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13.10.2018 - 19:50 [ Southfront.org ]

ISIS Kills And Captures Scores Of SDF Fighters During Large Hit And Run Attack In Southeastern Deir Ezzor

In details, ISIS fighters took advantage of the bad weather conditions and attacked several positions of US-backed forces around the towns of al-Kashmah and al-Bahrah. After overrunning theses positions, the terrorists stormed the Hajin refugee camp and several military positions around it.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that ISIS abducted over 130 families from the Hajin camp during the attack. The SDF, which is responsible for the camp, is yet to confirm or deny this.

13.10.2018 - 19:42 [ Southfront.org ]

US Sends More Diplomats to Coalition-Controlled Areas of Syria: What’s Behind the Move?

Defense Secretary James Mattis announced on Oct. 2 that the number of US diplomats in Syria had doubled. No specific number was mentioned, but the move was motivated by the need to intensify the diplomatic effort, with “the military operations becoming less.” Under the label of “Syria,” the secretary was referring to more than a quarter of the country, with an estimated population of 1.5 million to two million people. This territory is controlled by the US-supported and Kurdish-dominated SDF and its political wing, the Syrian Democratic Council (SDC).

11.08.2018 - 08:55 [ Al-Monitor.com ]

Syria’s Kurds cautiously progress in talks with Damascus

(6.8.2018) The Kurdish delegation, however, did not offer much information, simply saying that committees will be set up to prepare for a transition to the phase of negotiations.

This Kurdish-regime dialogue, which was held July 26-27, offered optimism that war may not be the only option, yet there are many obstacles left to overcome. For one thing, the 50,000-strong SDF and the proposed model of democratic autonomy, with its abundant local institutions, are not easy for a centralized system like Damascus to accept.

03.08.2018 - 16:48 [ Nachdenkseiten ]

Das schmutzige Geheimnis von Rakka

(15.11.2017) Die BBC hat Details eines Geheimabkommens aufgedeckt, das Hunderte von IS-Kämpfern und ihren Familien unter den Augen der von den USA und Großbritannien angeführten Koalition und kurdisch geführter Streitkräfte aus der hart umkämpften syrischen Stadt Rakka entkommen ließ. Zu einem Konvoi gehörten einige der berüchtigtsten Mitglieder des IS und – entgegen allen Versicherungen — Dutzende von ausländischen Kämpfern. Einige von ihnen haben sich in ganz Syrien verteilt, sogar bis in die Türkei. Unser Leser Michael Müller hat den äußerst interessanten Artikel der BBC für Sie ins Deutsche übertragen.

03.08.2018 - 16:43 [ foreignpolicy.com ]

U.S.-led Coalition Set to Launch Final Fight Against ISIS in Syria

“Because it is one of the last areas that they hold … we think the fight to dislodge them from that area is going to be difficult,” he said.

Gedney said the Syrian Democratic Forces, a U.S.-backed alliance of Syrian Kurds and Arab fighters, had enabled some civilian convoys to leave Hajin.

27.05.2018 - 14:31 [ New York Times ]

How a 4-Hour Battle Between Russian Mercenaries and U.S. Commandos Unfolded in Syria

In the end, 200 to 300 of the attacking fighters were killed. The others retreated under merciless airstrikes from the United States, returning later to retrieve their battlefield dead. None of the Americans at the small outpost in eastern Syria — about 40 by the end of the firefight — were harmed.

27.05.2018 - 14:25 [ Basler Zeitung ]

Kämpfe zwischen US-Soldaten und russischen Söldnern

Bevor die Schlacht begann, hatten Amerikaner und Russen Kontakt gehabt (über eine permanente Verbindung mit dem russischen Hauptquartier in Syrien). Weil die Russen erklärten, dass in der fraglichen Region keine eigenen Soldaten im Einsatz seien, entschieden die Amerikaner, den anrückenden Gegner zu vernichten. «Und so war es dann», sagte US-Verteidigungsminister Jim Mattis kürzlich bei einer Senatsanhörung.