:05 [ New York Times ]

What ‘Victory’ Looks Like: A Journey Through Shattered Syria

After eight years of civil war, the Syrian government now controls much of the country, and on Tuesday it appeared closer than ever to seizing control of Idlib, the last of the rebels’ territory.

Whether President Bashar al-Assad will win has not been in doubt for some time. We — three journalists with The New York Times — had come to Syria to see what his victory looked like.

21.08.2019 - 05:58 [ The'Nimr'Tiger ‏/ Twitter ]

Al Habit was supposed to be a fortress. Fortifications, tunnels, trenches all built & developed year after year. It contained the HQs of several groups including foreign units, its liberation by the SAA really did spell the end for jihadists in North Hama & exposed rest of Idlib

20.08.2019 - 16:11 [ Scott Ritter, Former United Nations Weapons Inspector, former Marine Corps Intelligence Officer / Twitter ]

This is ground truth in Syria—the defeat of al-Qaeda. No Americans died to make this happen. No American treasure was wasted to achieve this result. If you’re concerned about defeating terrorism, this is how it’s done, and no amount of expat handwringing will alter this reality.

20.08.2019 - 16:05 [ @HadiNasrallah / Twitter ]

Al Qaeda’s Khan Sheykoun has fallen. The town has been liberated from global Jihadists by the Syrian Army and their allies. Stability will once again be restored. International threats, regional occupations, NATO aggressions and chemical hoaxes didn’t stop Syria from resisting.

20.08.2019 - 16:00 [ BBC ]

Khan Sheikhoun: Syria rebels pull out of key town after five years

Rebels told the BBC that fighters pulled out of the town on Tuesday.

But an official statement from the main jihadist group in Idlib province, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), characterised it as a „redeployment“ of forces.

19.08.2019 - 16:29 [ Al-Masdar News ]

Syrian Army captures all farms west of Khan Sheikhoun, main jihadist supply lines cutoff

The Syrian army has captured all farms in west and north-west Khan Shaykhun cutting all rebel’s major supply lines toward the strategic town.

15.06.2019 - 16:46 [ Grayzone ]

Behind the Syrian Network for Human Rights: How an opposition front group became Western media’s go-to monitor

(14.06.2019)

Top media outlets turn to the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) for figures on deaths and detentions, never noting the group’s seamless connection to Syria’s opposition, the support it receives from states that waged war on the country, or its open lobbying for US military intervention.
By Max Blumenthal

10.06.2019 - 15:45 [ Walid ‏/ Twitter ]

Video shows Abdel Baset Sarout leading a chorus of terrorists singing a famous Al-Qaeda song which boasts about destroying the WTC and turning it into a pile of rubble on 9/11 and praises Osama Bin Laden. This is the same man who is being hailed as a hero by Western Media. #Syria

10.06.2019 - 15:44 [ theGuardian.com ]

Syrian footballer and ’singer of revolution‘ killed in conflict

Abdul Baset al-Sarout, 27, who rose to fame as a goalkeeper for his home city of Homs, joined peaceful protests against Assad in 2011 and was known as the “singer of the revolution”. He later took up arms as the country slid into civil war. Four of his brothers and his father have also been killed in the fighting.

Sarout’s life and his role in Syria’s uprising and conflict was the subject of Return to Homs, a documentary film that won an award at the 2014 Sundance film festival.

10.06.2019 - 15:39 [ Jason Jones ‏/ Twitter ]

#Whitehelmets march in support of Jaish al-Fataeh, the militant coalition led by al-Qaeda that captured #Idlib in 2015. What more can you want as proof?

03.06.2019 - 19:01 [ voanews.com ]

US Troop Levels in Syria ‚Quite a Bit Lower‘ with Help on the Way

(31.05.2019) Maier, on Thursday, said it was also increasingly likely that the residual U.S. force would soon be bolstered by an influx of troops and capabilities from other members of the coalition to defeat Islamic State.

„We’ve talked to close to 30 coalition partners about their role … somewhere over two dozen that we’re actively engaged with,“ he said, declining to share additional specifics. „Very few have told us no at this point.“

27.05.2019 - 20:04 [ Partisangirl / Twitter ]

SkyNews @AlexCrawfordSky was embedded with Bilal Kareem, an American convert to islam who illegally entered #syria to act as PR for AlQaeda. He‘s on the drone kill list. He interviewed suicide bombers & the us backed rebels who beheaded a child. Their excuse was “he’s not a boy”.

18.05.2019 - 17:00 [ Yahoo.com ]

Britain at UN presses Russia to answer for Idlib hospital attacks

At least 18 hospitals and clinics have been destroyed or damaged by air strikes and shelling over recent weeks, several of which were on UN „no target“ lists that detail exact locations of the health facilities to the warring sides, the UN aid chief told the council.

„Russia and Syria are the only countries that fly planes in the area,“ British Ambassador Karen Pierce told the council. „I think we need answers today.“

18.05.2019 - 00:15 [ Al-Masdar News ]

Syrian Army attempts to advance at key town in northeast Latakia

Due to the steepness of the mountain Kabani is located on, it is very difficult to advance into the town from any axis around the town.

17.05.2019 - 14:12 [ Syrian Arab News Agency ]

Army foils terrorists infiltration attempt in Hama northern countryside

Hama, SANA- Army units thwarted an infiltration attempt by a terrorist group in the area of al-Masasenah towards the safe areas in the northern countryside of Hama, SANA reporter said.

13.05.2019 - 20:31 [ fort-russ.com ]

FULL SITUATION REPORT: Syrian Army Advances, Latakia and Hama

The only success of terrorists has now been achieved in defense of a significant visa, Tal Saker, which is key to the defense of Habit City. The losses of terrorists are in hundreds and government forces only in tens. It is also evident that terrorists increasingly use Russian anti-tank systems Konkurs, Kornet and Fagot to avoid interference, because it is known that in the Sarab system the Syrian army found a useful counter measure against the US developed system.

13.05.2019 - 20:28 [ CNN ]

Syrian army ‚kills terrorists‘ in Idlib countryside

The Syrian army is launching „intensive strikes on dens of Jabhat al-Nusra,“ a group formerly affiliated with al Qaeda, in a village in southwestern Idlib province Sunday, Syrian state media is reporting.
The escalation in violence in Syria’s last rebel-held province in recent weeks has prompted the displacement of more than 180,000 people in the territory and killed more than 120 people, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

12.05.2019 - 21:34 [ iSocieties Review ‏/ Twitter ]

#SyriaWar updates: This map of ongoing strikes reveals the next target of the Syrian gov. forces: #KhanShaykhun, in #Idlib province, and on major hwy to #Aleppo city. If successful, many town south of that region will fall too.

12.05.2019 - 21:12 [ SyriaInfo ‏/ Twitter ]

Rebel activists claim that 79 pro-government forces have been killed since the start of the operation 7 days ago, and that the breakdown of the dead is: – 1 major – 2 captains – 26 lieutenants – 53 others

12.05.2019 - 21:01 [ Walid / Twitter ]

Josh Rogin, the leader of Al-Qaeda’s cheerleading team at the Washington Post, is beginning to panic about the situation in North #Syria . He is calling on #Trump to save #Idlib which US envoy McGurk called the „the largest Al Qaeda safe haven since 9/11.“

(10.05.2019)

08.05.2019 - 22:03 [ Geroman / Twitter ]

To all those fucking journalists out there whining about #Idlib… Tell us YOUR strategy to get rid of thousands of hardcore Al Nusra terrorists! They shelled and bombed civilians – killed innocent – wounded thousands – even those of their own. Will you write them away?

08.05.2019 - 22:00 [ Al-Masdar News ]

Breaking: Syrian Army begins offensive in northeast Latakia, first area captured

According to a source from the 42nd Brigade, the Syrian Arab Army is now in full control of Point 1154 after they forced Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham to retreat further north.

06.05.2019 - 20:12 [ Michael McCabe ‏/ Twitter ]

Russia’s Khmeimim airbase shelled by rockets, attack repelled. ???? – There has been an increase in indirect fire attacks against the base. – Russia will likely respond with significant airstrikes against rebel factions in Hama and southern Idlib. #Syria

06.05.2019 - 17:58 [ Reuters ]

Syrian rebels say goal of Russia’s Idlib assault is to take highways

Syrian rebels backed by Turkey said on Monday that Moscow and its Syrian government ally were trying to wrest control of two major highways in their last enclave in the northwest of the country in a bid to shore up Syria’s sanction-hit economy.

06.05.2019 - 17:53 [ DavidStone ‏/ Twitter ]

The main objectives of the gallant #SAA at the moment is the liberation and taking control of the M4 and M5 highways.

06.05.2019 - 17:46 [ fort-russ.com ]

BREAKING: Syrian Army and Russian Air Force Begin Full Scale Offensive Across Three Theatres

SYRIA – Units of the Syrian Arab Army have fully mobilized and taken the offensive across three theatres in Syria. What began as a retaliation to the frequent breaches and attacks by terrorists on safe areas in the countryside of Hama and Idlib, developed by this morning into an intensive operation against their positions and supply routes in Idlib southern countryside and Hama northern countryside.